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

Upgrading Your AC: Is It Time?

Monday, June 20th, 2022
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We expect a hot and humid summer this year, and this makes it especially important for everyone to take good care of their residential air conditioning systems. This includes scheduling regular maintenance and acting on repair needs as soon as troubles arise. 

In some situations, the best way to prepare an air conditioner for a rough summer is to upgrade to a new air conditioner. This is a big step, and you may feel hesitant about replacing your AC as a way to prep for the heat. But a new air conditioning installation in Slidell, LA might be your best option—and if it is, we want you to know about it.

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Does My AC’s Air Filter Help With Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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First, we’re glad to hear that you know about the air filter for your air conditioning system. If your AC is in the same cabinet as your furnace (and this is the most common type of HVAC setup), then the same filter works for both units. It’s important to know about this filter, since you must change it routinely to help your HVAC system work at the optimal condition and avoid several serious problems, which can include the system overheating and the evaporator coil freezing over.

But if you think that the AC filter is there to help improve the air quality of your home, we’re glad you stopped by to read this. Although the filter has some effect on air quality, it’s usually harming the indoor air quality because the filter is too congested. The filter otherwise doesn’t noticeably improve air quality.

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Better Insulation: Great for Winter AND Summer

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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When people think of insulation, their minds often move to how insulation improves warmth. For example, a coat with good insulation is a coat that helps its wearer stay warm. Likewise, the insulation in a home, such as in the attic and between the walls, helps the house stay warm during cold weather.

However, insulation works two ways: it’s also a method to keep a house cooler during the heat. Insulation is an important part of how a house stays energy efficient throughout the year. If your house has poor insulation or its insulation is aging and turning ineffective, you’ll end up with a house that’s more uncomfortable in winter and summer, along with energy bills that are far steeper as your HVAC system works overtime trying to combat the extra heat and cold.

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Could the Thermostat Be the Problem With Your Heater?

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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When you start to experience discomfort in the winter in your house even though your heating system is running, it’s easy to imagine the heater itself is at fault. Heating system malfunctions can cause a heater to turn off early, produce lower levels of heat, go through rapid cycling, or other problems. 

But sometimes the problem lies outside of the heater and in another part of the HVAC system: the thermostat. You might not have thought of the thermostat as a part of the HVAC system, but it definitely is—it’s where you get to interact with your home’s heating, cooling, and ventilation, and in the cases of programmable and smart thermostats, it serves as a central brain controlling when to heat and cool the house. 

Below we’ll list some of the ways a thermostat could end up making heating trouble in your home. In most of these situations, you can call our team for the repair necessary to fix the thermostat. In some cases, we may need to replace the thermostat.

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How Strong an Air Filter Does My Home Need?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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If you’re asking this question, it’s because you want cleaner and healthier air inside your home, and you know you have powerful options available. Although your HVAC system comes with an air filter, it isn’t designed to clean the air but protect the interior of the HVAC cabinet components. An actual air filtration system that provides cleaner air requires experts to integrate the filters into the ductwork. 

Filters come in different strengths, depending on how strong the weave is. The stronger the weave, the smaller the particles the filter can trap. And therein lies the tricky part: a filter can be so strong that it not only traps particles, it ends up blocking airflow. If you put in too powerful a set of filters, your HVAC system won’t be much good to you. In fact, the thick filter will lead to damaging it. 

You won’t need to worry, however, when you have our experts to assist you. We know how to find the right indoor air quality solutions for homes. 

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Is a Tankless Water Heater a Good Idea for My Home?

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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We think tankless water heaters are a great idea in general. That doesn’t mean they’re right for every home, and we’re glad you’re asking yourself this question first rather than running out to have one installed. When replacing a powerful appliance that’s important for the daily well-being of your family, you don’t want to rush. 

The best way to know if getting a tankless water heater in Slidell, LA is the right choice is to work with our professionals. We’ll always give you the honest answers you need, followed by superb service.

Although we can’t give you a specific answer about whether a tankless water heater is ideal for your house in this post, we can give an outline of why many homes love their tankless water heaters. 

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Fall Is a Great Time to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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During fall, we often talk about the best ways our customers can prepare their homes for winter. This means scheduling maintenance for the heating system and considering whether or not to replace an aging system. 

But fall is also a good time to make another important improvement to your house: make the indoor air cleaner and healthier. You can have our professionals make indoor air quality improvements to your HVAC system that will make a difference in the air you and your family breathe daily.

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Why Humidity Can Be a Problem for Your Home

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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High humidity is often just a way of life in New Orleans. During cooler months, humidity can feel welcome, but during most of the year it’s a nuisance. You may not realize it, but when the relative humidity rises above 60%, it creates a set of problems inside your home. It goes beyond making a hot day feel hotter. 

We’ll take a look below at how high humidity creates problems in your house. But don’t worry, it isn’t all bad news. We have solutions! Hang on until the exciting finale… 

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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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