D'Spain Sales and Service Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Boerne’

Air Filter or Air Purifier: What’s the Difference?

Monday, May 6th, 2024

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Your indoor air quality might be affecting you more than you realize. According to the EPA, Americans spend more than 90% of their time indoors, on average. And indoor air is far more contaminated than the fresh air you might breathe if you were outdoors. Everything from chemicals off-gassed by your carpets and furniture to pet dander and mold spores lingers in your home’s air.

With better indoor air quality, you could experience some major health benefits, like fewer asthma attacks and allergy symptoms, better sleep, more energy, fewer headaches, and more. And your home will be cleaner from dust and mold, and even smell fresher.

To improve that indoor air quality, you should consider getting an air filter or air purifier. What’s the difference? We’ll explain.

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Do You Need Windmill Repair?

Monday, April 8th, 2024

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Whether you’re supplying an irrigation system, providing for livestock, or simply filling a storage tank, a windmill is the ideal way to draw water up from an underground aquifer. Windmills are the original “green” technology, using the wind—which we have in abundance—to get all manner of jobs done.

If you have a windmill to provide pumping power for your water well, you’re free from reliance on the power grid, and you aren’t paying outrageous electric bills no matter how much water you pump. But as simple as a windmill is, it is still a piece of technology. Like anything mechanical, a windmill accumulates wear and tear over time. Sudden problems or damage can occur. How can you tell if you need windmill repair?

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Reasons Your Heat Pump Might Be Stuck in One Mode

Monday, March 11th, 2024

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The true benefit of a heat pump is that it provides both heating and cooling: all the work of two major appliances in a single system. Of course, there are other benefits, notably the extreme efficiency with which a heat pump heats. But you’re really not getting what you signed up for, and what you deserve, if the heat pump doesn’t both heat and cool.

So what is going on if your heat pump gets stuck in one mode? There’s really one mechanism responsible for switching the heat pump from one mode to another, and three parts of it which could be causing your problem right now. Here’s what you need to know about the reasons a heat pump might be stuck in one mode and how to address it.

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Warning Signs of Hard Water in Your House

Monday, February 12th, 2024

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You’ve probably heard of hard water, and know that people sometimes complain that it causes problems in their homes. But how much do you actually know about it? Could it be causing problems for you? We’ll give you the details on what hard water is, how to spot the warning signs that your water is too hard, and what to do about it.

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Here’s Why You Must Have HVAC Pros Install a New Heating System

Monday, December 18th, 2023

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A new furnace or other heating system is quite an investment. The cost can be daunting. (Though we do have financing options!) It may be tempting to try to cut corners in order to cut costs, and attempting a DIY heating system installation may have crossed your mind.

Can anyone install a heating system, if they’re generally handy? Absolutely not. It’s critical to have your heating system installed professionally. Here’s why.

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Make Sure Your Generator Gets Maintenance Before Winter

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

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If there’s one thing everyone in Texas knows, it’s that cold winter weather can result in the power grid being overwhelmed and large numbers of households having outages. Luckily, Texans are also known for having independent spirits, and so many people in our area have generators.

Did you know that your generator should be receiving annual maintenance? As winter nears, making sure your generator is well-maintained is a critical step toward being prepared for whatever weather comes our way.

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How to Tell You Need Repairs for Your Walk-In Cooler

Monday, September 25th, 2023

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Walk-in coolers are a critical part of many businesses. If a commercial cooler stops working, inventory can be ruined, and if food or medicine are not kept at safe temperatures, people’s health can be at risk. The best way to avoid this outcome is to catch issues early. If you know what signs to look for, you can get prompt repairs for your walk-in cooler at the first indication that there’s a problem.

Keep an eye out for these tell-tale symptoms, get walk-in cooler repair before the issue gets any worse, and your business will benefit.

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The Benefits of Installing a Generator for Your Home

Monday, August 28th, 2023

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If there’s one thing Texans have learned in recent years, it’s that you can’t rely on the power grid to be completely up and running all the time. Outages may be planned because high air conditioning usage puts a very high demand on the system. Or they may be the result of a storm or other interruption.

The bottom line is that we must be able to take control of our own power needs. But how? While portable generators are popular, there are many benefits to whole-house generators. Here’s why you should consider having one installed. 

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Is Installing a High-Efficiency AC Always the Best Choice?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

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There have been some major innovations in air conditioning technology in recent years. New possibilities have opened up, and it has made it possible to use a lot less energy in the air conditioning process. If you’re looking to replace your central AC unit, and you’ve heard of high-efficiency air conditioners, you might wonder: is that what I should get? 

The best way to make any major decision about your home is to begin with some research. We’re here to share facts about your AC options so that you can make a choice you feel confident in.

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Signs That Your AC Compressor Needs Repair

Monday, June 5th, 2023

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Your air conditioner’s compressor is like the heart of the whole system. It pressurizes the refrigerant that runs through the coils, keeping it flowing so it can absorb heat from your home and then release that heat outdoors. Because the job it does is so critical, and because it is such an expensive component, keeping your compressor in good condition is your top AC priority.

If something goes wrong with your air conditioner that could put additional strain on the compressor, it needs to be repaired immediately. So what are the things that can damage your compressor, and how will you know if they happen? Here are some things to be aware of.

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