Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘san antonio’

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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How Long Do Air Conditioners Last in Texas?

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Fall is the perfect time of year to evaluate how your air conditioner handled the past summer. If things didn’t go as well as you would like, you’ve got plenty of time to address the situation before the weather heats up again next spring. 

Is your air conditioner struggling? Is it perhaps getting a little old? In Texas, air conditioners really have their work cut out for them. How long can you expect your AC unit to last? Here’s what you should know. 

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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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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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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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Not Changing Your Air Filter Can Lead to These AC Repairs

Monday, August 21st, 2023

Annual AC maintenance is critical to keeping your air conditioner running effectively and efficiently, with as few repairs as possible, for as long as possible. But service from a professional once a year is not the only support your air conditioner needs. Your air conditioner has an air filter, and it needs to be changed often. If you don’t do that, it can result in major problems and expensive repairs. 

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Why Short Cycling Can Destroy Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 7th, 2023

Your air conditioner operates on a cycle. When the thermostat indicates that the temperature in your home has gotten a little too high, the compressor comes on to circulate refrigerant through the system and provide cooling.

When the temperature drops enough, the compressor shuts down and waits until the next signal to start up. This cycle should begin about every fifteen minutes or so.

But sometimes an air conditioner begins starting and stopping much more frequently. This is called short cycling, and it’s a big warning sign. Here’s why.

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How to Shut Off Your Air Conditioner When the Thermostat Won’t

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Your central air conditioner is pretty self-sufficient. The thermostat sends information about the temperature in your home, and the compressor starts up a cooling cycle whenever the temperature gets a bit too high.

Once the temperature drops again, the compressor shuts down all by itself. You don’t need to do anything manually or make frequent adjustments. It can be easy to forget about it entirely as long as it’s working properly. But as we all know, things don’t always work properly.

What if your air conditioner won’t stop running? Did the thermostat fail to send the message to shut it down? What can you do about it? We’ve got the answers.

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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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Can Your Thermostat Make Your Air Conditioner Short Cycle?

Monday, 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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