Gowland's Heating & A/C Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning System Repair’

Why You Should Trust Professionals With Your AC Services

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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We understand many homeowners are looking for ways to make their money go farther. We encourage that! But a big part of improving home finances is understanding where to invest the money in professional services. You can take over doing all the garden work yourself—but when it comes to handling air conditioning services, from repairs to a replacement, you only want to trust to a full professional Slidell, LA air conditioning company. Don’t try to do the work on your own, and don’t let an amateur talk you into using their unlicensed service!

Why is it so important that you turn to professionals only for AC services? Here are a few of the best reasons.

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When Is My AC Problem an Emergency?

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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We take great pride at Gowland’s with the speed of our service. It’s why we say that we are available at your convenience rather than ours. We are ready with 24-hour emergency service for air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA, and throughout the New Orleans area because we know how much our customers depend on their cooling equipment during hot and humid Louisiana summers.

But we also understand that people may feel hesitant about calling for emergency repairs. “What counts as an emergency?” they ask. “When do I need to have repairs right now?”

The simplest way we can answer this is, “If you think it’s an emergency, treat it like one.” You won’t regret calling for service even if the situation wasn’t as urgent as you first believed. When you think you need help right away, go with that instinct. And please, don’t try to repair the AC yourself or look to an amateur who makes big promises to do it. You won’t like the results.

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Basic Repair Warning Sounds From Your AC

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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You never want an air conditioning malfunction to sneak up on you, since it can mean losing cooling for your house during one of the hottest days of summer. You can’t predict all air conditioning problems ahead of time, but the majority will give off some warning signs. If you know what to look for—or in this case, listen for—you can call our repairs experts in time to head off a bigger disaster.

Odds sounds are among the commonest ways that an air conditioner signals something is wrong with it. Please don’t overlook these strange noises just because the cooling capacity of the AC still seems fine. These sounds almost always indicate a problem that will worsen without attention from technicians.

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Leaking Refrigerant: A Major Air Conditioning Problem

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Refrigerant is the life-blood of an air conditioning system. In fact, the role refrigerant plays in an AC is similar to the role of blood in the human body: it circulates from a pump and allows the AC to transfer heat from one place to another. Cold refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs heat to lower the indoor air temperature, and hot refrigerant in the condenser coil releases heat to the outside. This process is called heat exchange, and the chemical refrigerant is designed to make this as efficient as possible.

As you may imagine, refrigerant leaking from an air conditioner is a problem, and not just because it will make it harder for the AC to remove heat from the house to the outside. A loss of refrigerant will eventually cause catastrophic damage to the air conditioner and lead to a burnt-out compressor.

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Don’t Hesitate to Call for AC Emergency Repairs!

Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Summer weather often starts early in New Orleans, and the hot and humid weather taxes household air conditioning systems. Even with the best care for your central AC, with regular spring maintenance, you may end up facing a malfunctioning system at some point this summer.

Fortunately, you have Gowland’s on your side! We provide air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA and throughout the New Orleans area. We’re available at your convenience, not ours!

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Should You Repair Your AC or Replace It This Spring?

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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When an air conditioning system starts to get up there in age, a homeowner is faced with the question of when it will need to be replaced. The first instinct is to continue to have it repaired whenever anything goes wrong. But eventually, the cost of repairs will no longer be worth it and exceed the value of having a new air conditioner installed.

You may find yourself coming to the point where you’re balancing having another repair for your old AC or scheduling an air conditioning replacement in Slidell, LA. The right choice depends on a variety of factors—there’s no single answer to this question. The best way to find the right answer is to arrange for service with our NATE-certified technicians. They won’t push you toward the more expensive option if that isn’t the best one. We value our relationships with customers over revenue.

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Why Spring AC Maintenance Is So Important

Monday, March 16th, 2020
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When the warmth starts rising in Louisiana in March, we all know the big heat and humidity will arrive soon. There may still be cold surprises, but right now is the time to prepare for the mid-year weather change. One of the big steps homeowners need to take is to have HVAC professionals inspect and tune-up their air conditioning systems as part of maintenance

You’ve never heard of this? Or you haven’t remembered to do it? We’re glad we caught you, because this is as important a job as you can have done for your AC. We cannot overestimate how important air conditioning maintenance in Slidell, LA is for your comfort and budget.

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