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

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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Time for Annual AC Maintenance!

Monday, 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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Does a Burnt-Out Compressor Mean I Need to Replace the Whole AC?

Monday, November 9th, 2020
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There are no air conditioning malfunctions more destructive and potentially expensive to repair than a burnt-out compressor. The compressor’s motor is housed in its casing, and when the motor overheats and the wires fuse, not only is the motor beyond saving, so is the compressor.

Every component in an air conditioning system is important to its performance, but the compressor is the true heart of the AC. It’s where energy is applied to the refrigerant to change it into a high-pressure gas so it can carry out the heat exchange cycle that cools down the interior of a house. A burnt-out compressor means an air conditioning system is now nothing more than a large central fan.

You may have heard that when a compressor burns out, it means the AC is finished. Further AC repair in Covington, LA won’t help, and the cost to replace the compressor is so high that it’s always better to have a new air conditioning system installed. But this isn’t the whole story. When you have a dead compressor in your AC, you have four choices for what to have HVAC technicians do, listed here in rising order of expense:

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Capacitors: An AC Part That Can Fail on You This Time of Year

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Spinning fan closeup.

The final heat of the year can often bring the need for a major central air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA. Any home AC has already seen plenty of extreme heat this year, and if it’s managed this far without needing repairs, that’s great. (In fact, we’d wager the reason is that the system received professional maintenance in spring—no better way to prepare an AC for the “battle” with summer weather than with a pro tune-up before the season.)

As your AC comes to the finish line for the year, there are several malfunctions that may crop up because of the long strain. Even the best maintenance in the world can’t stop all malfunctions from a stressful summer. One common trouble air conditioners can encounter at this period is failed capacitors. This is an easy malfunction for our technicians to fix, so as long as you watch out for it and know the signs it’s occurring, you should have an easy end to hot weather.

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What You Need to Know About AC Replacement

Monday, October 12th, 2020
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October is the season known for many things: candy, trick-or-treating, costume parties, and marathon viewings of Universal Horror Films. But you probably haven’t thought of it as the season of air conditioning replacement. But it’s definitely one of the best months for making a significant upgrade to your AC system if the time has come to retire it. The air conditioner has just completed another hard summer keeping your house cool, and if it seems like it was its last summer, than the cooler period of October is a perfect time to schedule service with us to install a new one.

Below are a few considerations about AC replacement we want you to know before getting started.

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No Matter the Season, Fast AC Repairs Are Vital!

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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It may be fall now, but when it comes to air conditioning repair, when you need it you need it. This isn’t a time when you can delay getting a faulty air conditioning system fixed just because there’s a chance—and only a chance—you may not need it for a few months.

In general, leaving any sort of equipment with a malfunction is a poor idea. But neglecting AC repairs can put you in a trouble spot, either in the immediate future or further down the road. We’ll explain more about why fast AC repairs in Slidell, LA are important no matter the season and no matter the upcoming weather forecast.

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Grade Your AC’s Summer Performance

Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Your air conditioning system doesn’t go to school and come back with report cards. But we recommend you give your AC a report card at the end of every summer because it’s a good way for you to analyze the system’s performance. Fall is an ideal time to make upgrades or even a full replacement to your AC, and the grade you give the air conditioner will help you think about your future home cooling.

Use the classic grading system of “A” through “F” and answer this question: “How would I rate the overall performance of my air conditioning this summer?”

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This Is the Time of Year to Be Watchful for AC Repair Problems

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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With temperatures in the upper 80s and sometimes the 90s and relative humidity above 80%, this is a time of year when we need to rely heavily on our home air conditioning systems for comfort. (By the way, if your air conditioning system doesn’t have a dehumidifier built into it, we recommend calling us for whole-house dehumidifier installation. It can make an enormous difference in comfort and how much you run the AC.)

Because we depend so much on air conditioning systems at the close of the summer, and because air conditioners have already put in so much hard work in the first half of the season, this is a period when ACs are at the highest risk of malfunctions and even full breakdowns.

This post is our way to help remind you to keep a close watch for indications you need AC repairs in Slidell, LA. We are ready to help the moment you’ve got an AC dealing with late-summer woes!

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