Thayer Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

Watch for Late Winter Warnings From Your Heater

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Now that we’re in the second half of winter, it’s wise to watch for problems your household heating system may experience. Our winters are not too extreme, but heating systems still need to kick in now and then—and that means they’ll accumulate wear and tear, especially if they weren’t maintained in fall. (This is another friendly reminder to always have maintenance for your heater each year—it’s the best way to ensure your comfort isn’t interrupted.)

To help your heater make it through the end of winter until the warm weather is back for the long stretch, please watch for warning signs it’s starting to malfunction. If you notice any of these behaviors from your heating system and you can’t find a simple cause, call a San Marcos, TX, HVAC contractor for repairs.

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The Guilty Thermostat: When It’s the Source of Winter Discomfort

Monday, January 27th, 2020
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When you think of problems with your household heating system, you probably think of the heater unit itself: the furnace or the heat pump. But a heating system is exactly that—a system of components that work together to provide even, efficient, and effective comfort for the house. The system also includes the ductwork, the air handler, and the thermostat.

The thermostat often gets overlooked when homeowners try to figure out why they aren’t getting the comfort they need or why the heater has shut down. But even small thermostat problems can have consequences for comfort and result in an unnecessary climb in monthly utility bills. Fixing, recalibrating, and replacing thermostats is an important heating service in San Antonio, TX we offer.

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How an Old Furnace Can Be Bad News

Monday, January 13th, 2020
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No matter how much you would like the current furnace in your home to be the only one you’ll ever need, eventually, a time will come when continuing to have it repaired and maintained is throwing money away. There are several warning signs about a furnace that’s over-the-hill, but the easiest metric is its age. (If you don’t know the furnace’s manufacture date, check on the metal plate on the unit.)

The age when a furnace is considered “old” is 15 years, although well-cared-for units sometimes make it to 20 years. We recommend you give serious consideration to replacing a furnace that’s older than 15. Below are the reasons an older furnace can be a problem.

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Fix Your Own Gas Furnace? Please Don’t Try It!

Monday, December 30th, 2019
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We live in an age of the “do-it-yourselfer.” You only need to type a few words into a search engine about any project you’re considering taking on, and you’ll be zapped to a set of videos offering to show you how you can do it.

But there’s a big difference between a video telling you that you can do something and whether you can actually do it. Would you trust DIY instructions on how to fly a plane? Perform heart surgery? Of course, you wouldn’t. And you shouldn’t trust DIY instructions for when it comes to fixing a broken gas furnace. We know it’s tempting to attempt to save money by tackling a faulty heating system on your own. But you absolutely shouldn’t.

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Only Allow a Professional HVAC Contractor to Help With Your Heating

Monday, November 18th, 2019
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The winter nights and early mornings in Greater New Braunfels may not reach the bone-freezing colds of, say, Minnesota, but they’re still cold. When the temperature drops into the 40s and upper 30s, you won’t want your house to be without a reliable heating system.

Because homes don’t use their heaters as much as their air conditioners here, people are less likely to look to an HVAC contractor in Schertz, TX when they need heating assistance. They either shrug it off and put on a jacket indoors or they rely on an amateur “handyperson” to swing by and tinker with the furnace or another system to see if they can get it back in line. Maybe hitting the cabinet a few times will get it working again, who knows?

Well … we know. If you have a central heating system, anything more complex than a space heater, you cannot handle any standard service for it: installation, replacement, repair, or maintenance. You must leave it to an experienced contractor with the proper licensing and certifications, as well as the best experience and tools. There are some good reasons why:

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Now Is the Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Of the many home heating services in New Braunfels, TX we provide, the one that does the most long-term good for our customers is fall heating maintenance. The benefits of these inspections and tune-ups are immense, and the cost for maintenance is minimal compared to future savings, improved convenience, and peace of mind. You can’t put a price on feeling relaxed that your heating system won’t fail on you during a cold day.

Unfortunately, many customers forget about heating maintenance or don’t think that arranging for it is an annual obligation. Because we experience much more intense summer weather than winter weather, air conditioning systems receive more attention. But cold weather still occurs in winter, with nights that can creep down into the 30s. Don’t let our hot summers trick you into thinking your home’s heater is unimportant.

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