Well, we’ve certainly had our share of cold winter weather these past few months in South Louisiana, haven’t we? With the snow and ice, you’d think we’ve all moved up North!
Just as important – or maybe even more so – as it is to wrap your pipes on cold winter nights, there are some very important things you need to have checked on your HVAC unit thanks to our recent cold weather. These certainly aren’t the “norms” for us in Louisiana, so this may be news to you.
If you have a gas bill and your heat runs on gas, you should know that your HVAC system can leak gas. The gas that it leaks, CO2, or Carbon Dioxide, is odorless and deadly.
Unless you have a Carbon Dioxide detector in your home, you’ll never know this poisonous gas is seeping into your home, harming you and your family. What can you do about this?
When the temperatures dip this low and CO2 leakage risks increase, we always recommend that home and business owners have their HVAC unit inspected for leaks. Without a professional inspection, there’s no other way you would know if you have a leakage problem – which could be deadly – with your HVAC unit.
Do you really want to risk the safety of your family or employees?
Trusting Three Rivers for a Leakage Inspection
When you call Three Rivers Services for a leakage inspection, you can trust that you have a great team on your side. First, we offer same day service for a 30 minute inspection, with only a $95 diagnostic fee.
Your HVAC system will be carefully inspected for leaks by our highly-trained service technicians. And while we specialize in Trane HVAC systems and are certified Trane Comfort Specialists, we are also knowledgeable and experienced about other HVAC systems and can inspect any brand’s system for a leak.
Let me ask you this – at the cost of just $95, can you really not invest in an HVAC system leakage inspection, considering the extremely low temperatures we’ve had this season?
The Difference Between Gas-Powered HVAC Systems and Heat Pumps
If, instead of a gas-powered heating system, you have a heat pump, you’ll be glad to know there’s no risk of a CO2 leakage in your home or business. The reason? Heat pumps are all run by electricity. There’s no gas powering the system, and thus, no risk of a gas leakage in your home.
Switching to a Heat Pump
If the cold weather snaps we seem to keep having here in South Louisiana concern you, and you already have an electric cook stove, do you really have a need for a gas-powered HVAC system? If you want to switch to an electric heat pump – which has no risk of gas leakage and CO2 poisoning – now is an excellent time to do so.
Heat pumps work differently than a traditional HVAC system, which blow out cooled or heated air. Alternatively, a heat pump pushes air in and out of your home, depending on your desired temperature.
When it’s cold outside, a heat pump extracts all the heat it can manifest from outside, and pushes it into your home, thus keeping you nice, warm and toasty. Conversely, when it’s hot and humid, like we’re all used to, a heat pump pushes the hot air outside, where you want it to be so you can stay cool and calm inside, and retreat from the swampy heat.
Contact Us With Any Questions
Whether you need your gas-powered HVAC unit inspected for leaks to be safe, or you’re interested in learning more about possibly switching to a heat pump, we’re here to help. Contact us online or call us today to schedule an appointment at (985) 892-7071.