Professional Heating & Air Blog : Archive for July, 2015

Get a Jump on Heating Maintenance Now

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Let’s face it: heating is probably the last thing on your mind right if you live in Hammond, LA right now. Our steamy southern summers are in full swing, and homeowners are rightfully focused on keeping their air conditioners well maintained. But the heat will cool off before you know it, and while Louisiana is a long way from Michigan or Maine, we still get our share of chilly nights in the winter. The last thing you want is to fire up your heater, only to find out that it needs a major repair or even have it running with less efficiency than you expect. You can get a jump on that by planning for heating maintenance now, before the temperatures drop.

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How Do UV Germicidal Lights Help Me?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

UV germicidal lights harness the power of ultraviolet light, which humans are unable to see, but which affects our world nonetheless. If you’ve ever gone to a concert or ridden a dark ride at an amusement park, and your white clothing begins glowing in the dark, that’s the effects of an ultraviolet light reacting to the chemicals in your laundry detergent. They can have a much more practical effect in your home: helping to keep your family healthier and happier as a result. Here’s a quick breakdown on how UV germicidal lights help you.

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How do Dehumidifiers Work?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Hammond, LA, has more than warm temperatures in the summer. It features stifling humidity too, which can be as much of an impediment to your comfort as high temperatures. An excess of humidity in your home can leave your skin feeling damp and clammy, as well as making the air feel much hotter than it actually is. Furthermore, high humidity levels encourage the growth of bacteria and mold, which can present a considerable danger to your household. The solution is to install a whole-house dehumidifier, which lowers the humidity and provides a number of benefits in the bargain. Here’s a quick primer on how dehumidifiers work.

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Does My Air Conditioner Need to Be Replaced?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Replacing your air conditioner is a big step, involving considerable expense and requiring the services of a trained technician to install properly. It’s often the last thing a homeowner wants to think about, especially in the height of our Hammond, LA summers. But replacing an air conditioner can be a good thing, provided that the conditions are right for such a move. “Does my air conditioner need to be replaced?” you ask. Here’s a quick guide to help you make that decision.

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