Thayer Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About AC Repair

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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A few weeks ago, we wrote a post titled “5 Facts You Never Knew About Installing an Air Conditioner.” If you read this, we hope you found it useful. If you didn’t read it, it’s probably because you aren’t currently looking for a new air conditioning installation. Maybe you’ll find it useful in the future. 

For now, we have a list of facts you may find helpful if you have an air conditioning system that needs repairs. We’re the New Braunfels, TX air conditioner repair professionals to turn to when you have an AC in trouble.

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Let’s Evaluate Your AC as the Weather Starts to Cool Down

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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When the fall weather cools, your thoughts will turn away from your air conditioning system and focus on ensuring your heating system will be in good shape when you need it. But your home’s AC needs some attention, since hot weather can still arrive during the Texas fall and winter. This cooler season is also an excellent time to evaluate your air conditioning system’s performance over the summer so you can arrange to have repairs done for it. Or have it replaced if it’s getting close to the end of its service life. 

Today we’re going to look at that last case. If your AC has shown signs it won’t work effectively or efficiently for much longer, you can get ahead of the problem and have it replaced during the cooler weather. 

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Why You’re Getting Weird Odors From Your Air Conditioner

Monday, October 4th, 2021
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The air from your air conditioner should smell like … well, like the rest of the air in your house. If you have a clean home, the air from the AC shouldn’t have any noticeable odor. After all, it’s the same air from the rest of the house, but circulated through the AC to have heat removed from it.

But what if the air coming from the AC doesn’t smell right? You’re detecting strange odors from it that it’s never given off before. If you think this is a bad sign, an indication you need air conditioning repair in Seguin, TX from our expert techs, you’re probably correct. Below, we’ll take a look at the different AC odors you may notice and what they can mean.

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5 Facts You Never Knew About Installing an Air Conditioner

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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Time for a new air conditioner? We’re glad you know that you have to move on from your aging current system and have a new one installed, since you’ll get a fresh start and not have to worry about the old AC failing. 

You only want professionals to install a new air conditioner. Below are five facts about AC installation that will help you understand why experts are essential.

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AC Costs Going Up? Let’s See What We Can Do to Change That

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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It takes electricity to power an air conditioning system, and electricity comes with a price tag. We can’t change the cost of using energy, but we know ways to help you lower how much electricity your air conditioner uses.

Something to keep in mind about the AC: it uses both fans and a compressor to run. Running only the fans only uses around 500 watts of electricity per hour. When the compressor runs and the AC goes into its cooling mode, it consumes an average of 3,500 watts per hour—a substantial difference. That’s where most of the money to stay cool goes. 

Now let’s see how we can cut down on that electricity consumption…

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Only Trust HVAC Pros With Your Air Conditioner—Here’s Why

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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Saving money on jobs around the house is a good idea, and there are many ways to handle do-it-yourself tasks that help your budget. If you can’t do a job on your own, you may know someone who can help out or an amateur who won’t charge too much. 

But when it comes to your home’s central air conditioning, you shouldn’t try to do any DIY work nor call on an amateur, no matter what promises they make or how low a price they quote. In fact, the lower the quote, the higher your suspicions should be. 

The simple fact: The only people to trust with your air conditioning in San Marcos, TX—whether it’s repairs, installation, or maintenance—are licensed professionals. There are several reasons why:

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5 Signs Your AC Is on the Way Out…

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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“The readiness is all.” That’s AC advice straight from William Shakespeare, impressive considering he was centuries before the invention of the electro-mechanical air conditioner. But that’s why Shakespeare was a genius. When it comes to replacing an old air conditioner, readiness is the most important part. Why? Because you want to replace your AC before it has the chance to completely fail on you. 

To help you with readiness (which, we must repeat, is all), we’ve put together a list of five signs your air conditioner is going into its last stages.

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Why Won’t My AC Turn On?

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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No matter how long you have lived in San Antonio, nobody can get used to the searing heat from the hot Texas sun during the summers. You need to have a properly functioning air conditioning system to ensure your comfort and sanity as the temperatures go higher and higher every day. If your air conditioner isn’t working, especially in the summers, your home can become unbearably hot.

Nothing could be worse than coming home after a long and hot day in San Antonio only to find that your air conditioner refuses to turn on. An air conditioner that doesn’t turn on is not entirely uncommon. There are a few easy steps to figure out why your air conditioner might not be turning on.

You might need to schedule services for repairs to get it back working. Depending on how bad the situation is, you might even need to call us for air conditioning installation in San Antonio, TX, to replace your old unit.

We will tell you about some of the reasons your AC won’t turn on so that you can make a more informed decision on what to do next.

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What Causes Refrigerant Leaks in An AC?

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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A few blog posts ago, we wrote about an important topic: the types of refrigerant used in air conditioning systems and why we recommend you upgrade to a unit that uses R-410A refrigerant. The short version (if you don’t want to go on a click-adventure): if you have an old AC that uses phased-out R-22 refrigerant, technicians cannot repair it if it leaks refrigerant. Refrigerant in an air conditioning system must remain at a set level (known as the AC’s charge), so in case of leaks, technicians must restore the original charge after sealing the leaks.

This brings us to another topic, one that often affects air conditioners—the leaks themselves. We’ve addressed why leaks can wreck an air conditioner and cause other problems on the way to ruin. Now we’ll take a closer look at why refrigerant leaks occur in the first place. 

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Why Your AC Is Leaking Water

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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You probably know that your air conditioning system doesn’t use water to cool down the air in the house. It uses refrigerant, which moves heat from the indoor evaporator coil and releases it outdoors through the condenser coil. But when you listen to your AC as it’s running, you’ll occasionally hear the sound of water dripping. This is normal and nothing to worry about.

What is something to worry about is when you see water leaking from the HVAC cabinet or puddling around it. An air conditioner is designed to remove water, so when you notice water leaking out of the AC, it’s time to call us for AC repair in New Braunfels, TX. The problem may be a small one we can easily correct, but you don’t want to ignore it—otherwise, you’ll end up with more serious problems on your hands, such as water damage, a moldy AC, or an AC that won’t run at all.

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