Professional Heating & Air Blog: Archive for July, 2016

What SEER Ratings Mean for You

Monday, July 25th, 2016

We often stress the importance of SEER ratings when determining which new air conditioner you should purchase. The rating is an easy way to determine the system’s efficiency, and after the power load (the amount of output the air conditioner generates), the SEER rating is the single most important factor in selecting an air conditioner. Here’s a quick analysis of what all that means for you.

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How do UV Germicidal Lights Work?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Summers in Hammond, LA are full of high humidity, bacteria growth and the slow spread of germs and illnesses everywhere you turn. It can be tough keeping them at bay in your home, even with a quality air filter in your HVAC system. If you want to treat germs and bacteria in your home, consider the installation of a UV germicidal lights. How do UV germicidal lights work? Here’s a quick primer.

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Common Signs of Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Air conditioning is as much a necessity as a luxury here in Madisonville, LA. Our summers are brutally hot and without a reliable AC system, your home is apt to become an oven very quickly.  The sooner you can spot an air conditioning problem, the more quickly you can summon a repair service and the less vulnerable your home will be to high temperatures and humidity. Only a trained technician can properly diagnose problems with your air conditioner, and you need proper licensing to conduct repairs (refrigerant and other materials in the system are actively dangerous without training). That said, most problems with your system evince one of just a  tiny handful of symptoms, and if you can spot them, you know enough to turn off your air conditioners and summon a repair service. We’ve listed the common signs of air conditioning problems below.

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The Benefits of a Dehumidifier

Monday, July 4th, 2016

If you live in Walker, LA, you don’t have to be told how much of a problem high humidity levels and be in the summertime. The moist air can feel like a wall, and if you can’t address the condition appropriately, then your home is apt to be adversely affected in a number of ways. High humidity prevents sweat from evaporating off of your body, making it feel hotter than it is and forcing your air conditioner to work harder than it should. 

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