Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for November, 2016

Should I Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance Bi-Annually?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Preventive maintenance is one of the most important services you can schedule in order to ensure that your HVAC systems are in good shape. However, not all systems are designed the same, and as such not all have the same maintenance requirements. For example, if you used a heat pump to keep cool this past summer, and had maintenance done beforehand, you may think you’re set until next year.

Unfortunately, this can be a costly mistake to make. If you have a heat pump installed in your home, then it needs to be inspected two times a year—once before the cooling season, and once before the heating season. Keep reading to learn more about why.

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Replace Your Furnace and AC with This 2-in-1 System!

Monday, November 21st, 2016

One HVAC system in particular has been rising in popularity in recent years, as an efficient system to provide comfort for homes. These systems are particularly suited to climates such as ours—hot summers but mild winters. That is, the heat pump system.

Heat pumps work similar to traditional air conditioning systems in that they move heat from one place to another. An air conditioner moves heat from indoors and exhausts it outdoors, but a heat pump has a component called a reversing valve that can switch this direction of heat exchange. So with a single adjustment to your thermostat, you can make a heat pump work as a heating system as well as an air conditioner.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Dehumidifier

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Whole-home dehumidifiers come with a host of benefits. They dry out the air in your home which significantly reduces your mold risk, as well as health issues and property damage that could result from too much moisture. Still, though, many homeowners are reluctant to have a system like this installed or don’t want to run one more appliance as they fear the cost.

The first thing to keep in mind in this regard is that a dehumidifier can actually help you lower your air conditioning costs. This is because when you run your dehumidifier, your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to cool the home. Therefore you can set the temperature up a few degrees so your AC won’t have to run so long during the day. There are additional steps you can take, as well, to ensure you’re getting the most out of your dehumidifier and not wasting money.

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What Technicians Actually Do During a Heater Tune-Up

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Do you own a car? Chances are if you do, you likely keep up on its maintenance. You know that without a regularly scheduled tune-up, your car may leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere due to a premature breakdown. Doesn’t your heater deserve the same attention?

We may not experience the drastically frigid temperatures that other parts of the country do during the winter, but we still battle some pretty cold nighttime temperatures. And when we do, we want to make sure our heaters are up to the task of keeping us warm and cozy.

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