Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

Consider This before Shutting Your AC Down for the Season

November 13th, 2017

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit, energy save solutionTemperatures might not be cooling down as much as they do in other parts of the country, but soon enough we’ll be able to give our air conditioning systems a little bit of a break and turn our attention to our heaters. Scheduling heating maintenance should definitely be on your to-do list, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your AC just yet. When you think about all the work it goes through during our hotter months, it’s safe to assume it has accumulated some wear and tear.

During this time of the year, your AC system can face issues with system malfunctions, or can perform inefficiently as you use it during the end of fall. We have some advice to share with you that can help your cooling system get through the warmer temperatures we have left. Read on to learn more about our San Antonio, TX air conditioning tips, and don’t hesitate to give us a call when you need reliable AC services!

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Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor for Your Home

October 30th, 2017

male technician looking over paperwork with female homeownerThere isn’t an HVAC company out there who isn’t going to tout their best qualities, but that doesn’t always mean they’ll deliver on those qualities. When you are seeking a company to install a heating system, repair a broken down air conditioner, or even give you advice on how to help your indoor air quality, you want a San Antonio, TX HVAC contractor who you can trust. But how do you find such a professional?

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Is Your AC Working as Efficiently as Possible?

October 16th, 2017

room vent in wallWhile other parts of the country begin gearing up for winter, by scheduling heating maintenance—an appointment you should get on your calendar soon too—among other tasks, most of us are still using our air conditioners on a daily basis. That being said, you’re likely sick of the warm weather and are probably tempted to set your thermostat as low as it will go to tolerate the heat.

Unfortunately, your air conditioner uses a lot of energy. In fact, it’s estimated that your HVAC systems account for half of all of your home’s energy use. Turning your thermostat down as low as it will go forces your AC to use even more undue energy, wearing down the system much faster. The good news is that there are methods in which you can keep yourself and your household occupants cool without using so much energy, and without sacrificing your comfort.

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How Can a Bad Thermostat Impact Your HVAC System?

October 2nd, 2017

hand setting a thermostat down to 62 degreesIt’s true, we don’t have to deal with the severely cold temperatures that other parts of the country do during winter. As such, you probably aren’t too worried about your heating system just yet. However, with how much we use our air conditioners around here, don’t you want to do everything you can to save energy—and subsequently, money?

How you use your thermostat plays a big role in this, not only during cooling season but in the winter as well. Fortunately, we are here for you when you with superior professional thermostat services in San Antonio, TX. But we would like to help you understand the HVAC-thermostat relationship so that you know when you need these services.

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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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