Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

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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Choosing the Right HVAC System for You

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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HVAC units come in all shapes and sizes. It’s up to us, your friendly neighborhood HVAC specialist to talk to you about the different types of systems.

Is your air conditioner in need of replacement? How about replacing it with a central air conditioner! Is your heater also on its way out? Why not invest in a dual-purpose heat pump? If you’re not sure what these terms mean or how to differentiate between the different systems then this post is for you. We’re the pros when it comes to HVAC systems in Madisonville, LA and we’d like to talk to you about the different systems, so we can narrow down which one is right for you.

Keep reading and remember to call us when you need help with your HVAC equipment!

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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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Is Your Thermostat Costing You Money?

Monday, October 28th, 2019
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We’re not like northerners down here, when November arrives and the temperatures sit right around freezing, we need powerful heating fast. A proper functioning furnace is a mainstay for many homes in the Livingston area.

That being said, sometimes your home can suffer from a plethora of heating problems that aren’t necessarily the fault of your electric furnace in Livingston, LA. In fact, problems can arise from a faulty thermostat if you’re not careful. From worn-out batteries, to miscalibrations, to malfunctions, to just simple broken thermostats, these systems can be a nightmare and end up costing you money on wasted energy.

So, if your heating system is struggling to prepare for the coming winter, and you’re sure that it’s not a problem with your furnace, you might be dealing with a thermostat problem!

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Check Your Heating System Before Summer

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

heating-maintenance-sessionSpring comes early in our neck of the woods, even if the calendar says otherwise. Chances are, you’ve been running your air conditioning for a little while now, and your heating system is likely finished until next fall. That means now is a great time to get it checked for repairs. Not every problem with your heating system results in a shutdown, and it’s always better to treat a big issue while it’s still pretty small. Before too much time passes, it’s probably a good idea to get it serviced.

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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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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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Get Your Gas Furnace Maintained Soon

Monday, January 8th, 2018

furnace-maintenance-sessionsMost heating systems in the area are gas furnaces, which are inexpensive and easy to keep running. They make a good fit for our warm weather and can provide reliable heat this time of year, when nighttime temperatures take a dip.  Unfortunately, because our weather is so hot most of the year, homeowners tend to focus on their air conditioning systems, leaving their gas furnaces to suffer from slow neglect. Repair issues have a way of cropping up without warning in such scenarios, leaving you scrambling to get the system fixed just when you need it the most.

We can provide timely repairs for your gas furnace when called upon to do so, but we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. That means that furnace maintenance sessions make a better way of dealing with your heater’s problems than waiting for a breakdown and rushing around. Ideally, you should schedule one once a year, and if it’s been more than 12 months since you last one, now is an excellent time to make an appointment. Here’s a quick look at how it works. 

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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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Labor Day Means It’s Time to Check Your Heater

Monday, September 4th, 2017

heating-maintenance-sessionLabor Day represents the unofficial end of summer, and while that doesn’t mean we’re ready to turn off our air conditioners just yet, it does mean that you’ll need your heating system before too much longer. We recommend heating maintenance sessions every fall to help that process out. Scheduling a session now helps your system get ready for another winter of use, as well as heading off potential trouble.

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