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!

Should You Worry about a Dirty Air Filter in Your Furnace?

man-holding-air-filterThe short answer to this is, “yes.”

No, it’s not going to make your furnace explode or anything, but a dirty air filter will certainly have a negative impact on the furnace’s performance and your overall comfort.

Many homeowners think that a dirty air filter is a problem because of their indoor air quality. This is due to a pretty common misconception—that the furnace air filter is in place to protect the indoor air quality. It’s actual purpose is something completely different.

Sure, your furnace air filter won’t hurt your indoor air quality, but their intended purpose is actually to protect the interior components of your air conditioner and heating system. Read on to learn more, and to learn how a dirty air filter will impact your home and its comfort, including the life of your furnace.

“Should I Have My Furnace Installed in the Attic?”

ductwork-in-atticWhen it comes to getting an HVAC system installed, it makes sense that you want to save as much space as possible. This is especially true in the case of a furnace, in our climate—where you’re not going to need the system for the majority of the year. For this reason, many homeowners opt to have their furnace installed in their attic, but should they?

Typically, furnace installations occur in basements or garages if a basement is not available. Of course, either way, taking up too much space can be a huge inconvenience. So, attic installations have become more common. Read on as we uncover why, or why not it’s a good idea to have a furnace installed in your attic.

What Steps Do We Go Through During Heating Maintenance?

checklist-with-red-markerHaving your climate control systems routinely maintained is important for efficiency, longevity, and your overall home comfort during the winter. True, we may not have as bone-chillingly cold winters as other areas of the country, but they still pack quite the punch in comparison to our summers. And so, we need high-quality heating systems in place. This is only possible with maintenance.

Before we go any further with this blog post, we really want to stress the importance of professional maintenance. Maintenance tasks aren’t something that any homeowner can do. We have the training and expertise necessary, as well as the proper licensing to get it done. But what actually happens during a routine heating maintenance appointment? Read on to find out!

Yes, You Should Enroll in a Maintenance Plan—Here’s Why!

checklistIt’s probably safe to say that we tend to put more focus on our air conditioners than our heaters here in the Lawrenceville area. For good reason, too. After all, our summers are hot, sticky, and oppressive. But there is one big thing that your air conditioner and the heater has in common—the need for routine maintenance!

Look, however briefly you feel you actually use your heating system, the fact remains that you do use it, and when you run this HVAC system, you want it to cost as little as possible, right? After all, with all the work your air conditioner goes through you’re already paying enough for energy!

And this is why maintenance is so vital. But how do you remember to keep up with those maintenance appointments? Well, with a maintenance program of course! Read on as we uncover the benefits of enrolling in such a program.