R-22 FAQs

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No. Some service professionals may tell you otherwise but converting your system for R-410A or Puron is a costly project that will likely void your warranty and result in additional repairs or the need for replacement in the future. A new AC unit is a big investment, but you’ll save yourself time, money and stress by replacing your unit sooner … Read More

Choate’s Named Dealer of the Year

Choates Names Carrier Dealer Of The Year

Carrier Recognizes Choate’s Commitment to Efficiency and Quality with 4 Major Awards For more than 60 years, Choate’s has been providing expert HVAC services in and around the greater Memphis area. We pride ourselves on our work, our sky-high standards, our technicians and our commitment to unparalleled customer service—in short, to ensuring you, your home and your office are comfortable … Read More

Liquid Drain Products Bad?

liquid drain cleaner

You know the old saying—if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Case in point: Drano, Liquid Plumr and other over-the-counter products that are designed to unclog your drain. They’re easy to use, affordable and relatively effective at removing simple clogs- caused by hair, grease and food. Unfortunately, the harsh chemicals they contain don’t stop working their magic … Read More

3 Reasons Choate’s is a Wise Choice

Choate's Air Conditioning, Heating And Plumbing Wise Choices

Memphis’ go-to HVAC service for more than 60 years There’s a reason Choate’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing has been Memphis’ go-to HVAC service for more than 60 years and chosen by Andy Wise as your Wise Choice for HVAC Services in Memphis Choate’s has been providing HVAC maintenance, servicing, installation and repairs in and around Memphis for more than … Read More

Cold Weather Home Protection Tips

Protecting Your Home During Cold (1)

7 MUSTS for Protecting Your Home During Extreme Cold There’s cold and then there’s COLD. During these chillier months, temperatures can quickly drop and with added ice, snow and sub-zero wind chills, battling the cold can be an even tougher task—especially for your home. While your home is built to withstand the elements, when those elements exceed the normal limits … Read More

What to Do Right Now if You Have a Gas Leak

What to Do Right Now if You Have a Gas Leak

Even a professionally installed gas line or pipe can break, crack or leak. Whether it’s from shifting soil, corrosion underground or, even, a tree root growing and damaging the line, there are plenty of common causes—and, often, homeowners have no warning until it’s too late. One of the most common signs of a gas leak is a strong sulfuric smell—many … Read More

4 Reasons You Need a Furnace Tune-Up

Need A Furnace Tune-Up

The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter and the heating season is rapidly approaching. As you clean up your yard and perform other pre-winter maintenance tasks, don’t forget about the most important preparation for the winter months: your annual furnace tune-up. Annual tune-ups are the best way to prepare your home for winter. Your furnace is going to … Read More

6 Things to NEVER Put Down Your Sink

NEVER Put Down Your Sink

We’ll say it again: your sink is not a garbage can. Just because the occasional meal remnant makes its way down your sink doesn’t mean this should be your go-to for disposing of anything on the smaller side. Even liquids don’t always belong in the sink. Some can clog your pipes, creating major — read: costly plumbing issues The solution? Treat … Read More

5 Steps for Getting Your Water Heater Ready for Winter

It happens every year—winter seems to creep in out of nowhere, leaving homeowners scrambling to get their properties ready for the ice, cold and snow. And, on our end, that means a backlog of calls from homeowners whose water heaters aren’t working quite right—and that’s leaving them feeling the chill. This year, plan—and act—ahead. While our expert team is always … Read More

6 Common Causes of Leaky Plumbing Lines

Leaky Plumbing

Leaks in your pipes? You’re not alone. Leaky lines are one of the most common plumbing problems. If you’re experiencing a leak, there’s a good chance one of these common issues is at the core… Industrial rubber seals connect pipes to fixtures, creating a watertight connection. Given the conditions surrounding these seals, it’s no surprise that they tend to degrade … Read More