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

Changing Your Air Filter: How It’s Done

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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