Sam’s Club – Metairie, LA

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Not much to see, I forgot to take a finished picture, but Tony and I were at Sam’s Club last week in Metairie, LA. Kinda cool. If you look by the corner of the wall, on the left, you will see where someone had cut the box in order to make it fit. Horribly jagged cut, but… it is what it is.

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Air Handler Install for Gulf Marine

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Some sections of this walkway were dangerous and if not careful one could easily fall through.

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The problem here was best described by our tech, “It was held on with tape!”

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Ragnar and Pat work on an air handler, which is about to get lifted up and installed. The workers inside are shivering in the cold. Good thing Laponica Refrigeration was here to save the day.

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Can we fix it?


Poor Bob the Builder… Poor Ford 🙂 Lucky for us he was not talking about Laponica Refrigeration! If you have not heard about Laponica yet it is only a matter of time. Legal aliens, unlike those in the movie Independence Day, the owners of Laponica moved to New Orleans from Norway in 1993. With expert knowledge in the field of residential and commercial air conditioning and heating – Laponica Refrigeration is the company you can trust to be fair and honest with your next project. Besides… we’re Norwegians. We know the cold. We even have a guy with a huge cool looking beard working for us. How awesome is that? 

Relax – Laponica Refrigeration got this!


By: Ole Andreas Haug

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. (Proverbs 31:26 – KJV)

When it comes to wise sayings not much beats the authors of Proverbs. King Solomon and his father David both knew quiet well that the smartest thing a man could probably do is #1 Trust God and #2 Don’t argue with your wife. Laponica Refrigeration is a family Christian owned and operated small business serving the Greater New Orleans area in residential HVAC and commercial HVACR.

Whether it is for your house or for your office Laponica is ready to provide a helping hand in times of dire need. Service or install on air conditioning and heating for our residential and commercial customers. For our commercial customers we also provide install and service on commercial grade ice machines and walk-in cooler/freezer boxes.

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. (Proverbs 21:9 – KJV)


Partitioning the warehouse

I am not sure if these photos have ever been posted before… they are now. When we first moved into our office/warehouse on Bainbridge we had to build some partitions to divide our side from the rest. Special thanks to Dennis (the guy with the beard) and his father Paul (the old guy) for their work on the partitions.

What is meant by ‘ton’ of refrigerant?

Originating during the transition from stored natural ice to mechanical refrigeration, the term is used in many countries, particularly in North America, to describe the heat-extraction capacity of cooling equipment – whether it be refrigeration or air conditioning.

One ton of refrigerant refers to 12,000 B.T.U.s/hour (British Thermal Units per Hour) of cooling effect.

Example:                                                                                                                                A condensing unit with a cooling capacity of 60,000 B.T.U.s / hour has the capacity of 5 tons.

In, “What is HVAC and what does it mean?” we describe briefly that the cooling effect you feel from your air conditioner doesn’t come from the freon itself, but rather the effects of heat transfer.

References:                                                                                                                 Wikipedia contributors. “Ton of refrigeration.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 12Oct12. <>.

Sam’s Club – Covington, LA

For those interested here are a few photos from June 2012 of Laponica a/c & heating unloading a truck for the coolers at the new Sam’s Club in Covington, LA. Laponica didn’t get the entire install job, but was simply asked to help out. Fun either way… it’s not everyday you get to ride one of those fancy machines 🙂