Wednesday, August 17, 2016


First and foremost, safety is the top priority. Your initial thought may be to jump in and start cleaning up, but it’s important to fully grasp the situation. Ensure you turn off the power to your air conditioner. If you have any concerns that the area may not be safe, call Tiger Air Conditioning Services to inspect your HVAC and the electrical system.

You’ll need to figure out if your air conditioner can be repaired or if the damage is severe enough that it should be replaced. There are three factors that determine wether you air conditioner can be repaired or if it will need to be replaced.

Time underwater – Consider how long your air conditioner was underwater. The greater the amount of time it was affected by floodwaters, the bigger the chance that there is greater damage.

Electricity – As mentioned above, turn off power to your air conditioner as soon as you notice it has been affected by floodwaters. Additional damage can be done to your air conditioner the longer there is power flowing in to the system.

Dirt/debris in equipment – If your air conditioner filled up with debris from the floodwaters, it could hurt its ability to function.

If AC repair is looking likely, here are some tips to sustain a safe environment, which can be done by Tiger Air Conditioning Services.

Turn off all electrical switches. Ensure you turn off all switches (i.e. disconnects and breakers) to your air conditioner.

Allow the equipment to dry. Get rid of any visible or standing water from the area and try to keep the area dry.

Have equipment and wiring inspected. Do not turn on flooded equipment until you have it inspected and serviced by a qualified technician. A professional AC tune-up from Tiger Air Conditioning Services comes with a complete inspection, cleaning and lubrication of the system, as well as a consultation, recommendations and free estimate on a new air conditioner if need be.

Don’t rush it. If flood waters came in contact with the air conditioner, Tiger Air Conditioning Services can confirm whether the air conditioner is functioning correctly or not.

You may feel like you can handle the cleaning, but professionals have the expertise to properly clean your equipment and ensure it’s running at its best.

If flooding has affected your home, give Tiger Air Conditioning Services a call at 225-754-8687 or schedule an appointment online at and our experts will help with your AC repair or replacement and getting you and your home back to normal.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cooling Your Home Can Be Affordable with These Simple Steps

Selecting and Installing Central Air Conditioning 

  • If you are experiencing problems and your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, consider buying a new one. A new efficient unit, when properly sized and installed, will cost significantly less on a monthly basis. 
  • Look for an air conditioner that has a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 14 or higher and has the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR-qualified air conditioners are 25 percent more efficient than conventional units. 
  • Buying the correct size unit and installing it properly is critical to efficiency and comfort. Seek sizing guidance from a local HVAC dealer, and make sure a trained professional installs the new unit. 
  • Consider purchasing an air conditioner with a variable speed motor, providing a more efficient system along with increased comfort and less noise. 
  • Try to have your new air conditioner placed in a shady spot, preferably on the north side of your home. 
  • Ask for an inspection of your duct system. Leaky duct systems are more common than you might realize and reduce the effectiveness of your air conditioner. 

Air Conditioner Maintenance 

  • Routinely check your air conditioner's air handler or furnace filter during the cooling season. Clean or replace as needed. Dirty filters block normal airflow and significantly reduce a system's efficiency. 
  • If you are experiencing a problem, have your air conditioner professionally serviced. Ask for a tune-up that includes a check of the refrigerant charge, cleaning of the coils and an inspection of your duct system. 

Everyday Air Conditioner Tips 

  • Don’t crank the temperature down in an effort to cool your house off quickly. It will not affect the speed at which the house cools. 
  • Check your thermostat setting. Most people can be comfortable at 78 degrees. Remember that thermostats are not always accurate. 
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat that ensures your home is cool just when you want it to be. 
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR label when shopping for programmable thermostats. 
  • Weather strip doors and windows to prevent losing cool air to the outside. 
  • Make sure there's sufficient insulation throughout the home to help keep cool air in.
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