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Does Your Air Conditioner Need Repair?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

air-conditioner-need-repairOne of the things you’ll see us talk about quite often here on our blog is how important it is to stay on top of air conditioning maintenance. This service helps reduce the frequency of large repairs by allowing us to fully inspect and adjust your system on a regular basis. However, no matter how well you take care of your AC system and keep up on those tune-up appointments, there may still come a time that you need professional San Antonio, TX AC services—namely, repairs.

The last thing you want to do is be surprised when you turn on your cooling system for the first time during the year only to discover it’s not working. So, we suggest turning it on now, if you haven’t already turned it on this year, and taking it on a “test run” of sorts. Pick a cooler day or evening, and turn it on to both look and listen for any faults. Keep reading to learn more about some of the signs of an AC system in disrepair that you should watch out for.

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Upgrades to Consider with Air Conditioning Replacement

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Air conditioning replacement in San Antonio gives you a great opportunity to install upgrades that can help with energy efficiency, indoor air quality and humidity. Why add upgrades? Upgrades can enhance the features of your new air conditioning system while also adding longevity to it. And your technician can easily complete any upgrade installation as your new AC is being installed. Here are a few upgrades to consider adding to your new AC:

  • Dehumidifier – heat and humidity are the two main ingredients of San Antonio summers. Excess humidity and long periods of humidity make your air conditioner work harder to achieve the cooling you want; this is because humidity holds heat. Adding a whole-home dehumidifier to your system helps remove the excess moisture in your indoor air before it can get into your system, reducing the work load on your AC while improving the comfort of you air.
  • Zone control system – have you wished that you could set different temperatures for different parts of your home? Or that you could turn off the air conditioning to areas that aren’t occupied? With a zone control system, you can. A zone control system allows you to control the temperature in your home by zones that you create. Zones can be individual rooms, a floor – the zoning is up to you. Once you determine the zones, motorized dampers are installed into the supply ducts of your system and connected to the main control panel. The dampers open and close as needed to maintain the set temperature of a given zone.
  • Air purifier – if you’ve had concerns over the indoor air quality in your home, you may want to consider the installation of a whole-home air purifier. There are several types from which to choose, so it’s important to work with a trained professional to ensure installing one that fits your needs. Air purifiers can help tremendously with the removal of allergens from your indoor air, and, depending on the type of purifier, can also remove biological contaminants.

A new air conditioning replacement in San Antonio can offer you the chance to upgrade certain aspects of your AC system.

Interested in what an upgrade can do for you? Call Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today and schedule a consultation with one of our trained experts.

 

 

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3 Signs That Air Conditioning Replacement is Necessary

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Before summer starts, make sure that your air conditioner is prepared for the intense San Antonio heat. If you think it isn’t… then perhaps now is the time to considering replacing it.

We realize this is a big step to take. If repairs are still a viable option to keep your air conditioner running efficiently for a few more years, you should schedule them. However, there are times when an AC will start sending you signals that it is no longer worth repairs and maintenance and should instead retire to the HVAC afterlife. We’ll look at three common warnings you may encounter during these waning days of spring that you need air conditioning replacement in San Antonio, TX.

If you’re unsure about your AC’s life expectancy, call Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating.

Our skilled technicians will help you find out if a new installation is your best option for keeping your home cool and your electrical bills under control.

3 signs you need to install a new AC

  1. Elevated utility bills: Whenever you notice a sudden rise in your power bills because of the air conditioner, it’s usually something that a targeted repair can remedy. But when electrical bills begin to gradual rise and no maintenance or repairs reverses the trend, the air conditioner has probably aged past the point of no return and it’s more cost-effective to replace it than continue paying higher bills until the system breaks down.
  2. Noisy operation: You are familiar with the hum and whir of the fans and compressor of an air conditioner; it’s part of the soundtrack of summer. But when loud mechanical sounds continually interrupt the white noise of an AC, they indicate a level of wear and tear that repairs will rarely be able to fix. Call for a repair technician to see if anything can be done, or if you should scrap the system and install a new one.
  3. Numerous repairs: Air conditioners require the majority of repairs during their last two years of service, so when you start making regular calls to AC professionals to fix your cooling system, it means that it is rapidly running out of time. If you must spend more than $500 a year to keep your air conditioner working, then it is unnecessarily wasting money. Replacing it is a less expensive long-term solution.

Keep the age of your air conditioner in mind: if it has exceeded the manufacturer’s estimated lifespan, any of the above signs should make it clear that it needs replacement. (Even if the AC shows no indication of failure, you should probably have it replaced if it is a year older than its estimated lifespan.)

For over 25 years, Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating has aided homeowners in San Antonio, TX with air conditioning replacement. We will assist you with every step of the process, from the choice to replace all the way through the annual maintenance that will keep the AC working for many summers to come.

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