Tips To Keep Bugs Out of Your Air Conditioner

July 26, 2021

Bugs crawling into your house through the air conditioner could be the worst sight. Mostly, this happens when you have an air conditioning system installed next to your window. Now that you are here, you are probably looking for ways to eliminate the bug menace and keep your good home to yourself. To help you, we tell you the different ways through which you can keep the bugs out. 1. Duct Tape Bugs get into your house through the air conditioner because there is available access. Essentially, you can keep the bugs out by sealing all the entry points. So...

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 15, 2021

With temperatures reaching unbearable degrees, summer can be a difficult time of the year to stay comfortable. While an AC unit is a common solution to such a problem, it’s a luxury that’s not always available to all homeowners. Fortunately, you can still get a comfortable indoor climate without an AC unit running 24/7. Here are a couple of tricks to beat the summer heat. 1. Insulate the Walls Insulation is one of the easiest ways to protect your home from both extremely warm and cold weather conditions. Not only does it help regulate indoor temperatures, but it also lowers...

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 13, 2021

Air conditioners freezing up is a pretty common occurrence. While this is often because of user error, there are other reasons this can occur. A sign this has happened is that warm air is coming out of your vents. You’ll likely see ice on the evaporator coils if you open their compartment. Why Does Freezing Up Happen? You can thank the Joule-Thomson Effect for your air conditioner freezing up. This effect causes the refrigerant in your air conditioning system to get too cold when the system malfunctions. The result is the evaporator coils fall below freezing and then get iced...

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 5, 2021

If your air conditioner is making strange noises, it’s important to know if it’s a serious problem or not. There are some common noises they make, and the sound you hear can tell you what the issue is likely to be. Clanging or Banging You’ll hear this sound when your outdoor AC unit is operating. You won’t hear it when your thermostat is on FAN. It’s likely the fan blades are hitting something. This could be a stick or the fan is unbalanced. Turn your AC off and call an HVAC company. Screeching This occurs when your AC turns on...

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 9, 2021

A furnace is an energy-efficient, cost-effective way to heat your Abbeville, LA, home. If you smell the foul odor of natural gas near your furnace, you may feel concerned. Here’s what you need to know about when an odor of gas by your furnace is normal and when it’s an emergency that warrants an urgent repair. Odor of Gas When Furnace Turns On If you smell a faint odor of natural gas at the beginning of a heating cycle, then the odor goes away, this is normal. It’s the result of the gas being released to the burner. You shouldn’t...

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How To Make An Old Home More Energy Efficient

February 8, 2021

If you own an old home, it’s likely that it’s not nearly as energy-efficient as it can be. There are several things that you can do to improve efficiency that don’t cost a lot of money. Stay on Top of Maintenance If you stay on top of home maintenance, it makes your home more energy-efficient. Change the filter in your heating and cooling system every few months, and you will save money on your energy bills. Look at exposed ducts and seal any holes or loose connections you see. Get your heater and cooler tuned-up once a year by a...

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What is SEER Rating and Why Is It Important?

January 5, 2021

When your Abbeville, LA, home needs a new cooling system, its annual operating cost, energy use and efficiency will be important considerations. A new cooling system is a big investment, so making an informed decision will ensure that you’re satisfied with the purchase. Seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER, is one term you’ll need to know before getting a new cooling system. What SEER Measures SEER is a measure of the cooling output of an air conditioning system or a heat pump for the total cooling season divided by the amount of electricity the cooling system used during the same...

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How Often Does a Gas Heater Need to Be Serviced?

December 3, 2020

Ideally, you should have your gas heater serviced at least once per year. Doing so can help ensure it runs at peak efficiency and is free of defects that could reduce its useful lifespan. Here are reasons you should give your unit an annual tune-up. You Can’t Always Detect Gas Leaks on Your Own A broken gas line may allow carbon monoxide or other potentially dangerous chemicals to leak into your home. Exposure to these or other toxic materials could cause health issues ranging from consistent headaches to death. You may also experience changes in mood or behavior that might...

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How to Be Energy Efficient This Winter

November 17, 2020

Homes that are energy efficient tend to be more comfortable and less costly to maintain. Furthermore, using less energy to keep your home at a consistent temperature will result in lower heating bills. Let’s take a look at how you can keep energy loss to a minimum during the winter months. Have the Furnace Inspected Ideally, you will have the folks from in Abbeville, LA, inspect your furnace before you turn it on this winter. This can help to ensure that motors and fan blades aren’t caked with dust, dirt, or other debris that will force them to work harder...

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Learn About the Lifespan of Your Furnace

October 20, 2020

Colder temperatures are on the way Abbeville, LA, so now is a good time to make sure your furnace is ready. If you just bought your home or can’t remember how old the furnace is, you might be concerned about when you’ll need to replace it. Find out about the typical lifespan of furnaces and how you can make sure yours reaches its full life expectancy. Lifespan of Electric Furnaces Electric furnaces use resistance heating coils to heat air blown by the blower. They have fewer moving parts, valves and switches than a gas furnace. No fuel is burned, so...

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