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Prevent a Crisis: This Fall, Give Your Furnace a Tune-Up

Don’t get left out in the cold! A little maintenance and attention now can keep your furnace chugging away all winter long. Don’t wait until temperatures plummet: Now is the absolute best time to perform basic furnace cleaning and maintenance. By tuning up your heating appliance, you can save the time and money that might…
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Pros and Cons of running a dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is an electric appliance clear by its name to diminish the humidity around. This product is commonly used at offices, hospitals, homes, etc. the dehumidifiers with their benefits also have some consequences with it. The pros and cons of this commonly used appliance are discussed under as per the observations made by different people…
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A ‘Go Bag’ Can Make All the Difference in an Emergency

Survival expert explains how to be ready to run at a moment’s notice Recent natural catastrophes, from hurricanes to western wildfires, are a fresh reminder that disaster can strike at any time. And no area of the country is immune, when you factor in the threat of tornadoes, earthquakes and human disasters like toxic spills. While the…
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Key HVAC Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

Before we know it, we will have to put away the shorts and T-shirts, winterize the pool, and get ready to face the colder weather. However, you may have to tackle more tasks than you think in your home. One of those extra jobs is taking care of your HVAC system. You will need to…
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How to avoid hot and cold spots indoors

Balancing the air will improve air circulation, increase energy efficiency and enhance the overall performance of your air conditioning and heating system. Delivering the right amount of air, be it cold or hot, to each room is very important. Therefore, making your indoor area more comfortable. Air balancing for a HVAC technician is the process of…
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Fun Fact Friday

We can thank the Invention of Air Conditioning for the term … “Summer Blockbuster“ The tale of the first air-conditioned movie theater is almost mythical. The story goes that in 1925, a young engineer named Willis Carrier installed a newfangled cooling contraption in the Rivoli Theater, Paramount Pictures’ showpiece on Times Square in Manhattan. The…
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6 Ways to Prepare Your A/C for Storms

Smart steps to protect your air conditioner during hurricanes and summer storms. If you’re anxious about the Atlantic hurricane season (June 1 – November 30) or just wary of summer storms, it’s wise to protect your HVAC system from whatever weather blows through this season. Storms don’t just bring rain and wind. They also cause…
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Reason you should test your air quality

Do you know what you and your loved ones are breathing in at your home? You may not be able to see it, but air pollutants are all around you. From dangerous mold to fumes from cleaning products. Air pollutants often invisible. If you have allergies or asthma, or experience frequent headaches or nose irritation…
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Question of the week…

What does HVAC stand for? HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It is commonly used for both residential and commercial applications. Call Kool A/C today at #(225) 328-1141 Regardless of your make or model, Kool A/C is ready 7 days a week for one flat rate to make sure that your HVAC (heating…
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Energy-Saving Tips For Summer!

Summer can bring the fun outside, but the energy bills up inside. After a long day of gardening, games and other outdoor activities, it’s important to have a place to “KOOL” off. In our extreme heat here in south Louisiana, having a home at a comfortable temperature is essential. However, keeping a comfortable home might…
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SEASONAL HVAC TIPS

In order to get the best performance from your HVAC system it is important to take care of it. Obviously, this means getting regular maintenance, tune-ups and repair service. But there are other ways you should be taking care of your heating and cooling system seasonally in order to make sure it has the best chance to…
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How To Take Care Of Your HVAC System When A Hurricane Hits

We all know the precautions we should take to protect our homes and families when a hurricane threatens: stock up on water and non-perishable food, get out the flashlights and weather radio, buy lots of batteries, bring in your lawn furniture and board up the windows. But did you know that you could also take precautions to…
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How to Make Your New Home’s HVAC System More Energy Efficient

So, you’ve moved into a new home and you just got your first utility bill. Is it higher than you expected? If so, your HVAC system may be the cause. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), heating and cooling account for close to 50 percent of your home energy costs. If you are struggling with higher…
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Question of the week…

When is the best time to replace my HVAC? The best time to buy an air conditioner is in the spring or fall, but an honest contractor should have comparable prices on or off-season. Spring and fall are considered “off-season” for HVAC contractors. Call Kool A/C today #225.328.1141

6 Signs That Your Air Conditioning System Is In Need Of Repairs

It’s actually not difficult to tell if your air conditioning system is in need of repairs. But sometimes inexperienced homeowners might wonder whether the air conditioner is not working. At other times, homeowners might feel that when their air conditioning system is showing signs that it needs repairs. It is better to look after the…
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Question of the week…

What is a HEPA filter? Think about the long list of important terms, buzzwords, and acronyms in your life that you haven’t quite wrapped your brain around: FDIC-insured, Big Data, Organic, to name a few.  If you’ve ever bought an air purifier or vacuum, you can probably add “HEPA” to that list. What does it…
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How does humidity impact your HVAC system?

More often than not, heat and humidity are used interchangeably when describing the hot weather we experience. However, any homeowner interested in keeping their HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Cooling) system in tip top shape will want to know the difference. Air conditioning systems help to keep homes comfortable even during the hottest days of the…
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How to Clean Your Air Vents Yourself

One of the best ways to ensure that the air in your home is clean is to keep your air vents clean. Air ducts in your house contain millions of particles of dust, hair, dirt, pollen, other allergens and even spiderwebs. Cleaning your air vents will also save you money on heating and air conditioning.…
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Fun things to do in May!

Walk MS: Baton Rouge May 4th Walk MS: Baton Rouge is an annual walk event held every spring to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. The walk has a 1 mile and 3 mile option for participants to choose from with rest stops along the long route. Sponsors and vendors are set up at…
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Tips to create an Eco-Friendly Home

It is good news that many people across the world are becoming more environmentally-conscious. Being more eco-friendly will not only help you contribute to a sustainable environment but it can even save you money. Here are some ways to improve the mechanical and electrical engineering of your home, and make it a more eco-friendly place.…
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Question Of The Week…

What is a good temperature setting for my air conditioner? By turning your thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit you capture the most efficient setting for your air conditioner during warmer months. Reducing your home’s temperature lower, such as to 72 degrees, could increase your cooling costs by as much as 47 percent!

HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

Do you share your home with FUR babies? If so, did you know it doubles your responsibility when it comes to maintaining your HVAC system. Pets have a direct effect on the quality of the air you breathe. Be extra mindful and follow these tips to secure your health while sharing comfort with your furry…
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Importance of a HVAC Maintenance Program

Would you believe me if I told you that for a relatively small investment, you could save money, breathe cleaner air, enjoy increased safety and comfort, and help our environment? That’s just a quick synopsis of the benefits you’d get with a regular HVAC maintenance from Kool AC. Preventive maintenance is such a wise and…
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Indoor Air Quality

You spend the majority of your time indoors, no matter if it’s the winter or the summer. We don’t always consider how healthy or clean the air inside our homes or business are. If you have a home with small children, older people, or maybe someone with breathing or health problems, keeping an eye on…
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Fun Things to do in April…

April is finally here and although the weather has been Kool the promise of Spring is in the air. Just for fun we at Kool AC decided to put together a list of a few up coming events, in and around our area. It’s time to get out and shake off these winter blues once…
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Life Before Air Conditioning

GETTY IMAGES How in the world did people deal with the summer heat without air conditioning? Lots of ways, both time-tested and experimental. Cooling homes was not the intended purpose when Willis Carrier invented modern air conditioning in 1902. The earliest air conditioners were for industrial quality control; the comfort of the workers was incidental.…
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Question of the Day:

How can I lower my electric bill? For many homeowners, the monthly utility bill is the second-largest expense after the mortgage. Reducing your energy usage isn’t just a good investment for the environment—it’s also a great way to keep your budget in check. In 2016, the average electric bill in the United States was $119…
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Fun Facts Friday!

In the 1940s, a window air conditioner cost $350. In today’s dollars that would be around $3,500!

Prepare Your Thermostat for Spring Temperatures

Spring is finally here! It can be a breath of fresh air both literally and figuratively. Keep in mind the temperatures can rise and fall from day to day. This could leave you with a comfort problem both outside and inside your home. However, there are ways to combat these temperature swings while keeping your…
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Fun Facts Friday!

The United States has long consumed more energy each year for air conditioning than the rest of the world combined. In fact, we use more electricity for cooling than the entire continent of Africa, home to a billion people, consumes for all purposes!

When You Should Call a Professional During Renovating Your Fixer Upper

In a world with home improvement shows and Do-It-Yourself entrepreneurs, many of us are inspired to upgrade our homes over the weekend with the help of social media. With a great deal of information available, homeowners are capable of tackling most home renovation projects. However, there are times when it’s best to step aside and hire…
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Hot weather is Coming, is Your AC Unit Ready?

Before you know it, hot Louisiana days will be here in full swing – hot temps and sunny skies! After this wet winter season you may feel ready for our summer heat, but is your AC unit prepared to keep your home cool? It is important to ensure your system is prepped for summer. After…
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9 Things to Check Before Calling for A/C Service

Have you ever had that moment of fear where you know something isn’t right with your air conditioner, but you’re almost too scared to find out? These steps may save you time, money and the hassle of going without air conditioning. 1. Is there electrical power to the house? Believe it or not, we get…
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Fun Facts Friday!

Facts About Heating & Cooling’s History Heating and cooling may not seem like a Fun Friday topic for conversation. Let us dive into some of the history and you may come across something interesting that you didn’t know before. After you take a look at this Fridays Fun Facts, you may have a whole new appreciation…
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Question of the Day

There has always been the question of which is the best direction or which way should your air vents in the room face: to the wall or away from the wall? This question has puzzled people for the longest time. It would seem that the vents should point to the inside of the room so…
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Question of the Day:

How often should I change my air filters? The frequency of your change-out is effected by several factors. How many people do you have in your home? Do you have pets? What is the climate like in your area? Do you have allergies? What types of filters are you using? All of these answers affect…
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Types of Home HVAC Systems

HVAC is short for heating ventilation and air conditioning, and while both the heating and cooling elements are grouped together as a system, they may employ vastly different methods for regulating your home’s temperature. For instance, in your live in a northern climate, you may have a full ducted heating system, but rely solely on…
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7 Tips For Surviving A Long Work Day

7 Tips For Surviving A Super Long Work Day & Being Productive ByCarolyn Steber Apr 6 2016 When your boss asks you to stay late, you’re working a double, or you’ve found yourself stuck behind a desk with no sleep, it can feel like surviving a super long work day will be a near impossibility.…
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10 surprising air-conditioning facts from the book ‘Cool’

The easiest way to beat the heat this weekend may be to turn on your air conditioning. But the road to being able to flip a switch to cool down your house was not so simple. As author Salvatore Basile explains in his new book “Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything,” the path to easy,…
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Top 10 HVAC Systems

1. American Standard Air Conditioners American Standard is one of the most reliable brands in the business. The company gets far fewer repair calls for its AC systems than most other of the best brands in the business. They also have an extensive lineup of HVAC products to choose from. If you decide on this…
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Should You Have Your Air Ducts Clean?

Knowledge about the potential benefits and possible problems of air duct cleaning is limited. Since conditions in every home are different, it is impossible to generalize about whether or not air duct cleaning in your home would be beneficial. If no one in your household suffers from allergies or unexplained symptoms or illnesses and if,…
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How To Prevent Air Duct Contamination

Whether or not you decide to have the air ducts in your home cleaned, committing to a good preventive maintenance program is essential to minimize duct contamination. To prevent dirt from entering the system: Use the highest efficiency air filter recommended by the manufacturer of your heating and cooling system. Change filters regularly. If your…
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How to maintain A/C units during hurricane season

During Hurricane Harvey, many units were destroyed. Residents are now just replacing them. With hurricane season almost here, KHOU spoke with an expert about how to keep your AC unit up and running. HOUSTON — We all know how critical our air conditioning units are in Houston. Experts say on average, people run their units…
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Tips to Staying Cool Inside

During the hot summer months, it can be difficult to stay cool and enjoy yourself, especially if you don’t have air conditioning or have to be outside. You can keep cool indoors during the day by blocking out sunlight and avoiding activities that can make your home hotter. When you’re outside, you can beat the…
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Don’t be fooled by these 5 home cooling myths

As the mercury rises this summer, most people are going to be looking for ways to keep their electricity bills down. But before you make any changes around the home, here are a few air conditioning myths to watch out for. Myth: Fans Keep a Room Cool Fans don’t make a room any cooler, they…
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