Professional Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Covington’

How to Budget for AC Maintenance

Monday, March 28th, 2022

It probably doesn’t feel very good to be on a strict budget, only to then hear that you require an additional paid service yearly on your AC system. It drives many homeowners to simply ignore scheduling maintenance needs, which works out fine for a few years until a serious repair pops up, or the system starts running 20% less efficiently than it’s supposed to.

This blog post is more of a post about the true cost of AC maintenance in Covington, LA, and how you can properly budget for it. Nobody knows your budget and financial needs better than you, so make sure you take our advice and apply it to your specific situation!

The truth is that in order to save the most money year after year, you’re going to need to invest in maintenance. So, let’s figure out a way to do that while meeting your other financial demands.

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3 Reasons to Change Your Air Filter

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

It’s time to talk about your air filter! Remember that component that you haven’t thought about for a few months that you probably read something about back then? Well, we’re back to talk about it, and we hope that we’ll impart you with some new information that can help you fight against uncomfortable temperatures and high heating bills!

Your air filter is an important part of the heating and cooling process. We’re not just saying that to get you to purchase a new air filter or anything, in fact, replacing your air filter can be cheap and done completely by yourself, so we’re telling you about this in hopes that you save money rather than spend it.

Let’s talk about why changing your air filter is important, and why it’s going to help you avoid heating repair in Covington, LA.

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Don’t Let Your Furnace Boom

Monday, November 8th, 2021

A booming furnace is a bad thing to encounter. Don’t get us wrong, every heating system makes some kind of noise when it turns on and starts to heat your home. As air goes through your ductwork, the air ducts will expand and contract based on the temperature differential, and this can sometimes make noise. Noises aren’t inherently bad when you hear them in your home.

However, many noises are. We like to use the term “loud and uncomfortable noises” because that separates the good noises from the bad noises pretty clearly. If you encounter any loud or uncomfortable noises, like a booming sound, then you probably need heating repair in Covington, LA.

Based on how common this booming noise is when we get calls from homeowners, we’d like to spend today investigating how this noise comes up and what might be going on inside your furnace when it does.

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Why Furnace Problems Can Become Dangerous

Monday, October 25th, 2021

We’d like to start off this blog by reassuring homeowners everywhere that furnaces aren’t inherently dangerous. What this means is that a furnace is designed with various different safety systems to ensure that it doesn’t endanger you or your family. Regardless of the type of furnace you have, it’s designed to be safe.

However, like all dangerous things in this world, a furnace can become unsafe if it’s mistreated or neglected in a certain way. The machine that provides your heating in Covington, LA could be a gas furnace, which means it’s burning gas in order to produce heat for your home. This combustion can be dangerous if there’s a problem occurring that isn’t fixed by professionals.

Let’s cover some of the common problems that can crop up with a gas furnace, and highlight the importance of fast repairs. Neglect can quickly allow a problem to fester and compound into additional problems, which will ultimately make your furnace unsafe.

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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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When to Repair Vs. When to Replace

Monday, July 19th, 2021

The term “replacement” is kind of a boogeyman in the HVAC industry. Homeowners want to keep running their air conditioners for as long as possible because they know that replacement costs a lot more money than a quick repair. While in theory this makes sense, in practice it actually doesn’t.

Replacement is an expensive service, but that’s because it’s built for long-term solutions that actually save money down the line. If your air conditioner has reached its limit, is beyond its standard life expectancy, or it’s just not working properly, replacement services are actually going to be better than an air conditioning repair in Covington, LA.

Don’t worry, we’re going to break it down. We’ll talk all about when you should start thinking of replacement rather than repair. Keep this nifty guide handy so you’ve got something to reference as you check the condition of your AC.

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3 Major Tips to Improve AC Efficiency

Monday, June 21st, 2021

The efficiency of an air conditioner is one of its most important factors. With an inefficient air conditioning system, you could feel uncomfortable, frustrated at rising energy bills, and overall be considering replacement. While we are absolutely the team that can provide you with AC replacement, your air conditioner could be in good shape, it just needs some help.

When things get hot here, AC systems can struggle to cool a home off efficiently. We’re happy to get calls for air conditioning service in Covington, LA, but what if we told you that there are things you can do in your home right now to boost efficiency and keep things comfortable?

Well, buckle up. We’re about to hit on some major ways that you can improve your air conditioning efficiency right now. Just make sure you call us if you have any questions about AC efficiency or a quick fix.

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Your AC Shouldn’t “Just Work”

Monday, April 26th, 2021

When your doctor asks how you’re doing at a routine check-up, do you say, “At least my body works.” While that might lead to an awkward conversation and a few follow-up questions, the point we’re trying to make is that doctors are more inclined to wonder how your body is doing, rather than if it’s just working at all.

The same goes for your air conditioner. Telling a professional from our team that it just “works” so there’s nothing that needs to be done isn’t really good enough anymore. AC systems all over our area are starting to struggle and homeowners don’t think there’s anything wrong with them until they start grinding and shutting down. At that point, it’s usually too late.

So, it’s time to talk about air conditioning repair in Covington, LA. If your system isn’t working the way you want it to, then maybe there’s something our team can do to change that!

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What’s That Smell Coming From Your AC?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

If you’re confused by that title, then two things could be happening. The first thing is that your air conditioner doesn’t smell like anything, in which you’re probably at a blog post that’s not going to be much help. Or perhaps you’re one of the many homeowners with a bad smell permeating through your house, who don’t realize that this smell is coming from your air conditioner.

Yes, air conditioners can produce a foul odor for some very specific reasons. Before you ignore what we’re going to say and get to work on your system trying to find where that smell is coming from, remember that you could cause serious damage or void your unit’s warranty if you’re not careful. Leave this kind of work to the experts when it comes to HVAC in Covington, LA. We can get to the bottom of why your air conditioner smells this way and provide clear solutions to the problem!

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