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How a Great Water Softener Can Help You

May 13th, 2019

water-softenerHard water, what’s that?! How can water be hard?

Okay, okay, you’ve likely heard of hard water before, but do you really know what makes it hard and why it’s so bad? Hard water is basically water with a high concentration of minerals in it, like calcium and magnesium. Now, these minerals are harmless to ingest, so you don’t have to worry about consuming hard water, however, these minerals can pose a serious threat to your plumbing system!

The best way to minimize the effects of hard water is to have a water softener installed in your home. In fact, there are plenty of benefits of having one of these systems installed, and below, we’ve listed just some of the ways a great water softener can help you! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more!

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

April 29th, 2019

No matter the temperature outside, enjoying a hot shower or bath is something we all look forward to at the end of a long day. Out of all our modern conveniences, your hot water heater is probably one of the most important, and you likely can’t imagine life without it. So, what happens when it reaches the end of its service life?

You need your water heater to work year round, whether its 35 degrees or 105 degrees outside. That means it can take on a lot of wear and tear over the years. And because you’re likely not a plumbing professional, recognizing the signs of a water heater in distress can be a bit tricky. So below, we’ve listed some of the signs that suggest it’s time for a new hot water heater. Keep reading to find out more! 

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Is it Time to Say ‘Goodbye’ to Your Old AC?

April 15th, 2019

cooling-off-with-fanWe understand that saying goodbye isn’t always easy. However, sometimes saying goodbye is good and much-needed, and this is especially the case if you are operating an older or outdated air conditioning system. Let’s face it: summer here in Texas is quite hot and you deserve to own a system that is going to keep you and your family cool and comfortable all season long. Besides, you have plenty of other things to worry about during the summer, like finding the best ice cream shop in town.

Of course, only a professional HVAC technician can determine whether or not it is time to replace your AC. But in the meantime, we’ve listed some of the signs that it is time for a replacement. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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Beware of These AC Repairs

April 1st, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitCongratulations, Texans! We made it through yet another mild, but chilly winter! This means that summer is well underway, and already, temperatures have been climbing well into the 70s! Surely, we can expect to be turning on our air conditioners sometime soon, and perhaps many of you already have. You depend on your AC all summer long to keep you and your family cool and comfortable, but what happens when something goes wrong?

Every now and again, your AC is going to require repairs. Scheduling your AC repair at the first sign of an issue is the best way to prevent further problems from developing, so it is important to be aware of some of the most common issues ACs experience over the summer. Below, we have listed just some of the issues you may notice when you turn your system on this summer. Keep reading to find out more. 

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Yes, You Should Hire a Professional Plumber

March 18th, 2019

Now, we aren’t saying that there aren’t things you can’t do yourself. In fact, there are plenty of plumbing tasks that you should be pretty equipped to handle. For instance, you more than likely know how to whip out a toilet plunger and get your clogged toilet to flush. You also probably know what substances should and shouldn’t go down your drains. However, there are just some jobs that are better left to the professionals.

Only a professional plumber has the knowledge, tools, training, and experience to handle complex plumbing issues. Your plumbing system is much more intricate than you think, twisting and turning behind the walls and underneath the floors of your home. In case you are not yet convinced, we have listed all of the reasons why it is better to hire a professional Fredericksburg, TX plumber from the start. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Don’t Hold Off on Plumbing Services!

March 4th, 2019

flooded-homeThere are so many reasons why homeowners don’t regularly contact their local problems. Often, they are unaware that there might be something waiting to happen so they end up waiting until disaster strikes to make a call. Of course, it is easier to be blissfully unaware, however, holding off on annual plumbing inspection and maintenance can result in a catastrophic plumbing emergency!

We aren’t saying any of this to scare you, but what we are trying to tell you is that scheduling regular plumbing services is important. Investing in services like inspection and leak detection can save you hundreds of dollars on repair costs and utility bills. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we have listed some of the reasons why it pays to detect leaks and other plumbing problems early. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Why Should I Consider Zone Control?

February 18th, 2019

ductless-heatpumpLet’s face it: we are all looking for ways to save a few extra bucks each month. In fact, if there is one thing that you’ll often hear HVAC technicians talk about it is energy efficiency and why it is so important. When your home is energy efficient, you’ll spend less time worrying about costly repairs and high energy bills. Of course, winter here in Texas is anything but harsh. However, it is still important to ensure that your HVAC system is as efficient as possible. So, how do you do so?

There are many ways to boost energy efficiency, one of which is to take control of the ways in which you heat and cool your home. A zone control system grants homeowners ultimate control over their heating and cooling systems, increasing efficiency and lowering monthly utility costs. In this week’s blog, we have outlined some of the many advantages of installing a zone control system in your home. Keep reading below to learn more! 

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Do I Need a Water Filtration System?

February 4th, 2019

boy-drinking-waterThe water coming into your home is quite valuable. You depend on it every day for cleaning, cooking, washing, and drinking, so it is important that it remains safe and clean. Sometimes, however, the water entering your home isn’t exactly what you’d expect. Perhaps it has been contaminated, riddled with sediment, or just doesn’t smell quite right. If this is the case, you need a water treatment system.

One way to treat your water is with a water filtration system. When you call for water well services in Bandera, TX, a service technician can test your quality of water to determine if a water filtration system is right for you. In this week’s blog, we have listed some of the signs that suggest that you may need a filtration system. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Repair or Replace My Heating System?

January 21st, 2019

We can all admit it: winter here doesn’t exactly require a heavy coat and a pair of mittens. However, the temperature can dip well into the 60s, and for many of us, that is just too cold. During the winter, we turn to our heaters to keep us warm and comfortable. But, what happens if you find yourself dealing with a handful of heater issues? For many homeowners, the decision to replace or repair their older heating system can be quite a difficult one to make. So, what do you do?

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell if replacing your entire heating system is a worthwhile investment. This is why it important to consult with your local HVAC technician before you make any final decisions. A professional will be able to assess the condition of your heater to determine what next steps need to be taken. In the meantime, however, we have provided you with a quick guide outlining some of the signs that suggest it is time for a replacement. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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No Heating Services Are DIY Appropriate

January 7th, 2019

We expect that many of you have found yourselves browsing DIY websites for hours on end in search of fun, creative projects you can do at home. Certainly, you can build yourself a new centerpiece or even paint an old coffee table, but there are some projects that are better left to the professionals.

Attempting to service your heater yourself is not something that we would ever recommend. Sure, you can do a quick Google search and likely find hundreds of links to “how-to’s,” tips, and tricks.  However, there are just some skills that you can’t master simply by watching a video or reading an article. Your heater is extremely complex, and only a well-trained, experienced HVAC technician can correctly and safely service your system. Now we can bet that some of you are still saying to yourselves, “I can handle it,” which is why we have prepared a list of reasons why no heating services in Bulverde are DIY appropriate. 

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