The Sounds and Smells of an AC Unit in Need of Repair

June 3rd, 2024

When your air conditioner is having a rough time, it needs repair promptly. This way, problems can be resolved before they get any bigger. And you don’t want bigger problems! That means more extensive, costlier repairs, not to mention paying for the extra electricity your air conditioner will use while it’s struggling to function despite the problems.

We often hear phrases like “keep an eye out” or “watch for these signs” when we’re told to be alert to possible problems. The trick is that your air conditioner will probably look exactly the same when it’s struggling, so watching or keeping an eye out won’t help. When your AC unit needs repair, you’re most likely to notice the problem with your ears or nose. Here are the sounds and smells of AC trouble.

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How Mold Impacts Your Indoor Air Quality

May 20th, 2024

The air you breathe has a profound impact on your health. And with Americans estimated to spend more than 90% of our time indoors, it’s the indoor air that will have the greatest benefits, if it is clean—or the greatest risks, if it’s contaminated. And generally speaking, indoor air is much more contaminated than the fresh air of the great outdoors.

Of all the things that might be floating around in your air and getting inhaled into your lungs, one of the most alarming is mold. How does mold get into your air? How does it affect your air quality? What can you do to eliminate the mold? We’ve got answers for you.

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Prompt AC Repair Will Save You Time and Money

May 6th, 2024

Keeping our homes at a comfortable temperature all year round is the single greatest energy expenditure of American households. Heating and cooling can cost a great deal, and around here, we spend more of the year using our air conditioning than our heat. 

Purchasing an air conditioner and paying the electric bill to keep it running are costly enough! Repairs are an additional expense, and it can be hard to part with that money. Here’s the thing, though: getting your AC repairs done as soon as possible will actually save you money, and time as well. Here’s why.

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Yes, Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance Twice a Year

April 22nd, 2024

Heat pumps are near-miraculous systems. All year round, you can be perfectly comfortable, no matter what the temperature is outdoors, with just this one appliance. And the efficiency is remarkable, especially when it comes to heating. Since this system just transfers heat from one place to another instead of going through the energy-intensive process of generating heat, it uses much less energy than a furnace.

But, like any complex system with many components and moving parts, a heat pump can have problems and require repairs. But we’re here to tell you how to avoid the need for the vast majority of those repairs. The trick is maintenance! If you haven’t had a heat pump before, or haven’t always been good about getting heat pump maintenance, you might have some questions. We’ve got the answers!

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It’s Time to Schedule AC Maintenance

April 8th, 2024

It’s that time again! The springtime weather is gorgeous, but you know it won’t be long before the heat will be sweltering. You don’t want to be caught unprepared! Get ready for the summer by scheduling your air conditioner maintenance now. 

How important is AC maintenance, you ask? Well, we’re glad to have a chance to explain it to you! We’ll tell you all about the air conditioner maintenance process and the many benefits you’ll enjoy once you’ve had it done.

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Got Allergies? Improve Your Indoor Air Quality!

March 25th, 2024

It’s that time of year again. After the winter weather kept allergen levels lower for quite a while, things are starting to get stirred up for the springtime. Ash, cedar, cypress, elm, maple, mulberry, oak, pecan, and willow trees produce huge amounts of pollen this time of year. The spring allergy season is long, and summer grass allergies can be even worse!

If you’re tired of taking allergy medications and hiding indoors and still having watery eyes, an itchy nose, and sneezing, it’s time to take control of your indoor air quality. Your home should be your sanctuary. You can be safer from allergens and feel much healthier by having an indoor air quality system installed in your home. Here’s what you should know.

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When Is an AC Repair an Emergency?

March 11th, 2024

In some situations, it’s obvious that you have an emergency with one of your home’s systems. Water gushing down on you from a pipe somewhere in your ceiling? Definitely a plumbing emergency. Smoke and sparks coming out of your outlets? Definitely an electrical emergency. But what constitutes an emergency when it comes to a problem with your air conditioner?

We’ll talk you through figuring that out. First, we’ll make sure you truly need AC repair, rather than having an issue you can correct yourself. Then, we’ll discuss which air conditioning repair needs can be safely put off until regular business hours and which you should treat as emergencies.

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How Heat Pump Repairs Are Different from AC Repairs

February 26th, 2024

Heat pumps are the ideal choice for home comfort in our climate. Congratulations on choosing the most-efficient possible heating system you can get, all in one amazing package that also provides air conditioning! But if you’ve never had a heat pump before, you might have some questions. 

What makes a heat pump different from an air conditioner? What maintenance do heat pumps require? How are heat pump repairs different from air conditioning repairs? Don’t worry, we’ve got answers for you.

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Are UV Air Purifiers Safe?

February 12th, 2024

It’s a shocking fact: Americans, on average, spend well over 90% of our time indoors. This means we’re constantly breathing indoor air, full of the recirculated germs someone else has sneezed out and the odors from last night’s fried fish or your teenager’s sneakers. Depending on the time of year, it’s not always possible to fling all the windows open and get some fresh air.

That means that your best bet for breathing air that’s free of pathogens and smelly bacteria is an air purifier. Ultraviolet light is an amazing way to purify air and kill all those germs. But are UV air purifiers safe? Here’s what you need to know.

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Uncommon Heating Repairs You Might Run Into

January 15th, 2024

When it comes to heating repairs, there are some that are run-of-the-mill and some that happen maybe once in a lifetime. There are also issues that are unique to different types of heating systems. For example, you’ll never have to worry about a cracked heat exchanger in an electric furnace.

Since you’ve undoubtedly experienced the basic types of issues that can come up, let’s look at some unusual problems. Some need to be addressed immediately while some can wait. Whatever the issue, be sure to call us instead of Googling “repair heating system in Mandeville” We’re equipped to handle any issue, big or small, common or uncommon.

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