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5 Reasons to Consider a Tankless Water Heater for Your Home

Tankless water heaters can be one of the best investments you can make for your family’s comfort and convenience. Although they do have a larger up front cost, you can save money with a tankless system the longer you stay in your home. If you’re considering making the switch from a traditional tanked water heater

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Ensure safe air quality for your holiday gatherings

We’re embarking on a new type of holiday season—one where celebrating amidst healthy air is top of mind. This critical change in our society is making air purification systems one of the most sought-after home improvements for the holiday season. Local air quality expert, Shafer Services Plus, is here to help you understand and implement

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Water Softeners – What to know before installing one

Do you need a water softener? If so, which is the best model for you and what should you consider before installing it? Shafer Services Plus is here to help you evaluate whether or not this is the right purchase for you, ensuring that you get exactly what you need. What is hard water? Hardness

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Clogged pipes? Don’t damage your plumbing with liquid drain cleaner. We have a better solution.

A backed up drain is a pesky problem that inspires many people to purchase drain cleaners from the grocery or hardware store. Unfortunately, harsh drain-cleaning products can make the problem worse.  Why are liquid drain cleaners unsafe? Liquid drain cleaners contain a mixture of caustic ingredients that are bad for your pipes, plumbing and fixtures.

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HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

Sometimes, it’s a simple fix. Other times, you need an expert. To save you time and money, we’re sharing a few HVAC troubleshooting tips.  Reset your HVAC system When your HVAC system has a glitch, you can restart it just like you restart your computer when something is amiss. All systems are different, so you’ll

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5 Summer tips to keep your HVAC running well and save you money

Summer is just around the corner! Here are five simple tips to help you save money and keep your homes cooler from Shafer Services Plus:   You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by turning your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours a day from its

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5 Unexpected Tips For Keeping Your Home Cooler This Summer

Summer in Texas is HOT, so we’re offering up a few ways to reduce the heat inside your home and maintain a more comfortable temperature for you and your family.  1. Check the settings on your dishwasher: Many dishwashers have an energy saver setting that will clean your dishes while also using the most efficient

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Indoor Air Quality 2.0- 5 Tips Beyond the Typical Advice to Having Cleaner Air in Your Home

How often do you think about the air you’re breathing inside your home? There can be many different types of pollutants that can compromise your home’s air. A properly serviced and maintained HVAC system is vital to help filter out many these particles, but there are other actions you can take to allow you and

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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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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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Shafer Services Announcement

We’re honored to let you know that Barrett & Sons is now part of the Shafer Services Plus family. For three generations the Barrett family has devoted their lives to building a strong local company and ensuring that your home and business is well cared for. Now, we will continue this commitment as part of Shafer Services Plus, an organization also dedicated to phenomenal service, expert knowledge, and strong company values.

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