How to Choose the Best HVAC Company for the Job

contractors-standing-side-by-sideIt’s that time of year again—there are two seasons where HVAC professionals are the busiest. Winter, and summertime.

With summer here now, it’s the most common time we’ll get called for urgent repair sand services—perhaps even a “quick” replacement (spoiler alert: no air conditioner replacement should ever be rushed).

As the temperatures start soaring upward, it is inevitable that homeowners will run into cooling system problems, especially if their systems are aging or have not been maintained properly. As such, we understand the urgency when something goes awry with your cooling system. You want help and you want it fast! So, you choose the most immediately available HVAC company and give them a call.

What if we told you that was the wrong approach?

Poor Installation Can Lead to These Ductless Problems

ductless-unit-with-remote-controlDuctless systems have been increasingly growing in popularity, and for good reason. Rather than operating through a network of ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless units break up the indoor unit and blower fans to distribute air through handlers that operate independently of each other—meaning the temperature settings can be different for each air handler.

This makes ductless systems operate much more efficiently than a standard central air conditioner, which is forced to cool your entire home, even if you don’t need conditioned air in your entire home at the time. There are a number of benefits to the installation of these systems—but there can also be drawbacks if you don’t have yours professionally installed.

We’ve covered some unique ductless repair needs below. These can happen even with proper installation, but they’re a lot more likely if the install is done by an inexperienced amateur.

Should Your Business Use a Rooftop Unit?

rooftop-air-conditioning-unitsAs summer quickly approaches, there are probably many things for you to focus on with your business, such as ensuring that your customers, employees, and/or tenants are satisfied, and that your building is a comfortable space.

Wait, you haven’t been concerned about that last point? We get it—this isn’t usually something that’s at top of mind for business owners or managers, however it is important. An uncomfortable commercial space can lead to a host of problems, not the least of which is a significant business interruption.

There are a number of things you can do in your business or commercial building to ensure comfort, and one of the biggest players in this is an effective and efficient air conditioning system. Whether you were already considering replacing your soon or are curious about your options, this is the blog post for you, as rooftop units are well worth your consideration.

Funny Cooling System Noises to Never Ignore

air-conditioning-unit-with-toolsDid you know that summertime is the most likely season for your AC system to call it quits, or at least experience problems? It makes sense when you think about it—it’s getting much heavier use than it does in spring or fall. And all mechanical systems experience wear and tear.

The good news is, you can typically avoid surprise repairs or sudden AC breakdowns, with routine professional maintenance. This gives our technicians an opportunity to uncover any signs of malfunction or repair needs. It also gives us the chance to comprehensively clean out the system to ensure it’s functioning as it should.

Even if you are diligent about maintenance, however, it’s always a good idea to be aware of the sounds you should, and should not, be hearing come from your air conditioning system. The following noises, in fact? They indicate something is very wrong inside your cooling system.

AC Maintenance: It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Your Tune-Up!

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May is nearly over, and temperatures are already rising. Did you forget to schedule air conditioning maintenance? Is it too late? Maybe you should just skip it, not that you’re going to need your air conditioner on a daily basis.

Don’t do this!

Skipping maintenance altogether can be detrimental to the functionality and efficiency of your cooling system, and in the absence of a total system breakdown, it’s never too late to get your air conditioner tuned up. This truly is a case of “it’s better late than never,” and there are many benefits to maintenance. There are also a number of advantages to being part of our maintenance program—more on that below.

Keep reading to learn more!

What to Do with an AC System That Won’t Cool

What to Do with an AC System That Won't CoolFirst, we’ll start with what not to do. Please do not look up an online tutorial on how to fix your air conditioner and attempt repairs on your own. The problem is, an air conditioner that won’t cool may be acting this way for a number of different reasons, and only a trained and experienced professional can accurately diagnose what the problem is (though, we will get into possible causes below).

A lack of cooling coming from your AC is obviously an urgent problem though, particularly as we progress closer to summer. So what should you do if you notice this problem? Give our pros a call! In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about what causes this problem.

Have You Heard about the Daikin Inverter Air Conditioner?

First off, what is an inverter air conditioner? We are glad you asked!

In a standard air conditioner, the compressor has two modes: on, and off. When the system is on, it’s working at full capacity and consumes full electricity and energy that it is designed to consume. Once the temperature in your home reaches the desired temperature on your thermostat, the compressor shuts off.

Inverter technology, however, essentially functions like the accelerator in a vehicle. When the compressor needs more power, the inverter gives it more. When the compressor needs less power, the inverter gives it less. Why does this matter?

Are Germicidal Lights Right for Your Home?

uv-light-on-blue-backgroundAs summer approaches, so does humidity, and along with humidity comes some byproducts, like the development of mold and mildew. These can cause significant ill health effects, especially for people who already suffer from allergies or asthma.

One way to fight back against this is to have germicidal lights installed in your HVAC ductwork. These devices use ultraviolet radiation within your ventilation system to kill, or render inert, bacteria, mold spores, viruses, and microorganisms. They’re effective, don’t place harmful chemicals into the air, and require little maintenance.

What to Know About Damaged Ducts

ductwork-being-repairedWhen you live somewhere like Lawrenceville, there’s a good chance that you already think about your air conditioner quite a bit. You’d understandably like to expect that it works efficiently and effectively throughout its lifespan. But what many homeowners don’t think about when it comes to their HVAC system is the “V” part of the equation—the ventilation that connects your cooling system to the outside, making the distribution of cooled air possible.

This ventilation system, known as your ductwork, is usually out of sight—hidden behind walls, beneath floors, or in your attic or crawlspace. Unfortunately, if your ductwork was installed by an inexperienced ‘professional,’ then there is a good chance that it has accumulated damage over the years. And if your air ducts are negatively impacted by anything like air leaks or poor connections, you could be experiencing problems that lead to poor HVAC efficiency and possible even AC repair needs.

Wall Heating & Air Named in “Best of Gwinnett” Magazine

HVAC technician working on air conditionerOne of the best ways to find out if you want to hire a service company or support a business in your community is to see what your neighbors are saying. That’s part of the goal of Best of Gwinnett magazine.

Best of Gwinnett is an opinion and editors’ selection poll. Winners are determined by its readers, and named in the magazine are companies throughout 20 broad business and community sectors. There are categories for “Best,” “Among the Best,” and “Ones to Watch.”

You can find the mention for Wall Heating & Air on page 71 of the Best of Gwinnett- Digital Edition.

We’re proud to be a part of your community and we look forward to doing business with you.

To vote for Wall Heating and Air, and your other favorite businesses, for the 2019 year, please visit BestOfGwinnet.com!