Posts Tagged ‘Hammond’

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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Air Purification Technology: How It Works

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Air purifiers are important for many establishments and homes across the country. They’re used heavily in hospitals, restaurants, offices, and could be used in your very home! The trick is understanding how these systems work and the benefits that come with them.

Today we’re going to talk a bit about how both electric air cleaners and UV air purifiers work in removing harmful particles from your indoor air. These systems can be an important addition to your home’s HVAC system, and we’d like you to consider what you could get out of this kind of installation. An air purification system in Hammond, LA is complex, but it’s not so complex that you can’t learn a thing or two about air cleaning!

So, follow along and let us give you the details about air purification systems—how they work and why you might want one.

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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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Honorable Mention in HVACR Business Competition

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Vehicles are an important part of delivering quality service. When we drive from one end of town to the other, we’ve got to do it in style so that everyone can see who we are and what we’re about. That’s why it’s no surprise to us that we received an honorable mention in HVACR Business Magazine’s “Bright & Bold” vehicle design competition. The HVAC industry is a competitive one, which is why having the sleekest and most recognizable design on your trucks can take you a long way.

Our decision to upgrade our vehicle design and remain contemporary in the market wasn’t by accident. “We have 12 vehicles with the design, which cost about $3,500 each to do,” our owner, James Barras, said. “But people call in now just because they see the vans everywhere.”

As the judges said, our truck design is “simple, yet memorable” which is a great way to describe many of the services we offer. If you’ve been caught staring at one of our truck’s sleek designs, don’t just stop there! Give our team a call for whatever heating or air conditioning needs you might have.

When you need it done right, call Professional Heating & Air.

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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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3 Signs of AC Inefficiency

Monday, September 30th, 2019
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AC inefficiency sounds like a boring topic for a blog post, but we assure you it is not. Every time you see the word “inefficiency,” just think of “money,” since any amount of problems that hinder the capability of your air conditioner will eventually cost you money. If you’re unconcerned about wasting your hard-earned cash on a system that’s consuming more energy than it should, well… you’ve got us beat!

For everyone else, keep reading. We’ve got some clear signs that might signal when your air conditioner is running inefficiently. These lists can be important since they can clue in homeowners who aren’t well-versed in their AC unit as to when it’s really struggling. If these issues are ignored, you’ll be calling for AC repair in Hammond, LA which will cost even more money than you’d like to spend.

Air conditioners might not speak English, but luckily for you, we speak air conditioner. Let us translate their complaints for you!

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Why Get an Energy Audit Before Purchasing a Generator?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

If you’re in the market for a new generator, you might want to consider getting an energy audit before making the purchase. We know, there are a lot of misconceptions about energy audits that they’re only for businesses or major buildings and not for homes—but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are several different types of home generators that could work for you, but your electrical systems might be too much for the generator you’re about to buy. How can you tell if that might happen?

Bingo! An energy audit will give a complete survey of how much energy you consume, as well as what systems are using the most and what devices you might consider not worth powering in the event that there’s a power outage. Overall, you might see yourself saving quite a bit of money after the whole process is finished, rather than get the wrong type of generator fitter for your house to only get stuck constantly calling for generator repair in Hammond, LA.

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What’s the Best Fuel Type for a Whole-House Generator?

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Owning a whole-house generator is all about preparedness. As such, you’ll need to take your generator’s fuel type into consideration as part of your preparations. Each fuel type has its own benefits and drawbacks; some of them might be hindrance to your plans while others could be an advantage.

Plus, if your generator starts having issues, you’ll want to understand all of the risks associated with its fuel type. For example, diesel is actually one of the least flammable fuel sources, while a fuel like natural gas can be dangerous if the gas lines become compromised.

Of course, all these factors and more are things that you’ll want to discuss with an expert of generator repair and installation in Hammond, LA.

In the meantime, we’ll tell you about some of the most common fuel types used with generators:

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This Is What Might Be Happening When Your AC Isn’t Blowing Cool Air

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Air conditioner are designed to blow air. There’s nothing very difficult about understanding that.

But if an air conditioner suddenly stops blowing air—or if the airflow is severely reduced—then it can be much more difficult to interpret.

Unless you have an expert of air conditioning repair in Hammond, LAdrive down to investigate the system, the cause for your airflow issues are as good as any guess.

If that guess were up to us, however, we assume it could possibly be due to one of the following issues:

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