Alan's Blog

The blog by Alan O’Neill is meant to be helpful, valuable, interesting and educational in nature. Always check with a licensed plumber or air conditioning and heating contractor such as Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning in Houston prior to any work on your home.

Get Ready For Fall, Houston

Well, Houston, the days have finally come. The summer is over and the sun is still shining. And the sidewalks can’t cook eggs anymore. But, looking forward to the cooler temperatures means that we also have our Fall To-Do list. In order to prepare our homes for the fall and winter, the Houston Chronicle has […]

Gas Leaks and Gas Line Repairs

Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed by layers of buried plants and animals that are exposed to intense heat and pressure under ground over thousands of years. The energy from these plants and animals is stored in the form of carbon in the gas. Natural gas is combusted to generate electricity, enabling this stored […]

Get Ready For Fall, Houston

Well, Houston, the days have finally come. The summer is over and the sun is still shining. And the sidewalks can’t cook eggs anymore. But, looking forward to the cooler temperatures means that we also have our Fall To-Do list. In order to prepare our homes for the fall and winter, the Houston Chronicle has […]

New Project To Help Houston’s Students

Right now, Houston is facing some big challenges. Rain and flooding from a tropical storm. A pandemic. Employment issues. Housing issues. Remote learning. But, with all these issues, the youth of Houston have found a new way to help each other. A group of Houston high school students are offering to help tutor younger neighbors, […]

In Hurricane Laura’s Wake

In the last few days, the Houston area has witnessed the awesome power of hurricanes. The broken trees, damaged buildings and power outages attest to the destructive power of high winds and storm surges. THe U.S. Geological Survey even reported the hurricanes made rivers run backwards. But, just as powerful as the hurricanes, the people […]

Furry Friends Need You, Houston!

The Texas Gulf Coast is an amazing place to live. We have the beautiful ocean, beaches and wildlife surrounding us. But, we also have some extreme weather,  too. When our weather in Houston gets too hot, too windy, or too watery, living without a home can be very tough, especially if you are new to […]

Houston Has A New Addition

Looking for a little escape from the house this weekend? We all need a little change from our weekly routines and now Houston has a new addition to explore. Memorial Park’s first expansion is now open. The Memorial Park Master Plan is a long-term plan to preserve and expand Houston’s largest urban wilderness and recreation […]

Air Purification In Houston Homes

Living In Houston, we expect warm, humid climate most of the year. All that moisture in the air male the air in our home susceptible to mold and mildew growth. Now, with additional health concerns, many Houston homeowners are considering adding air purification systems to their existing HVAC systems. But, is it really necessary? The […]

New Data Shows Lytx AI Captures Significantly More Driver Distraction, Enables Safer Roadways

Lytx shows its advanced machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) technology is capturing 133% more cell phone use Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical and Ozark Motor Lines among fleets using MV+AI-backed risk detection from Lytx San Diego, July 14, 2020 – Today Lytx® announced new data on how their machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI)-powered technology, […]

Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical Protecting Houston with Anti-COVID-19 Air Filtration Systems

Houston, July 14, 2020 – With news of the coronavirus’ airborne droplets being able to be neutralized via advanced filtration, Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical is responding by affording Houston homeowners state-of-the-art HVAC testing and Next-Gen products to combat the pandemic. As the virus re-surges throughout Texas and parts of America, infectious disease experts are learning that COVID-19 can be contracted […]