Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Which Certifications Matter in the AC Industry

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

We mention a lot on this blog about hiring a professional HVAC technician with the right credentials, but sometimes we don’t specify what those credentials are or what they mean. So, in the spirit of staying factual and keeping you in the loop, we’re going to zero in on some of the more notorious HVAC acronyms, talk about what these certifications mean, and advocate for why they’re so important to recognize.

Certifications matter, and more specifically, certain certifications matter more than others. If an amateur technician is willing to do a job for cheaper but the only qualifications they have to show for their expertise is a degree in computer science, then maybe you should reconsider.

Thankfully, all of the certifications we mention below can be found with our team. When you call us for air conditioning service in Mandeville, LA, you get top-notch service.

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High Bills? Here’s Why

Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Air conditioners run for long periods of time during the summer. They don’t just run on magic, in fact, they run on electricity that is paid for ultimately by you! Just like you have to fill up your car every now and then with gasoline, you have to constantly pay for the stream of energy in your air conditioner to perform its job.

That being said, air conditioners aren’t built to consume that much energy. They’re usually manufactured to consume as little energy as possible, depending on the SEER rating of said unit, which can leave you paying only a small amount for quality cooling. The more advanced technology gets, the more efficient our cooling systems become.

If you’re looking for additional ways to save on your air conditioning in Covington, LA then you’re going to have to look at why your bills are so high in the first place. Let’s take a look.

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Is Your Reversing Valve Not Working?

Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Heat pumps are equipped with advanced technology that allows them to both cool and heat your home throughout the year. This is especially important now, at the end of spring, when temperatures are starting to get hot and we begin to turn on our air conditioners.

Nothing feels worse than trying to turn on your heat pump for the summer season and getting blasted with hot air. When you try to hit the reversing switch on your system, you get pushback and the panic sets in that your cooling system just doesn’t want to cool. What do you do?

We can talk about the common problems we see when this reversing valve gets stuck, but the most important thing for homeowners is to contact our team for air conditioning repair in Ponchatoula, LA. Only repair services by qualified, experienced technicians can fix the problem entirely and give you back your quality cooling.

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Heat Pump and Ductless Mini Split: What’s the Difference?

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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If you’ve looked into these two pieces of technology, you’ve probably asked the question that many people ask us—what’s the difference between a ductless AC and a heat pump? While they might be similar in a lot of ways, they do have some key differences that are important to take note of if you’re going to invest in one of the systems.

The truth of the matter is that there is no “better” system. Each one of these HVAC machines functions differently and are perfect for different homes. By understanding the differences between these systems, you’re more likely to find the right one and have it installed in your home to better your comfort. Don’t just take our word for it here, scheduleair conditioning service in Covington, LA and talk to one of our professionals. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about what system is right for you!

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Everything You Should Know About Refrigerant

Monday, April 27th, 2020
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This post is for all the homeowners out there that see the word “refrigerant” and immediately turn the other way. We get it, you didn’t sign up for a science class when you purchased your air conditioner or heat pump, you just want to know what could go wrong with it and whether your money was well spent.

Well, part of learning whether or not you need air conditioning service in Ponchatoula, LA is learning about the system itself. From blower motors to electrical components, and yes, even refrigerant, getting a better idea of how these factor into the cooling process can help open your eyes to some problems that your own air conditioner is having.

So, let’s talk about refrigerant. What is it? How does it work? How can you tell if there’s a problem with your refrigerant line? We’ll try and answer these questions as easily and painlessly as possible.

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4 Unique Noises Coming from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 13th, 2020
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We try to talk about things on this blog that matter to our customers and the people who live in our area. While talking about the scientific jargon of an air conditioner might be fun, so many people really want to know what’s happening to their specific air conditioner, and whether or not they’re in trouble. Many homeowners deal with faulty air conditioners that start showing symptoms that are displayed as noises they don’t understand. From banging to clanking, to even buzzing, these noises can be perplexing to a homeowner—but they should always warrant a visit by one of our professionals.

If you read this list of air conditioner noises that signal trouble and you recognize anything, you could need air conditioning repair in Covington, LA. Give our team a call for a responsible crew to perform sensible fixes.

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Starting Your AC Up for the Season: 4 Tips

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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It’s been a long winter, and while it might not have gotten too cold here in Louisianna, we’ve still dealt with rainy weather and a drop in temperatures that weren’t easy on our homes or our HVAC systems. The big issue is that we utilize our air conditioners much more than we do our heaters, and now is the big test to see whether your heater is ready to survive another year of heavy use.

While many homeowners would like to just hope their AC is fine and flip the switch, we’re hoping a few of our customers are a little more proactive. There are many things you can do in the spring to help ease the burden for your AC as it gets ready to run again. Remember that if you notice your system is in need of air conditioning repair in Covington, LA that you nip it in the bud before cooling season begins!

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The Mystery of the Broken Air Conditioner

Monday, October 14th, 2019
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It was the handyman in the observatory with the thermostat! Well, it seems that we haven’t found all the right clues to solve this air conditioner mystery. When it comes to AC repairs, it can be a long and excruciating game of “Clue” until you’re spending more money than you’d like. That’s why we’re the experts you should call!

So, it’s time to stop the guesswork and take a gander at some real clues that can mean your air conditioner needs some repairs. From spooky noises to unwelcome moisture, an air conditioner can start malfunctioning for a variety of reasons. That’s where we come in, with a dedicated team of home cooling experts who are ready to help you diagnose the problem with your air conditioning in Covington, LA and perform the necessary fix as fast as possible.

With the help of a trusted technician, we’ll find the culprit of your AC issues and solve this mystery once and for all!

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3 Signs of AC Inefficiency

Monday, September 30th, 2019
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AC inefficiency sounds like a boring topic for a blog post, but we assure you it is not. Every time you see the word “inefficiency,” just think of “money,” since any amount of problems that hinder the capability of your air conditioner will eventually cost you money. If you’re unconcerned about wasting your hard-earned cash on a system that’s consuming more energy than it should, well… you’ve got us beat!

For everyone else, keep reading. We’ve got some clear signs that might signal when your air conditioner is running inefficiently. These lists can be important since they can clue in homeowners who aren’t well-versed in their AC unit as to when it’s really struggling. If these issues are ignored, you’ll be calling for AC repair in Hammond, LA which will cost even more money than you’d like to spend.

Air conditioners might not speak English, but luckily for you, we speak air conditioner. Let us translate their complaints for you!

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Heat Pumps Are All That!

Monday, August 5th, 2019

There are just SO MANY great air conditioning systems on the market today, but there is one in particular that we can’t stop talking about. It’s the heat pump! Heat pumps are efficient, effective, and are pretty popular for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (but more on that later!)

What we are trying to say is that there are plenty of reasons to consider installing a heat pump in your home, and below, we’ve listed a few of them. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more. So, hop to it!

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