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...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

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...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

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...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

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...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

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...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

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...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

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...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

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...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

How Dirty Ductwork Can Damage Your Home Comfort

September 20, 2020

The majority of United States residences have central heating and cooling. These HVAC systems utilize one or more external HVAC units that actually heat and cool the air inside homes, ductwork that carries the air throughout homes, and air input and output vents. Ductwork, which is hidden in walls, floors, ceilings, and under homes, inevitably gets dirty; due to its practically invisible nature, ducts often go uncleaned, having a potentially negative impact on residents. Mold Can Live in Ductwork Mold is a common fungus that can be found in many homes. This microorganism is necessary for decomposition, an essential part...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

How to Choose the Most Effective Air Purification System

August 12, 2020

Every home harbors some pollutants, but smoke and odors from cooking fumes, cigarettes and firewood are the most common. There are also microscopic airborne allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, bacteria, viruses, mildew, mold and pollen. These pollutants are health hazards that can cause allergic reactions, especially in people with respiratory conditions. To eliminate these allergens, you need to get a good air purification system. Here are some of the things you should keep in mind when shopping for one. 1. Consider What You Intend to Remove Various air purification systems can remove different impurities from your home. However,...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon