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!
Call us now to find out more about our special deals!

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Heat Tricks - Save Money on Heating Bill
Monday, January 25, 2016

   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. 

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Ice On Your Air Conditioner in New Orleans
Monday, June 15, 2015Ice 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. 

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Summer's Here! - Energy Saving Tips
Monday, May 25, 2015Summer's Here! - Energy Saving Tips

Summer is Here!   We are sure you've noticed that it's heating up here in New Orleans. And if you are like most people, you are concerned about your cooling bill.    If you haven't already, now is the time to have our technicians come out and service your unit. Clogged filters, leaks, and improper maintanance make your unit work harder, which uses more energy.   Having your unit serviced by a professional isn't just our suggestion - if you go to they suggest the same thing.   

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Cooling Your Home - Get Ready Now
Wednesday, March 18, 2015Cooling 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?   

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More About Solar Powered Air Conditioning in New Orleans
Monday, February 09, 2015More About Solar Powered Air Conditioning in New Orleans

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  [ ... ]

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