Professional Heating & Air Blog : Archive for November, 2015

Schedule Maintenance Sessions before Family and Friends Arrive

Monday, November 30th, 2015

With Thanksgiving over, you and your Hammond, LA household might be preparing for the next big round of the holiday season: Christmas. And with friends, relatives and other well-wishers heading over to your place for the Christmas season, the last thing you want is a big problem with your heater, air conditioner or indoor air quality system. Problems can crop up at any time, and while some can be spotted by an observant homeowner, others might catch you completely by surprise. If you haven’t scheduled a maintenance session for the various components in your HVAC system yet, you should do so now, before family and friends arrive.

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What is Formicary Corrosion?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

It doesn’t sound like a pleasant term – formicary corrosion – and the reality is even worse than the name. It’s an insidious form of corrosion that strikes at the copper tubing in your heating and air conditioning system. It’s particularly prevalent in towns like Hammond, LA, and we’ve seen a sharp increase of late in the number of calls to deal with it. What is formicary corrosion and what can you do to address it? It starts by understanding the exact nature of the condition.

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Things to Consider with a New Heater

Monday, November 16th, 2015

So you’ve decided to get a new heating system. Congratulations! If your old system isn’t doing the job anymore, you’ll be surprised at how much of a difference a new one makes, not only in terms of household comfort, but in terms of keeping your monthly heating bills under control. A good professional service here in Hammond, LA can install a new heater for you with efficiency and pride, as well as answering the countless questions and considerations you need to evaluate before scheduling the actual installation. Here are a few for you to think about.

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What Causes Your Furnace to Short Cycle?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Short cycling is the tendency of your home furnace to turn on and off rapidly numerous times throughout the day, often without adequately cooling your home first. It’s a big problem because furnaces use far more energy starting up than they do simply running. A short cycling furnace is wasting energy – costing you more in monthly heating bills – as well as elevating the chances of a serious breakdown occurring in the near future. Hammond, LA features mild winters, but our nights can still get pretty cold and the last thing you want is your heater suffering a repair call just when you need it the most. The good news is that a repair technician can usually solve the problem. But what causes your furnace to short cycle in the first place?

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Common Misconceptions about Your Thermostat

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Your thermostat is one of the most important components in your heating and air conditioning system, and yet despite its common use, many people hold popular misconceptions about the device. Those misconceptions can actually end up costing you money if you’re not careful, and here in Hammond, LA, monthly energy bills are nothing to take lightly. We’ve assembled a list of common misconceptions about your thermostat that we’re hoping to dispel, and put a little money back in your pocket in the process.

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