Thayer Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘San Marcos’

Only Trust HVAC Pros With Your Air Conditioner—Here’s Why

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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Saving money on jobs around the house is a good idea, and there are many ways to handle do-it-yourself tasks that help your budget. If you can’t do a job on your own, you may know someone who can help out or an amateur who won’t charge too much. 

But when it comes to your home’s central air conditioning, you shouldn’t try to do any DIY work nor call on an amateur, no matter what promises they make or how low a price they quote. In fact, the lower the quote, the higher your suspicions should be. 

The simple fact: The only people to trust with your air conditioning in San Marcos, TX—whether it’s repairs, installation, or maintenance—are licensed professionals. There are several reasons why:

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5 Signs Your AC Is on the Way Out…

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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“The readiness is all.” That’s AC advice straight from William Shakespeare, impressive considering he was centuries before the invention of the electro-mechanical air conditioner. But that’s why Shakespeare was a genius. When it comes to replacing an old air conditioner, readiness is the most important part. Why? Because you want to replace your AC before it has the chance to completely fail on you. 

To help you with readiness (which, we must repeat, is all), we’ve put together a list of five signs your air conditioner is going into its last stages.

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AC Refrigerant: Some Basic Facts That Will Help You

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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We’ve talked in the past about the dangers of refrigerant leaks in an air conditioning system. When an air conditioner loses refrigerant, it not only places the cooling of a home in jeopardy, it puts the entire AC in danger of a full breakdown. 

Refrigerant isn’t an energy source but a heat transfer medium: the air conditioner doesn’t consume refrigerant as it runs, so the same amount of refrigerant (known as the AC’s charge) will remain the same through the system’s lifespan, unless there are leaks. So if you hear a so-called HVAC “technician” tell you that your AC needs to have its refrigerant “topped off,” go find another technician! You only need more refrigerant if the AC has leaks.

Those are a few of the most important facts about refrigerants to know. But we want to add some specific information about refrigerant types. This may help you know if you need new air conditioning in San Marcos, TX.

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Heating Maintenance Is the Secret for a Trouble-Free Winter

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Well, secret may be an exaggeration. Any professional HVAC contractor will tell you that the way to enjoy a successful winter with your heating system is to schedule fall maintenance for it with experienced technicians.

However, so many people skip out on maintenance or forget about it that it seems like it may be a secret. We’re going to make sure that it isn’t, at least not for you. With this “One Simple Trick!” that’s hardly a trick, you can banish most of your worries about indoor winter comfort.

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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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