Professional Heating & Air Blog: Archive for October, 2013

Getting Your Furnace Winter Ready

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

As winter approaches and your air conditioner is used less and less frequently, you should begin thinking about the performance of your furnace this heating season. You may find that your furnace is not in the great condition necessary to keep your home comfortable throughout the coldest time of the year. Taking the initiative to get your furnace winter ready is a necessary task if you hope to make it through the winter comfortably and with an efficient, effective heating performance. Call today to learn more. The Hammond, LA heating experts at A-Professional Heating and Air Conditioning can help you determine what must be done to prepare your heater for winter.

Before you fire up your furnace on the first cold night of the year, you should have already run it a little to ensure that everything is functioning properly. After all, the fact that it worked fine at the close of the past winter does not mean that it will start right up again successfully at the beginning of this heating season. You should also take the time to complete a quick visual inspection of your furnace and the supply and return ducts throughout your home. Nothing should be stacked up around your furnace or placed in front of the air ducts. There is a fire risk in storing things around your furnace, and your system will not distribute air effectively and efficiently if it must force that air through your couch.

By far the most important step you can take to get the most out of your heating system, though, is to simply schedule routine heating maintenance with a qualified professional. Only a skilled technician can ensure that your heater is able to handle the demand that you will put on it in the coming months. Do not take any chances. Allow a Hammond, LA furnace maintenance technician the opportunity to inspect and tune up your furnace before winter arrives.

Call A-Professional Heating and Air Conditioning to get the great performance you need from your furnace in Hammond, LA. Do not let it slip into disrepair. Your comfort and the condition of your heating system will be put in jeopardy.

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Common Problems with Furnaces

Monday, October 14th, 2013

There are a lot of issues that you may encounter with your home heating system. While furnaces are widely renowned for their efficient, effective heating performance, it is impossible for even such a well-regarded heating method to completely avoid operational problems. Investing in a good heating system and scheduling routine furnace maintenance is a great way to protect the condition of your heating equipment, as well as your comfort. However, there are some common problems that you may encounter with your furnace in Hammond, LA. Here are a few examples from the home Hammond, LA heating repair technicians at A-Professional Heating and Air Conditioning.

One of the most common issues that homeowners encounter with their furnaces is a lack of heating power. There are a few reasons that you may experience such a problem. If your furnace is too small for your home, there is no way that you can hope to get an efficient, reliable performance from your heating system. Your furnace will struggle to provide enough heating to reach target temperatures, which will in turn cause it to work inefficiently and suffer unnecessary wear and tear. If the furnace in your home is undersized, a furnace replacement may be necessary.

You may also notice that the pilot light on your furnace keeps going out. When you burn natural gas or propane to fuel your furnace, problems with the pilot light cannot be taken lightly. Incomplete burning of such fuels can introduce carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas into your home. It is possible that there is a problem with your fuel delivery line, but you may also need a new thermocouple. The thermocouple in your furnace is a safety device which shuts down the flow of gas to the pilot if there is not sufficient heat to ignite the fuel. If your thermocouple malfunctions, it may misread the temperature and shut off the gas unnecessarily.

To learn more about common furnace problems in Hammond, LA, call A-Professional Heating and Air Conditioning. We’ll help you get a great performance from your heater to keep your home warm and efficiently heated.  Contact us today for more details about effective home heating.

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Why You Need a Professional Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, October 7th, 2013

A new air conditioning system is a great way to add value to your home while also protecting your comfort throughout the long, hot Louisiana summers. It is obviously important that you invest in a quality system, and that you choose an air conditioner capable of meeting your cooling demand and performance level expectations. Even so, you will never get the great performance you deserve from any air conditioning system, no matter how well manufactured it may be, if you fail to schedule a professional air conditioning installation in Hammond, LA. Here is some information from A-Professional Heating and Air Conditioning regarding the importance of great air conditioning installation service.

When you work with a professional air conditioning installation technician, the work really starts even before the actual installation of the equipment. A few important decisions must be made before the work begins. First of all, you must decide what type of cooling system is for you. Split central air conditioners still lead the pack, but homeowners looking for an efficient air conditioner that can also heat their homes in the winter months are well advised to consider the installation of a heat pump. If you do not have room in your home for the bulky ductwork that a forced air distribution system requires, a ductless mini split system may be right for you.

Once you have made an informed decision about which AC to invest in, your installation technician must ensure that it is the right size for your home. If the system is too small it will fail to provide adequate cooling. Of course, if it is too large you will pay for power you do not need and your system will short cycle frequently, resulting in unnecessary wear and tear as well as an increased risk of damage. Contact a professional to handle your air conditioning installation, and get the quality service you need to keep your home cool and comfortable with confidence.

Contact A-Professional Heating and Air Conditioning today to get the quality air conditioning installation services you need. We take great pride in our ability to improve the living conditions of our customers. When it comes to quality air conditioning installation in Hammond, LA, we are the company you can count on.

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Tips for Efficient Air Conditioning

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Keeping your home cool throughout the hottest time of the year is a goal that you share with most homeowners. As anyone that has run their air conditioner throughout the long summer season can tell you, though, energy costs can really start to add up sometimes. At A-Professional Heating and Air Conditioning, we believe that no one should have to suffer through an uncomfortable cooling season due to high energy costs. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy more efficient air conditioning in your home. By taking these simple steps you can keep your home cool and comfortable without suffering sticker shock when the bills come rolling in.

First of all, it may seem obvious but is important to remember that the more your run your air conditioner, the more you are going to wind up paying in energy costs. Keep in mind the fact that temperatures tend to drop overnight. Before you go to bed, open up your windows and give your air conditioning system a rest. When you wake up, before the sun and heat can really warm up your home again, close your windows and blinds. This will allow you to trap cool air in your home, as well as helping keep the air therein fresh.

You should also supplement your air conditioning system with fans as much as possible. While fans do not cool the air the way that your air conditioner does, they do help to circulate cool air throughout your home, allowing for increased comfort and more even cooling. This can allow you to increase the temperature at the thermostat a little bit, reducing your reliance on your AC without also driving up energy costs.

By far the best way for you to increase the energy efficiency with which your air conditioner operates is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Hammond, LA. This gives a professional Hammond air conditioning technician the opportunity to thoroughly inspect and tune up your entire air conditioning system, addressing any wear and tear before it can do serious damage to your system. Do not take any chances with the condition of your air conditioner or the efficiency with which it operates. Call A-Professional today for more great energy saving tips.

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