Heat Pump and Ductless Mini Split: What’s the Difference?

May 11th, 2020
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If you’ve looked into these two pieces of technology, you’ve probably asked the question that many people ask us—what’s the difference between a ductless AC and a heat pump? While they might be similar in a lot of ways, they do have some key differences that are important to take note of if you’re going to invest in one of the systems.

The truth of the matter is that there is no “better” system. Each one of these HVAC machines functions differently and are perfect for different homes. By understanding the differences between these systems, you’re more likely to find the right one and have it installed in your home to better your comfort. Don’t just take our word for it here, scheduleair conditioning service in Covington, LA and talk to one of our professionals. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about what system is right for you!

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Everything You Should Know About Refrigerant

April 27th, 2020
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This post is for all the homeowners out there that see the word “refrigerant” and immediately turn the other way. We get it, you didn’t sign up for a science class when you purchased your air conditioner or heat pump, you just want to know what could go wrong with it and whether your money was well spent.

Well, part of learning whether or not you need air conditioning service in Ponchatoula, LA is learning about the system itself. From blower motors to electrical components, and yes, even refrigerant, getting a better idea of how these factor into the cooling process can help open your eyes to some problems that your own air conditioner is having.

So, let’s talk about refrigerant. What is it? How does it work? How can you tell if there’s a problem with your refrigerant line? We’ll try and answer these questions as easily and painlessly as possible.

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4 Unique Noises Coming from Your Air Conditioner

April 13th, 2020
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We try to talk about things on this blog that matter to our customers and the people who live in our area. While talking about the scientific jargon of an air conditioner might be fun, so many people really want to know what’s happening to their specific air conditioner, and whether or not they’re in trouble. Many homeowners deal with faulty air conditioners that start showing symptoms that are displayed as noises they don’t understand. From banging to clanking, to even buzzing, these noises can be perplexing to a homeowner—but they should always warrant a visit by one of our professionals.

If you read this list of air conditioner noises that signal trouble and you recognize anything, you could need air conditioning repair in Covington, LA. Give our team a call for a responsible crew to perform sensible fixes.

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Starting Your AC Up for the Season: 4 Tips

March 30th, 2020
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It’s been a long winter, and while it might not have gotten too cold here in Louisianna, we’ve still dealt with rainy weather and a drop in temperatures that weren’t easy on our homes or our HVAC systems. The big issue is that we utilize our air conditioners much more than we do our heaters, and now is the big test to see whether your heater is ready to survive another year of heavy use.

While many homeowners would like to just hope their AC is fine and flip the switch, we’re hoping a few of our customers are a little more proactive. There are many things you can do in the spring to help ease the burden for your AC as it gets ready to run again. Remember that if you notice your system is in need of air conditioning repair in Covington, LA that you nip it in the bud before cooling season begins!

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Heater Issues that Are Impacting Your Air Quality

March 16th, 2020
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We get that the first thing to go through your mind when you think of winter, is making sure your home is warm. Having a warm home that can keep you cozy on those cold nights is more important than anything else. However, even when your home is finally the temperature you want it to be, your air quality could be suffering.

Air quality isn’t just determined by the amount of dust or pet dander in your hair. No, things like moisture or lack of moisture can be a huge detriment to your health and home.

Don’t believe us? Not every HVAC contractor in Covington, LA provides humidification services to improve your quality of life, so take it from one that does, humidity is as important as the temperature in your home!

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Why Standby Generators Are Worth the Investment

March 2nd, 2020
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We don’t want to speak negatively about portable generators. After all, they’re an incredibly affordable solution to the emergency problem of a power outage. Portable generators run on gasoline and can create just enough power to fuel certain electrical appliances. However, what if we told you that there are generators that work more conveniently, which could power your entire home?

Those generators are called automatic standby generators, and they’re incredibly energy-efficient solutions that can conveniently keep your lights on while keeping your food fresh in the refrigerator as well!

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of a system like this, or if you’re simply unconvinced that a standby, whole-house generator is right for your home. We’re not here to make a sales pitch, only to inform you as to what automatic standby generators in Mandeville, LA can do for homeowners.

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Common Costly Heater Misconceptions

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?

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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Things You Should Know About a Whole House Generator

January 20th, 2020
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As many homeowners might know, portable generators are a huge hassle. They can be a safety risk, running on gasoline while exhaling tons of carbon monoxide. They can be incredibly inefficient from a cost-fuel perspective. They’re inconvenient since the weather might be the reason why you’ve lost power and you’ll have to venture outside to turn it on. Don’t forget that they’re not cheap either!

Thankfully, we’re not here to talk about portable generators, we’re here to talk about whole house generators, which are arguably the better and more desirable of the generators. We’d like to talk a little bit about the benefits of having a whole house generator while also trying to mention how different these two systems can be to maintain. With quality generator maintenance in Walker, LA you should be ready for any power outage that likely comes your way.

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A Reliable Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

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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