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.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Know The Signs of a Home Improvement Scam

I know how it is. Sometimes homeowners are concerned about calling a contractor to their home for a problem. They know they want a tune-up or repair, but they’re expecting the contractor to try to talk them into getting more than they need. It’s such a common concern that I want to reassure you that we do things differently here.
Our tech will come out for a thorough evaluation of the problem you’ve been experiencing. We’ll present a solution that we recommend. We’ll fully explain the reasoning behind this recommendation, and we’ll put the estimate and guarantees in writing so that you won’t have any surprises. Not only that, you always have the choice to say “no” or “not now.” There’s no pressure at all. And, should you have any additional concerns, we stand behind our work.
We used advanced technology to make sure you get the best evaluation and repair. And we keep your comfort and safety foremost in our mind. So call us whenever you need us.
In the meantime, if you want to get a better sense about people working in your home, take a look at this video that could help you know what to watch for when approached by a home improvement contractor.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

High expectations

In this type of business, we have the great honor of being invited into someone’s home to solve a problem. Sometimes these problems are high priority for the customer – as I’m sure you know if you’ve ever been without air conditioning on a very hot day or without heat on a very cold night. These problems are also pretty inconvenient for those same reasons.
Also, the “fear of the unknown” can be a little unnerving too. If you’re asking for help and aren’t sure who to turn to, you may be wondering if you just called someone who’s going to take advantage of you while you’ve got this comfort problem.
So starting with that last point first, I’m looking forward to getting to know you better – because that means I’ll have had a chance to let you know that our company is reliable, thorough and professional. I’m looking forward to providing the service you need when you need it – because then you’ll see that your inconvenient problem is handled in a timely manner. And I’m also looking forward to showing you that our customers are our highest priority.
So please call us when you need us. This video explains what you can expect when you do. Please take a look.

Friday, November 11, 2011

If it’s such a great idea, why isn’t everyone doing it?

The Washington Post recently reported on the Pew Center’s climate research that showed the breakdown on where we use energy in our home:
• Heating/Cooling – 42%
• Water Heating – 14%
• Lighting – 11%
• Electronics and Computers – 10%
• Refrigeration – 7%
• Cooking – 5%
• Other – 8%
• Statistical Adjustment – 3%
Notice who’s at the head of the list? No question about it, your heating and cooling system sucks up the biggest portion of your energy dollars. That’s why we always recommend one very important way to help you conserve these dollars: regular service and maintenance.
Regular maintenance also helps you stay comfortable in your home and extends the life of equipment that accounts for such a sizeable investment.
Maintaining your equipment can usually prevent breakdowns. The reason a lot of companies keep this a secret is that the average repair is about triple the cost of a tune-up and to replace a system is up to 50 times the cost. A regularly maintained system is actually inexpensive insurance, especially when you factor in the energy savings.
We’ve got a video that explains a lot more. Please take a look.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Which Direction to Turn?

You could say, seasons never change alone. When summer rolls over to fall, we also start reshuffling a lot of the things we do. For example, we change what we wear. Head back to school. Spend more time inside – or outside. Follow a different sport. Watch a new TV season.
Yes, a shift in season shifts a lot of the things we do. You could say, it feels a little like a change in direction. If you want to stay comfortable in your home, there’s something else that calls for a change in direction too.
The rotation of your ceiling fan helps you stay cool during the summer. We all know this, of course, but what many are surprised to learn is that ceiling fans can also help keep you comfortable in winter – once you change the direction of their rotation.
So, the change in season doesn’t mean you have to put your ceiling fan into hibernation. Simply reverse the rotation of the blades, and it’ll help you stay warm. Confused? Don’t be. We’ve got a video that tells more about it. Please take a look!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Invisible Dangers in your Home

Picture this. Let’s say your front door has broken down and will no longer close. So it’s always open. How vulnerable would this make you, your family and your possessions? Truly, who knows what would come inside? For starters, you could welcome the neighbor’s cat, a bird or two or some buzzing, stinging creatures. Worse, you could wake up to bad guys carting off your stuff or come home to a trespasser taking a nap on your couch!
Obviously, the front door is one of your protections for keeping bad things out and good things in. But what if you had an opening into your home that you didn’t even know about – and what if the dangers that were coming in couldn’t be seen, smelled or tasted?
That’s the problem with an odorless, colorless and potentially dangerous gas like Radon. You don’t realize it’s there, but it may be causing problems for your family’s health and well-being. The symptoms of Radon (unlike Carbon Monoxide) are not known immediately since the ill effects can take place over a period of years. According to the EPA, high levels of Radon can be found in one out of every 16 homes in the United States and is the second leading cause of lung cancer .
We’ve got a video that gives a good explanation for how this happens and what you can do about it. Won’t you please take a look?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Is Your Furnace Keeping Secrets?

With winter setting in soon, this is the time to make sure your family will be able to stay warm and comfortable in the months ahead.
First order of business: get your furnace ready for service. Sure, it’s had a good long rest over the warmer months, but that also means it’s had a chance to collect dust, rust and gunk. None of that will help on a cold winter’s night.
The number one reason for your system failing isn’t age, brand, lightning or that you play with your thermostat too much – it’s dirt. That’s right, a furnace that isn’t regularly cleaned and tuned will most likely be the reason the heat doesn’t come one night.
There are a lot of other reasons seasonal maintenance is a good idea – like saving energy dollars, increasing the life of your system and protecting yourself from dangerous problems like carbon monoxide poisoning. This quick video explains more, so please take a look!