Professional Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Covington’

Things You’ll Understand Only After Owning a Whole-House Generator

Monday, October 15th, 2018

happy-familyFor those who are hesitant about installing a whole-house generator, they often think about all the time that might be spent not using it. It’s a funny paradox, because ideally, you don’t want to have to use it… Yet, not using it makes it feel like you’ve spent money unwisely.

But for those who have had the chance to use it, they’re completely relieved. And from their experiences, they’ve realized a few things:

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Will Your Home Comfort Last the Whole Summer?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

young-family-enjoying-air-conditioning-in-their-homeSummer is in full swing, but with the way things have been the last few years, we might still be sweating by the time Christmas arrives. Just last May, Louisiana experienced its second hottest day in over 70 years.

For a homeowner with central air conditioning, it begs the question: are you and your family prepared to ride out the heat? If your goal is to stay comfortable even during the worst temperatures this year, we have a few ideas that can help.

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Why Your Whole-House Generator Needs Regular Maintenance

Monday, May 28th, 2018

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If you live in an area that frequently experiences strong storms and possible power outages, it’s a good idea to have a whole-house generator for backup in case the lights go out for an extended period of time. What you do not want, though, is to go turn on that generator and find out that it’s not running right (or won’t start at all). That’s why, just like everything else in your house, your whole-house generator needs maintenance and upkeep on a regular basis.

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Air Conditioning Service Helps Lower the Risk of Repairs

Monday, April 16th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceSummers come early and stay late in our neck of the woods, and when the temperatures start to rise, your air conditioner is as vital to your home as the electricity or the plumbing. Breakdowns, when they come, tend to arrive at the least opportune time, and often leave you scrambling to get the problem fixed in the midst of a dreadful heat wave.

Our team moves swiftly and can respond to repair calls very quickly when they’re needed. But we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. An air conditioning service session now, before summer heat has really begun, can help lower the risk of repairs.

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Alternative Forms of HVAC Systems You Should Consider

Monday, February 19th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitWe live in a part of the country with long, hot summers and very short winters. Household comfort is a vital part of life here, especially as winter turns to spring and the temperatures begin rising again. Most homes in the area rely on traditional heating and air conditioning systems: usually centralized systems that heat or cool the air in a single location, then blow it through the home with a series of ducts.

The system worse quite well, but it’s not the only kind of HVAC system out there. Depending upon the needs of your home, another one might be able to do the job much more effectively. Now is an excellent time to consider replacing an old HVAC system, when the weather is mild and you can go without it in the time it takes to install one. You may want to consider an alternative model like the ones detailed below.

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Do You Need a New HVAC System?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

ac-repair-or-replaceWith the coming of winter comes mild temperatures in our neck of the woods, which means a reduced reliance on your heating and air conditioning system. Heaters are still used on chilly days, especially during the night when the weather is at its coldest, but it certainly doesn’t compare to the weather further north.

That reduced need provides an outstanding chance to give your system a thorough evaluation and determine if you need repairs or replacement. Doing so now means you have plenty of time to schedule a replacement session before the weather heats up again, as well as ensuring that you don’t experience a sudden, fatal breakdown in a few weeks or months when you really need your HVAC system to respond.

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Air Conditioning Service Helps You Stay Prepared

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

air-conditioning-ventWe’re in the off-season when it comes to air conditioning, and while the weather rarely gets cold here in Lousiana, it’s as mild in January as it will be all year. That makes now an excellent time to get your air conditioner checked and make any adjustments you need to before you must use it again. Warm weather seems to arrive earlier every year, but if you’ve made the proper preparations, you can make sure that your air conditioner is ready to handle anything.

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Winter is a Good Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Service

Monday, December 25th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceAir conditioners rarely have a real off-season here in Louisiana, and there’s always the chance that an unexpected heat wave will bring it into service again.  By and large, however, winter temperatures are mild, which means it’s a good time to give your air conditioner a close look. Considering how often we use ours in this part of the world, it pays to schedule servicing sessions at least once a year, and if it’s been more than 12 months since you last one, now is the perfect time to set one up. What is a servicing session and why should you schedule one? Read on for the answers.

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Dehumidifiers Benefit Air Conditioners and Your Home in General

Monday, August 7th, 2017

happy-family-dehumidifierHigh humidity levels are as much or a problem during our Louisiana summers as high temperatures. Muggy air can feel like a wall when you step out of your home, and cause a lot of problems if it takes place inside your home. A good air conditioner can address high humidity levels, but only crudely at best, and in the process can take on a lot more stress and strain than it should. Whole-house dehumidifiers, which area specifically build to handle muggy air, are usually a much better option than simply leaning on your AC.

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UV Air Purifiers Stop Germs and Mold

Monday, May 29th, 2017

UV-air-purifierLiving in Louisiana means dealing with high humidity as well as high temperatures, and that can lead to all kinds of unwelcome additions to you home. Germs, viruses, mold spores and bacteria seem to be everywhere during the humid summer months, and it can be a chore keeping them from gaining a foothold. Luckily, there’s an excellent means to keep those biological contaminants at bay: UV air purifiers to stop germs and mold.

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