Natal's HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Mandeville’

The Three Rules of AC Replacement

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Earlier in the summer, we had a blog post dedicated to detecting the signs that your air conditioner might be on its way to retirement. Still, we didn’t necessarily cover the topic as thoroughly as we could’ve. Air conditioning replacement in Mandeville, LA is a complex topic, and there are a lot of things that are going to differentiate each situation from the next. For instance, we’d argue that recent trends in inflation and certain markets have made it very difficult for homeowners to even think about replacing their air conditioners.

Well, when it comes to budgeting correctly, we’d like to talk about the “three rules” of AC replacement. Each of these deals with a concrete number that you can use in your budget calculations to determine if an AC replacement is going to be a smart or silly financial decision.

Just make sure you ask us about any questions you might have, or call us for a comfort consultation if you need more help.

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3 Resources to Learn About Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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As a company, our main goal is to provide comfort technology to customers throughout our entire service area. This is pretty obvious, but it’s important that we’re clear about it. However, the goal of this blog is a little different. This blog allows us to communicate directly with our customers and offer them support, resources, and a place to get in touch with us when they need help. We want to mainly inform our customers so that they know how to run their comfort technology, and so that they know when they need to call us as well!

Air conditioning in Mandeville, LA is an energy-intensive process. No matter how efficient your air conditioner is, it’s always going to run up your energy bill and cost money. So, the most important thing to do is look for ways to stay energy efficient. All of our information is factual, so we’re going to share with you some of the best places you can look for efficiency tips.

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3 Signs of a Malfunctioning Furnace

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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Most homeowners want to know one important set of facts when they speak to an HVAC professional–and that’s what’s wrong with their system. It might be fun or an interesting exercise to talk about the inner workings of your furnace system, but how much does this information actually affect you? Does knowing what your blower fan is help when the furnace exhibits a strange sound and starts blowing out warm air? It might help a little, but you’d probably rather know what’s wrong, right?

Well, we get it. We’re not people who like to beat around the bush for any reason. If you’ve got a malfunctioning furnace system then we can provide furnace repairs in Mandeville, LA. And, to make things even easier, we can fix it in record time if you tell us about the symptoms your system might be exhibiting.

Here are just a few examples of what could be going wrong and how you can relay the information to us.

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Why End of Season AC Maintenance Is Important

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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It’s November, which means that most HVAC pros are talking less about air conditioners and more about heating systems. Even in our neck of the woods, we still rely on heating systems to keep our homes nice and cozy through the chilliest of nights.

That all being said, we need to discuss one final AC topic before we start talking about ways you can save on your heating bills. End-of-the-year AC repair in Mandeville, LA, as well as AC maintenance, is a necessity that we want homeowners to think about before they set their systems aside and wait for next spring.

We’re going to talk about how both of these vital services are necessary if your system is struggling, or hasn’t been maintained at all this year. We’ll also talk about why now might be the perfect time to fit in a final appointment before switching gears to the holiday season.

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Your Old Knob and Tube Wiring Should Be Replaced

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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Back at the turn of the 20th century, homes were starting to be outfitted with electrical wires. Gas lamps were a thing of the past, and the industrial revolution brought with it electricity—a cheap and effective alternative to traditional methods of lighting and power. From this point on, most homes were built with electrical systems installed, fuse boxes, and other ways to provide electrical power.

However, times have changed. The knob and tube wiring of the past is now old and outdated. If you’re a new homeowner in our area who just bought a beautiful old house, or you’re someone who has been in your antique house for a while, knob and tube wiring might ring a bell. Unfortunately, it could very well be a safety concern and could cause you trouble with your home insurance policy.

Our certified Mandeville, LA electricians can quickly remove your old wiring and replace it with newer, safer, more effective electrical wires.

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You Should Never Be Afraid to Call for Help

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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When you’re encountering pipe leaks, corrosion, and issues with mold it can be hard to call for help. You might be embarrassed at the mess this plumbing issue has caused, and you might also be unsure as to what the cause of the problem is. While we understand the sentiment, we’re the experts who can help you with plumbing in Mandeville, LA when you need it.

The truth is that professional plumbers don’t really care about the state of your home, nor do they care about whether or not a homeowner can pinpoint the source of a problem. As plumbers, we need to be able to diagnose a problem on our own, which is why we have specialized equipment to help us do so. Our main priorities are as follows:

  1. Fix your plumbing issue at its source.
  2. Keep your home safe and hygienic.
  3. Make sure you’re comfortable and happy after our work is complete.

Keep reading to see how we achieve all three of those goals.

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A Handy Air Conditioning Term Glossary

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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We’ve all been there—searching for help with your air conditioning issue while you’ve got 18 different tabs open on your browser looking up HVAC industry terms. When you’re not well-acquainted with this technology and this industry, it’s really hard to know just what we’re talking about. BTUs? SEER and AFUE? Short-cycling and refrigerant recharges? What do all of these words mean?

Don’t worry, we’ve got a blog post for everything and that’s the topic we’re going to cover today. In order for you to be an informed consumer when looking for AC repair in Mandeville, LA, you’ll need to be able to identify these terms and know what they mean. They’re everywhere and the more you understand about them, the more likely you are to save on energy bills, repair costs, or the cost of an early system replacement.

Let’s get started! And don’t forget to call our pros if you have any questions, or if you run into a lesser-known term that you’d like some knowledge about.

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Plumbing Part Increases: Our Guide on What to Do

Monday, July 12th, 2021

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news lately, you’ll have noticed by now that plumbing parts have started increasing in price. It’s not just plumbing parts, it’s practically every component to every machine or building system! This is due to a nationwide shortage in supply that’s starting to bleed into every single industry. Don’t worry, as long as you’re prepared and working with the right team, you’ll be fine.

We’d like to guide those homeowners that might be worried through some safe practices during these difficult times. We understand the urgency to purchase expensive plumbing parts when you need them, especially when you’re not as familiar with the plumbing industry, but we’d urge you to contact us first.

As plumbers in Mandeville, LA we know exact prices, how long it will take to get certain parts, and we can clue you in to the market on when this will subside.

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Is Your Home Plumbing Up to Code?

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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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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