Hot weather comes early in Louisiana, and that means your home needs a reliable air conditioner to stay cool. If your system is on its last legs and you don’t think it’s going to last for another one of our long summers, now is the time to replace the system. Doing so gives you the chance to schedule the replacement at your leisure, while the weather is still cool. It also gives you a chance to enjoy the benefits of the new system as soon as the temperatures start to rise.
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Labor 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.
Here in Springfield, LA, summer has arrived, and now is the time to determine whether your air conditioner can go the distance for another summer, or whether you need to call in a replacement session to get a new one installed. Now is the time to do it, because the summer has just gotten started. Replacing the system now means you can enjoy the increased efficiency and improved performance all summer long, as well as all but eliminating the chances of a breakdown this summer.
Most homes in the area use centralized heating and air conditioning systems: generating warm or cool air in a single spot and then distributing it through your home using a system of ducts. The ducts themselves thus become an important part of your HVAC system, and when they run into trouble, they need to be treated with the same seriousness that any other issue is. Duct breaches and leaks rank among the most common problems with duct systems. The good news is that a qualified HVAC repair technician can usually correct the problem, provided you can spot the signs and give them a call.
Warm weather comes early here in Springfield, LA, and if you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, now is the time to examine your options. You have a number of factors to consider, including the system’s efficiency and the presence of any new bells and whistles that new technology has brought. Before you can do any of that, however, one significant factor needs to be determined: the proper size of the air conditioner itself.
An HVAC emergency is identified in the most basic terms as a situation that absolutely cannot wait: something taking place after normal work hours in most cases and of a sort that can put off the entire household if it’s allowed to linger. Ideally, every heating and air conditioning problem would take place during the work day, when you’re at home to spot it, or else be of a sort where you can let it sit for a few days until you can schedule a session. Unfortunately, real life doesn’t work like that.
Furnaces in the Springfield, LA area usually follow the centralized forced-air model: heating the air via burners and a heat exchanger, then blowing it through the ducts to the various corners of your house. (The same ducts are used to carry cool air from your air conditioner in the summer.) The ducts are often hidden from sight, but they — and more specifically, the vents where the air emerges — can alert you to a potential problem with the system. For example, if the air flow from your vents drops down below the level you expect, it’s usually a sign of a more serious problem inside the system.
We don’t tend to worry a whole lot about heating costs here in Springfield, LA. Winters are short and mild here in the sultry South, and when compared with our sky-high air-conditioning bills, it can mean a much lower heating bill. But that also means you might still be paying more than you should for proper heating, and while an inefficient furnace or boiler won’t turn your home into a freezer, you shouldn’t have to pay more than you should for a properly comfortable home.
In towns like Springfield, LA, good heating and air conditioning service is vital to a happy household. It goes beyond simple comfort into questions of actual safety. Extremes in temperature — whether high or low — can constitute a danger to your family members, leading to heat stroke, vulnerability to flu bugs and the like. When your HVAC system goes down, you may need it repaired much more quickly than you expect. And if that breakdown occurs after hours or over the weekend, an emergency repair call may be in order.
People often assume that air conditioners consumer refrigerant they way a car consumes oil. That’s not the case. Refrigerant actually is supposed to stay at certain set levels dictated by the make and model of your air conditioner. It cycles through an endless loop within the system, first releasing heat outside of your home, then pulling heat from the air within the unit, which can then be blown into your home with a fan. Leaks aren’t supposed to happen, but unfortunately they do. The good news is there’s steps you can take to address the problem the right way.