Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Common Costly Heater Misconceptions

Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Heaters are not toys. When you risk neglecting them or performing some repair on them when you’re not qualified, the price is worth much more than some homeowners are willing to pay for. Toys, especially ones that are handled by toddlers and small children, are meant to be broken, whereas a heater is supposed to last as long as possible before it breaks.

Today, we’d like to inform anyone who was thinking of performing a risky maneuver or found some information online about ways to save money with space heaters—that these might not be as efficient solutions as you think. Saving money is always a good thing, but high risk, high reward procedures aren’t usually the best way to save.

So buckle up and let your local HVAC contractor in Mandeville, LA bestow some knowledge on common costly heater misconceptions.

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What Could Be Causing Low Airflow?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

So picture this—you’re arriving at home on a chillier than average day, fully expecting your heater to be working hard to keep your home nice and toasty. However, to your unhappy surprise, your home is as cold as the temperature is outside and there’s no air coming from any of your air vents!

This is what we call in the industry, low airflow, and this problem can be caused by a variety of factors when it comes to the condition of your heater. We know that down here in the south it might not be cold all the time, but when it is cold, you definitely want a heater that works!

So, for everyone dealing with a low airflow issues who would like to know a little bit more about what’s happening, we’ll try to give you some insight towards your heating problem as long as you remember to contact our team if you need heating repair in Livingston, LA!

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A Reliable Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

Monday, January 6th, 2020
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We don’t talk about safety enough in this blog, and with a new year comes a new resolution! For 2020 we’d like to take a moment to address some serious concerns when it comes to gas furnaces that we work on. Don’t panic, these systems aren’t inherently dangerous, but with months or years of neglect, they can eventually become health and safety hazards.

So, we’re going to go through a brief checklist that you can use to inspect your furnace for any glaring problems. Obviously, this list won’t be as comprehensive or as effective as the maintenance and inspection that a professional technician would provide, but these are nonetheless helpful tips to keep in mind. Furnaces in Hammond, LA should be kept clean, safe, and effective so that you aren’t endangering yourself or your property—while also making sure you’re not paying a huge amount for fuel bills.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Heat Pumps or Furnaces: What’s the Cheapest Heating System?

Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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We all know that it’s fun to talk about efficiency, technology and the newest or best piece of heating equipment. However, we’d be joking if we didn’t understand the most important thing on the mind of homeowners: savings!

When it comes to choosing the right heating system for your home, the cost of said heating service is one of the most important aspects of the decision. Some homeowners see the initial price of a heat pump and are immediately turned towards a furnace, while other homeowners see the efficiency and low operating cost of a heat pump and scoff at the idea of owning a furnace. Is there a right answer when it comes to heating service in Laplace, LA?

There might be! It’s time to find out what the right answer is for your home and wallet.

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Gas or Electric Furnace: The Great Debate

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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We’re sure you’ve heard of both types of furnaces, as most HVAC professionals offer at least some service with each type. However, there are major differences between these two types of heaters, and we’d like to get into the nitty-gritty differences between them.

If you’re one of the many lucky customers that are making the decision to invest in a heater today, it couldn’t be a better time. Both electric and gas furnaces in Livingston, LA are extremely affordable and run off increasingly affordable sources of energy. They’re reliable, durable, and are known as the most common furnace for HVAC technicians to deal with. You’ll always be able to find a service professional who is willing to work on a furnace, because furnaces are some of the simplest and the easiest systems to repair.

That being said, let’s dive into the differences and let the debate begin!

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“Why Are Gas Furnaces So Common?”

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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This is a question we tend to see pretty often. It’s no doubt that most homeowners know by now that gas furnaces are the most popular heater in the United States, and for good reason! These systems are affordable, efficient, and reliably effective for the entirety of a cold winter.

However, sometimes that kind of “sales pitch” isn’t enough to convince homeowners that their home might be perfect for a new gas furnace. That’s why we’d like to get more into the specifics as to why a gas-powered furnace is so common. How affordable is furnace service in Laplace, LA? How efficiently do furnaces run compared to other heaters? What’s the difference in the quality of heat compared to other systems?

See? There’s a lot of ground to cover, so we might as well hit the ground running.

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Is Your Thermostat Costing You Money?

Monday, October 28th, 2019
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We’re not like northerners down here, when November arrives and the temperatures sit right around freezing, we need powerful heating fast. A proper functioning furnace is a mainstay for many homes in the Livingston area.

That being said, sometimes your home can suffer from a plethora of heating problems that aren’t necessarily the fault of your electric furnace in Livingston, LA. In fact, problems can arise from a faulty thermostat if you’re not careful. From worn-out batteries, to miscalibrations, to malfunctions, to just simple broken thermostats, these systems can be a nightmare and end up costing you money on wasted energy.

So, if your heating system is struggling to prepare for the coming winter, and you’re sure that it’s not a problem with your furnace, you might be dealing with a thermostat problem!

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3 Furnace and Heat Pump Emergencies

Monday, February 18th, 2019

technician-inspecting-furnaceWhen it comes to using emergency services, people are naturally a bit hesitant. After all, they don’t want to sound the alarm for what turns out to be a simple problem or a misunderstanding. So unless you’re a heating expert in Hammond, LA, it can be difficult to know what to look for when it comes to a true HVAC emergency.

That’s why we’ve compiled three emergencies you may face with your heater, regardless of whether you’re using a furnace or a heat pump.

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Here’s Why a Heat Pump Might Be Right for You

Monday, January 21st, 2019

heatpumpFor most of the country, gas furnaces are the number one heater of choice. They’re inexpensive to install, they heat the home quickly, and they’re reliable. We would know, because we happily install them!

However, we’ve found that the reason some homeowners use gas furnaces isn’t really due to personal preference. Many people just choose to stick with what they know instead of venturing out toward other options.

In this post, we’ll talk about the heat pump as one of your other options.

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Ways to Lower Your Heating Costs

Monday, December 24th, 2018

dollar-signs-chimneyHaving a heater in the middle of winter sure is nice, but looking at huge heating bill isn’t! After installing your heater, it’s all about getting the most out of it with the lowest possible cost. But unfortunately, many people are running their heaters at less-than-amazing efficiency. But luckily they can change that by adopting some new habits or with the help of a few HVAC services.

Here’s what you can do to start lowering your monthly operational heating costs:

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