Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Yes, Your Furnace Can Short Cycle: Here’s Why

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Short cycling is a phenomenon you may be familiar with when it happens to your air conditioner. What not everyone realizes is that furnaces can short cycle as well. Sometimes it’s even for the same reason! And just like with your air conditioner, allowing short cycling to continue can cause serious damage to the system as a whole.

We’ll give you some answers to the questions you may have about this. Why does short cycling happen? What should you do about it? What can happen to your furnace if you don’t get it fixed? Read on to find out.

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7 Silent Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Monday, October 16th, 2023

You may have heard that when an appliance like a furnace or an air conditioner starts to experience a problem, the first sign is often a strange noise. While this can be true, you also shouldn’t rely entirely on your ears to tell you something is wrong with your furnace.

Some furnace issues are absolutely silent, and you’ll only notice them if you’re attentive to other signs. Here’s what you should know.

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Your Furnace Won’t Ignite? Here’s Why

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

A gas furnace tends to be a reliable source of heat, and the reassuring whoosh of the burners igniting lets you know that heat is on its way, and you’ll soon be comfortably cozy. If you’re trying to get your heat to come on and you don’t hear that whoosh, you’ll immediately worry. What’s wrong? What can you do about it?

If your furnace won’t ignite, it will typically shut down completely for safety. You’ll get cold pretty quickly. So what went wrong?

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Yes, Your Furnace Can Short Cycle

Monday, September 18th, 2023

If you’ve ever dealt with an air conditioner short cycling, you may think it’s strictly an AC problem. But your furnace can short cycle, too. This can have similar causes to AC short cycling, and similar negative consequences as well. We’ll explain what short cycling is, how it can happen, what the risks are, and what to do if you notice your furnace doing it. 

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Gas vs. Oil Furnaces: Pros and Cons

Monday, June 26th, 2023

Summer is the best time to replace your furnace. Having the old one shut down and removed and the new one carried in and installed would mean an inconvenient chilly stretch if you had it done during the winter. So if you were concerned about poor performance, corners of your home that never got warm enough, expensive repairs, worrisome noises, or just the age of your furnace, now’s the time to get a new one. At first glance, there are a confusing array of furnace options: brands, models, sizes. But the first step is choosing a fuel source: natural gas or oil?

Different types of furnace fuel in San Antonio, TX come with different benefits and drawbacks, so it’s a matter of deciding what works best for you. Here are some details that might help you with your choice.

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If Your Heat Pump is Doing This, You Need Help

Monday, March 6th, 2023

A heat pump repair need can pop up a few times over the years that you use your system. While largely reliable, a heat pump isn’t invincible.

If your heat pump is struggling to keep your home comfortable. then it is worthwhile to have it checked out by a trained professional.

Here are some of the warning signs to watch for that will tell you when it is time to repair your heat pump system. If you pick up on these indicators or notice something else seems off with your system, it is worthwhile to talk to a technician.

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How Do I Prepare for a Furnace Install?

Monday, November 21st, 2022

If you have a furnace, you can expect it to last anywhere from 15 to 20 years before needing to be replaced. But if you have an older home, furnace replacement may be sooner rather than later. Getting a new furnace can be a great investment for your home and family. A new unit is reliable and offers much better efficiency than older units. 

But how do you prepare to overhaul your heating system and install a new furnace? We have some tips to help you understand the furnace installation process so you know exactly what to expect. Then, when you’re ready for your furnace install you can give us a call to schedule the initial appointment. We can answer your questions about furnaces and compare your options so you can pick the best one for your family. 

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5 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Help

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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Sometimes, you’re going to have trouble with your home’s heat pump system. If you’ve noticed that you’re having troubles with your home’s heating, then it might be time to schedule an appointment for heat pump repair in San Antonio, TX

We have more cool weather ahead of us. If you need to improve your home’s heating quality, then it means you need to stay on top of your home’s heating services. We’re available to make sure that all the care you receive is immaculate. We make sure that our services are thorough because we care deeply about the quality of our work. We make sure we get it covered because we care about your comfort.  

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of Heat Pump Issues

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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By providing cooling and heating power from a single unit, a heat pump keeps your home comfortable throughout the seasons. While for the most part, they would work reliably and efficiently, they can also occasionally develop problems. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to contact heat pump repair in San Antonio, TX.

It may also turn out to be cheaper if you take care of the problem early. That’s why you should look for trusted heat pump repair in San Antonio, TX if you see any of these signs.

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Why You Should Consider a Heat Pump for Your Heating Needs

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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The United States Department of Energy recommends heat pumps as an energy-efficient heating and cooling option for people in all climates. They’re a cost-effective alternative to furnaces and air conditioners because they provide both cold air and heat generating capabilities in a single unit. During the cold months, heat pumps draw heat from the cold outdoor air and transport it indoors. During the warm months of the year, heat pumps will pull heat out of the indoor air to reduce the temperature in your home. In San Antonio, TX, you’ll need both heat and air conditioning, which makes a heat pump a prime choice for all homes. They’re also more common in mild climates, which makes Texas the perfect location to use one versus other systems.

Heat pumps work using the same concept as a refrigerator, using electricity to move heat or cool air. Here are some of the main benefits of installing a heat pump in San Antonio, TX:

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