Nothing feels better than a cool air
conditioner on a warm day… Unless that air conditioner is also spewing dust and
contaminants. Your skin might feel cool, but dirty or smelly air really spoils
the overall comfort! Especially if that air has a chance of making you ill, or triggering
your allergy or asthma symptoms.
If your AC ever lowers your air quality, it’s
probably going to be for one of these reasons:
When you think of HVAC services, you
probably think of nothing more than heating and air conditioning. Actually, just
about everything involving the air inside your home is something that can be
improved by an HVAC technician. Specifically, we’re talking about the quality
of your indoor air.
While controlling warm and cool air is great, it turns out that a large part of “comfort” can be helped by improving indoor air quality. Here are a few ways that can be done:
Ever year that our air conditioner runs, it loses a bit of its original operational efficiency. While we’d love to tell you that there’s an AC out there that always runs at 100%, it’s just not possible.
Instead, your next best option is to care for it regularly so that it can last for several years. What that means, exactly, can depend on where your system is during its lifespan, as well as your current situation in the home.
Spring is the perfect time to evaluate your HVAC system for any such services, so let us explain with some examples:
A modern-day heating system is going to last you between 15 and 20 years. That’s an awfully long time in comparison to gadgets like our phones and computers, which we trade in after only a few years. Your heating system is practically a family member at that point!
Luckily, your heating system is not a family member, because it’s very easy to lose all that sentimentality when you realize just how much your aging heater may be costing you. So instead of begrudgingly counting down the days that you have to buy a new heater, we can give you some reasons why you should get excited about it.
When it comes to using emergency services, people are naturally a bit hesitant. After all, they don’t want to sound the alarm for what turns out to be a simple problem or a misunderstanding. So unless you’re a heating expert in Hammond, LA, it can be difficult to know what to look for when it comes to a true HVAC emergency.
That’s why we’ve compiled three emergencies you may face with your heater, regardless of whether you’re using a furnace or a heat pump.
For most of the country, gas furnaces are the number one heater of choice. They’re inexpensive to install, they heat the home quickly, and they’re reliable. We would know, because we happily install them!
However, we’ve found that the reason some homeowners use gas furnaces isn’t really due to personal preference. Many people just choose to stick with what they know instead of venturing out toward other options.
In this post, we’ll talk about the heat pump as one of your other options.
In the world of HVAC, air is money. You might as well imagine that every time your heater or air conditioner comes on, your dollar bills and quarters are shooting through the air ducts.
And if you keep on imagining that, add in the idea that your ducts could have holes and leaks in it. Your money would go flying out of those holes!
The reality isn’t so different. It’s estimated that up to 30% of your air can be lost through the presence of leaks and disconnects in your ductwork. That’s nearly one-third of your entire heating bill!
The ducts are out of place and hard to see, so we understand that you won’t be able to see the ducts. Instead, we’ll give you some signs to look out for when determining if you need duct sealing.
Having a heater in the middle of winter sure is nice, but looking at huge heating bill isn’t! After installing your heater, it’s all about getting the most out of it with the lowest possible cost. But unfortunately, many people are running their heaters at less-than-amazing efficiency. But luckily they can change that by adopting some new habits or with the help of a few HVAC services.
Here’s what you can do to start lowering your monthly operational heating costs:
Furnaces are one of the most common heaters in the country—and for good reason. They’re typically inexpensive, easy to install, and they heat the home quickly.
Of course, that doesn’t consider the differences between gas furnaces and electric furnaces. Gas furnaces are certainly the more common of the two, but if you’ve never considered the benefits of the electric variation, you might find that you’ve been missing out.
In this post, we’ll go over what makes an electric furnace stand out from the competition to help you see if it’s right for you.