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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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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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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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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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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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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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