The Best Way You Can Prevent Furnace Problems This Winter

October 3rd, 2022
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We may not experience bone-chilling winters like more northern states, but Louisiana can still have its share of stormy cold weather in winter. You’ll rely on your home’s heating system during these days, and a faulty heater is the last thing you want to have to deal with.

We know the easiest way to prevent having to call us for furnace repair in Shreveport, LA this coming winter. It’s a basic step we recommend all our customers take: schedule heating maintenance for your furnace. Our technicians will come to your home and give your furnace a full inspection, cleaning, and tune-up to get it set for the winter.

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When Are Repairs Just Not Worth It to Keep an AC Going?

September 19th, 2022
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As we come to the end of the summer, many of us are going to confront a conundrum with our air conditioning systems: they’ve lasted for many years and are showing signs they’ll soon need a replacement. Repairs are still a possibility, however. So what is the best approach: replace the AC before the system hits a major decline, or try to push the cooling system for a few more years with repairs?

There is no simple answer we can provide in this post because the situation differs from home to home, AC to AC. Our best advice is to contact our expert technicians and ask them to examine your air conditioning system. They can provide you with an answer about whether to arrange for AC repair in Haughton, LA or schedule a replacement.

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Watch Out for These Late Summer AC Problems!

September 5th, 2022
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If you remembered to have professional maintenance for your air conditioning system at the beginning of the year, you’ve likely had a trouble-free summer with your home cooling. However, the end of the summer is the most hazardous time of the year for an AC, even if it’s had a proper tune-up and inspection. With the heat still beating down, often hotter than ever, and an air conditioner having already gone through several months of hard work, the risk of a cooling system breaking down is higher. We recommend you pay close attention to how your AC is running and call us as soon as anything seems wrong.

Here are some common issues that can strike an AC during the dog days of summer.

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How to Help Your AC Make It Through the Late Summer Heat

August 22nd, 2022
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If you’ve ever looked at your air conditioning when it’s running during a heat wave and thought, “Wow, it’s doing a lot of work—how can it hold up without overheating?” then you’re one step ahead. People often take their home air conditioning systems for granted and assume they can just run them as much as they want without serious trouble. Sure, electric bills will go up, but if they can afford it, what’s the problem?

But there are problems with running the AC without mercy—such as an AC that overheats and needs to be replaced! You don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to give your air conditioner a break; you only need to know some important tips. Below we’ll look at ways you can help your air conditioner survive this late summer heat without running into an AC breakdown or a need for air conditioning repair in Mansfield, LA.

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Why Can’t My AC Keep Up With The Heat?

August 8th, 2022

If you can’t take the heat, turn on your AC!

The last thing anyone wants to find out is that their AC can’t beat the heat. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence that requires a lot of air conditioning repair calls in the summer. If you’ve discovered that your air conditioner can’t keep up with the heat, there are a few potential reasons. Just remember to call us for air conditioning repair in Shreveport, LA.

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Does a Dead Compressor Mean Your AC Must Be Replaced?

July 25th, 2022
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The compressor is the literal heart of an air conditioning system. It’s responsible for the circulation of refrigerant that allows the AC to move heat from inside a house to outside. Without a working compressor, an AC is nothing more than a large fan moving around room-temperature air. The compressor is also a powerful and expensive component. When a compressor fails, the conventional wisdom is that it’s better to replace the entire AC rather than invest in replacing the compressor.

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Why Does My AC Cost So Much More to Run Now?

July 11th, 2022
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You’ve seen your first set of bills for the summer after you started running your air conditioning system in Haughton, LA—and you don’t like what you see. The bills have risen higher than you expected, even factoring in possible increases in the cost of electricity. You glance at your air conditioner because it’s what has changed since summer started. Why is the AC suddenly costing more to run than before?

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How Can I Tell If I Need Duct Testing?

June 27th, 2022
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One of the most important services we offer our customers is duct testing in Mansfield, LA, and throughout the Shreveport area. During duct testing in a home, we seal off the ventilation system, pressurize the ductwork, and then use manometers to test how well the ducts maintain that air pressure. If the pressure begins to quickly drop, we’ll know the integrity of the ducts has fallen and the ductwork needs sealing to return to make it airtight again. (If it ever was. Poor duct installation is unfortunately common.)

But since you aren’t sitting around with a manometer to test the pressure of your ducts and you can’t visually see most of the ventilation system, how will you know it’s time to give us a shout for duct testing? We’ll give you some answers to this question and pointers for detecting when you’ve got ducts that need an inspection.

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Common Misconceptions About Air Conditioners

June 13th, 2022
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We run across many misunderstandings about air conditioning systems in our work. Some are harmless, but others can lead to homeowners developing bad habits using their ACs. We’re your local experts in all things air conditioning in Bossier City, LA and we’d like you to avoid mistakes with your AC, so we’ve listed several common misconceptions that can lead to trouble.

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Why You’re Seeing Water Leak From the AC

May 16th, 2022
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We’ve talked before about the problem of refrigerant leaking from an air conditioning system. We’ve also talked about why you don’t want to see ice forming on your AC. This post meets halfway between those two: we’re talking about leaks, and we’re talking about water. Refrigerant isn’t the only liquid that may leak from an air conditioner. You might see water leaking from your indoor AC cabinet. Why does this happen and is it a reason to call us for air conditioning repair in Shreveport, LA? We’ll answer those questions below. 

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