Air Conditioner vs. Fan

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This summer has been a hot one. And to keep cool, the top two appliances people rely on are fans and air conditioners. However, both have their own pros and cons. Continue reading

What should I do if my Air Conditioner is not turning on after a black out?

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Power outages are not fun and home appliances occasionally have trouble restoring power after a power outage. With the unpredictable weather these days it is relevant to know what to do when your air conditioner won’t turn on after a blackout! There are a few reasons that may be causing your air conditioner to not turn on after a power outage and those reasons are listed below! Check these out before you call a technician to repair your air conditioner.

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Appliances to take extra care of during the summer: A/C Units

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Warm summer days are spent swimming and soaking up in the sun, but did you know that your appliances are affected by the summer heat? The extreme heat conditions can get the best of your appliances if you are not keeping an eye on them. The heat causes your appliances to work harder than they are designed to and can cause them to wear out, work less efficiently, and break down.

It is important to maintain these appliances to ensure they’re in great condition as you’re getting ready for summer! Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure your appliances don’t give out on you this summer.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly this summer

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Summer weather has begun and it’s starting to become difficult to stay cool through long warm summer days. Along with the summer weather, we see our utility bills become relatively higher. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were ways to keep your house cool while keeping the amount of your bills down?

Luckily, we have four helpful ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently without racking up your bills. By following these tips, you can tune up your AC unit and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible.

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A Little History Of Major Appliances

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In 1929 Gordon Adler founded 1st Source Servall the first authorized distributor of OEM replacement parts. Since then 1st Source Servall has grown tremendously and now carries the largest selection of appliance parts on the internet. However, 1st Source Servall would not be where it is today without the makers of appliances. So lets take a step back in time to acknowledge the founders of our major appliances.
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Carrier Air Conditioner & Heat Pump Recall Information

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We care about your safety, which is why we try to keep you up-to-date with the latest appliance recall information.

Carrier issued a recall today (December 22, 2015) in order to repair certain Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC Units) and Heat Pumps (PTHP) models due to risk of fire hazard.  The recall includes units with original power cords, as well as those with previously replaced power cords from a prior recall in 2007.

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GE Air Conditioner and Heating Unit Recall Information

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At 1st Source Servall, we want to ensure that our customers and readers are safe and aware of important appliance recalls.   As of November 3rd, GE has issued a recall on approximately 33,500 GE Zoneline® Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heating Units (PTACs) due to Fire Hazard Risk. 

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Store Shout-Out | 1st Source Servall Appliance Parts of Gretna, LA (New Orleans)

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Did you know that we have over 40 retail locations across the country?  We’re guessing some of you may not, so we’re starting a special Store Shout-Out Series to help you find the location nearest to you.  Each week, we will try to highlight one of our many locations and the valued members of the 1st Source Servall team.

Our first Shout-Out goes out to our Gretna, Louisiana location.

 400 Lapalco Blvd Gretna, LA 70056   Phone: (504)407-0531

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Legionnaires Disease | Keeping You and Your Air Conditioner Safe

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Today’s blog post is a little different from some of our previous posts in that it is not entirely appliance related.  Legionnaires Disease, caused by a bacteria that survives in water and water systems, has been in the news lately in relation to air conditioner units, most recently Evaporative Condensers and Cooling Towers in HVAC systems in large buildings such as office complexes.

In light of recent events, today we’re going to share some information with you on what you can do to keep you and your unit safe with a few recommendations from OSHA and highlight some basic maintenance tips.

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You’re Probably Overdue | When and How to Change Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter

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Last week we talked about keeping your dryer hot, so this week we’re sticking with the theme of keeping things cool.  With the height of summer upon us, an air conditioner is often the way most of us try to beat the heat.  But, much like cleaning the lint screen  in a dryer, there’s something we all have a tendency to forget: changing the air filter

If you can’t remember the last time you changed your air filter, chances are you’re probably overdue. Continue reading