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What Allergens Are High in San Antonio?

There’s a lot we love about San Antonio, but we can’t say we love the dreaded allergies that plague us almost year-round. If you’ve lived in San Antonio for at least a year, you probably already know what we’re talking about. And if you haven’t, just wait—every season, a new allergen pops up and irritates

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How Often Should I Change My AC Filter? A San Antonio Tech Answers

A good rule-of-thumb is to replace your filter every 1–3 months. That said, some filters need to be changed more frequently than others because they get dirtier faster. The important thing is to change your AC filter before it gets clogged with dirt and debris. Why? A filthy AC air filter can cause issues like:

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How Often Should I Flush My Water Heater? A San Antonio Plumber Answers

We recommend you hire a professional to flush your water heater at least once a year. The reason? In San Antonio, we have some of the hardest water in the country, meaning we have a lot of minerals (sediment) in our water supply. Over time, these minerals build up inside your tank, leading to issues

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How Much Does Furnace Maintenance Cost in San Antonio?

In San Antonio, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $250+ for furnace maintenance (often referred to as a “tune-up” or “check-up”). Now you’re probably wondering: “Why the difference in price?” The following factors determine the price of a furnace tune-up: The quality of the contractor you hire The what’s included in the

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How Much Does a Whole-House Air Purifier Cost in San Antonio?

Looking to breathe a little easier this allergy season? A whole-house air purification will definitely help. What you’ll pay to install an air purifier in your home depends on 2 things: The type of whole-home air purifier you choose The time and effort needed to properly install the purifier We’ll cover each factor in more

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Why Does My Water Take so Long to Heat Up in San Antonio?

Do you find yourself waiting a long time for hot water? Unfortunately, waiting 40–60 seconds for your shower to heat up isn’t uncommon in many San Antonio homes. If your water takes longer than 10–20 seconds to heat up, it’s not only a waste of your time—it also drives up water, sewage and electric bills.

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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

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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

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What’s the Best Air Purifier for Allergies in San Antonio?

It’s coming up on that time of year again: cedar fever season. If you’re looking for an air purifier that will make this time of year a little less miserable, we recommend installing a whole-house air purifier (also called an “air scrubber”). Installed in your existing HVAC system, a whole-home purification system will filter airborne particles,

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How Much Does AC Maintenance Cost in San Antonio?

In San Antonio, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $250+ for an AC check-up. Why the wide price range? Well, the cost of AC maintenance depends on these 2 factors: The AC company you hire What the technician checks during a maintenance visit We’ll look at both of those factors in more

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