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

Is Your AC Not Getting the Job Done? Let’s Find Out Why

Monday, October 7th, 2019
woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-head

Relief from the Texas heat doesn’t come often, and it can still be intense during the fall. All the work your home’s air conditioner has already gone through this year can take its toll and result in a home that isn’t as cool as you want it.

If you’re currently experiencing an AC that’s in an uphill battle to provide household comfort, it might be time for AC repairs in New Braunfels, TX. There are many different reasons for an AC to begin losing its cooling capacity after a long summer. We’re going to look at a few of them below to help you understand what you’re up against and what can be done.

Continue Reading

Other End-of-Season Warnings an AC Is Malfunctioning

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
tools-on-an-AV

In our previous post, we pointed out strange noises you may hear from your air conditioning system and what they mean. Odd sounds are only one of the indicators of an AC in trouble at the end of a long summer season. We’ve collected other signs to look for so you’ll know when it’s time to call our New Braunfels, TX air conditioning repair experts. We have 24/7 emergency service for when you need your household cooling restored right away.

Continue Reading

Odd Noises From Your AC and What They May Mean

Monday, September 9th, 2019
woman-covering-ears

Because the heat in Texas hangs around for long stretches, local air conditioning systems put in much more work than they’re accustomed to. It pays to be vigilant of the AC in your home during the end of summer because this is when it’s at the highest risk of a malfunction. All that work stress through summer can catch up to it rapidly, and you want to be prepared to make a call to have the AC fixed before you lose out on cooling.

One of the ways an air conditioner can send out an alert that something isn’t right is through sound. Weird noises from an AC that you aren’t accustomed to hearing often mean it needs attention from HVAC professionals. Below are a few of these warning sounds.

Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Short-Cycling—Bad News for Your Cooling!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The sound of the air conditioning system running is a basic background noise during a Texas summer. You probably don’t even think much about the whirring of the fans and the occasional thump as the compressor comes on to start the cooling cycle.

But it’s a wise idea to pay some attention to these noises because they can alert you to a problem. For example, if you notice that the AC is turning on and off more frequently than normal, it may be experiencing a problem called short-cycling. The compressor in the air conditioner is supposed to run on cycles that last at least 10 to 15 minutes, and often longer if the weather is hot enough. When the compressor shuts off after less than 10 minutes, only to turn back on again a short time later and repeat the cycle, there’s something wrong. Not only that, but short-cycling itself is bad for the AC since it raises cooling costs and puts extra strain on the compressor. If short-cycling isn’t stopped, it will shorten the lifespan of the air conditioner.

In most short-cycling situations, you’ll need to call for air conditioning repairs in New Braunfels, TX to fix the problem. Below are a few of the most common reasons for an AC to start to short-cycle.

Continue Reading

The Most Common AC Malfunctions

Monday, July 29th, 2019
ac-units

Modern air conditioning manufacturers design their products to last for years without running into repair problems. As long as the air conditioning systems receive regular maintenance each spring, they should rarely require professional repair service.

But rarely doesn’t mean never. Even the finest air conditioning system from the top brand might lose cooling power or fail altogether. Unless the problem stems from something elementary, such as a mistaken setting on the thermostat, it requires an HVAC professional to diagnose and fix the malfunction.

To help you better understand the AC issues you may encounter, we’ve made a list of the most common ones we see on the job.

Continue Reading

Leaking Refrigerant in an AC? Call for Repairs Right Away

Monday, July 15th, 2019

In a recent blog post, we addressed the trouble with ice on an AC’s evaporator coil. It’s bad news and can point toward several problems in an air conditioning system. One is loss of refrigerant, and this is something we’d like to investigate a bit more.

Refrigerant leaking from an air conditioner is a common source of malfunctions in systems more than five years old. If you recognize the signs of leaking refrigerant, you’ll have time to call for our professionals for air conditioning repairs in New Braunfels, TX.

Continue Reading

Ice on an Air Conditioner Is a Problem

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Air conditioning components with studio shot

When you turn on the air conditioning system in your house, cool and refreshing air flows out of the vents in the rooms. The air feels chilled, like it has passed over ice on the way to your living space. So when you notice there’s ice developing along the indoor evaporator coil of the air conditioner, that’s just a normal part of how the AC runs—right?

No, it’s not. We understand why people might think ice is just a basic side-effect of how an air conditioner cools down a space. But at no point in an air conditioner’s operation should ice appear. When you see ice developing along the evaporator coil, something is wrong and you may need to have technicians repair the system.

Continue Reading

Why Won’t My AC Turn On?

Monday, June 17th, 2019
air-conditioner-grill

This is the air conditioning problem you never want to run into during a hot Texas summer day: an AC that doesn’t turn on! Or maybe the fans come on, but the compressor doesn’t, and that means just circulating room temperature air around the house—which won’t do anybody in your house any good.

You may need to call for professional air conditioning repair in New Braunfels, TX because the AC has a malfunction that only an expert with the right tools can solve. When that’s the case, you can reach our team 24/7 and we’ll be out quickly to fix the trouble.

However, before examining the big malfunctions that may have caused the AC to stop working, there are a few simple checks we recommend you take. There may be a simple explanation for the problem.

Continue Reading

The 3 Most Common Air Filter Questions

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
air-filter

You know the air filter, right? That rectangular piece of cardboard and mesh that they shoved inside your HVAC system when it was installed? A good contractor will have informed you that it needs to be changed regularly to keep your system running efficiently. But that doesn’t tell you what the air filer’s purpose is, how often you need to change it, and what happens if you don’t change it.

In this post, we’ll go over the most common air filter questions so you can understand the importance of them:

Continue Reading

How to Prevent an Overheating Air Conditioner

Monday, May 20th, 2019
ac-inspection

Your air conditioner lives to cool your home. But sadly, it might overwork itself to the point that it overheats and needs to be reset.

Resetting an air conditioner isn’t a big deal, but you can’t just ignore the fact that your air conditioner overheated. Sure, overheating is much more common on very hot days in the summer, but air conditioners are designed to withstand that kind of heat.

If your air conditioner overheats—or continues to overheat—then it’s most likely time for air conditioning repair in New Braunfels, TX. A likely cause for the overheating could be due to:

Continue Reading