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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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Don’t Miss Out on Heating Maintenance Benefits!

September 30th, 2019

reminderWhile our hot and humid summers are more intense than our relatively mild winter season is, that doesn’t change the fact that you need a great heater installed in your home to get you through the coldest time of the year in the comfort that you deserve. Unfortunately, there are a lot of homeowners out there that take their heating systems and their performances for granted. The simple fact of the matter is that even great heaters will underperform if they’re not properly cared for.

That is precisely why heating maintenance in Chesterfield, MO, is so important.  If you are serious about getting the best that your HVAC system has to offer, be it your heater or your air conditioner, then routine maintenance is the key. Not only do we excel in tuning up heaters and air conditioners, but we also offer an outstanding Maintenance Agreement to our clients that affords them a number of benefits in addition to the great benefits that maintenance always carries with it!

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Boost Heating Efficiency This Winter

September 16th, 2019

Look, we get it. Things are still pretty steamy out there during the days. The last thing on your mind at noon right now is your heating system. What about at night, though? Or in the early morning.  When the sun is down, we’re sure that you’ve noticed things are cooling down out there. And that means it is really only a matter of time—a short amount of time, at that—before you start running your heating system once more.

When that time comes, are you sure that your heater will step up to the plate and knock it out of the part? Are you worried that it might strike out when it comes to energy efficiency? Just because we don’t use our heaters to the same extent that they do in, say, Vermont or Minnesota, is no reason to settle for subpar heating efficiency.  When it comes to heater efficiency, you can take control by following the advice of our HVAC professionals in St. Charles, MO.

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Common Signs That You Need AC Repairs

September 2nd, 2019

When you live in a place like Missouri, where the heat and humidity of summer are truly legendary, you need a reliable air conditioning system. That is why homeowners throughout our area invest in good ACs, and why they are so diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. Even the best air conditioners, and even those installed and maintained by the best technicians, won’t function 100% reliably, though. The fact is that you will need air conditioning repairs eventually.

The key to minimizing the risk of extensive damage to your air conditioner is schedule repairs as soon as you realize that there is a problem with your air conditioning in St. Charles, MO. That, of course, begs the question of just how homeowners can recognize that there are problems to begin with. The answer is by being aware of the following warning signs! Keep this information in mind, take our advice to heart, and dial our number when trouble is brewing.

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What You Can Do to Boost HVAC Efficiency

August 19th, 2019

AC-with-moneyWe may still be in the midst of the cooling season right now, but in today’s post, we’re focusing on some tips that will not only benefit you when cooling your home with your AC, but also when warming your home up with your heater in the winter. More specifically, we’re talking about a cause that we can all get behind—heating and cooling homes with more efficiency! And don’t worry, we’re not just going to be telling you to replace your systems with more efficient models.

While replacing your HVAC equipment in O’Fallon, MO, with more efficient systems is a great way to cut down on home comfort costs, we understand that not everyone has the funds to do that at the drop of a hat. Moreover, most systems can operate more efficiently when you take a few simple steps or make a few minor upgrades. Be wary of any HVAC professional that tells you the only path toward improved efficiency is a full replacement. 

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Should My AC Be Starting and Stopping So Frequently?

August 5th, 2019

woman-with-fanIf your air conditioner is starting and stopping frequently enough that you’re asking yourself this question, then the answer is probably no. Now, you have to keep in mind the fact that your air conditioner should not be running constantly, either. ACs are designed to run in cycles, meaning that they should adjust temperatures, shut down, then start back up in relatively even and regular intervals. An AC that is running constantly is no better off than one that starts and stops very frequently.

When it comes to your air conditioning in O’Fallon, MO, you have to keep in mind that “good enough” is never really good enough when it comes to its performance! Truth be told, short cycling may not be indicative of a very serious air conditioning problem. At least, it may not start out that way. However, short cycling may also be caused by a very serious issue, and itself will damage the system if left alone long enough.

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Ice on the AC Coils—It Should Never Be There!

July 22nd, 2019

frozen-air-conditioning-coilsMost homeowners aren’t experts on how modern air conditioning systems operate. There’s no reason they should be. After all, how many people who use microwave ovens have an in-depth understanding of microwave radiation? Professionals exist to handle services like fixing an microwave or repairing an air conditioning system.

However, there are a few basic misunderstandings of air conditioning that we want homeowners to know about, because it helps them know when to call for air conditioning repair in O’Fallon, MO from our technicians. One common misunderstanding is that ice along the evaporator coils of an AC is perfectly normal. It’s far from normal—it may even warn of an air conditioner in danger of complete breakdown.

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Is a Heat Pump the Right Cooling System for Me?

July 8th, 2019

hot-and-coldIt’s certainly a possibility! We’re sorry that we cannot give you a definitive answer to this question, but we’d need a little more to work with in terms of information before we can really guide your decision-making process. What we can offer right now, however, is an overview of why the heat pump is the right option for so many different homeowners. While there is no definitive  AC system that best suits everyone, there are plenty of reasons why heat pumps are so popular.

We also want to stress that, despite how great heat pumps are, the only way you’re going to get a great performance from your heat pump is by scheduling your heat pump services in Chesterfield—including installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance—with skilled, experienced professionals. The good news is that you are reading this right now, and that means that you’re already well on your way to scheduling your services with pros that you can trust.

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When to Replace Your Air Conditioning System

June 24th, 2019

AC-unit-workLiving in Missouri means running your air conditioner a lot. You don’t need us to tell you that this system is going to play a major role in your life when temperatures start to rise—and stay risen for much of the year! While we’d love to tell you the secret to an air conditioning system’s eternal youth, the fact is that no air conditioning system is going to last forever. You’ll need an air conditioning replacement at some point.

When that time comes, remember that our technicians are here for you. Also remember that you shouldn’t wait for your system to break down entirely before considering its replacement, though. After all, when is an air conditioner most likely to give out on you but when you absolutely need it the most? Here are some factors to consider that can help you determine if the time is right to start thinking about replacing your air conditioner in Chesterfield.

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Why Is a Refrigerant Leak a Big Deal?

June 10th, 2019

AC-manifoldAir conditioning systems are complex pieces of machinery, and modern engineering has really done wonders for their capabilities. The basic concepts and theory behind the air conditioning process, however, is actually quite simple. The air conditioner removes heat from your home, and it continues to do so until it reaches the desired temperature. It accomplishes this through the evaporation and condensing of refrigerant. That’s an incredibly simple explanation of how the process works, but it’s really the foundational aspects.

Considering that we just pointed to the evaporation and condensing of refrigerant as the process that allows your air conditioner to, well, condition air, it should be pretty obvious just how vital to the process refrigerant is. It should also come as no surprise to hear that a refrigerant leak is really cause for major concern. So read on, learn more about how that AC of yours works, and remember to contact a member of our team if you think that it’s time for professional air conditioning repair in O’Fallon, MO.

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How a Clean Air Filter Benefits Your Air Conditioner

May 27th, 2019

man-with-filterThe truth of the matter is that most—meaning almost all—of your air conditioning services in Chesterfield, MO, absolutely must be completed by skilled and experienced professionals. This doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do yourself to help your air conditioner succeed, though. In fact, one of the best things that you can do for your air conditioner also happens to be one of the simplest.

What are we talking about? Tune in next week for the exciting con—no, just kidding. It’s changing your air filter. Do tune in to the rest of this blog post, though. We’ll be covering precisely what the benefits of a clean air filter are for your air conditioner, and we think you’ll be sold on it by the end. These filters are cheap and readily available, so there’s no excuse for leaving a dirty one in your AC throughout the cooling season.

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