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Give Your Plumbing Affection with Video Pipe Inspection

November 25th, 2019

Plumbing systems are usually in dark locations that are far away from where you spend most of your time. If you’re wondering why, it’s because nobody really wants to see their plumbing every day. It feels better using a kitchen sink with the belief that your dirty water goes to some magical place to get clean again.

However, that magical place is your plumbing system and it’s not always going to be in good condition!

That’s where we can help with our video pipe inspection. If you’re noticing slow drains or a clog in one of your pipes, there’s no need to guess at what the problem is anymore. When it comes to plumbing in Boerne, TX let the professionals tell you exactly what’s gone wrong and how to fix it.

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Cold Spots in Your Home: How to Deal with Them

November 11th, 2019

We all know what cold spots are, but what many homeowners mistakenly believe is that they’re normal. Cold spots in your home don’t have to be normal, and in theory, your heater should be able to heat every room in your home equally, no matter how cold it is outside. You might need to seal a drafty window, or perhaps you’ve got failing ductwork, but either way, there is a solution.

Here in Texas, it doesn’t get as cold as it does up north. That means that you’ve got even less of a reason to have any cold spots in your house. If you’re noticing that your heater just can’t equally heat your whole house, then you’re going to want to read on for some tips to deal with these pesky cold spots. We can’t guarantee that the solution to your problem will be free, but we want to remind you that there are solutions out there for cold spots.

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4 Tips to Prepare Your AC for Winter

October 28th, 2019

We love our air conditioners down here in Texas and even though it would be easier to use them all year, that’s not entirely possible. We’ve got to put them away eventually and take out the heaters so we can stay nice and cozy until the warm weather comes back.

Though, did you know that there was a correct way to store your air conditioning unit? Central air conditioners might stay put all-year-round, but they can be damaged and require some extensive service if they aren’t stored properly. HVAC in Boerne, TX isn’t as simple as we’d like to think. A central air conditioner unit just left on its own to brace the winter weather might have some problems when next summer rolls around and the heat comes back.

So, let’s see what you can do to mitigate the damage and keep your AC system in tip-top shape through the winter.

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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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