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Troubleshooting Your Faulty Circuit Breaker

October 14th, 2019

Circuit Breakers—every house has them and not enough homeowners know how to deal with them. Circuit breakers are like the weather, they’re everywhere and anyone who doesn’t know how to deal with them is in for a few bad days in the lifetime of their home. That’s why we’re going to go over a few reasons why circuit breakers trip and blow, and what you can do to help prevent these problems.

While there are always things you can learn about the electrical systems in your home, it’s generally a better idea to have one of the many electricians in Boerne, TX address issues with these systems. Circuit breakers can be expensive to replace and can also be a safety hazard when approached without the right gear and expertise. That being said, let’s take a deep dive into what really happens to your electrical systems so you can be more informed next time you’re dealing with a blown circuit.

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The Best Way to Unclog Your Drain

September 30th, 2019

What’s that noise? Is that the sound of water filling up the kitchen sink? Or is it a gurgling coming from a toilet that isn’t flushing properly? If you walked into your kitchen or bathroom and discovered a clogged drain, your first reaction would likely be to reach for the quickest solution in the cupboard, probably in the form of a liquid drain cleaner.

If this sounds like what you might do, we urge you to reconsider!

Contrary to popular belief, while liquid drain cleaners can sometimes offer a solution, they truly aren’t worth the trouble they create. Not only will they actually end up harming your plumbing over time, but they can hurt you too!

Keep reading below to learn about the less risky alternative methods to unclog your drains.

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GFCI Outlet FAQ: What’s the Difference?

September 16th, 2019

We often get concerned homeowners asking us about the differences between GFCI outlets and your average, everyday outlet. Actually, these are great questions to ask, since there’s a huge difference that many people outside of the industry don’t know. So, in case you’re one of those people, we’ve written this blog post in hopes that you can find some of the answers you’re looking for!

GFCI outlets, or ground-fault circuit interrupter outlet to be more precise, is a type of outlet that you can have installed in your home that which has the capability to limit the causes of many electrical fires in the in our area and around the country. You’ve probably got a few outlets in your bathroom, but in a place where there can be so much water splashing around and, it’s worth listening to what we have to say. As any electrician in Kerrville, TX would tell you, the difference between installing a GFCI outlet and a normal outlet can be major in the event of an electric shock.

Don’t take a risk that you don’t need to. Keep reading to find out more.

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AC Refrigerant: What You Need to Know

September 2nd, 2019

If you haven’t been paying attention to the world of air conditioners, and if you’ve got a social life you probably haven’t, there have been some major changes to the science and understanding of AC refrigerant. Don’t worry, we’re not here to chastise you for not reading the latest Refrigerants Weekly magazine. We’re your neighborhood HVAC specialist here to give you the facts in case you’re looking at upgrading your air conditioning in Boerne, TX.

You’ve probably heard of the term Freon before. However, you probably haven’t heard about the R-22 phase-out which could impact your AC costs in the near future. Depending on the chemical composition of your air conditioner’s refrigerant, it could be extremely harmful to the environment and end up costing you an extraordinarily large amount of money in the near future. We can make this process as simple and easy to understand as possible, to make your next AC choice an informed one.

So pay close attention!

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Brace for Storms with Whole-House Surge Protection

August 19th, 2019

Power surges are one of those things that only comes to mind when you’re affected by them. You know the phrase “lightning never strikes twice?” That phrase exists because nobody is ever expecting to be struck by lightning more than once, from just how rare an event it is.

But as anyone in Boerne, TX knows, it’s not just getting struck by lightning that’s the problem. When lightning strikes a power line, breaker box, or your property, it could spell disaster for all your electronic devices. Cheap, store-bought surge protectors can only go so far. What about all your devices that aren’t connected to a power strip? Would you risk them being fried by lightning?

Of course not. Easy enough for you, we offer affordable whole-house surge protection.

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No, No, No, Don’t Wait to Schedule Your AC Repairs

August 5th, 2019

service-timeDuring the summer season, who’s a greater friend to you than your air conditioner? We are willing to bet that there isn’t anyone who does as great a job keeping you cool and comfortable! Therefore, if something goes wrong with your AC, you want to take care of it as soon as possibleyou wouldn’t want to lose your BFF!

We totally understand why many homeowners are tempted to wait until the end of summer to schedule their AC repairs, but trust us, waiting to schedule until the end of the season is the LAST thing you want to do. Keep reading below, and we’ll tell you why.

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Heat Pumps Are the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

July 22nd, 2019

Sliced bread is pretty neat, huh? It’s perfect for all sorts of savory sandwiches—

Wait, this isn’t a blog about bread? Fine. We are happy to tell you all about heat pumps too!

Heat pumps are becoming quite popular all over the country—and for good reason! They’re efficient, effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (but more on that later!) In fact, there are just so many reasons why we think you should consider installing a heat pump in your home, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more.

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Yes, Your Ductless System Needs Repairs Too

July 8th, 2019

Owning a ductless system certainly comes with its benefits—these systems are efficient, effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! Plus, they take up very little space, making them the perfect fit for homeowners whose homes lack the space for ductwork. But no matter how great your ductless system is, eventually, it is going to require repairs.

Ductless systems come with their own set of unique repair needs, and actually, there are quite a number of issues that your system may face at some point or another. Therefore, we have listed some of these unique repairs for you below. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more. And remember, if you’ve got a problem with your ductless system, do not hesitate to schedule your air conditioning repair in Boerne, TX with a professional!

Okay now, keep reading!

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Say Hello to a Brand New Thermostat!

June 24th, 2019

smart-thermostatsSummer is on its way, which means that now is the perfect time to start making your summertime shopping list. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Sunscreen
  • Firecrackers
  • Pool noodles
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Ice pops
  • A new thermostat

—Wait, did someone say a new thermostat? That’s right: we did! Installing a brand new thermostat in your home is a great way to enjoy a more comfortable and efficient summer. And in case you are not yet convinced, we have listed just some of the ways upgrading your thermostat will benefit you. Keep reading below to find out more! 

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Kitchen Sink

June 10th, 2019

We often take for granted just how much our kitchen sinks endure on an everyday basis. Whether you use it for cleaning, drinking, dishes, or cooking, your kitchen sink gets a lot of use, which means that it’s going to require a bit of care.

Taking care of your kitchen sink doesn’t have to be a chore, especially if you read or handy dandy tips below! We have listed some of our favorite tips for ensuring that your kitchen sink works efficiently and effectively for years to come. So, what are you waiting for? Keep on reading! 

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