The Dangers of High Humidity

Monday, July 27th, 2015

As we approach August, the heat and humidity can be overwhelming to even the seasoned Shreveport resident. While you always hear about temperature, it’s important to understand the number on your thermostat in relation to the relative humidity. The higher the humidity the more difficult it is for the body to cool off by means of perspiration. Everyone needs a whole-house air conditioner in these parts, but most would do well to consider taking control of their humidity levels with a dehumidifier. Let’s take a look at some of the issues associated with high humidity.

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How to Clean the Air Filter in Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 20th, 2015

One of the ways to keep your air conditioning bills down during the summer is to make sure that your AC always has a clean air filter. This filter isn’t designed to cleanse your home’s air; it protects the interior of the air conditioner from debris that enters through the return air ducts. As the air conditioner works during the summer months, the filter will collect dust and lint; eventually, it will become so clogged that it will choke off airflow and make the AC strain to work—and that means higher bills.

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Why Refrigerant Leaks Can Occur in Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Last week on our blog, we discussed the seriousness of refrigerant leaking from an air conditioning system. We’ll emphasize this once again: loss of refrigerant charge in an air conditioner is something that you must have professionals fix immediately! Your AC can’t run on a reduced charge because it is not designed to work that way.

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Why You Must Have Leaking Refrigerant in an AC Fixed Immediately

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The modern air conditioner is built to last for many years while experiencing only a minimum of malfunctions. But it is impossible to prevent all malfunctions, and one of the problems that can occur with a residential air conditioner is leaking refrigerant. Airborne chemicals in a house can contribute to spots of corrosion occurring along the refrigerant lines, leading to the high-pressure refrigerant gas escaping—often without any more outward sign aside from a slight hissing noise.

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