Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog

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.

Continue Reading

Why Does My Furnace Cost So Much to Run?

January 20th, 2020

filterWhen it comes to your comfort, we really don’t think that you should have to make compromises. If you ask us, everyone deserves to be comfortable in his or her home. However, the cost of heating one’s home can sometimes come into conflict with their overall comfort and what they’re willing to pay for it. If your furnace is leading to sticker shock every time your utility bills arrive, then you have to take action.

And no, that does not mean that you need to replace your furnace with a more efficient model! Make no mistake, upgrading an old, inefficient furnace is definitely a great use of your money. It can lead to long term savings while also boosting your general comfort. But a full system replacement is not always in the cards. Sometimes, upgrading single facets of the system, or even scheduling furnace repair in St. Charles, MO can do the trick. Today, we’ll look at some reasons why your furnace may be costing so much to run.

Continue Reading

Keeping Furnace Repairs to a Minimum

January 6th, 2020

serviceWhile relatively mild compared to the northeast or the midwest, our winters are still cold enough to demand an effective heating performance. In an ideal world, you’d never have to worry about getting that type of performance from your heater. Well, we hate to break it to you, but this isn’t an ideal world—certainly not when it comes to heating systems. Modern heaters are certainly a reliable and efficient breed in general, but not heater is truly problem-free.

The best that you can hope for is to keep your furnace repairs in St. Peters, MO, to a minimum, and hope alone won’t get you there. Keeping the following information in mind can, however, so let us share with you some simple ways in which to keep your furnace repair needs as few and far between as possible. The best part is, keeping your furnace as dependable as can be is actually quite simple, so let’s take a closer look!

Continue Reading

Forced Air Heater? Get a Fresh Filter!

December 23rd, 2019

filter

Forced air heating systems, like furnaces and heat pumps, are very common. Furnaces burn gas or use electric resistance to generate new heat, while heat pumps transfer existing heat from the air outside into homes, making them incredibly efficient. While they may actually get heat into homes in different ways, there is one major similarity among these systems. They use air ducts in order to distribute heated air throughout the house. (The exception  is ductless heat pumps, but that’s a different subject!)

If you use a forced air heating system, then it is vitally important that you keep a fresh air filter in that heater.  Doing so allows for a number of great benefits, including helping to prevent heating repair in St. Peters, MO. While the winter weather in our area may not be setting any national records, it is definitely more than cold enough to make a dependable heating system very important. Let’s take a closer look at the air filter issue.

Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Furnace Running (Mostly) Problem-Free

December 16th, 2019

furnaceWhile we’d have loved to have left that “mostly” out of the title of this post, we do want to manage your expectations a bit going into this topic. We’ve got some simple and effective tips for keeping your furnace running reliably, but the fact remains that no furnace is ever going to be 100% problem-free. At some point, you’ll find yourself in need of furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO. When you do, remember that there’s no time to spare!

Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s focus on the positive—things that you can do to ensure that your furnace does operate as reliably as possible. While we may not have the most frigid winter weather in our part of the country, it still gets plenty cold enough to necessitate a great heating performance. And, when you keep these tips in mind, that’s the type of performance that you can expect. Protect your comfort this winter!

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading