Will I Need a Humidifier This Winter?

Digital humidifier with ionic air purifier at home interiorIt may seem early still to be talking about this, but it’s good to think about now before you actually need the equipment to comfortably make it through winter. And we get it, if you have a fully functioning, efficient heater, you might think that’s all you need to get through a chilly winter.

But a good furnace or heating system is only a small part of the equation when it comes to keeping your home as comfortable as possible in the winter. You’ll also want to consider your Lawrenceville, GA indoor air quality. Dry air can be not only uncomfortable—with our home heaters not helping the problem at all—but it can be unhealthy as well. If you’ve ever considered the installation of a humidifier, or even if you never have, now is the time to look into its benefits!

Is It Too Early to Think about Heater Maintenance?

A heating/cooling vent register on the wall of a home, with open/close leverIt may see bizarre to already be thinking about heaters, but the fact is that our winters can sneak up on us, and when they do hit, we’re always grateful for a fully functional and efficient heating system in Lawrenceville. We still have a couple months to go before temperatures make a noticeable decrease, but it’s still a good idea to start planning for heating maintenance, now.

There’s one system in particular where maintenance is especially important (although we recommend annual maintenance for all heater types) and that is the furnace. It’s never a bad idea to have maintenance done as early in the season as possible, even if it’s still technically summer. Better to be safe than sorry, right?

But, how do you really benefit from furnace maintenance?

Potential Midsummer AC Repair Needs

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find an air conditioner that performs at 100% efficiency and effectiveness throughout its entire lifespan? We agree—that would be pretty sweet! Unfortunately, this is not the case. However, you can absolutely lower your chances of needing sudden emergency repairs, and maybe even the costliest of AC repairs, by scheduling routine maintenance. Maintenance is a service that should be performed at least once a year for standard AC systems and twice for heat pumps.

And when you do need air conditioning repair in Buford, our team is the one to reach out to. The sooner you manage the AC problem, the less likely it will be that your system will suffer from a serious, and sudden, problem later on. There’s no AC problem small enough to ignore… or delay.

How to Find an HVAC Contractor You Can Trust

HVAC technician working on air conditionerIf there is anything you need in order to keep a safe and comfortable home over the summer, at the top of the list is certainly a fully functional and efficiently operating air conditioner. You rely on yours to work day after day, summer after summer, and in our area that matters. Your air conditioner protects you from the heat, reduces humidity, and performs reliably and effectively with no unexpected surprises, right?

At least, that’s the case if your cooling system was installed and serviced by a professionally trained and highly experienced HVAC contractor in Lawrenceville.

If you truly want to enjoy your air conditioner as best you can in the years to come, then we encourage to you partner with knowledgeable and reliable HVAC professionals. And this is a partnership you don’t want to rush into, either. You should really take your time and find a contractor and company who will do the best work for you and your home. But what type of factors should you be looking for?

Why Do Businesses Use Rooftop Units?

Technician is checking air conditionerSummer temperatures are nothing to scoff at in our area. But even with temperatures soaring, if you own or manage a commercial space or a business in the area, you’re likely focused on things like your customers, employees, tenants, and/or bottom line—not necessarily whether or not your commercial space is comfortable.

We get it. It’s not usually something at the top of mind for any business owner or manager. However, it is important and bears mentioning. An uncomfortable commercial space can lead to a number of problems, including a potentially major business interruption.

Don’t Ignore Those Funny Cooling System Noises

woman covering her ears, on a white backgroundWhen you live somewhere as consistently warm through the summer season as we do, it goes without saying that using your air conditioner on a daily basis is much needed. Since summer has officially begun and the peak of the hotter temperatures is still ahead, it’s important to keep an eye (and ear) out for any potential problems, especially since the need for AC repair in Lawrenceville typically rises this time of year.

So, what are some common signs that you’re even having problems with your air conditioning system? A blaring indication is strange and/or unfamiliar noises coming from said system. There are a few noises in particular that you never want to ignore, which we’ve highlighted below.

Is It Ever Too Late to Tune Up Your AC?

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.In the absence of a totally unrecoverable air conditioner breakdown, no, it’s never too late to tune of your air conditioner. And it’s already the official start of summer, so if you haven’t done so yet, now is the time!

“But can’t I just skip it just this one year? It’s already summer and my AC is working fine!”

The truth is, HVAC maintenance is one of the most important, if not the most important of AC services in Lawrenceville, GA. It keeps your system clean, adjusted, and gives you the peace of mind that it’s been thoroughly checked over by a pro. Maintenance tune-ups are not a luxury service—maintenance should be done on an annual basis (or twice a year, if you have a heat pump system) even if that means having it done when summer has already started.

If we still haven’t convinced you of the importance of your annual tune-up, consider this:

“Help! My Cooling System Won’t Cool”

family sitting in front of fans cooling offWhen it comes to figuring out exactly what is wrong with a malfunctioning air conditioner, you need the assistance of a trained professional. And in our neck of the woods, we understand how essential it is that a broken down air conditioner be fixed ASAP. Ideally, you’ve already had maintenance done, and you won’t need to deal with this problem at all this summer.

However, chances are if you are reading this blog post, you’re likely already in need of air conditioning repair in Snellville, GA. So, although you’ve probably guess correctly that what we’re going to say next is, “give our technicians a call and we’ll be over right away,” we can give you an idea of what to expect in the meantime, as far as what might be wrong with your cooling system.

Why Do I Need UV Germicidal Lights?

uv light on blue backgroundDid you know that diseases can be treated with concentrated UV light rays? In fact, Professor Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine for this discovery over 100 years ago! We aren’t really talking about that here, but it is good insight into the fact that UV rays can actually be good for you.

You might be surprised to find that a leading benefit of UV light rights is actually what it can do for your Lawrenceville, GA indoor air quality, and subsequently the health of you and your household.

“Can I Repair Breached Ducts On My Own?”

A dirty male hand, holding a paintbrush, is spreading caulk over a house air duct joint with a paintbrush. The caulk has been applied from a tube with a caulk gun and the brush is evenly spreading it over the joint. Caulking residential ducts prevents air-conditioned or heated air from escaping the duct and prevents ambient air from entering the system. This is a new practice in homebuilding to increase energy efficiency, eventually it may be come standard or mandatory.With the better part of spring behind us and summer well on its way, now is the perfect time to take care of any air conditioning maintenance needs. This is the best way to ensure your cooling system will work without fault over the summer and won’t cost more to run than it should.

During your maintenance appointment, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your entire system for any signs of repair needs. Among the things we find may be the need for duct repair in Lawrenceville, GA. Breached or broken ductwork is one of the biggest “energy thieves” in homes, since it allows conditioned air to leak out into unoccupied spaces, such as your crawlspace or attic, instead of your living space.