March 18th, 2019
As the winter winds down and the official start of spring arrives (i.e. this week), you’ll probably not give much thought to your furnace. The weather is going to warm up gradually on the climb toward the summer heat.
But the climb isn’t always steady! There are dips and valleys during the spring, and suddenly you can find yourself needing your furnace again to keep warm. Furnace repair isn’t something you can ignore during the early days of spring, for a number of reasons:
March 4th, 2019
The heat pump is a hard-working comfort appliance. It puts in more work than a standard air conditioner or a furnace because a heat pump runs in both winter and summer. When it’s cold, a heat pump draws heat from the outside to warm the house. When it’s hot, a heat pump draws heat from out of the house to cool it. It uses the same components no matter if it’s in heating or cooling mode, so these parts can wear down rapidly over the years—twice as fast as an AC or a furnace.
The best way to keep a heat pump from succumbing to all this strain is to schedule maintenance twice a year, in spring and fall. Nothing can prevent every potential problem with a heat pump, however. We’re going to look at some of the more common troubles a heat pump may run into that will require calling experts to repair it.
February 18th, 2019
A furnace generates heat, either using gas burners or electrical heating elements, to warm up the air, then uses a blower to send the heated air into the ductwork of a home. As with any heat-generating appliance, there’s some potential for a fire hazard, although this is rare for modern furnaces. However, if you ever notice an acrid burning odor coming from the vents when your home’s furnace is running, it can be alarming.
Is there reason to be concerned? On some occasions, yes. If you don’t know why it’s happening, please shut off the furnace and call an HVAC professional for furnace repair in Shreveport, LA. Trying to investigate furnace troubles or doing repairs yourself may lead to safety hazards.
Below, we list some of the reasons why you may notice burning odors from your furnace and what to do about it.
February 4th, 2019
Indoor air quality is a big concern during two specific seasons of the year: winter and summer. Those are the times when outdoor temperatures are at extremes and homes need to be sealed up to help keep them energy efficient. The less heat a home gains in summer and loses in winter, the less energy the HVAC system needs to consume.
Those two seasons also bring specific problems. In summer, we experience high humidity in the Shreveport area, and this is where whole-house dehumidifiers are excellent. In winter, the big problem is flu and cold season, and a shut-up house can make it far easier for illnesses to spread around.
How can you alleviate this problem? We recommend using a UV air purifier in Haughton, LA.
January 21st, 2019
We’ve talked about this topic before, but it was a few years ago—and it’s one of the most important subjects to know about when it comes to home heating. Gas furnaces are the most common type of home heating systems, and cracked heat exchangers in gas furnaces are a major problem and serious potential safety hazard. Understanding the cracked heat exchanger can be a real lifesaver!
January 7th, 2019
Now that we’ve settled into the winter, the heater in your home will work on a regular basis to provide comfort. Chances are high that the heating system you have installed is a gas furnace—the most popular type of home heating system in the country. A gas furnace is reliable and uses an inexpensive fuel to run.
However, to get the best and safest performance from your gas furnace, there are a few things to keep in mind.
December 24th, 2018
We’re proud to call ourselves “The Doctor of Home Comfort” for the area. Part of maintaining comfort for local homeowners now involves installing excellent whole-house generators from Honeywell. (We also install them for commercial buildings.) With a Honeywell Generator in Shreveport, LA for your house, you’re protected against a sudden power loss that would otherwise drop your house into the dark—and could mean serious trouble during extreme weather conditions because it would shut down your HVAC system as well. Honeywell Generators come in a wide range of sizes and capabilities, and they turn on automatically in case of a power loss—so you’re protected even if you aren’t home.
However, a generator is only useful for a house if it turns on when it needs to. If you can’t trust your generator—then it’s not much good! The whole point is to remove your worries about what happens if there’s an extended power blackout.
December 10th, 2018
One of the most important jobs we do for homes is heating repair in Stonewall, LA. We’re the Doctor of Home Comfort for a good reason! When people have ailing heaters, they need cures for them right away, and we’re here to provide the cure. We offer 24-hour emergency service to ensure you have the help you need for comfort when you need it.
But repairing a heater is different from maintaining it. When you notice a heating system that’s doing strange things (weird noises, turning on and off at unusual times, emitting acrid odors, or not delivering the warmth levels you expect), you might think it’s time to have the system tuned-up with a maintenance visit. This isn’t a maintenance issue, however; it’s a repair issue.
November 26th, 2018
Your air conditioner probably isn’t running right now, and you may not have to turn it back on except on occasional days for the foreseeable future. After all, it’s late autumn now and the official start of winter is less than a month away—this is what we in the HVAC business called the “heating season,” when furnaces and other heaters do the heaviest of their workload for the year.
But after saying all that, we still assert that air conditioning repair in Haughton, LA still matters, regardless of the season. We’ll explain further below.
November 12th, 2018
Making upgrades or full replacements to your air conditioning system are good projects to schedule during fall and even winter. After all, you don’t often need the AC working during these seasons, so you can take time to plan for the best outcome and won’t have to worry about being without a cooling system while the work is done.
You may be considering putting in a new AC, but are uncertain because you don’t know if your current one is old enough to be considered too old. Below, we’ll look at some of the facts about air conditioning system age to help you think about a replacement. For the Bossier City, LA, air conditioning service from professionals that will make the choice much easier, you only have to call us.