Get your heat pump inspection before the warm weather arrives

Chances are that your home’s heat pump isn’t something you spend a ton of time thinking about—at least, until something goes wrong. If you’ve been putting off heat pump maintenance, now’s the time to schedule your heat pump inspection with the professionals at Axsom Air. Our expert techs can make sure that your heat pump is ready for the warmer weather ahead.

Schedule your heat pump inspection with Axsom Air!

Schedule your heat pump inspection this spring with your friends at Axsom Air. We can help make sure your heat pump is ready for the summer ahead.

To schedule your heat pump tune-up with Axsom Air, contact our team. We provide great cooling maintenance services here in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Why is a heat pump inspection necessary?

Unlike air conditioners or furnaces, heat pumps keep your home comfortable all year round. They don’t get a break: in hot weather, they’re busy cooling down your home, while in cold weather they’re working to pull heat energy into your home.

This versatility lends itself to energy-efficient operation in all seasons, but it can also mean extra wear-and-tear on your heat pump. We recommend scheduling a professional heat pump inspection two times per year: once in the spring, and once in the fall. This will give our technicians an opportunity to address any problems you’ve encountered in the summer or winter before the system gets hit with the workload of the next season.

We’re your local heat pump experts

At Axsom Air, we know our way around heat pumps. Our technicians not only repair all makes and models, but they know how to maintain these systems and keep them in optimal working order. In turn, that means better energy efficiency for your home, better cooling performance, and better comfort.

As a team that understands the importance of regular maintenance and just how much it can save homeowners in the long run, we’re proud to offer our Silver Club. This maintenance program allows you to get annual heat pump inspection and tune-up services from our team, along with a whole bunch of other cool perks.

To schedule your heat pump services here in Natchitoches, Louisiana, give us a call. We’ll make an appointment with you to go over your system. With Axsom Air, preventative maintenance can be your first line of defense this summer.

What are the signs your water heater needs to be replaced?

Your water heater is an easy thing to take for granted. In fact, it’s often out-of-sight, out-of-mind. However, when you stop to think about everything that your water heater makes possible—comfortable showers, sanitary dishes, clean laundry, running the dishwasher—you suddenly realize that your water heater is more important to your home than you originally thought. That’s why you need to keep an eye out for the signs your water heater needs to be replaced.

Water Heater Repair and InstallationWater heaters don’t last forever. The average standard tank system lasts between 10-15 years before needing to be replaced. That’s why Axsom Air provides water heater repair and replacement services here in Natchitoches. To schedule service, give us a call today!

What are the signs your water heater needs to be replaced?

It’s important to recognize the early signs you need water heater replacement. Here are a few red flags that it may be time to replace your water heater soon.

You’re not getting enough hot water

The main purpose of a water heater is pretty simple–to heat water. If your showers start getting cold, this is a telltale sign you need a new unit. Usually, this is an indicator that sediment is building up in the water heater, which separates the water from the heat source. Built-up sediment will also result in damage and less efficiency.

Rusty-colored water from the hot tap

If your water is brown or has a reddish tint, this may indicate that there is rusting going on inside the tank. Not only is this gross and unpleasant to deal with, but it’s also a forewarning that your unit’s anode rod is spent. This means that the inside of the tank itself is starting to corrode.

Pooled water around the unit

Your appliance may already be leaking. If you see moisture building up around the heater, this may signal that there’s a fracture inside the tank. As soon as you detect a leak, you should reach out to us here at Axsom Air to get it replaced.

Strange noises

A properly working water heater should be relatively silent. If you start to hear a rumbling noise or even banging sounds, you probably need a replacement system. Strange sounds typically occur because of sediment building up and hardening.

Age

Time itself may be enough of a reason to get a new water heater installed. Most water heaters only last about 10-15 years—maybe longer, depending on the situation and if the sacrificial anode rod was replaced at some point during the system’s lifespan.

If you know the age of the system, just keep that in mind: if your system is up there in age, you should be prepared to replace it, if needed. If you’re unsure of the age, you can typically find this information by checking the unit for a serial number, and then looking it up on the manufacturer’s website.

Call Axsom Air for water heater repair and replacement!

If your water heater shows any of these signs, it’s time to consider water heater replacement for your  Natchitoches home. For excellent plumbers, contact the team at Axsom Air today!

Why you should have us install a water filtration system in your home

Sanitary tap water, available on-demand, is one of the most important yet overlooked features of the modern home. Yet, while the water coming out of the tap is technically sanitary, it may not be as clean, clear, or good-tasting as it should be. That’s where a water filtration system, professionally installed by the team at Axsom Air, comes in.

Clogged DrainOur plumbers install a wide variety of water filtration systems, including reverse osmosis (RO) systems, whole-home water filtration units, and water softeners. In this blog, we’ll review just some of the reasons to have us install one in your home.

Why should you get a water filtration system?

Health

While public water is treated prior to arriving in your home, it’s not possible to remove everything found in the public water supply. This can include things like nitrates and pesticides (from agricultural runoff), arsenic (from pumped groundwater), and lead (from aging pipes and infrastructure). Of course, water can also transmit pathogens and disease.

There’s a saying: if you’re not using a filter for your water, then your body is acting as the filter! Safety is one of the primary reasons homeowners decide to make the upgrade to a water filtration system. The systems we install can easily filter out contaminants and bacteria, leaving your home with clean, purified water.

Taste

To prevent the transmission of disease, many municipal water supplies are treated with chemicals to disinfect the water. Chlorine is a commonly used disinfectant that kills pathogens and protects homeowners from contracting bacteria that cause waterborne diseases such as:

  • Giardiasis
  • Cryptosporidium
  • E. Coli

While chlorine does its part to fight the bad bacteria, your drinking water can be left tasting like a swimming pool or smelling unpleasant. If you are looking for better tasting water, our quick water filter installation can clean your water starting right away, making it more enjoyable to drink.

Do you know what’s in your water?

If you are unsure about the quality of your own residential water supply, contact us for more information about local contaminants and to set up a water filter in your home. At Axsom Air, we guarantee your satisfaction with our Ironclad Guarantees.

4 signs you need air duct cleaning (and when to call Axsom Air!)

As you go about your busy life, your air ducts might seem like the least of your concerns. That being said, making sure your ducts are clean is extremely important. If they’re dirty, it can lead to a variety of issues, including respiratory problems and high energy bills. In this blog, we’ll review the top-4 signs you need air duct cleaning here in Natchitoches.

Pictured: Strange smells are just one of the signs you need air duct cleaning. Call Axsom Air today!4 signs you need air duct cleaning

At Axsom Air, we want to ensure that you always have the highest quality of air in your home. For high-quality home services here in Natchitoches, contact us today!

1. Mold growth

A more serious problem may be present if you detect any mold in or around your air ducts. There may be too much moisture, which could cause mold to spread quickly. As mold can lead to a variety of health issues, it is one of the most important reasons to have air ducts cleaned.

2. Strange smells

If you’re smelling strange odors or smells, see if the odors are still present when you turn off your HVAC systems. It could be that odors are trapped or otherwise emanating from your air ducts, and that you’re pumping your home’s air full of foul smells every time you turn on the thermostat.

3. A high energy bill

Have you noticed an unexpected spike in your latest bill? If your air ducts have any clogs or leaks, it may reduce the efficiency of the system. This means your system is overworked, so you will be overcharged. At Axsom Air, we can check for any problem areas and clean or seal them as necessary.

4. Dusty or dirty vents

If you happen to notice an abnormal amount of dust or debris around your vents, it could indicate that too much dirt is circulating in your system or that your vents are blocked. This may reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system, and it may also trigger allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems.

Schedule your air duct cleaning today

As you can see, there are many benefits of air duct cleaning. Though these four signs indicate when you need to schedule an immediate cleaning, it’s always a good idea to have your air ducts cleaned regularly to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place.

Contact us to schedule air duct cleaning services.

Here are 4 signs you need AC repair in your home this summer

You and your family rely on your air conditioner to stay cool and comfortable in the hot summer. When your air conditioner breaks down, it’s a major disruption to your daily schedule. In this blog, we’ll review the signs you need AC repair in your home—and when you need to call Natchitoches’ trusted HVAC company: Axsom Air.

Here are four signs you need AC repair:

1. Hot air is blowing

When your air conditioner is acting more like a heater, it’s time to look into AC repair. It could be that you have a coolant leak or a failed compressor, or it might be something else. Either way, have an Axsom Air technician come out and take a look at your home’s air conditioning unit to get to the bottom of the situation.

Pictured: Summers in Natchitoches and the 4 signs you need AC repair

As we move into the dog days of summer, be on the lookout for these 4 signs you need AC repair.

2. Little to no air coming out of your vents

While you may feel cool air coming out your vents, it might be a weak flow of air, barely enough to even start to cool you off. Just like with the issue above, it could be your compressor that’s failing, or it might be a problem with your ducts. Have both looked at so you can get cool again.

3. Odd smells when you turn your air conditioner on

Your vents should be free of odd smells no matter if your air conditioner is on or off. As with most AC repair signs, there are a number of reasons behind the stinky smell.

You might have mold or mildew issue going on in your vents, or there could be burned wire insulation within the unit. This particular issue is especially vital to have taken care of as soon as possible, mainly because there’s the potential for it making you and everyone else in the house sick, which can result in unnecessary medical bills.

4. More and more problems with your air conditioning unit

Over the years, you could have more issues with your air conditioner with increasing frequency. This is common with older units, and a sign that you should start looking for something new rather than waste money more money than necessary on repairs.

Call Axsom Air for repair services in Natchitoches

Do you recognize any of these signs? Contact Axsom Air and allow us to keep your home and everyone in it cool and comfortable.

Save energy and money with a heat pump system

Are you shopping for a new heating and air conditioning system for your home? You’ve likely heard that heat pump systems can save energy, reducing your carbon footprint and lowering your utility bills. Here’s what you need to know about how heat pump systems work and their benefits.

What are heat pumps?

Despite the name, heat pumps provide both heating and cooling with a single unit. Heat pumps use energy to pull heat from the air or ground and transfer it to the home. To cool the interior rooms, this process is reversed.

Customers can choose from three types of heat pumps:

  • Air-to-air heat pumps, the most common option, transfer heat from the external air into your home. They can reduce electricity use for heating by as much as 50 percent, according to the federal Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
  • Water-source heat pumps use a nearby water source to the home to cool or heat air.
  • Ground-source heat pumps use geothermal energy, pulling heat from the ground rather than from a water source.

The right option for you depends on the size and layout of your home, the composition of the surrounding landscape, and other factors. If you’re interested in a heat pump for your home, contact Axsom Air for a free in-home estimate.

What are the benefits of heat pump systems?

Since Louisiana is a moderate climate and rarely has freezing temperatures, the heat pump is an ideal option for many homeowners in and around Natchitoches. These systems have multiple advantages:

  • Even distribution of heat throughout the home
  • Less energy consumption than a traditional gas or oil furnace
  • Improved dehumidification compared with standard air conditioning units
  • Utility bills reduced by 30 to 40 percent, according to the OEERE
  • Little required maintenance beyond monthly filter change and annual servicing
  • Lifespan of up to 30 years

How can I get started?

If you’re considering heat pump installation, contact the pros at Axsom Air to schedule a free in-home estimate here in Natchitoches. We provide a full spectrum of heat pump and air conditioning options, and we offer financing with approved credit. We also have regular specials and back our work with our Ironclad Guarantees.

Here’s why Axsom Air is proud to be your local Trane dealer

Axsom Air is proud to be your local Trane dealer. In this blog post, we’ll run through some of the reasons we install Trane air conditioners and heat pumps here in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and why you should give us a call for a free in-home estimate.

Benefits of Trane AC products

Trane is a dependable company dedicated to providing modern and progressive air flow technology that is second to none. The company’s professionals are committed to redefining excellent customer service. They are worried about far more than just selling their products.

It is a priority for them to offer various resources and specialists to help you keep the air in your home clean, safe and healthy for everyone that lives there. Trane HVAC ensures that there are experts available for consultation and assistance when you need them, as well as easy access to all the information you need to make the right decision for your home systems.

State-of-the-art air conditioners

Trane prides itself in providing nothing but the best, most advanced AC units. The XV20i TruComfort Variable Speed is one of their top, most efficient units currently being featured on their website. This new product enables the fans to run at changing speeds in order to attain and maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, regardless of the weather that’s going on outside.

Guarantees from Axsom Air

As a proud seller of Trane air conditioning products, Axsom Air promises 100% satisfaction guaranteed, as we are confident you will be pleased with the quality of our work. Also provided are ironclad first-class HVAC contractor services, with a comfort guarantee.

That means that we offer free replacement if your air conditioning unit fails to achieve and/or maintain the promised temperature. Axsom Air also carries a No Lemons Guarantee, which promises nothing less than a deluxe system. If your AC fails twice within the first five years, we will replace it with an entirely new one.

Axsom Air is your local Trane dealer

Axsom Air is your friendly neighborhood Trane dealer. Call today at 318-352-7777 for AC installation and other HVAC or plumbing needs in your home.

Here’s why you should spend your tax refund on a new AC upgrade

It’s tax refund season. According to the IRS, most Americans can expect to see a refund this season. While many will spend their refund on vacations, cars, or boats, there are better long-term uses for the money.

In this blog, we’ll discuss why you should consider boosting your home’s value, curb appeal, and comfort by buying a new air conditioner from us here at Axsom Air.

For a free in-home estimate on a new Trane air conditioner or heat pump, contact us or call us at (318) 352-7777.

Pictured: It's tax refund season, and it's time to take note.#1. Invest in your home’s value

Outside of paying down debt or investing your tax refund, the next-best use of the money is investing in your home’s value. That’s because your home’s equity is a relatively consistent asset; you’ll certainly get more, in the long-term, out of home upgrades than, say, buying a new car or taking a vacation.

If you have an older air conditioner, it makes sense to use your tax refund on a new AC upgrade. Here in our hot, humid summer climate here in Louisiana, a new air conditioner is a great selling point that can significantly raise your home’s value while providing you with comfort in the present.

#2. Boost the curb appeal of your home

This is related to your home’s value, but a bit different. In real estate, “curb appeal” refers to the reasons that prospective buyers decide to take a closer look at your home after seeing the listing online or hearing initial details from their realtor. If you’re thinking about selling your home in the next decade, the curb appeal of your home matters.

With online listing sites now prevalent, one of the first things a prospective buyer can see is the age of the HVAC systems. If you have an older system, they may decide to pass on your home altogether.

Why? Consider this: when you’re buying a home, on-hand cash is low. You have to pay not only the downpayment, but also closing costs, fees, and much more. Not only that, but the buyer also has to pay for moving and relocation costs, new furniture, home upgrades, and more. The last thing a new buyer wants is the hassle of an air conditioner on its last legs.

By using your tax refund to buy a new air conditioner—professionally installed by the team here at Axsom Air—your home’s curb appeal with benefit.

#3. Enjoy the comfort for yourself

Of course, buying a new air conditioner with your tax refund doesn’t have to be a dollars-and-cents decision. If you have an older air conditioner that just can’t keep up with what your family needs, you should make the switch and enjoy the comfort a new Trane provides.

Get a free in-home estimate from Axsom Air

If it’s time to replace your old air conditioner, it’s time to call Axsom Air. We’re your trusted Natchitoches home services company and air conditioning installers. We’ve been serving local homeowners since 1997.

To get started, contact us online to schedule a free in-home estimate. Or, give us a call at (318) 352-7777.

Here are 4 reasons to schedule your AC tune-up with Axsom Air

As we exit winter, enter spring, and look forward to summer, our experienced techs are busy inspecting and maintaining air conditioners throughout Natchitoches and the surrounding areas. It’s that time of year: it’s time to schedule your AC tune-up with Axsom Air.

In this blog, we’ll review the top-4 reasons you should book your maintenance appointment with the pros here at Axsom Air.

#1. Save money this summer with greater energy-efficiency

Your air conditioner requires an annual checkup and tune-up to keep it running efficiently. In fact, an unmaintained system is an inefficient one, and one which will cost you extra money over the summer ahead.

Here in Louisiana, our combination of heat and humidity means that you’re probably running your air conditioner nearly 24-7 over the course of the summer. Even the smallest gains in efficiency, over each minute of the hottest months of the year, can result in big savings.

#2. Avoid breakdowns by scheduling professional maintenance

If better energy-efficiency isn’t enough of a perk, an AC tune-up can also help keep your system running throughout the summer without a breakdown. A professional HVAC technician from Axsom Air will inspect your air conditioner and fix small problems before they lead to a major system breakdown.

Not only is a breakdown inconvenient and uncomfortable, but the AC repair you’ll need represents an extra, surprise cost that would have been better spent on an AC tune-up.

#3. Extend your system’s life and protect its warranty

Just like with your car, a regular tune-up will help your air conditioner live a longer, more productive life. This matters: every year that you can put off having to replace your air conditioner because it’s still running great is a year where you save.

There’s another longevity-related reason to schedule maintenance. Many HVAC manufacturers include clauses in their warranties requiring you to schedule a professional annual checkup for your system. If you don’t, your warranty could be voided early.

Your system’s warranty is valuable. Protect it by continuing to have your system maintained on an annual basis.

#4. Improve your home’s indoor comfort

Comfort matters. A well-maintained air conditioner is not only more energy-efficient, but it’s also running better, meaning it’s cooling your home that much more quickly and keeping temperatures more consistent. The result? Summertime comfort for you and your family.

If your air conditioner has been prone to “temperature swings” in the past, make sure you have an Axsom Air tech take a look. These swings not only cause major discomfort, but also probably are burning extra energy.

Call Axsom Air to schedule your AC tune-up today!

Here in Natchitoches, there’s one company to trust with your AC tune-up: Axsom Air. We’re your local HVAC company. From our experienced techs to our Ironclad Guarantees, we treat our customers right.

It’s spring, and that means it’s time for an AC tune-up. To schedule your air conditioner service, contact us today!