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Is Your Furnace Making Strange Sounds?

November 12th, 2018

furnaceIf you are poking around heating blogs this time of year, you are probably going to encounter quite a few posts telling you what to look out for in terms of red flags that your system is in trouble. There is a lot of good information to be gleaned from such posts. Just remember, though, that it’s not all about looking for signs of trouble. Listen for signs that you need heating repair in Kerrville, TX, as well!

If your furnace is making a lot of strange sounds, or if it is making its usual operating sounds at a much higher volume than usual, then that furnace is in trouble! It is trying to tell you that the time for professional heating repairs has come. If you ignore what your furnace tries to tell you, you cannot blame it when it gives out on you just when you need it most! Dial our number at the first sign of trouble, audible or otherwise, and we’ll have your furnace right back on track.

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3 Reasons to Call Your Plumber

October 29th, 2018

woman-plungingWe get it. You’re not going to be calling our plumbers just to check up on them. And that’s fine. We know that you appreciate us, but it’s just not that kind of relationship. That being said, we are going to take issue if you’re not calling us when the need for a plumber arises. And after today’s post, “Well, I didn’t realize that I really needed to call a professional plumber” will no longer be a valid excuse!

When you need a plumber in Boerne, you know that ours is the number to dial. The only problem is that many homeowners don’t seem to know when they need a plumber in Boerne! For some reason, a lot of people that would never attempt to service their electrical systems are still trying to service their own plumbing—or, at least, to ignore signs of trouble. We say no more! Read on, and remember that a member of our plumbing team will fix the problem right the first time.

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Heating Repairs: Symptoms to Be Aware Of

October 15th, 2018

chilly-manWe’re just barely out of the hottest time of the year, and these people want us to start thinking not only about our heaters, but what might go wrong with them? Give us a break, will you?

Look, we get it. We are not alarmists, and our goal certainly isn’t to work you up into a state of paranoia about what could potentially go wrong with your heating system this coming winter season. That being said, well—there’s a lot that could go wrong!

Because it is always going to be in your best interest to schedule heating repairs in Boerne, TX as soon as you notice the need for them, we’ve put together some helpful tips to help you recognize the need for this service to begin with! Keep your sense on high alert, and let a member of our team know right away if you suspect that your heating system is in trouble. Our goal is to keep you warm and cozy efficiently and reliably all winter long.

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End of Summer AC Repair Problems

October 1st, 2018

question-markIt’s technically the end of summer, so doesn’t that mean we should be firing up our heaters and breaking out the hot chocolate? Well, not quite… Texas has a few more weeks to go before temperatures really start dropping.

But that means now’s a great time to take a look at your air conditioner and have it tuned up if needed. Better to look at it now than to find out next year, just before summer, that you desperately need a repair.

Before you shut off your AC for the season, make sure it isn’t suffering from one of the silent issues listed below.

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It’s Only a Matter of Time—Is Your Heater Tuned Up?

September 17th, 2018

furnace-serviceWe know, we know.  Temperatures are still pretty warm out there. Many homeowners are still, undoubtedly, running their home cooling systems. Yet here we are introducing a heating topic already. What gives?

Well, as we said in the title, it’s only a matter of time. What’s only a matter of time? The drop in temperatures, that’s what!

Sure, it is going to be a while before daytime temperatures approach anything that you’d consider “chilly.” But what about nighttime temperatures? We’re already looking at the low 60’s. Soon it’ll be the upper 50’s, and they’ll only drop from there. And, remember, heating maintenance is a preventative measure. You’re supposed to be scheduling it before you need to put your heater back into regular rotation!

So today, as we’ve done before, we are going to walk you through some of the reasons why a professional heating tune-up is so necessary. And remember, you definitely want to be scheduling your heating tune-up in Bandera, TX with experienced, qualified technicians—like us!

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3 Electrical Upgrades for Your Home

September 3rd, 2018

plugWe get it—we do not really give our electrical system all that much attention. Electricity is a very, very normal part of our everyday lives, and it gets easier and easier to overlook anything’s importance the more accustomed we become to its benefits. Just because your electrical system is functional, however, does not mean that is optimal. That is why we are happy to offer a number of different electrical services that can help you to upgrade your existing system.

Does that mean pulling every wire out of your home and then replacing it with newer materials? Well, no, though that is an option and, in some cases, a necessity. There are plenty of other options for electrical upgrades that can make a major difference in the way that you use your system, though, and, in some cases, they can make your home a lot safer, too! So keep the following tips in mind, and hire our electricians in Kerrville, TX to have the job done right.

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How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Summer

August 20th, 2018

plumbing-iconsIf you peruse online articles regarding the protection of residential plumbing systems, you’ll probably notice that there is a seasonal shift in focus once the winter months begin to approach. “How to Keep Pipes from Bursting this Winter,” “Preventing Frozen Pipes,” and so on. However, we here in Texas deal with more extreme summer heat than we do winter cold. That is why we’re reclaiming the seasonal plumbing topics for ourselves, and putting a hot-weather spin on them!

So let’s take a look at some of the ways in which you can prepare your plumbing system for the summer season, shall we? (And yes, we are aware of the date. But usable knowledge never goes out of date, right?) As always, we are standing by to answer any questions that you may have, so feel free to reach out for answers or to schedule any plumbing services that you may need. When you’re after a great plumber in Helotes, TX, ours is the number to call!

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Why Is My AC Making That Noise?

August 6th, 2018

covering-earsAs long as your air conditioner is up and running, you may think that everything is hunky dory.  Hey, as long as it’s pumping out that sweet, sweet cool air, right. What? That sound? No, it hasn’t always been doing that, but I’m not too worried. After all, it’s still up and running. So no big deal, right?

WRONG.

Yes, your air conditioner is going to make some noise as it cools your home. No, your air conditioner should not be getting louder and louder or making new, exciting sounds that you’ve never heard before. As a general rule, you’ll want to let a trained professional know when your AC starts to make any sounds that are out of the usual, even if it’s just a louder variation on a fairly normal theme.

Believe it or not, these strange sounds are among the most common of all warning signs that you may need professional air conditioning repair in Spring Branch, TX.

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Beware of These Air Quality Issues Inside Your Home!

July 23rd, 2018

relaxing-on-couchWhen you think of the summer in Texas, you think of heat. That makes sense—it’s hot out there! So, most homeowners place a major focus on keeping their homes cool and comfortable during the summer season. This is, of course, very important. If you think that this is all it takes to live comfortably in your home throughout the summer season, however, think again. Indoor air quality is also very important, and it is a year-round concern.

The good news is that we don’t just excel in all services related to air conditioning in Bandera, TX, but in those designed to boost indoor air quality in your home, as well. A lot of people mistakenly believe that the air quality in their homes is inherently better than that outside—and a big mistake this is. In fact, the air quality in your home is not only possibly, but likely, worse than that outside. So read on, and be sure to contact a member of our team if you are concerned about your indoor air quality.

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Common Heat Pump Problems: What to Watch Out For

July 9th, 2018

service-timeWe service a pretty heat pump-heavy market in this area, which makes a lot of sense. Our winter weather is quite mild and generally quite manageable for the heat pump’s method of heating (meaning the transfer of heat through a refrigerant cycle). While we do deal with many dual-fuel systems that incorporate propane into the equation, there are plenty of homeowners out there that are solely dependent upon their heat pumps for year-round comfort.

That is precisely why any problems with one’s heat pump are of such concern. When a heat pump fails, it can have a serious effect on your comfort regardless of what time of the year it may be. By scheduling prompt repair services, you can limit any potential damages to your heat pump while also limiting the duration of any disruption to your comfort. We excel in all manner of AC repair in Castroville, TX, and we’ve got a few tips to help you spot trouble with your heat pump.

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