Professional Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How AC Maintenance Reduces AC Repairs

Monday, May 8th, 2023
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It’s never a good feeling when you realize you need air conditioning repair in Mandeville. Although you know you can always count on us to fix your AC promptly and efficiently, you might be wondering how your AC broke down in the first place. 

We like to inform our customers of all the ways they can avoid seeing us and that includes how to avoid AC repairs. The first thing we recommend is getting annual AC maintenance. In fact, 70% of the AC repairs we perform are on air conditioners that haven’t received this important service. 

Let’s go over the things you can to do try and avoid AC repairs.

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What Is Formicary Corrosion In An AC?

Monday, April 24th, 2023

The last thing you want to deal with during our overwhelmingly hot and humid summers is a broken-down air conditioner. There are things you can do to guard against unexpected breakdowns. You can change the air filter religiously every 1-3 months. You can schedule annual maintenance if you have a central air conditioner and twice a year if you have a heat pump. You can schedule a repair if your AC is making unusual noises.

However, even with the most vigilant attention to their air conditioners, Louisiana homeowners may face a breakdown despite this attention. That’s why it’s helpful to keep reading our blog so you can be aware of potential issues. One type of common breakdown that isn’t commonly known about is formicary corrosion. If you have an air conditioner with copper coils in the outdoor unit, this is a potential problem. Let’s discuss this issue so you’ll know if it’s going on with your AC.

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Strange AC Noises and What They Mean

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Here in Louisiana, an air conditioner isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. During our hot, humid summers, you never want to find yourself without a functioning air conditioner. That’s why it’s essential to know the signs that your need AC repair in Mandeville LA.

Luckily, your AC will do just about everything it can to let you know it needs some help. These signs usually come in the form of unusual noises and sounds. Let’s go over some of these so you’ll know what they usually mean and that it’s time to schedule an appointment with our technicians. 

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Is Your Old Air Conditioner Wasting Money?

Monday, February 20th, 2023
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Do you have an older air conditioning system in your home? If you’re not sure what we mean by older, we’re talking about one that has exceeded its estimated lifespan. Air conditioners are estimated to last for 10-15 years. but we often see air conditioners that have exceeded this amount in people’s homes. In fact, we see them fairly often when we get calls for AC repair in Covington, LA.

We understand that homeowners want their home comfort systems to last as long as they possibly can. Nobody looks forward to the day when you have to replace an expensive piece of equipment like an air conditioner. However, many homeowners mistakenly think that by not replacing their outdated AC that they’re saving money. Actually, the reverse is true. Let’s look at the ways that trying to keep an aging, outdated air conditioner going is costing you more money than it would be if you replaced it.

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Heat Pumps and Mini Splits for Louisiana Homes

Monday, February 13th, 2023
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The popularity of alternate air condition options is skyrocketing—and for good reason. Among these options are heat pumps and ductless mini splits. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your air conditioning in Mandeville, LA, have you considered making the switch to one of these systems? If you’re not aware of the benefits of heat pumps and mini splits, you’re not alone. Read on to learn what makes these systems so unique and why one might just be the perfect fit for your home. 

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When to Repair Your AC and When to Replace It

Monday, November 7th, 2022
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When your air conditioning system breaks down and needs to be repaired, many homeowners wonder: will I need to replace my air conditioner soon? Although no one wants to think about the expense and hassle of replacement, sometimes replacing an air conditioner is simply the best option. 

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Common Problems with Air Conditioner Fans

Monday, October 24th, 2022
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Fans are an essential part of your air conditioning system and when they’re on the fritz, they’ll be sure to let you know. Unfortunately, fan issues can potentially lead to other issues with your system. Issues with your fans have distinct warning signs, something we’ve seen many times with air conditioner repairs in Hammond. To determine whether there’s an issue with one of your air conditioning system’s fans, our Professional Heating and Air Conditioning experts have created a helpful list of common problems.

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Changing the Air Filter: A Handy Guide

Monday, October 10th, 2022

As your local professional HVAC provider, we need to be clear. Most of the work that’s required for an HVAC system to be either repaired or maintained is going to have to come from a professional. Folks like the members of our team, with licenses and certifications, should be the only ones you trust to fix a broken air conditioner. However, there’s one small thing that we urge all homeowners to do themselves, because it’s an easy fix for an AC that might be struggling.

That’s replacing the air filter. A simple, yet effective method of improving your air conditioning in Hammond, LA. We’re not going to tell customers they have to call us for this service because it’s just not necessary. Unless you’re having trouble with replacing an air filter, or you’ve got questions, customers can often handle this job on their own.

So, take out your notebook and pen, and let’s get started!

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Why Go With a Professional?

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Our team might be called “Professional Heating & Air,” but it’s also clear that our staff is full of qualified professionals. Our name and staff share the same thing–we’re professionals that bring a new level of quality and comfort to homes in our area.

For many customers, they want to choose the cheapest HVAC service available. That might end up being a family friend, or a buddy who lives down the street. But we’d argue that unless they’re qualified, (and even if they are licensed) they might not be the right team for you. The help provided by AC repair in Covington, LA has come a long way in the past decade. Professionals offer more high-quality services for AC systems that are more complex and energy efficient than ever.

Going with a cheaper alternative than a team of expert professionals with a list of benefits might end up hurting your budget in the long run.

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The Difference With Inverter Technology

Monday, September 12th, 2022

You’ve probably seen inverter air conditioners mentioned in many different places. In fact, we advertise that we sell inverter air conditioners right on our central AC page, and for good reason. These systems are powerful, efficient, and they’re better than conventional central air conditioners in specific situations.

Is your home one of those situations that might be perfect for an inverter AC? Well, that depends! This blog post is for everyone that’s investigating a new AC installation in Hammond, LA. If you’re thinking about a heat pump or a ductless mini split, make sure you take a look at some of our other blog posts highlighting that technology.

For everyone else, or maybe for homeowners that are on a strict budget, this post will be about inverter air conditioners and why you might want to think about getting one installed!

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