Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

7 Tips When Choosing a Heating Contractor

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Heating contractors are all over the place these days. With the advent of the internet in the last 20 years and the disappearance of the phonebook, it’s become easier than ever to find a contractor in your area. While this might sound like a good thing, it’s both good and bad.

The good news is that you found our blog! You’ll also find our service pages through a series of links and you’ll be happy you did. The bad news is that other companies are getting attention as well, with nifty websites and cool designs and some of them might not have the best business practices.

We’re all about getting a job done right when it comes to HVAC in Covington, LA. Here are seven tips that can help you choose the right contractor when inundated with all of this information.

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What’s That Smell?

Monday, January 4th, 2021

We’ve got news for all you homeowners out there—sometimes heaters can smell. While there might be acceptable times for a smell to occur, like when you run your heater for the first time of the year and it burns off the dust that’s collected on it, most of the time it’s a bad thing. Using your nose can be a great way to discern when there’s something clearly wrong with your heating system.

No, this isn’t just for people with gas furnaces, this blog post is for anyone with a heating system! Heat pumps and gas furnaces alike can require heating repair in Mandeville, LA due to problems that cause bad smells. We’d just like to help get you on the right track so you know how to notice them and what to look out for. We’ll explain what these smells signify, how bad they can become when they’re neglected, and what you should do about them.

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7 Reasons to Call for Heater Repair

Monday, December 21st, 2020

We’re getting into the dead of winter, when heaters are most likely to fail and cause stressful problems at home. We’re not saying this to scare or alarm anyone, we’re only saying this to reinforce homeowners who are doing their best to keep their heaters working properly. If you need heating repair in Mandeville, LA, then be sure to call for professional help when needed.

Hold on, how are you supposed to even know that you need heater repair? Isn’t this a little complicated of a subject? Your heater might be making noises, but how do you know if they’re bad enough for a professional to check out?

Don’t worry, we’ll let you in on our experience in the field. Keep reading as we get into seven important reasons to call for heater repair this winter. If you recognize any of these, or feel the need to call us because of something else, we’re here!

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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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What Could Be Causing Low Airflow?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

So picture this—you’re arriving at home on a chillier than average day, fully expecting your heater to be working hard to keep your home nice and toasty. However, to your unhappy surprise, your home is as cold as the temperature is outside and there’s no air coming from any of your air vents!

This is what we call in the industry, low airflow, and this problem can be caused by a variety of factors when it comes to the condition of your heater. We know that down here in the south it might not be cold all the time, but when it is cold, you definitely want a heater that works!

So, for everyone dealing with a low airflow issues who would like to know a little bit more about what’s happening, we’ll try to give you some insight towards your heating problem as long as you remember to contact our team if you need heating repair in Livingston, LA!

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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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Ways to Lower Your Heating Costs

Monday, December 24th, 2018

dollar-signs-chimneyHaving a heater in the middle of winter sure is nice, but looking at huge heating bill isn’t! After installing your heater, it’s all about getting the most out of it with the lowest possible cost. But unfortunately, many people are running their heaters at less-than-amazing efficiency. But luckily they can change that by adopting some new habits or with the help of a few HVAC services.

Here’s what you can do to start lowering your monthly operational heating costs:

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Replace Your Furnace Early to Save Money

Monday, November 26th, 2018

house-money-seesaw-savingsA good furnace will diligently provide you with quick and reliable heating for more than a decade. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and that means your furnace will need to be replaced one day. But it doesn’t have to come as a surprise. If you recognize the signs early on, you can get it replaced sooner to save hundreds of dollars in expenses. Here are some of the signs:

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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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Repair or Replace Your Old Heater?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

repair-or-replaceThe weather has been growing steadily cooler for many weeks now, and as fall turns to winter, prudent homeowners are using their heating system more and more often. If you have an older heating system that may be on its last legs, now is the time to determine that. When a problem crops up with such a system, is it worthwhile to repair it? Or would that money be better spent on a replacement heater?

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