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

Does an Electric Furnace Need Annual Maintenance?

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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Electric furnaces are not as common as natural gas furnaces in local homes, but that doesn’t mean that electric furnaces don’t come with some excellent advantages. Although gas furnaces generally cost less to run and have higher heating capacity, electric furnaces cost less to install upfront, last for around five years longer, run into fewer repair issues, and don’t present any hazards due to gas combustion or toxic exhausts.

The secret to the electric furnace’s longevity and resistance to repairs is that it doesn’t burn gas to work. In a gas furnace, the constant stress of powerful burners and the reaction of combustion gas with other components is what leads to the system declining. Electric furnaces have a more direct and simple method of heating.

Because of the difference between the two furnace types, people often think that electric furnaces don’t need frequent maintenance. At least not every year. But this is wrong! Any home heating system, regardless of its type, benefits from pre-season maintenance done each year.

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It’s Time for a Maintenance Check-Up for Your Furnace

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Once the calendar turns to October, there’s no question that we are 100% into the fall season. If you work in the HVAC industry, that means it’s the season for handling furnace maintenance for customers. And if you’re an HVAC customer, that means it’s the season to call us for furnace maintenance!

We know that the idea of scheduling maintenance for your home’s furnace sounds like a chore, but it’s easy when you work with us. It’s also immensely beneficial: regular HVAC maintenance is one of the most important services we offer based on how much it benefits our customers.

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Can I Repair My Failed Gas Furnace on My Own?

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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Heating is an essential part to the overall livability of a home, and is thus a top priority for many homeowners. In this way, it’s also something that many individuals approach with great urgency upon the need for repair.

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Will Your Furnace Make it to The End of Winter?

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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The weather is probably getting on your nerves, and you’re wondering if your furnace will make it to the end of the season. While you may not have a definite answer to this question, being aware of the lifespan of your heater will help you know what to expect. The average furnace can last up to 15, with electric furnaces lasting around 20 years.

However, any type of furnace is susceptible to malfunctioning. This means that whether you just got a new furnace for your home or you have been using the same one for over five years, it can show signs of poor functioning. But while it’s still serving you well, here are tips to ensure your furnace keeps you warm till the end of winter.

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How to Avoid an Emergency Mid-Season Heating Replacement

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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The heating system in your home is specifically designed for maintaining a comfortable climate in your home. It is highly important that you care and maintain it regardless of the weather.

When your heating system breaks down mid-season or when you least expect it, you end up spending more than necessary.

Our service techs will help out with your heater installation in Schertz, TX, while also helping with regular maintenance.

Follow our proper heating system care tips to prevent emergency breakdown.

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Top Signs Your Home’s Furnace Is in Trouble

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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Have you ever heard your furnace making strange noises and wondered what is happening? Did you ever think it could stop functioning?

Having a properly working heating system is always a priority to many homeowners. If you see signs that your furnace is struggling to work, it could be headed to a bigger problem like breaking down. To ensure your loved ones are safe and to lower your energy bills, you’ll need an expert.

Here you will learn signs that your home’s furnace is in trouble. If you notice any of these signs, call furnace repair in Bulverde, TX.

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Can an Electric Furnace Meet My Home’s Comfort Needs?

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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You know that feeling when you come home from work, and it’s freezing cold? It doesn’t matter if your house is well insulated or if the weather is warm outside—you still need to find a way to get heat.

A gas furnace will likely be more economical for most homeowners, but an electric furnace in Garden Ridge, TX can do the trick too.

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Never Hesitate to Call Us to Repair Your Heater—Here’s Why

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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When you live in a place that has a warm climate through much of the year, like San Antonio, it becomes easy to dismiss problems with a home heating system or delay calling technicians to repair it. You imagine you won’t need the heater in a few days anyway, so maybe you can just coast through until then: get out a space heater, put on a jacket indoors, etc. 

We work with heating repair in Bulverde, TX, and we can tell you that delaying getting a heater fixed is not a good idea. Procrastination when it comes to repairing a major appliance in your home rarely turns out well! We’ll look over some specific reasons to never hesitate to call us when you have a faulty heating system.

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Last Winter Was Tough: Do You Have a Heater That Can Handle This Winter?

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
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Last winter was one of the coldest to ever tear through San Antonio, so you probably are more aware of the heating requirements in your house than ever before. We want our customers to have the effective heating systems necessary for any winter cold shocks that may come this 2021–2022 season. The most important step for most homeowners is to make sure they have a maintenance tune-up and inspection scheduled with our professionals. Nothing helps a heater handle the cold better than this annual service. 

But some of our customers may need a larger service to ensure they have reliable heating: a new heating installation in San Antonio, TX. Are you one of those homeowners with doubts about your heating system’s ability to take on another winter? If so, right now is the best time to schedule a replacement system. We know you don’t want to make this decision in haste, so let’s talk more about your current heater… 

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Heating Maintenance: Just What You Need This Fall!

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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It may seem strange to see us talking about your home heating system when we’re still experiencing days with temperatures in the 80s and even 90s. It’s true that summer weather isn’t finished with us, but nothing holds back winter forever. As we enter fall, it’s time to consider what your home heating system needs. 

And we know what it needs: regular professional maintenance!

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