Signs That It’s Time to Go Ductless!

woman-sitting-on-couch-turning-on-ductless-air-handler-with-remoteAs we come to the official end of summer, it can be really easy to dismiss your cooling system needs. While it stays warmer longer in our part of the country than in others, it’s still only natural to look forward to when you can start using your air conditioner less and less. But what if you need AC repair in Dacula, GAOr what if AC repair isn’t going to cut it and it’s actually time to replace the system altogether?

A trained and experienced HVAC professional, such as a member of our team, can help you make an educated decision about this. But if you are considering replacing your air conditioner this year, and/or your heater, then you’ve come across the right blog post. It may very well be time for you to think about going ductless. There are many reasons to do so. Read on to learn what they are!

Are You Using Your Air Conditioner Efficiently?

two-technicians-working-on-outside-ac-unitMaybe you think something like this is out of your control. HVAC systems account for half of all energy use in a home, so how could you possibly use yours efficiently? Is this an oxymoron?

No, not at all! The truth is, many homeowners in our area are not using their air conditioners as efficiently as they could be, and as a result, they’re paying a lot more than they should have to on their utility bills.

Now, one of the ways to boost efficiency is going to cost a little money–but it’s less costly than having surprise breakdowns or inefficient system operation. And that’s maintenance. Every year, you should have air conditioner maintenance professionally done. It allows us to fully inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it to help boost system efficiency.

But there are other steps that don’t cost you anything at all or at least only cost you pennies, to implement. Read on as we uncover what they are!

Don’t Believe This AC Refrigerant Misconception!

insulated-refrigerant-lineDo you know how air conditioning refrigerant works? You probably know that it helps the cooling process, but what you might not know is that it is 100% responsible for the cooling process. The air that comes through your room vents and brings the temperature down cannot happen without refrigerant.

Unfortunately, though, there’s a pretty common misconception about refrigerant that leads homeowners to use their air conditioners pretty inefficiently, leading to potential emergency repair needs and maybe even premature replacement. What is that misconception? Long story short, people believe that refrigerant is a fuel, and that it depletes like gasoline does from a car.

Read on as we uncover why this is a dangerous assumption, and what you should know about refrigerant leaks.

Pay Attention to These Signs of an AC in Disrepair

animated-checklist-on-clipboardHave you ever noticed that your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be working quite right? Maybe you’re tempted to put off calling for repairs. If your air conditioner is still running, just not as well as it could be, this is understandable. You want to save your summer vacation money, after all! But unfortunately, delaying repairs could leave you with an even costlier problem, and potentially even the need for premature system replacement.

We encourage our customers to take care of their air conditioning systems as soon as they realize they need repairs. But how do you know when this might be the case? We ask this knowing that you are probably not an air conditioning expert–that’s our job! However, it’s a good idea to know the basics, and to know the signs that you just may have an air conditioner in disrepair. Read on to learn what they are!

Is a Heat Pump the Answer to Your Cooling Needs?

vent-low-on-wallIf you’ve come across this blog post, we’re going to take a guess and say that you’re in the market for a new cooling system. Whether you’re considering having a different type of air conditioner installed, or replacing your old one for the same type, we believe it’s worth your time to consider the benefits of a heat pump system.

Heat pumps offer comfort and budget solutions for homeowners all throughout Lawrenceville and beyond. They’re great systems, that can keep your indoor climate at an ideal temperature all year long. Want to learn more about the benefits and see if a heat pump is the answer to your cooling needs? Well then read on!

How Germicidal Lights Will Help Your Air Quality and AC

uv-lightIf we have all learned anything over the past year as homeowners, it’s that we might need a little help with our indoor air quality. With the spread of a global pandemic and lives being literally halted by an airborne virus, we’ve learned a lot about sanitation and what that means when we’re at home. Now, before we go any further, there are no indoor air quality products or services that will guarantee to completely eradicate COVID-19. But there are products and services you can invest in that will certainly lower the risk of virus transmission, as well as the transmission of bacteria, allergens, and other pollutants that can make their way into your home.

One such system is the UV air purifier, or more commonly known as germicidal lights. Read on as we uncover the benefits of these systems and whole-house air purifiers in general. Keep in mind that while a standard air purifier pulls contaminants from the air, germicidal lights attack viruses and bacteria at the source–from inside your ductwork. Air purifiers of any kind are an investment, but an investment that will not only pay you back in healthier indoor air, but better AC performance. 

Introducing our New Worry-Free Advantage Program!

Have you heard about our new Advantage Alliance Program©? With one low monthly payment, you can subscribe to services that will help your air conditioner run as effectively and efficiently as possible throughout its entire lifespan, without worrying about the cost of extra repairs, diagnostic fees, emergency services, and more. This is a subscription service, not a loan, meaning you do not need to worry about any debt/income ratio.

Everything is built-in with the Advantage Alliance Program©! This means you essentially have a “bumper-to-bumper” warranty for the life of your HVAC system with no surprise expenses out of the blue.

Contact us today to learn more and to fill out our form to subscribe. Wall Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is proud to serve customers throughout Lawrenceville, GA and the surrounding communities! 

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.