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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 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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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

May 11th, 2020

AC-unit-workWith the chill of winter behind us (mostly) for another year, all eyes are on the heat of summer. As alluring as that may sound, it’s important to keep in mind just how unpleasant our summer weather can be when you’re not able to get the respite you deserve. The heat, the humidity—you’re going to need a break. And when you go into your home, you should not be compromising on your comfort! That’s why now is the time for a new AC.

If you do need a new air conditioner installed, we suggest that you take a minute to really think about what type of AC you’ll use. Central air conditioners are a great option, of course, but they’re not the only systems out there. We strongly recommend that you take the heat pump into consideration, as well. Heat pumps offer some incredible benefits that even the best central ACs will struggle to match. We install and service heat pumps from the best manufacturers.

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How a Ductless AC Can Save You Money

April 27th, 2020

ductless-ACWe know, we know. You’ve got an air conditioning system already. Maybe it’s pretty old, sure. And maybe it costs a lot to run. And maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t actually cool your home all that well. But hey, it runs, right? We are going to level with you. The fact that an AC is still operational doesn’t necessarily mean that that AC is still worth running. And a ductless mini split is a great replacement option.

Today, we are going to dive into the ways in which a ductless mini split can save you money.  There are quite a few of them, and the monetary savings are just the first of many benefits that ductless systems offer. Just remember that you’ll need professional HVAC services if you hope to get the most from your AC system, ductless or otherwise. You’ll get top tier service quality when you let the pros on our team replace and service your home cooling system in Chesterfield.

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Set Your AC Up for Success

April 13th, 2020

AC-Tech-OutdoorsThere is a lot going on in the world today, and our daily lives have been disrupted in many ways. Certain things will remain constant regardless of what’s happening out there, though. The need to live in a comfortable, safe environment, for instance, is not a need that any homeowner is going to compromise on. That’s why now is the time to ensure that your home cooling system is ready for the season that lies ahead. Don’t overlook this necessity!

Air conditioning systems have only grown more efficient, effective, and reliable as time’s gone on. That does not mean that you can hedge your bets on an AC  functioning properly if you do not set it up for success, though. In today’s post, we are going to review a few different ways in which you can achieve this goal. As always, be sure to schedule your AC services in Chesterfield, MO, for a job done right the first time, every time.

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Why Furnaces Short Cycle

March 30th, 2020

furnaceIf you encounter an HVAC technician or an equipment salesperson that claims to hold the secret to eliminating the need for HVAC repairs entirely—find someone else to work with! There is nothing that can be done to guarantee 100% reliability with any mechanical system, HVAC systems included. That does not mean that you have to actively contribute to problems with your heater, though! Today we are going to talk about how you might be doing so.

Short cycling is one sign that you need furnace service in St. Charles, MO, but it may not be as clear of a sign as you think. There are actually a few items that you can check on your own here. Like most furnace issues, however, there are multiple causes of short cycling. If there is not an obvious fix, as detailed below, then you will have to schedule service with the trained professionals that you can trust—us!

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Is It too Late to Worry About a Furnace Repair?

March 16th, 2020

furnace-technicianWe know what some of you out there are thinking. Well, my furnace seems to be struggling a bit. But hey, it’s nearly spring. I won’t really be needing it too much longer. I won’t really be pushing it as hard. I’m sure that everything will be okay if I just let this issue wait until next season. Right? Right?

Don’t come looking to us for reassurance if that’s the path that you’re planning to go down. Will your heater squeak by for the remainder of the heating season? Maybe. Who knows. Is that a chance you’re willing to take? Are you comfortable grinding your heater into the ground as it suffers from an operational issue of some kind? Well—we hope not! If you think that you may need furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO, then we strongly encourage you to schedule service promptly. It’s just not a gamble worth making. 

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