Is Refrigerant Leaking From Your System?

May 3rd, 2021

Your air conditioner requires a set amount of refrigerant in order to do its job. This is just a fact. How much refrigerant, the pressure at which the refrigerant should be kept, and the type of refrigerant is going to vary depending on the system you have and some other factors. For instance, R-22 refrigerant was phased out in 2020 and we now regularly use R-410A, which is a lot more environmentally friendly and still works just fine.

What we’re trying to say is, refrigerant is the lifeblood of your system. It’s going to be different depending on the system, but every air conditioner needs it. So when a system starts leaking refrigerant, it’s only a matter of time before your home is too hot, your energy bills spike, and your AC breaks down.

We want to help you avoid the most expensive AC repairs in Harvey, LA. That’s why we’re going to go over some signs you’ll notice when your air conditioner develops a refrigerant leak.

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3 Problems Winter Could’ve Caused to Your AC

April 19th, 2021

It might not seem like it, but winter took a long time. We’re enjoying living in the moment, as temperatures start to warm up and the flowers begin to bloom. But let’s not forget the harsh winter temperatures, the problems we had with indoor air quality, and everything else that occurred this winter.

Sometimes homeowners forget that their air conditioners were sitting in the garage, basement, or crawlspace for the whole winter. Likewise, they believe their system will just magically turn on the way it did months ago, like nothing has changed. While we wish this were the case, some AC systems require air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA or some kind of maintenance because of the wintertime wear and tear.

Let’s talk about a few problems that the stale, winter air could have cause your AC system and what you can do to mitigate the damage.

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It’s Time to Take Your AC Out of Retirement

April 5th, 2021

Down here in the Bayou, we get a lot of mileage out of our air conditioners. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the season for bringing our AC systems out of retirement is already well underway. We’ve had some freak-cold weather for a few weeks, but now it’s time to prepare for the heat.

Wait, don’t just run the system willy-nilly! Just like a car or a different appliance that’s been in retirement for a few months, there will be some things you’ll want to do to make sure it runs optimally. After all, running your system incorrectly now, before the heat has arrived, could cause a breakdown when you need it the most.

Today, we’ll go through and mention why Gretna air conditioning maintenance is so vital during the spring, as well as talk about some best practices for taking your AC out of retirement.

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Why We Do The Right Thing for Plumbing Systems

March 22nd, 2021

When it comes to quality plumbing services there are two options—service that works completely and service that doesn’t. The reason why our team focuses on “service honoring the golden rule” is because we’re committed to treating your plumbing system as if it were our own.

Sometimes homeowners get caught in a loop where they’re constantly paying a plumber who they think is helping them with quick plumbing fixes. What’s actually going on, is that this plumber is doing the bare minimum in order to score a few extra bucks from a homeowner that they really don’t care about. It’s despicable, and it’s ultimately why we got into this business in the first place.

When it comes to things like Metairie, LA drain cleaning services—there should really only be one team to call. We’re going to explain why we do the right thing every time, no matter what plumbing work you need to be done.

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Is Your Home Plumbing Up to Code?

March 8th, 2021

This is a complicated question to ask. We know that homeowners might not know nearly enough about plumbing code and what constitutes good plumbing practices, but ultimately it’s up to homeowners to call us when they need help. That being said, there are absolutely things that we can talk about that can better inform you against hazardous DIY projects or that can steer you away from amateur plumbers.

This is information that every master plumber, and even journeyman plumbers will know like the back of their hands. This is why it’s so important to have a proper professional at your side for any plumbing in Mandeville, LA. Only a licensed plumber with the right experience will know how to get these necessary jobs done right.

Let’s get into some ways you can notice if your plumbing system isn’t up to code.

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The Benefit of a Consultative Electrical Approach

February 22nd, 2021

You’ve probably seen enough on the news and in our neighborhoods that our power grids are really suffering. Homes are losing energy, electrical systems are collapsing, and the cold weather is causing energy bills to skyrocket. It’s hard out there, and we hope everyone is doing well during these trying times.

That being said, there’s a big difference between calling a handyman for some electrical repair and working with a team that provides a consultative approach. Slidell, LA electricians come in all shapes and sizes, and ours look to offer homeowners advice and consultation instead of just making quick fixes to earn a buck.

What are the benefits to working with a team that’s going to consult with you? Read on and we’ll talk about why a professional electrician who communicates with you is always going to be worth more than the opposite.

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BPI, NCI, NATE… What Do They Mean?

February 8th, 2021

BPI, NCI, NATE… there are enough certifications in this field to make a homeowner’s head spin. What do these abbreviations mean? And why are they listed all over the web?

Finding the right team to work properly on HVAC in New Orleans, LA is a difficult chore for a homeowner. Knowing a little bit more about these certifications and what they mean could give you some insider’s knowledge about how this industry works. It’s important to have the help of a professional that’s trained in all the right areas and these certifications can be a big thing to remember when choosing the right company to work with.

It’s time to unspin your head and take out your notebook. We’re going to dive into what these certifications mean and why they could be very important when deciding who to turn to for professional service!

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5 Things to Know About Generator Repair

January 25th, 2021
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Our motto here at Natal’s Air Conditioning is “service honoring the golden rule,” which means we need to do the best for our customers. If you’ve come to this blog, you’re probably panicked about your malfunctioning generator that needs help. Since we pride ourselves on treating homeowners the way we’d want to be treated, it’s time for us to help address some of those repair needs.

If you’re in need of generator repair, then we’ve got you covered. There are different things that can go wrong with a whole-home generator, from power supply problems to efficiency issues, and our team is perfectly capable of repairing your malfunctioning unit. We’ve listed five important things to remember when calling for professional generator repair so that you enter into this work more informed and less stressed out.

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Uh Oh, Hear That? It’s Time for Furnace Repair

January 11th, 2021
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There are few iconic duos that fit together more than uncomfortable noises and a malfunctioning furnace. Sometimes homeowners can close their eyes and remember distinctly that sound that drove them to call us for help. These noises can range from nuisances, to downright scary.

We want to accomplish two things in this blog. The first thing we want to do is reassure you that the noises your furnace is making, no matter how scary they sound, are just noises. As long as you shut the system down and call us for help, we promise you will be fine.

The second thing we want to accomplish is to list out some of the most common noises a furnace makes and clue you in as to what they mean. We’ll talk about why it’s so important that, depending on the noise, you schedule furnace repair in Metairie, LA. Take a look below at our comprehensive furnace noise guide.

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Choose Our Team for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

December 28th, 2020

While we’re all settling in to ride out the rest of this unusual winter, one thing has become abundantly clear: we need some serious improvements to our home indoor air quality. We’re not just saying that about you, us, or anyone in particular. Rather, the dialogue needs to shift from a portable humidifier every few years, to whole-home systems that are built to keep families safe and comfortable. That’s why we have two focuses in today’s blog post.

Our first focus is to talk about the importance of indoor air quality solutions. We’ll mention the systems we installed and maintain, what they do, and why they’re so vital.

Next, we’ll simply talk about why our team is the HVAC contractor in Metairie, LA that you can trust. Our business ethics, our effective solutions, and our expertise mean you can’t go wrong when you go with us.

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