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
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
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
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
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
Importance of a Heating System Tune-Up for Your Home
Cold weather has a way of sneaking up on you in South Texas. That’s why now’s the time to have a check-up for your home’s heating system. Keeping your family warm and comfortable during cold weather is the main reason to have your system checked out, but there are other benefits as well. Ensure peak
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
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
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.
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