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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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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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Schedule your Heating Replacement Today!

November 26th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWinters in Missouri are not going to set any records for cold temperatures or snowfall. If you fail to take your heating needs and your heating system seriously, however, you may set your own record—for fastest feelings of regret! While our winters may be mild, they are not so mild that you can get through them comfortably without a great heating system. And you’ll only get a great performance from your heating system with a great heater installation and maintenance services.

Even when your system is properly installed, expertly tuned up, and professionally repaired, however, it is not going to last forever. At some point, it will need to be replaced. The best way to deal with a replacement is to get out ahead of it. This means being proactive and scheduling your heating replacement with our St. Peters, MO HVAC professionals before a complete breakdown takes place. That’s not always possible, but we have a few points to consider that can help you to decide if the time for replacement has come.

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Heating Issues: When to Schedule Repairs

November 12th, 2018

A heating/cooling vent register on the wall of a home, with open/close leverYou don’t want to hear it, and we don’t want to be the bearer of bad news.  That doesn’t change the fact that you will need heating repairs eventually, though. When you do, you need to schedule them as promptly as possible. The longer that you force your compromised heater to keep running, the worse off that system is going to be. This begs the question of just when you are supposed to schedule service, of course.

You just said it—as soon as possible! Well, sure, but how do you know when there is a problem to begin with? If you’re waiting for your heater to break down entirely before you schedule service, then “as soon as possible” is kind out the window, right? Ideally, you’ll notice the problem well before things get that bad. So we’ve got a few tips to help you spot the need for heating repair in St. Charles, MO right away.

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Don’t Let a Dirty Furnace Filter Cause Trouble

October 29th, 2018

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Modern heating systems, when professionally installed and serviced, are incredibly reliable. That does not mean that they’re 100% reliable,  though, or that any heater ever can be. If you encounter a salesman or service technician telling you otherwise, we recommend that you reconsider doing business with that individual. Just because no heater is 100% reliable, however, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take every precaution in order to keep yours as reliable as possible. That’s where changing the filter comes in.

It may not sound like that big of a deal, but a dirty air filter can actually lead to a lot of different issues with your furnace. In fact, it can even lead to issues requiring furnace repair in St. Charles, MO. The good news is that changing your filter is really simple, and the filters themselves cost very little. For some reason, unfortunately, many homeowners still fail to keep fresh filters in place. By the time you’ve read this post, we think you’ll understand why that’s such a bad idea.

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Is Your Heater Short Cycling?

October 15th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWe really value our clients, and that means that we really value their comfort. In a perfect world, we’d be able to install a heater for you that would never encounter operational problems. The temperatures would drop, you’d fire up your heater, and you’d be warm and cozy for as long as the chill of winter lasted. As you probably realize, however, the world is not a perfect place. At some point, you will need heating repair in Chesterfield, MO.

When, not “if”, you do, remember that we are the professionals to call. Whatever the problem may be, you can count on our technicians to diagnose the issue accurately and promptly. Then, we can go about making the repairs necessary for getting your heating system back on track right away. One common issue that homeowners encounter is short cycling. This issue is tricky, because its causes are not always serious. But, in some cases, they’re about as serious as they get!

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Why We Insist on Routine Heating Maintenance

October 1st, 2018

chilly-manAfter a long, hot, and sticky summer season, the idea of cooler weather may not be that unwelcome. In fact, that change of pace may be quite anticipated. Once the chill of winter does set in, though, you need to know that you are going to be able to live comfortably throughout the season. It won’t be long before you are pining for the hot days of summer if you are not able to cool your home properly with your home heating system.

That is why we recommend that you schedule routine heating maintenance with the O’Fallon, MO HVAC professionals here on our team. We will go over your heater with a fine-toothed comb in order to guarantee that it is ready for anything that winter can throw its way. We may not get pummelled with subzero temperatures and heavy snowfalls the way that they do in other parts of the country, but that definitely does not mean that you can afford to overlook the importance of routine heating maintenance for your system.

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Do You Need a New Furnace Installed?

September 17th, 2018

furnace-technicianWe know, we know. Temperatures are still pretty warm out there. You are not necessarily looking forward to the winter season, so why are we bugging you about it? Well, trust us when we tell you that we are only looking out for your best interests. If you are thinking about replacing your furnace in Chesterfield, MO, now is the time to start really thinking about it. It is not actually in your best interest to wait until you really need it before doing so.

When you do decide to replace your furnace, there is still a lot more to consider. Gas or electric? Make and model? Your budget? One thing that you don’t have to spend too much time on is wondering which contractor to hire for the job, though. Why not? Because you are reading this, and that means that you’ve already found the contractor that you know you can trust to do the job right! Call today!

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Boosting Your Cooling Efficiency

September 3rd, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitThe heat of summer sticks around longer in our area than it does in, say, New England. While there are homeowners in cooler climates that are undoubtedly starting to shut down their ACs for the season, ours are going to be up and running for a bit longer. Is yours up and running efficiently, though?

If not, why are you settling for a less efficient AC performance than you deserve?

When you schedule your air conditioning services with our team, your system will function as reliably as possible. Even so, you want to be sure that you are not overpaying for your comfort.

That is why, today, we’ll be giving you some tips for boosting your air conditioning efficiency.

Keep them in mind, and be sure to call us when you need any air conditioning services in Chesterfield. Our technicians are some of the finest in the industry, and we want to be sure that you are cooling your home as successfully and affordably as possible. 

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When to Replace an Air Conditioner

August 20th, 2018

AC-tools-on-top-of-unitWait a second, we’re nearly at the end of the summer season. Why the heck would I bother replacing my AC when things are hopefully going to be cooling down relatively soon? Well, doesn’t it make more sense to replace your air conditioner in Chesterfield, MO at the end of the season, rather than waiting until you really need a new air conditioner and trying to have it done then? We think so. Of course, that still leaves you with the question of when an air conditioning replacement is actually necessary.

Look, there is no set date that any air conditioner is going to just give up and quit on you. While AC systems will have an expected lifespan, this doesn’t mean that the system will stop working on the day it hits that point. It also doesn’t mean that the system will necessarily even last that long, unfortunately. So what’s a homeowner to do? Wait for the system to break down before replacing it? No way! Here are some tips to help you decide if an AC replacement is necessary.

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