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

Evaluate Your Heater as Spring Begins

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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This week marks the official start of spring. We may still run into some cold weather surprises, even into June, but this is when homeowners will begin to turn their thoughts from their heating systems and start planning for warmer weather.

But before you shut off your heating system for the last time this season, take the opportunity to evaluate how well your heater managed the winter. This way you can chart out your heating future—and that may involve getting a new heating system, or possibly a heat pump to handle both heating and cooling. 

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It’s COLD: Can You Trust Your Home’s Heating System?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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So, how was your week?

Dealing with a combination of cold weather and the extensive loss of power in areas of New Braunfels and Comal County was rough for many people, and all of us here at Thayer hope you and your family made it through this time in safety. We’ve been busy helping out with heating emergencies to make sure our customers stay warm. If you have any need for heating repair in Schertz, TX or the rest of our service area, give us a call—it’s our job to see to your comfort!

Now … let’s talk a bit about heating system reliability. We’re sure that’s probably on your mind.

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How Long Can I Expect a Furnace to Last?

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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If you’re asking this question, you’re likely in one of two positions:

  1. You had a new furnace installed (we hope we installed it!) and you’re curious about how many years of good heating performance you’re going to get from this investment.
  2. You’ve had your current furnace for many years—you may have lost count—and wonder when it will be advisable to replace it.

If you’re in the first position, it’s good that you’re thinking ahead. A bit of knowledge can help your furnace last even longer. If you’re in the second, you’re entering a planning stage and may have reason to think your furnace won’t last much longer. It’s important that you don’t just let the furnace run until it completely fails. Getting ahead of an emergency breakdown is part of wise home comfort and will help you avoid high bills and unnecessary expenses.

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A Furnace Spring Retirement Plan

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Winter is coming to an end, and soon you won’t need the furnace in your house running at all. Not until late fall. But perhaps that furnace should never run again because this is the spring for it to retire and go into the recycling heap. Because furnaces don’t receive as much use as air conditioners in Texas, people often let older furnaces linger on when they should have replaced them years ago.

We’re going to help you understand if this is the spring to plan a furnace retirement (no, you don’t have to throw it a party) and arrange for new furnace installation in New Braunfels, TX.

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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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Are Heat Pumps Viable Options for Our Climate?

Monday, December 16th, 2019
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When it’s time to replace part of your HVAC system, either the air conditioner or the heater, you have more options than to make a simple swap-out. You can take out both comfort systems and replace them with a single new installation, a heat pump.

If you know anything about heat pumps, it’s that they are capable of working as both cooling and heating systems. That’s a great benefit, but it also makes potential buyers cautious. Does a heat pump sacrifice some of its cooling power to also work as a heater? And since it resembles an air conditioning system, can it ever deliver enough heat to keep a home comfortable?

We’ll answer these questions below. (Spoilers: heat pumps work great at both heating and cooling for our climate!)

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Should You Replace Your Furnace Before the New Year?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Because we don’t have to deal with severe winters in Texas, having major repairs or upgrades to a heating system can sometimes wait until late in the year. There usually isn’t a fall rush to have a furnace replacement in New Braunfels, TX. However, if you think that you need to have a new furnace installed for your home, it’s best to have it done before the start of the new year.  January is when we’ll have our coldest days, and you’ll feel much more relaxed knowing you have a fresh and reliable new heating system ready to get to work when it’s needed.

We understand that nobody wants to pay to replace a heating system if it’s unnecessary, so we’ll look at the big question involved in furnace installation: Is it really time for a new furnace?

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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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