Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 7, 2021

High humidity makes your home feel warmer than it otherwise would. Ideally, your home will have a humidity level below 60% in the summer. When your home has high humidity, your AC system may struggle to remove moisture from the air. There are several ways high humidity affects your AC system. Oversized AC System If your AC system is too large, it won’t be able to control the temperature or humidity level of your home. It will turn on and off rapidly, which means there isn’t sufficient operating time to remove humidity. The only way to fix this problem is...

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AC Won’t Cool? Here’s Why

August 17, 2020

The hot and humid summers in Lake Charles, LA, mean you depend on your air conditioner for relief. The last thing you want is to wake up or come home to a sweltering house. Consider these three reasons why your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home and what you should do about each of them. 1. Dirty Filter or Coils A dirty air filter hinders the flow of cooled and dehumidified air into the air ducts and living spaces of your home. If you barely feel a trickle of air from the vent, check the air filter first. If it’s...

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Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Cooling The House?

June 18, 2020

Numerous problems, some more apparent than others, can be preventing your air conditioner from doing its job. If you’ve noticed issues like warm spots in rooms or longer cycling, then the following could provide an explanation. Clogged Air Filters The air filter in your return vent should be replaced regularly (every 30 days for fiberglass filters and every 60 to 90 days for pleated filters), or else the pollutants that it traps will block airflow, preventing cool air from getting to your rooms. Clogged air filters are one of the leading causes of uneven cooling. Dirty Evaporator and Condenser Coils...

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Going Green with Your HVAC Installation

September 3, 2019

Conserving energy can be as easy as applying a few simple tips to your everyday life. By combining many small changes, you can accumulate large cost-saving results that can be helpful to your savings and environment. Let’s look at some tips you can utilize to go green with your HVAC installation. Replace Your Old HVAC System An old HVAC system is not synonymous with energy efficiency and should be considered for replacement. Especially if you have a house with an HVAC system that is more than a decade old, you should consider having a professional inspect it so that you...

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Guide to Choosing a Cooling System

July 9, 2019

A decent AC system can mean the difference between cool comfort and unbearable heat. As a homeowner, there will likely come a time when you’ll need to invest in a new cooling system once the old appliance has reached the end of its lifespan. Here are a few tips to follow when shopping around for the right appliance: 1. Inspect the Ductwork You’ll need to check the ductwork that is currently installed in your property. Consider hiring a professional to ensure that everything is in good condition before you make your purchase. Ductwork that has poorly sealed joints or breakages...

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3 Reasons to Change Your AC Filter

June 10, 2019

Your AC works hard during the hot summer months in Lake Charles. Therefore, it needs regular maintenance to keep up with the extra workload. At , we can attest that a well-maintained AC unit is more energy efficient and less prone to breakdowns. Changing the air filter is a key part of an effective AC maintenance routine. Let’s take a look at some of the most important benefits of regularly replacing your AC filter. 1. Cleaner Indoor Air Quality AC filters keep the air in your house clean and breathable by catching dust, pollutants, and particulates. Everyone in your home...

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