Professional Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Why Heat Pump Maintenance Is Twice a Year

Monday, September 27th, 2021

We’ve seen plenty of frustrated customers that learn about heat pump maintenance being twice a year. If it feels like some sort of scam, or like a recommendation rather than a necessary service, we completely understand. As new technology becomes widely available, it’s up to companies like ours to help homeowners learn about why these systems need the services they do. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves today to talk about heat pump maintenance.

Heat pump air conditioning in Mandeville, LA is popular. We’ve got a lot of homes in our area that are cooled and heated by heat pump systems. That’s why we need to talk about how important it is that your heat pump gets maintenance twice a year. This is a necessary service that’s going to keep the system’s warranty active, keep it in good condition, and extend its lifespan. Keep reading to find out more.

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If You’re Waiting on Repairs, Here’s What You Can Do

Monday, September 13th, 2021

We’re in the middle of September, so many homeowners are turning off their air conditioners thinking the hot weather is over. But as long-time Louisiana natives, we know that this is probably not true. We still get heatwaves deep in the fall and our air conditioners end up running for almost ten months throughout the year. That’s why it’s important to have your air conditioner repaired when it starts to have trouble.

Today we’re going to talk about a few strategies to employ when you’re in need of help with your air conditioning in Covington, LA and you’re stuck waiting for a professional. Our team is fast and effective, but we still need to drive to your home and assess the situation. This means you’re going to need to stay safe, comfortable, and happy until we get there.

Let’s discuss a few ways to help you achieve that goal.

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Your AC’s Air Filter Is Important!

Monday, August 16th, 2021

There’s a misconception going around our community that the air filter in your air conditioner is a luxury item. To elaborate, some people think that it’s just there to help filter contaminants from your indoor air to make breathing easier and to make your home feel more comfortable. While they’re not wrong, they’re also not right.

The air filter in your AC serves a very important role in the functionality of your system and the cooling process in general. While it absolutely helps with your home’s indoor air quality, it’s integral to the power of your HVAC in Covington, LA. Without a proper filter, you’d probably see a whole heap of problems develop based on indoor air contaminants and dirty coils.

Let us walk you through the intended purpose of these air filters, and why you should always clean them every one to three months.

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What Kind of Refrigerant Is YOUR AC Using?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Air conditioners depend on the use of refrigerant for the cooling process to take place. As it’s cycled from coil to coil, pressurized into a gas and a liquid, it moves heat around so that we can enjoy comfortable temperatures on the hottest days of the year. Without refrigerant, we’d still be relying on box fans and we’d probably be a lot grumpier throughout the summer.

That being said, refrigerant can be a touchy subject. For any homeowners who aren’t familiar, there are several different types of refrigerant and two of them are becoming household names. When it comes to air conditioning in Laplace, LA, there’s Freon and Puron, both different types of refrigerant that different homeowners depend on.

That being said, if you’re unsure as to which refrigerant your AC is using, or you’re unclear as to why there’s a difference, then we hope you’ll keep reading. There’s a big reason why homeowners should know their AC’s refrigerant type.

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Short Cycling: What’s the Big Deal?

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

We hear this comment a lot in the HVAC industry. We tell homeowners about the terrible problem of short cycling and what it could mean for their air conditioner, but they respond with “it still works, doesn’t it? What’s the big deal?”

Well, not only will we tell you what the big deal is, but we’ll also talk about why this deal is so big. Short cycling can signify a number of different problems occurring in your air conditioner. Some of them can be fixed quickly, and others will, unfortunately, require the entire replacement of the system. Yep, it’s that bad.

If you’ve gotten here because you think your AC is short cycling, and you need air conditioning repair in Hammond, LA, then you’re in the right place. Let’s talk about everything there is to know about short cycling, and make sure you call us if you still need help.

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Choosing the Right HVAC System for You

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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HVAC units come in all shapes and sizes. It’s up to us, your friendly neighborhood HVAC specialist to talk to you about the different types of systems.

Is your air conditioner in need of replacement? How about replacing it with a central air conditioner! Is your heater also on its way out? Why not invest in a dual-purpose heat pump? If you’re not sure what these terms mean or how to differentiate between the different systems then this post is for you. We’re the pros when it comes to HVAC systems in Madisonville, LA and we’d like to talk to you about the different systems, so we can narrow down which one is right for you.

Keep reading and remember to call us when you need help with your HVAC equipment!

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3 Silent Troublemakers of AC Efficiency

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Is your air conditioner having trouble? No, there aren’t gremlins bouncing around the interior of your outside cabinet. That would be much louder and probably cause much more damage than what we’re going to talk about. If you’ve got a gremlin problem, you might need an exterminator rather than an HVAC professional.

For those without gremlins that are dealing with air conditioner problems, we’re here to talk about the more sinister issues. When we say sinister, we mean problems that might not be so obvious from a glance.

These types of problems are why it’s so important to call us for air conditioning in Hammond, LA. Contacting a professional at the first sign of a problem is the best way to stop these more insidious issues in their tracks. Keep reading as we get into the details about just how much trouble some of these problems can be!

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3 Important AC Services to Help Avoid Problems

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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When homeowners get their air conditioner installed, the first thought through their mind is usually, “Finally, it’s over!” Kick back, relax, and feel the cool air enter your home as you flip through television channels—you deserve it!

Down the line, though, you’re going to encounter some problems. Air conditioners, just like any other piece of technical equipment, are going to need their fair share of repairs and maintenance. We’ve gone ahead and listed three of the easiest ways homeowners can be proactive in the health and longevity of their air conditioning systems. If you make sure to sign up for these services when the time comes, you’ll be set for the rest of your air conditioner’s life.

Make sure you call us for your air conditioning service in Madisonville, LA. We’ve got the tools and expertise necessary to get the job done right.

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Which Certifications Matter in the AC Industry

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

We mention a lot on this blog about hiring a professional HVAC technician with the right credentials, but sometimes we don’t specify what those credentials are or what they mean. So, in the spirit of staying factual and keeping you in the loop, we’re going to zero in on some of the more notorious HVAC acronyms, talk about what these certifications mean, and advocate for why they’re so important to recognize.

Certifications matter, and more specifically, certain certifications matter more than others. If an amateur technician is willing to do a job for cheaper but the only qualifications they have to show for their expertise is a degree in computer science, then maybe you should reconsider.

Thankfully, all of the certifications we mention below can be found with our team. When you call us for air conditioning service in Mandeville, LA, you get top-notch service.

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High Bills? Here’s Why

Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Air conditioners run for long periods of time during the summer. They don’t just run on magic, in fact, they run on electricity that is paid for ultimately by you! Just like you have to fill up your car every now and then with gasoline, you have to constantly pay for the stream of energy in your air conditioner to perform its job.

That being said, air conditioners aren’t built to consume that much energy. They’re usually manufactured to consume as little energy as possible, depending on the SEER rating of said unit, which can leave you paying only a small amount for quality cooling. The more advanced technology gets, the more efficient our cooling systems become.

If you’re looking for additional ways to save on your air conditioning in Covington, LA then you’re going to have to look at why your bills are so high in the first place. Let’s take a look.

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