Professional Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hammond’

Does an Air Purifier Really Work?

Monday, June 20th, 2022

We get a lot of calls from homeowners who read some kind of “debunking” article about air purifiers in Hammond, LA. These kinds of articles, videos, and blog posts are pretty common lately because their primary intent is to open your mind about a certain piece of equipment or technology that you previously thought worked well. While we applaud anyone who looks at scientific articles and other research on their prospective devices, whole-house air purifiers are scientifically proven to work.

Portable air purifiers are tricky because they can sometimes be in over their head trying to purify all of the air in a large room or small home, but whole-home systems are specifically designed to treat the air in your entire house through the HVAC system.

So yes, an air purifier, especially a UV air purifier, definitely works. Keep reading to learn why!

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What Can Happen When You Ignore an AC Repair?

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Ignoring an AC repair is a matter of time. Sure, if you encounter a strange noise in the middle of the night, you might just feel better shutting your AC off and going back to sleep–especially if you’ve got a long workday ahead of you. You don’t have to treat your AC like it’s a stovetop erupting in flame. AC repairs are way more nuanced, and it requires a bit of expectation setting before you call for repairs.

However, if you’ve been waiting weeks to see if you should call for professional air conditioning repair in Hammond, LA, then that might be too long. There is such a thing as waiting “too long” for AC repairs, as we’ll explore in this blog post. Sometimes, waiting too long can even lead to an early AC replacement, which nobody really wants.

Let’s talk about how long is “too long” to wait for AC repairs.

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It’s Time to Go with a Heat Pump!

Monday, April 25th, 2022

When you hear the term “heat pumps,” the first thing that may come to mind is a system for warming your home during cold winter days.

If you’re a resident of Hammond and the greater Louisiana area, heat is probably the last thing you want for most of the year. You might therefore be tempted to dismiss heat pumps as something you’ll never need. 

What you might not know is that heat pumps aren’t just for heating. They’ll warm your home during the cold season and cool it during the hotter months. 

Heat pumps are an exceptional HVAC choice for homes that need an all-year-round comfort system, especially in regions like Louisiana that experience mild winters and prolonged summers.

In this review, we explain everything you need to know about heat pumps and why they might be perfect for your home.

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Our Heating System Glossary for New Homeowners

Monday, March 14th, 2022

First of all, if you’re not a new homeowner, you’re still welcome to read this blog! We’d like to welcome everyone to our informative blog where we talk about the industry-specific terms that we think everyone should be aware of.

For all you new homeowners out there, congratulations! It’s an amazing feat for anyone to purchase a home in this economy, and we want to help you save money down the line. You can always call our team to repair your HVAC system in Hammond, LA, but we’re going to start with a glossary of handy terms to keep in mind.

The more you know about your heating system, the more likely you’ll know exactly when to call a professional for repairs. Knowledge is power, and we think it’s time we handed you a bit more power now that you’re in charge of your own HVAC system.

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You Might Need Heater Replacement Soon

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Heaters are designed to provide the entire home with heat for many seasons. This is absolutely true, and we would say that anyone with a heater that can’t meet this demand needs to call us for support. Though, one thing we hear often is homeowners trying to get their old and outdated heaters to continue working long after they’ve passed their serviceable lifespan. This is a big problem that we’re looking to address today.

Forced air heating systems, like heat pumps or furnaces, are only supposed to reasonably last from 10-15 years before they’ll start running up your bill and causing you problems. When evaluating your home HVAC in Hammond, LA, we want you to pay attention to the following signs that you might need to replace your heating system.

Don’t worry! Our team will be with you every step of the way.

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It’s Time to Replace Your Oil Heater

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Are you getting tired of seeing that giant oil drum in your basement take up valuable space, while your heating system isn’t working as well as it should anyways? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Sure, you could call us for heating repair in Hammond, LA and we’d be right there to help you out, but depending on the type of system you have, repairs might be putting a band-aid on a problem that requires surgery.

The main point we’re trying to make is that homeowners in our area are more commonly starting to switch from oil-burning systems to systems that use natural gas. It’s not just a hot new fad or the result of some media campaign, there are some really great reasons to switch to this fuel type that is only going to get better in the coming years.

If you’re ready to take the next step and upgrade your system, or if you just need help with repairs, be sure to read on and give us a call.

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How Much Should AC Repair Cost?

Monday, July 5th, 2021

This is a really good question and it’s going to depend on a variety of factors. For starters, the size and shape of your air conditioner will change how much repairs cost, since larger, more complex systems will require more extensive repairs when something goes wrong. Or, in the case of a refrigerant leak, the longer the repair need has been allowed to go on unaddressed, the more expensive it will likely be to fix.

Today, our main focus is going to be highlighting some of these factors and making sure that you have ample time to address them. We promise you that if you can pay attention to your air conditioner and call us for prompt air conditioning repair in Hammond, LA, the price will be substantially lower than it would be if you were to neglect your unit.

Let’s take a look at how expensive your AC repair should be.

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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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The Do’s and Don’ts of AC Repair

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Air conditioners aren’t as simple as you might think. Homeowners, especially those DIYers, love to work on their own air conditioning systems because they think owning them makes them qualified to work on them. After all, with the advent of the internet, you’ve probably got access to some great online tutorials that can walk you through some quick repairs, right?

Nope! Even though it technically is your air conditioner, you might not have the equipment, the training, or the expertise to perform a repair. It doesn’t matter if these are small repairs or something major like a whole component replacement. Our team can provide quality air conditioning repair in Hammond, LA at an affordable price that keeps things like your warranty intact.

Steer clear of unrealistic promises and online tutorials that show you being able to do something that might not be safe.

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3 Things to Remember for Gas Furnace Owners

Monday, December 7th, 2020

This is an important topic to go over. Gas furnaces are the most common furnace type, not just in our area, but all over the country. If we tried to have homeowners switch from their beloved gas furnaces to a different system, they could lose out on a lot of savings and reliable heating. We encourage you to keep your gas furnace system running effectively, as long as you remember the following three points.

We’re about to go over some major things to remember when it comes to heating in Hammond, LA. If you’re not well-acquainted with these points, or you need help with the functionality, efficiency, and safety of your gas furnace, then don’t hesitate to call us for help. Gas furnace owners should be well aware of how to handle their systems, and with more knowledge comes more responsible action when things do go wrong.

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