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, Our Animals Need Your Help

Houstonians love their pets. In the wake of hurricanes and flooding many animals are left homeless. In addition to many other reasons pets don’t have homes, The Houston SPCA does it’s best everyday to care for their furry and not so furry charges. But the SPCA needs our help. They need food, veterinary care, and […]

Save Your Summer With Lower Electricity Bills

When you live in Houston, you expect a hot, humid summer. And when the temperature goes up, so do our electricity bills. But, when the summer gets exceptionally hot and humid, it may also mean brownouts and electricity bills that completely blows your entire budget for the whole summer. Fortunately, The Houston Chronicle published a […]

Natural Alternative For Weed Killer

Living in Texas means weeds. We have so much sun and great soil that weeds can grow faster than our landscaping. Weeds are beneficial to our environment. They provide natural food sources for the wildlife. They can also help control insects and pests. But, we also need to be able to control weeds and where […]

Abacus Wins BBB Award 2018

Dateline: WED, MAY 19, 2018: Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical Earns its 4th Pinnacle Award from the Houston BBB Congratulations to team Abacus for earning it’s 4th Pinnacle Award and 11th Award for Excellence since 2006. For a full list of Pinnacle Award winners visit the BBB website: BBB Awards for Excellence

Name A Drain, Houston

Houston really has a problem. As recent flooding illustrates, the Houston area storm drainage system is overwhelmed. When they are needed most, they can’t keep up with the flow of water. Part of the problem is the Houston area is so flat and there isn’t enough open ground to absorb the water quickly.  Another problem […]

Fire Safety Is Essential

In big cities, like Houston, we are always on the move. We are busy with our kids, jobs, errands, and other day to day tasks that keep us busy. But, we do need to stop and prepare for unforeseeable events, like a fire or storm. If we prepare our homes and teach our families what […]

Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

Abacus was founded on April 29, 2003, with O’Neill and a partner. O’Neill came up with the company name “ABACUS” while looking for a company name that would be alphabetically beneficial for the yellow pages. The tagline, “You Can Count on Us,” was a perfect pun off the word abacus, which is an ancient counting device, […]

Lawn Rescue For Spring

Spring is here and nearly everyone wants to enjoy the outdoors before it gets too hot. However, most people don’t enjoy a yard that has become a vast expanse of dry brittle grass and bare dirt spots. Fortunately, there are some simple steps to having that gorgeous carpet of emerald green in a short period […]

8-Year Consecutive Winner: Abacus Plumbing Earns 2018 EBSCO Best Pick Certification

Abacus is an A-Rated Best Pick Reports Certified Company Abacus is proud to have earned the EBSCO Best Pick Report Certification for the 8th consecutive year. We have a 5 star rating based on 597 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports. Best Pick Reports is dedicated to giving objective, third-party data that lets homeowners find […]

ABACUS Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical Earns Esteemed Angie’s List Super Service Award for the Sixth Time

For the Sixth Time, ABACUS Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical Earns Esteemed Angie’s List Super Service Award Super Service Award Reflects Company’s Consistently High Level of Customer Service HOUSTON, March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ABACUS Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical is excited to announce for the sixth time that they have been awarded Angie’s List Super […]

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