Drain Cleaning Tips & When to Call a Plumber
One of the most common issues you may face as a homeowner is a clogged drain. Whether it’s the kitchen sink or the bathroom drain, a blocked drain backs up your everyday life. Not only is it inconvenient, but it can also lead to bigger problems like water damage and mold growth. Here are easy
Shafer Serves: Caring for neighbors and non-profits in need
Shafer Serves is our philanthropic program dedicated to providing free HVAC and plumbing services to people and non-profits in need. It’s our way of thanking and caring for the communities we call home. “Safe temperatures and reliable running water are critical for healthy environments,” said Chase Anderson, President and CEO of Shafer Services Plus.
Indoor Air Quality Tips for San Antonio Allergy Sufferers
As beautiful as San Antonio is, it’s also one of the worst cities for allergies according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Just as mountain cedar clears, in comes mold, grass, and tree pollen (hackberry, oak, ash, mulberry, and juniper). San Antonio air quality can cause respiratory problems, allergies, and other health
Shafer Services Plus celebrates Women’s History Month
During Women’s History Month, Shafer Services Plus is recognizing the achievements of women who have made today’s HVAC and plumbing industries possible. Women like Alice H. Parker, who invented a natural gas furnace in 1919, and Lillian Baumbach, who became the first licensed female plumber in New York City in 1915. Yet today’s HVAC and
Ways to Prep Your Home Before a Freeze
The first freeze of the season is right around the corner and Shafer is here to help you prep your home. Below are helpful and some unexpected ways to make sure your home is ready for cold weather. After a freeze is always a plumber’s busiest time so we love to help people on the
What you need to know: How the new Inflation Reduction Act can help you purchase energy-efficient systems.
In an effort to advance clean energy, the new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is providing incentives to help you purchase energy-efficient solutions. What does this mean? According to ACHR News (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration): IRA offers a 30% tax credit when you purchase a qualifying water heater or HVAC system. This means that 30%
Summer Air Conditioning Tips
Here are some quick and easy tips to help you chill this summer. Many will increase your home’s efficiency and stretch your pocket book too! Ceiling fans help a room feel 4° cooler. Keep your thermostat at 78° when home and 7-10 degrees higher when away. Humidity creeps in during summer months so prevent moisture
Do you really need an AC tune up?
AC tune-ups address the wear and tear your unit has endured since its last service. Repairing small problems now will help your AC run smoothly, lower your cooling costs, and avoid extensive future damages. An air conditioner maintenance tune-up has several benefits: Increased AC performance Better air conditioning efficiency Fewer home visits for AC repair
Why is your AC blowing hot air?
No one likes someone that’s full of hot air. That goes for you too, HVAC units! Here are possible solutions to help you stay chill this summer. Double check your circuit breaker Start with anything that’s an easy fix! Make sure the circuit that supports your HVAC unit hasn’t been turned off. This one simple
Signs your AC needs repair
HVAC units in Texas aren’t a luxury. They’re a necessity. Pay attention to these warning signs to catch an HVAC problem before your unit goes out altogether. Warning Signs: Hot or cold spots Increased indoor humidity Blowing warm air Low airflow Unusual odors Strange sounds Decreased indoor air quality Higher energy bills Shafer’s trusted HVAC