Professional Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Walker’

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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3 Misconceptions About Gas Furnaces

Monday, October 29th, 2018

gas-burnerInstalling a gas furnace in Walker, LA is one thing, but the real game is all about how to reduce your energy expenses while staying cozy. This brings about many ideas thrown around about how to “hack” your system to perform better. Unfortunately, it also spreads around a lot of misconceptions about how heaters work.

More often than not, they’ll actually do more harm than good. We’ll talk about a few of them today so you can avoid bringing harm to your heater.

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Differences Between Heat Pumps and Central Air Systems

Monday, July 9th, 2018

ductless-air-conditionerIf you’ve done your research before installing air conditioning in Walker, LA, you may have become aware that there are two popular options to consider:

Heat pumps and central air systems.

Both systems can be configured to give you efficient heating and cooling, but depending on your existing setup, it’s best to go with one instead of the other. In this post, we’ll look at the differences between them to see which works best for you.

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3 Things to Look for with a Commercial HVAC Company

Monday, April 30th, 2018

commercial-air-conditioningCommercial HVAC services are as important as residential HVAC services here in Louisiana. Our summer days are long and hot, with a high amount of humidity thrown into the mix. It’s bad enough when we’re home, but most of us spend our days in a commercial space such as an office building or small business site. Commercial HVAC systems may have specific needs that should be met, such as the ability to run industrial refrigerators in restaurants. And if you own a business or manage an office space, you need to move quickly in the event your system runs into trouble.

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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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The Advantages of Commercial Rooftop ACs

Monday, July 24th, 2017

commercial-air-conditioningCommercial spaces need air conditioners just as much as residential spaces do. Indeed, they often have greater need for it since most of us spend our days in commercial spaces instead of our homes. In addition to cooling a larger space, commercial air conditioners have specific needs that they must meet – such as keeping computer systems and other important components from getting too hot – and they must perform without fail day in and day out. Otherwise, your entire business could come screeching to a halt.

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Have You Scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance Yet?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceSpring is here and summer will be on its way before too much longer. If you’re not using your air conditioner every day by now, you soon will be. Now is the time to schedule a maintenance session for your system, especially if it’s been 12 months or more since the last one. Doing so can pay dividends not only for the summer to come, but for a number of summers in the future.

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Control Humidity Levels in Your Home

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Family eating pizza and watching TV on sofa

Humidity levels can be just as trying as high temperatures in Louisiana, and while most local homes are focused on temperature control during our steamy summer months, muggy weather can be just as devastating as hot weather. People tend to lean on their air conditioners to take care of the problem, and while that works – crudely – it also adds a great deal of strain to your system. A better solution is the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier to control humidity levels. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it all works.

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Get Your AC Replaced Before Spring

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Walker, LA is quite warm for most of the year, and our winters are brief in the extreme. January is one of the few months where our air conditioners aren’t called upon to work on a regular basis. If yours is getting older, you might be concerned about its ability to get you through another long Louisiana summer. Now is the perfect time to consider your options and plan for a replacement if your system is ready to be put out to pasture. But how can you determine that? We have a few suggestions for you.

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What Happens When Furnace Burners Won’t Work?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Most homes in the Walker, LA area use gas forced-air furnaces to heat their homes in the winter. They’re simple and effective, and they make a great fit for our warm Southern climate. Furnaces depend on burners for their heat, and when the burners don’t work, there’s a big problem. The good news is that a trained repair services can usually take care of the problem quickly and effectively.

How Burners Work

Burners in gas furnaces rely on natural gas for fuel. They burn it below a heat exchanger – a shaped piece of metal that effectively transfers the heat to the air (which can then be blown into the ducts of your home with a fan). That’s more energy efficient than just letting the gas burn in the air. But that also means that any problems with the burners need to be addressed quickly. At best, a few burners knocked out of commission will lower the efficiency of the heater a great deal: increasing wear and tear on the rest of the unit and raising your monthly energy bills to boot. At worst, they can shut the entire system down completely.

What Causes Burners to Fail

Sometimes, burners will shut off automatically, to prevent a gas leak or present a similar type of hazard. In these cases, the problem usually lies elsewhere, such as a leak in the gas lines or a faulty ignition system. Burners can often become clogged with dirt and gunk as well, preventing them from running. And in some cases, wear and tear, can take their toll, or they may suffer damage from misadventure or something similar.

Regardless, you need a qualified repair service to diagnose the issue and find a solution. The friendly professionals at A Professional Heating and Air are on the job for you!

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