Gas vs. Electric Furnaces: Which is Better?

February 6, 2024

When it comes to keeping your home cozy during the chilly months, choosing the right furnace is essential. With so many options available, it’s natural to wonder which is the better choice: gas or electric? Let’s explore the differences between these two popular types of furnaces to help you make an informed decision for your home. Gas Furnaces: Pros and Cons Gas furnaces are a popular choice for many homeowners due to their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. They operate by burning natural gas to produce heat, which is then distributed throughout your home via ductwork. One of the primary advantages of...

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Common Problems with Air Conditioners

January 8, 2024

Having an AC is essential in hot, humid climates. When relaxing inside your home, you don’t want to deal with sticky, oppressive heat. When your AC stops working, can help it get back up and running. Thermostat Issues If your AC refuses to turn on, it may be because your thermostat isn’t set correctly or the batteries are dead. It could also be because the circuit breaker tripped. If you replace the batteries, set the temperature, and check the circuit breaker, and it still doesn’t come on, call our expert technicians to take a look. Airflow Issues Dirty filters can...

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Exploring the Key Aspects Checked in an Energy Audit

December 12, 2023

An energy audit is a survey of how a building consumes energy. It aims to identify the areas where energy is being lost. The audit then seeks to provide cost-effective solutions to ensure an energy-efficient building. So, what is checked during an energy audit? Equipment and Appliances Lighting systems account for a large portion of the energy consumed. The audit identifies opportunities where energy-efficient options may be used. This may be through the replacement of incandescent bulbs with LEDs. The technician inspects heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to ensure their optimal operation. They will check ductwork for leaks and...

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What is the most common problem with furnaces?

November 17, 2023

When examining furnace problems, we’ve identified several issues intrinsic to the furnace itself that are most frequently at the root of service calls. Each of these furnace problems can significantly impact the performance and efficiency of a heating system. The following are the five most common furnace problems that homeowners encounter. 1. Malfunctioning Ignition or Pilot Light A common furnace issue often encountered is a faulty ignition or pilot light. These components are crucial for initiating the heating process. An ignition system that fails to engage or a pilot light that won’t stay lit can prevent the furnace from starting,...

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4 Things That Can Cause a Furnace Blower to Stop Working

October 18, 2023

Easily one of the most important parts of your HVAC system, the blower motor activates and runs the system’s fan. This distributes heated and cooled air throughout the building and creates a comfortable and uniform temperature in every room. If it breaks, your furnace might turn on, but conditions of the interior of your Raceland, LA home won’t change. Read on to discover four reasons why furnace blowers stop working and what you can do about them. 1. A Bad Capacitor At startup, the blower motor requires more electricity than your home’s electrical system can deliver. To overcome this, these...

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How Often Should You Get Your Ducts Professionally Cleaned?

September 20, 2023

Updated On: 10/23/23 The ducts in your home are responsible for circulating air throughout the entire home. Over time, dirt, dust, mold, mildew, and other allergens can build up in the ducts, reducing air quality and impacting your family’s health. To ensure that your home remains as clean and healthy as possible, you should include professional duct cleaning in your home maintenance plan. General Guidelines for Ductwork Care It’s generally recommended to schedule a professional duct cleaning every three to five years, with the lower end of that range being suitable for most homes. However, in some cases, a five-year...

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Unraveling HVAC and Refrigeration: A Guide by Guidry’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

August 21, 2023

Whether you are a homeowner seeking to understand your heating and cooling options or a business owner looking to optimize your refrigeration needs, grasping the differences between these critical systems is paramount. Join us on this enlightening journey as we unravel the mysteries behind HVAC and refrigeration, empowering you to make informed decisions about your comfort and storage requirements. Refrigeration: Keeping Things Cool Many people are familiar with the heating, cooling, and ductwork elements of HVAC. Refrigeration, however, is a specific subset of HVAC that focuses solely on cooling. Refrigeration systems are commonly used in refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning...

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4 Common Types of Commercial HVAC Systems

July 14, 2023

Commercial HVAC systems are designed to provide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services for businesses of all sizes. However, four main types of systems are commonly used in commercial settings. Here is a brief overview of each one. 1. Single-Split Systems These units are composed of two parts, an outdoor condenser and an indoor air handler. The condenser unit removes heat from the air and transfers it to the evaporator coil inside the air handler, which cools and distributes the air throughout the building. Most of these systems are powered by gas, but there are also split systems that use...

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Should You Switch to a Tankless Water Heater?

June 21, 2023

Many people have made adjustments in order to make their homes more energy efficient. One component that can help you conserve energy is a tankless water heater. Is it worth it to make the switch? We’ll go over some of the pros and cons. Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters A tankless water heater can be much more efficient than a conventional water heater with a tank. That’s because a conventional heater has to work hard to maintain the temperature of the water in its tank. Tanks do a good job of keeping heat in, but they’re not perfect. There’s inevitably...

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Should You Install an AC System on Your Own?

May 11, 2023

Whether you’re building a new home or it’s time to update your existing AC system, it’s not uncommon to think about possibly replacing it on your own. Many homeowners think that it’s cheaper than having an HVAC professional come in to do the replacement. However, there are many pitfalls to trying to do an HVAC system DIY replacement. No Warranty Coverage Many homeowners are surprised to discover that their brand-new HVAC system is no longer under warranty because they did not have it installed by a licensed professional. Most, if not all, HVAC manufacturers will require that a certified and...

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