There’s something about dealing with a local, family-owned company that gives one greater peace of mind than dealing with a national chain. For over 30 years, Albers Air Conditioning has served the residents of Slidell and beyond. Our goal is to provide the highest quality service at affordable prices. And, since our reputation depends on our work, we proudly offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to all of our customers.
Trust our experts for the following heating services:
- Heater Repair & Maintenance
- Heater Installation & Replacement
- Furnace Repair & Maintenance
- Furnace Installation & Replacement
- Heat Pump Services
- Ductless Mini Split Systems
- Smart Home Thermostats
- Filter Replacement
- Commercial Heating Services
You can count on us for all of your air conditioning repairs!
Why Heating & Furnace Maintenance Is Invaluable
Many people don’t think much about their heaters or furnaces unless there’s a problem; they expect them to start up immediately and keep them comfortable all winter long. However, like any machine, your heater requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly and catch minor issues before they grow and wreak havoc later. Here are a few benefits to consider if you’ve never considered hiring a heating service company for annual heater or furnace maintenance.
- Extends System’s Lifespan: While many factors determine how long your furnace will last, the average lifespan is about 15 years. However, with routine maintenance by trained professionals, it’s not unheard of for a furnace to last up to 30 years.
- Lowers Your Utility Bills: Because the cost of electricity continues rising and your HVAC system consumes so much power, keeping your system running efficiently ensures your system can do more with less.
Albers Air Conditioning provides high-quality maintenance services. Call us today and find out whether you should schedule one annually or seasonally.
How to Make Your Furnace More Efficient
Now that you know that your furnace is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home, it’s prudent to do all you can to ensure it runs as efficiently as possible. Check out these simple tips.
- Change or clean the air filter regularly.
- Check and clean the vents with a vacuum.
- Vacuum the furnace.
- Consider upgrading your thermostat to a programmable model.
- Beef up the insulation in your house, so it retains as much heat as possible.
- Put on warmer clothing and turn down the thermostat.
- Call a furnace contractor for seasonal tune-ups and maintenance.
You can rely on us for quick, affordable heater repair!
Signs You Need Furnace Repair
As winter approaches, you’ll want to ensure that your heater is ready to do the work required to keep you and your family warm and cozy for months on end. The last thing you want is to crank up your heater on that first frigid day only to find that it won’t work. Below, we show you the signs to watch for that indicate that your furnace is failing and that you need to call a furnace service company for repair ASAP.
- No Heat: The apparent signs that your heater is in trouble is if it fails to produce heat or never gets as warm as you desire. No heat or not enough heat could be caused by a clogged burner, clogged air filter, or a malfunctioning thermostat.
- Faulty Thermostat: If you still feel chilly even when setting the thermostat higher, you must have it checked by a professional. Your thermostat contains temperature-sensitive switches that monitor and keep the temperature in the house. Sometimes, you need a professional to re-calibrate those switches.
- Strange Noises: Another common sign that something is wrong with your furnace is if you start hearing strange sounds like banging, squealing, or grinding. Sometimes, these sounds are caused by a failing ignitor or a problem with the blower.
- Spike in Utility Bills: If you notice that your utility bills have skyrocketed, it could be because your heater or furnace is losing efficiency and is working harder to do the job.
- Frequent Cycling: Your furnace goes through routine heating phases throughout the day; however, if you notice the system quickly cycling on and off, it could be an issue with the thermostat or something worse.