Professional Heating & Air Blog : Archive for December, 2015

Now is the Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Monday, December 28th, 2015

We enjoy very mild winters here in Hammond, LA, which means our heating systems are likely to see fairly light duties during the cold months. Our summers, on the other hand are long and hot, and when the temperatures start to rise, your air conditioner will need to do the job every day without fail. If you have an older air conditioner and you’re looking to get it replaced, now is the time to do so: when you can schedule the session according to your needs instead of racing to get it done in front of one of our Louisiana heat waves.

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Beware of Beaches in Your Duct Work

Monday, December 21st, 2015

We live in Hammond, LA, which means our winters are very mild and our heaters see intermittent use at best. This actually makes an ideal time to look at problems that may be affecting your HVAC system’s efficiency, including breaches or breaks in your ducts. The duct work in your home exists to spread conditioned air from your system into your various rooms, nooks and crannies. When a breach opens up – due to damage in your ducts or perhaps the fittings between two sections of ductwork becoming loose – it can cause a great deal of trouble for your heating and air. Beware of breaches in your ductwork and be ready to get the issue addressed as quickly as possible.

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Common Heating Misconceptions That Could Cost you Money

Monday, December 14th, 2015

The holidays are here and with them comes cooler weather that necessitates regular use of your heating system. We’re not exactly buried in snow here in Hammond, LA, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need our heating units to keep us warm – especially at night – and our focus on air conditioning for most of the year leads many homeowners to discount the need for heating when it arises. Accordingly, you may have fallen prey to one or more common misconceptions about heating that could end up costing you money. We’ve listed a few of them for you to look out for.

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Why Is There Ice on My Heat Pump?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Heat pumps are common means of keeping out mild winters at bay here in Hammond, LA. They use the same basic design as a central air conditioner, but with a twist: the cycle can be “reversed” to heat your home in the winter as well as cooling it in the summer. Heat pumps work extremely well in towns that don’t experience a lot of freezing in the winter, and can save you a great deal on monthly bills. But like any other system trouble can crop up from time to time. Take ice, for example. You may notice that ice forms on the coils of your system, which might not seem like a big deal since it involves cooling. In truth, however, ice one your system is a big problem, and unless you deal with it swiftly, it can lead to lasting damage to your pump. Understanding why there’s ice on your heat pump can help explain why it’s a problem.

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