Natal's Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Harvey’

How Expensive Is It to Ground Your Home?

Monday, March 20th, 2023

At this point most of our customers know the difference between grounded outlets and ungrounded outlets. But for everyone else, we can start from scratch.

Grounded outlets are three-pronged outlets that are grounded, meaning they aren’t susceptible to power surges and fluctuations of the grid. Any excess power flowing through them just goes into the ground.

Ungrounded outlets are the two-pronged outlets, the ones that sometimes require an adapter for your devices. These outlets are ungrounded and can be susceptible to power fluctuations and more.

With so many of us depending on our devices on a day-to-day basis, we’d advise homeowners to get all of their outlets grounded. There’s literally no downside to having your outlets grounded by an electrician in Harvey, LA. The only issue is that it costs money.

So, how much money does it cost? Let’s get into some rough ideas.

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You Might Need a Heat Pump Repair If…

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Heat pumps are pretty common in our area. In fact, they tend to be perfect for our mild winters and our hot summers. But when customers start to depend on these systems, it’s only a matter of time before their own unique problems begin to crop up.

We’re not saying that heat pumps are more prone to problems than furnaces. In fact, most forced-air heating systems have around the same level of reliability as long as you’re purchasing a reputable model from a modern manufacturer. However, as a heat pump owner, you’re going to need to be on the lookout for a few unique issues that only come up with heat pumps, as opposed to other heating systems your neighbors or friends might have.

So, keep reading and make sure you stay vigilant for the next issue to come up with your heat pump system. Just make sure you contact our team for heating repair in Harvey, LA.

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Is Refrigerant Leaking From Your System?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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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 Electrical Components That Could Fail on You

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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Electrical components have their own fair share of problems. Seriously, you wouldn’t believe how many electrical calls we get from homeowners who have state-of-the-art devices all throughout their homes but are struggling with a simple part failure.

Some components last for a while and others some could fail early depending on a lot of different factors in your home. No matter how lucky you are, eventually, you’ll need an electrician in Harvey, LA to work on your system. Different components require different needs, and today we’re going to talk about how these parts can become faulty. From wires to outlets, to electrical panels, these components can start hurting your quality of life. You’ll have trouble using your appliances and devices, and your comfort could seriously suffer down the line.

We’re here to help. We can give you information about the components that are in danger of becoming faulty, and get you the service you need.

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