“Why Are Gas Furnaces So Common?”

November 11th, 2019
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This is a question we tend to see pretty often. It’s no doubt that most homeowners know by now that gas furnaces are the most popular heater in the United States, and for good reason! These systems are affordable, efficient, and reliably effective for the entirety of a cold winter.

However, sometimes that kind of “sales pitch” isn’t enough to convince homeowners that their home might be perfect for a new gas furnace. That’s why we’d like to get more into the specifics as to why a gas-powered furnace is so common. How affordable is furnace service in Laplace, LA? How efficiently do furnaces run compared to other heaters? What’s the difference in the quality of heat compared to other systems?

See? There’s a lot of ground to cover, so we might as well hit the ground running.

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Is Your Thermostat Costing You Money?

October 28th, 2019
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We’re not like northerners down here, when November arrives and the temperatures sit right around freezing, we need powerful heating fast. A proper functioning furnace is a mainstay for many homes in the Livingston area.

That being said, sometimes your home can suffer from a plethora of heating problems that aren’t necessarily the fault of your electric furnace in Livingston, LA. In fact, problems can arise from a faulty thermostat if you’re not careful. From worn-out batteries, to miscalibrations, to malfunctions, to just simple broken thermostats, these systems can be a nightmare and end up costing you money on wasted energy.

So, if your heating system is struggling to prepare for the coming winter, and you’re sure that it’s not a problem with your furnace, you might be dealing with a thermostat problem!

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The Mystery of the Broken Air Conditioner

October 14th, 2019
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It was the handyman in the observatory with the thermostat! Well, it seems that we haven’t found all the right clues to solve this air conditioner mystery. When it comes to AC repairs, it can be a long and excruciating game of “Clue” until you’re spending more money than you’d like. That’s why we’re the experts you should call!

So, it’s time to stop the guesswork and take a gander at some real clues that can mean your air conditioner needs some repairs. From spooky noises to unwelcome moisture, an air conditioner can start malfunctioning for a variety of reasons. That’s where we come in, with a dedicated team of home cooling experts who are ready to help you diagnose the problem with your air conditioning in Covington, LA and perform the necessary fix as fast as possible.

With the help of a trusted technician, we’ll find the culprit of your AC issues and solve this mystery once and for all!

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3 Signs of AC Inefficiency

September 30th, 2019
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AC inefficiency sounds like a boring topic for a blog post, but we assure you it is not. Every time you see the word “inefficiency,” just think of “money,” since any amount of problems that hinder the capability of your air conditioner will eventually cost you money. If you’re unconcerned about wasting your hard-earned cash on a system that’s consuming more energy than it should, well… you’ve got us beat!

For everyone else, keep reading. We’ve got some clear signs that might signal when your air conditioner is running inefficiently. These lists can be important since they can clue in homeowners who aren’t well-versed in their AC unit as to when it’s really struggling. If these issues are ignored, you’ll be calling for AC repair in Hammond, LA which will cost even more money than you’d like to spend.

Air conditioners might not speak English, but luckily for you, we speak air conditioner. Let us translate their complaints for you!

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3 Signs Your Generator Needs Repair

September 16th, 2019

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you know it’s hurricane season and a great generator is going to be incredibly important when those storms knock out the power in LaPlace. You’re going to want your generator to be in tip-top shape before any other storms hit our area, and we want to give you the lowdown on the most common problems that lead to repair in the generators we work on.

We just want one thing: for your appliances and electrical devices in your home to be operable in the event of a power outage. That’s why we provide generator repair in LaPlace, LA, because we know how essential it is that your generator works when you need it to. Which is why we’ve come up with a list of a few obvious signs that your generator could use some of our services.

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New Instructors on the Block!

September 5th, 2019

If you’ve been looking to get in a few classes on AC and refrigeration with the professionals, now is your chance! Lenny Rauch and our owner, James Barras, will be new instructors for a technical class at North Shore Technical Community College. This local trade school is excited to have them starting with specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level AC and refrigeration technicians.

James will be teaching on Mondays and Tuesdays, while Lenny will be teaching Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at the Hammond, Lacombe, and Sullivan campuses. This new Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program will aim to push students to excel at the following:

  • Evaluate refrigerant pressure and temperatures in air conditioning systems.
  • Use a schematic to troubleshoot an electrical system.
  • Measure the performance of a residential air conditioning system.
  • Troubleshoot a residential heating system.
  • Adjust a commercial air conditioning unit.

This is a rare opportunity to see some seasoned AC and refrigeration veterans work their magic and teach anyone who is interested in the tricks of the trade. For those looking to complete the criteria needed for their Technical Diploma in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and to share the knowledge of the experts in our area, sign up today!

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Why Get an Energy Audit Before Purchasing a Generator?

September 2nd, 2019

If you’re in the market for a new generator, you might want to consider getting an energy audit before making the purchase. We know, there are a lot of misconceptions about energy audits that they’re only for businesses or major buildings and not for homes—but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are several different types of home generators that could work for you, but your electrical systems might be too much for the generator you’re about to buy. How can you tell if that might happen?

Bingo! An energy audit will give a complete survey of how much energy you consume, as well as what systems are using the most and what devices you might consider not worth powering in the event that there’s a power outage. Overall, you might see yourself saving quite a bit of money after the whole process is finished, rather than get the wrong type of generator fitter for your house to only get stuck constantly calling for generator repair in Hammond, LA.

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Why a Whole-House Generator Might Be Right for You

August 19th, 2019

With the onslaught of thunderstorms coming this week and for the rest of the season, we’re definitely going to see an increase in generator purchases. With the climate changing, we’ve seen weather-related power outages double since 2003 and they’re only getting more severe. You’re lucky you’ve got your portable generator in the garage in case you lose power this season, right?

Well, you might not be as lucky as you think. Portable generators are meant for worksites, campsites, tailgating, and other—less power-intensive—energy needs. If you’re looking to power your whole house for a few days, including air conditioning, from the convenience of your smartphone, then you’re going to want to upgrade to a whole-house generator.

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Heat Pumps Are All That!

August 5th, 2019

There are just SO MANY great air conditioning systems on the market today, but there is one in particular that we can’t stop talking about. It’s the heat pump! Heat pumps are efficient, effective, and are pretty popular for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (but more on that later!)

What we are trying to say is that there are plenty of reasons to consider installing a heat pump in your home, and below, we’ve listed a few of them. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more. So, hop to it!

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Have You Thought About Zone Control?

July 22nd, 2019

One thing’s for sure: when it comes to your air conditioner, you want to be absolutely sure that it is working as efficiently and as effectively as possible. But, how can you do this? Well, for one, you can consider making upgrades designed to enhance your cooling capabilities.

What are we talking about?

We are talking about adding a zone control system! Zone control gives you ultimate control over your cooling and heating systems, increasing efficiency and leaving you with more money on your pockets! Below, we have listed just some of the many reasons why you should consider installing a zone control system in your home. Keep reading to find out more.

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