Month: December 2020
Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned? A San Antonio Duct Expert Answers.
The answer? It depends. Generally, ducts should only be cleaned on an “as-needed” basis—not as a routine maintenance, as some less honest San Antonio techs might suggest. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), you should only get your ducts cleaned if: There is visible mold growth in your ductwork Your ducts are infested with
How to Protect Your San Antonio Home from Water Damage
Even a small amount of water can cause severe damage to a home. So, in a place like San Antonio that gets 20+ inches of rainfall a year, we see a lot of flood damage. To protect your home against flood damage, we recommend that you: Repair and prevent exterior damage to your home Get
How Much Does it Cost to Install a Central AC in San Antonio, Texas?
The cost to install a central AC in San Antonio can fall anywhere between $6,000 and $18,000. Most homeowners pay roughly $9,500. Wondering why that’s such a big range? Well, your central AC installation cost depends on these factors: Size of the AC (cooling capacity) The unit’s efficiency (SEER rating) Optional features The length of
How to Prevent Clogged Drains: A San Antonio Plumber Explains
Every homeowner agrees: Clogged or slow-moving drains are a nuisance. While you might not be able to prevent every clog, you can certainly take some steps to reduce your chances of getting one. In this article, we’ll share how to prevent clogs in 3 areas of your home: Kitchen sink Bathroom sink & shower Toilet
3 Easy Ways to Combat The San Antonio Flu Season
The flu is a nasty illness, causing uncomfortable symptoms like a sore throat, achy muscles, and frequent coughing. Here in San Antonio, the flu season starts in late October and doesn’t begin slowing down until February. That means at least 3 months each year we live with a higher risk of catching the flu. Although
Mountain Cedar Season: When It Begins, Ends and How to Survive It
If you’ve lived in Central Texas for a while, chances are you’ve experienced the dreaded “cedar fever.” Mountain Cedar allergy season starts in late December and can last until March. The most severe months are usually December and January, which is when the cedar’s pollen counts are at their peak. The symptoms of cedar fever
How Much Does it Cost to Install a Heat Pump in San Antonio?
Considering a heat pump for your San Antonio home? If so, the first question on your mind is probably “How much will a heat pump cost me?” The cost to install a heat pump in San Antonio ranges from $6,000 to $18,000, with most homeowners paying around $11,000 on average. We know—that’s a really big
Why Does My Furnace Keep Going On and Off?
Worried that your furnace is turning on and off too frequently? If your furnace is turning on and off frequently, it could mean one of two things: It’s especially cold outside Your furnace is short cycling If it is an especially cold day, your furnace may just be turning on and off frequently because your
What Do Extreme Hot Temperatures Do to My AC System?
Extremely hot temperatures usually cause AC systems to break down sooner than they’re supposed to. When it’s super hot outside, your AC struggles to cool your home and has to work harder and longer to do so. Running constantly will overwork parts of your AC, which strains your entire system. Luckily, there are a variety
Shafer Services Wins BBB 2020 Market Ethics Award
Shafer Services was honored with the 2020 Better Business Bureau aware for marketplace ethics for the 41-60 employee category. Read more about the award and see other winners here!