Professional Heating & Air Blog : Archive for April, 2016

Beneficial Air Conditioning Upgrades

Monday, April 25th, 2016

A good air conditioner can be your best friend when summers hit here in Hammond, LA, and high temperatures combined with extreme humidity to turn our atmosphere into a steam bath. Unfortunately, it can cost a great deal in monthly bills to maintain a comfortable home, and while a new air conditioner may be able to do the job more efficiency, you may not be in a financial position to consider such an option.  An upgrade to your existing air conditioner, on the other hand, can improve its efficiency considerably, and may even help your system last longer than it might otherwise. We’ve provided a brief list of possible upgrades from you to consider below.

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The Value of a Programmable Thermostat

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Here in Madisonville, LA, summers come early and stay late, which means your air conditioner will be put to the test every day for months on end. If you’ve kept yours properly maintained, it should perform without a hitch during that time, but you’re still going to have to reckon with comparatively high monthly bills that can eat you alive during the summer months. There are a number of ways you can cut into those costs, the simplest of which is the judicious use of a programmable thermostat. Here’s a few ways to make the most of your system through that.

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Ductless Mini Splits or Centralized Air?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner this spring, it pays to consider your options. Most homes here in Mandeville, LA rely on centralized air conditioners, but some use ductless mini plait systems, which space a number of smaller units throughout your home and cool each room individually. There are benefits and drawbacks to each system, which you should weigh carefully before proceeding. Obviously there are extenuating circumstances in some cases – if your home can’t support a system of ducts, for instance, then ductless mini-splits are usually the way to go – but if not, then you need to evaluate the pros and cons of each before making a decision.

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Why Should I Upgrade to an Air Conditioner with a Higher SEER Rating?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, now is the time to buy. Spring has arrived in Ponchatoula, LA, and that means another sweltering Louisiana summer can’t be far behind. Replacing your air conditioner now gives you the time to perform the operation according to your timetable instead of scrambling to perform an installation in front of an oncoming heat wave. A new air conditioner requires you to carefully evaluate a number of different factors, not the least among them is a SEER rating. The term stands of Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it measures how effectively your air conditioner uses energy. You should always buy a new air conditioner with a higher SEER rating than your old one. Why? Here’s a quick set of guidelines.

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