It’s one of the most common questions we hear from local homeowners: what are heat pumps, exactly? Heat pumps have been around for many years now, but improvements in technology and efficiency have led more and more homeowners to make the switch to this type of cooling and heating system. In this article, we’ll review…

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There’s an old saying that’s just as true today as when it was first said: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If you’re a homeowner, you already know that preventative maintenance has the power to prevent major expenses and headaches. As it turns out, that’s also true for your home’s cooling…

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With the heater running, your home will be comfortable this winter. However, if your furnace or heat pump isn’t running efficiently, you could be looking at the potential for high energy bills. One of the primary reasons that many homes waste money on energy during the winter is the loss of heat through the attic,…

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If your home has a gas furnace, your furnace has a furnace flame sensor. But, just what is this component, and why is it so important? Further, why do furnace sensor issues lead to a furnace breakdown? In this article, we’ll review everything you need to know about flame sensors, what can go wrong with…

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No matter what kind of business you run here in Baton Rouge, you rely on effective air conditioning for the summer comfort of your employees and customers. In turn, you can rely on the team at Buddy’s Air Conditioning & Heating for effective cooling and heating services. In this article, we’ll explore what makes our…

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A 2018 study found that the Baton Rouge area is home to the worst air particle pollution in Louisiana. In fact, we’re ranked among the nation’s worst cities for air pollution. With all this attention paid to how bad the air is outside, it’s easy for many local homeowners to lose sight of how bad the air…

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What’s worse—going without heat when it’s cold, or going without air conditioning when it’s hot? We’d argue that the latter is worse. When it’s cold, you can pile on blankets and jackets if needed. But when it’s boiling hot outside and your AC has stopped working? The situation isn’t going to resolve itself if you…

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You’ve heard of furnaces, air conditioners, and water heaters. These systems in your home support your daily routine and are essential features of any apartment or home. However, when it comes to cooling your home, there’s another model you should know about—the mini-split unit. When it comes to keeping your home cool, you want to…

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If your AC unit is tucked away on the side of your home, it’s out of sight, out of mind, right? This mindset can lead to a world of trouble for you and your home—if you neglect regular AC maintenance, you risk encountering more breakdowns, paying higher energy bills, and missing out on the most…

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There’s nothing worse than your air conditioner breaking down on a hot, humid summer night. Truth be told, there’s a lot that can wrong with your air conditioner. In this article, we’ll review 5 of the most common AC problems and their root causes, so that you can be better informed as a homeowner about…

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