Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

How Humidity Impacts Your Comfort and Your Wallet

May 29th, 2017

humidity-impacts-comfort-walletTo say that summer is almost here is kind of silly in our area. With our temperatures always pretty high, we get regular use out of our cooling systems. But there is one summer threat we have that can make the higher temps even more unbearable—and that’s humidity.

Humidity levels tend to rise as temperatures do, adding extra moisture—water vapor—to the air and making it much harder for us to get comfortable as we can’t just sweat the heat out. And even though humidity doesn’t actually increase the temperature, it does make us feel warmer—when this is going on in your house, you need a sufficient solution. That solution is a San Antonio, TX dehumidifier installation.

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It’s Not Too Late for Air Conditioner Maintenance

May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-maintenance-not-too-lateTemperatures may be warming up again—actually, let’s be honest, “winter” didn’t last very long at all—but if you haven’t had your air conditioner professionally maintained yet, it’s not too late! Now is the time to prepare your climate control system for the cooling season with this important San Antonio, TX air conditioning service.

The last thing you want is for your cooling system to break down on your when you need it the most, and the best way to ensure that it’s ready for anything summertime can throw at it is to care for it properly, which includes preventive maintenance.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need Repair?

May 1st, 2017

air-conditioner-need-repairOne of the things you’ll see us talk about quite often here on our blog is how important it is to stay on top of air conditioning maintenance. This service helps reduce the frequency of large repairs by allowing us to fully inspect and adjust your system on a regular basis. However, no matter how well you take care of your AC system and keep up on those tune-up appointments, there may still come a time that you need professional San Antonio, TX AC services—namely, repairs.

The last thing you want to do is be surprised when you turn on your cooling system for the first time during the year only to discover it’s not working. So, we suggest turning it on now, if you haven’t already turned it on this year, and taking it on a “test run” of sorts. Pick a cooler day or evening, and turn it on to both look and listen for any faults. Keep reading to learn more about some of the signs of an AC system in disrepair that you should watch out for.

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Why Is a Burning Smell Coming from My Air Conditioner?

April 17th, 2017

air-conditioner-burning-smellThere are not many places in the U.S. that it would be more unbearable to be stuck with a malfunctioning air conditioning system than in Texas. Fortunately, there are a lot of signs to look for that something could be wrong with your cooling system.

The sooner you spot them and call for San Antonio, TX air conditioning repairs, the better off you’ll be. A relatively common service call we get is in regards to odd smells coming from the cooling system. Keep reading to learn more about what causes this and what you should do about it.

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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner This Summer

April 3rd, 2017

air-conditioner-get-the-mostOur temperatures may not have cooled to the point as other parts of the country, but it was nice to have a little bit of a reprieve from the heat for a couple of weeks. Now is the perfect time to consider the functionality of your air conditioner, and schedule maintenance if you haven’t done so already to ensure it will stand up to the job throughout the summer.

Or perhaps your AC system called it quits and you’re in need of a replacement. Either way, our team offers the San Antonio, TX AC services to help. But we want you to remember there are many factors to consider in order to guarantee the efficiency of your new system, and to help you get the most out of it.

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What Can Cause AC Condenser Problems?

March 20th, 2017

ac-condenser-problem-causeWhile your air conditioner is something you use on a pretty regular basis—for the majority of the year given the climate we live in—it is still not something you likely think about a whole lot, unless something goes wrong with it. A very important component of your entire AC system is the outside unit—called the condenser unit.

While the inside portion of your AC system absorbs heat from your home’s air, the condenser unit is tasked with releasing that heat to the air outside. So without a functional condenser, the warm air from your home would have nowhere to go. When something goes wrong with this component, it’s important that you reach out to us for San Antonio, TX air conditioning repair services right away to avoid further damage and potentially a full system replacement.

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Don’t Ignore Your Heater As the Weather Warms

March 6th, 2017

dont-ignore-heating-repairsAs the heating season comes to a close, you may be tempted to put off any heating system repair needs that came up during winter. After all, you’re not going to need your heater for another 6 or 7 months, at least, right?

Unfortunately, that’s a really long time for San Antonio heating repairs to go unaddressed, particularly if you have a central system and the problems could be impacting the ductwork that’s shared with your central air conditioning system.

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Why Won’t Your AC System Cool?

February 20th, 2017

ac-system-wont-coolDuring the winter, our temperatures never quite do get to a point where we need our heaters for an extensively long period of time. In fact, given a few days here and there this winter, you’ve probably still been using your air conditioner on a pretty consistent basis. So it’s only natural with all that wear and tear on the system that something may go wrong with it.

One of the most frequent air conditioning repair calls we receive is in regards to a cooling system that won’t cool. Fortunately, we do offer quality San Antonio, TX air conditioning repairs. In the meantime though, we’d like to offer you a look behind the scenes to discover why this AC issue may be impacting you.

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Why Is Having Your Furnace Professionally Maintained So Important?

February 6th, 2017

why-is-furnace-maintenance-so-importantWe talk about maintenance a lot, and there is a good reason for that. Maintenance is what keeps your HVAC systems functioning as well as they should. Just as you would never skip a tune-up for your car—at least we hope you wouldn’t—you should never skip out on furnace check-ups either. It’s during these annual appointments (bi-annual if you have a heat pump, although we’re discussing furnaces here) that our professional technicians fully inspect and clean your heating system.

We’ll also make any necessary adjustments and recommendations for repairs so that you can schedule subsequent San Antonio, TX furnace services right away, if needed. We get a lot of calls from customers and potential customers with questions about their furnaces. But unfortunately, it’s usually when they already have a problem—one of which might have been avoided with the right preventive care. Routine maintenance allows you the peace of mind that comes with never worrying about whether or not your furnace is going to function each winter. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of this service.

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Troubleshoot Your Malfunctioning Furnace

January 24th, 2017

malfunctioning-furnace-troubleshootThe South-Central area of Texas isn’t exactly known for bitterly cold temperatures, particularly when you compare the area to other states throughout the country. Our evenings, however, are nothing to scoff at when the heating season comes, and as such it’s vital that we have efficient and effective heaters in our homes. But what if you have a San Antonio, TX furnace, and it’s not up to snuff?

Whether you hear odd noises coming from your heating system, detect a strange odor, or simply find that your furnace isn’t performing as well as it once did, there is no problem too big or too small for our team—and no problem that you should just simply ignore. Dealing with furnace and heating problems can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be a chore when you count on licensed professionals to handle your heating repairs. In the meantime, we’ve shared with you below some of the most common furnace problems we get calls for.

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