Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

Are These Ominous Noises Coming from Your AC?

September 18th, 2017

outdoor unit of an air conditioner next to a brick house, with two cats in the backgroundHalloween may be a little over a month away—but no, the weird noises coming from your air conditioner probably don’t mean it’s haunted. Although, they likely do indicate that something is amiss within the system!

Some sounds are a sign that you need a simple adjustment, but others can be more serious and should be addressed quickly with professional San Antonio, TX AC repair services. Keep reading to learn about the different sounds you may hear, and what they mean.

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Follow These End-of-Season Tips for a Healthy AC

September 4th, 2017

Air conditioner in need of service or repair.The end of summer is “officially” in just a few short weeks, though that doesn’t mean much for folks in our area! As far as your air conditioner is concerned though, at this time of the year the system has certainly built up quite a bit of wear and tear from steady work.

Considering that we begin using our air conditioners pretty regularly starting in April—sometimes even earlier—it makes sense that you might run into some problems with AC malfunctions or that your cooling system may begin to run inefficiently, raising your electrical costs and causing a need for San Antonio, TX air conditioning services. We’ve shared a few tips below on how to help your air conditioner get through the rest of the season as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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Does a Dirty Air Filter Really Impact Your Air Conditioner?

August 24th, 2017

close up dust on filter of air purifier put on table.You may have seen us in the past mention in our blog that you should change your air filter. Perhaps you believe this is because a dirty air filter contaminates the air, and that’s why we tell you to clean or replace yours every 1-3 months. It’s an understandable assumption, but not a correct one.

The air filter of your HVAC system is there to more than prevent allergens from entering your indoor airflow. It blocks particles and contaminants from damaging the inside of your HVAC system by pummeling it or jamming the fan. But when an air filter is too dirty, it can do just as much damage. When damage does occur, you can count on our team for professional air conditioning services in San Antonio, TX. But in the meantime, please keep reading to learn how a dirty air filter does, in fact, impact your air conditioner.

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Replacing Your Central AC? Consider These Factors

August 7th, 2017

top corner view of an air conditioner's outside unitCould you imagine going without air conditioning during this time of the year? It would be unbearable! So if you were either told, or you’ve found, that your air conditioner is reaching the point that a replacement is advised, then we really recommend you get this taken care of now and don’t leave it to chance that your cooling system might last the rest of summer.

That being said, we don’t want you to rush out and buy the first air conditioning system you can find. We understand that you don’t want to be stuck with a broken down system in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year, but an air conditioner is a pretty large investment and requires careful consideration, for a few different reasons.

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Zone Your Cooling and Benefit!

July 24th, 2017

zone-cooling-benefitCould you imagine walking into your home, and switching on one light switch, to have every light in your home turn on? Not only is this silly, it’s a waste of energy and thus, your money. But, when you think about it, this is what’s going on when you turn on your central air conditioner in your home. You are cooling the whole house, which means you’re even cooling rooms that are unoccupied, or simply don’t need the temperature lowered.

With a zone control system installation in San Antonio, TX, you can take greater control over the way in which you cool your living space. This system enables you to adjust temperatures in a single zone in your home without needing to raise or lower the temperature in others. There are number of benefits to cooling your home in this manner. It’s important to remember, however, that any system installation should be completed by trained professionals—as only we can guarantee that your system is compatible with such as upgrade. Keep reading to learn more about zoned cooling and its benefits.

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4 Signs Your Air Conditioner Is in Trouble

July 10th, 2017

air conditioner trouble 4 signsSeemingly endless heat is not anything we’re strangers to, and with temperatures already approaching their peak for the summer, it’s imperative to have a fully functional and efficiently operating air conditioning system on your side.

If you’ve had the system maintained within the last year—or the last 6 months, if you have a heat pump, then your cooling system has a good chance of working through the season without encountering many issues or any drop in efficiency. However, even professional maintenance can’t help you avoid all air conditioning repairs in San Antonio, TX. Therefore, it’s vital that you know the signs of an air conditioning system that’s in trouble. We’ve shared 4, below!

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Why Ice and Air Conditioners Don’t Mix

June 26th, 2017

ice-air-conditioners-dont-mixIt’s only natural that you rely on your professional HVAC technician to give you expert advice when it comes to your air conditioning equipment. So, if you’ve ever been told that it’s normal to see ice anywhere on your air conditioner—after all, cold air and ice go together…right?—then you’ve been misinformed.

We can understand why you might believe that this is normal. You feel chilled air coming from the vents, and what’s more natural than to have ice in that process? Unfortunately, this is not a sign that your air conditioner is doing its job. On the contrary, it’s actually an indication that you need air conditioning repairs in San Antonio, TX. Ice and air conditioners certainly don’t mix, and this development is a serious one not to be ignored.

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What’s Causing My Cooling System’s Low Airflow?

June 12th, 2017

cooling-systems-low-airflow-causingWe probably don’t have to tell you that our cooling season begins a lot earlier than in other parts of the country. In fact, we’d be surprised if you told us you weren’t already using your air conditioner on a daily basis. This makes now the perfect time to check for any problems that your cooling system may have—any indicators that your AC may be operating inefficiently or ineffectively.

If you do notice something amiss, then the best thing you can do is to shut off your air conditioner, and give our professionals a call to schedule professional San Antonio, TX air conditioning services.

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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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