Professional Heating & Air Blog

How Routine AC Maintenance Helps Homeowners

May 15th, 2018

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As a homeowner, what’s your biggest fear? Is that you won’t be able to keep up with payments? Or that your home is safe and secure for your loved ones? Or perhaps it’s a fear that something will go wrong and you won’t know ahead of time.

Life deals its own cards, and there’s plenty that we can’t control. But if you have an opportunity to prevent a problem, seize it. Every year, our HVAC systems allow us to live comfortably in our homes, and they sure get a workout.

The best way for you to make certain that AC will be there when you need it most is with routine AC maintenance. Customers in Ponchatoula and elsewhere, take note: we offer a maintenance plan!

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3 Things to Look for with a Commercial HVAC Company

April 30th, 2018

commercial-air-conditioningCommercial HVAC services are as important as residential HVAC services here in Louisiana. Our summer days are long and hot, with a high amount of humidity thrown into the mix. It’s bad enough when we’re home, but most of us spend our days in a commercial space such as an office building or small business site. Commercial HVAC systems may have specific needs that should be met, such as the ability to run industrial refrigerators in restaurants. And if you own a business or manage an office space, you need to move quickly in the event your system runs into trouble.

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Air Conditioning Service Helps Lower the Risk of Repairs

April 16th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceSummers come early and stay late in our neck of the woods, and when the temperatures start to rise, your air conditioner is as vital to your home as the electricity or the plumbing. Breakdowns, when they come, tend to arrive at the least opportune time, and often leave you scrambling to get the problem fixed in the midst of a dreadful heat wave.

Our team moves swiftly and can respond to repair calls very quickly when they’re needed. But we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. An air conditioning service session now, before summer heat has really begun, can help lower the risk of repairs.

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Check Your Heating System Before Summer

April 2nd, 2018

heating-maintenance-sessionSpring comes early in our neck of the woods, even if the calendar says otherwise. Chances are, you’ve been running your air conditioning for a little while now, and your heating system is likely finished until next fall. That means now is a great time to get it checked for repairs. Not every problem with your heating system results in a shutdown, and it’s always better to treat a big issue while it’s still pretty small. Before too much time passes, it’s probably a good idea to get it serviced.

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3 Things to Look for in a New Air Conditioner

March 19th, 2018

ac-repair-or-replaceHot weather comes early in Louisiana, and that means your home needs a reliable air conditioner to stay cool. If your system is on its last legs and you don’t think it’s going to last for another one of our long summers, now is the time to replace the system. Doing so gives you the chance to schedule the replacement at your leisure, while the weather is still cool. It also gives you a chance to enjoy the benefits of the new system as soon as the temperatures start to rise.

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Watch Out for Cracked Heat Exchangers in Your Gas Furnace

March 5th, 2018

heating-maintenance-sessionMost homes in the area rely on forced-air furnaces for heat. They’re inexpensive and effective, which makes them an excellent fit for our short winters and comparatively mild heating needs. But they run into problems just like any other appliance, especially now, at the end of winter, when they’ve been running on a regular basis and are likely subjected to the pressures of wear and tear. Older furnaces, in particular, need to be watched carefully because fundamental components may begin to break down.

In particular, a cracked heat exchanger is a serious problem that may require a replacement furnace before you can safely heat your home again. It may also help explain why your system suddenly shuts off and can’t be turned on again. Here’s a quick breakdown of what it means when this problem appears.

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Alternative Forms of HVAC Systems You Should Consider

February 19th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitWe live in a part of the country with long, hot summers and very short winters. Household comfort is a vital part of life here, especially as winter turns to spring and the temperatures begin rising again. Most homes in the area rely on traditional heating and air conditioning systems: usually centralized systems that heat or cool the air in a single location, then blow it through the home with a series of ducts.

The system worse quite well, but it’s not the only kind of HVAC system out there. Depending upon the needs of your home, another one might be able to do the job much more effectively. Now is an excellent time to consider replacing an old HVAC system, when the weather is mild and you can go without it in the time it takes to install one. You may want to consider an alternative model like the ones detailed below.

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Do You Need a New HVAC System?

February 5th, 2018

ac-repair-or-replaceWith the coming of winter comes mild temperatures in our neck of the woods, which means a reduced reliance on your heating and air conditioning system. Heaters are still used on chilly days, especially during the night when the weather is at its coldest, but it certainly doesn’t compare to the weather further north.

That reduced need provides an outstanding chance to give your system a thorough evaluation and determine if you need repairs or replacement. Doing so now means you have plenty of time to schedule a replacement session before the weather heats up again, as well as ensuring that you don’t experience a sudden, fatal breakdown in a few weeks or months when you really need your HVAC system to respond.

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Air Conditioning Service Helps You Stay Prepared

January 22nd, 2018

air-conditioning-ventWe’re in the off-season when it comes to air conditioning, and while the weather rarely gets cold here in Lousiana, it’s as mild in January as it will be all year. That makes now an excellent time to get your air conditioner checked and make any adjustments you need to before you must use it again. Warm weather seems to arrive earlier every year, but if you’ve made the proper preparations, you can make sure that your air conditioner is ready to handle anything.

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Get Your Gas Furnace Maintained Soon

January 8th, 2018

furnace-maintenance-sessionsMost heating systems in the area are gas furnaces, which are inexpensive and easy to keep running. They make a good fit for our warm weather and can provide reliable heat this time of year, when nighttime temperatures take a dip.  Unfortunately, because our weather is so hot most of the year, homeowners tend to focus on their air conditioning systems, leaving their gas furnaces to suffer from slow neglect. Repair issues have a way of cropping up without warning in such scenarios, leaving you scrambling to get the system fixed just when you need it the most.

We can provide timely repairs for your gas furnace when called upon to do so, but we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. That means that furnace maintenance sessions make a better way of dealing with your heater’s problems than waiting for a breakdown and rushing around. Ideally, you should schedule one once a year, and if it’s been more than 12 months since you last one, now is an excellent time to make an appointment. Here’s a quick look at how it works. 

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