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

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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Setting Your Thermostat for Summer Savings

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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Air conditioning systems offer you a much-needed respite from the intense summer heat. The system can keep your home cool and comfortable for you to come back to after a long and tiring day at work in the heat.

Unfortunately, as the temperatures start going up, so do the bills as your HVAC system works harder to keep your home cool. Many people do not realize that it is easy to cut down on excessive energy bills if they learn how to manage their thermostat settings.

Keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer while ensuring that the bills do not get too high requires finding a delicate balance in your thermostat’s settings during the summer.

We’ve written this guide to help you get the best out of your air conditioning in Slidell, LA, while saving a substantial amount on your energy bills.

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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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Reasons the Furnace Isn’t Lighting

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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When you need the gas furnace in your house to run during winter, the least you expect from it is to turn on. This means the electronic igniter (or pilot light in an older furnace) causes the gas burners to light and create the combustion of gas that will eventually warm up the air moving into your house.

But you may discover one day that the furnace isn’t coming on. The burner won’t light. No matter how you set the thermostat, you don’t hear the whoosh of the burners igniting or see the familiar blue light from inside the furnace. Obviously, this is a problem, and you may need to call our technicians for furnace repair in Slidell, LA. But let’s first look at the possible reasons your gas furnace isn’t lighting.

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Why Your Heater Isn’t Evenly Heating the Whole House

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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In an ideal world, a heating system would always send out an even amount of warmth to each room in a house. Just an adjustment on the thermostat, and all the rooms would enjoy a comfortable (and energy-efficient) level of comfort.

We don’t live in that ideal world, but a good heating system that had a proper professional installation should still be able to get close to this scenario. Yes, there will be some temperature fluctuations, such as rooms with east or west-facing windows getting extra heat or places with doors to the outside experiencing some drafts. But a central heater is supposed to make sure everyone has the comfort they need.

So if your home is currently dealing with cold spots, you may require heating repair in Slidell, LA. In some cases, you might even need to replace the heater.

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