If the world was a perfect place, you’d install a heating system in your home and forget about it. You’d never have any hiccups, need maintenance, or have to deal with costly replacements—you’d never even think about the system after installation. Unfortunately, the world isn’t a perfect place, so there comes a time in the lifespan of every heating system when it’s time for an upgrade. Throughout our time in business, we’ve found that so many homeowners run into a full system failure because they simply don’t know when to replace their heater. If you’re looking for the right sign—consider this the one. If you need great heating replacement in San Antonio, TX contact our team today.

Signs It’s Time to Let Go

Here are a few major warning signs that it’s time to let go of your current heating system.

  • Odd Sounds: Is there a weird clunking sound happening every time you turn on your heater? Watch out for sounds like this alongside grating, squealing, clicking, and rattling noises. All these sounds indicate a big problem with your heater.
  • Uneven Heating: Notice that your heater leaves a little to be desired. If there are often cool spots in your home then it’s time for an upgrade. This is a problem that will only get worse with time.
  • High Heating Bills: You should never shrug off a high heating bill. If you notice that you’re paying more and more as the cool months go by then it’s time for an upgrade. You shouldn’t muddle through problems with your old heater just because you think repair services are cheaper than a replacement—they add up. Bite the bullet and buy a new system.

Options for an Upgrade

So now that it’s time to upgrade, you might wonder, “Well, what now?” We offer the following heating options for your San Antonio home:


Furnaces are your tried and true heating systems. It’s more than likely that this is what you’re thinking of when you think of the term “heater.” If you’re ready to upgrade, many new high-quality furnace systems on the market can boost the overall efficiency of your home.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump is a great option for Texas homes because we have mild winters and warm summers. Heat pumps are the perfect option for eco-conscious homeowners because heat pumps move heat rather than generating it like standard heating and cooling systems.

Ductless Mini Splits

Ductless systems are heat pump systems that don’t rely on the standard network of ducts. Ductless mini splits use autonomous air handlers throughout your home so that you can have customized heating and cooling in the spaces that you need.

Hybrid Heating Systems

If you need a little extra heating power in your home, consider combining a heat pump and a gas furnace. This is what we call a hybrid heating system.

If you think it’s time to replace your heater, contact our team here at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today to schedule an appointment.

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