Top Tips for Cool Temperatures on the 4th of July

Top Tips for Cool Temperatures on the 4th of July


The 4th of July is a holiday where we celebrate our freedom, independence, patriotism, and feel a sense of pride in our country. There is an overarching feeling of unity as we gather together at parades, festivals, parties, barbecues, and fireworks displays to celebrate together.

While all that unity is fun, life can throw some unexpected curveballs at you, even on holidays. When the sun is blazing and the bbq is grilling, chances are it’ll be your Air Conditioner that putters out when you need it most.

Luckily, that doesn’t have to be a concern, especially if you know what to do before that big party. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you (and your HVAC system) happy and healthy this 4th of July.

Keeping Your Guest Hydrating

stayhydratedDrink lots of water and limit your direct sun exposure! We cannot emphasize this enough. When you sit outside in the heat, even if you’re simply relaxing, your body sweats in an effort to cool itself down.

As such, you can slowly become dehydrated. This can be controlled by drinking lots of fluids, but it has to be the right kind of fluids. Not beer, nor any other alcoholic beverages, which can further dehydrate you.

The same goes for caffeinated drinks and sugary sodas. They may briefly quench your thirst, but they do not replenish your electrolytes and sodium levels. In the event you start to feel unsteady on your feet, go inside where it’s cool and find a place to stretch out. Try putting an ice pack on your forehead and sip water or Gatorade. If your symptoms do not improve, you may need medical assistance.

Keep Up with Filter Replacement

airfilterYour air filter should be clean and free of dust and debris regardless of whether you’re having guests over. The state of the air filter can mean the difference between breathing in dust, dirt, allergens, pet dander, microbes and so forth.

It’s quite disconcerting to think about constantly breathing in unfiltered, unclean air. Fortunately, an HVAC technician can thoroughly clean or replace your air filter for you, and continue to do so on a consistent schedule.

Most HVAC technicians offer flexible maintenance schedules so that you don’t have to keep track of when the last time was your air filter was professionally cleaned or replaced.

Remember All Your Preventive Maintenance

preventativemaintenanceWhy is preventative maintenance so important? Think of it as a preemptive strike. Don’t allow your AC to fail when you’ve got a house full of guests seeking refuge from the heat.

Have routine maintenance and check-ups done, so that an HVAC tech can identify, troubleshoot and fix any potential problems. Don’t wait until disaster strikes. The last thing you want to do is try to find an emergency HVAC expert to come out to your house on a holiday to fix a cooling disaster.

You will be frustrated, your guests will be upset, and the entire ordeal will be costly. If you’re looking for a reliable HVAC professional you can count on, look no further than LenAire, Inc.. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment, and let us keep you cool all summer long!

Stay Cool on World Environment Day with These Energy Efficient Tips

Stay Cool on World Environment Day with These Energy Efficient Tips


World Environment Day is an annual event that seeks to boost global awareness and response to fixing environmental problems so we can preserve our Earth’s resources. What better month to host such an important event than the beautiful month of June? In observance of this important day, we’d like to share some energy friendly tips, for Air Conditioning optimization, that you can implement in your own home easily!

Keep the Heat Away and Your Home Cool

During the hot summer months, it can be tricky regulating your home’s temperature while also staying energy efficient. Try these helpful tips to cool your home and keep the heat away:

  • keepheatawayPlacing shade trees around your hard outdoor surfaces and outside of windowed areas will help block and absorb the amount of heat in and around your home. Trees will also keep things cooler by producing more cooling breezes.
  • During the hotter points of the day, be sure to keep your home’s blinds or curtains closed; doing this will reflect heat from your home.
  • Fans can be your best friend during the summer heat. Maximize your ceiling fans potential by making sure they are rotating counter-clockwise; and if you’re using portable or rotating fans, be sure to direct them towards where you’ll be within the room.

Conserve and Maintain Your Body Temperature

maintainbodytemperatureWhen your body’s temperature is properly regulated, it doesn’t require much outside assistance like fans or A/C to stay cool.

In order to maintain body temperature levels where they should be, hydrate regularly with cold water. It’s recommended that the average person drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.

When you’re properly hydrated, you won’t feel the need to lower the thermostat too much and can conserve more energy.

Prevent Air Leakage and Keep the Cool Air In

There’s nothing worse than running your air conditioning or house fans to cool your home and all of the cooled air escaping outdoors. Not only will an improperly sealed home cost you more money in heating and cooling efforts, but it will also reduce your home’s air comfort level.

Take the following steps to make sure your home is correctly sealed and ready to be energy efficient:

  • preventairleakageWeatherstrip and doors leading into or out of attics, basements, or outdoors.
  • Caulk and small gaps and use foam to plug medium-sized gaps.
  • Install more energy-efficient windows that have appropriate caulking and weatherstripping.
  • Keep doors and windows shut during the hotter hours and when the A/C is running.
  • Make sure any gaps or holes around chimneys are filled and close their flues.
  • Make sure your recessed lighting is insulated and does not allow air to escape outside or into the attic.
  • Ensure your attic and basement are properly insulated.

With rising energy costs and the ever-growing importance of protecting our environment, taking steps to be as energy efficient as possible is crucial; but conserving energy doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort! Help your friends and family beat the heat this summer by sharing these helpful energy efficient tips with them. At LenAire, Inc. we know that together, we can all make a difference for World Environment Day!

Appreciate the Life Lessons Mom Gave You this May



Mother’s Day is here again and with it comes the opportunity to reflect on the great advice that your mother gave and the many sacrifices that she made over the years. Mother’s Day is a chance to show some gratitude to your mom and to give her a few moments to relax and be celebrated.

For the moms out there, we know how tirelessly you work for your families and children. It can be exhausting, but you’re doing great. Keep up the good work! As you grow up, you realize that so many things that your mother told you – over and over again – were exactly right.

This is especially true when it comes to maintaining your house and your HVAC system. Heeding your mother’s advice can help keep your HVAC system running smoothly and your home’s air quality high.

No Fire!

dontdothatMama said, “no playing with fire.” She was right, and this is important for keeping your house safe and your air clean. But as adults, many of us get a little overconfident and think we can handle fire in and around the house.

The truth is, burning things indoors, in the yard, or near the house can put dangerous fumes in the air that’s being circulated throughout your home. Take mom’s advice and eliminate these risks by not playing with fire in or around your house.

Your Mother’s Garden

gardeningWhose mom loved all things flowers and plants? It seems to come with the territory and most do! Once again, mom knew what she was doing. A garden, house plants and flowers are a great way to help keep the air in your home clean.

Not only is this good for your health, it’s also good for your HVAC system as it keeps the filter from working so hard.

So, channel your mother’s obsession and fill your home with house plants, plant a garden and make sure that your home and yard are greener than ever.

Vacuum That Floor!

vacuumfloorWe’ve all heard this one from mom, especially if you grew up with pets in the house. No one liked being stuck with this chore as a kid, and frankly, most of us don’t like to be stuck with it as an adult. But alas, once again, mom was right.

Vacuuming regularly helps keep pollutants and allergens out of your home. It might not be fun, but it’s good for your air quality and takes some pressure off of your HVAC system. So, listen to mom and vacuum that floor.

This Mother’s Day hug your mom and all the mother figures in your life that gave you years of great advice. They were right in many ways, especially when it comes to keeping your air clean and your HVAC system running smoothly.

Make Those Special Moments Count With a Working HVAC System



Summers are full of crackling BBQs, delicious food and warm family fun. Winters can be a bit dreary and often secluded as well. This winter, do yourself a favor and have family over to rekindle that summer fun. Fire up a George Foreman, grill up some burgers and hot dogs and bring the summer fun right to your kitchen.

Just make sure you have a good working HVAC system before you send out the invites to your fun get together. That way you can all be comfortable while spending time together - as there’s nothing worse than enjoying a family get-together with freezing and uncomfortable temperatures in your home.

Turn Down The Temperature With Central HVAC

centralhvacWe know it's winter, we know it's cold, but we also know that it's Louisianna, and warm temperatures could come at any time!

That comfortable family gathering could quickly be spoiled by too much heat. That's why a Central HVAC system is so nice to have.

When the heat from all that indoor cooking makes your home uncomfortably warm, it will kick on and cool things off for you. Before you know it you'll be feeling good again and ready to make dessert!

Heating Services Are Your Backup Plan

heatingservicesGood reliable machines are so hard to find. The trouble with something like an HVAC system is that it doesn't really care about you. It's a machine without feeling or emotion.

It will gladly destroy your BBQ by shorting out and refusing to work for the whole day. That's why you need a backup plan. When your system refuses to help you out we'll back you with our heating services.

We're offering loyal repair services and speedy help even during those inconvenient occasions. We'll make sure you get the help you need so you can keep being nice and comfortable.

Show Your Love With an AC Filter Change

acfilterIf you aren't feeling the love from your HVAC system maybe it's because it feels neglected. Show just how much you care with regular AC filter changes.

This simple act is one of the best ways to protect your system and to keep a working HVAC system for many years. Swap filters on a monthly basis, or as often as indicated by your system and the filters you're using.

You'll keep your air cleaner and you'll protect your system from damaging particles and overheating. Let's go back to that nice warm BBQ in your kitchen. It's a lovely day to spend time with family, and it's even lovelier thanks to your working HVAC system.

With all stories and humor aside, we really are dedicated to making all your occasion a bit more comfortable. Call us at (318) 936-2296 if you run into any trouble and we'll help solve your problems. We're committed to comfort and to help our customers no matter the occasion.

How to Cut HVAC Costs With Green Initiatives



There’s nothing comparable to getting home after a long day, and being able to relax with comfortable and convenient temperature control. The one way to make it better would be to add some savings to the mix. With more and more homeowners looking for ways to keep costs down, one big one can start with the way you heat and cool your home.

The push to go green in the heating and cooling industry has spawned many alternatives that keep temperatures comfortable while still keeping the environmental impact low. Read on to learn some helpful tips you can start implementing in your daily routine to enjoy

How to Start Your Energy Conservation Movement

energyconservationIn many cases, going green can sometimes be higher in cost, but when it comes to your heating and cooling systems it doesn’t have to be. One easy way to start making a difference is simply setting your HVAC system to a higher temperature when you’re not home.

This cuts down on the energy usage in your home, which translates into monthly savings, and also helps limit your environmental footprint. While most homeowners can easily do this with your current thermostat, you can also upgrade to a programmable unit that makes the entire process simpler.

Another way to help go green is with washable air filters. Many people think that air filters are recyclable because they’re made of paper, but that’s not always the case. Some filters have metal mesh and other minerals and chemicals that make them unfit for recycling. With a washable filter, you can reuse your same filter, cutting down on the cost for a replacement and also improving the performance in your HVAC system.

Why Your Energy Cost Matters

energycostAn important step to starting any environmentally friendly process in your home is taking a baseline of what your energy cost is now.

If you see spikes in energy consumption, it could be an indication that your heating and cooling systems are not working as efficiently as possible.

When you conserve energy, you’re actually saving on your monthly utility bills. In addition to those monthly savings, you’re also extending the lifespan of your HVAC unit. This makes green initiatives a win, win for your home and the environment.

Considering Alternative Energy?

For those that are looking to take their green initiatives to the next level, one easy step is with alternative energy sources for your heating and cooling. Some common examples include:

  • Solar powered HVAC.
  • Geothermal systems.
  • Radiant heating.
  • Ductless Mini Split AC systems.

All of these systems either harness their energy from alternative sources like the sun or the earth and create a more energy efficient system.

Tips For an Effective HVAC System

effectivehvacWhile larger green initiatives can seem overwhelming, there are a few things you can do around the house that will improve your energy efficiency and the environment.

As mentioned before, setting your AC at a higher temperature when you’re not home is a good way to start. Also, consider regular air duct cleanings and inspections to ensure your home is distributing air as efficiently as possible.

Being environmentally conscious is not only good for the earth but also it can help you save on all your monthly costs. Be sure to make some improvements in your own home, and help your friends do the same!