Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

Your AC Installation Options

September 16th, 2019

technician's hands working on outdoor ac unitIt’s pretty common for homeowners to realize that it’s time to upgrade their air conditioner in fall. After all, you’ve just spent an entire summer with this system. If it hasn’t been able to provide you with the service you need, it’s best to let it go now.

We know that the temperatures are going to cool off soon here in San Antonio, TX, and you might be thinking that you should just wait until spring to upgrade your air conditioning system. We know how tempting putting it off can be—you can save a little money and hassle now. Trust us though, it’s better to deal with any air conditioning problems during a time when you need your heater less than trying to scramble and get your air conditioner together next spring. Trust our team for your air conditioning installation in San Antonio, TX.

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5 Signs That It’s Time to Call for AC Repair

September 2nd, 2019

top-view-of-working-toolsThe end of summer in San Antonio means that you might have a few air conditioning problems on your hands. It happens to the best of us—the super hot weather here can really wear down your air conditioning system. If you’re at that stage where you think you might need air conditioning repair in San Antonio, TX, you can rely on the expertise of our team members.

We know that finding a responsible team to provide you with great air conditioning services is often a lot easier said than done. That’s why we always provide superior quality work every single time. Make sure that you get in touch with our professionals at the first sign of trouble with your AC.

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The Importance of Your Refrigerant

August 19th, 2019

top corner view of an air conditioner's outside unitIf someone were to ask you, “What’s the most important part of your air conditioning unit?” Your answer might be something along the lines of the electrical connections, the blower, or maybe even the vents. These are all important parts of your air conditioning system, but the most important part by far in your refrigerant lines.

Your refrigerant is the lifeblood of your air conditioning system. It might not even be a part of your air conditioning system that you’re aware of and that’s why we want to bring it to your attention today. You can trust our team of professionals for all your needs and knowledge of every HVAC service in San Antonio, TX.

What’s Refrigerant?

Let’s start at square one here. What’s is refrigerant exactly? Well, refrigerant is the liquid that’s used to cool your home’s air. You can think of your air conditioner’s refrigerant as the errand runner of the unit. It moves back and forth between the indoor and outdoor units of your air conditioner with the goal of cooling off the air in your home. 

Your refrigerant works in conjunction with your evaporator coil to evaporate the refrigerant. The refrigerant must be evaporated so that it can absorb the heat in your surrounding air. If your air conditioner doesn’t have the proper amount of refrigerant, you’ll notice a significant drop off in your home’s cooling power. If your air conditioner has no refrigerant, your air conditioner wouldn’t be able to cool your home at all.  

“I Need My Refrigerant Topped Off”

Unfortunately, after homeowners who know absolutely nothing about their refrigerant, the next group of homeowners we meet are homeowners who are dismally misinformed about refrigerant. Refrigerant isn’t what powers your home’s air conditioner. Since this isn’t the fuel source of your system, your refrigerant should never “run out” or need to be “topped off.” A healthy air conditioning system always has a consistent and reliable amount of refrigerant available to cool your home. If you think that you’re low on refrigerant, what you’re experiencing is a leak. Make sure that you contact our professionals because some HVAC teams will just give you the temporary fix of a “top off.” Our team is different. We’ll make sure that we repair your refrigerant line so that you never run into a problem like this again. 

Yes, You Need a Professional Team

Don’t let the prospect of saving a few bucks fool you, you need a professional team for all your air conditioning services. We’re nearing the end of summer and this Texas heat is no joke. You don’t want to try to cut corners by hiring an amateur just to find that you’re back at square one with a shoddy air conditioning repair job. We’re the team that’s going to make sure that you get the best possible service for the lowest possible price. Don’t undervalue the importance of your air conditioner–choose our team of certified professionals. 

Contact Cowboys Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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Help! My AC Bill is Out of Control

August 5th, 2019

money-scattered-on-floorHas your air conditioning bill skyrocketed this summer? It’s something that’s all too common with homeowners here. You walk over to your thermostat will the cool relief of a chilly home on your mind. Your hand reaches up to turn down the temperature setting and then recoils at the thought of your air conditioning bill in the future.

You should never have to choose between a cool home and a reasonable air conditioning bill. You should be able to have both. If you’re looking for help with your air conditioning in San Antonio, TX, then you can contact our professional team.

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The Best AC Units for Texas Heat

July 22nd, 2019

Texas is notorious for hot summer weather. If you live here then you know that you need a great air conditioning system to keep you cool. Most homeowners in Texas and across the country opt for a central air conditioning system to keep them cool. We’re not trying to discount the quality of this system—it really can work wonders for a home. We’re just trying to tell you that it’s not the only system that’s available to you when you need cool air.

If you’re looking for a new air conditioning system in San Antonio, you’ve found the right team to help you. We can come out to your home and calculate the specific needs of your space. From there, we can point you in the direction of some great air conditioning options. Contact us today for your AC installation in San Antonio, TX.

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Haven’t Maintained Your AC? It’s Not Too Late!

July 8th, 2019

technician's hands working on outdoor ac unitSummer is here! Now, Texas doesn’t always abide by the calendar—it’s felt like summer here for quite some time. We’re sure that you’re probably relying on your air conditioner heavily by this point. Just because you’re steady using your air conditioner now doesn’t mean that it’s too late for you to schedule maintenance services.

We won’t sugar coat things here—if you haven’t already called a technician out to your home it’s time for you to contact our us. Professional maintenance is the right way for you to keep your home comfortable and cool for the rest of the summer. Contact our team for AC maintenance in San Antonio, TX today.  

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Common AC Mistakes: How You’re Hurting Your AC

June 24th, 2019

family-holding-green-houseWhen you think about running an air conditioner, you probably don’t think about doing this in terms of “right” and “wrong.” We don’t want you to get too technical with your air conditioning system, but we do want you to understand a few guidelines. We see a lot of air conditioner inefficiency and avoidable air conditioning problems during this time of year due to the effects of these common air conditioning troubles.

We want to help you avoid these problems if possible. If you do run into some trouble and need air conditioning service in San Antonio, TX, we can be at your home in a flash to service you. If you’d like to learn how to run your air conditioning system that benefits you and your AC unit then keep reading below.

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Is It Time to Repair or Replace that Thermostat?

June 10th, 2019

smart-thermostatDo you ever wonder if your thermostat can go “bad?” It’s not typically something that everyone thinks about, but it is a possibility. A thermostat doesn’t necessarily have a set lifespan you can expect them to last around a decade. After this time you might start to experience malfunctioning, dust accumulation, or inefficient operation.

Your next step after figuring out that your thermostat has seen better days is determining whether you should repair or replace your thermostat. It can be a hard decision to make. We’ve created this helpful guide in our blog so that you can make that decision a lot faster. If you need a great HVAC company in San Antonio, TX to help you through the process then make sure you contact our team.

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Watch Out for these Signs of AC Failure

May 27th, 2019

technician's hands working on outdoor ac unitThe weather is finally starting to heat up here in San Antonio. We know that you’ve been all about heat, heat, and more heat throughout the cold winter months, but we want to bring your attention back to your air conditioner. The name of the game when it comes to anything heating or air conditioning is always remaining proactive. If you spot a problem early on, make sure you take care of that problem early on too!

We know that it can be pretty hard to find great HVAC in San Antonio, TX but that’s why we’re here. When you’re trying to look for a great air conditioning technician that can repair your air conditioning system with ease make sure you get in touch with our professionals.

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Signs That Your Central AC Needs Some TLC

May 13th, 2019

technician's hands working on outdoor ac unitDo you feel like your central air conditioner has seen better days? It might be time for you to call a professional for repair services. You shouldn’t wait to do this either. Our technicians see a lot of air conditioner breakdowns because homeowners waited until the last minute to call a professional. If you notice that your air conditioner is having some real trouble performing and continue to run it anyway, you’re only putting yourself at a higher risk of system failure.

We understand why so many homeowners would rather muddle through their AC troubles than call a professional—they want to avoid a high service charge for a repair service! It’s a reasonable concern but it’s also one that you won’t have to worry about when you call our team. We provide quality service at affordable prices.

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