Professional Heating & Air Blog

Differences Between Heat Pumps and Central Air Systems

July 9th, 2018

ductless-air-conditionerIf you’ve done your research before installing air conditioning in Walker, LA, you may have become aware that there are two popular options to consider:

Heat pumps and central air systems.

Both systems can be configured to give you efficient heating and cooling, but depending on your existing setup, it’s best to go with one instead of the other. In this post, we’ll look at the differences between them to see which works best for you.

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3 Myths of Air Conditioning Efficiency

June 25th, 2018

Efficiency is all about two things: time and money.

And when it comes to air conditioning, all everyone ever talks about is efficiency. After all, inefficiency can add dollar signs to your monthly energy bill.

It’s no surprise, then, to find out that homeowners have come up with some clever ways to try and beat the efficiency game. But the truth is that they’ll only do more harm to your wallet in the end.

To clear up the fact from the fiction, we present three myths about air conditioning efficiency.

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

June 11th, 2018

ac-repair-or-replaceSummer arrives, and every homeowner has the same fear: What if the AC breaks down? Some problems you can ride out until help arrives, but everybody’s miserable when a home unexpectedly turns into a relentless sweat lodge. One sign of trouble is an AC leaking water. But what exactly does this mean? Is it time for a new system or is there an easier – that is, less expensive – fix available? We’ll go over the most common causes of this problem as well as your best options.  

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Why Your Whole-House Generator Needs Regular Maintenance

May 28th, 2018

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If you live in an area that frequently experiences strong storms and possible power outages, it’s a good idea to have a whole-house generator for backup in case the lights go out for an extended period of time. What you do not want, though, is to go turn on that generator and find out that it’s not running right (or won’t start at all). That’s why, just like everything else in your house, your whole-house generator needs maintenance and upkeep on a regular basis.

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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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