What Are The Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

May 13, 2020

Indoor air quality is often worse than that of the air outdoors. In fact, it’s often much worse. Here are some of the air pollutants that may be in your home. Mold Mold is a type of fungi that grows in moist conditions. It’s most common in bathrooms and kitchens, but in the right conditions, mold can grow anywhere in your house. For example, if you have a stack of cardboard boxes in the basement, that’s a place where mold could thrive in the right conditions. In Raceland, LA, helps people with their indoor air quality needs. We have a...

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How Air Purifiers Can Fight Against Viruses and Bacteria

April 14, 2020

There are many diseases that can spread through the air. When someone coughs or sneezes, especially without covering the mouth, particles containing viruses and bacteria can enter the air. These saliva particles can stay airborne for extended periods of time and harbor dangerous diseases. If someone breathes these particles in, he or she can also become infected. Importance of Proper Ventilation A properly ventilated home will regularly filter all of the air that passes through it. These highly efficient filters can remove up to 99.9% of the microscopic particles that carry bacteria and viruses. HEPA filters are especially effective at...

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How Scheduling Spring HVAC Maintenance Saves Money

March 12, 2020

A well-maintained HVAC system can save you money. It does so in a few ways. Here are the reasons you should have your HVAC system tuned-up in the spring every year. Save Money on Energy Bills If you have your HVAC system serviced every spring, it can save you up to 15% on your energy bills. Heating and cooling your home is about half your energy bills, so the savings are significant. The technician will clean your furnace, for example, and lubricate moving parts. This helps your furnace operate at peak efficiency. of Raceland, LA, provides homeowners with annual maintenance...

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How Long Should a Furnace Last?

February 13, 2020

All appliances have an expiration date, and this includes your home’s furnace. Typically, furnaces can last between 15 and 30 years. However, this doesn’t mean that your furnace will last this long. At , customers often ask us to predict how long their furnaces will last. There are different factors that determine the life expectancy of your furnace. That’s the reason it is difficult to provide an exact answer to this question. Here’s what you should know. 1. Maintenance Frequency Professional maintenance services with our technicians at can extend the life of your furnace. To benefit from maintenance services, you...

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

January 5, 2020

Inside your home’s heating and cooling system, you’ll find an air filter that protects the unit and keeps the indoor air quality clean. Although the filter is out of sight and out of mind, it’s important to keep an eye on it. While it’s normal for a dirty air filter to look gray or off-white, a black furnace filter can indicate a serious problem. Our technicians can help you get to the bottom of the problem with our reliable heating repair services. If your air filter is black, it may be caused by one or more of the following: Air...

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3 Tips for Holiday Lights and Electrical Safety

December 17, 2019

For many homeowners, getting into the holiday spirit means dressing up their homes with all manner of decorations, including thousands of twinkle lights. Holiday lights add a beautiful splash of color to your home and landscape, but just like any other electrical device, they can be hazardous if used improperly. Luckily, our technicians here at know everything there is to know about staying safe this holiday season in Raceland, and they’re here to share some tips with you. 1. Pay Attention to Indoor and Outdoor Lights Some holiday lights can be used both indoors and outdoors, but certain lights can...

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Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?

November 12, 2019

When the heating season begins, customers often ask us about ways to save money. We understand that keeping your home the right temperature is a big part of your utility budget. There are some easy things you can do like lowering the thermostat a degree or two. However, we do not recommend trying to save a few dollars by skipping an annual maintenance appointment. A yearly furnace tune-up saves you money in the long run. Longer System Life With the money you invest in your home heating system, you want to keep it running for as long as possible. Annual...

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AC Dangers: What You Should Never Do

October 1, 2019

An air conditioning system is a collection of electrical and mechanical parts. A well-running AC includes a refrigeration cycle that removes warm air and replaces it with cooled air. What could go wrong? Unfortunately, there are some dangers to be aware of. Don’t Let the Air Conditioning Bugs Bite Your air conditioner could be harboring and growing microorganisms and mold. You might be able to see the mold growing on the unit itself or on the filter. Sometimes, you can’t see the mold, but spores are blown into a room with the conditioned air, and they’re capable of growing wherever...

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How HVAC Has Changed Our Lives: HVAC Benefits

September 13, 2019

Modern HVAC systems have made it easier to keep our homes at a consistent temperature throughout the year. By keeping your home comfortable, you are more likely to enjoy spending time in the place you worked so hard to afford. The invention of HVAC has made that possible. Cooling Systems Can Help Reduce Humidity An air conditioner helps remove moisture from each room in your home, which makes the air drier as well as cooler. This can come in handy on hot summer days or during those nights when the heat and humidity simply won’t quit. Generally speaking, you will...

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What is a SEER Rating?

August 5, 2019

If it’s time for you to think about replacing the AC system that cools your home you may be wondering about a SEER rating. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is a scale developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to gauge the efficiency of AC systems. In the broadest of terms, the higher a SEER rating, the more efficient an air conditioning unit. What Affects a SEER Rating? To determine a SEER rating, energy experts divide an air conditioning system’s capacity over the duration of a typical warm season by the energy that system consumes in watt-hours. Every state...

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