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3 Things You Need to Know When Buying a New Furnace

Monday, December 10th, 2018

If you’re buying a new furnace it’s either because you’re moving into a new home and providing a new furnace to heat this space, or because it’s time to upgrade from your old system. You’re preparing to make a huge decision in either scenario. Your furnace system is a heating system that’s built to last and it’s a unit that has a big job to do here throughout the winter. Choosing the best furnace available to you will keep your home comfortable all winter, last for years to come, and save you money in the process. We understand that choosing can be difficult at times, so we’ve put together a quick guide for you to reference during the process below. If you need further help in choosing a furnace in San Antonio, TX then contact our team. All our technicians are experienced, knowledgeable, and ready to help.

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How to Tell If Your Heat Exchanger is Cracked

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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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Why You Should Replace Your Aging Heater with a Ductless System

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.If you’re like most San Antonio residents, you likely aren’t using your heater anymore this season, albeit except maybe at night for an hour or two. But is that lack of use due to the fact that the weather is warming up, or your heater has aged to the point that it can no longer perform as efficiently as it should? Efficiency is a big deal, since it directly contributes to how much you’re paying to heat and cool your home every year. But if you’re really serious about boosting your San Antonio heating and cooling efficiency, then it’s time to upgrade your aging HVAC unit!

There are a number of economic benefits to switching from a standard furnace to a ductless system. Keep reading to learn more, and if you already have a ductless system in place, turn to our team for maintenance to ensure it lasts for as long as it should!

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When Repairs Aren’t Enough: Upgrading Your Heater

Monday, March 5th, 2018

furnace venting outdoorsHeating systems, especially modern furnaces, are designed to last a pretty long time, so long as you properly maintain and service them. But no matter what type of appliance we’re talking about, it won’t last forever—and your heater is no exception.

With spring right around the corner, you might be tempted to hold off Boerne, TX heating repair or replacement needs, but the end of the season is actually the perfect time to consider if replacement is indeed necessary. This gives you time to decide if you should stick with the same type of heater you already have, or perhaps upgrade to a two-in-one heating and cooling system, like a heat pump—we’ll get to your other options below. In the meantime, read on for some signs that it is indeed time to replace your heating system.

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Beware These Late Season Heating Repair Needs

Monday, February 19th, 2018

malfunctioning-furnace-troubleshootRecent weather may have been rainy, but temperatures are warming up, which means we’re almost ready to stop using our heating systems. With spring creeping up on us pretty quickly, it’s easy to ignore any San Antonio, TX heating repair needs you might have. But this could actually be very damaging to your heater, and your comfort the rest of this winter.

But how do you know when you need heating repairs? Are there any telltale signs, other than a complete heater breakdown, that let you know your heater is in disrepair? Some symptoms aren’t as apparent as others, but yes there are certainly indicators you can watch out for. Keep reading to learn what they are.

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Have You Scheduled Professional Heating Maintenance Yet?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

male technician servicing furnaceOur heating systems are not something we give a whole lot of thought too once summer and fall end and we finally start to cool off a bit. But with temperatures already reaching the high 30’s at night, it won’t be long before you’re using your heater on a routine basis, if you aren’t already. And without professional maintenance, you’re at a greater risk of needing heating repair in Boerne, TX.

While we do offer superior heating repairs, including emergency services, we’d like to help you avoid an emergency to begin with, by providing exceptional maintenance services. If you haven’t already scheduled a tune-up for your heating system, now is the ideal time to give us a call and get that on the schedule.

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How Does Your Air Filter Impact Your Heater?

Monday, December 11th, 2017

man carrying air filter to put in HVAC systemOne of the very important maintenance tasks you should be completing on your own will have a surprising impact on your heating system, and that’s changing your air filter on a monthly basis during heavy periods of use.

You may assume that the only threat posed by a dirty air filter is the ability for your indoor air to get contaminated with allergens and other pollutants. This actually isn’t the case, though. While a clogged enough filter will eventually threaten your indoor air quality, its intended job is to block particles from damaging the inside of your heater, by pummeling the components or jamming the fan. However, when your air filter is dirty enough, it can do just as much damage. Read on to learn just how your air filter impacts your heater.

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Don’t Ignore Your Heater As the Weather Warms

Monday, March 6th, 2017

dont-ignore-heating-repairsAs the heating season comes to a close, you may be tempted to put off any heating system repair needs that came up during winter. After all, you’re not going to need your heater for another 6 or 7 months, at least, right?

Unfortunately, that’s a really long time for San Antonio heating repairs to go unaddressed, particularly if you have a central system and the problems could be impacting the ductwork that’s shared with your central air conditioning system.

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Troubleshoot Your Malfunctioning Furnace

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

malfunctioning-furnace-troubleshootThe South-Central area of Texas isn’t exactly known for bitterly cold temperatures, particularly when you compare the area to other states throughout the country. Our evenings, however, are nothing to scoff at when the heating season comes, and as such it’s vital that we have efficient and effective heaters in our homes. But what if you have a San Antonio, TX furnace, and it’s not up to snuff?

Whether you hear odd noises coming from your heating system, detect a strange odor, or simply find that your furnace isn’t performing as well as it once did, there is no problem too big or too small for our team—and no problem that you should just simply ignore. Dealing with furnace and heating problems can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be a chore when you count on licensed professionals to handle your heating repairs. In the meantime, we’ve shared with you below some of the most common furnace problems we get calls for.

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