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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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...

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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,...

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What to Consider When Buying a New AC

July 13, 2020

A reliable air conditioning unit will keep you and your family comfortable in the summer. When you decide to purchase a new unit, working with can give you confidence in the selection and installation process, as we can ensure the unit is right for your space. Here are three things to consider when buying a new cooling system in Abbeville, LA. 1. Size You need to get a correctly sized AC system for your home. A unit that is too small will constantly be running without getting your house completely cool. A model that is too big will use more...

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Humidity Control is the Best Way to Keep Cool and Comfortable in Your Home

June 12, 2020

To keep your home as cool and comfortable as possible, it takes controlling its humidity. High humidity makes you hot, sweaty, and very uncomfortable. Here are some things you can do to get your home’s humidity under control. What’s the Ideal Humidity? Your home is most comfortable with a humidity level between 45-50%. You can use a hygrometer to measure humidity. Sweat running down your back is another good indicator that your house is too humid. Use Your Air Conditioner Air conditioners remove hot, humid air from your home. You should have your AC system regularly tuned-up and change the...

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Your Health & Comfort Matter Most

May 21, 2020

We’re living in uniquely challenging times and we know you’re doing all you can to care for yourself and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an essential business, Lennox is ready to assist homeowners like you across the country. If you find yourself needing immediate repairs, contact your local Lennox dealer. We’re doing all we can to support our dealer partners during this time as they continue performing these important services. As you and your family continue to practice social distancing, your home comfort has never mattered more. As we are all spending more time indoors, the air quality,...

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