Everyone shopping for a new heating and air conditioning system says the same thing, “I want a high efficiency system at a fair price.” Problem is, every system advertizes itself as “high efficiency”. Not only that, but there is a lot more to an air conditioning system than efficiency. We thought it would be helpful…

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Solutions to the Case of the Sweating Duct Reprint of an article dated Mar 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Kevin O’Neill It’s that time of year when windows are sweating and people are wondering if their air conditioning systems are working properly.  Usually they are, but to be better informed we are republishing an article…

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It seems simple. Your central heater is old, not working well, or broken. Time to get a new one. But, be sure to understand the long-range effects that the choice of a new heater will have on your home. Trane Furnace Family Heaters not only heat your home, but they are also the communication hub…

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AC System SEER Rating

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of your air conditioner can have a major effect on your cooling costs. That’s especially true during the sultry summers in New Orleans, Louisiana. Choosing a system that has a higher SEER rating can translate to greater comfort and lower utility bills. Here’s what you need to know…

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Zoning HVAC Systems Makes Family Happy

Between individual temperature preferences among family members and annoying hot and cold spots, balancing the energy needs in your home can be tricky. Zoning your home in New Orleans, Louisiana, might be the solution to these HVAC problems. Here are three benefits of installing a zoning HVAC system in your home: Personalized Comfort In a…

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While single- and two-stage HVAC equipment can be effective, variable-speed technology truly presents consumers with more energy-saving potential and significantly improved home comfort. The term “variable-speed technology” simply refers to the ability of a air conditioner or furnace to automatically vary its operating speed. Though variable-speed units tend to cost more at the outset than…

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If it’s time to replace your home’s cooling system, buying a Trane air conditioner is a smart choice. Trane has been a leader in cooling equipment innovation for over 120 years and are well-known for rigorous testing and reliability. Trane offers a number of different models so you can choose equipment that perfectly suits your…

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The best way to cool your home without installing central air conditioning. A ductless air conditioner can be the best option for cooling an older home or an addition built without the proper ductwork. Portable and window mounted air conditioners have limits and take up space, but a ductless air conditioner is installed directly on…

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There is no longer enough R-22 refrigerant to meet demand. As a result the price of R22 has risen in the last 5 years from $20 a pound to $100+ a pound. In the last 3 months, R-22 has been impossible to obtain in the New Orleans market. Surgi’s has been exclusively selling R410a systems…

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