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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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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The End of Winter: Is Your Old Furnace Ready to Retire?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

furnace-gas-with-pipesWinter officially ends this week, and we hope you already have plans for your air conditioning maintenance. Early spring is the best time to do it!

But do you also have plans to scrap your old furnace? You just went through another winter with it, and depending on how well it performed, you might be debating having a new one installed before the next winter arrives.

If you feel a bit hesitant about making a decision about replacing your furnace, that’s fine. Installing a new furnace is a large investment, and you don’t want to jump into it unless it’s the most cost-effective option. We’re here to help! You can call on us for assistance in determining if you’re ready for a new furnace, or if furnace repair in Shreveport, LA can keep it working effectively for a few more years.

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Checking the Furnace Flue: It Could Be a Lifesaver!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

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Safety is a vital part of all the jobs we do for our customers. When we fix a natural gas furnace in a house, we don’t just ensure that it will come on, provide heat, and operate at energy-saving levels. We also make sure it runs as safely as possible. Although gas furnaces are built with the same priority on safety that we use in our work, it is possible for the combustion byproducts from the furnace—which include carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide—to accidentally enter living spaces. These are toxic gases and create many serious, life-threatening health hazards.

You’re probably aware of what high concentrations of these gases do. But the safety concerns aren’t only about a large amount of combustion byproducts flooding into a home. There’s also the risk of chronic exposure to low levels. The symptoms aren’t as obvious, but over the long-term can be just as dangerous, especially to infants and the elderly. The main reason for the low-level presence of combustion byproducts is a furnace that is venting poorly.

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Why Does My Gas Furnace Keep Shutting Down Early?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

question-mark-badgeHas this been happening to you? You set your thermostat to turn on your gas furnace (or you have a program that turns it on at a specific time), and it turns on but shuts down only a few minutes later—long before your house has a chance to get warm. As you can guess, this isn’t normal. Your furnace is supposed to remain on long enough to reach the temperature setting on the thermostat and then gradually cycle off. Something is amiss, and you may need to call professionals in Haughton, LA for heating repair to get it fixed.

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Indications You Need to Call for Boiler Repair

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

boiler-residentialOur main job is seeing that homes stay comfortable around the year with clean air and working HVAC systems. We offer service for boilers along with furnaces and heat pumps. That’s not something you’ll find with every company that offers heating in Haughton, LA and the surrounding areas.

Boilers are durable and often require fewer repairs over their lifetimes compared to furnaces. The best way to ensure your boiler operates the way it should during the winter is to keep a watch for indications it’s malfunctioning. The sooner you call for professionals to fix the boiler, the easier the work will be and the less chance it will spread to cause further damage—damage that may trigger a complete system break down!

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Repairs an Electric Furnace May Need

Monday, December 25th, 2017

stripping-electrical-wiresWhen winter weather arrives, what type of heating system in your home keeps you warm? Furnaces are the most common, and the majority run from natural gas. Not all houses have this option, however, either because they don’t have a connection to a natural gas line or because of concerns over the safety of gas-burning systems. In these cases, an electric furnace is a good alternative. An electric furnace costs more to run (electricity is a more expensive energy than gas), but it also costs less to install. An electric furnace can often outlast a gas model.

Here’s another benefit: because electric furnaces don’t suffer the same level of wear as a furnace that uses combustion gas, they tend to have fewer repair needs over their lifetimes. Annual heating maintenance can drop that already low amount by 85%.

Nothing can prevent all repairs, however. If your electric furnace malfunctions, contact us to arrange for fast furnace repair service.

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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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Don’t Let Warm Weather Trick You: Schedule Heating Repairs!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

We’ve been enjoying a warm stretch of weather here at the end of the year and the start of the new one. It’s been warm enough that it’s easy to think that you might not really need your heating system working in top shape.

But winter is far from over. The average low temperature in January is in the mid-30s, and you can expect that we’ll experience a few weeks of weather when heating systems will need to put in steady work. If you noticed trouble with your heater during December, you can’t afford to ignore it and hope the system will get through the rest of the season. Always schedule heating repairs as soon as you notice problems… no matter the time of year.

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