Why Tune-Ups Are So Vital for Gas Furnaces

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Our short response to this is going to be, “tune-ups are vital to ensuring that your gas furnace doesn’t become dangerous.” Keep reading to learn more.

Truth be told, maintenance tune-ups are one of the most important furnace services in Lawrenceville you can get. Now, if a gas furnace posed a health threat to your home in general, they wouldn’t be installed in so many throughout the country. And they are the most popular type of heating system. You can rest assured that current standards for gas-powered furnace manufacturers place an emphasis on maintaining safe operation. They’re designed with a number of safeguards in place, like a limit switch that prevents a furnace from overheating.

But no piece of equipment or appliance that is powered by natural gas can ever be 100% problem-proof. And although you shouldn’t constantly worry about using your gas furnace during the winter, you should take the appropriate measures each fall to keep up your system’s safety record!

How to Prep Your AC for the Off Season

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer season. Service industry, working class.You may still be using your air conditioner a little bit here and there, since fall can certainly pull out unexpected heat waves. But in the coming weeks, we’ll be just about ready to turn off our AC system in favor of our heaters, until next spring.

We do want to mention how important HVAC maintenance is, both for your heating system and your air conditioner. Heating system maintenance is typically recommended around this time of the year, while AC tune-ups are recommended in the spring, before you’ll need your system for the long term.

But aside from maintenance, there are other things you can to do to care for your HVAC system, and prevent Snellville AC repair and heating repair. For instance, did you not that if you just shut off your AC and leave it until you need it again, it can accumulate damage over the winter that can jeopardize its functionality and efficiency? Our community might not get as chilly as other parts of the country this winter, but winterizing your AC system is still important.

AC Installation: Why You Should Consider Going Ductless

Air conditioner blowing cold airWith fall here, you may be looking forward to turning off your AC for the season and enjoying the time between cooling and heating season—known in the industry as the shoulder season. But, how did your air conditioner perform this summer? Was it as efficient and effective as you hoped it would be?

How about your heater, was it in good condition last spring?

If either of these systems, or both, is struggling and you’re considering an HVAC system replacement, now is the perfect time to get it on your schedule. Not only will this be more convenient for you (you don’t have to worry about a disruption to your comfort), but your HVAC technicians will be more readily available for the job. After all, this isn’t a purchase you want to rush into—you want to get matched with the right HVAC system for your specific home and needs.

That being said, you’d do well to at least consider ductless air conditioning in Lawrenceville! But, are they worth the hype? We believe so, for the following reasons:

“How Often Do I Change My Air Filter (And Why)?”

man holding air filterOne of the most important things you can do for your HVAC system on your own, is change out the air filter on a regular basis. Simply put, the reason for this is because a clogged air filter will cause a number of problems for your air conditioner (or heater). These problems can include:

  • A severe drop in energy efficiency since the blower motor will strain against the obstructions in the filter.
  • Potential damage to the interior of the HVAC system due to dust and dirt infiltration.
  • A general decline in comfort throughout your home from insufficient airflow.

“But,” you may ask, “How often do I change the filter?” Read on, friend!

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.