Keeping Homes in San Marcos, TX Comfortable Since 1988
There's something so wonderful about stepping indoors after a day out in the unbearable heat and feeling the cool blast of a perfectly tuned air conditioner washing over your face. But what if your HVAC system isn't perfectly tuned? What if the only thing that greets you when you come in from the heat is... more heat? That's when Garner Heating & Air Conditioning has your back. From professional HVAC maintenance to keep your system running true to expert repairs when something goes wrong, we are there to provide you with the right solution backed by exceptional service.
Here are the top considerations when choosing a heating and cooling company:
- They offer the best solutions for your problem. No matter what problem you are having with your air conditioning system they need to have the best and most efficient solution. They should first listen to your needs and explain how they are going to fix it.
- Expertise and Trust: your HVAC system is probably one of the most costly items in your home and you don’t buy one every day. See what your San Marcos neighbors are saying about our 5 Star Services over the last 3 decades.
- Free Estimates - they should offer a free estimate on the services that they will be performing. At a minimum, if they do charge a fee to come out, it should be included in the service if you decide to hire them.
- Licensing - they need to be a licensed professional. The vast majority of HVAC pros are licensed but just check and make sure before hiring them.
- How involved are they in your local community? We’re glad for the opportunity to give back to Hays County for 3 decades. Check out our yearly Gift of Heat community service.
Give Garner Air Conditioning the opportunity to prove to you and your family that we can help fast and save you money in return. Call or text 512-392-2000 or schedule service online.
The average cost to repair an air conditioner in the San Marcos area is around $300. This takes into account every type of repair you could have on your AC system.
Here is the typical average HVAC repair costs per service*:
- Thermostat: $150
- Replace capacitor or contactor: $200
- Replace fan/blower motor: $250
- Replace control board: $300
- Replace evaporator coil: $500
- Replace compressor: $1000
*Costs and prices shown above are intended to be used as general information, not as guaranteed estimates.
The average cost to replace or install a central air system in the San Marcos area is around $10,000. On the low end it’s around $6,000 and could be upwards of $15,000 depending on your specific needs.
What factors affect the cost of a new HVAC system:
- The size of your home or how much of your home you want to keep cool or heated at any given time.
- How efficient your new system will be or SEER Rating.
- Do you want or need upgrades in your thermostat, indoor air quality or ductwork?
- Warranty selection - most warranties come with limited and extended parts warranty.
- Who you choose. You can negotiate with your HVAC contactor because not all charge the same price. Some offer coupons, specials and financing. Keep in mind that you want it done right the first time and ASAP especially if you home is hot or cold.
Call or text Garner AC at 512-392-2000 and we’ll help determine the solution that best fits your home’s needs. Check out what your Hays County neighbors are saying about our services too.
It costs around $150-$350 to service your HVAC system in San Marcos, TX. Getting your HVAC system serviced twice a year is the best way to get the most out of your HVAC system. You should have your furnace serviced right before winter and your AC unit right before summer to prepare your HVAC system for the more taxing heating and cooling seasons. Give us a call today to get your HVAC system serviced.
Your HVAC system may not be turning on in San Marcos, TX because:
- Your thermostat is not turned to the correct setting.
- Your air filters are dirty.
- The circuit breaker for your HVAC system has tripped.
If your HVAC system is still not working after you check these problems, the issue may be more complex. In some cases, your HVAC system may not be working due to a refrigerant leak, which will require an HVAC technician to repair it. Call us today to get your HVAC system repaired.
The following is included in AC maintenance in San Marcos, TX:
- A thorough cleaning of your AC unit.
- An inspection of your AC unit’s components.
- A replacement of your air filters.
Having your AC unit maintenanced is a good way to ensure that your energy bills are lower and your AC unit runs more effectively. Additionally, it also allows you to spot any issues that may become bigger problems later on. To get your AC unit maintenanced, contact us today.
Heating, Cooling, Air Quality - Garner Does It All
There isn't an aspect of your HVAC service we can't repair, service, or update. See our wide range of offerings below:
Don't Delay - Your Comfort Depends On It
Unfortunately, there is no convenient time for your HVAC system to have an issue. Since a failure in your system will inevitably lead to unbearable days and uncomfortable nights, you need to stay on top of making sure your HVAC is running well. The best way to do that is to put us on the job - and then forget about it entirely. We can take care of everything, leaving you with true peace of mind and, more importantly, lasting comfort.
But for a fresh perspective, how about hearing what your San Marcos, TX neighbors have to say about us? You can read some of their reviews below:
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Beth - San Marcos, TX
Satisfied with Garner . Hoping my unit lasts for a long time. Upkeep is the answer.
Out with the old, in with the new
Karen - San Marcos, TX
Max inspected my old system and gently explained the extensive damage caused by a lightning storm power surge from a few months back. Chase came out and helped me pick the best system for my house. The installation team did a fabulous job installing my new Carrier system. No scratches on the floor, the cat remained safely inside, Jason patiently answered all my questions along the way, Angel leveled the outdoor condenser perfectly, and Ethan explained the new system and thermostat thoroughly. Everything looks great! Thanks, Garner!
Good tech, reasonable charges
Dan - San Marcos, TX
Response from Garner Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.:
Thank you for trusting Garner heating and Air!
Paul - San Marcos, TX
We have used garner for years; this speaks for itself
Response from Garner Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.:
Thank you for continuing to choose Garner Heating and Air!
Julie - San Marcos, TX
the service man was very informative explained the service he did and the unit was good. Very nice & patient. thank you
Response from Garner Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.:
So glad to be able to provide outstanding service to our community!
Performed the AC tune-up and everything is working at this time. While performing the inspection I did notice that when the roof was replaced, they pushed the flue pipe down about 8". I informed the client, and she chose to have me re-adjust the flue pipe so that it is at an upward draft all the way out of the house. I did also talk to the client about surge protection, and she wants to wait until our next visit.
After performing the diagnostic, I found that the primary drain line was backed up and bypassing the secondary drain pan. I presented the client with his options, and he chose to have the drain line cleared and treated at this time. I did discuss the other deficiencies with the system, and also discussed the maintenance plan, however he declined because he is selling the house in the next month. I performed the drain treatment and system was operational. While I was collecting payment, I heard the condenser cycle on and off multiple times. I performed further diagnostics and found that the zone control board on the indoor unit was failing. The client chose to have that replaced as well at this time. I replaced the board and tested the system.
After performing the diagnostic, I found that the system was completely empty on refrigerant. I found multiple leaks in the welds on both the indoor unit and the outdoor unit. I presented the client with his options to repair the welds, pressure test the system, pull a vacuum on the system and recharge the unit with R-410A refrigerant. The client agreed to all repairs. While completing repairs, I also noticed that when they installed the system, they did not put wire nuts on the low voltage connections leaving the bare wire fully exposed. I added wire nuts while performing repairs. After performing the repairs, the system is on and working at this time.
Found leak at flair fitting on garage mini split condenser. Customer has chosen to have us make repair and have us return with proper equipment to complete work. Will have our dispatcher reach out to schedule repairs.
Performed maintenance on 3-ton Carrier heat pump.
After performing the diagnostic, I found that the battery cap for the upstairs condenser had failed. I presented the client with his options, and he chose to have it replaced at this time. Completed repair and system now operational.
Performed AC cool check. Checked electrical, mechanical, safety, and performance of the system with no major issues found. Drain line cleared and treated. Condenser coil cleaned. Options for system enhancements were presented to customer and they declined at this time. Electrical disconnect confirmed in and on. System was running at the time of departure.
After performing the diagnostic, I found that the condenser fan motor and battery cap had completely failed. I presented the client with his options, and he chose to have them replaced at this time. After performing the repairs, the system is operational.
Performed service diagnostic. Diagnostic found that the secondary condensate drain line was never installed. Water was flowing out and into the secondary drain pan. Both primary drain lines were tied together with no means of clearing the drains. Options for repair were presented to customer and they chose to complete repairs. Secondary drain lines where capped and ball valves were installed to allow for clearing of the individual drain lines. System was running at the time of departure.
Performed the AC tune-up. While performing the inspection I did find deficiencies with the system. I presented repair options and the client chose to have the battery capacitor replaced and upgrade to our Gold Maintenance plan. Repair completed and system operational.
Performed the AC tune-up and everything is working at this time.
After performing the diagnostic, I found the system to be low on refrigerant. I presented my findings to the client, and he chose to just add refrigerant at this time. They have already replaced the coil in the past and don't want to do that again. After recharging the refrigerant, the system is working. I did recommend the maintenance plan, but the client declined.
After performing the diagnostic, I found that the upstairs system is low on refrigerant. I did find the leak inside the evaporator coil in the attic and presented the client with his options for repairs. He chose the temporary repair to add refrigerant. I did inform the client that there is no warranty with just adding refrigerant. Refrigerant added and system is cooling.
Performed AC cool check on two systems. Both condenser units had fan motors that showed signs of overheating. Capacitor on condenser unit for the upstairs system has failed. Options for repair were presented to customer and they chose to replace the condenser fan motor and capacitor for the upstairs unit. Repair was completed. Electrical disconnect confirmed in and on. Systems were running at the time of departure.
After performing the diagnostic, I found that the system was low on R-410A refrigerant. I presented my findings to the client, and he chose to add refrigerant. He will contact his home warranty company regarding repairs. Added refrigerant and system is operational.
Performed service diagnostic. Diagnostic found that the system was low on refrigerant. Leak check was performed, and a leak was found in the evaporator coil. Customer chose to add refrigerant to the system to get the system functioning until a repair can be made. We will contact the manufacturer for availability of a new coil tomorrow. 7.6 pounds of R-410A was added to the system. Electrical disconnect confirmed in and on. System was running at the time of departure.