Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

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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Energy Saving Tips for Your Modern Home

January 16th, 2017

There probably isn’t a homeowner in the country today who doesn’t want some easy way of saving energy in their homes, and thus saving money. We all look for methods of energy savings—but unfortunately many individuals thing the only way to truly save energy is to just not use their appliances as much. Unfortunately when you live somewhere as warm as San Antonio is for the majority of the year, this isn’t exactly doable! And it doesn’t need to be.

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Do You Know How to Pick the Right HVAC Contractor?

January 9th, 2017

Whether you are looking to schedule maintenance for an air conditioning unit or you need to have a new heating system installed, it’s understandable that you want the peace of mind that comes with hiring an experienced and well trained professional to do the job. But how do you tell a good HVAC contractor from a poor one?

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These HVAC Maintenance Tasks You Can Do on Your Own

January 2nd, 2017

Last week, we explained the importance of changing your air filter, and offered some guidance on how to do so.  This is one HVAC maintenance task that not only can you do on your own, you should be doing on your own. Especially considering that you typically only schedule professional maintenance once or twice a year, and your filter must be changed much more often than that.

Changing your air filter is not the only maintenance task you can do yourself though. While we don’t typically recommend DIY-projects when it comes to working on your HVAC system, there are some simple things you can do throughout the year to help your system work effectively and efficiently. Keep reading to learn more.

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Changing Your Air Filter: How It’s Done

December 26th, 2016

Would you believe that there are many homeowners out there who aren’t even aware that their HVAC has an air filter inside of it? Or if they do know that, they think it only needs to be cleaned or changed during their annual HVAC maintenance appointment.

Changing your furnace filter is actually a very important step that you need to take on your own, at least every 3 months during periods of use. This is imperative to keeping your HVAC system running effectively and efficiently.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Heating Mode?

December 19th, 2016

We may not experience the below-freezing temperatures that other parts of the country do, but that doesn’t mean that our winters aren’t cold enough to necessitate a properly functioning heating system.

So, if you utilize a heat pump and have found that it won’t switch from cooling to heating mode, you may understandably be frustrating. Fortunately, you can rely on our team to quickly resolve the issue once you make an appointment with us. However, in the meantime, we’ve shared some possible issues that may be causing your heat pump to stay in cooling mode.

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Do Radiant Heaters Need Maintenance?

December 12th, 2016

We may not be known for the dramatic winter temperatures that other parts of the country experience, but that doesn’t mean our winters don’t bring some cold days and even chillier nights, which requires a fully functioning heating system.

Radiant heating has become a leading choice in recent years. It’s convenient, efficient, and leaves homes feeling comfortable without the threat of poor indoor air quality from air ducts. One of the reasons people choose these systems is because of the low amount of maintenance they require. This is not to say they don’t need any, however!

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Furnace Failure: Common Reasons Yours Won’t Start Up

December 5th, 2016

With weather finally cooling off—and getting downright chilly at night—the last thing you want to encounter is a malfunctioning furnace. Nevertheless, this is a possibility, particularly if you haven’t had your furnace maintained on a regular basis. If your furnace won’t start up at all, this can be even more disconcerting.

The first thing you should do if this occurs is check both your thermostat, and your electrical panel. Be sure that you don’t have your thermostat in cooling mode and it is set at the temperature you desire. Check your electrical panel also; is there a tripped circuit breaker? If you’ve checked both of these and that’s not the issue, then it’s time to call our experts for repairs. In the meantime, check out a few common reasons for furnace failure below.

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