Monday, September 3rd, 2018
Although we’re approaching the end of the summer, the coming fall is a good time to think about the future of your air conditioning in Benton, LA. When the weather cools and you won’t need to worry about using the AC for comfort each day, you can make plans for upgrading or even replacing it. If this summer seemed like it might be the last for your current air conditioner, or if you’re looking for a system that drains less power and eases the pressure on your monthly budget, then this fall is a good time to go shopping for a new cooling installation.
We encourage you to consider a solar-powered air conditioning system.
Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Have you ever stopped to listen to your home’s air conditioning system as it runs? We recommend doing this occasionally, since it can sometimes identify when there’s a malfunction in it (you don’t want to hear grinding or hissing noises, for example). One sound you’ll occasionally hear that isn’t an indication of a problem is dripping water. Your air conditioner doesn’t use water to cool down the air—only special evaporative coolers do that—but water is a byproduct of how it works.
And where there’s water, there can be water leaks. You might see water dripping from your air conditioner at some point. It usually means the air conditioner must be repaired. We’ll explain why.
Monday, October 30th, 2017
Eventually, 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.
Monday, October 10th, 2016
Although you probably haven’t needed to turn your home heating system on yet this season—we’re experiencing a hot-to-warm fall so far—it won’t be long until it will be putting in regular work. We hope that you’ve already arranged for a maintenance visit from one of our heating professionals to see that your heater is ready for the job. (If you haven’t, it’s certainly not too late to sign our Proactive Service Agreement!)
Monday, February 15th, 2016
Even though you may not understand the science behind how a furnace works (and we don’t expect you to) you’re likely well aware that water is not a component of a functioning system. That being said, why are you noticing rust in your heater? This is actually not an immediate cause for concern, but it’s still an issue that you should keep your eye on.
Monday, January 25th, 2016
Heat pumps are a great way to provide comfort for a home. Instead of only doing half of the job of heating and cooling a house, a heat pump does both. And it does both jobs with high energy efficiency. If you have a heat pump that is properly sized and installed for the heating demands of your home, it should consume much less power than an electric furnace each winter. And you’ll still enjoy the benefits of superb air conditioning when the summer arrives.
Monday, December 21st, 2015
If you’re like the majority of homeowners, you have a gas furnace to provide warmth to your household during the winter. Gas furnaces are powerful, dependable, and can help keep utility bills under control since natural gas is a less costly fuel than electricity or other heating oils. However, an aging gas furnace will start to turn into an energy-waster: dirt, worn-down components, and other stress on the system will make it work harder than it should.
Monday, November 16th, 2015
There are numerous misunderstandings and myths circulating about HVAC equipment and how to properly heat or cool a home—and the Internet has only made these misconceptions spread faster. For example, pushing up the thermostat to its highest setting won’t heat up a home faster, it only keeps the heater running longer.
Monday, October 12th, 2015
October means that—aside from planning your Halloween costume or your children’s Halloween costumes—you need to plan your heating needs for the approaching winter. Last week, we brought you a reminder about calling for a regular maintenance tune-up for your heating system. This week we’ll look at a bigger solution to future heating trouble: replacing an old gas furnace for a new unit.
Monday, September 7th, 2015
One of the serious problems that we deal with in the Shreveport area is high humidity. The excess moisture in our air can create problems for your air conditioning system, especially at this time of the year when the AC has already put in a lot of work keeping your home cooled down for the summer.