Icy Hill

Sometime back in the eighties, can’t recall the year or the date, on my way to work I got stuck on Lockhill Selma just before you get to Dreamland. There is a little rise on the approach to the traffic light and it was icy. It was no trouble getting up the little hill but I had to stop for the light. When the light changed the truck couldn’t get traction to go forward. The wheels would spine but not go forward. I decided to turn and see if I could go back down the hill and try another route.

As I passed going down the hill there were two other cars in the same position I just left. One did the same as I did turned and followed me. The other backed down the hill. When the car got to the bottom of the hill, he stopped and took off back up the hill and had no problem. The light was green so he kept on going. I was getting ready to do the same when the car that came down after me turned and made it up and trough the light. Another car went by me as I tried to turn around and go back up. That car had to stop for the light and of course got stuck.

That gave me the bright idea to park the truck and direct traffic. I started stopping cars on the flat part of the road and let them go when they could make the light. I got pretty good at it too. Timing the light by counting at first. I could send the traffic up just before the light changed to green then stopping them before it change and get them stuck again. Kind of fun trying to get the timing just right. Get the most cars through without any one getting stuck.

It kind of amazed me the way people took my stopping them, then going when I signaled. No questions they just took the direction and went on their way.

I was cold but I kept on doing it. Someone gave me a cup of coffee almost everybody waved. A policeman stopped by and I thought I was being relieved but he just called in that the situation was being handled and left. I guess they were very busy and was happy for the help. So I just kept on doing.

I was probably doing my traffic control. When a lady said she was too scared to drive up the hill, would I please do it for her. She was going to the HEB it wasn’t too far could I please help her. So I got in drove her to the store and walked back. Walking past the light the cars stopped and waiting for the light to change. As it did the cars had no trouble going. My job was done.

I walked back to my truck and turned up the hill and finished my drive to the shop.

What I had done that morning made me feel good all day long and when I think back on it I still feel good. What I did maybe helped a few people on their way. And the only one who knows I did it was me. The feeling you get when you do something like that is its own reward.

In business it’s the same thing. Doing a little extra just because it needs to be done is its own reward. Service industry calls for the guy doing the work to add a little extra every now and then. Redo a wire connection here tighten a screw there. Sees something that needs doing and do it. An Air Conditioning system has many parts that need to work together to preform properly. Taking the time to make sure everything is doing what it’s supposed to saves money for the customer and adds life to the system. Wanting to do the job well is a credit to the technician and the company he represents. Recommending modifications and improvements that add value and benefit to the customer is also a responsibility of the teck. Value and benefit to the customer will always guide Tasco in its recommendation to improve the comfort of our customers.

Service to the customer by Tasco, availability of parts and supplies by Ince Distributing and the quality and reliability of Trane. Value and benefit to the customer is what all three strive for.

 

Keep Your Furnace Running in the Winter

A colder than average winter is sweeping across San Antonio and many homeowners have been learning whether or not their furnaces are up to the task of running more often, being turned off and on frequently, and providing the type of continuing heat that keeps San Antonio homes warm and free from furnace repair. For those San Antonio homeowners who did schedule furnace maintenance and furnace repair if they needed it, their homes are comfortable during this surprisingly cold winter. However, there are homeowners in San Antonio who have neglected their furnace maintenance, which leads to eventual emergency furnace repair, and who have placed themselves at risk for rising energy costs, uncomfortable homes, and, maybe worst of all, inoperable furnaces when the next freeze approaches.

As we’ve mentioned before, the furnace is a very complicated piece of home equipment, and also one of the most important. Some homeowners, especially in San Antonio, neglect to think how important their furnaces really are until they need furnace repair. The truth is, furnaces need periodic attention so when a bitterly cold and surprising San Antonio winter like the current one rears its ugly head, you can be prepared to keep your home comfortable and safe. As smart homeowners understand, periodic attention does not mean emergency furnace repair, but rather checks performed by experienced furnace repair specialists in parts of the year when the last thing you think of is your furnace.

Periodic checks can help reduce the need for furnace repair and your furnace repair specialist can perform these checks year round while also checking for the warning signs that often lead to furnace repair. One of the most common furnace problems that can necessitate furnace repair is furnace parts covered with carbon. This is a common sign of a furnace in need of maintenance and can lead to needing emergency furnace repair, even in a warmer climate like San Antonio, if left untended to.

So, while your furnace and its furnace repair may be central in your thoughts during this particularly punishing San Antonio weather, also keep it in mind throughout the year. Be sure to schedule furnace maintenance in the warmer months so that you won’t need furnace repair should another stretch of harsh winter weather be just around the corner. Always remember that, when it comes to your furnace, your calendar should dictate when your technician arrives, not your thermostat.

Trust TASCO For AC & Furnace Repairs

Home Comfort San AntonioAs we move into October it’s our hope you have a well maintained and efficient AC and furnace. If you’re new to TASCO Air Conditioning there are several differences noticeable when you compare our service to another company’s service.

First noticeable difference is that we focus on maintenance while informing and discussing potential issues instead of pushing sales. Many AC repair issues in San Antonio are serviceable without replacing whole systems. This is true for furnace repair issues as well. Our best service plan is designed to provide you superior service, discounts on AC and furnace repairs, and ensures our team has eyes on your system at least twice a year.

The second most noticeable difference is our comprehensive approach to your family’s comfort and home energy savings. TASCO Air helps your family stay comfortable with our TRANE air conditioner, furnace, and air filtration products. We help increase your family’s energy savings by ensuring all existing or new install systems are optimized for each season. While the AC, furnace and duct work are important, we also recommend you invest in quality insulation and radiant barrier in your attic. This will help improve your energy savings by slowing down heat loss in the winter and keeping your attic and living space cooler in the summer.

The third most noticeable difference is how we manage our reputation in San Antonio. As an existing customer you know our prices are fair and reasonable for the work we do. Many people have commented to us how our up-front pricing is more credible then someone advertising a $9.99 service call. It is our goal that you receive the service you called us for at a fair price. We chose not to play the bait and switch game a long time ago and that’s why we’ve been around since 1982!

Now if you’re not a TASCO Air customer we highly encourage you to read our reviews on Angie’s List, Google, and on our website. Before you do we’ll discuss some benefits that come with TASCO service as a certified Trane Comfort Specialist!

One of the most talked about benefits is how we provide a significant discount to current service plan customers for replacement parts cost. The savings for AC or furnace repairs are incredible. The idea is that over the years we have maintained your AC and furnace system and therefore know it inside and out! Because we can quickly find and fix the AC and furnace repair issue we pass those savings on to you for your loyalty which helped the repair go quickly.

Another big benefit is our responsiveness to your service call. With a locally owned and operated company we beat out national franchises that simply want your money for little effort. Our technicians are your neighbors that are proud to work for TASCO Air Conditioning. We care about your family when the AC is broken at temperatures climb to over 100. We care about your family when the furnace doesn’t fire up when the temperatures drop close to freezing. Your AC and furnace repair emergency is our highest priority. Emergency AC and furnace repairs in San Antonio are quickly attended to for your family’s safety.

On more huge benefit is how our team keeps up with the different CPS rebates. We routinely update our website with this information. Most of the time we discuss the rebates with you during the service call to ensure all questions are answered on the spot.

We hope you found this article helpful and thank you for taking the time to read it. If you’re a current service plan customer it is our pleasure to keep your system efficient and your family comfortable. If you’re looking for a superior AC and furnace repair company we hope you call us and let us see how we can improve your energy savings with superior service.

Staying Warm Smartly in San Antonio

Furnace Repair San Antonio Gas FurnaceSan Antonio is a great place to call home! Yet when you are in your home during the winter months sometimes it can be challenging to stay comfortable. Staying comfortable during the winter in San Antonio presents a unique challenge when you need to watch the heating bill.

Calling TASCO is your first step towards efficient and comfortable heating. One of our experts in heating and air conditioning repair will inspect your system and discuss your comfort concerns! We’ll use the industry’s best technology to diagnose your heater, compressor, ducting, fan, condenser, and other components.

With our tools and your comments we’ll get to work on your system or quote on a new energy efficient and financed heating and air condition system. A system that includes the latest technology and comprehensive component installs that include: cost saving duct work, programmable thermostats, room matched registers, and more.

TASCO serves San Antonio and the surrounding area for your heating and air conditioning needs. Call today and let us know what service or system you are looking for. 210-684-6200