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Why do I need a load calculation?

“This one is TOO big. This one is TOO small. This one is JUST right.” Sure, these sound like the comments that snoopy little Goldilocks made about the three bears’ chairs. But they’re also a reminder of why you need to have a professional do a load calculation to determine the best HVAC unit for your home.Nobody wants to shell out the cash that having too much unit for your needs can cost. And nobody wants to shiver and/or sweat it out because a “baby bear” unit can’t get the job done.

How can I extend the life of my HVAC system?

They say that nothing lasts forever. And they’re right. At least when it comes to your HVAC system. Industry experts say that, even in the best of scenarios, you’ll likely know the not-so-sweet sorrow of parting with your system within 15-25 years due to its loss of efficiency, if not flat-out failure. But take heart. You can extend your relationship with your HVAC system by following these basic tips.

Get your AC ready for a heavy work load with these maintenance tips

Sure, you want your AC to keep YOU cool this summer. But it’s liable to let you down if you’ve given it the cold shoulder all year. Check out these tips for caring for your central air system so that it’s ready to keep you cool on all the hot Louisiana days to come.Change your air filters regularly.A dirty filter can damage your equipment and cost you money.

Top 5 reasons you need a Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner Whole-House Air Filtration System

How dry I am….!  Forced-air heating systems can seriously dry out inside air and give allergens that would normally settle down the chance to float around longer. Which means that your chances of inhaling them are greater. Combine that with your dried-out, inflamed nasal passages and cracked skin, you’ve got a recipe for sinus and viral infections.

Celebrating 50 years of high quality HVAC maintenance

On April 1, 2016, Pullen Air Conditioning, Inc. celebrates exactly 50 years since Donald Pullen first started the business back in 1966. Five decades later, it’s not just the years, but the Pullen family’s distinguished record for quality products, effective and efficient service, and stellar customer care that make this anniversary truly “golden.”

The complete standby generator maintenance checklist

Uh-oh. Looks like another southern Louisiana power outage. No dark days for you though. You were smart enough to invest in a standby generator. But have you been maintaining it so that it’s ready to go to work for you when you need it?Just to be sure, we’re providing you with these regular maintenance tips to help keep your backup generator in tip-top condition.EVERY WEEKMake sure your generator has adequate fuel levels and run it briefly to verify that it has no alarms or warnings.

Winter allergy tips for Louisiana homeowners

Spring hasn’t sprung. But your allergies are in full bloom.

Give your furnace the attention it needs

When winter rolls around, your furnace can be your best friend. But like most friends, that furnace might not be there for you if you’ve ignored or mistreated it all year. Proper maintenance - even when the winter isn't brutal - is vital to making sure you don’t get left all alone to brave the cold when the night's get bitter again.

Are standby generators and portable generators the same?

Here in Southern Louisiana where we’re no strangers to power outages, a portable or standby generator is a wise investment. Both can come to your rescue when the lights go out. But are the two devices actually the same? The simple answer is “no,” and understanding how they differ is important when deciding which is the best “power insurance” for your particular situation.Characteristics of portable generators:can keep your essential appliances running during an outage

My furnace isn't heating up! Help me, Pullen AC!

Baby, it’s cold outside. And to make matters worse, your gas furnace isn’t heating up. Before you call for service, here are a few things to try to get that furnace warmed up and going again.Make sure the pilot light is on. If it’s out, your furnace won’t be able to light. Carefully follow the instructions in your owner’s manual for lighting a pilot light. “What owner’s manual?” you may ask. Try the manufacturer’s website. Or call in a pro for help if you’re unsure how to do it.