Common Problems with an Aging Furnace

Monday, December 9th, 2019

i-have-a-headache-this-bigFurnaces don’t last forever. That being said, they last a pretty long time and often by the time our team is called, they’ve long passed the point of no return. While we wish there were easy clues to an aging furnace for homeowners in our area that don’t know much about them, it’s a little bit more complicated than that. Every aging furnace shows their age in a different way, and we’d like to provide a list of some common problems that signal your system is getting too old.

While heating repair in Shreveport, LA might be a great solution to this problem, it might not be the best solution. As furnaces get older, repairs get more expensive, parts get harder to find, and the system itself becomes more prone to repairs. While repairs could be cheap at the moment, a whole system replacement might be a more effective and efficient solution that will save you a lot more money in the long run.

Continue Reading

Is Your Thermostat Costing You Money?

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Thermostats are a necessary component of your heating and cooling system. While they might sit on your wall and feel like the remote to your television set, they provide a unique service that can be overlooked by many homeowners. Thermostats are in charge of being the human connection—the temperature regulator that sends the signal you program to the complicated machinery down in your basement. If you’re noticing that the thermostat numbers don’t match the heat or cooling that’s coming from your air ducts, there could be a major problem at hand.

While many homeowners would overlook a thermostat problem, we implore you to schedule HVAC maintenance in Shreveport if you’re experiencing a dissonance between the numbers displayed on your thermostat and what’s actually being produced by your heater. That and the fact that an older thermostat could be costing you money.

Don’t believe us? Keep reading!

Continue Reading

3 Fun Furnace Efficiency Tips

Monday, 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!

Continue Reading

What Are the Benefits of Heater Maintenance?

Monday, 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.

Continue Reading

Tips for Shutting Down a Furnace for the Season

Monday, April 29th, 2019

summer-vacation-dogWhen the last cold days of winter and early spring are in your rear-view mirror you probably won’t need to turn your furnace back on until fall comes again. In fact, we recommend you do either a partial or full shutdown of your furnace system once the weather forecast shows nothing but warm days for a long stretch to come. This is an easy way to lower your energy bills.

Continue Reading

Spring Is a Good Time for a Heating Upgrade

Monday, April 15th, 2019

tulips-in-springSpring is often a time of weird weather shifts, but the trend is toward warmer weather until the true summer heat settles in. You’ll use your home heating system less and less through April and May until it shuts off for a few months.

If you’ve been thinking about improving your home heating, spring is a good time to call professionals who know all about heating in Shreveport, LA.

Continue Reading

Evaluating Your Heating Costs to Plan for Next Winter

Monday, April 1st, 2019

plannerWhen the cold weather winds down as spring advances, you’ll want to put the winter far behind you and consider your summer plans. The air conditioner in your house will soon switch to regular operation, so this is the ideal time to schedule its annual maintenance appointment.

There are still good reasons to give some thought to your home heating system during the spring, however, and maybe even arrange for heater service in Shreveport, LA from our experts. Spring is a time when you won’t need either your heating or air conditioning system running steadily, so it’s the right period to evaluate what you may need in the future—and then have it done during a time when there’s no scheduling crunch for technicians.

Continue Reading

Late Season Furnace Repair? Don’t Delay—Here’s Why

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Furnace-standardAs 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:

Continue Reading

Why Is There a Burning Odor From the Furnace?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

furnace-burners-smallA 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.

Continue Reading

A Reminder About Cracked Heat Exchangers in Furnaces

Monday, January 21st, 2019

furnace-oldWe’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!

Continue Reading