COVID-19 Update: Stan’s is open for business, and taking steps to protect our family and yours. Learn More

After Hours Emergency Service Available. Contact Stan's Today!

Stan's Blog

Filter by Category


How Do HVAC Systems Work

Do you know how your HVAC system works? If not, you’re not alone! Many homeowners don’t really understand how their home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) functions, which can often help when it comes to understanding the mechanics of an HVAC repair in Austin. In this post, we’ll break down the basics of […]

Read More

How Often Should My HVAC System Be Serviced?

Has it been “too long” since you had your HVAC last serviced? Wondering just “how long” you should wait before you do? HVAC systems should be serviced at least twice a year to ensure they run properly, and to avoid any hiccups or costly repairs. If you notice any inconsistencies with your system, reach out […]

Read More

How Heater Repair in Austin Can Winterize Your Furnace

There are many ways to prepare your home for winter. You’ll want to winterize your heat pump and drip your faucets, as well as insulate your pipes from freezing weather. Another vitally important (and easily overlooked) step is to ensure that your gas furnace is ready for winter, as well. This can ensure your furnace […]

Read More

How to Shut Off The Water In Your Home

Are you an Austin homeowner? Do you know how to shut off the water in your home? There may come a time when you need to turn off the water to your home. Perhaps you’re experiencing a major leak, or maybe you are doing some plumbing work. Maybe it’s cold outside—and you’ve heard that shutting […]

Read More

How To Protect Outdoor Faucets From Freezing in Winter

When water freezes, it expands. This can cause a pipe to burst—causing a flood—which could end up putting hundreds of gallons of water into your house. This could leave you with major water damage and costly repairs—a huge hassle. Fortunately, there are many ways to winterize your home to prevent plumbing damage, such as insulating […]

Read More

Gearing Up for Winter: How To Insulate Pipes

Winter is upon us. And, as many Central Texans prepare for colder temperatures and wintertime festivities, it’s important to know how to insulate your pipes to prevent them from freezing. When water freezes, it expands, causing pipes to burst, meaning that frozen pipes can wreck your pipes, indefinitely. Once the temp drops below 32 degrees—even […]

Read More

Why Heating & Air Conditioning Units Stop Working In Extreme Temperatures

Heating and air conditioning units are designed to cool the interior of a property based on the average temperature in the area. Austin, Texas, and the surrounding areas have summers with average high temperatures of about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and winters with average low temperatures of approximately 45 degrees Fahrenheit. If temperatures greatly exceed above […]

Read More

How To Winterize Your Heat Pump

Homeowners in Austin, Texas, and the surrounding areas know how brutal it can be to live uncomfortably in a cold home with no functioning heating system. After the Winter Freeze of 2021, much of Central Texas experienced freezing temperatures with major loss of power and heating systems, resulting in extreme discomfort and in some cases, […]

Read More

How To Shut Off Your Toilet’s Water Supply

As with most plumbing fixtures, toilets come with a built-in shutoff valve. In most cases, the shut-off valve is located within the toilet’s primary water supply. Toilets feature this dedicated shut-off valve for convenience. Shutting off the water supply to the toilet is often necessary when performing repairs and replacing components. Simple DIY repairs like […]

Read More

Heat Pumps: Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about your heat pump system? We answer some frequently asked questions about heat pumps in our latest blog.

Read More