What Is a “Hard Starting” Air Conditioner?

April 26th, 2021
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“Hard starting” is something that people in colder climates sometimes encounter with their cars during winter. The engine works harder and takes longer to turn over and start. But hard starting isn’t limited to cars or cold weather: your air conditioning system can begin to hard start. If it does, you’ll probably need to schedule AC repair in Mandeville, LA, or you may even need to purchase a new air conditioner.

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Consider Installing Zone Controls With Your New AC

April 12th, 2021
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Is an air conditioning installation in Slidell, LA on your “to-do” list for the spring? If so, we think you’ve made a good choice. Spring is the perfect time to have an inefficient and unreliable air conditioner removed and replaced with a new one. You’ll be able to enjoy the summer with few worries and as much cool comfort as you need. 

But we’d like to make a suggestion for how to make your new AC installation even better: zone controls. A zone control system can make an enormous difference for some homes when it comes to energy savings, convenience, and comfort. We’ll explain more below.

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How AC Maintenance Prevents Repairs

March 29th, 2021
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Last month we posted a reminder about getting on the schedule for air conditioning maintenance. Spring has only just officially started, so it’s the ideal time to have this essential air conditioning service in Slidell, LA done.

We’ve talked before about all the benefits of having maintenance done each year, and we’re going to focus on one specifically. But it’s a big one! An annual inspection and tune-up for an AC goes a long way toward preventing the majority of repairs the system may need over its service life.

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Gowland’s Heating & A/C is Hiring!

March 17th, 2021

To join our team, please call us at 985-326-8013 or fill out an application!

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How to Tell You Need Commercial AC Service

March 15th, 2021
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We know you have plenty to worry about on a day-to-day basis when it comes to operating your business. That’s why you would like your HVAC system to simply do its job in the background so you don’t have to pay any attention to it. Ideally, this is how commercial heating and cooling should work, and when we handle installation and maintenance services for commercial HVAC systems, it’s our aim to see that the comfort system operates as worry-free as possible.

But when your AC system begins to malfunction during the warmer weather, you can count on us to come to your assistance with repairs. First, you have to know there is a problem, and commercial systems can sometimes hide their malfunctions until they get too big. In this post, we’re going to go over the warning signs to watch for that you may need commercial AC repairs.

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Time for Annual AC Maintenance!

March 1st, 2021
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It’s spring already? Well, no it’s not … at least not at the time we’re writing this. It’s early March, and spring won’t officially start for another three weeks. Warm weather doesn’t necessarily start with spring either: March and April can throw sudden cold weather surprises at us.

But it is almost spring, and in New Orleans, that means it’s time to put scheduling annual air conditioning maintenance on your “to-do” list. The earlier in the spring you have this vital AC service done, the better prepared your home will be for the first warm weather experience. 

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My Furnace Is Making Weird Noises! What’s Wrong?

February 15th, 2021
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You hear a rattling sound coming from your furnace, and it worries you. Is there a major malfunction with it that’s about to cause the heater to fail entirely? Or maybe create unsafe conditions?

Then you try the handle to the panel of the cabinet and discover it’s not latched properly. Click, it’s back in place… and the rattling sound stops. Great, that was all that was wrong!

Yes, it can be that simple. It isn’t always, however. This example was a basic “fix,” if you hear any odd sounds from your home’s furnace, whether it’s a gas or electric model, it might be a problem requiring furnace repair in Kenner, LA from our professionals. If you don’t see an obvious reason for the odd noise, please don’t attempt to investigate it further to do a DIY fix. Call our experts to take on the detective work and do whatever repairs are necessary. 

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Is Your Heater About to Fail? 4 Ways You Can Tell

February 1st, 2021
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You don’t want a failed heating system to catch you by surprise during one of the colder days of the season. You’ll have to call for repairs for the system, or in some cases a full heating replacement. Although you can always count on our heating technicians to get to you fast—we’re available at your convenience, not ours!—we can’t be there instantly. If you want to avoid an emergency call for your heating in Kenner, LA, you have two tactics. First, always schedule heating maintenance in fall. We’ve covered this recently. Second, know what signs to watch for that your heating system is tottering. We’ll cover that here.

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Reasons the Furnace Isn’t Lighting

January 18th, 2021
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When you need the gas furnace in your house to run during winter, the least you expect from it is to turn on. This means the electronic igniter (or pilot light in an older furnace) causes the gas burners to light and create the combustion of gas that will eventually warm up the air moving into your house.

But you may discover one day that the furnace isn’t coming on. The burner won’t light. No matter how you set the thermostat, you don’t hear the whoosh of the burners igniting or see the familiar blue light from inside the furnace. Obviously, this is a problem, and you may need to call our technicians for furnace repair in Slidell, LA. But let’s first look at the possible reasons your gas furnace isn’t lighting.

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Why Your Heater Isn’t Evenly Heating the Whole House

January 4th, 2021
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In an ideal world, a heating system would always send out an even amount of warmth to each room in a house. Just an adjustment on the thermostat, and all the rooms would enjoy a comfortable (and energy-efficient) level of comfort.

We don’t live in that ideal world, but a good heating system that had a proper professional installation should still be able to get close to this scenario. Yes, there will be some temperature fluctuations, such as rooms with east or west-facing windows getting extra heat or places with doors to the outside experiencing some drafts. But a central heater is supposed to make sure everyone has the comfort they need.

So if your home is currently dealing with cold spots, you may require heating repair in Slidell, LA. In some cases, you might even need to replace the heater.

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