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

Uncommon Heating Repairs You Might Run Into

Monday, January 15th, 2024

When it comes to heating repairs, there are some that are run-of-the-mill and some that happen maybe once in a lifetime. There are also issues that are unique to different types of heating systems. For example, you’ll never have to worry about a cracked heat exchanger in an electric furnace.

Since you’ve undoubtedly experienced the basic types of issues that can come up, let’s look at some unusual problems. Some need to be addressed immediately while some can wait. Whatever the issue, be sure to call us instead of Googling “repair heating system in Mandeville” We’re equipped to handle any issue, big or small, common or uncommon.

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Which Heating System Should You Install in Your Home?

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Your heating system has gone kaput and it’s time for you to make the decision about a new heating installation in Mandeville. Because you don’t use your heating system as much as your air conditioner, you may be tempted to simply replace it with the same type of system you had before. 

However, by taking some time and doing a bit of research, you may find out that another type of heating system would work better for your home comfort along with both your short-term and long-term budget. Let’s look at the three main types of heating systems that are available in today’s market. 

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Why Your Furnace’s Flame Sensor is So Important

Monday, December 18th, 2023

It’s a cold day in Louisiana and your gas furnace isn’t working. You’re wondering what could possibly be wrong. The symptoms are that the furnace turns on but then turns off after just a few seconds. It’s not short cycling because the furnace doesn’t stay on that long. What could it be?

For this unusual situation, the likely culprit is the flame sensor. Although you may not have experienced this before, it’s a common issue with gas furnaces. There may be a simple solution that’ll require calling us for furnace repair in Hammond. You should never attempt to work on your gas furnace yourself. Let’s dive into what a flame sensor does and what can go wrong.

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Repair or Replacement? How to Know What Your Heater Needs

Monday, December 4th, 2023
Money in the form of many large bills

One of the toughest decisions a homeowner will need to make throughout their years of home ownership is when to replace a heating system. While there’s something to be said for getting the most mileage out of a furnace or heat pump, eventually the time will come when it’s no longer cost-effective to keep it around.

That time usually comes when your heating system has broken down, prompting you to call us for heating repair service in Covington. For an expensive repair on an old system, we’ll always give you an honest opinion on whether it should be repaired or replaced. Let’s go over what factors influence this monumental decision.

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What Is a Standing Pilot and Why Does it Matter?

Monday, November 20th, 2023

This is a tricky subject for many readers. While we believe it’s important that everyone knows exactly what a standing pilot light is, newer furnaces are simply built without them. Now, if you’re asking, “How does a furnace work without a pilot light?” then you’re starting to ask the right questions.

In order to help our customers the most, we’ll need to do a deep dive into pilot lights. We’ll discuss what they are, why they work the way they do–and most importantly, why they’ve been phased out since the early 2000s.

Just remember that even if your furnace doesn’t have a standing pilot light, it still shouldn’t be fixed or opened up by an untrained person. Only a licensed furnace professional should handle the inner workings of a gas furnace, otherwise, you could experience safety concerns or fire hazards!

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How to Take Care of Your Smart Thermostat

Monday, October 23rd, 2023
woman adjust smart thermostat

Your thermostat is the brains behind your HVAC system. As such, it needs to be in good working order for it to control your HVAC system well. The thermostat plays an important role in regulating your home’s temperature. 

Thermostat problems can cause issues, such as temperature inconsistencies, increased energy use, faulty readings, and could even cause your HVAC system to not function properly.

Luckily, taking care of your thermostat is an easy DIY homeowner task. Here are some things to add to your homeowner’s DIY maintenance list that’ll keep your smart thermostat in great condition.

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How Does a Furnace’s Electronic Ignition Work?

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Gas furnaces have been around for quite some time. In 1885, the Bunsen burner was invented. With its natural gas flame that was capable of being regulated, this set the stage for the modern gas furnace. But it wasn’t until the 1940s that gas furnaces became common in US homes. 

The technology behind furnaces continues to evolve. One way they’ve evolved is how the gas burners are lit. Many older gas furnaces still have a standing pilot light to ignite the gas burners at the start of the heating cycle. You can think of a pilot light as a mini Bunsen burner in the furnace: a small, constant flame. When the furnace is turned on and the gas flows, the pilot light would ignite the gas burners.

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Do Gas Furnaces Still Use Pilot Lights?

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Most homeowners know if they have a gas or electric furnace in their homes. However, if we were to ask most people if their gas furnace has a pilot light, a lot of homeowners would probably respond that they don’t even know what a pilot light is–let alone if their furnace has one. 

The natural gas furnace has been popular since the 1940s, replacing coal-burning furnaces as a safer and more convenient option. Furnace technology has continued to advance not only in safety and convenience but in efficiency too. And so we come to the question: are standing pilot lights in furnaces still a thing? Let’s look into this question in more depth.

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4 Emergency Heating Repair Situations

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Although Louisiana residents don’t use their heaters nearly as much as their air conditioners, you want your heater to work when you need it. With our usually mild winters, it’s easier to overlook a heater that isn’t functioning at peak performance. 

However, there are some heater scenarios that when they happen, shouldn’t be ignored. From unusual noises and smells to a system that’s short cycling, here are 4 signs that you may need emergency heating repair in your Mandeville, LA home.

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How To Know If You Have an HVAC Emergency

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Many homeowners would like to think that their HVAC systems will always run smoothly and efficiently for their entire lifespans. But like any piece of complex machinery, things can and do go wrong. Knowing which service calls can wait and which constitutes a true emergency are important distinctions. 

Luckily, HVAC systems give off signs when something’s not right–most of the time. Let’s take a look at some scenarios that definitely warrant a timely response from a team of highly trained HVAC professionals. One thing is for sure: if you need HVAC emergency service in Covington, LA, contact us for fast and reliable service.

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