Thayer Air Conditioning Blog

Leaking Refrigerant in an AC? Call for Repairs Right Away

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.

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Ice on an Air Conditioner Is a Problem

July 1st, 2019
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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.

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Why Won’t My AC Turn On?

June 17th, 2019
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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.

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The 3 Most Common Air Filter Questions

June 3rd, 2019
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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:

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How to Prevent an Overheating Air Conditioner

May 20th, 2019
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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:

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Is It Time for Air Conditioner Replacement?

May 6th, 2019
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There comes a time in an HVAC system’s life where you have to ask the hard question. You know, the big question:

Is it time to replace the air conditioner?

Of course, there’s no reason to feel sentimental about that. At least, none of our customers have ever felt sentimental about it when we showed them just how much extra money their old and degrading system was costing them.

Replacement is all about timing. You want to replace before the system is able to squeeze extra dollars out of you, but at the same time, there’s no need to replace it too early. Here’s how you can figure out the difference:

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3 Surefire Ways to Boost Your AC Efficiency

April 22nd, 2019

Choosing the right air conditioner for your home is one thing. After that, it’s all about efficiency. Maintaining efficiency is the key to paying as little as possible on your cooling bill.

Do a quick internet search and you’ll find countless articles telling you how to get by with using your air conditioner as little as possible. But hold on… What’s the point of having an air conditioner if you’re going to be told how not to use it?

Being efficient doesn’t mean you have to forego the use of your air conditioner. However, we don’t believe in “quick fixes,” so you won’t find them in this list.

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AC Replacement Requires a Professional

April 8th, 2019
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How hard can it be to have your air conditioner replaced? After all, you just need something the same as your current AC but better, right?

Not quite right at all. A new air conditioner means different efficiency level, different output, and different capabilities—all of those factors will need to be assessed in order to ensure that your air conditioner is not too big or too small. For that, you need to make sure you’re getting a professional. We’ll explain in more detail:

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Thayer Air Conditioning Receives 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

April 2nd, 2019

Thayer Air Conditioning received the 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award for being a reputable and reliable contractor.

Our Angie’s List listing now has a gold star and Super Service Award logo, letting people know that the residents of New Braunfels and the surrounding areas approve of our service.

What’s an Angie’s List Super Service Award?

Have you ever submitted a positive review on Angie’s List? You may not have realized it, but that review counted toward a Super Service Award.

Every year, Angie’s List tallies up the positive reviews and gives the Super Service Award to the top A-rated companies in their category. Angie’s List doesn’t make the decision—they just give the award based on the reviews.

In other words, Thayer Air Conditioning couldn’t have won the award without the help of our loyal customers.

Thank you for your help in making this award possible!

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things HVAC

February 28th, 2019

Be sure to bookmark the Thayer Air Conditioning blog to start learning the ins and outs of HVAC.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

Need help now? Send us a message or get in touch today.

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