Gowland's Heating & A/C Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Covington’

Sounds You Want to Hear From Your AC

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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One of the basic warning signs of an air conditioning system in trouble is when it makes any strange noise or noise that’s louder than normal. We’ve written about some of these warning sounds before, but in today’s post we plan to take a different look at air conditioning noises. After all, the best way to tell when a sound from an AC is unusual is to know what sounds are usual

Let’s take a tour through what your air conditioning system will sound like when it’s doing its job. This is what the soundtrack to summer days in your home ought to be—and if it’s not, we can help!

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Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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Recently we posted our seasonal reminder about air conditioning maintenance. This is an essential service if you want to get the most efficient, effective, and reliable performance from your home’s AC over the summer. Maintenance is a great investment that pays you back in many ways, and it’s probably the most important service you can have scheduled for it.

But what if you have a heat pump? Are its maintenance requirements different from an air conditioner? Yes, they are—and we’re glad you asked. You need to schedule maintenance for your heat pump this spring to help it help you through the summer. But you also need to schedule another maintenance appointment for it in the fall.

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Enjoy the Coming Summer by Having Your AC Professionally Tuned-Up

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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Do you want to head into the coming summer—guaranteed to be another hot and humid one—with an air conditioner that’s worn down, dirty, energy-wasting, and possibly in danger of failing when the temperature is at its highest? Of course you don’t. But that’s what you’ll have if you don’t arrange for a spring tune-up and inspection with HVAC professionals. 

This annual AC maintenance is one of the most important services you can schedule for your cooling equipment. It pays off in numerous ways. We should know: we’ve handled many AC tune-ups over the more than 20 years we’ve been in business. We’ve seen how much they benefit homes, and we don’t want your home to miss out on these benefits. We’ll go over several of the reasons you want an AC tune-up each spring.

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Understanding “Tonnage” and Your Commercial HVAC System

Monday, August 16th, 2021
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You need new cooling/heating for your commercial business. How many tons of heating and cooling does your facility require for proper climate control?

“Wait a minute … tons of cooling? That doesn’t sound right. How can heating and cooling be measured as tons?”

We know that this sounds odd when first hearing it. If you don’t work in commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, the idea of “tons” when it comes to heating and cooling has a bizarre ring to it. And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the weight of the HVAC equipment. But knowing the proper “tonnage” of your commercial HVAC in Covington, LA is essential for getting new equipment that does what you need from it without wasting energy.

Follow us below as we explain tonnage for people who don’t work in HVAC. 

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Why Is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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When your home’s central air conditioner is running, you’ll expect to hear several sounds from it: the whir of the motors powering the fans and the compressor, a slight rattle from the vents as the system starts up, and the occasional dripping of water. 

So you know that water is involved at some point in the cooling process. It therefore might not come as a surprise when you see water leaking from the AC’s cabinet. But what is causing this? Is it something that requires calling us for AC repair in Covington, LA?

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Watch Out for These 4 Early Season Heating Malfunctions

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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It may end up being a fairly warm December in New Orleans, but we can’t depend on having warm weather throughout the winter. Our heaters need to be ready to go when the cold spells sweep through. The best way to ensure that your residential heating system is in great shape for the season is to have maintenance done for it. Nothing is better for avoiding heating repair in Covington, LA than preventive service to inspect and tune-up the heater.

We’d love to tell you that maintenance will prevent all repairs. Of course, that’s not true. No matter how well you care for your furnace or other heating system, it may malfunction on you—and those malfunctions could appear early on. Below we’re going to examine four heating problems that might crop up at the beginning of winter. If basic troubleshooting doesn’t solve the issue, don’t attempt any repairs on your own. Call us and we’ll be there to fix the problem.

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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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