Do You Have a Gas Furnace? A Few Things to Keep in Mind

Monday, January 7th, 2019

carbon-monoxide-detectorNow 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.

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Should I Call for Maintenance When My Heater’s in Trouble?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

furnace-repair-technicianOne 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.

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October May Not Let Up With Heat: Look Out for AC Problems

Monday, October 1st, 2018

autumn-backgroundThe Halloween Season is when we can expect the crisper, cooler weather to arrive. But there’s no guarantee we’ll experience this break from the heat all month long. The hot weather can linger far into the fall, so we can’t stress enough that you must keep a watch on your AC system during this period so you won’t end up with an emergency.

Air conditioner burn-out

We’ve addressed this is another recent post, but an air conditioner is at higher risk of failure at the end of the season. August is probably the worst time for this because the system is still running on an almost daily basis. But the stress and strain from all those months of operation are still around in October, so a hot day can end up pushing the system over the edge so it fails. There are times when this can happen without warning, but they’re rare. Usually, an air conditioner approaching a critical failure will show signs:

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September Is Great for HVAC Maintenance—Even If It’s Hot!

Monday, September 17th, 2018

calendar-scheduling-bookIt’s a warm, sometimes hot September we’re experiencing this year. It may seem odd to bring up the topic of home heating—not to mention a bit uncomfortable even to think about—but hot weather shouldn’t dissuade you from scheduling an important home heating service: regular professional maintenance.

In fact, warm weather is an ideal time to have this work done, because you won’t need to have the heating system running! You can relax while the HVAC pros take care of inspecting and tuning-up your home heater.

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How an HVAC Contractor Can Help You during Winter

Monday, December 11th, 2017

girl-welcomes-winterWe don’t have to deal with stern winters here in the Shreveport area. But we’re not exactly Florida or Southern California either. Over this coming season, you might need to have the assistance of a professional HVAC contractor to help with issues like keeping your heating running and maintaining its energy efficiency. A good HVAC contractor can also make improvements to your air quality and even lower the chance of the spread of illness around the household.

So, without further ado, here are some ways an HVAC contractor in Bossier City, LA can make a difference for you this winter.

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Benefits of a Furnace Tune-Up before Winter

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

removing-furnace-coverIt’s October and people are already planning Halloween parties and costumes. And, if they want to be prepared for the change in the weather, they should also be planning for maintenance for their heating systems. In our last post we put up a friendly reminder for homeowners who have heat pumps that they must have a fall maintenance visit as well as a spring one.

Today, we’re going to look at the most common type of home heating system, the furnace, and why scheduling a fall furnace tune-up in Shreveport, LA is vital. You definitely want this job done before the cold weather arrives, and that can sometimes strike before the official start of winter. When you sign up for our Proactive Service Agreement, you’ll receive a 16-point inspection on your furnace—and the same for your air conditioner in the spring.

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Warnings about Carbon Monoxide This Winter

Monday, November 14th, 2016

This is an important warning we like to post before the start of each winter season. When the cold weather arrives, you’ll start to use your furnace on a regular basis to keep your household toasty warm. Chances are high that you have a natural gas furnace, which is the most popular type of residential heating system in North America. There are a number of good reasons for this:

  • Natural gas is less expensive a fuel source than electricity.
  • It’s convenient, piped right into your home.
  • It burns cleanly, with few harmful emissions.
  • Gas-powered furnaces can provide powerful levels of heat.

But there’s one downside to using natural gas for heat, and it’s the potential for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

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Why Fall Heating Inspections and Tune-Ups Are So Important

Monday, October 24th, 2016

A service that we strongly push for during this time of the year is the professional inspection and tune-up of residential heating systems. When you arrange for regular heating maintenance through our Proactive Service Agreement, one of our skilled technicians will come to your house each fall and see that your furnace or other heater is fully inspected, cleaned, and adjusted. (Here’s more details about what happens during maintenance.)

We don’t just recommend that homeowners do this. It’s essential to have it done each year! Here are some of the reasons why:

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Why Timing Is Everything with Heating Repair

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!)

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What You Can Expect from Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Now that it’s October, we strongly recommend you arrange for a heating maintenance visit from one of our professionals as soon as you can. As November closes in, you can expect HVAC professionals to get busy, so now is an excellent time to take advantage of a slower period and have this vital job ticked off your “to-do” list.

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