Professional Heating & Air Blog

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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Winter is a Good Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Service

December 25th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceAir conditioners rarely have a real off-season here in Louisiana, and there’s always the chance that an unexpected heat wave will bring it into service again.  By and large, however, winter temperatures are mild, which means it’s a good time to give your air conditioner a close look. Considering how often we use ours in this part of the world, it pays to schedule servicing sessions at least once a year, and if it’s been more than 12 months since you last one, now is the perfect time to set one up. What is a servicing session and why should you schedule one? Read on for the answers.

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Commercial Air Conditioning Repair Services Need to Be Reliable

December 11th, 2017

commercial-air-conditioningWe’ve reached the end of air conditioning season here in Louisiana, but with our mild winters, you can never be sure when you might need yours to function again. The cool days of late fall and early winter make an excellent time to take stock of your system and schedule repairs if necessary. The same holds true for commercial air conditioning systems, which have more complex needs than residential systems and which need a high-quality service to keep them maintained. Reliability in such services is supremely important for the health of your business.

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Air Conditioning Repairs Can’t Always Wait

November 27th, 2017

ac-repair-or-replaceHere in Louisiana, air conditioning season is almost year ‘round, and while we get our share of cool weather, heat waves can hit almost any time of year. There’s a tendency during the cooler months to let problems with the air conditioner sit tight until the spring: relying on fans when things get warm and running the heater instead of the air. In most cases, however, this can be a big mistake. If you have a problem with your air conditioner, you shouldn’t wait until spring to get it fixed.

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Repair or Replace Your Old Heater?

November 13th, 2017

repair-or-replaceThe weather has been growing steadily cooler for many weeks now, and as fall turns to winter, prudent homeowners are using their heating system more and more often. If you have an older heating system that may be on its last legs, now is the time to determine that. When a problem crops up with such a system, is it worthwhile to repair it? Or would that money be better spent on a replacement heater?

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