How Strong an Air Filter Does My Home Need?

January 3rd, 2022
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If you’re asking this question, it’s because you want cleaner and healthier air inside your home, and you know you have powerful options available. Although your HVAC system comes with an air filter, it isn’t designed to clean the air but protect the interior of the HVAC cabinet components. An actual air filtration system that provides cleaner air requires experts to integrate the filters into the ductwork. 

Filters come in different strengths, depending on how strong the weave is. The stronger the weave, the smaller the particles the filter can trap. And therein lies the tricky part: a filter can be so strong that it not only traps particles, it ends up blocking airflow. If you put in too powerful a set of filters, your HVAC system won’t be much good to you. In fact, the thick filter will lead to damaging it. 

You won’t need to worry, however, when you have our experts to assist you. We know how to find the right indoor air quality solutions for homes. 

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Is a Tankless Water Heater a Good Idea for My Home?

December 20th, 2021
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We think tankless water heaters are a great idea in general. That doesn’t mean they’re right for every home, and we’re glad you’re asking yourself this question first rather than running out to have one installed. When replacing a powerful appliance that’s important for the daily well-being of your family, you don’t want to rush. 

The best way to know if getting a tankless water heater in Slidell, LA is the right choice is to work with our professionals. We’ll always give you the honest answers you need, followed by superb service.

Although we can’t give you a specific answer about whether a tankless water heater is ideal for your house in this post, we can give an outline of why many homes love their tankless water heaters. 

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Why Does My Heater Cost So Much to Run?

December 6th, 2021
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When the winter season starts, you’ll want to feel comfortable and cozy inside your house. What won’t make you feel comfortable is a shock when you look at your utility bills and see how much they’ve jumped. You’re expecting to pay more to make your house comfortable after the mild weather of fall, but why has your heater become so much more expensive to run?

We’re glad you’re asking yourself this question (and that the question brought you to this blog) because it means you know something isn’t right. Your heater is costing you too much to run and you want to find out why. You may need heater repair in Madisonville, LA, or some other service from our technicians to lower your comfort costs. Below, we’ll look at some common reasons for heaters to become money-drainers.

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Reasons You’re Getting Uneven Heating Around Your Home

November 22nd, 2021
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You have a central heating system in your house so you can have heat distributed throughout the living space. Getting warmth in each room is the purpose of one of these systems. So if you start using your heater this season and discover not all the rooms are as warm as they usually are, you’re correct in thinking something is wrong. Uneven heating can signal several problems, from minor to severe, with your HVAC system.

To help you enjoy the best heating in Madisonville, LA, we’ll look at the reasons you may have uneven heating as the weather starts to cool down. Our technicians can help figure out what the problem is and offer professional solutions that will restore your home’s ideal comfort.

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Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Change to Heating Mode

November 8th, 2021
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When the weather cools down, homeowners will turn off their air conditioning systems and begin to fire up their heaters. But you’re in a different situation: you have a heat pump for your house, which means you’ll continue to use it through the coming season, but you’ll switch it over to heating mode. This causes the heat pump to “run backwards,” so that instead of removing heat from the house and exhausting it outside, it will remove heat from outside and send it into the house. 

Well, this is how it’s supposed to go. You may run into a problem during the first day of cold weather when you try to change the heat pump into heating mode. If you’re only getting room temperature air from the vents, or you’re getting cold air, you may need to call us for heat pump repair in Gretna, LA.

We’ll dive into this problem below and see what might have happened to your heat pump.

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Fall Is a Great Time to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

October 25th, 2021
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During fall, we often talk about the best ways our customers can prepare their homes for winter. This means scheduling maintenance for the heating system and considering whether or not to replace an aging system. 

But fall is also a good time to make another important improvement to your house: make the indoor air cleaner and healthier. You can have our professionals make indoor air quality improvements to your HVAC system that will make a difference in the air you and your family breathe daily.

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Make October Less Spooky With Heating Maintenance

October 11th, 2021
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Ah, the spookiest time of year is here! We hope the only frights you encounter are the safe, fun kind found in movies, costumes, and decorations. There’s one October fright we don’t want you to deal with, and that’s having a heating system that isn’t ready for the approach of cold weather. 

We can help you make your heating in Gretna, LA much less spooky and scary. All it takes is for you to join our Residential Club Agreement (if you aren’t already a member) and schedule your regular fall heating maintenance appointment.

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Why Humidity Can Be a Problem for Your Home

September 27th, 2021
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High humidity is often just a way of life in New Orleans. During cooler months, humidity can feel welcome, but during most of the year it’s a nuisance. You may not realize it, but when the relative humidity rises above 60%, it creates a set of problems inside your home. It goes beyond making a hot day feel hotter. 

We’ll take a look below at how high humidity creates problems in your house. But don’t worry, it isn’t all bad news. We have solutions! Hang on until the exciting finale… 

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Does a Burnt-Out Compressor Mean My AC Must Be Replaced?

September 13th, 2021
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The “dead compressor” is one of the most feared problems with an air conditioner. The compressor is the most powerful part of an air conditioner, the component that uses the most electrical power to run. It’s also essential for an AC to provide cooling power. If a compressor fails because it burns out, the conventional wisdom is that the part is far too expensive to replace. Instead, professionals must replace the entire air conditioning system. 

But conventional wisdom isn’t always correct. If you’ve wondered if a burnt-out compressor is the end of the line for your AC, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll go into the four different options you have when your air conditioning system’s compressor dies to see which one is best for your situation.

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Understanding “Tonnage” and Your Commercial HVAC System

August 16th, 2021
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You need new cooling/heating for your commercial business. How many tons of heating and cooling does your facility require for proper climate control?

“Wait a minute … tons of cooling? That doesn’t sound right. How can heating and cooling be measured as tons?”

We know that this sounds odd when first hearing it. If you don’t work in commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, the idea of “tons” when it comes to heating and cooling has a bizarre ring to it. And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the weight of the HVAC equipment. But knowing the proper “tonnage” of your commercial HVAC in Covington, LA is essential for getting new equipment that does what you need from it without wasting energy.

Follow us below as we explain tonnage for people who don’t work in HVAC. 

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