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July 2017

5 Reasons to Be an HVAC Tech

By | 2017-12-04T20:06:35+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Heating, HVAC|

An HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) technician's job is one that is often overlooked. Yet, it is a rewarding and challenging career choice. Here are a 5 reasons why you should choose to be an HVAC techs in the greater St. Louis area.   1. Good Pay. It pays better than you think! The Bureau [...]

May 2017

Family Fun Day 2017

By | 2017-12-11T18:48:41+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Community|

Lake St. Louis – Budget Heating, Cooling & Plumbing had their annual Family Fun Day Saturday at Boulevard Park in Lake St. Louis. Employees of the St. Peters based small business spent the day playing games, eating barbecue, and enjoying each others company. This is the company's third annual Family Fun Day. This years festivities [...]

March 2017

6 Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

By | 2017-12-11T19:01:54+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Plumbing|

What Is A Tankless Water Heater? Tankless water heaters are high-power devices that instantly heat up cold water. The heat generation is instantaneous and on-demand. It doesn’t store water in its tank, and doesn’t need to reheat the water constantly. 4 Advantages Of Tankless Water Heaters Endless Hot Water: A properly sized tankless water heater [...]

November 2016

Preventative Maintenance at Home

By | 2017-12-11T19:25:46+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Furnaces, Heating, HVAC, Plumbing|

As a homeowner there are several major systems in your home that are fully mechanical, need preventative maintenance,  and usually function without a second thought from you.  Systems such as: Central Heating Air Conditioning Water heating Much like a car that regularly needs to have its oil changed and have the fluids checked to keep [...]

July 2016

Smart Homes In HVAC & Plumbing

By | 2017-12-11T19:39:00+00:00 July 20th, 2016|HVAC, Plumbing, Technology|

Smart home technology is growing to include the management of more of the appliances in your home. More homeowners are using new products aimed at managing their heating and cooling systems and protecting their home from plumbing mishaps or water waste through smart homes. Integration of plumbing and HVAC related smart home technology is essential [...]

Water Heater Maintenance 101

By | 2017-12-11T19:40:07+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Plumbing|

A water heater works tirelessly so you can enjoy a nice, warm bath every day. It also happens to be one of the more low-maintenance household appliances, which doesn’t exactly have a long checklist of maintenance items. Rather, a few essential steps of periodic routine maintenance can keep your water heater working optimally for its [...]

Signs Indicating That It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

By | 2016-11-18T17:26:29+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Plumbing|

A water heater has a life expectancy of eight to twelve years. If you have invested in a preventive maintenance program, then there is a possibility that it may extend the life of your heater. On the flip side, poor maintenance may prevent it from reaching its maximum lifespan, and necessitate frequent repairs or a [...]

A Necessary Part Of Growing The Industry

By | 2018-01-05T23:23:16+00:00 July 1st, 2016|HVAC, Plumbing|

Training is a necessity for us all. We all want the best employees, yet will debate, question and dissect how to go about implementing, or even offering it. At a conference recently, I overheard a conversation involving two different views on training employees. Specifically, they were discussing paying for, or even offering it. I was [...]

June 2016

Furnace Maintenance Tips

By | 2017-12-11T19:58:03+00:00 June 24th, 2016|HVAC|

Furnace Maintenance Tips for Homeowners Your furnace is likely your main source of heat during the cold winter months. Naturally, it is important that your furnace runs efficiently, keeping you warm no matter how chilly it gets outside. In this regard, an annual furnace inspection and service can keep the system in working order, extend [...]