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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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5 Ways to Boost Air Conditioning Efficiency

September 28th, 2020

money-in-grassOur cooling season can run pretty late into the year around here. If you’re feeling a bit fatigued after another brutally hot and humid summer season—just imagine how your air conditioner feels! Of course, it’s not always just the heat that can get us a little hot under the collar during the cooling season. Excessively high cooling costs can do that, as well!

That’s why we want to talk about some ways to keep your air conditioner efficient today. The St. Charles, MO HVAC pros on our team know what it’s like to be on the wrong end of a high bill. Their goal isn’t just to keep you comfortable. It’s to keep you comfortable without breaking the bank in the process! Keep these tips in mind, and reach out with any questions or concerns.

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3 Reasons to Choose a Ductless Mini Split

September 14th, 2020

ductless-technicianWe know that investing in a new HVAC system may not be the most exciting way in which to spend your money. But if you value your comfort, you know just how important an investment this type of system is. And, you know that you want to make the right investment from the get-go. An HVAC system is not something that you want to feel buyer’s remorse about. This is a pretty substantial investment for most homeowners.

So, you need to know that you’ve weighed your options carefully and that you’ve chosen your system wisely. One type of system that we strongly encourage homeowners to consider is the ductless mini split. If you’re not familiar with ductless mini splits, then you definitely need to read this post before you choose your new system. You may just find that a ductless mini split in Chesterfield, MO, is exactly what you’ve been hoping for.

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3 Reasons to Get Smart About Your Thermostat!

August 31st, 2020

smart-thermostatThe thermostat on your wall may not be the biggest component of your HVAC system, but don’t let its small stature fool you. It is, without a doubt, one of the most important components. After all, it is this small thermostat that allows you to control your HVAC system to begin with? Let us ask you this, though. Are you controlling your HVAC system in the smartest way possible?

If you haven’t scheduled a smart thermostat installation in Chesterfield, MO, with our team, then the answer is no! We totally understand that a lot of folks like to keep things simple. There’s simple, and there’s outdated, though. Smart thermostats are more complex than basic models, but they’re intuitive, easy to use—and enormously beneficial.

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Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

August 17th, 2020

woman-with-fanThere is a type of leak that you may encounter with your AC, and this leak is a big deal. That is a refrigerant leak. If you have a water leak on your hands, however, well—the problem is not what it seems. What’s that mean? A central air conditioning system does not use water in its operation, so it is really not possible that it is actively leaking water.

But I’ve seen the water surrounding my system! I swear! Okay, we’re not calling you a liar. Don’t worry. We believe you. We didn’t say that there’s no way that water is coming from your system. Just that it is not really a water leak in the traditional sense. Confused yet? Well, we’re about to clear everything up. Here’s what might be going on with your air conditioning in St. Charles, MO.

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Why Replace Your Air Conditioner Now?

August 3rd, 2020

Service-ReminderA lot of folks have the same idea. Replace an air conditioner when it breaks down entirely. If you ask us, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Obviously are not going to replace a newer air conditioner just because it needs an occasional repair. But would you plan on running your vehicle into the ground? Replacing it only when it leaves you stranded on the side of the road somewhere?

We’d hope not!

The same is true of your AC. You’re going to need an air conditioning replacement in Chesterfield, MO, eventually. When you do, you’re not going to want it to be an emergency. In today’s post, we’ll cover some of the benefits of replacing your AC ahead of time. We’ll also cover some of the reasons why you might consider a replacement to begin with.

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3 Reasons You Can’t Repair Your AC Yourself

July 20th, 2020

AC-technicianNeed air conditioning repair in St. Charles, MO? Then you need to call in trained professionals. Our technicians are some of the best in the industry. When you hire us to repair your air conditioning system, count on the job being done right.

The first bit of information that we want to share is this: AC repair is not a DIY job! We know that there are a lot of DIY enthusiasts out there. We know that there are a lot of online tutorials that you can watch. We also know that DIY repair attempts just don’t end well. Here are the top 3 reasons you need a pro for the job!

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3 Ways Your AC Is Begging for Help

July 6th, 2020

outdoor-unitOkay, so your air conditioner is not literally talking to you. That does not mean that it isn’t communicating with you, though. Your air conditioner is a mechanical system, and like any mechanical system, can run into operational problems. Often, these problems start out pretty small. However, they wind up overlooked and are given the opportunity to get worse.  That’s where homeowners start to run into very frustrating situations. Always act promptly if your AC shows signs of distress.

Recognizing those signs of distress really is not that difficult. You just need to know what to look for. And listen for. And feel for. Okay, maybe it’s a little complicated. But the good news is that our pros have the tips you need to do so successfully! Read on, and let us know what concerns you have. Our technicians will figure out precisely what’s wrong with your system. Once they have, they’ll fix the problem completely.

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Problems Caused by Dirty AC Filters

June 22nd, 2020

man-with-filterChances are that you rely on your central AC throughout a good portion of the year. It can be oppressively hot and humid in our area, a subpar performance from our home cooling systems amounts to much more than a “minor” inconvenience. It only makes sense that you should be doing everything possible to ensure that your system functions precisely as intended. That simply cannot be the case if you do not keep a fresh air filter in your system.

Any true HVAC professional in St. Charles, MO, will tell you that routine AC maintenance is the key to a system’s success. That is entirely true. However, there is one vital maintenance step that you yourself must take. That is changing your air filter as needed, typically around once a month. That’s much more frequently than you’re scheduling maintenance, of course, hence the need to do it on your own. Today we’ll take a look at some of the issues that dirty filters cause.

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How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

June 8th, 2020

AC-techniciansThe title of this blog poses a pretty complex question. There are a lot of different components in any given air conditioning system, electrical relays, capacitors, etc. When most homeowners ask this question, though, what they have in mind is how their air conditioners actually cool their homes. And to that question, there is a fairly simple air—through the use of the refrigerant cycle. By evaporating and condensing refrigerant, ACs are able to move heat from inside the home, out.

That’s a huge oversimplification of the process, of course, but it gets the major point across. Today we’ll be diving into the topic a bit further, discussing refrigerant, how your air conditioner uses it, and the very real risk of serious problems posed by a refrigerant leak.  Just keep in mind that any air conditioning repairs, absolutely including refrigerant leaks, require professional attention. Don’t ever attempt to handle your AC repairs in Chesterfield, MO, on your own. 

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3 Major Benefits of Central Air Conditioning

May 25th, 2020

Are you one of those homeowners that has been making do with window unit air conditioners for years now? Are you ready to see what you’ve been missing? Then this is the blog that is finally going to convince you to take the plunge and enjoy all that central AC has to offer. We get it, window units have their pros. However, they really cannot match what a central air conditioner can do for you.

Just remember that no central air conditioner is going to deliver its best possible performance if you don’t have it installed and serviced by a skilled, trained professional. That is why you need to schedule service with our team. When you combine a great central air conditioning system in Chesterfield, MO, with services of our quality, you and your comfort just can’t miss! So read on, and stop selling yourself short when it comes to the way in which you cool your home.

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