Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

How to Tell If Your Heat Exchanger is Cracked

November 12th, 2018

Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.So, you’re having trouble with your furnace and you have a feeling that you might have an issue with a crack in your heat exchanger. But what is a heat exchanger exactly? How can you tell what the issue is for sure? And what should you do about it? We can help you through this process.

If you think you have a cracked heat exchanger, the best practice is to call a professional as soon as possible because a cracked heat exchanger is a serious safety issue. Even though your furnace may seem fine, dangerous gases leaking into your home is a serious detriment to your health and even a potentially life-threatening situation. If you have a problem with your furnace in San Antonio, TX, then contact our team today.

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Temperatures Are Dropping: Time for a Furnace Tune-Up!

October 29th, 2018

It’s finally cooling off here in Southern Texas so it’s time to start thinking about your heater. Furnace maintenance helps increase your system’s lifespan, lower your heating bills, and boost your indoor air quality. This simple and affordable service is the difference between an average heating system and a great heating system.

When it comes to heating maintenance, always leave this job to a professional. Our technicians here at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating are knowledgeable, licensed, and experienced—they know how to immaculately maintain your system. If you need superior furnace maintenance in Fair Oaks, TX, contact our team today.

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How a Thermostat Upgrade Can Boost Your AC Efficiency

October 15th, 2018

smart-thermostatYou might not realize how important your thermostat is to your HVAC system—many homeowners don’t. But something as small as a thermostat upgrade greatly boosts the efficiency of your HVAC system. The vast majority of homeowners have a digital, programmable thermostat. While this technology is adequate, we now have even better systems available that work with you rather than forcing you to work around them. If you’re looking to increase your HVAC efficiency by upgrading your thermostat in New Braunfels, TX, now is the perfect time to do so.

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How Your Home Benefits from a Humidifier

October 1st, 2018

ice-air-conditioners-dont-mixWhen you think of the word “humidity” in relation to our weather here in San Antonio, your mind probably jumps to our unbearably muggy summers. The thought of purposefully adding humidity to your home is probably enough to make you recoil. But homes here in San Antonio really can benefit from a humidifier during our colder months. You might not notice the effects of a dry climate during this time of year but they’re drastic. If you’re considering installing a whole-home humidifier in San Antonio, TX, our team at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating will help you find, purchase, and install the right unit.

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It’s Never Too Late to Tackle AC Repairs

September 17th, 2018

While September is a little late to repair your AC system, there’s no such thing as too late when it comes to keeping your HVAC system intact. This is especially true here in Canyon Lake, our fall temperatures tend to be on the high side, so you’ll probably still use your air conditioning through for a little while longer. Don’t procrastinate! Any AC repairs you think can wait until next spring when you need to worry about cooling again need your attention now. It’ll save you a headache in the future. If you need great Canyon Lake, TX HVAC servicing don’t hesitate to call on our team here at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating. We’re thorough, astute, and we care about our customers.

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Common Myths Your HVAC Professional Wants to Bust

September 3rd, 2018

Myths or Facts concept with business woman hand drawing on blackboardHow often have you hopped on the internet to do a quick search on something that doesn’t sound quite right to you? Whether it’s news or something less important, you probably feel a little sense of pride when you discover you were, in fact, right.

But what about when the internet leads you wrong? We believe the world wide web can be an amazing resource, leading you to online videos that help you do DIY crafts in your home and even very small and minor remodeling projects. It can also, however, lead a homeowner to be a little too confident in how they care for—or rather how they neglect caring for—their HVAC systems.

Keep reading for some common myths, and our rebuttals, in regards to HVAC care.

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Mold and Your HVAC System: Know Your Risks

August 19th, 2018

mold growth As you might have seen in the local news, up until a few months ago the Helotes fire station was plagued with a pretty gross—and unhealthy—problem. Mold growth! Mold and mildew is a stubborn air quality issue that can be hard to get rid of without the right tools in place. And commercial buildings such as the fire station are certainly not the only type of buildings affected by this problem. Your home can fall victim as well.

And we aren’t just talking about mold in your bathroom or on your walls. We’re talking about mold inside the ductwork of your HVAC system. But before you go calling for AC repair in Helotes, TX, we have an important indoor air quality product to tell you about! UV germicidal lights—also known as an UV air purifier—will eliminate the growth of mold right at the start. 

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Get Zoned Cooling with a Ductless Air Conditioner

August 6th, 2018

ductless air handler on wall over bedAs summer carries on and we keep using our air conditioners on a daily basis, we hope that yours is serving you well. AC maintenance is the best way to ensure this is the case. But of course, there are some instances in which maintenance cannot prevent a cooling system from breaking down, particularly if that system is aging. Most air conditioners, when well cared for, can last about a decade with peak efficiency.

If your system is older than this, and you’re considering a new method of air conditioning in New Braunfels, TX, you’d do well to consider the ductless air conditioner. There are a variety of benefits to doing so, which we’ll get to below. The biggest advantage, though, may be your ability to zone-control your cooling.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Making One of These Scary Sounds?

July 23rd, 2018

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundWere you aware that summer time is the most likely season for your air conditioner to develop problems? This makes sense—after all, summertime is when it’s put under the most work and accrue the most stress as a result. Then you have typical wear and tear to worry about.

This is why it’s so important that you have your air conditioner professionally tuned-up once a year (or twice a year, if you have a heat pump). This gives our pros a chance to discover any signs of malfunction or need for air conditioning repair in Selma, TX. It also allows us to thoroughly clean out the system to ensure full functionality.

Even with maintenance though, your AC system can suffer at some time or another. And the following noises indicate that something is, in fact, wrong.

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Air Filters: What You Never Thought You Needed to Know

July 9th, 2018

person's hand changing out air filterYou’ve likely had someone in your life, whether it was an HVAC professional or not, tell you that your air conditioner’s filter needs to be changed. However, the reason why this is so important may be surprising to you.

Most homeowners have the mistaken assumption that the biggest problem with a clogged or dirty air filter is that it contaminates their indoor air—and that this is the reason HVAC technicians tell them to clean or replace it every 1-3 months.

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