Do Tankless Water Heaters Have Any Drawbacks?

December 5th, 2022
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Tankless water heaters are becoming more common with each year, and many new homes are built with tankless water heaters already installed. We often recommend our customers look into the possibility of tankless water heaters when they’re shopping around for a water heater replacement. They offer several tremendous benefits that can make significant changes for a home.

But tankless water heaters aren’t the ideal fit for all homes because, yes, they do have some drawbacks to go along with the many benefits. For some homes, the benefits will outweigh the drawbacks, but we advise you to always work with professionals like us when you’re planning for a new water heater installation.

We’ll look at several potential tankless water heater drawbacks and see how important they may be for you.

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Home Energy Audit Before Winter

November 21st, 2022
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Your home is more than just the place where you and your family find shelter, eat, sleep, relax, and entertain. Your home is also a complete energy system, and like any such system, it can waste energy. A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, is a way to take stock of just how efficiently your home consumes energy and points toward ways to improve it. 

During winter, your home will consume more energy than at any other time of the year. This is why we recommend having an energy audit scheduled before the cold weather arrives if you’ve never had it done before. Thanks to an audit, you can not only lower your energy costs but also enjoy better home comfort.

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Now Is a Great Time to Schedule Your Heating Maintenance

November 7th, 2022
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November is off to a pleasant start with warm weather. We know this won’t last forever, and so right now when you don’t need to run your home’s heating system is a great time to call us and schedule your annual heating maintenance in Covington, LA. It’s close enough to winter for maintenance to have the maximum effect, and you won’t have to worry about missing out on warmth while our technicians inspect and tune-up your heater.

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Staying Safe With Your Gas Furnace This Coming Winter

October 24th, 2022

One of the important steps to prepare your home for the winter is to ensure that your natural gas furnace is working safely. We don’t want to alarm you into thinking your gas furnace is some sort of ticking bomb that’s a major menace to the health of your family. Gas furnaces are built to strict safety requirements and rarely pose any danger to homeowners. 

However, there is the chance that a gas furnace will create combustion dangers (flames escaping from the cabinet) or leak carbon monoxide. The threat from CO is one we recommend all homeowners to take seriously if they use natural gas in their homes in any way. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. According to the CDC, at least 430 people in the US die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning each year. Even smaller exposure will lead to health problems.

What can you do to boost your winter safety with your gas furnace? Check out our safety tips below.

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Should You Choose a Heat Pump When You Replace Your AC?

October 10th, 2022
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You may have decided that your old air conditioning system has just gone through its last summer of cooling your home. Time to replace it. But replace it with what? 

You might automatically think, “With another air conditioning system, of course.” But this isn’t your only option. You might find that putting in a heat pump is a much better choice than going with a standard air conditioning system.

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Early Fall Tip: Repair Your AC If It Needs It

September 26th, 2022
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Now that it’s officially fall, the temperatures are… still extremely hot. It’s around 91°F as we’re writing this post, and it’ll probably be in the 80s by next week. This makes it important to pay special attention to your air conditioning system. After a hard summer of dedicated work, your air conditioner is at a higher risk of failing because of all the stress on it. 

But we also know that the closer we get to the end of the year, the more likely people will ignore issues with their AC. The common line of thinking is: “Well, I soon won’t need the AC for a couple of months, so if it’s acting funny I don’t need to move fast to get it fixed. It can wait until next year.”

As with most jobs in life, procrastination is the wrong choice! Our big tip for beating the early fall heat is to always schedule AC repair in New Orleans, LA promptly. No matter how small the problem may seem, it’s to your advantage to have our professionals out to examine and fix your AC.

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The Problems of Both High and Low Humidity

September 12th, 2022
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We offer service to install, repair, and maintain whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers, so we’ve seen first-hand the difference these devices can make for homeowners. Here in New Orleans, people are often more focused on dehumidifying their homes during the summer months, but low humidity can present serious issues as well during the winter.

This isn’t a question of humidifier vs dehumidifier in Covington, LA—many homeowners have both installed to give them complete control over their indoor humidity. With the power of a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier, you can find the right balanced humidity any day of the year.

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Signs of Problems With Your Commercial AC System

August 15th, 2022
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This is an intensely hot summer here in New Orleans, and if you run a business you know how critical your air conditioning system is at this time of year. Whether you run a restaurant, a store, an office, a manufacturing plant, etc., maintaining the proper indoor temperature against the intense outdoor heat is a priority.

We offer service for commercial HVAC in Slidell, LA to help keep businesses running even as the heat ramps up. Of course, you have to know that your commercial AC system is experiencing problems in the first place, and sometimes that can be tricky. You don’t want to wait for the air conditioning to completely fail before you know it’s time to call us! Below we’ve listed several of the warning signs that your cooling system is experiencing troubles that require the assistance of our team.

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What You Need to Know About Air Filtration Systems

August 1st, 2022
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Along with our services for air conditioning and heating, we also provide home performance and indoor air quality services, such as air filtration and air purification systems in Slidell, LA. You may have wondered if you could benefit from having an air filtration system in your house. It’s something many homeowners are thinking about now. 

We’ll go into detail about what you can expect from air filters to help you with making choices about your home’s indoor air quality. You can always rely on our team to guide you toward the best options.

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Why Won’t My AC Evenly Cool My Home?

July 18th, 2022
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The point of having a central air conditioning system in a home is to provide a spread of cool air throughout most of the rooms. Although you can expect a few rooms to get a bit warmer than others because of sunlight exposure or room placement, your home’s central AC should be able to handle providing comfort everywhere with an even distribution of cool air.

If you start to find that some rooms are hotter than normal when the AC is running, there may be a repair issue with the air conditioner. Or it may be ready for a replacement. We’ll look over some of the possible causes for your air conditioning system to unevenly cool the house.

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