Fall is Here: Time to Service Your Furnace!

As the temperature outside begins to drop, it’s time to start thinking about your furnace. An annual preventative maintenance check by AAA Home Services will keep your furnace and HVAC serviced and working at peak efficiency by identifying problems from thermal stress, movement, or dust. We can repair and perform maintenance on all brands of furnaces, as well as completely cover new system installation.

Why an Annual Maintenance Check is Important

hvac furnance repairYour furnace has to work hard to keep your home warm during the fall and winter months, so it’s important to make sure it’s in good working order before the cold weather sets in. An annual maintenance check by a qualified technician will identify any potential problems and help keep your furnace running smoothly all winter long. In addition, servicing your furnace regularly will help prolong its lifespan so you don’t have to worry about replacing it as often.

What Happens During a Maintenance Check?

Furnance RepairDuring a maintenance check, our technicians will clean the furnace, oil all moving parts, and test the blower motor. We’ll also inspect the heat exchanger for cracks or corrosion and test the flue draft. If we find any problems with your furnace, we’ll let you know and provide you with a quote for repairs. We can also work with you to replace your furnace if it’s beyond repair.

Now is the Time to Schedule Your Maintenance Check!

With fall underway and winter just around the corner, now is the time to make sure your furnace is in good working order. An annual maintenance check by AAA Home Services will ensure that your furnace is running smoothly and efficiently all winter long. Don’t wait until your furnace breaks down in the middle of winter to get it serviced! Call AAA Home Services today at 314-514-4084 or 636-707-2309 to schedule an appointment for a maintenance check. We’ll make sure your furnace is ready to keep you warm all winter long.

AAA Home Services Can Help Soften Your Water

If you’re like most St. Louis homeowners, you’re probably not giving much thought to the water that comes out of your taps. But if you have hard water, then you should really be paying attention! Hard water is water that has a high mineral content, which can cause all sorts of problems for your home. From stained clothes and dishes to clogged pipes and appliances, hard water can wreak havoc on your everyday life.

Installing a Water Softener Can Help

One solution to this problem is to install a water softener. Water softeners work by removing the minerals from the water, which makes it “softer.” This not only makes your water more pleasant to drink and shower in, but it also has a host of other benefits as well. For example, water softeners can help to:

  • water softenersReduce the amount of soap and detergent you need to use for dishes and laundry
  • Prevent buildup on your faucets, showerheads, and plumbing fixtures
  • Make your skin feel softer and smoother
  • Reduce the occurrence of dry skin, eczema, and other skin conditions

If you’re interested in learning more about water softeners and how they can benefit you, then be sure to contact AAA Plumbing & Water Heater Service today. We offer comprehensive water softener installation services and can help you choose the right system for your home.

Planning a Home Remodeling Project? Call AAA Home Services First!

Are you planning on adding a room, finishing your basement, upgrading your air conditioner, or installing a new appliance or water heater? If so, you need to have your electrical system checked by a professional before proceeding. That’s where AAA Home Services comes in. We can send a licensed electrician to your home to assess your needs and determine whether or not you need an electrical panel upgrade. In most cases, we can do the work right then and there so you can get on with your project with peace of mind.

Why You May Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade for Your Home Remodeling Project

If you’re planning any sort of home remodeling project that involves adding new appliances or making changes to your home’s electrical system, it’s always best to call a professional first. Depending on the scope of the project, you may need to have your electrical system updated or replaced in order to accommodate the new additions. This is especially true if you’re adding air conditioning or increasing the number of outlets in your home.

St. Louis and St. Charles ElectriciansAn electrical panel upgrade may be necessary if any of the following are true:

  • Your home was built more than 50 years ago
  • You have aluminum wiring
  • Your fuses frequently blow
  • Your outlets are discolored or damaged
  • Your breakers trip frequently

If any of these sound familiar, it’s time to give AAA Home Services a call. We’ll send one of our licensed electricians to your home to take a look and let you know what needs to be done in order to bring your electrical system up to code. In most cases, we can do the work right then and there so you don’t have to wait.

Schedule Your Electrical Appointment Today

Don’t wait until it’s too late—call AAA Home Services before beginning any home remodeling project that involves electrical work. We’ll send a licensed electrician to assess your needs and determine whether or not you require an electrical panel upgrade. In most cases, we can do the work right away so you can get on with your project without delay. Give us a call today!

Total Heating and Air Conditioning System Maintenance: How Often Should it be Done?

As a St. Louis homeowner, you know that your total heating and air conditioning system is one of the most important components of your home. Not only does it keep you comfortable throughout the year, but it also helps to protect your home from the extreme temperature changes that can occur in our region. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that your system is properly maintained. But how often does it need to be done?

Factors to Keep in Mind

AAA installed furnaceThe answer to that question depends on a number of factors, including the type of system you have, the age of your system, and how often it’s used. For example, if you have a newer, high-efficiency system, you may only need to have it serviced once a year. However, if you have an older system or one that’s used more frequently, you may need to have it serviced more often.

Another factor to consider is the type of maintenance that’s being performed. Some types of maintenance, such as changing the air filter, can be done more frequently than others. Other types of maintenance, such as cleaning the coils, may need to be done less frequently.

In general, we recommend that homeowners have their total heating and air conditioning systems serviced at least once a year per unit. This will help ensure that your system is running efficiently and effectively all year long. If you have any questions about how often your system should be serviced or what type of maintenance it needs, our team at AAA Heating & Cooling would be happy to help.

Set Your Maintenance Appointment Today

Your total heating and air conditioning system is one of the most important components of your home—so it’s important to make sure that it’s properly maintained. How often should it be done? The answer depends on a number of factors, including the type of system you have and how often it’s used. In general, we recommend that homeowners have their systems serviced at least once a year per unit. If you have any questions about your specific system, our team at AAA Heating & Cooling would be happy to help – give us a call today at 314-514-4084 or 636-707-2309!

Upstairs too hot in your 2 story St Louis or St. Charles area home? Try these home adjustments.

John Thurmond HVAC ManagerThroughout the hot St. Louis summer months, the upstairs of a two-story home is often much warmer than the downstairs level, even when the air conditioning system is operating. This is a common problem for homeowners with forced-air HVAC systems with one thermostat located on the first floor of their home. To know why the system isn’t keeping upstairs as cool as the downstairs, it helps to understand how a forced-air system works. Then you can apply a few strategies that will help distribute the cool air more evenly throughout your St. Louis and St. Charles area homes.

How Does a Forced-Air HVAC System Work?

thermostatA forced-air, or central air HVAC home cooling system begins at the thermostat. You set the thermostat to your desired temperature, and when the temperature in the room rises above that, the AC unit kicks on to bring the temperature down and cool the home. Whenever your AC unit is running, it is pulling in air in through return vents, cooling the air, and then forcing the air back out through the supply ducts and into the living space. When the temperature in the living space drops to the set level, the thermostat then responds by shutting the AC down. Heat rises and cooler air drops into the lower areas of the house (usually where the thermostat is located). Heat from the hot Missouri summer outside then begins to warm things up again. Because heat rises, the temperature on the second floor goes up first, causing the second floor to feel warmer than the first floor. Despite these variables, there are some things you can do to level your home’s temperature to a more comfortable level all over.

What Can You Do to More Consistently Cool Your Missouri Home?

Homeowners can do a number of DIY adjustments to more evenly cool your St. Louis and St. Charles County area homes and make them more energy-efficient.

Here are some simple changes you can do on your own:

home air ventAdjust dampers on your vents.

If your vents have levers or dials, that means you can control the airflow by adjusting the level of air coming out. If the second floor of your home is hotter than the lower in the summer months, keep the dampers on the second-floor vents completely open and just partially open the vents on the first floor to force more of the cool air to enter the second-floor areas.

Use your ceiling fans properly.

upstairs fan at st. Louis homeIf you have ceiling fans in your home, you can use them to directly cool a room as well as to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. During the summer months, set the switch on the base of your ceiling fan so that the fan blades move in a counterclockwise direction. This pushes the air downward to directly cool people upstairs. This kind of direct breeze you create helps the room feel cooler.

Open top return vents (top/bottom return systems only).

If you have a top/bottom return vent operation, open the top vents in the summer months. Opening the top vents will make your system draw in air from a higher point in the room where the warmer air exists. Do the opposite in the winter months.

Close curtains during the day upstairs to keep the sun’s rays out.

Blocking the sun from entering your home during the day will naturally help keep the indoor temperature cooler and place less demand on your AC system.

AAA Home LogoIf you’ve tried these changes and it’s still just too hot upstairs and your system isn’t keep up, your cooling system may be the wrong size for your home. If your system isn’t big enough for your home, it will run longer and more often.

Make sure that your HVAC unit is maintained before the summer and winter months to keep it running at it’s optimal performance.

If think your system is insufficient for your home, call AAA Home Services or request an hvac estimate online for a free in-home estimate.

 

Dishwasher Repair in St Louis & St Charles

Most homeowners only think about their dishwasher when it’s not working. AAA Home Services wants to help you understand some of the most common dishwasher issues that homeowners experience, so that you can be proactive in preventing them. Our team also offers quick and reliable service should you need dishwasher repair in the greater St Louis area.

Water is leaking from the dishwasher

Puddle on white kitchen floor, caused by leaking dishwasherIt’s important to be aware of potential water damage in your home, and one way to do that is to watch for leaks. A dishwasher leak can be caused by a number of things, including a faulty seal or gasket, cracked hoses, or a loose connection. If you see water leaking from your dishwasher, it’s important to take action right away.

A dishwasher leak can cause serious water damage to your St Louis home. If left unchecked, a dishwasher leak can lead to warped floors, stained walls, and even mold growth. Taking action to repair the leak as soon as you see it is crucial to preventing further damage.

Food particles leftover after cycle

If you’ve ever had to hand-wash a dish because the dishwasher left food particles on it, you know how frustrating that can be. It’s even more frustrating when you realize that the dirty dishwasher filter is probably the reason why your dishes weren’t getting clean in the first place.

Most homeowners don’t realize that a dirty filter can cause their dishes to come out dirty. The filter is located at the bottom of the machine and is usually covered by a twist-off or snap-off cap. Removing the cover and then lifting out the filter will give you access to clean it. Soak it overnight in vinegar to loosen deposits and then scrub it with an old toothbrush. For best results, AAA Home Services recommends that you clean your dishwasher filter every month or two.

Water is not hot enough

If your dishwasher water is not getting hot enough, it could be due to a variety of issues. AAA Home Services can help you troubleshoot and fix the problem so that your dishes come out clean and spotless every time.

One possible issue is that the water heater is not set to the correct temperature. Our professionals can check the settings and make sure that it is set to the recommended temperature for optimal dishwashing results.

Another issue could be that the dishwasher itself is not getting hot enough. This could be due to a variety of factors, including a clogged heating element or incorrect water supply line hookups. AAA Home Services can quickly diagnose the problem and get your dishwasher running at its best.

Dishwasher is making strange noises

There are a few different things that could be causing your dishwasher to make strange noises. One common problem is that the dishwasher isn’t draining properly. This can cause the machine to make a loud noise as it tries to pump the water out. Another possibility is that there’s something blocking the dishwasher’s spray arm, which can also lead to strange noises.

AAA can clear any blockages and get your dishwasher running smoothly again. If you’re experiencing strange noises from your dishwasher, don’t hesitate to give AAA a call.

Dishwasher door does not close properly

dishwasher filled with dirty dishesIf your dishwasher door doesn’t close properly, there are a few things that could be causing the issue. The door could be misaligned, the hinges could be loose, or the seal could be damaged. If the door isn’t closing properly, it can cause water to leak out and damage your floor.

If your dishwasher door isn’t closing properly, AAA can help you realign it and get it back to working correctly. Our professionals can also tighten the hinges and replace the seal if necessary. We want to make sure that your dishwasher is running as efficiently as possible, so we’ll take care of all the necessary repairs to get it back up and running.

When in doubt, give AAA a call!

Most people rely on their dishwasher to clean their dishes for them, but when the dishwasher starts to fail, it can be a huge inconvenience. Not being able to properly clean your dishes can add a lot of stress to your day-to-day life. If your dishwasher is not cleaning your dishes properly, AAA Home Services is here to help. Our experienced dishwasher repair technicians can quickly diagnose and repair the problem, so you can get back to your normal routine.

We offer same or next day repair services, so you can get your dishwasher up and running as soon as possible. AAA Appliances is a family owned and operated business, so you can be sure that you’re getting quality service. We have been serving the St. Louis area for 50 years, so we know a thing or two about appliance repair. Give us a call today, and let us help you get your dishwasher back in working order.

Comprehensive Coverage

If you’re looking for reliable home services in St. Louis, St. Louis County or St. Charles County, AAA Home Services is the company to call. We’ve been helping homeowners with appliance, plumbing, electrical and HVAC repair services since 1970, and our factory-trained technicians are experts in their field. Plus, we only use top-rated parts and supplies direct from the manufacturer, so you can be sure your repairs will last.

"Austin did our yearly AC check up and service. He was on time, friendly, and professional. We have had AAA install an AC, service our HVAC systems for two homes, and do various plumbing and appliance repairs over the past few years. We are happy with their service." - Denise O.We’re dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, which is why we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our work. Whether we’re repairing your AC unit, installing a new refrigerator or performing maintenance on your water heater, you can rest assured knowing that you’re in good hands!

“Austin did our yearly AC check up and service. He was on time, friendly, and professional. We have had AAA install an AC, service our HVAC systems for two homes, and do various plumbing and appliance repairs over the past few years. We are happy with their service.” – Denise O.

Book your home service appointment now using our quick & convenient online form!

Routine Home Maintenance on Your Schedule

One of the many benefits of having a AAA Service Club Membership is having access to routine home maintenance that doesn’t require any thought or planning on your part. From changing air filters to cleaning dryer vents, AAA will remind you when it’s time for each task and set up a service appointment to complete it. This can be a real lifesaver, especially for busy homeowners who don’t have time to keep up with all the little things that need to be done around the house. Plus, by taking care of these tasks regularly, you can help avoid bigger and more expensive problems down the road.

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AAA Service Club Membership is a great way to keep your home appliances in top working condition. By having regular maintenance checks, you can avoid costly repairs in the future. Additionally, by having a service club membership, you can take advantage of discounts on parts and labor costs. This can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Service Club Members get exclusive discounts on home repairs and replacements. That means that if something goes wrong with your home, you can get it fixed at a lower cost. This is a great benefit for those who want to stay on top of their home maintenance and keep a tight budget.

Learn How AAA Can Help Your Home

AAA Home Services is a professional home maintenance company that will take care of all your home maintenance needs. With a AAA Service Club Membership, St Louis homeowners can relax and know that their home is in good hands. The professionals at AAA Home Services are experienced and qualified to handle any home maintenance issue, big or small. Having a AAA Service Club Membership means that you’ll have access to exclusive discounts and special offers, as well as priority service when you need it. Give us a call today at 314-514-4084 or 636-707-2309 to discuss details!

Spotting & Preventing Drainage Clogs

Drainage issues can be a big problem in St Louis homes. If water isn’t draining properly, it can cause all sorts of problems, from mold and mildew growth to foundation damage.

How to Spot a Drainage Problem

Signs to look for that indicate bad drainage or pipe blockage include:

  • Slow draining in sinks, tubs, and showersorange p[lunger being used to unclog a kitchen sink
  • Water backup in toilets or drains
  • Gurgling sounds coming from drains
  • Overflowing water from sink, tub, or toilet

If you’re experiencing any of the problems described above – slow drains, water backup, overflow, and odor – it’s time to contact the professional plumbers at AAA. We can clean and clear your home drains and plumbing pipes, without damage to your pipes or landscaping. Professional plumbers are able to reach parts of your pipes that you cannot, and will know exactly how to clear the clog quickly and efficiently.

When it comes to drain and plumbing cleaning, professional plumbers are the best option. They have the experience and knowledge to properly clean your pipes and fix any issues that may be causing blockages. By hiring a professional, you can avoid any potential damage that could be caused by trying to fix the problem yourself.

In addition, professional plumbers can also provide advice on how to prevent future plumbing problems. They can help you install drainage systems or filters that will help keep your pipes clean and functioning properly. So if you’re experiencing any drainage or plumbing problems, it’s definitely worth calling the professional plumbers at AAA for help.

Tips for Preventing Drainage Issues

Preventing drainage problems is easier than fixing them once they’ve already happened. A few things you can do to help keep your drains clear include:

  • hands opening the p-trap underneath the kitchen sinkDon’t pour grease, oil, or fat down the drain. Instead, pour it into a can and throw it away once it’s solidified.
  • Don’t put coffee grounds, egg shells, or other food waste down the garbage disposal. Throw these items in the trash instead.
  • Clean out your sink’s P-trap regularly. This is the U-shaped pipe under your sink that catches hair and other debris.
  • Run hot water down your drains for a minute each week to help keep them clear.

By following these tips, you can help keep your drains clear and prevent major issues down the road.

AAA is Here to Help

If you’re experiencing any drainage or plumbing problems, AAA Home Services is here to help. We offer professional drain cleaning services to clear your pipes and fix any issues that may be causing blockages. Our plumbers are experienced and know how to properly clean your pipes without causing damage. In addition, we can provide advice on how to prevent future drainage problems. So if you’re experiencing any of the signs of bad drainage, call AAA Home Services for help, or use our easy online form to set up a service appointment!