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A well-maintained furnace is typically one of the most durable appliances in your home. Nevertheless, there are times when you may need to call a technician to fix your heating system.

At Dave Broussard A/C & Heating, we service HVAC systems throughout Broussard, LA, and the surrounding areas. The following are a few causes that may lead you to call us to repair a breakdown in your furnace.

Dirty or Clogged Filter


Your furnace's filter improves your indoor air quality by collecting debris, allergens and other impurities. As it becomes full or wears down with use, you should periodically replace it. A clogged filter will force your furnace to work harder to push warm air through your home.

 

The extra work may cause your furnace to break down much earlier than it otherwise would. Our technicians can clean your equipment and replace your filter to keep your air quality fresh and maximize the life of your furnace.

 

Failed Blower Motor


Your furnace's blower keeps air moving around your home. If the blower fails, even the most efficient furnace will be unable to heat your house.

 

Mechanical failure is typically the result of the blower being clogged or overused. To keep your furnace's blower working properly for as long as possible, have a licensed technician clean your ducts and perform a tune-up of your furnace.

 

Power Supply Issues


Power supply failure can happen in electric and gas furnaces. Electric furnaces may short or blow a breaker due to bad wiring. Gas furnaces may not function properly if there is an issue with the gas line or the fuel that powers the unit.

 

Both gas and electricity can be very dangerous. Therefore, you should call a licensed HVAC professional if there could be a problem with your furnace's power supply.

 

Conscientious Furnace Professionals


If you experience furnace problems in your home or business, reach out to us for assistance. We serve clients throughout Broussard, Lafayette and Youngsville with a comprehensive menu of options. Trust us with your heating or cooling installation, repair or maintenance. We also handle air quality, insulation, and generators. Call Dave Broussard A/C & Heating today to request service.

 

As winter approaches, you may be thinking of ways you can conserve energy to protect the earth's resources and protect your wallet. Properly insulating your home can help you save by keeping warm air in and cold air out. Dave Broussard A/C & Heating provides HVAC and home insulation services in Broussard and surrounding areas.

 

Seal Air Leaks to Keep Warm Air In


Virtually any type of wall can allow your optimally-heated indoor air to escape your home. If you live in an older home, there is no such thing as too much caulking and weather stripping to seal air leaks. Older construction styles mean there will generally always be enough fresh air circulating throughout the home even after sealing the biggest air leaks.

 

 

Insulate HVAC Ducts


Leaking air ducts may lower your home's energy efficiency by up to 20 percent. When you seal and insulate your ducts, air will be able to travel to all parts of your home as efficiently as possible. This is especially true of ducts that pass through uninhabited areas of your home like the attic or unfinished basement.

 

 

Choosing a Type of Insulation


When choosing insulation, the label will typically state an R-value per inch, which measures the resistance of heat transfer. A higher R-value will give you more insulation. Tighter spaces will require insulation with a higher R-value. However, more open spaces like attics can be insulated with a less heat-resistant product, which can be doubled.

 

 

Getting Started


The attic is the best and least expensive place to start. You may also want to insulate the main floor walls, basement, and crawl spaces. While you can insulate your home as a DIY project, it is best to have your home inspected by a licensed HVAC professional. In addition to inspections we are also available to provide:

 

 

    • Air conditioning repair and installation
    • Mitsubishi mini-splits
    • Insulation
    • Indoor air quality
    • Commercial HVAC
    • Heating inspection, repair, and installation

 

Our comfort specialists have more than a decade of collective experience in providing heating and cooling solutions. Call us today, and we'll help get your home insulated for winter.

Now that the air has started to chill, we all start to worry about heating our homes. What is the best way to do it? The answer to that question can be surprisingly complex because so much depends on factors unique to you and your house. However, there are some general principles to follow if you want to keep coziness high and utilities low.

When it comes to energy efficiency, the name of the game is using your central heating and cooling system less. The best way to do this is to ensure that you and your house are ready for the extreme temperatures that winter brings. Let's talk about some long-term and short-term solutions to the energy efficiency problem.

 

Long-Term Effects


The most important long-term change you can make is insulation. Be sure that you have done all that you can to keep the inside and outside air from mixing. Here are a few common fixes that can help.

 

 

 

    • Seal windows with caulk

 

    • Fix cracks between doors and frames

 

    • Cap exhaust escapes, such as chimneys, while not in use

 

 

 

Short-Term Changes


The big idea here is to prioritize room heating. Why heat rooms that you do not use? Ideally, you can strike a balance between central heating and a more localized heat source like a fire. And, though it seems painfully obvious, we should say that it does not hurt to pick a blanket over turning up the heat.

 

 

We Want to Work With You


If you are thinking about upgrading your heating and cooling system or know your current unit needs some maintenance, give us a call today. We can work with you to figure out the best solution to your heating needs. South Louisiana might not be known for its winters, but preparing for them is always a good idea. If you live in Acadiana, we at Dave Broussard A/C & Heating want to help you find the right balance and keep your energy efficiency high this winter. We also provide heating and cooling repairs, maintenance, and installation as well as indoor air quality services.

 

A breeze of cold air is nice when out on a boat on a lake. Cold air coming from a furnace is not as pleasant, though. Cold air doesn't heat a home during cold winter seasons. Without hot air inside the house, your comfort level drops, and you run the risk of bursting pipes and causing other issues. Here are some reasons why a furnace may be blowing cold air.

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