Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

What This Heating System Sound Means

Monday, March 15th, 2021

We’re at the tail end of winter moving into spring. If you’ve had heating trouble, we’re sure that you’re aware of it. The question now is—what do you want to do about it?

You could brush off the need for repair until next fall. We wouldn’t recommend this though. Waiting on your repair work only gives your home’s heating services a chance to get even worse. If you need heating repair in Thousand Oaks, TX, we’re going to help you get the service you need. Let’s take the time to decode what those sounds mean today, though. Figuring out the source of your problems can help you address the problems with ease.

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7 Signs That Your Heater Needs More

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Winter is here. In between hanging your stockings, making hot cocoa, and taking trips to view the lights around town, you’ve started to notice that your home isn’t all that comfortable. We know what this is like. Subtle problems that are in the early stages of being an issue are sure to become a problem. You need to rely on professionals for the service you want.

If you’re looking for heating repair in San Antonio, TX then we’re the team that can provide it for you. Our professional expertise will allow us to help you with your heating system problem and give you the information you need to know along the way.

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It’s Time for a Mid-Winter Heater Check In

Monday, February 17th, 2020

gas-furnace-burnersWe made it halfway through winter San Antonio, TX. Sure, we’re not getting the levels of snow that our neighbors up north are getting, but this is still no small feat. You need to give yourself a round of applause for making it this far. If you’ve been able to make it through the winter season without any hiccups, it means that you’ve prepared your heating system to perfection. If you are having a little trouble with your heater, you don’t have to get down on yourself about it, it just means that you need to schedule an appointment for HVAC service in San Antonio, TX.

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Get Those Last-Minute Heating Repairs Out of the Way Now!

Monday, March 18th, 2019

top-view-of-working-toolsSpring is just on the horizon! That means the temperatures are heating up, you’re pulling out your warm weather clothes, and prepping for some spring cleaning. Another thing you should include on your to-do list for this change of season is to tie up any loose ends with your heater. If you’ve noticed that you’re struggling to heat your home or that you’re having trouble with your system in any way, then make sure that you contact our team today. We have the best heater repair services in San Antonio, TX—we pride ourselves on the quality of our work. When you come to us, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting quality service.

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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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3 Heating Repairs to Watch Out for Late in the Season

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Though we still have some chilly nights ahead, as spring draws nearer, most San Antonio, TX residents will start using their AC systems soon. If you’ve noticed any problems with your furnace this season, you’re probably tempted to put it off until next winter. This could do more harm than good! Delaying routine maintenance and repairs could worsen problems that could have been easily fixed. Read below for 3 specific heating repairs you should take care of right now.

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3 Ways to Stop a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, February 1st, 2016

A cracked heat exchanger in your furnace is a serious problem: so serious that if you spot it, you need to shut down your heater immediately and call in a repair service. The good news is that our winters are usually mild enough in San Antonio, TX so that it’s not a catastrophe in most cases, but it can still leave you in the lurch. Sadly, there’s not a whole lot that can be done once the exchanger is cracked. The damage can send toxic gasses leaking into your home whenever you run the furnace. A good heating service can replace the cracked heat exchange with a better one, but you can also take steps to stop a cracked heat exchanger before it starts. Here are 3 ways to accomplish that: each of them easy to do, and capable of saving you a lot of heartache down the road.

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Signs You Need to Repair Your Heat Pump

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Heat pumps are a great way to take care of two comfort problems at once: heating and air conditioning. They are particularly good options in Texas because they produce high levels of cooling to match a standalone air conditioner, and they won’t struggle with our mild winter weather.

Because heat pumps are complex devices that rely on mechanical parts, they can malfunction and wear down to the point that they need repairs. Even if you’ve kept your heat pump well-maintained, you may still expect an occasional need for heating repair in San Antonio, TX. When that happens, trust to the work of the staff at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating to help you repair your heat pump to full capacity.

Here are a few signs that your heat pump needs our help:

Icing Along The Coils

If you notice ice developing along either the indoor or outdoor coils, you heat pump is in danger of losing its ability to do heat exchange, which will leave you without heating and cooling. You can’t just scrape the ice off—it will come right back. You’ll have to call up heating technicians to investigate and see if the problem comes from a leak in the refrigerant, dirt along the coil, or some other problem that is restricting the coil from absorbing a sufficient amount of heat.

Clicking and Grinding Noises

Loud, strange sounds from any mechanical device is rarely a good sign. If you heat a clicking noise—usually during start-up—it usually indicates that one of the capacitors is failing. The capacitors are responsible for transmitting the electrical charge to the motors to start them running and keep them running. The capacitor will need replacement. Grinding points to failing motors, either worn down by age or dust, and they will also need to be replaced.

Heat Pump Stays in One Mode

If your heat pump will only blow cool air when you want heat, or only blow hot air when you need cooling, then it’s likely the crucial reversing valve that allows the unit to switch functions has broken. There are other possible reasons, such as a broken or miscalibrated thermostat, for this trouble, so call for professionals to diagnose and solve the problem.

To help avoid these problems, make sure that you have signed up for a maintenance program to keep your heat pump tuned-up, adjusted, and cleaned. A yearly visit from an expert in heating repair in San Antonio, TX will help your heat pump have a longer life with few malfunctions.

Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating offers speedy repairs, 24 hours a day, when your heat pump has trouble. Give us a call today and schedule an appointment. Make sure you sign up for our preventive maintenance agreement to get the most value from your heat pump.

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