Professional Heating & Air Blog : Archive for October, 2015

Advantages of Heat Pumps

Monday, October 26th, 2015

A heat pump is a variant on the traditional air conditioner, but with a twist. Regular air conditioners cycle refrigerant through a closed system that cools the air in your Hammond, LA home, while releasing heated air as exhaust outside. Heat pumps simply allow that cycle to be reversed: releasing cool air outside while using the warm air to heat your home. They tend to cost more than other heating systems to install, and because they are more complex than others, repair bills can be more expensive too. So what’s the benefit to owning one? In point of fact there are a number, and they can easily offset the drawbacks. Here are some advantages of heat pumps that you ought to consider if you’re installing a new heating or air conditioning system.

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How Do Zone Control Systems Benefit Me?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Fall has finally arrived in Hammond, LA, and as your air conditioner sees less and less use (and your heater more and more use), it’s time to think about repairs or upgrades to your system. In particular, consider the advantages of a zone control system, which can provide a number of tangible benefits to both your air conditioning and your heating system. Installing such a system now makes a lot of sense, since temperatures are milder and you can set an installation schedule at your leisure instead of rushing to get it finished in front of the next heat wave or chilly night. “How do zone control systems benefit me?” you ask. Here’s a quick breakdown.

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Signs of Trouble with Your Thermostat

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Your thermostat is designed to do its job without much fuss or bother, and because it doesn’t have a lot of moving parts, you can expect it to last for many years. But trouble can crop up when you least expect it, and your thermostat is no exception. When problems do arise, they can leave your Hammond, LA home without heating or air conditioning until it gets fixed. That’s why you should call in a trained technician the minute you spot signs of trouble with your thermostat. Here’s a short list of possible issues to help you make that determination.

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How to Tell if Your Heater is Inefficient

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Heating season is fairly short here in Hammond, LA, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. We still get our share of chilly nights and while we may be paying less for comfortable heating than other communities further north, you should still watch for signs of inefficiency in your heating system. They mean that you’re paying more than you should for the privilege, and by letting them go unaddressed, you’re throwing money away that should be staying in your wallet. A good repair service can address the problems of an inefficient heater, but first you need to spot the signs. Here are a few ways to tell if your heater is inefficient.

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