3 Fun Furnace Efficiency Tips

November 11th, 2019

That’s a tongue twister! After you’ve said that five times fast, listen up!

You’re probably gearing up for a chilly winter with your furnace, but you might not be ready for the heating bills that are about to come your way. Unfortunately, the price of comfort comes with purchasing the fuel that comes with the heat we love so much every winter. That being said, what if we told you there were some ways to lower the heating bill that you’re dreading?

Unless you’ve got a furnace that requires urgent heater repair in Shreveport, you could be in the perfect spot to start increasing the efficiency of your heating system. Whether it’s replacing the air filter or scheduling maintenance, we’ve got some tried and tested tips that can keep your furnace up to the task of heating your home reliably and affordably.

Keep reading if lower heating bills interest you!

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What Are the Benefits of Heater Maintenance?

October 28th, 2019

You’ve probably heard us talk about heater maintenance quite a lot in this blog, but you might not have been told what heater maintenance actually does. A technician doesn’t just come to shine a flashlight on your system and tell you that “It’s all good.” There is a thorough checklist involved, just like how a doctor gives you a thorough check-up every year!

So, heater maintenance is complicated but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth it. Hopefully, in this blog post, we can describe the process of heater maintenance and talk about the unique benefits that a preventative maintenance plan gives you. It can save you money, give you peace of mind, and keep your heater running as safely, efficiently, and for as long as absolutely possible.

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Winding Down Your Central AC: 3 Tips to Remember

October 14th, 2019

We hate to break the news, but it’s only going to get colder this year! We know, air conditioners are still going to be useful for the last few hot days this year in Shreveport, but that heat won’t last forever! So, if you’re getting tired of using your air conditioning in Shreveport, LA and you’d rather get your heater ready for the cold days that will inevitably be here, then this blog post is for you!

You’re probably thinking to yourself, What, you don’t just leave your AC system outside for the winter?”

The answer to that question is a resounding no! There are plenty of things that a responsible homeowner can do to make sure an air conditioner is safely stored until next summer. From a quick inspection to cleaning around the unit, we’ve got a whole checklist that can keep you from panicking when the summer approaches next year.

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No, These AC Noises Are Not Normal

September 30th, 2019

Grinding, buzzing, screeching, no these noises are not normal and you should stop thinking they are! There’s nothing more frustrating, from our point of view, than a homeowner who has gone years listening to their air conditioner grinding loudly while they believed it was ordinary. We’re writing this blog post with the hope that you’re one of the more vigilant of homeowners since we just hate seeing a perfectly good AC unit slowly breakdown due to neglect and ignorance.

Though, we definitely understand the other side of the equation. How is anyone supposed to know that a grinding air conditioner isn’t normal? There isn’t a class in high school that teaches you about AC noises, so where are you supposed to be introduced to that information? Well, before you call for air conditioning repair in Shreveport, perhaps reading a couple of our blogs can give you some background into your air conditioner.

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Good Questions to Ask About an AC Installation

September 16th, 2019

It can be easy to freeze up when a service professional finally comes to your home to install an air conditioner. We all know that feeling when all the questions you had previously thought up are gone and you just say that it “looks good.” Then the frustration kicks in when there’s a problem later on and you remember that it has to do exactly with the question you forgot to ask!

So, here’s a list of some really good questions to ask a technician when they come to provide installation services. No need to scratch your head and memorize them, you can write them down or just bring up this blog post when they get here. Any good technician providing air conditioning installation in Shreveport, LA would know the answers to these questions, and would probably be grateful for you asking them.

No need to thank us, just read on for a great set of questions.

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What a Technician Looks for During an AC Inspection

September 2nd, 2019

If you’re on the prowl for a new HVAC technician to inspect your AC, it might be beneficial to know exactly what the technician does! Specialists who work on air conditioners usually use a narrowed-down checklist that can help them identify if there are any problems with the function of your AC. While we might not be able to give you that exact checklist, we can tell you about a few items that are usually on those lists, which end up being some of the more common problems for AC systems.

AC inspections are paramount to the health and lifespan of your air conditioner. We’re not saying that you should perform your own AC inspections after reading this blog post, but maybe this information could help you be more aware of what technicians are looking for when they open up your machine. Regardless of whether or not you think there’s a problem with your AC, it’s never a bad idea to schedule HVAC maintenance in Shreveport, LA with one of our technicians.

So let’s get into it. What does a technician look for when they perform an AC inspection?

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Ways to Tell You Need Commercial Refrigeration Repairs

August 19th, 2019

Commercial refrigeration maintenance is vital because it’s not just you who faces the consequences of a broken-down refrigerator, but your business and your customers. We’re not just talking about luxury beverage or wine coolers, but also any restaurant equipment in Shreveport, LA that is necessary to keep food and supplies at a safe temperature. Unfortunately, this isn’t like a broken air conditioner or a faulty heating system- a poorly maintained refrigeration unit could rot all of your food and send thousands of dollars of poultry, seafood, produce, or dairy into the garbage if you’re not careful. Also, if any customer opens a beverage fridge and pulls out a warm drink- you can bet they’d put it back.

Let’s not beat around the bush. Not only can a faulty refrigeration unit cost you a ton of money in rotten food and lost business, but it could prove a serious health concern for customers and staff. Food and some beverages need to be kept at a specific temperature range to inhibit the growth of bacteria.

Not convinced yet? You will be!

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Benefits of Great Air Conditioning You May Not Have Known

August 5th, 2019

retro-womanCan you survive the summer without air conditioning? No, we’re not joking, there are serious health benefits for those who invest in an AC installation in Shreveport, LA. Everyone likes to consider summertime air conditioning a luxury, but when you have a business or family, comfort can be a priority. We always like to tell ourselves that being a little uncomfortable in the summertime really isn’t that bad if it saves us money … right?

On the contrary, being uncomfortable due to heat means an increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, and a plethora of other potential health-related issues. Do you talk about your food or your car the same way that you talk about air conditioning? Just like ingesting rotten food could lead to illness, or driving a broken-down car could lead an accident, having no air conditioning could be detrimental to your quality of life.

So, let’s get into the specifics.

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Does Air Conditioning Cause Headaches?

July 22nd, 2019

i-have-a-headache-this-bigAir conditioning systems don’t have a long history in homes. Not as long as electricity and indoor plumbing, for example. Central air conditioning installations only became common in the 1970s. Since ACs started spreading, homeowners have wondered if these cooling devices might cause indoor health complications.

For the most part, they don’t. Air conditioning systems pose no major health concerns to a household unless a major refrigerant leak sends chemical refrigerant into the living spaces—a rare occurrence. But the way ACs operate can have a negative effect on some individuals, such as headaches.

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Mold and Your AC—Not a Good Combo!

July 8th, 2019

moldWe don’t really have a nice, dry heat here in Lousiana. Our summer season isn’t just hot. It’s sticky and it’s muggy. That level of humidity can cause some problems on top of discomfort. Remember, your air conditioner has a dehumidifying effect in your home. As refrigerant evaporates to cool the air in your house, it draws moisture out of the air. That moisture collects on the coil before dripping off into the condensate drain.

You probably know that damp conditions can lead to the growth of biological pollutants like bacteria and mold. That latter one is a real concern when it comes to your air conditioning system. Avoid this highly undesirable combination with these tips from the Shreveport, LA, HVAC professionals on our team. Should mold start in your AC, remember, that system can potentially spread the spores throughout your entire home. That is definitely not a situation that you want to allow for.

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