Professional Heating & Air Blog

Dehumidifiers Benefit Air Conditioners and Your Home in General

August 7th, 2017

happy-family-dehumidifierHigh humidity levels are as much or a problem during our Louisiana summers as high temperatures. Muggy air can feel like a wall when you step out of your home, and cause a lot of problems if it takes place inside your home. A good air conditioner can address high humidity levels, but only crudely at best, and in the process can take on a lot more stress and strain than it should. Whole-house dehumidifiers, which area specifically build to handle muggy air, are usually a much better option than simply leaning on your AC.

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The Advantages of Commercial Rooftop ACs

July 24th, 2017

commercial-air-conditioningCommercial spaces need air conditioners just as much as residential spaces do. Indeed, they often have greater need for it since most of us spend our days in commercial spaces instead of our homes. In addition to cooling a larger space, commercial air conditioners have specific needs that they must meet – such as keeping computer systems and other important components from getting too hot – and they must perform without fail day in and day out. Otherwise, your entire business could come screeching to a halt.

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The Advantages of Ductless Mini-Split Systems

July 10th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitSummers are too hot and humid in our part of the world to go without proper air conditioning in your home, and while most homes are accustomed to traditional centralized air conditioning systems, they’re not the only type of system out there. Ductless mini-split systems provide a viable alternative for homes that can support a centralized system, or homes whose older centralized system just isn’t doing the job. What are ductless mini-split systems and what kind of advantages do they provide? Read on for the answers.

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How to Tell When You Need a New AC

June 26th, 2017

ac-repair-or-replaceHere in Springfield, LA, summer has arrived, and now is the time to determine whether your air conditioner can go the distance for another summer, or whether you need to call in a replacement session to get a new one installed. Now is the time to do it, because the summer has just gotten started. Replacing the system now means you can enjoy the increased efficiency and improved performance all summer long, as well as all but eliminating the chances of a breakdown this summer.

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Beware of Low Airflow in Your AC

June 12th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioners get put to the test every summer, and this year looks to be no different. Temperatures are already high and will probably remain so well into September and October. If a problem arises in your air conditioning system, you need to get it treated immediately before it affects your system’s ability to function.

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UV Air Purifiers Stop Germs and Mold

May 29th, 2017

UV-air-purifierLiving in Louisiana means dealing with high humidity as well as high temperatures, and that can lead to all kinds of unwelcome additions to you home. Germs, viruses, mold spores and bacteria seem to be everywhere during the humid summer months, and it can be a chore keeping them from gaining a foothold. Luckily, there’s an excellent means to keep those biological contaminants at bay: UV air purifiers to stop germs and mold.

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Have You Scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance Yet?

May 15th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceSpring is here and summer will be on its way before too much longer. If you’re not using your air conditioner every day by now, you soon will be. Now is the time to schedule a maintenance session for your system, especially if it’s been 12 months or more since the last one. Doing so can pay dividends not only for the summer to come, but for a number of summers in the future.

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3 Ways to Control Spring Allergies

May 1st, 2017

sick-woman-blowing-noseSpring has arrived, and with it means blooming flowers, high humidity and lots of pollen in the air. Spring allergies can be terrible for a household with sensitive family members, and to some extent, you can’t avoid them. But a centralized heating and air conditioning system can prove exceedingly adept at controlling spring allergies, thanks to timely upgrades and additions performed by a rained technician. Depending upon your needs, they may be just the thing to stop your spring allergy problem cold.

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Signs of a Breach in Your Ducts

April 17th, 2017

Air-DuctsMost homes in the area use centralized heating and air conditioning systems: generating warm or cool air in a single spot and then distributing it through your home using a system of ducts. The ducts themselves thus become an important part of your HVAC system, and when they run into trouble, they need to be treated with the same seriousness that any other issue is. Duct breaches and leaks rank among the most common problems with duct systems. The good news is that a qualified HVAC repair technician can usually correct the problem, provided you can spot the signs and give them a call.

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Why Is There Frost on My AC Coils?

April 3rd, 2017

Summer comes earlier and earlier every year, and that means your air conditioner is likely going to be put to the test every day. When trouble arises, you need to be ready for it, and one common sign of trouble is frost or ice forming on the air conditioner’s coils. At first glance, it may not seem like much. After all, aren’t air conditioners supposed to be cold? But in point of fact, frost on the coils represents a significant problem and needs to be addressed by a professional before your air conditioner runs for too much longer.

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