Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

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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Is An Electric Furnace Right for Me?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

woman-staying-warmFurnaces are one of the most common heaters in the country—and for good reason. They’re typically inexpensive, easy to install, and they heat the home quickly.

Of course, that doesn’t consider the differences between gas furnaces and electric furnaces. Gas furnaces are certainly the more common of the two, but if you’ve never considered the benefits of the electric variation, you might find that you’ve been missing out.

In this post, we’ll go over what makes an electric furnace stand out from the competition to help you see if it’s right for you.

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Replace Your Furnace Early to Save Money

Monday, November 26th, 2018

house-money-seesaw-savingsA good furnace will diligently provide you with quick and reliable heating for more than a decade. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and that means your furnace will need to be replaced one day. But it doesn’t have to come as a surprise. If you recognize the signs early on, you can get it replaced sooner to save hundreds of dollars in expenses. Here are some of the signs:

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3 Misconceptions About Gas Furnaces

Monday, October 29th, 2018

gas-burnerInstalling a gas furnace in Walker, LA is one thing, but the real game is all about how to reduce your energy expenses while staying cozy. This brings about many ideas thrown around about how to “hack” your system to perform better. Unfortunately, it also spreads around a lot of misconceptions about how heaters work.

More often than not, they’ll actually do more harm than good. We’ll talk about a few of them today so you can avoid bringing harm to your heater.

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What We Wish Everyone Knew About Heaters

Monday, October 1st, 2018

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The fall season is here, but summer is still here for at least another month. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about your heater. It’s been at least half a year since you last turned it on, after all—you want to make sure everything’s working.

We thought of the most commonly asked questions about heating—as well as some questions we wish were asked—and came up with some general tips that we think everyone should know about.

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