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%

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Should you repair or replace your AC?

At Shafer, we present you with multiple solutions to meet your needs and budget. One of the most common questions we’re asked is whether it’s time to replace or repair an AC. The answer comes down to a lot of factors including your time and finances. Aside from a situation where your AC would cost

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Smart thermostats – are they a smart investment?

In a lot of ways, smart thermostats work like traditional thermostats. The difference is that smart thermostats connect to WiFi and can be controlled through smartphone apps. Some even learn your repetitive use behaviors, collect that data, and decide when to heat and cool a home. But are they worth the price tag? The average

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Why You Need a Wine Cellar

Whether for your home or businesses, a wine cellar ensures optimal taste, storage, and convenience. Is your wine collection outgrowing your space? Wine cellars are a great next step to consider as wine refrigerators only hold up to 110 bottles. This will allow you to continue building your collection while storing your wine for longer

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Water Pressure… how much do you need?

Too much water pressure causes leaks, while too little makes for a weak shower. So, where’s a safe spot? The recommended range for water pressure is 30-80 psis (pounds per square inch), but you should aim for anywhere between 60-70 psis. This allows you to run multiple water sources at the same time without losing

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How to prevent burst pipes

Coming home to a burst water pipe… it’s something you hope never happens and one of the single, most-costly home repairs possible. The good news? This is often preventable. Here’s the 411 on why pipes burst and how to prevent this from happening to you.  Why do pipes burst? Cold weather Burst pipes are most

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