Posts Tagged ‘Hammond’

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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AC Services to Start Spring Right

Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Ever year that our air conditioner runs, it loses a bit of its original operational efficiency. While we’d love to tell you that there’s an AC out there that always runs at 100%, it’s just not possible.

Instead, your next best option is to care for it regularly so that it can last for several years. What that means, exactly, can depend on where your system is during its lifespan, as well as your current situation in the home.

Spring is the perfect time to evaluate your HVAC system for any such services, so let us explain with some examples:

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3 Things You Can Expect From a New Heater

Monday, March 4th, 2019

clipboard-checklistA modern-day heating system is going to last you between 15 and 20 years. That’s an awfully long time in comparison to gadgets like our phones and computers, which we trade in after only a few years. Your heating system is practically a family member at that point!

Luckily, your heating system is not a family member, because it’s very easy to lose all that sentimentality when you realize just how much your aging heater may be costing you. So instead of begrudgingly counting down the days that you have to buy a new heater, we can give you some reasons why you should get excited about it.

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3 Furnace and Heat Pump Emergencies

Monday, February 18th, 2019

technician-inspecting-furnaceWhen it comes to using emergency services, people are naturally a bit hesitant. After all, they don’t want to sound the alarm for what turns out to be a simple problem or a misunderstanding. So unless you’re a heating expert in Hammond, LA, it can be difficult to know what to look for when it comes to a true HVAC emergency.

That’s why we’ve compiled three emergencies you may face with your heater, regardless of whether you’re using a furnace or a heat pump.

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Here’s Why a Heat Pump Might Be Right for You

Monday, January 21st, 2019

heatpumpFor most of the country, gas furnaces are the number one heater of choice. They’re inexpensive to install, they heat the home quickly, and they’re reliable. We would know, because we happily install them!

However, we’ve found that the reason some homeowners use gas furnaces isn’t really due to personal preference. Many people just choose to stick with what they know instead of venturing out toward other options.

In this post, we’ll talk about the heat pump as one of your other options.

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How to Tell It’s Time for Duct Sealing

Monday, January 7th, 2019

duct-sealingIn the world of HVAC, air is money. You might as well imagine that every time your heater or air conditioner comes on, your dollar bills and quarters are shooting through the air ducts.

And if you keep on imagining that, add in the idea that your ducts could have holes and leaks in it. Your money would go flying out of those holes!

The reality isn’t so different. It’s estimated that up to 30% of your air can be lost through the presence of leaks and disconnects in your ductwork. That’s nearly one-third of your entire heating bill!

The ducts are out of place and hard to see, so we understand that you won’t be able to see the ducts. Instead, we’ll give you some signs to look out for when determining if you need duct sealing.

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The Differences Between Gas, Electric, and Wood Fireplaces

Monday, September 17th, 2018

fireplaceWhen you hear the word “fireplace,” you may immediately think of a masonry firebox/hearth in which wood is burned. This is the classic setup, after all, and the wood-burning fireplace maintains its place as a popular option in homes throughout the area. However, burning wood in a traditional fireplace is not the only way in which to enjoy the benefits of a fireplace. And, for some, it is not the ideal way in which to do so.

The other options to explore include freestanding wood stoves, electric fireplace inserts, and gas log inserts. And you know what? We can service them all! If you’re looking for service on your specific fireplace, or if you’re just interested in the benefits of other fuel sources, you’re in luck. Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at these options, and we’ll discuss the benefits that each has to offer. So give us a call when you decide that you’re ready for outstanding fireplace service in Hammond, LA.

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

ac-repair-or-replaceSummer arrives, and every homeowner has the same fear: What if the AC breaks down? Some problems you can ride out until help arrives, but everybody’s miserable when a home unexpectedly turns into a relentless sweat lodge. One sign of trouble is an AC leaking water. But what exactly does this mean? Is it time for a new system or is there an easier – that is, less expensive – fix available? We’ll go over the most common causes of this problem as well as your best options.  

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Watch Out for Cracked Heat Exchangers in Your Gas Furnace

Monday, March 5th, 2018

heating-maintenance-sessionMost homes in the area rely on forced-air furnaces for heat. They’re inexpensive and effective, which makes them an excellent fit for our short winters and comparatively mild heating needs. But they run into problems just like any other appliance, especially now, at the end of winter, when they’ve been running on a regular basis and are likely subjected to the pressures of wear and tear. Older furnaces, in particular, need to be watched carefully because fundamental components may begin to break down.

In particular, a cracked heat exchanger is a serious problem that may require a replacement furnace before you can safely heat your home again. It may also help explain why your system suddenly shuts off and can’t be turned on again. Here’s a quick breakdown of what it means when this problem appears.

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