It’s Still Spring, So Don’t Delay With AC Maintenance

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Air conditioning maintenance can be done at any time of the year—but it makes the most sense and does the most good to have it done in the spring. That way, the air conditioning is tuned-up and repaired (if it needs repairs) right before the hot weather arrives. The timing couldn’t be better!

If you haven’t arranged for an AC maintenance appointment with an HVAC technician yet, please do it as soon as you can. Summer and the hot, humid weather is coming up fast.

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Why Your AC May Overheat and Stop Working

Monday, June 11th, 2018

compressor-in-ac-unitYour air conditioning system works hard on hot days—that’s what it’s there for, after all! But even an air conditioning system can get too hot, causing its motors to trip the circuit breaker to the system. You can reset the breaker, but it’s likely to happen again and again and again. Not an inconvenience you want during the summer!

An air conditioner is designed to handle extremely hot days, but malfunctions can cause it to overheat and trip a breaker. We’re going to list the most common malfunctions that create this problem and what you can do to help prevent them.

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Summer Problems You’ll Avoid Thanks to Spring AC Maintenance

Monday, April 16th, 2018

service-markerWe always encourage our customers to schedule spring air conditioning maintenance with us. We don’t want to be a pest about this, but it is extremely important to have these inspections and tune-ups done each year before the big summer heat and humidity arrives. There are many reasons why air conditioning maintenance is such an important job, and we’re going to look at a few specific problems an AC that doesn’t have spring maintenance done might run into.

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How to Shut Down Your AC at the End of the Season

Monday, October 30th, 2017

ice-on-acEventually, your air conditioning system is going to shut down for the rest of the year. The cold settles in for winter, and it won’t be until spring arrives that you’ll turn on your cooling system once more. But you can’t simply trust that your AC will leap to life next year, fresh from a winter nap and ready to get to work once more. Air conditioners don’t work that way! You’ll need to schedule maintenance for it in spring, the same way we encourage homeowners now to schedule maintenance for their heating systems.

And there are a few steps you can take now to help your AC shut down for the season and remain in good condition over its winter break. You can call on us if you need any other air conditioning service in Benton, LA or elsewhere in our service area.

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How a Dirty Evaporator Coil Affects Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Air-conditioner-repairmanWhere does the actual “cooling” in an air conditioner occur? It happens along the surface and fins of the evaporator coil, located in the indoor cabinet of the air conditioner—which is also known as the (surprise) evaporator. Warm air drawn through the return air ducts by a blower fan passed over the coil, and the cold refrigerant moving through the coil evaporates. This draws heat from the air (as well as moisture), lowering the temperature of the air. The air continues into the ventilation system and then to the various rooms around the house.

It’s important for an the evaporator coil and fins to have a clean surface. During regular air conditioning maintenance, HVAC technicians always make a check of the coil and fins to see if they are developing dirt and grime across their surfaces. If they are, the technicians clean off the dirt so the air conditioner will work at its best during the summer.

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3 Major Myths about Air Conditioning We’d Like to Debunk

Monday, May 29th, 2017

spinning-ac-fanWe love the Internet! It’s the best way for us to reach customers and let them know the services we can provide for them. We bet you love the Internet as well, since it puts information and services at your fingertips in a way never possible before.

But there are also those times when we all sort of hate the Internet. If you’re an HVAC contractor, one of your pet peeves about the web is how easily it spreads bad information about air conditioning and heating systems through DIY blogs and amateur websites without credentials. This has kept a number of old air conditioning myths alive that should’ve been buried a long time ago.

We’re here to try to put to rest 3 of the biggest myths we still hear and read about. Knowing the truth will help you better care for your AC, as well as let you know when it’s time to contact us for air conditioning service in Bossier City, LA and throughout the Shreveport area.

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Summer Humidity vs. Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioning-condensers-on-risersIn our last blog post, we looked at the ways summer heat puts strain on your air conditioner and how this leads to needing to call us for repairs.

But as you know as a resident of Louisiana, heat is only half the story during summer. The other half: HUMIDITY. The scary eight letters! Our air conditioning systems in Shreveport, LA face special challenges because the moisture in the air is especially high. This not only means needing to run air conditioners for longer (putting more strain on their components), it also means the moisture causing wear to the AC.

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How Summers Strain Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Air-conditioner-maintenance-technicianDuring spring is when we encourage our customers, as well as our soon-to-be customers, to arrange for regular professional air conditioning maintenance with our team. A maintenance visit from one of our skilled technicians will find any spots where an AC needs to have repairs or adjustments, as well as provide a general cleaning and tune-up to alleviate wear and tear on the system so it performs at peak efficiency through the summer. A well-maintained AC should few malfunctions over its service life.

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Planning for a New Air Conditioning Installation This Spring

Monday, March 20th, 2017

air-conditioning-grillSpring is the best time of year to make major plans for your home cooling system. If your current air conditioner is too old or has shown signs that it’s likely to fail during the coming summer, it’s a smart idea to have the replacement done ahead of time, during the moderate warmth of spring, rather than wait for the summer when you can’t afford to go for long without a working AC. It’s always better to replace an air conditioning system before it breaks down and forces you to replace it.

We handle many air conditioning replacements in Shreveport, LA. We’d like to share some of our knowledge about putting in a new air conditioner to make the process easier for you. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of our air conditioning professionals. We’re always glad to help.

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Is It Too Early to Think about Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, March 6th, 2017

sun-and-snowflake-badgeIt’s March, and March means the start of spring… although not until later in the month. But we are already experiencing hotter weather here in the Shreveport area. The temperatures can go through major shifts during March, a month that is proverbially known for its unpredictability. (Does it enter like a lion and leave like a lamb, or is it the other way around?) You may still need your heating system in the coming weeks, but if you’re wondering if it’s time to consider scheduling air conditioning maintenance, the answer is a big “yes.”

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