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.

Our Commitment To You: Abacus’ Response to COVID-19

Dear Valued Customer: At Abacus our guiding principle has always been to “Take care of our customers and our team members”. This principle rings loud and clear as we take steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Abacus is dedicated to the health, wellness and safety of our customers and employees, and we […]

What’s New To Do At The Zoo

Spring Break will be starting soon. Which means, families are planning trips and new ways to entertain themselves during the break. The weather is just perfect this year to spend a good portion of the day outside. According to the Houston Chronicle, there are a whole bunch of new things to do, including a day […]

Get Into the Ring With the Rodeo

Big news for Houston! The Rodeo is back in town and they’re ready for food and fun. RodeoHouston runs until March 22, 2020 with Concerts, rodeo events, livestock and horse shows, and even educational events. The events kicked off with the BBQ cookoff reported in the Houston Chronicle, but the fun is just beginning. It’s […]

ABACUS Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical Earns 2019 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Company’s 8th award reflects consistently high level of customer service HOUSTON, Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ABACUS Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on […]

New Year. New Pet?

Now that the new year has begun and the resolutions have been made, it’s time to turn over a new leaf for this year. Why not become a pet parent? There are so many loving animals that need care this winter. And they all need a loving home to live in and brighten our lives.  […]

Houston Has Something New To Smile About

Houston has numerous attractions and amazing neighborhoods. Nearly everyone can find reasons to be out and about doing new things every day. Now, there’s a new reason for us to go exploring in our corner of the country. One of our communities is one of the happiest places to ben according to the Houston Chronicle. […]

Take To The High Seas, Houston

Hello, Houston! It’s the holiday season and we are all busy with parties, shopping and cooking. We’ve been looking forward to spending time with our family and friends. And, all too soon the New Year’s confetti will drift away. After we all take a break, we’ll look forward to planning more exciting activities for the […]

JuCan Toy Drive

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? This #GivingTuesday I’m raising money for Julia Cobb – JuCan Foundation and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on GivingTuesday Dec 3, Facebook will match a total of $7 million in donations first come, first […]

How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

It’s that time of year again when the overnight temperatures are dipping below freezing. We may soon have our first icy blast. Along with our winter preparations, we also need to prevent our pipes from freezing when the temperatures drop below freezing. If we aren’t careful, we may wake up to frozen pipes and water […]

Get Ready, Houston

The weather is getting colder and the leaves are falling. We’re set out our Halloween decorations for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters. We are compiling lists of items we have forgotten to do, like cleaning the gutters. But, the news outlets are telling us that we have run out of time. According to the Houston Chronicle, the […]