Thayer Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘New Braunfels’

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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How We Can Help Your Home’s Air Quality in Fall

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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Air quality in homes has become more important to people than ever. You’ve probably wondered if your air quality is as good as it could be, and what to do if it’s not. 

We have a bit of bad news: it’s likely that your home’s indoor air quality is poor. This isn’t because you’ve done something wrong. Modern homes don’t allow for much fresh air circulation, allowing numerous contaminants to build up indoors without an easy escape. The number of sources for indoor contaminants has also increased, leading to more volatile organic compounds (VOCs) floating around the air than ever before.

But we have good news as well: we offer the indoor air quality services in New Braunfels, TX that can significantly improve your home’s IAQ, and the fall is a great time to get started with them. That way you’ll be ready for the colder days of winter when your house will be sealed off more to the outside. 

Let’s look at how we can help you and your family to enjoy healthier, more pleasant household air.

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Is My AC’s Air Filter Enough for Cleaner Indoor Air?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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To take the best care of your home’s central air conditioning system, you need to change its air filter on a regular basis. We recommend changing it every one to three months so that the AC will run optimally without raising the cost to operate it. 

But if there’s an air filter on your AC, doesn’t that take care of cleaning your home’s air? It sounds like it should. So why would you want to look into other indoor air quality options?

The answer is that the air conditioner’s filter doesn’t do what you think it does. If your home has too much dust, lint, dander, and other airborne particles floating around, that AC filter isn’t much help at reducing them. You’ll need different types of air filters in New Braunfels, TX for healthier, cleaner air.

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Why Won’t My AC Evenly Cool My House?

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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As the hot days of summer continue, you may feel as though your home’s not getting as cool as it should be. There are many reasons for this. Sometimes, it’s just too hot, and that means even the best air conditioners may struggle to keep the home cool. Yet, most of the time, it is because of inefficiencies or problems with your AC that you are tossing and turning at night or struggling during the day with hot conditions. It’s always beneficial to turn to a professional for air conditioning repair in New Braunfels, TX.

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Debunking Some Top AC Myths

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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We’re experts when it comes to air conditioning in New Braunfels, TX. We know AC systems down to their tiniest parts, and we use this expertise to help keep customers cool with working air conditioning systems. 

We often run across incorrect information about air conditioning systems in our work. Most of these myths existed long before the internet, but our rapid information age has made it easier for them to spread. Thankfully, debunking them can spread as quickly, and debunking a few AC myths is what we’re going to do today…

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What’s Wrong With an AC That’s Too Powerful?

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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Air conditioning units can be too powerful! Not too powerful in the sense that you’re going to start a blizzard in your own home, but in that it can be oversized, which causes it to short cycle, turn off and on again, as well as waste power and not properly cool your home.

When an air conditioner is too powerful, it doesn’t have to run as long to achieve the desired temperature. This results in the unit shutting off sooner, which means it has to turn back on again more frequently. This causes the unit to work harder, which leads to more wear and tear, and can also cause the unit to break down more quickly.

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It’s Spring! Schedule Your AC Maintenance Now

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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It’s finally spring! That means it’s time to have your air conditioning equipment tested and maintained, in addition to seeing flowers bloom and the temperature grow more pleasant. We know maintaining the AC doesn’t sound as much fun, but it’s important to ensure you enjoy the most out of the coming months.

Some homeowners may not understand the value of maintaining their HVAC equipment on a regular basis. If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, however, it can cause more than just pain. Ignoring routine maintenance might result in expensive repairs and replacements. Keep your air conditioner in good working order and you’ll avoid this predicament.

We’ll look at why having your air conditioner tuned up, inspected, and maintained this spring should be a top priority.

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About AC Repair

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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A few weeks ago, we wrote a post titled “5 Facts You Never Knew About Installing an Air Conditioner.” If you read this, we hope you found it useful. If you didn’t read it, it’s probably because you aren’t currently looking for a new air conditioning installation. Maybe you’ll find it useful in the future. 

For now, we have a list of facts you may find helpful if you have an air conditioning system that needs repairs. We’re the New Braunfels, TX air conditioner repair professionals to turn to when you have an AC in trouble.

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Why Your AC Is Leaking Water

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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You probably know that your air conditioning system doesn’t use water to cool down the air in the house. It uses refrigerant, which moves heat from the indoor evaporator coil and releases it outdoors through the condenser coil. But when you listen to your AC as it’s running, you’ll occasionally hear the sound of water dripping. This is normal and nothing to worry about.

What is something to worry about is when you see water leaking from the HVAC cabinet or puddling around it. An air conditioner is designed to remove water, so when you notice water leaking out of the AC, it’s time to call us for AC repair in New Braunfels, TX. The problem may be a small one we can easily correct, but you don’t want to ignore it—otherwise, you’ll end up with more serious problems on your hands, such as water damage, a moldy AC, or an AC that won’t run at all.

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Why Does My Furnace Turn On and Off So Often?

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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During our mild winter months when you run the furnace to keep your household warm, you’ll become used to a standard pattern for how the HVAC system turns on and off. You’ll hear the blower fan come on, then the furnace burners ignite, and the rush of heated air pushed through the ductwork. After fifteen minutes or more, the furnace will then start cycling down, turning off the burners and eventually the fan. When the temperature begins to fall below the setting on the thermostat, the HVAC system will begin another heating cycle.

This is the normal behavior you’re used to from the furnace and probably don’t pay much attention to it. But if the furnace breaks this pattern and begins to turn on and off with greater frequency, you may notice. And then you may wonder: is this a problem?

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