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.

Houston Shelters Need Your Help!

Are you looking for a quiet, laid-back cat or a “ready-to-play” dog? A snuggly little kitten or a jogging buddy?  Do you need a fuzzy buddy to keep you company while working at home? The animals at the Houston animal shelter need your help, The shelters have so many pets and need homes for them, […]

Don’t wait to service your A/C or decide on backup power, experts say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — There’s a chance if you want to service your air conditioning unit, you might find yourself out of luck. Experts with Abacus told Eyewitness News there’s a shortage looming of parts needed to service equipment. The COVID-19 pandemic caused issues with the supply and there’s been a backup in orders. “Have […]

Houston, We Have Good News About The Weather (Apps)!

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be more active than usual with an increase in the number of storms expected. This 2021 season forecast is above the 30-year average (1991 to 2020) of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes. But, Houston now has a new tool to prepare us for […]

Energy Efficiency and Upgrades

Texas’ buildings waste a massive amount of energy. Two-thirds of our homes predate a statewide building code and lack adequate insulation. As if that wasn’t bad enough, over time, our HVAC units, our plumbing and our electrical systems all become less efficient and need to be replaced. The benefits of replacement for efficiency and money […]

A Letter to our Customers Regarding COVID-19 and our Continued Commitment to Safety

At Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical, we take our commitment to customers seriously.  As a valued customer, we appreciate the trust you place in us and our people as we provide essential services in your home. We are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 environment and to that end, I wanted to personally update you […]

Earth Day 2021

Guess what, Houston? Earth Day is tomorrow! It’s our chance to take a pause and think about how we can improve our communities. And, not just for a little while, but to truly make a difference. Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April […]

The Importance Of The Air Quality In Your Home

In general, most homeowners don’t give very much thought to the quality of the air they breathe inside their homes. People usually only think that outdoor air can be polluted. But, your indoor air has a significant impact on your health and well-being. Clean air in your home shouldn’t be taken for granted. It is […]

A New Adventure For Houstonians

Nere on the Gulf Coast, we are having a fantastic spring. The cold weather is gone and the heat of summer is still a long way away. Ot’s tine for us to get out and start some new adventures. One of those adventures is super family friendly and brings back some fun childhood memories. As […]

At The Top Of The List, Again!

Houston is a wonderful place to live. It’s near the coast, which is great for weekend getaways. It has a rich and vibrant environment for arts and culture. It always has a very long list of events and things to do. As Houstonians and Texas coast dwellers, we can certainly understand why some of our […]