Your AC Produces Gallons of Water a Day!

Surprising Air Conditioning Fact

Your AC can produce gallons of water each summer day you have it running. Sometimes this water can back up, leaving homeowners with a big wet mess. Some may mistake this big puddle as a sewer problem.

When we think of air conditioners, we often picture them as devices solely responsible for keeping our homes cool during scorching summers. However, there’s an intriguing aspect of air conditioning that often goes unnoticed – the significant amount of water that ACs produce.

Watch this video to hear one of the owners of Standard Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning explain this surprising amount of water that AC generate.


The AC Water Creation Process

Air conditioners are ingenious devices that not only cool the air but also regulate humidity levels inside our homes. This is made possible by a process called condensation. As warm air passes through the evaporator coils of an air conditioner, moisture in the air condenses into water droplets due to the difference in temperature. These water droplets collect on the coils, forming water.

Most air conditioners have a drainage system to manage the water created during the cooling process. This excess water is collected in a reservoir, commonly known as the condensate pan. From here, it’s directed through a drainpipe to the outside of the house, preventing the excess moisture from accumulating indoors.

The amount of water produced by home air conditioners can be surprisingly substantial. Depending on factors such as the size of the unit, outdoor temperature, and humidity levels, a typical air conditioner can generate about 30 gallons of water per day! This is a significant volume of water that would otherwise contribute to indoor humidity levels, making your living spaces feel muggy and uncomfortable.


Have an AC Leak? Call on Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

Have a problem with your air conditioner or seeing a leak around your HVAC system? Call on the team of expert plumbers and HVAC technicians to resolve whatever problem you are having. Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning provides professional services to Manhattan, KS and surrounding towns. Give us a call today at 785-776-5012.

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Inflation Reduction Act Savings for Manhattan, KS Homeowners

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2023 Tax Credit for New Furnaces, ACs & Heat Pumps


Starting in 2023, homeowners can save on their heating and cooling upgrades with the new Tax Credit for Homeowners. This is true for homeowners in Manhattan, KS and across the country. Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help. We can guide you through the process of making your home more energy-efficient and reducing your energy costs.

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed by the federal government aims to address climate control, health care, and inflation issues. One of the significant benefits of this act is the renewed Energy Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credit (25C). This act provides homeowners with incentives to invest in energy-efficient systems.


Enjoy Savings of up to $3,200 on Heating & Cooling!

manhattan ks houseBy taking advantage of the available tax credits, homeowners can significantly reduce their upgrade expenses. With the potential to save up to 30% on installation costs for qualifying systems, you could save as much as $1,200.

There’s no better time than now to upgrade your home with a new heating and cooling system. Call Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air today to learn how we can help you take advantage of these savings. Call us at (785) 776-5012.


Qualifying Heating & Cooling Units

Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offers a range of qualified systems that make you eligible for tax credits. Homeowners looking to replace their existing furnace or get a new AC installed can receive up to $600 in tax credits for each qualifying unit.

Additionally, installing a hybrid heat system that incorporates efficient all-electric appliances can reward you with even more savings. For qualified heat pump systems, you can claim as much as $2000 in tax credits.

Remember to consult with our professional HVAC team to ensure you select a qualifying system for your home. Our experts at Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning will guide you through the process. We can help you find the most suitable and energy-efficient system.

Standard Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning provides complete HVAC options for residential and commercial installation. In addition to installing and servicing traditional furnaces and air conditioners, we also install newer HVAC technologies including:

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Rebates vs. Tax Credits

Understanding the difference between rebates and tax credits can be confusing, but we’re here to help.

A rebate is an amount of money given to you after a purchase. These often varying by location and requiring participation with specific contractors.

On the other hand, a tax credit is an amount you can subtract directly from your taxes, leading to significant savings. For any specific tax-related questions, consult the IRS or a certified accountant.


Extra Cost Savings for Years to Come

The 2023 Inflation Reduction Act has extended and expanded previously offered tax credits, providing even more savings. That is good news if you recently made some home improvements last year. People who made qualifying upgrades to their home in 2022 can take advantage of the credits available until December 31, 2022.

The new act offers a substantial 30% off on new energy-efficient installations.

Moreover, this newly federal tax credit will continue for 10 years, covering qualifying installations made up through December 31, 2032. However, government policies can, and often, change. Therefore, it is wise to consult a certified tax professional or the IRS directly with any questions about your tax return or the tax credit program.

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Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning – Your Trusted Partner

When it comes to upgrading your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump, trust Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. As a locally owned and trusted company in Manhattan, KS, we have been providing quality furnace and air conditioning installations since 1979. We are also the area’s qualified heat pump installers.

Contact us today at (785) 776-5012 or send us a message online to schedule a free estimate and get started on taking advantage of the cost savings for upgrading your home’s heating and cooling systems. Let our experts find the perfect qualifying system that suits your needs and helps you save on your upgrade expenses.


Note: The information provided here is given as only general information to help provide understanding for how this tax credit may be applied. For specific tax information and assistance, consult the IRS or a certified accountant. 

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters: Golfing for a Good Cause

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Standard Plumbing is Proud Sponsor to Community Event Benefitting Manhattan Kids

Swinging & Supporting Manhattan Community Organizations

Standard Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning is a proud sponsor to several great local organizations, including Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Riley, Geary and Pottawotamie Counties. Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) matches children facing adversity with caring, adult volunteers.

This past spring, Standard was a hole sponsor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters golf tournament. It was their 4th Annual Golf for Kids’ Sake Event. This fundraising golf tournament happened on April 21st at Colbert Hills. It featured a 4-person scramble for $125/golfer or $500 a team. As the local BBBS stated: “It’s a great day on the green and opportunity to raise funds for our Riley County youth.”

Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning was a Birdie Sponsor, joining with more than a dozen other Manhattan area businesses working to support such a great local organization.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a wonderful organization that has improved the lives of children across the country since 1904. They believe that every child has incredible potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).  Their efforts work to create positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on young people here in the Manhattan area and in cities across the United States.

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Looking for a Rewarding Volunteer Experience?

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters is a wonderful organization supporting Manhattan-area children. If you are able to give of your time to help a child by providing support as a Big Brother or Big Sister, contact the organization to learn how to get involved. You can see the children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister on the Kansas BBBS Facebook page.


Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to support such wonderful community organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters. For plumbing or HVAC work by a locally owned business who has done work in Manhattan, KS for over 100 years, give Standard a call at (785) 776-5012


Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air’s 100th Anniversary!

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A Century of Providing Home Comfort Services to Manhattan, KS

2023 is a momentous year for Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning – it’s our 100th anniversary!

It was way back in 1923 when our locally owned and operated company first opened for business. While still a vibrant city, Manhattan’s population was just over 10,000 in 1923.

It was a winning year for the Wildcats! In 1923, the K-State Football team finished that season with 4 wins, 2 ties and 2 losses.

Other notable happenings in our great city in 1923 include:

  • The City Commission decides to pave Anderson Ave.
  • A Penney chain store opened in town
  • Roosevelt School was built
  • Bank bandits blew up the bank at Keats, stealing about $250 in cash as well as thousands in bonds


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Over The Past Century: A Look Back at Historical Moments in Manhattan’s History

1933: The Steel & Pipe Supply Company began operating with its corporate headquarters in Manhattan

1934: The K-State Football team wins its first major conference championship

1951: K-State’s Mens Basketball team plays in the NCAA Championship game, losing to the University of Kentucky

1950s plumber van from Standard Plumbing in Manhattan, ks1952: Became the first Kansas town to receive the All-America City Award

1968: The (now named) Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium opened its doors

1988: Construction was completed on Bramlage Coliseum

1993: The emergency Spillway gates were opened during the Great Flood of 1993

2007: Was rated by CNN & Money magazine as one of the 10 Best Places to retire young.

2008: Manhattan’s most destructive tornado touched down at approximately 10:30pm

2013: The K-State Baseball team wins its 4th major conference regular-season championship

Of course, there are many, many more momentous events that have happened throughout our community over the past hundred years.

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Living & Working in Manhattan

Beyond being the repair team for fixing your plumbing or furnace, we are also neighbors to our customers. We are proud to be a part of our wonderful community and are happy to support many of our wonderful local organizations including to the Manhattan Arts Center.

Now with a population exceeding 50,000, Manhattan is more than five times the size it was when Standard first opened for business. In addition to expanding our company and our team to handle the ever-growing population and demand for our work, we have also expanded the services we provide.

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In addition to providing installation and repair work for home heating and cooling systems, we also provide indoor air quality solutions. We have the products and services that can greatly improve the air quality in your home. We can purify the air and help rid your home of the nasty microscopic particles floating around including bacteria, pollen, viruses, dander, and smoke.

Beyond being able to handle any plumbing or repair your may need, we have an experienced team of bathroom remodeling technicians who can provide you with a modern and highly-functioning bathroom or kitchen! If you have a bathroom that hasn’t been upgraded for quite some times, give Standard a call for a free quote on a bathroom remodel.

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A Century of Home Services

For 100 years, Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing quality home service to Manhattan, Wamego, Junction City and residents across our community.

We have seen a great number of changes in plumbing systems, home heating technology, air filtration, and other home comfort solutions. We are proud to have provided these important services to our community for 100 years and look forward to doing the work for 100 more!

Call Standard for the work you need in your home at (785) 776-5012.

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