April 17th, 2023
How can you tell when there’s a problem with your air conditioner? Listen to what it’s telling you!
What’s that you say? You don’t speak air conditioner? You don’t know what your AC unit is trying to communicate? Never fear! Here is a handy translation guide for air conditioner noises and what they mean.
April 3rd, 2023
Congratulations on your new air conditioner! You’re going to be set up to have a cool, comfortable summer with a brand-new, top-notch AC system. But first, you need to have it installed. What exactly happens when a new AC is installed? How long will it take? And how can you help to streamline the process? We’ve got all the information you need.
March 20th, 2023
When you can’t get your home cool in Texas, it can be a huge problem that needs to be addressed right away. But sometimes, it’s not the air conditioner that’s having trouble. It’s possible that the real culprit is your thermostat. If you can’t get your air conditioner to properly cool your home, here are some things you should check before you blame the AC unit itself.
March 6th, 2023
You’ve probably noticed that the outdoor unit of an air conditioner is almost always placed on a base made of concrete. Have you ever wondered why that is? There are very good reasons for air conditioners to be set on a concrete platform, and we’ll tell you the most important ones. When you have an air conditioner installed, you’ll know why professionals make sure to do it this way.
February 20th, 2023
As you probably know, your air conditioner has an air filter as one of its components. We strongly recommended that you clean or swap it out regularly, around every one to three months.
But why do you need to do this? What happens if you don’t change the air conditioner’s air filter? And what are the benefits when you do?
We’re so glad you asked. As air conditioning professionals, we feel very strongly about the importance of changing your AC unit’s air filter, because we often see the aftermath of the problems caused by a clogged air filter.
February 6th, 2023
Your furnace is designed to start up when the thermostat registers that your home has reached a specific lower temperature, run until it reaches a set higher temperature, and shut off. These cycles should last 15 or even 20 minutes and then repeat. Sometimes a furnace begins a heating cycle, shuts down too soon, and tries again just a few minutes later. This is called short cycling, and indicates that there’s a problem with your heater.
Short cycling has a variety of possible causes, and you should get to the bottom of it promptly, because it can cause additional problems with your heater. What could possibly be wrong? We’re so glad you asked.
January 23rd, 2023
It’s a cold day and your furnace won’t turn on. That’s a big problem, and you’ll want to get it remedied as fast as possible. Fortunately, you can sometimes solve the trouble on your own if you follow several troubleshooting steps.
But, before we get into the main subject of this post, we want to issue a major warning:
Do not attempt to repair your furnace on your own!
The advice we’re giving in this post is how to figure out if there’s a simple error that caused your furnace to stop working. None of these steps involve taking out tools and opening up your furnace’s cabinet to tinker around. Only HVAC professionals have the qualifications, tools, and training to handle actual furnace repairs. Amateur work not only threatens to further damage the furnace, but it’s also potentially hazardous! If following these troubleshooting steps doesn’t get your furnace back to work, just call our team for fast and effective heating repair in San Antonio, TX.
Now, on with the troubleshooting…
January 9th, 2023
On this blog, we talk a lot about the importance of having an HVAC professional do the maintenance and repairs for your heating and air conditioning systems. It keeps you safe, the experience of a professional means the process will be smooth and efficient, and your equipment can be kept under warranty. But there is one job that you should definitely be doing yourself.
Changing the air filter for your furnace is a simple maintenance job you should include in your regular routine, and it has many benefits. We’ll cover the risks of skipping air filter changes, the basics of how to do it, and how often it should be done.
December 26th, 2022
Many homeowners have a smart thermostat, and experts expect the number of homes with a smart thermostat to increase over the coming years. Don’t confuse digital thermostats with smart thermostats. Although sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably, it’s possible that you have a thermostat with a digital display that still isn’t considered “smart” because it doesn’t connect to Wifi.
A smart thermostat offers a long list of great benefits, but we know the best reasons to invest in a smart thermostat. If you’re interested in smart thermostat installation in New Braunfels, TX, our team can help. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about why a smart thermostat is an investment in your home and comfort.
December 12th, 2022
You may have heard about “cracked heat exchangers” in gas furnaces as one of the major problems these heating systems can have. What does this mean, and how can you protect yourself from it? Below, we’ll look into the problem of a cracked heat exchanger.
The Heat Exchanger Itself
You may not know what a heat exchanger is to begin with, so we’ll start there. The heat exchanger is the component in a gas furnace that does the direct heating of the air that moves into the ductwork. The heat from the gas burners can’t come into direct contact with the air because of the combustion gas, so the heat exchanger serves as the intermediate step. The hot combustion gas from the burners collects inside the metal chambers of the heat exchanger and raises the temperature of the metal. The blower then sends air around the exchanger and the heat transfers from the metal surface to the air. Once the heating cycle is complete, the remaining combustion gas in the exchanger exits the furnace and the house through a flue.