Your Comfort Is Our Business!

Finding the right air-conditioning and heating contractor can be tough. Searching for the right company can often leave people feeling confused and even more frustrated than the actual problem which led to the search. That's why, at A-Plus Mechanical Services, we provide you with choices and a variety of solutions. We understand that everyone has a budget and different needs. We specialize in working with you to provide the best air-conditioning and heating solutions for YOU. Give us a call at 281-970-5200.

Friday, October 25, 2013

What's Blowing through Your Home?

When it comes to Fall allergies, sometimes our indoor air can be just as bad for us to breathe as outdoor air.

Dust mites, bits of mold and pollen all find their way indoors and gather in our vents. The first time we turn on our furnace, all the warm toasty air blowing through our home is also blowing all of these allergens into every room of our house and we are breathing it all in.

If this sounds like something you really do not want to experience, we are with you! Fortunately, there are things that can be done to cut down on the allergens in our homes and improve our indoor air quality.

If you would like to learn more about how to breathe better in your own home and the steps you should take to make sure your furnace is part of the solution instead of part of the problem, just call or email and let us hear from you.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Is Your Home At the Center of An Energy Loss Vortex?

That’s not quite as far-fetched as it seems. See, your home comfort system worked very hard to keep you cozy all Winter. Now with Summer around the corner, you sure don’t want system wear and tear to create a black hole in your wallet. I think we all know how expensive space programs can be!
This might sound funny to say but right about now, we usually hear an increase in complaints. Oh, I probably wouldn’t be telling you this if these complaints are about us (they’re not!). What I mean is, right about now, we start hearing complaints about high energy bills.
Now, it’s not like we’re physicists. Yet, we actually can have an impact on the energy costs in your home. When operating properly, your home comfort system will work more efficiently and save energy – which can mean lower monthly energy bills.
That’s why each spring, we get calls for system tune-ups that effectively increase the efficiency of home systems – and help prevent untimely breakdowns of your home comfort system.
Hope we’ll be heading to your home soon. If you didn’t have us out last year, you may not realize how much better your system could have been protecting your personal comfort, your energy bills … and more. But don’t make that mistake this year.
Learn more about how proper equipment operation affects energy costs. Take a look at this info, Attention: Seasonal Energy Alert.

Monday, February 25, 2013

An All-Around Great Idea

Logic. Intelligence. Prudence. Practicality. Fear. These are among the guiding qualities that people rely on when they decide to maintain their furnace. It’s a smart decision because it preserves an investment and assures continued comfort in cold weather. And it also protects against very real dangers, such as carbon monoxide leaks.
But what makes this idea even better is when you can bundle all of the above (energy savings, less repairs, safety checks, longer equipment life), plus additional discounts, priority service and twice-a-year tune-ups on your heating and cooling system. That’s what’s called a maintenance agreement program, and it one-ups the good idea of a tune-up into a great idea. 
To learn more about the value of making routine maintenance a part of your seasonal routine, contact us today. Just call or email, and we’ll take care of you.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Making Sense of Maintenance

Being the intelligent reader that you are, I know you know that it makes sense to maintain a piece of equipment that represents a sizeable investment on your part. You wouldn’t let anything you value sit idle, untouched, uncared for – and then expect it to perform for you year after year.
That’s why maintenance of your furnace or heater makes so much sense. It preserves your investment, increases comfort and improves safety. And the way maintenance makes the very most sense is to tie the energy-saving, repair-reducing perks of a tune-up with the priority service and discounts that come from being part of a regular maintenance agreement program.
Hope you’ll find out more about how you can save year after year on regular maintenance (and lots of other things). Start by taking a look at this report, The Mechanics of Furnace Maintenance

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Weather Alert: It's Cold!

There’s an app for this, there’s an app for that. There’s hardly anything we do or enjoy that can’t benefit from a little technological assistance, right? As a matter of fact, I recently heard of a “winter wake up” app, which combines the functions of an alarm clock with online weather forecasts. The result is that if your app determines that wintry conditions are going to create delays in getting to work, it’ll wake you up a little early so you’ll have more travel time.

Well, you don’t need an app to know the conditions your heating system is facing. Cold temperatures are going to make it work extra hard. Plus, if you haven’t had it serviced before the season begins, you run the risk of having an undetected carbon monoxide leak that could cause serious risks for your family’s health.

 That’s why we’re so big on recommending routine maintenance on your system. It’s just a good idea any way you look at it, and this helpful report illustrates some of the benefits. Take a look.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Where Did Those Sniffles Come From?

So let’s conduct a brief survey – brief meaning one question and you’re the only one who has to answer. Here goes: When you get a sniffle of some type, are you likely to take full responsibility, or are you going to look with a suspicious eye toward your kids, spouse, co-workers or strangers in one of Houston’s shops or restaurants? Well, I know – we don’t invent germs and viruses. They had to come from somewhere. But these upper respiratory-type ailments don’t always come from “germs.” They actually could come from carpet, or furniture, or hair spray, or even that air freshener you plug in to “freshen” up the air. The quality of your indoor air can be affected by many common household belongings. It can also be affected by many ordinary activities, including cooking, building a fire or enjoying a hobby. To learn more, take a look at this free report, Is that Sniffle from a Cold? Or from Your Indoor Air?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Now or Later? And the Big Impact that Small Question Can Have

At some point any of us will say, “I’ll deal with that later.” There is, after all, only so much our “now” can hold. Whether limited time, limited money, limited mental energy, limited physical energy or a mix of all of those at once, the “now” that’s right in front of us for handling issues has to be well managed. So you want to make good choices – the kind that looks past the now to what’s coming later. Maybe you’ll ask a set of questions like: In the future, will this action help prevent prospective problems that will cost me more time, more money, more inconvenience and be really uncomfortable at an unfortunate time? That’s the sort of question you might ask yourself when you’re considering routine maintenance on your home comfort system. When you look at it in the context of “now or later,” it’s pretty easy to figure out the answer that makes the most sense. To learn more, take a look at this free report, Simple Math: How Routine Maintenance Adds Up to Be Well Worth Your While.

Monday, September 17, 2012

I'm Glad You Asked....

“But why?” you may ask. “Why should I get my furnace tuned up when it seems to be working fine?” Well, I was hoping I’d get a chance to answer that question. It’s just something you might call “taking care of business.” There are certain things we do that may be inconvenient at the moment – but they keep us from having to take care of something much worse down the line. It’s like going to the doctor for a checkup each year. Maybe nothing’s wrong, but if something is starting to develop, we want to find it quickly before it gets worse. Our health matters to us, so this makes sense. The same is true for going to the dentist. No one enjoys the ritual of cleanings and dental checks, but they keep our teeth “tuned up,” you could say, so we can keep enjoying our favorite foods. Now that we’re headed into a winter, our furnace or heater will matter to us even more. So we want to do a preventive checkup to make sure it’ll be in good shape on the days and nights when we’re counting on it for our comfort and safety. Would you like to learn more? Take a look at this free report, What’s the Big Deal About Tune- Ups?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Is Your Home Trying To Tell You Something? Sometimes you can hear little noises that tell you your home has a concern to address. You know, something like the drip, drip, drip of a faucet that says “fix me.” Or the sound of wind that’s coming through a crack that should be patched. Spring is a good time to walk through your home just to “look and listen” to the maintenance issues that cropped up over the winter months. That way you’ll know what needs tending to. Along those same lines, be sure to add your home comfort system to your maintenance list. Routine maintenance is one of the most practical ways you can preserve the life of your system and preserve your pocketbook at the same time. Maintained systems run more efficiently, which saves you money. What else should your maintenance tour include? For ideas, take a look at our free report, "Give Your Home a Spring Checkup.”

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Taking Care of Your Investments

No, this is not an article on financial planning, but this is certainly an issue that could affect your financial well-being.
Your home comfort system is a big investment, no question about it. If you take care of this investment, it will take care of you – over a longer equipment life that is spent operating efficiently, saving you energy dollars and keeping you comfortable. Not a bad result for routine maintenance.
Yes, maintenance matters. But what does it involve? If you’d like to learn more, take a look at our free report, “A Quick and Simple Home Investment.”