Professional Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Madisonville’

How to Prevent Breakdowns from an Older Air Conditioner

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Late summer is the period when older air conditioners tend to struggle more than they should, and here in Madisonville, LA, “late summer” translates into “any date before Thanksgiving” most years. The weather may be cooling, but that doesn’t mean you’re done with your air conditioner, and with months of daily use already under its belt (to say nothing of the devastating flooding our area suffer through earlier in the year), the chances of a breakdown climb much higher during this part of the year. 

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Plan for Air Conditioning Replacement Now

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Madisonville, LA and other nearby communities have suffered massive devastation in the wake of the recent floods and homeowners are likely eyeing some significant repairs and improvements to their homes to bounce back from the damage. Your air conditioning system shouldn’t be left out of the equation, and while repairs may be possible for a damaged system, you can’t be sure of that with a disaster as large as this one. Now is the time to plan for air conditioning replacement, and the sooner you can move the better. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Late Summer Ways to Help Your Air Conditioner

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Summers in Madisonville, LA always take a toll on your air conditioner, and with the dog days of August officially here, the need to keep it running every day is stronger than ever. But so too is the strain on the system already seeing daily use for months and with at least a few more weeks to go before temperatures finally drop off, your system is going to be put to the test. You can take some easy steps to ease that strain, with just a little effort and perhaps some help from a trained technician. 

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Common Signs of Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Air conditioning is as much a necessity as a luxury here in Madisonville, LA. Our summers are brutally hot and without a reliable AC system, your home is apt to become an oven very quickly.  The sooner you can spot an air conditioning problem, the more quickly you can summon a repair service and the less vulnerable your home will be to high temperatures and humidity. Only a trained technician can properly diagnose problems with your air conditioner, and you need proper licensing to conduct repairs (refrigerant and other materials in the system are actively dangerous without training). That said, most problems with your system evince one of just a  tiny handful of symptoms, and if you can spot them, you know enough to turn off your air conditioners and summon a repair service. We’ve listed the common signs of air conditioning problems below.

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What is Short Cycling?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

You may have heard the term “short cycling” used in conjunction with a problematic air conditioner before. It doesn’t sound like a big deal at first glance: an AC that shuts down shortly after turning on, only to turn back on again a few minutes later, then shut down, then turn back on again and so on. Considering the heat we have to deal with in Madisonville, LA every summer, it can be hard to spot something like that so long as the house is cool. In point of fact, however, it’s a serious problem demanding immediate attention.

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The Value of a Programmable Thermostat

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Here in Madisonville, LA, summers come early and stay late, which means your air conditioner will be put to the test every day for months on end. If you’ve kept yours properly maintained, it should perform without a hitch during that time, but you’re still going to have to reckon with comparatively high monthly bills that can eat you alive during the summer months. There are a number of ways you can cut into those costs, the simplest of which is the judicious use of a programmable thermostat. Here’s a few ways to make the most of your system through that.

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