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Here in Natchitoches, it’s time to schedule your heating tune-up

With the nice fall temperatures we are accustomed to here in north central Louisiana, most people are probably not thinking about fall heating maintenance. However, fall is actually the best time to schedule a heating tune-up from the qualified professionals at AxsomAir. Here are four good reasons for you to plan yours today.

Axsom Heating RepairHere are 4 reasons to schedule a heating tune-up

1. You want to have a great winter

AxsomAir has been in business for decades, and we have never met anyone who enjoyed waking up in the middle of the night freezing because their furnace or heat pump is malfunctioning. Getting a fall furnace checkup now, while the weather is still relatively warm, can prevent a rude and chilly awakening in your future.

2. You need to know if you have any leaks

Before you fire up your gas furnace for the first time this winter, you want to be sure it is not leaking any harmful gases. Natural gas is highly explosive, but it is usually detectable by its odor. Carbon monoxide from a broken furnace is also dangerous, but harder for the average homeowner to notice.

3. You will see lower heating bills

A fall heat pump check or heating system tune-up could result in some lower energy bills for you this winter. Making sure that the heating system is running at top energy-efficiency can lower the strain on the motor and allows the unit to use less power while keeping your home comfortably warm.

4. You will help ensure you qualify for repairs under your manufacturer’s warranty

Most manufacturers recommend annual heating system checks. If you ever have any significant trouble with your system while it is still under warranty, being able to provide the company with yearly maintenance records will almost guarantee you will get the warranty service without question.

Call AxsomAir to schedule your heating tune-up

Don’t wait until the weather gets cold to have an expert look at your furnace or heat pump. Contact us today and schedule a heating system maintenance visit from one of our professionally certified and friendly technicians.

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

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 AxsomAir, 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 AxsomAir, 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: AxsomAir.

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 AxsomAir 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 AxsomAir for repair services in Natchitoches

Do you recognize any of these signs? Contact AxsomAir 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 AxsomAir 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 AxsomAir 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 AxsomAir is proud to be your local Trane dealer

AxsomAir 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 AxsomAir

As a proud seller of Trane air conditioning products, AxsomAir 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. AxsomAir 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.

AxsomAir is your local Trane dealer

AxsomAir 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 AxsomAir.

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 AxsomAir—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 AxsomAir

If it’s time to replace your old air conditioner, it’s time to call AxsomAir. 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 AxsomAir

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 AxsomAir.

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

#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 AxsomAir 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 AxsomAir tech take a look. These swings not only cause major discomfort, but also probably are burning extra energy.

Call AxsomAir to schedule your AC tune-up today!

Here in Natchitoches, there’s one company to trust with your AC tune-up: AxsomAir. 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!

Is this the last season for your furnace? Signs you need a new heating system

It’s been a long winter here in South Louisiana. Luckily (or, given the heat and humidity, unluckily!) spring and summer are on their way. Was this the final season for your home’s furnace? In this blog, we’ll run through some of the reasons you should replace your furnace with a new system.

For more information—and a free in-home estimate on a new furnace—contact AxsomAir today.

#1. Your furnace has needed repairs the last few winters

If your furnace has needed a repair service visit from AxsomAir over the past few seasons, it might be a sign that it’s time to upgrade to a more reliable, newer heating system.

Over the course of multiple seasons, those heating repair bills can add up to a big expense for your and your family. Consider this: if you just put the money you were going to spend on repairs toward a new Trane—professionally installed by AxsomAir—you could avoid the headache of needing to have your system constantly breaking down.

#2. You’re spending more and more on your energy bills

If your energy bills have been going through the roof over the past few winter seasons, you’re in a position where you can save big by upgrading to a new furnace. That’s because your older furnace is not only energy inefficient by virtue of being old, but it’s also not up to the standards of today’s systems.

This is the same as the furnace repairs: if you’ve been spending more and more on your energy bills during the winter months, you can probably see how that money, when saved, would add up to a nice-sized chunk of the cost of a new system.

#3. Your furnace isn’t heating your home

In this scenario, your furnace is technically running and providing heat, but it just isn’t enough to meet what your home needs. As a result, you have hot and cold spots, and your system is constantly running to try to keep up.

A furnace that is no longer capable of heating your home should be replaced. After all, what’s the point of having a furnace if it’s not going to keep your home comfortable?

Call AxsomAir for a free in-home estimate on a new Trane

If it’s time to upgrade to a new furnace, start by calling your trusted HVAC team at AxsomAir. We provide free in-home estimates on new Trane heating systems right here in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Contact us online to get started on your free estimate.