January 24th, 2022
Heat pumps offer many great advantages to homeowners. But the best one, the one that made most people want to get a heat pump installed in the first place, is that heat pumps can work as both air conditioning and heating systems. All it takes to change a heat pump from one mode to the other is a thermostat adjustment.
Except when, for some reason, a heat pump doesn’t change mode. Heat pumps can run afoul of malfunctions, just like any other piece of HVAC equipment, and if your heat pump is trapped in cooling mode or it’s only sending out room temperature air, you’ll wonder if you need to call the Moon’s Air team for heating repair in Haughton, LA.
We’ll take a look at why you may have a heat pump in this predicament.
January 10th, 2022
Gas furnaces are designed with safety as a top priority. As long as you schedule regular furnace service in Haughton, LA each year to have your gas furnace inspected and maintained, there’s very little chance that the furnace will develop any hazardous malfunctions. You can enjoy many years of cozy warmth in your home without concern about the safety of the furnace.
However, it pays to know a bit more about the ways a furnace might develop unsafe operation. The most common concern is a cracked heat exchanger, which may occur in an older furnace or one that hasn’t received regular maintenance. We’ll explain this situation in detail below.
December 27th, 2021
Temperatures are swinging back and forth here at the end of the year in Shreveport, making it hard to predict when you’ll need your heating system running or not. You will definitely need it more in the coming months as we enter the middle of winter, and you want to be as certain as you can that the heater will turn on and provide heat when you need it the most.
What can you do to have that certainty?
The answer to that is simple, at least if you have some knowledge of how HVAC systems work: arrange for professional heating maintenance in Shreveport, LA. The sooner you have this done, the more protected your home will be from a broken heater during a cold snap.
December 13th, 2021
The invention of central heating systems was to ensure that living spaces throughout a house enjoyed an even level of warmth. Maybe a few temperature fluctuations here and there because of windows and insulation and room placement, but in general, central heating is designed to give all the spaces that need a proper level of warmth.
So if you have a central heating system, such as a furnace or heat pump, that is leaving parts of your house too cold (or some parts too hot), there’s something wrong. The solution may be a simple one, or you may need to call our team at Moon’s Air for heating repair in Shreveport, LA. We’ll look at a few possible reasons your central heating isn’t spreading the warmth around evenly.
November 15th, 2021
Furnaces can run from a wide range of fuel types. There are even wood-burning furnaces in use today, although they burn a type of compressed wood pellet that makes them more energy-efficient than old-fashioned furnaces. Other fuel types include oil and liquid propane. However, for most homes, it comes down to two energy choices: a gas-burning furnace or an electric furnace.
The “gas vs. electric” choice often isn’t difficult. If you live in an all-electric home that doesn’t have access to a natural gas line, a gas furnace is not an option. (On the other hand, an electric furnace isn’t your only option for winter warmth; you can also consider a heat pump, which is a whole other topic.) But there are situations where you may find yourself balanced between gas and electric. Is there a better choice between the two? It depends. We recommend you schedule professional furnace service in Mansfield, LA with our team to help you determine your best heating installation.
We’ll give you a head start thinking about furnace type below as we list the pros and cons of these two popular furnaces.
November 1st, 2021
When the winter season starts, you’ll turn on your central heating in Mansfield, LA. And, if you’ve made sure to have its routine maintenance during the fall, the heating system should perform just as you need it to.
But even with the best regular maintenance, a heating system can start to malfunction. The heater may abruptly fail on you without any warning, but this is rare. In most cases, heaters will give off warning signs that they’re in trouble and in need of repairs before they worsen. If you know the big warning signs to watch for, you can call our technicians in time to head off a bigger problem, such as the heater failing to work at all. The sooner you handle heating repairs, the smaller the repairs are likely to be.
What are some of the major signs to watch for? We’ve put together a list for your convenience:
October 18th, 2021
And you thought the big fall question was, “What am I going to dress up as for Halloween?”
We aren’t diminishing the importance of your Halloween costume choice, but autumn is also time to take stock of your HVAC system. You’ll need to schedule professional maintenance for the heater to ensure it works at peak performance through the winter. You’ll also need to pay attention to your air conditioner, which just ran through a gauntlet of hot weather. In fact, it may be its last summer, and if you need a new AC installation in Shreveport, LA, fall is a good time to have it completed.
Wondering how to tell if this was your AC’s final go-around? We can help! Follow us below, and when you’re ready for a professional opinion, call our team.
October 4th, 2021
It’s the scariest phrase to hear in connection to an air conditioning system: “the compressor is fried.” Once the compressor breaks, the conventional wisdom is that the whole AC has come to its end and it’s time to replace it with a new one. Compressors are expensive pieces of equipment, the heart of air conditioning systems, and often the cost of getting a new one is too high to justify the expense, especially if—as is often the case when a compressor dies—the air conditioning system is old.
But there are no absolutes when it comes to a dead compressor. Sometimes there’s more to the story than an automatic replacement. We’ve handled air conditioning services in Blanchard, LA for more than half a century, and we’ve often helped people with the trouble of a broken compressor. Below, we’ll tell you a bit more of what you need to know about the fate of your AC when the compressor dies.
September 20th, 2021
Today we’re going to discuss one of the most common air conditioning troubles: short-cycling. This is both an AC malfunction and a symptom of other malfunctions. It often requires the expertise of professionals to provide the AC repair in Shreveport, LA to diagnose the underlying issue and solve the problem.
First, we have to talk about what short-cycling is so you can recognize it.
September 6th, 2021
The weather outside is still warm, but when the calendar flips over to September, everyone knows it won’t be long before the chill arrives—and then suddenly it’s winter. You may be running your AC on a regular basis, but September is a good time to turn your thoughts to preparing your heating system for cold weather ahead.
September is the ideal month to take the most important step to get your heater in shape: scheduling heating maintenance with HVAC pros. This doesn’t have to be a big burden for you. In fact, we’ve made it as easy and rewarding as possible with our Proactive Savings Agreement. When you sign up, you’ll have quality care for both your heater and AC around the year, plus several great membership benefits.