Types of Thermostats Explained

types of thermostats

With so many different types of thermostats on the market, many homeowners feel stumped at which one is best for their household. Fortunately, we have broken down the types of thermostats into four basic categories and explained the good and bad of each to help you better understand each one. Non-Programmable Thermostats Non-programmable thermostats can […]

How to Deal with Frozen Pipes

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Frozen pipes are a homeowner’s nightmare. The resulting damage to your plumbing and home can be extensive, and many homeowners don’t realize that they could do little things to prevent their pipes from freezing in the first place. At Cates Heating and Cooling, our plumbers want all Kansas City area homeowners to be aware of […]

Why Should You Consider HVAC Staging in Your KC Home?

hvac staging

If you have looked into replacing your HVAC unit recently, you might have heard about staging. Why is staging important to homeowners in Kansas City? The wide swings of temperatures in this area can really impact your comfort. While there is a 40 degree change in temperature over just a few days time, your HVAC […]

Is My Air Conditioner Losing Refrigerant?


Running low on refrigerant can cause serious problems for a home’s air conditioning system. It can be challenging to know if your air conditioner is losing refrigerant; however, it is vital to the longevity of your HVAC system. Cates Heating and Cooling wants to share with homeowners the reasons refrigerant is so important for air […]