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Let Thayer Air Conditioning Help Protect your Home

March 23rd, 2020

Protect your home with a Whole House Air Treatment System. We only offer the best UV systems. $1195 installed or $995 Installed with a Maintenance Club Plan. Call Thayer Air Conditioning at 830-500-3311 while they last. These UV air purifiers are going fast!

Thayer Air Conditioning will be taking extra care to keep you, our valued customers, safe. Our technicians wear gloves and disposable shoe covers. If any of our technicians are not feeling well, they stay home. We are also limiting access to our facilities too.

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

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Chris Thayer Is a Certified Trane Comfort Specialist—And We’ve Got a Great Deal on New Trane ACs!

March 27th, 2020

We’ve got some good news and a fantastic promotion to tell you about. As of Friday, March 27, Chris Thayer at Thayer Air Conditioning will be a certified Trane Comfort Specialist.

What does this mean? It’s not a designation that every HVAC dealer who installs Trane equipment has. It’s a special certification that Trane gives to the experts who show they are the most qualified and committed to providing the finest installation, service, customer satisfaction, and employee training. A certified Trane Comfort Specialists has access to the best technology Trane has available and can pass these benefits to their customers. With Chris as a certified Comfort Specialist, Thayer will be an even better choice for all your air conditioning service needs!

And here’s a promotion you won’t want to miss out on: right now you can have a new Trane air conditioning system for as low a $72 a month. This is a great way to get prepared for the coming hot weather—call us for an estimate. (Restrictions apply; on approved credit.)

At Thayer Air Conditioning, your comfort is our #1 priority. Call today!

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Special AC Tune-Up Offer for Great Spring Results!

March 23rd, 2020
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We’ve already posted a reminder about scheduling a professional spring maintenance visit for your home’s air conditioning system. Getting this straightforward air conditioning tune-up in Seguin, TX does marvels for the longevity of the AC, the number of repairs it will need, it’s general performance, and how much it costs to run.

We want to encourage everyone who hasn’t already to sign up for our maintenance program at one of the two different tiers. We’ve also made getting that tune-up easier than ever with our limited-time offer for an AC tune-up: you can call us for a full air conditioning tune-up for $89. For more details about this offer, and to schedule a convenient time for a visit from one of our technicians, please call us.

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A Furnace Spring Retirement Plan

March 9th, 2020
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Winter is coming to an end, and soon you won’t need the furnace in your house running at all. Not until late fall. But perhaps that furnace should never run again because this is the spring for it to retire and go into the recycling heap. Because furnaces don’t receive as much use as air conditioners in Texas, people often let older furnaces linger on when they should have replaced them years ago.

We’re going to help you understand if this is the spring to plan a furnace retirement (no, you don’t have to throw it a party) and arrange for new furnace installation in New Braunfels, TX.

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An Early Reminder: Sign Up for Spring HVAC Maintenance

February 24th, 2020
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An essential job a professional San Antonio, TX, HVAC contractor performs for clients is pre-summer inspections and tune-ups for home air conditioning systems. HVAC maintenance twice a year is important almost everywhere people use heaters and ACs. But in Texas, it’s vital to have air conditioning maintenance done each spring. You know what a Texas summer feels like. Don’t face the coming heat without a sturdy cooling system in the house that has gotten the necessary prep work.

Even though spring doesn’t officially arrive until next month, we recommend getting on our schedule for air conditioning system maintenance as soon as possible. The maintenance schedule crowds up during April as the mid-year temperatures rise. Take advantage of the current slower period to find an ideal time for AC maintenance.

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Watch for Late Winter Warnings From Your Heater

February 10th, 2020
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Now that we’re in the second half of winter, it’s wise to watch for problems your household heating system may experience. Our winters are not too extreme, but heating systems still need to kick in now and then—and that means they’ll accumulate wear and tear, especially if they weren’t maintained in fall. (This is another friendly reminder to always have maintenance for your heater each year—it’s the best way to ensure your comfort isn’t interrupted.)

To help your heater make it through the end of winter until the warm weather is back for the long stretch, please watch for warning signs it’s starting to malfunction. If you notice any of these behaviors from your heating system and you can’t find a simple cause, call a San Marcos, TX, HVAC contractor for repairs.

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The Guilty Thermostat: When It’s the Source of Winter Discomfort

January 27th, 2020
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When you think of problems with your household heating system, you probably think of the heater unit itself: the furnace or the heat pump. But a heating system is exactly that—a system of components that work together to provide even, efficient, and effective comfort for the house. The system also includes the ductwork, the air handler, and the thermostat.

The thermostat often gets overlooked when homeowners try to figure out why they aren’t getting the comfort they need or why the heater has shut down. But even small thermostat problems can have consequences for comfort and result in an unnecessary climb in monthly utility bills. Fixing, recalibrating, and replacing thermostats is an important heating service in San Antonio, TX we offer.

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How an Old Furnace Can Be Bad News

January 13th, 2020
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No matter how much you would like the current furnace in your home to be the only one you’ll ever need, eventually, a time will come when continuing to have it repaired and maintained is throwing money away. There are several warning signs about a furnace that’s over-the-hill, but the easiest metric is its age. (If you don’t know the furnace’s manufacture date, check on the metal plate on the unit.)

The age when a furnace is considered “old” is 15 years, although well-cared-for units sometimes make it to 20 years. We recommend you give serious consideration to replacing a furnace that’s older than 15. Below are the reasons an older furnace can be a problem.

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Fix Your Own Gas Furnace? Please Don’t Try It!

December 30th, 2019
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We live in an age of the “do-it-yourselfer.” You only need to type a few words into a search engine about any project you’re considering taking on, and you’ll be zapped to a set of videos offering to show you how you can do it.

But there’s a big difference between a video telling you that you can do something and whether you can actually do it. Would you trust DIY instructions on how to fly a plane? Perform heart surgery? Of course, you wouldn’t. And you shouldn’t trust DIY instructions for when it comes to fixing a broken gas furnace. We know it’s tempting to attempt to save money by tackling a faulty heating system on your own. But you absolutely shouldn’t.

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Are Heat Pumps Viable Options for Our Climate?

December 16th, 2019
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When it’s time to replace part of your HVAC system, either the air conditioner or the heater, you have more options than to make a simple swap-out. You can take out both comfort systems and replace them with a single new installation, a heat pump.

If you know anything about heat pumps, it’s that they are capable of working as both cooling and heating systems. That’s a great benefit, but it also makes potential buyers cautious. Does a heat pump sacrifice some of its cooling power to also work as a heater? And since it resembles an air conditioning system, can it ever deliver enough heat to keep a home comfortable?

We’ll answer these questions below. (Spoilers: heat pumps work great at both heating and cooling for our climate!)

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