Professional Heating & Air Blog: Archive for August, 2016

Water Damage to Heaters and Air Conditioners

Monday, August 29th, 2016

With floodwaters on everyone’s minds these past few weeks, residents of Hammond, LA haven’t had time for much else. When the¬†water recedes and the time comes to assess the damage, you need to make sure your heater and air conditioning system are high on the list of priorities. Contact your insurance company to learn the next steps, but once you know how to proceed, you need a professional to handle any water damage to your heating and air conditioning system.

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Tips for Programming Your Thermostat

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

In the endless battle to keep your home cool during our sweltering Covington, LA summers, it’s important not to forget about your thermostat as a key tool. It controls your whole system after all, and just like the old-fashioned, VCR, people often refrain from using it because they think it’s too complicated. But the more you educate yourself about the thermostat, the more you’ll see just how invaluable it is for keeping your cooling costs down, and if yours has been around for 10 years or more, you can replace it with an up-to-date model fairly inexpensively to help you handle high monthly cooling costs. Here’s a quick breakdown of some tips and techniques to help you.

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Late Summer Ways to Help Your Air Conditioner

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Summers in Madisonville, LA always take a toll on your air conditioner, and with the dog days of August officially here, the need to keep it running every day is stronger than ever. But so too is the strain on the system already seeing daily use for months and with at least a few more weeks to go before temperatures finally drop off, your system is going to be put to the test. You can take some easy steps to ease that strain, with just a little effort and perhaps some help from a trained technician. 

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How to Spot a Duct Breach

Monday, August 8th, 2016

If you have a centralized air conditioner, you’ll likely indeed to run it every day here in Hammond, LA. When problems arise, they need to be treated quickly, and not all of those problems are located in the air conditioner itself. If you have a centralized system, you rely on a series of ducts to get the cool air through your home. A breach in those ducts will pull the cool air out or mix unconditioned air in: forcing your system to work harder, raising your monthly bills and possible creating larger problems depending on the specifics. A good air conditioning repair service can seal the breaches in your ducts, but first you have to spot the problem. Here’s some easy ways of doing that.

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Should I Consider a Ductless Mini-Split System?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, we know that you have to move quickly. The heat here in Walker, LA is brutal this time of year, and a replacement air conditioner may be your top priority. Depending upon your home, you might want to consider a ductless mini-split system in lieu of a traditional centralized air conditioning system. Why? There are a number of good reasons, though as always, the final decision is yours. Here’s a few facts to help you out.

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