Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Your Thermostat, Your Heater, and You

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Sometimes there’s a bit of a cycle we witness that goes on in the homes of our customers. At first, a customer has a problem with a heater that we then promptly fix. After that, there’s a problem with comfort levels, we try to pinpoint in the heater, only to find out that it’s a problem with the thermostat. Eventually, by the time the thermostat is upgraded, there’s a problem again with the heater. This cycle can happen over months, years, or even decades.

Today, we’d like to talk about why thermostats are so important to this cycle, in regards to heating in Mandeville, LA. Thermostats, just like heaters, have an important duty in your home’s comfort, and the moment you forget that you’ll run into an issue that you’d rather avoid.

So, how does your heater, your thermostat, and your comfort all work together seamlessly? Keep reading to find out!

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4 Reasons Why Our Heating Service Is Worth It

Monday, November 9th, 2020

You probably enjoy reading this blog. We fill it jam-packed with helpful information about your heater, air conditioner, and other HVAC systems. We always make sure to fact check our information and give you our thoughts as pros in the industry—without forcing you to buy our services. That’s a pretty good deal, right?

Well, there’s a reason why we do that. Sure, we love to help those members of the community when they need the opinion of an HVAC contractor in Covington, LA, but that’s not the biggest reason why we share our info on this blog. We’re mainly writing this blog to point out one glaring difference that becomes clear when talking to us and other companies in the HVAC field. We’re just better suited to service your heater than others.

Want to know why? Keep reading as we’ll give you five great reasons.

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Is Your Heater Struggling to Cycle Properly?

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Cycles, it’s all about cycles! What are we talking about? Well, you’ve got the water cycle taking care of your plants in your garden, the planetary cycle keeping the seasons in check, and the cycle of your heater keeping things comfortable in your home! Wait, you don’t know about that last part?

Heaters, just like air conditioners, run on cycles in order to keep things at the temperatures specified on your thermostat. By using a specific amount of energy or natural gas, they can produce enough heat to meet the requirements of your home and then shut off for a period of time. When cycled correctly, a heater will keep you comfortable with minimal energy or fuel consumption. If your heater is not cycling correctly, then you might need help with your HVAC in Covington, LA.

Keep reading as we get into the details about how heater cycling works.

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How Much Money Is Your Old Heater Costing You?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

There are very few things in this world that are as frustrating as an ancient heater that’s constantly breaking down, costing a lot of money, and barely keeping you warm. In fact, we’d argue that it’s probably the most annoying thing we experience in our industry. Homeowners deserve to be warm and cozy during the incoming holiday season, not panic calling their HVAC technician as they can’t feel their toes. That’s where we want to start this blog post.

Old heaters can cost a lot more than you might be willing to pay for. Homeowners groan when it comes to heater replacement because of how initially expensive it can be, but it’s really worth it. Services for your HVAC in Hammond, LA are all about long-term solutions that are bound to keep you satisfied and financially feeling good.

Let’s evaluate whether or not your heater is good enough to keep.

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The Smell of a Struggling Heater

Monday, September 28th, 2020

So the first day of fall has come and gone. You’ve probably played around with your heater a little bit to ensure it will work during the cooler temperatures ahead. Everyone has their own heater ritual when fall comes around. Perhaps you turn it way up to 80 degrees for a few minutes to ensure it produces a powerful flow of heat. Or, perhaps you just check to see it turns on at all—either way, it’s up to you to responsibly start working with your heater to get your comfort levels right.

However, sometimes there are peculiar scents that waft through your vents. These scents can be concerning. Whether or not they are normal or require furnace repair in Hammond, LA is up to the opinion of a sensible HVAC technician. Luckily, that’s who we are!

Keep reading as we talk about some of the smells a heater can make, and what you should be wary of.

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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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