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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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3 Warning Signs of a Furnace Emergency

November 25th, 2019

gas-jetsWe’re sure that you probably know when your heater is underperforming, but do you know when your heater is about to put your home in danger? Unfortunately, it’s a lot more common than you might think.

We’re not in the business of fear-mongering so we don’t want to scare you. We’re not saying that furnaces are inherently dangerous. In fact, they’re really the opposite. A furnace is one of the safest and reliable heating systems that you can have in your home. The problems arise when you don’t treat this system with care. We can come to your air when you need furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO. Make sure that you schedule an appointment with our team members when you want quality work.

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Need Heating Repairs? Wasting Time Can Cost You Big Time!

November 11th, 2019

thermostatWhen you need heating repairs in O’Fallon, MO, you need to act fast. Why? Because delaying in scheduling your heating repairs is only going to cost you more in the long run. We’re going to get into some of the consequences of putting off heating repairs in the post that follows. We also recommend that you check out our previous post for some tips regarding how you can recognize the need for heating repairs to begin with.

When you do find yourself in need of heating repairs—and yes, we do mean when, not if—you need to be sure that you are scheduling your heating services with skilled, experienced professionals that you can trust to do the job right. The good news is that your’e reading this, and that means that you’ve already found the company to count on! So take heed of this fair warning, and remember to dial our number for heating services of the highest quality.

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Heating Repairs FAQ: What Are Some Common Signs of Trouble?

October 28th, 2019

cold-manThe last thing that you want to experience is a heater breakdown just when you need your system the most. Unfortunately, that is just when your heater is most likely to break down! Think about it—if there is a problem with the heater that is causing it to struggle in its operation, it only makes sense that it will break down entirely when the most stress is put on it.  That leaves you and your family in a tough situation.

By scheduling heating repairs at the first sign of trouble, and treating all operating issues as potentially serious problems, you can help to prevent such an unfortunate experience with your heater. The St. Peters, MO, HVAC professionals on our staff have some tips to help you do just that. Keep the following information in mind, and remember that it is always better to play it a little safe than to wind up a lot sorry! Voice your concerns promptly.

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Is This the Year for a New Heating System?

October 14th, 2019

cold-manOne of the nice things about living in Missouri is not having to worry about very frigid temperatures, heavy snowfall, and icy commutes in the wintertime. Of course, one of the bad things about living in Missouri is that our relatively mild winters can lead to a false sense of security at times. Sure, you may be thinking, our nighttime temperatures regularly drop below freezing, but things typically warm up to a more manageable level during the day. My heater is probably good for another season.

Here’s a tip—if you’re trying to convince yourself that your heater has another year of quality service left in it, then your heater probably doesn’t have another year of quality service left in it. We may not be at Minnesota levels of cold, but it is more than cold enough around here in the winter to necessitate the use of a great heating system. That’s why you need to work with the O’Fallon, MO HVAC pros on our team!

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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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