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Emergency Plumbing Tips for Your Toilet

April 12th, 2021

We’ve all been there. You were having a normal night until just a few minutes ago when your toilet began to overflow, leak, or encounter some other problem that seems unhygienic and scary. The first thing we want to make abundantly clear, is that there’s no reason to panic. Whatever happens in your bathroom, there is always a way to fix the problem and keep costs to a minimum. Toilet problems can feel a lot scarier or more intense than they actually are.

However, this does constitute an emergency and it’s important that you take all the right steps to mitigate damage and keep your home secure. Don’t worry, we’ll get into everything you need to do to ensure you’re ready for emergency plumbing in Bulverde, TX. We’ll talk about the ins and outs of a toilet emergency and what you can do to help.

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5 Signs Your Electrical System Needs Assistance

March 29th, 2021

Being a homeowner can be a rough deal. You’ve got so many things to think about, from mortgage payments, to family vacations, to scheduling an air conditioner repair. It’s easy to fall behind on the things that matter without a rigorous calendar or some kind of reminder system. When homeowners are overwhelmed, their electrical systems can easily fall by the wayside to the point where constantly tripping breakers and dysfunctional outlets just seem kind of normal.

We’re here to remind you that no, electrical problems like these are not normal. You might need some serious help from an electrician in Kerrville, TX.

We’ll walk you through a list of some signs that your electrical system needs our help. We won’t push our services too hard, because our main priority today is to make homeowners more aware and informed as to the condition of their home electrical systems.

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Let’s Go Tankless Together!

March 15th, 2021

Tankless water heaters are all the rage these days. They’re efficient, they’re effective, and best of all, they’re super convenient! They supply you with an almost unlimited stream of hot water instantly without the letdown of standby heat loss or other problems that come with tank water heaters. The only two problems that come with these systems are their slightly higher price tag and the fact that you need your tankless water heaters in Kerrville, TX to be installed by a professional.

So, let’s go tankless together!

Get your phone ready, take a quick survey of your old water heater and let’s talk about the next steps. What do you need to know when diving into tankless water heating technology? What are some questions that are important to ask before jumping into such a big investment?

Don’t worry, we’ll answer all of these questions and more!

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Upgrade Your Home with the BEC’s Energy Saver Program!

March 5th, 2021

Here at D’Spain Sales & Service, we’ve teamed up with the Bandera Electric Cooperative to offer homeowners new ways to upgrade their home energy systems. The Bandera Electric Cooperative, or BEC, is a local utility that’s been offering new ways to save money and purchase energy upgrades that can last for years to come.

Homeowners can purchase the following upgrades and use the BEC’s Energy Saver Program to finance them with interest-free, on-bill financing for up to 10 years!

  • Caulking and weather-stripping of doors
  • Door upgrades
  • Improved insulation
  • HVAC and furnace upgrades
  • Window caulking and/or replacement
  • Pool, spa, and/or water well pump upgrades
  • Fixed asset appliance upgrades (Electric water heater, dishwasher, stovetop, oven)

Visit the BEC Energy Saver Program website and determine for yourself the best way to upgrade your home’s energy efficiency.

Contact D’Spain Sales & Service for more information!

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Tripped Fuses? Here’s What to Do

March 1st, 2021

We’ve seen this scene in countless horror movies. It’s a rainy spring night, you’re snuggled up under a blanket to watch a movie, and all of a sudden the lights and electrical devices in the living room go out. Someone’s going to have to draw the short straw and head down to the basement to see what went wrong. If you’re lucky, this is just a one-time event or an anomaly that probably won’t happen again. However, we’re obviously not just talking to lucky customers here.

From the point of view of electricians in Kerrville, TX, this should never really happen. If your fuses are constantly tripping, there could be something seriously wrong with your electrical panel. Nope, don’t start furiously searching online for DIY repairs for an electrical panel, this can be illegal and downright dangerous. Call us and keep reading.

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3 Plumbing Disasters to Avoid

February 15th, 2021

Over years, sometimes even decades, a plumbing system can go through the ringer. While we might only see what’s on the surface when we use our kitchen sink and our bathtub, but the pipes underneath you might be suffering until one day they have a catastrophic failure. These kinds of plumbing emergencies are why our company exists.

Take a deep breath and relax. If you’ve encountered one of these disasters, or you’re encountering one right now, it’s going to be okay. Plumbers in Boerne, TX like the ones on our team know how to deal with these issues quickly and effectively. We’ll discuss solutions with you going forward, keep long-term goals in mind, and give you some pointers as to how you can avoid these hassles going forward.

Just remember that with the help of a professional team that truly cares, you’ve got nothing to be anxious about.

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The Problem with Improperly Sized Heaters

February 1st, 2021

How big is your heater? No, hold on—don’t just go measure it and report back to us how many square feet it takes up. While that definitely matters in the measurement of your heater, it’s not the whole story. Heaters need to be able to adequately heat an entire home, and that means a specific model should have been installed in your home that’s able to heat the volume of air inside. This measurement of volume before setting a heater up is known as load calculation.

If you had your heater installed by a less-than-perfect heating professional, or even in the case that you installed your heater yourself (which we absolutely do not recommend), this step could have been missed and you could be dealing with a heater that’s too large or small. Do you need furnace repair in Boerne? Or perhaps you might need a whole system replacement?

Let’s figure out the solution to your problem.

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Rebates and Credits for a New Heater

January 18th, 2021

Howdy folks! You should know by now that we’re all about savings on this blog. Whether it’s talking about a new heating system that could save you money on your heating bill, or ways to save electricity, our team is always ahead of the curve. This is especially important for homeowners that want a new HVAC system, whether it’s a heater or an air conditioner.

If you’ve never considered what a rebate was, or what a credit could mean for your budget, your heater, and your life, then we’re here to change that. It doesn’t matter how much money you’re willing to spend on an HVAC system—if there’s a way to save out there, we’ll help you take advantage of it!

So, let’s talk credits, rebates, warranties, and everything else that can impact your heating installation in Boerne, TX.

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Will I Save Money From a Heating Replacement?

January 4th, 2021

People around here revel in the “off the grid” type of feeling that you get when you fix everything yourself and don’t need help. While we’d love to just repair everyone’s heaters and other HVAC equipment year after year, unfortunately, that’s not the most cost-effective method of staying comfortable. Sometimes, and bear with us, a replacement is actually going to save you more money than investing in repairs.

Deciding whether or not you need heating replacement or heating repair in Boerne is one of the hardest jobs that come from being a homeowner. Repairs always feel like you’re doing the right thing, but in some cases you’re just spending more money than you should. Let us try and show you some scenarios where replacement is actually a better idea than investing in repairs.

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The Importance of Load Calculation

December 21st, 2020

When your old heater was installed, was it sized correctly? Did a professional perform a load calculation? If you don’t know what load calculation is, it’s okay. We don’t expect homeowners to be so familiar with HVAC services that they’d understand the complicated math behind these kinds of things. Basically, when a heater is being set up in a home, it needs to accurately be sized according to how much air exists inside the house. The larger the home, the more volume of air the heater needs to be able to heat. It’s that simple!

When it comes to a heating installation in Boerne, TX, you can’t get through it properly without load calculation. If you’d been thinking about signing up with the amateur down the street, we’d like to use this moment to steer you away from that. We perform load calculations on every install we make, so you know we’re the real deal.

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