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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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Mid-Summer High Cooling Bills? Tips on Cutting Down on Costs

July 27th, 2020
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You expect to see your electrical bills rise during the summer because you have to send so much more power to run the air conditioning system. But you’ve probably looked at those bills and wondered if you’re paying more than you should. “Does the air conditioning have to cost this much?” you’ll ask yourself.

Pardon us while we intrude on your inner thoughts, but the answer is, “Probably not.” We can’t say for certain that you are paying more for cooling than you should, but chances are good there are a few steps you can take that will cut down those high bills. We’ll look at a few of them. Some you can do yourself. For others, you may need the assistance of our New Braunfels, TX, air conditioning professionals to help get the most efficient performance from your cooling system.

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What to Do When Your AC Sounds Off

July 13th, 2020
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When your air conditioning system starts to make strange sounds it should prompt you to turn to our team of technicians for air conditioner repair in New Braunfels, TX. Why? Because in most cases, loud and out-of-place sounds that are coming from your AC unit are indicators of trouble.

The sounds that your system makes are going to indicate a variety of different possible issues. When you contact our team for services, it is actually helpful to have an idea of what sounds you are hearing because that will let you know what kind of repair you might need to reach out for.

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Picking a New AC: Central or Ductless?

June 29th, 2020
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Are you looking for a new air conditioning installation in New Braunfels, TX for your house? If you don’t have a cooling system already or you’re worried about your current one making it through another hot summer here in Texas, then getting a new AC is probably heavy on your mind. But what type? Is there an ideal air conditioning system to have installed?

The short answer is no, because each home is different, and there are flexible options for cooling to fit different needs. You have to find out what is the right choice for your home and your budget. The best way to ensure you end up with the right system is to work with experienced professionals, such as the technicians on our team.

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Sizing a New AC—Why This Has to Be Right

June 15th, 2020
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You might find yourself in a situation where you need an air conditioning replacement in New Braunfels, TX as the summer starts. This can be rough, but when your current AC is simply too old to do the job you need from it, or it isn’t working at all, then it’s the right choice to make.

But don’t get so hasty that you call on an amateur who makes big promises to install that AC! There are many reasons you need to have skilled professionals, like the HVAC technicians on the Thayer team, to do the installation. We’re going to talk about one of those reasons in this post: accurately sizing the AC.

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Broken AC Fan? The Trouble Might Be…

June 1st, 2020
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We’re going to look at the reasons one of your AC fans stopped working, but first, let’s get you more acquainted with these two fans.

An air conditioning system without a working fan is known as a broken air conditioning system. Actually, we should be more specific when we mention “fan,” because there are two fans in an AC system, one in the indoor unit and one in the outdoor unit, that are both essential for the air conditioner to work. If either breaks, you won’t have cooling.

The Two Vital AC Fans

The indoor fan is the blower fan, and it’s responsible for sending cooled air around the house to the various room vents. The blower fan also sends the warm air it draws through the return ducts across the evaporator coil to cool it down in the first place. Without this fan, no air will come from the vents and the house won’t have cooling.

The outdoor fan is responsible for letting the air conditioner release heat. This is the heat it has removed from indoors, which has to go someplace. The fan draw air across the condenser coil to allow it to release heat, and the fan then exhausts it. Without this fan, the indoor unit of the AC will not be able to cool down the air.

Why These Fans May Stop Working

  • Tripped circuit breaker: The first thing to check whenever an AC fan stops running is the electrical panel for the house. The motor for the fan may have overloaded the circuit. If you flip the circuit back on, and the fan trips it again, call for repair technicians.
  • Failed Capacitor: The capacitors send voltage to the motors to start them and keep them running. The capacitors for the two ACs fan will eventually wear out (the outdoor ones probably first, since they’re affected by high heat) and need to be replaced. Don’t try to replace them yourself, since this can be hazardous if done wrong. Call technicians to take care of it.
  • Failed Contactors: Contactors control the voltage flow on a motor. If the contactor breaks or becomes dirty do it won’t close, the motor won’t run. Technicians can replace the contactor.
  • Burnt-out motor: A motor that overheats because of too much friction (often an effect of lack of maintenance) will burn out when its wires melt and fuse to the casing. This can’t be fixed; technicians must put in a new motor.
  • Broken or loose fan belt: Newer ACs don’t have fan belts but instead use direct motors. An older air conditioner may have a fan belt break or slip loose. We don’t recommend doing repairs for this problem–the air conditioner is probably long overdue for a replacement.

You don’t have to look far for great air conditioning repair in New Braunfels, TX or the surrounding areas. We have the experts who can be to your door fast to provide real solutions to your home cooling woes.

At Thayer Air Conditioning, your comfort is our #1 priority! Call us for any AC repair—we’re already on the way!

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When Your AC Has Condensate Drainage Trouble … It’s Trouble!

May 18th, 2020
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When you listen to your air conditioning system running, what are the typical sounds you hear?

  • The whirring of the fan
  • The hum of the compressor
  • The whoosh of air through the ducts
  • The drip of water from …?

Yes, let’s talk about that last one. You occasionally hear water dripping inside the air conditioner. That is normal—it’s part of the condensate drainage system of the air conditioner. Like any other part of the AC, it can malfunction and lead to problems requiring air conditioning repair in New Braunfels, TX. We’re going to take a look at what can happen when your cooling system isn’t getting rid of the water correctly.

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Make Summer Better With a New AC Installation

May 5th, 2020
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This summer is going to be hot—the spring is already hitting days in the 90s! You may have worries that your old air conditioner is on its last legs, and that means now is the time to start thinking about AC installations in San Antonio, TX. You will have a much better, more comfortable, and less stressful summer with a new air conditioner. And isn’t less stress what ­everybody­ wants right now?

But you may find the idea of trying to purchase a new air conditioner stressful itself. The team at Thayer Air Conditioning is here to make the job much easier. Right now, we are offering 18-month, no interest financing on air conditioning installations in San Antonio. You can get started right away with a new air conditioning system when you need it the most.

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Repair Your AC Now and Receive a Free Diagnostic

April 20th, 2020

Has your air conditioning system gotten off to a rocky start this year when the heat started to climb? That’s no fun, but the worst thing you can do now is to ignore the problem and either hope it gets better or wait until it gets worse before calling a technician to repair it.

Please don’t do either! It always pays to move fast to have repairs done for an air conditioner. And right now you have a great reason to jump on that repair call: we’re offering a free diagnostic on AC repairs in Canyon Lake, TX and throughout our service area. When you call us, we’ll waive the $69 diagnostic fee on qualifying repairs of more than $250. This takes the stress off calling us in to fix the problem. We want to help you enjoy excellent cooling, especially at the start of the hotter weather. It means you’re less likely to run into a repair problem later on in the summer when the heat hits a peak and the stress on the AC can get intense.

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Why Now Is a Good Time to Replace Your Old AC

April 6th, 2020
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The summer heat will be here before you know it. Do you think your old, semi-decrepit air conditioning system is up to the challenge of one more year? If you’re even asking the question, then you probably already know the answer is “no.” We recommend getting on the schedule soon for an air conditioning replacement, or you may be stuck with a bigger problem down the road.

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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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