3 Sounds You Should Never Hear from Your Air Conditioner

checklist-with-red-markerAir conditioners are very complex pieces of equipment, with a number of components and actions that make them work flawlessly. But just like any other home appliance, they are subject to natural wear and tear. There’s no avoiding that at some point, you’ll need a repair. In fact, you can expect to need a repair every couple of years or so as parts wear out.

Of course, you can fend off the most urgent and harmful repair needs with routine maintenance. Professional maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it. During the inspection part of this process, we look for anything that does need repair so we can alert you to it right away. This way, it has less of a chance to grow into something bigger and lead to a breakdown.

Maintenance isn’t the only way to detect repair needs, however! It’s important that you know the everyday sounds that your air conditioner makes. This way, when it makes an unusual noise, you’ll know that something is amiss. What noises are we talking about? Read on!

Why the Size of Your New Air Conditioner Matters

smiling-technician-working-on-ac-unitSummer is almost here! If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to ensure that your air conditioning system is fully ready to handle the higher temperatures. Of course, for some homeowners this might mean that it’s time to invest in a new air conditioning system altogether. If this is the case for you, then you’ll want to make sure that your new cooling system is the right fit for your home.

We get it, your first instinct is probably to buy the biggest, most powerful air conditioning system you can find on the market, especially if you have spent previous summers sweating bullets because your air conditioner just wasn’t working as it should. However, we really encourage you to carefully consider your air conditioner purchase. Bigger isn’t always better! Size and power do matter of course, but perhaps not in the way you’d think.

Keep reading as we dive into what different sizing means for your air conditioner, and why you don’t want an underpowered or overpowered air conditioner in your home.

How to Pay Less for More Comfort This Summer

woman-looking-comfortable-on-couchSummertime is just around the corner, and with that summer season comes the heat and humidity that we all know very well. So well in fact, that it doesn’t have to be summer to have summertime temperatures. So, you need your air conditioner to be prepared. After all, don’t you want it to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible this year?

Hopefully, you’ve already had or at least scheduled your spring AC maintenance appointment, which allows our technicians to fully service your AC system to ensure good operation. It’s not too late to schedule this if not! In the meantime, there are even more things you can do in addition to maintenance that can help the system work more efficiently. Keep reading as we uncover how to improve efficiency, and therefore pay less for more comfort.

When a Cooling System Won’t Cool: What to Do

woman-sitting-in-front-of-fanApril in Georgia may as well be August in any other part of the country, right? What we mean is that… we’re already dealing with hot temperatures! This means we are using our cooling systems on a daily basis. If you’ve noticed something wrong with your cooling system already, it’s cause for alarm. For example, did you discover a drop in cooling power, or a lack of cool air coming from the system?

Obviously you know this is an issue. The last thing you need is something that doesn’t function any better than a standard fan, circulating warm air throughout your home. You’ll want to call for professional repairs—and in the meantime we’ve shared some insight into what might be causing this very frustrating issue.

The Dangers of Damaged Ductwork

ductwork-in-atticIt would be a challenge for you to find a homeowner in our area who doesn’t care how efficiently their air conditioner operates. Given how much of our cooling that we use every year, it makes sense that when the time comes to start using it again in the spring, we want to do so as affordably as possible.

What many folks don’t think about, however, is the role that the “V” part of “HVAC” plays. V stands for ventilation, and your ductwork makes up the ventilation system, connecting your forced-air HVAC systems to the outdoors, making the distribution of conditioned air possible.

Ductwork is often out of sight, and therefore out of mind—behind walls or in attics and crawlspaces. So it’s not easy for you to see when and if it’s damaged… but what can happen if it is damaged?

What Are the Steps of Professional AC Maintenance?

two-technicians-working-on-outside-ac-unitIf you’ve followed our blog posts for a while now, then you might see that we mention maintenance a lot. There’s a reason for this—it’s an important service! Homeowners often think this is a “luxury” service that only people who can really afford something extra buy. But actually, maintenance is a necessity, and can save you money in the long run.

First, professional maintenance allows our technicians to locate small problems with your air conditioner before they grow into much bigger emergency repair needs. This helps your air conditioner perform better and last longer. This is great news for your budget, right? But still, you might be wondering what actually happens during maintenance? Should it really only ever be done by professionals? Read on to find out.

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Why does your air conditioner need pan treatment?

Because it may have a “sweating” problem!

Your air conditioner has a component called a condensate drain pan, which is where the condensation from the cooling process collects and is drained out. If the condensate pan overflows, however, or if there’s excessive humidity–which is pretty common in our area–the excess moisture can cause a number of problems for your cooling system and even your indoor air quality due to bacteria and mold development. An untreated condensate pan:

How to Choose Your HVAC Company

technician-standing-in-front-of-vanWhen it comes to making sure your home is a comfortable, healthy, an safe place to be, you want to ensure that the people you’re trusting to service that home are reputable, have great integrity, and will get the job done right the first time, right? There’s no exception when it comes to HVAC installation, repair, or maintenance.

But, just because someone in your community calls themselves an HVAC professional and is affordable doesn’t necessarily mean they are the right professional for you and your specific needs. It’s vital that you do your homeowner, and choose an HVAC contractor that’s the best fit for you and your needs. We’ve provided some guidelines below to help you do just that.

Tips for Boosting Heating Efficiency at the End of the Season

vent-low-on-wallWhen it comes to the weather we’re used to, our recent temperatures have been relatively cold! As such, our heaters are getting quite the workout. Hopefully, you had maintenance done this past fall, to ensure that your system works as efficiently and effectively as possible. This is the #1 way to maintain heating efficiency, actually, by scheduling tune-ups once a year if you have a furnace or boiler and twice a year if you have a heat pump system.

But maintenance isn’t the only way to improve efficiency, and subsequently save money! In fact, there are a number of things you can do to boost efficiency that don’t cost you any money at all. Read on to learn what they are.

Wall Heating and Air is a Best of Gwinnett® Winner!

 

Wall Heating and Air is a Best of Gwinnett® Winner!

logo-best-of-gwinnett-text-on-blue-circleThe results are in! Wall Heating and Air Conditioning has been announced as a 2020 Best of Gwinnett® winner in Gwinnett Magazine’s annual readers’ poll.

Gwinnett Magazine readers and editors weighed in on “the best of” in hundreds of individual categories throughout Gwinnett, honoring thousands of businesses and organizations in more than 25 board business and community sectors. “It’s everything you love about Gwinnett,” says Publisher David Greer.

Residents are invited to nominate on the Best of Gwinnett website, and voting stays open throughout the year, with tens of thousands of votes coming through. Then each March, the annual Best of Gwinnett issues is published.

Through a combination of readers’ votes and editors’ input, plus vetting through several ranking sites, BBB complaint reports, and voting pattern analysis reports, Best of Gwinnett winners and nominees are chosen.

Gwinnett Magazine recognizes three levels of winners: The Best, Among the Best, and Ones to Watch. Within each category, there are multiple honorees named in each tier, depending on the size of the market sector.

To view the full list of Best of Gwinnett winners, visit BestofGwinnett.com

Wall Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to offer quality HVAC services throughout Lawrenceville, GA and beyond. Contact us today!