Mike Smith Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘West Monroe’

Is a Dripping Sound from My Air Conditioner a Problem?

Monday, May 20th, 2024

As we head into another hot Louisiana summer, it’s important to have an air conditioner that’s ready to perform under all that pressure. So you should always keep an eye (and an ear) out for any sign that your air conditioner needs repair. If you catch a problem early, you’ll be able to avoid an AC breakdown and a hot, sweaty wait for a technician.

Some signs of an AC problem are obvious: if it’s making a terrible grinding noise, stopping immediately every time it starts up, or simply not providing the cooling power you need, it’s very clear that you need repairs. But what if you’re less sure? A dripping sound from your air conditioner might cause you concern. Is it really a problem? What could be wrong? What should you do?

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Why It’s So Important to Change Your AC Air Filter

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Anywhere you look, whether it’s a blog like this one or your air conditioner’s owner’s manual, you’ll be told to change your AC air filter regularly. Most of the recommendations say it should be done once a month during the summer, and at least every few months when your air conditioner is running less of the time. But you’re not always told why!

In our experience, people are more likely to do something if they understand the importance of it and what could happen if they don’t. So we’d like to tell you all about what your AC air filter does, why it needs to be changed, and what can happen if you don’t change it.

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It’s Time for Spring Maintenance!

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Welcome to spring! It just might be the most beautiful time of the year. But you’re going to enjoy it more if you know you’re ready for the summer heat, which can hit before you quite expect it to. How can you be sure you’re prepared? One of the most important things you can do is get spring maintenance for your HVAC system. Here’s why.

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Furnace Repair: When Replacement Is Too Expensive

Monday, January 15th, 2024

It’s the coldest time of the year in Louisiana, very different from our usual luxurious warmth. And of course, if your furnace is going to have problems or break down, now—when it’s working the hardest—is the time when that will happen. What should you do about your struggling or failing furnace? Should you have it repaired? Do you need to replace it? What if that’s too expensive?

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Have You Changed Your Air Filter Recently?

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Happy New Year! A fresh start, a clean slate, some good resolutions in mind, and you’re all ready for 2024, right? But wait. How’s your furnace doing? How can it have a fresh start and a clean slate? The best thing you can do for your furnace is to change the air filter. Why? How? When? We’ll tell you everything you need to know.

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Why a Rumbling Furnace Is So Bad

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Your furnace can’t simply ask you for help when it’s not doing well. But if you pay attention, it will give you some signs that it’s having trouble. One of the easiest signs to notice is when your furnace makes an unusual noise.

There are a variety of sounds that can indicate a problem. If you’re hearing a rumble from your furnace, this is a particularly important one to have checked out. Here’s what might be going on.

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3 Heating Issues That Need Immediate Attention

Monday, October 9th, 2023

It can be tempting to put off unpleasant things, like filling out frustrating paperwork, washing the most difficult pot to scrub, or investigating the cause of the strange sound your car has started making. But some things really do need to be addressed promptly. When it comes to your heating system, how can you tell the difference?

Certain heating issues really do need immediate attention. Here are three problems your heater might encounter that need repairs ASAP.

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3 Summertime Contaminants to Avoid

Monday, July 17th, 2023

You may have heard that indoor air quality is generally worse than the quality of outdoor air. And if you know that the average American spends over 90% of their time indoors, you’re probably motivated to make sure that the air you’re breathing in there doesn’t have too many contaminants. Did you know that the things that impact indoor air quality change throughout the seasons? Here are some of the biggest concerns with summer air.

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Late Maintenance Is Still Worth It

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

At this point in the summer, if you haven’t had your annual AC maintenance done, you might be wondering if you should just wait until next spring. No! You should schedule that maintenance right away. While it is common to have your air conditioner’s yearly checkup done before the summer really kicks into gear, the most important thing about maintenance is not what time of year it’s done—it’s that you have it done every single year. Here’s why.

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Maximizing Energy Efficiency: How Proper Central Air Conditioner Maintenance Can Save You Money

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Running your air conditioner all summer long in Louisiana can be pretty costly. It uses a lot of energy, and when your electrical bill arrives, you might be dismayed at how steep the cost is. Now, there’s nothing we can do about the price of electricity. But we can help you to make sure you use as little of it as is necessary to keep your home comfortable. You can decrease energy usage with AC maintenance. This includes professional maintenance and tasks you can do yourself to keep your AC running efficiently.

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