Commercial & Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Service from New Orleans to the Northshore
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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:
- Central Air Conditioning
- Heating Units and Systems
- Custom Duct Build
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.
Over 60 Years of Heating & Cooling Service for New Orleans & Northshore Residents & Businesses
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:
- Reliable, Trained Staff
- Excellent Customer Service
- Quick, Easy, Painless Delivery
- Best Prices for the Best Service
- Many years of excellent service to the New Orleans area
We are confident that our services will benefit your home or business guaranteed!
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Air Conditioner Service/Maintenance in New Orleans
If you live in New Orleans (or anywhere else for that matter), you need to have your air conditioning unit serviced at least once per year by a trained professional. According to Energy.gov, improper maintanance is one of the main reasons air conditioners cease working, or fail to cool your space properly.
Maintaining Your Air Conditioner - Department of Energy Tips
Over time, if you don't have your unit serviced, the coils can become clogged with dirt, decreasing air flow and creating a kind of artificial insulation reducing it's ability to absorb heat. Coil fins can become bent and also prevent air flow. Drains can become clogged. You can prevent all of these issues (and more) by having your unit inspected and serviced at least once per year.
You can also help yourself out, by keeping debris like leaves and dirt away from your unit. These get "sucked" up into the unit over time. Also, if you are moving your lawn or using a weed eater, make sure [ ... ]Read More
Now is the Time to Have Your AC Checked
Spring is here New Orleans, and now is the time to have your air conditioning unit serviced. Over the last few weeks you've probably used both your heater and air conditioner in the same 24 hour period. But it won't be long until your air is needed nearly around the clock.
Heat and Air conditioning are the number one energy expense for your home and business. Here are a few energy saving tips:
#1: Turn your thermostat up to 78 when you are not in the home.
#2: Leave blinds closed to keep "sun heat" out
#3: Use fans to help keep you cool so you won't need to turn the air on high
If you notice icing on your unit:
As you are using your AC more throughout the day, you might notice some icing on the unit. This is NEVER good, and you need to call a technician to come out right away.
Summer is on the way. Don't wait until the first hot day to have your AC serviced. Just becuase it is working while it's cool, doesn't mean it will work whe [ ... ]Read More
Heat Tricks - Save Money on Heating Bill
14 Great ways to reduce your heating bill! Check out this article from Popular Mechanics. It outlines some great ways to keep heat from escaping from your home. Did you know that you can insulate the plates around outlets to keep heat from escaping? This is just one of many great tips. Check it out!
Click the link below:
Popular Mechanics Article on Saving Money on Heating
Also, don't forget, one the BEST ways to reduce heating bills is to have your heating unit inspected by one of our professional crew members. This is something the US Department of Energy recommends having done annually. Read More
Ice On Your Air Conditioner in New Orleans
We have been REALLY busy as it heats up here in New Orleans!
If you live in New Orleans and you spot Ice on your air conditioner, you need to do two things:
#1: Turn off the Unit
#2: Call us immediately
Oh, and one more thing - DO NOT turn the unit back on until we come. Even if it thaws out, it will just freeze over again.
Cooling Your Home - Get Ready Now
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?