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

Does Duct Cleaning Improve Indoor Air Quality? Let’s Find Out

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Central air conditioning became popular about fifty years ago, and with it came the need for that cooled air to be distributed throughout homes. The solution was ductwork. New houses started to be built with systems of ducts, and this became so common that it’s rare to find a home built in the last few decades that doesn’t have ductwork, which is now used for heating as well.

Having your cooled and heated air evenly distributed throughout your home is wonderful! But it does raise some questions. What’s going on inside those ducts, where you can’t see? And since many ducts are above ceilings or between walls, you might not even be able to see them at all. Can unpleasant things accumulate inside ductwork? Does that affect your indoor air quality? Will duct cleaning help? Here’s what to know.

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The Pros and Cons of Flex Ducts in Your Home

Monday, September 4th, 2023

If you have extensive damage or deterioration of the ductwork in your HVAC system and need to replace it, or if you have a home that never had ductwork and you need to have it installed, there are some important questions you should be asking. When it comes to ducts, the first thing to know is that they’re not all the same. Ducts come in both solid and flexible varieties. If you’re considering flex ducts, you should know what they’re made of, and what the pros and cons are of this type of ductwork. Here are the details.

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Which System Needs a Tune-Up?

Monday, February 20th, 2023

The weather lately can feel like it is giving us whiplash. One day it’s in the 80s, the next you need your winter clothes to handle a 50° day.

You know that now is usually the time when you would want to schedule maintenance but, at this point, you’re wondering what system you should actually be focusing on.

The truth is that the answer may be both. We’ll break down when and why you should schedule maintenance in San Antonio for your AC or heater so you can contact us with confidence.

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The Importance of a Thermostat

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Your home’s heater becomes the star of the show during this time of year. The holidays are here, you’re having your loved ones over, and you want everyone to be as warm as possible. This is why we want to underscore the importance of a thermostat in your home. Your home’s heater needs to be as efficient as possible and your thermostat is your best bet at getting optimal efficiency. 

We know that the world of HVAC service in San Antonio, TX can be quite a confusing one, but this is why our professionals are here to help. If you’re ready to learn more about thermostats or even get yourself a great thermostat, then our professionals are here to assist you. 

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How a Thermostat Upgrade Can Boost Your AC Efficiency

Monday, 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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Don’t Believe These HVAC Myths!

Monday, February 5th, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundThe internet can be a great place full of plenty of helpful information. This is a good thing, for the most part. However, sometimes too much information can cause serious problems, as not all of it is actually true. You can type in a question about any appliance within your home and receive pages and pages of helpful tips, “hacks,” and pointers from everyone and their brother. But unfortunately, this is how misconceptions are spread.

Fortunately, you have one San Antonio, TX HVAC company right here to bust up a few of the most common HVAC myths that exist. These myths can end up costing you money in the long run, as they cause your system to run inefficiently and thus ineffectively.

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Improve Your HVAC System Efficiency Year-Round

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

wooden ceiling fan on a grey ceilingWhen it comes to providing great Boerne, TX HVAC services, whether it be air conditioning maintenance, heating repair, or something else, we are certainly the team to call. But we aren’t just here to provide service. We want to be able to help you with tips and advice that can save you money throughout the year. One of these tips is—utilize your ceiling fans!

This comes as a surprise to many homeowners, who believe that running their ceiling fans is a waste of electricity and may refrain from doing so to save on their energy bills. But on the contrary, when used in conjunction with your HVAC systems, ceiling fans can save you considerably. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our team. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about the hidden benefits of ceiling fans.

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One HVAC Maintenance Task You Can Do On Your Own

Monday, December 25th, 2017

air filterIn our previous post, we discussed how a clogged air filter can impact your heating system. But it’s not just your heater you should worry about, especially in our part of the country. Your air filter impacts both of your  New Braunfels, TX HVAC systems–your heater and your forced air cooling system. But changing your air filter is a maintenance task you can, and should, do on your own.

You’ve likely noticed that we encourage you to leave the overall maintenance to the professionals. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in thoroughly inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting your air conditioning and heat systems to ensure they work as efficiently and effectively as possible—for the years to come. But if you want to keep your heater and cooling system in the best working condition possible, then you can’t go 6 months to a year without changing your air filter!

With a dirty or clogged air filter, you will:

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Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor for Your Home

Monday, October 30th, 2017

male technician looking over paperwork with female homeownerThere isn’t an HVAC company out there who isn’t going to tout their best qualities, but that doesn’t always mean they’ll deliver on those qualities. When you are seeking a company to install a heating system, repair a broken down air conditioner, or even give you advice on how to help your indoor air quality, you want a San Antonio, TX HVAC contractor who you can trust. But how do you find such a professional?

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Why Should You Enroll in an HVAC Maintenance Program

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

One of the biggest inconveniences of owning a home is having to call a technician for repairs from time to time. But if you want to prevent problems with your HVAC system, there are a few ways to stop repair needs from occurring as often while keeping your unit running efficiently. The best way to save money on repair costs is by scheduling regular maintenance with an HVAC expert. To learn more about why this program is so valuable, read on!

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