Gas vs. Oil Furnaces: Pros and Cons

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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Can Your Thermostat Make Your Air Conditioner Short Cycle?

June 12th, 2023

One particularly troublesome issue that can plague air conditioners is short cycling. This is when the cooling cycle, which should only begin every fifteen minutes or so, is cut short, only to begin again moments later. It’s a sign that a problem already exists, and it is a potential cause of even more problems. What causes an air conditioner to do this? Can a thermostat cause short cycling? We’ve got the details for you on how it happens and what to do about it.

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Uncommon AC Repairs You Should Look Out For

May 15th, 2023

It’s easy to find suggestions about how to spot common AC issues. A rattling sound? Might be the fan. Ice on your evaporator coils? You could be looking at a refrigerant leak. But what if your air conditioner has an unusual problem? Here are a few AC concerns that we see much more rarely. But we’re certainly ready to be of service if they happen to you.

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This Is What the Condenser in Your Air Conditioner Does

May 1st, 2023

The indoor portion of your air conditioner is the part you interact with on a daily basis. It’s understandable that you wouldn’t think about the outdoor unit, also called the condenser, as much. But leaving it neglected can cause you some major problems.

What should you know about your AC unit’s condenser? How can you make sure it functions well?

What happens if it doesn’t? We’ve got all the information you need to better understand your air conditioning in San Antonio.

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What’s the Best Type of AC Unit for Texas Weather?

April 17th, 2023

If there’s one thing we can say with certainty about air conditioners in Texas, it’s that they have a big job to do. We need them to work very effectively through a long, hot summer season.

If you’re looking for a new air conditioner, either for a new home or because your old unit is no longer keeping up with your needs or has failed entirely, you know there are a lot of options.

How can you choose an air conditioner that’s going to get the job done right, no matter how long or hot the summer is? We’ve got some information to help you decide.

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Texas Heat Is on the Way! Is Your AC System Ready?

April 3rd, 2023

Springtime is gorgeous in Texas. We hope you’re enjoying it, but don’t forget that it means summer is just around the corner. Don’t forget to get prepared for the heat. And what should be at the top of your to-do list? Scheduling AC maintenance, of course!

Being diligent about getting your air conditioner a yearly tune-up before the start of the cooling season can save you a considerable amount, both financially and in terms of hassle and wasted time. Here are some of the reasons why AC maintenance is the most important thing you can do to ensure your comfort throughout the summer. 

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What is an Electronic Air Cleaner and How Does it Work?

March 20th, 2023

Spring is fast approaching which means the flowers are blooming and things are warming up. This makes it easier to plan outdoor picnics and get-togethers but harder to keep your home’s indoor air quality up to par.

You may not realize it but if you have a well-sealed home, then your indoor air quality may be worse than the air quality outside. We can help. Let’s discuss one of the best options to help you combat poor air quality in your home: an electronic air cleaner.

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If Your Heat Pump is Doing This, You Need Help

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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Which System Needs a Tune-Up?

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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How Do I Prepare for a Furnace Install?

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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