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

How a Heat Pump Water Heater Works and Its Benefits

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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We offer excellent water heater services in Slidell, LA for our customers. We can help you out with installation and repairs for your tank water heater, no problem.

But we can also offer you the option to upgrade to a different type of water heater: the heat pump water heater. Don’t worry, it’s not as radical a change as you might think (unlike a tankless water heater), but it can also make a significant difference for your home, especially if you have an all-electric one.

We’ll provide you with the important information you need to know about heat pump water heaters and the benefits they bring.

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Home Energy Audit Before Winter

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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Your home is more than just the place where you and your family find shelter, eat, sleep, relax, and entertain. Your home is also a complete energy system, and like any such system, it can waste energy. A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, is a way to take stock of just how efficiently your home consumes energy and points toward ways to improve it. 

During winter, your home will consume more energy than at any other time of the year. This is why we recommend having an energy audit scheduled before the cold weather arrives if you’ve never had it done before. Thanks to an audit, you can not only lower your energy costs but also enjoy better home comfort.

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Staying Safe With Your Gas Furnace This Coming Winter

Monday, October 24th, 2022

One of the important steps to prepare your home for the winter is to ensure that your natural gas furnace is working safely. We don’t want to alarm you into thinking your gas furnace is some sort of ticking bomb that’s a major menace to the health of your family. Gas furnaces are built to strict safety requirements and rarely pose any danger to homeowners. 

However, there is the chance that a gas furnace will create combustion dangers (flames escaping from the cabinet) or leak carbon monoxide. The threat from CO is one we recommend all homeowners to take seriously if they use natural gas in their homes in any way. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. According to the CDC, at least 430 people in the US die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning each year. Even smaller exposure will lead to health problems.

What can you do to boost your winter safety with your gas furnace? Check out our safety tips below.

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Signs of Problems With Your Commercial AC System

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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This is an intensely hot summer here in New Orleans, and if you run a business you know how critical your air conditioning system is at this time of year. Whether you run a restaurant, a store, an office, a manufacturing plant, etc., maintaining the proper indoor temperature against the intense outdoor heat is a priority.

We offer service for commercial HVAC in Slidell, LA to help keep businesses running even as the heat ramps up. Of course, you have to know that your commercial AC system is experiencing problems in the first place, and sometimes that can be tricky. You don’t want to wait for the air conditioning to completely fail before you know it’s time to call us! Below we’ve listed several of the warning signs that your cooling system is experiencing troubles that require the assistance of our team.

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What You Need to Know About Air Filtration Systems

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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Along with our services for air conditioning and heating, we also provide home performance and indoor air quality services, such as air filtration and air purification systems in Slidell, LA. You may have wondered if you could benefit from having an air filtration system in your house. It’s something many homeowners are thinking about now. 

We’ll go into detail about what you can expect from air filters to help you with making choices about your home’s indoor air quality. You can always rely on our team to guide you toward the best options.

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Why Won’t My AC Evenly Cool My Home?

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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The point of having a central air conditioning system in a home is to provide a spread of cool air throughout most of the rooms. Although you can expect a few rooms to get a bit warmer than others because of sunlight exposure or room placement, your home’s central AC should be able to handle providing comfort everywhere with an even distribution of cool air.

If you start to find that some rooms are hotter than normal when the AC is running, there may be a repair issue with the air conditioner. Or it may be ready for a replacement. We’ll look over some of the possible causes for your air conditioning system to unevenly cool the house.

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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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