Gowland's Heating & A/C Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Is It Too Late to Schedule AC Maintenance?

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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When was the last time you scheduled a maintenance visit for your air conditioning system? Like any other appliance with moving parts, you should know that your air conditioner also requires maintenance to ensure smooth operations and long life. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not bother with their air conditioners until it starts giving them serious trouble and requires them to call professionals for AC repair.

If you are wondering whether it is too late to call a professional for air conditioning maintenance in Slidell, LA, you should know that it is never too late. It is only too late to schedule maintenance when it breaks down beyond repair, and you need to entirely replace the unit.

Ideally, you should schedule maintenance during spring to get the task out of the way at a convenient time in the year. However, it is better late than never. If you have not scheduled AC maintenance this year, you should schedule it now.

We will discuss the consequences of not maintaining your air conditioner to help you understand why it is good to stay current with maintenance.

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Know the Cooling Limits of Your AC

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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When it gets hot and humid in New Orleans, you’ll need your AC working hard to keep you cool. But this is a good time to ask how hard your air conditioner can work. You probably already know that your air conditioning system cannot make your house as cold as the inside of a refrigerator, and if you look at the thermostat you’ll see it has the lowest setting of 60°F, which is already pretty cold for most people. 

We’re going to discuss the actual limits of your AC, which can help you know how to get the best services with the fewest problems from your air conditioning in Slidell, LA.

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Setting Your Thermostat for Summer Savings

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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Air conditioning systems offer you a much-needed respite from the intense summer heat. The system can keep your home cool and comfortable for you to come back to after a long and tiring day at work in the heat.

Unfortunately, as the temperatures start going up, so do the bills as your HVAC system works harder to keep your home cool. Many people do not realize that it is easy to cut down on excessive energy bills if they learn how to manage their thermostat settings.

Keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer while ensuring that the bills do not get too high requires finding a delicate balance in your thermostat’s settings during the summer.

We’ve written this guide to help you get the best out of your air conditioning in Slidell, LA, while saving a substantial amount on your energy bills.

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Tips to Get the Most from Your AC in Summer

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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June is here and so is the hot summer weather. We can soon expect to have daily highs in the low 90s, and that means home air conditioning systems will be running regularly. The whirr of the compressor from your AC will become a part of your daily life. 

You might not realize it, but you may not be getting the most effective summer performance from your air conditioning in Marrero, LA. The AC could be costing you more than it should to run, or it’s not delivering the highest cooling capacity. But that’s why we’re here—we have advice and AC services that can help your air conditioner deliver the best for your household over this summer. Here are a few tips to maximize your home’s cooling so you can have an even better, cooler summer. 

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“Dirty Sock Syndrome” in Your AC—The Lowdown

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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You don’t need much more description of what “dirty sock syndrome” is like than the name. You know what that smell is like, and it’s not pleasant, to put it mildly. 

But what does “dirty sock syndrome” actually mean aside from the terrible odor? It’s a type of AC problem that is unfortunately common in a place like New Orleans where there are high humidity levels in the summer. If you are running your air conditioner system and notice that ugly odor of piles of unwashed socks (once again, ewww), then you may have an air conditioner that’s got a bad case of dirty sock syndrome.

So let’s put clothespins on our noses and move forward to find out what dirty sock syndrome is and what can be done about it.

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Why Are My Commercial AC Bills So High?

Monday, May 10th, 2021
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Your business can’t make it through the heat of summer unless it has a powerful and dependable air conditioning system. This applies to almost all types of facilities, from restaurants and retail stores to office buildings and manufacturing plants. Air conditioning comes at a cost, and you expect to see a rise in electrical bills when you need the AC in your establishment working regularly. But if those costs seem much higher than usual, there may be an issue with your commercial HVAC in Mandeville, LA.

Below we’ll look at some of the possible reasons you’re seeing a rise in the cost to keep cool in your business.

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What Is a “Hard Starting” Air Conditioner?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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How to Tell You Need Commercial AC Service

Monday, 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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