FIVE STAR SERVICE
Servicing the Greater St. Louis and St. Charles areas
Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Technicians
Our technicians have the skills to handle the job and do everything to code
Fully Stocked Service Vehicles
Technicians carry common parts and pieces with them to avoid making a second trip whenever possible
1 Year Labor Warranty
Initial dispatch fee waived if we have to return on a repair we made. Labor warranties may be dictated by your Home Warranty policy
Water Softener Installations
If you are experiencing soap scum or hard water stains on your appliances, you may be in need of a Water Softener. While minerals in your water are not an immediate threat to your health, they are to water related appliances like your water heater. Give us a call at 636-887-2800 to set up a FREE estimate on adding a Water Softener to help prolong the life of your appliances.
We Service & Install Water Softeners
Water Softener Overview
A Water Softener is a filtration system that works to remove high concentrations of calcium and magnesium that cause hard water within your home. When water flows through a Water Softener, the system works to filter out these hard water minerals and the now softened water leaves the water softening system to flow through your home’s plumbing.
How Water Softeners Work
Water is referred to as “hard water” when it contains a lot of minerals. Water softening is the removal of calcium, magnesium, chlorine and other anions in your water. The resulting soft water is more compatible with soap and extends the lifetime of plumbing fixtures.
Benefits of a Water Softener
- Use Less Detergent: Soft water will have your clothes come out brighter, while also using less detergent and other laundry products
- Your Dishwasher Benefits Too: Soft water cleans everything—even your dishes! With a water softener, you won’t need as much dish soap and your dishes will come out streak free.
- Protect Your Water Appliances: With less scum and scale building up, your faucets, showers and toilets will last much longer. This alone can pay for the water softener.
- Healthier Skin and hair: Hard water dries out and forms a layer of film on your skin and hair that can cause potential health risks.
- Save on Energy Costs: Without a water softener, minerals will eventually build up in your water heater and create a barrier causing your water heater to run less efficiently. A water softener can save you up to 30% on your energy bill.
Ideal Water Hardness
In simple terms the “hardness” of water is the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in the water. Hard water is high in these dissolved minerals.
- 0–3: If your hard water test strip indicates that your water is between 0–3 grains per gallon, your water doesn’t require softening.
- 3–7: Water between 3–7 gpg is moderately hard, causing spotty dishes and dry skin.
- 7–11: Hard water is packed with minerals at 7–11 gpg, and you likely deal with crusty faucets and pipes and possibly reddish rings on your porcelain from excess iron.
- 11–15: Considered very hard, water at 11–15 gpg exhibits all the signs of hard water all the time.
- 15+: Extremely hard water is anything over 15 gpg.
We Support #AutismAwareness
Budget is proud to support the Center for Autism Education here in St. Charles. We are passionate about spreading autism awareness and encouraging people to give back to their community.
Together we work hand in hand with the center on their journey to ensure that everyone receives a respectful, supportive and safe environment. That’s why all service vans and uniforms feature a puzzle piece. To learn more about this cause visit their website.
Ask About Our Maintenance Plans!
Your equipment is designed to be reliable and last a long time. But occasionally, breakdowns and repairs are inevitable. By keeping up with the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule and having a plan in place for those pesky repairs that crop up, you can easily avoid major downtime. Ask your Customer Care Advisor about our maintenance packages, which include an assortment of services to extend the life of your system, minimize inconvenience and provide peace-of-mind that any issues will get resolved quickly.
FINANCING AND RENT TO OWN OPTIONS AVAILABLE!
Always love using Budget. We used them in the past around Christmas time and they ensured we didn’t go without hot water. This week our Furnace went out ( it was 31 years old) and they were here the same day to assess what needed done. Then returned the next day to install our new Furnace. Everyone there is so easy to work with. They are professional, their techs are professional, knowledgeable and only have good things to say about the company they work for. We worked with Gabe and Mike. They were both excellent! Kaitlin in the office only made our experience even better! Thank you!
- Heather S.
Contacted the office requesting a quote for a new Furnace and AC unit and they sent out Keith the following day! He was very kind and willing to answer all of our questions and even provided a quote the same day with a cash discount! It took about a week for our parts to come in, the installers arrived on time and were quick to get things rolling. They completed the job quickly and cleaned up after themselves when they were done. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing a new AC unit or furnace to use this company they were wonderful to work with!
- Bryant W.
Budget is the ONLY company that I trust for plumbing repairs and maintaining my heating/cooling systems. They have done work that others couldn't handle and at a decent price. I will continue to use them for whatever services they offer. I appreciate everything they have done for me so far.
- Meghan R.
We purchased our HVAC system from Budget in 2019 and have been very pleased with it overall, except recently the AC unit was making a strange noise. The unit sits on an elevated pad which I wanted it to be out on the ground at install but the tech did not have time to change that out. He told me that he would do it at a later date if it bothered us. Budget was quick to fulfill this request and Justin came out to put the unit on the ground. It looks so much better now, but the best part is it is now so quiet when it runs! Beyond happy with the 5-star service the team at Budget provided. Thanks so much Cassidy and Justin!
- Jill B.
Our Hot Water Heater just went out on us unexpectedly and Budget was able to come out the same day, assess everything and lock me down for a time, early next week. The customer service from Jennifer was above and beyond. She was so nice and helped my family. Isiah was very smart and knowledgeable and took the time to explain what was needed and the process. Would definitely use them again.
- Joseph C.
The technician showed up early and solved the issue right away. He was happy to address my questions and concerns regarding my aging HVAC. I was impressed with how knowledgeable he was. Per my request, he sent replacement estimates ranging from good to premier. This is the second time I’ve had great service from Budget.
- Amanda K.
I had a Water Heater installed today. Not only was it quality work, but the installers were professional and courteous. My house poses some unique problems as far as plumbing goes, but the installers handled it with ease. 10/10, will definitely use Budget again.
- Kelly G.
The Faucet in my condo was not working properly, the water flow on the hot water side was very small. Budget sent technician Tim to solve the problem and he replaced the Faucet in an amazingly short amount of time and patiently walked me through the Drainage System. He was highly skilled and efficient! Strongly recommend Budget!
- Tricia G.
We have had Budget out a couple times and they are always very professional, quick to come out once called and helpful! This past time it was Mike and he was great! Every time we need service on our HVAC we will continue to use them. Thank you for all you do!
- Lindsey L.
HVAC & Plumbing Specialists
Providing 5-Star Service in St. Louis, MO.
WE SUPPORT #AUTISMAWARENESS
325 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. St. Peters, MO 63376
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm