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Please Join Us in Remembrance of Kevin Lane Pendleton

November 15th, 2018

kevin-pendletonKevin Lane Pendleton passed away unexpectedly on November 13, 2018.

Kevin was born on December 23, 1965 to Ron and Darlene Pendleton (nee Mitchell). Kevin is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kelley Pendleton (nee Handley); loving father of Lane (Maggie), Ryan, Madison Pendleton and his faithful companion Casper; dear brother of Lance (Carren) and Curtis and loving uncle of Amber, Taylor and Brooke Pendleton. Kevin is also survived by his in-laws, Jerry Handley and Mary Maassen and his grandmother Margaret Maassen. Kevin was a dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Kevin impacted many lives through work and friendships, as he was always putting others needs first over his own. Kevin loved the Lord and instilled that faith in his home and children. Kevin greatly enjoyed hunting and being surrounded by nature. Kevin was very generous, hardworking and could fix anything. Kevin loved spending time with his family and could always be found outside barbecuing. Kevin had a true talent in drawing and woodworking and could create anything with his hands.

It’s hard to summarize anyone’s lives into a few short words but for Kevin that would be hardworking, compassionate, loving, and committed to say a few. Kevin will leave behind a huge void due to the impact he has had on so many. Rest In Peace dear husband, father, brother, friend and loved one.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, November 16, 2018 at First Baptist Church St. Charles, 2701 Muegge Rd, St Charles, MO 63303.  The family will also receive friends at the church on Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 am until the time of services at 10:00 am.  Interment will be at St. Charles Memorial Gardens.  Memorial donations have been suggested to the Missouri Department of Conservation or to Missions at First Baptist Church St. Charles.

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Are Your Cooling Costs too High?

April 15th, 2019

seesaw-house-moneyIf there’s one thing you can count on in our area, it’s hot and humid summer weather.  That means there’s another thing you really need to be able to count on—your air conditioning system. Sometimes, though, being able to cool your home effectively just isn’t enough. What’s that mean? Well, consider this scenario—you’re cooling your home effectively, but it’s costing you an arm and a leg! If that’s the case in your home, then you may need air conditioning repair in O’Fallon, MO.

Of course, as is the case with so many air conditioning issues, there are many potential causes of the problem. The key to getting your AC back on track is to diagnose the actual problem accurately the first time. Then, you can address the right problem in the right away. Now, most of these problems are going to require the type of service that only trained professionals can offer. But, not all! Read on to learn about why your AC may be costing too much to cool.

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Tips for Getting Your Air Conditioner Back in the Game

April 1st, 2019

ac-toolsWinters aren’t all that extreme in our part of the country, but we’re sure that you’re ready to see it gone regardless. April is here now, and that means that we’re ready to ease back into the cooling season. And you know what that means—it’s time to get your air conditioning system back in fighting shape! No, the fact that your system was working fine at the end of the previous cooling season does not mean that your system is going to jump right back into the swing of things.

If you are serious about getting the most from your home cooling system, and we assume that you are considering how hot and humid things can get around here, then you need to put in a bit of effort. Fortunately, we really do mean just a bit. It’s as simple as working with the trained professionals on our team, and you’re already reading this, after all. So here are some tips about how you can prep your air conditioner in Chesterfield for summer successfully.

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Is Your Heater Down for the Count?

March 18th, 2019

furnace-technicianWe’re moving out of the heating season, and you may be tempted to put your heater out of your mind entirely at this point. We want to advise you to do otherwise, though. Why? Because there is at least one serious question that you should still explore relating to your heater, even if you’re past the point of relying on it much this heating season. That question is whether or not your heater should be kept in the game any longer.

We understand that you may be hesitant to think about replacing your heater in Chesterfield, MO, right now. You probably want to divert your attention to your air conditioning system, which you’ll be relying on pretty heavily in the coming months. The fact is, however, that now is the perfect time to make such considerations. You don’t want to wait until you actually need your heater again before you accept that, yes, its time has passed, after all. Consider the following.

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Potentially Dangerous Gas Furnace Issues

March 4th, 2019

gas-jetsWhile there are a lot of areas in the country where heaters are more heavily used than they are around here, you still need to know for sure that your heater will be there for you when you need it. Of course, that means more than just having a heater that functions effectively or reliably. It also means having a heater that functions safely. If yours isn’t, then you need immediate heating repair in St. Charles, MO.

We are going to be talking about gas furnaces specifically today, but we want to make clear that there is nothing inherently dangerous about natural gas furnaces. Modern systems, when installed, maintained, and repaired properly, can keep homeowners comfortable for years and years without issue. Still, there are some situations that can develop and which you should be aware of. So read on, and remember that our team is here for you when you need gas furnace services of any kind.

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There’s Ice on My Heat Pump. Do I Need Repairs?

February 18th, 2019

iceBecause our winters are relatively mild in this part of the country, the heat pump is a great option to consider for year round comfort. These systems work just like central air conditioners in the summer, evaporating refrigerant indoors to remove heat from the air in the house and then condensing that refrigerant outdoors in order to release it into the air outside. In the winter, however, that process is reversed and heat from the air outside is absorbed, the refrigerant is then compressed, and it is condensed indoors to heat the house very efficiently.

Like any other residential HVAC system, of course, heat pumps are subject to occasional operational problems. And, like most other HVAC system problems, issues with your heat pump may not always be what they seem. If you see ice on your heat pump, then you certainly may need to contact a professional HVAC contractor in Wildwood. Sometimes, though, that ice is actually to be expected. Let’s take a closer look at the issue, and remember that we can answer any questions that you may have.

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Which Heating Services Can I Do Myself?

February 4th, 2019

furnace-technicianYou might think that we are going to pull something of a bait and switch and tell you that there are no heating services that you can handle on your own. Well, we’ll admit that we’re going to focus a lot on those services you cannot handle and, more importantly, why you need to hire a pro. However, we’ll also be looking at some steps that you can take on your own in servicing your own heater.

It may not be that extensive of a list, but they are tasks that you should be aware of. As always, we encourage you to reach out to a trained professional if you are uncertain about any HVAC services in O’Fallon. Even if it is technically something DIY appropriate, you still don’t ever want to bite off more than you can chew. Different homeowners will have different comfort levels in terms of what they’re willing to take on. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. 

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

January 21st, 2019

cold-coupleFurnaces, like any other whole-house heating system, need to be sized, installed, and serviced by trained professionals. They are complex in that regard, but they’re also pretty straightforward in terms of actual operation. Basically, they generate heat, they use that heat to warm up air, and then they force that air throughout the house via ductwork in your home. See? Simple. You know what is even simpler, though?

Recognizing that a furnace that is blowing cool air is not a furnace that is functioning properly!

If your furnace seems to be struggling to distribute sufficiently warm air throughout your home, especially if it used to do so without trouble,  then you want to get in touch with a member of our team right away.  Chances are that you’ll need professional furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO, and we’re the pros that you’ll want on the case. Remember, cool air coming from a furnace can have a number of different potential causes.

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Is a Furnace Better than a Heat Pump?

January 7th, 2019

furnace-serviceWe understand that this can be frustrating for those homeowners seeking clear-cut answers to big questions that they have, but the fact is—it depends. If there were one “best” heating system, after all, we would not have so many different systems to choose from! The question you should really be asking yourself is not “which is the best heater,” but rather, “which is the best heater for me”. The good news is that we can help you find the answer.

No, we cannot say “yes” or “no” definitively to the question posed in the title of this blog. We can, however, help you to understand the pros and potential cons of each system. They’ve all got their fair share of each. That way, you can make an informed decision about which heater you’ll use. And, when you’re ready, be sure to schedule your heat pump or furnace services in St. Charles, MO, with our team.

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How Ignoring Heating Problems Winds Up Costing You

December 24th, 2018

just-right-temperatureIt is still running, so I’ll just ignore this problem for now. 

Well, it’s not doing a great job, but it’s not really that cold anyway.

Things are getting iffy but, hey, winter’s almost over. 

If you find yourself having these types of thoughts, then this is the post for you. Do not put off any heating repairs that your system may need. Doing so not only puts the condition of your heater in jeopardy. It also jeopardizes your comfort and, in some cases, your health and safety.

Now, it is true that not every problem your heater encounters will result in an immediate breakdown. The fact that your heater is up and running, however, does not mean that you should content yourself with a subpar heating performance. We may not be dealing with subzero temperatures and heavy snowfalls in this part of the country, but it still gets plenty cold enough to demand a great performance from your heater. Leave your heating repair in O’Fallon, MO, to the pros on our team.

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Which Furnace Is Right for Me?

December 10th, 2018

furnaceHeating your home is an important priority, even if you live in an area where you are not fighting against subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall. Even here in Missouri, where the heat and humidity of the summer season definitely outshine the cold of winter, you are going to need your heater to get you through the season comfortably. If you are in the market for a new heater or you suspect you’ll be looking for a replacement come spring, then chances are that you’ve been giving the furnace some attention.

Furnaces are the most popular home heating systems, and it is not really hard to understand why. They can share existing ductwork with central air conditioners, they’re easier to install than a boiler, and they offer prompt and efficient heating. Just remember that deciding to use a furnace is really only the first step. You’ll still need to decide which furnace is best for you. Not only can we handle your installation, maintenance, and furnace repair in Chesterfield, MO, but we’ll also make sure that you have the perfect furnace for your needs.

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