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General Heating and Air Conditioning is one of the largest local air conditioning and heating companies in the Greater New Orleans area and has been servicing the residents of New Orleans and the Northshore for over fifty years. We offer repair, maintenance and installation services for all your Louisiana heating and cooling needs, including:
General Heating and Air Conditioning can install either our preferred system or any system that you may require. If you have any special needs, please give us a call; our sales staff will be happy to assist you to ensure that you get what you need.
Opened in 1952 by Charles L. Gambel Sr., the Gambel family has always owned and operated General Heating and Air Conditioning. The baton was passed down in 1976 to Charles L. Gambel Jr., and once again in 2001 to the third generation of Gambels.
Combining the old fashion values of integrity and customer satisfaction with the latest technical advances offered by today's research allows our customers to have the best of both worlds! Louisiana residents and businesses trust General Heating and Air Conditioning to deliver:
Summer is coming! We've hit 87 degrees already and most of you have probably started using your air conditioning system already. It's important to have your system checked at least one time per year so why not now? As termeratures go up, so will your electric bill. Did you know that heating and cooling your home accounts for up to 48% of your electric bill each month?
Live in New Orleans and thinking about Solar Air Conditioning? If you live in New Orleans, you've probably noticed a BIG increase in the number of solar panels on top of houses around town. There is a reason for that. Our state is one of the few states that will pay your tax credit for part of the installation, regardless of whether you owe taxes or not. Most tax credits reduce the amount of tax you owe and by so doing, increase the amount of tax money you get back when you file your tax return. However, if you don't owe any tax or don't owe much tax, most tax credits really don't help. Meaning, most tax credits cannot give you any more money back than you owe. However, in Louisiana, this is not the case. Even if you owe ZERO in taxes, Louisiana will give you the amount of the credit anyway. So even if you only owe $250 in taxes, you can still get thousands of dollars back from the state of Louisiana. Very few states do this. But YOU happen to live in [ ... ]Read More
Saving Energy IS Saving Money: A Guide to Energy Efficiency in Your Home or Business Did you know that dirt and neglect are the two main reasons that heat and air systems fail? Do you know what to do about it? Did you know that HALF of all your utility bill is from heating and air conditioning your home? Did you know that home utiities can give off TWICE as much greenhouse gasses as your car? Energy Star, the governments energy saving program, has provided this amazing PDF guide to saving money on heating and air conditioning. It is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know to protect the environment and save yourself money both in the short and long run. It is worth reading. Please check it out: http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/publications/pubdocs/HeatingCoolingGuide%20FINAL_9-4-09.pdf?d67f-65bd For more tips from Energy Star visit: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=heat_cool.pr_hva [ ... ]Read More
When should my furnace be replaced? This is a question we are asked a lot here in New Orleans: When should I replace the furnace in my home? According to Energy Star and other sources, you should consider replacing your furnace if: #1: It is more than 15 years old #2: If your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years oldRead More
Reduce Heating Bills This Winter It's cooling off a big here in the Big Easy! At least a few of you have probably had the heater on a few nights already. According to www.energy.gov up to 30% of your Utility Bill will come from heating and air conditioning no matter where you live. They have also offered some great tips on how to reduce expenses both in the short and long term.Read More