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

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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