Our Guide to HVAC Energy Efficiency

April 15th, 2024

Americans spend too much on the energy it takes to keep our homes at a comfortable temperature. According to the US Energy Information Administration, more than half of the energy used in American homes is put toward heating and cooling. That’s a huge environmental impact, and a huge amount of money spent every single month.

Are you stressed out from the cost of keeping your home cool enough in the summer and warm enough in the winter? Do you wish there was something you could do to keep those costs down? We’d like to help you with that. Here is our guide to using your HVAC system as efficiently as possible all year round. These tips will lower your utility bills and keep your HVAC system happy.

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Prompt AC Repair Saves the Day—And Saves You Money

April 1st, 2024

As air conditioning season rolls around again, and you need to start running your AC unit, don’t forget to keep an eye and an ear out in case of any problems that might require repair. Often, when an air conditioner first encounters a problem, there will be small but noticeable symptoms. Strange sounds are often an early sign. But homeowners don’t always get repairs right away.

If you think a problem is small, you might not feel that it’s very urgent to have it repaired. But it’s all too easy for a small AC issue to quickly develop into a much bigger one that causes greater inconvenience and is more costly to repair. Let us illustrate for you just how much prompt AC repair can help save you from major hassles and help you to save money.

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Save Money on Heating and Cooling with Zone Control

March 18th, 2024

The percentage of the average American’s income that goes to heating and cooling their homes varies depending on the part of the country where they live. In our area, we spend more months having to cool our homes and fewer having to heat them. But overall, heating and cooling costs are the largest portion of energy use in American homes. 

How can we cut the cost of heating and cooling without sacrificing our comfort? Is it even possible? Yes! In fact, you can use less energy—and spend less money—on heating and cooling while making your home more comfortable. A zone control system is the answer.

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How IAQ Installations Can Help With Allergy Season

March 4th, 2024

As winter comes to a close, many people are looking forward to springtime with excitement and delight. But for allergy sufferers, springtime means more than just warmer weather and pretty flowers blooming. It means itchy eyes, sneezing, and runny noses. It’s just not fair! You should be able to get excited about springtime just like everybody else. What can you do?

One major solution is to keep the air in your home as clear and free of pollen as possible. That way, you’ll breathe easier at home, sleep better at night, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. We’ve got some great air cleaner options that can improve your IAQ—that’s indoor air quality—and improve your well-being during allergy season.

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What a Short-Cycling Heat Pump Means

February 19th, 2024

Whether it’s heating your home or cooling it down, your heat pump will always run in cycles. When the thermostat signals that heating or cooling is needed, the compressor will kick on and the heat pump will run until your home reaches the correct temperature. Then it will turn off, which gives it a resting period before the next time the thermostat signals it to start up again.

Short cycling is what it’s called when the heat pump’s cycles happen too frequently. They should occur only a few times per hour, and if they happen every few minutes, something is definitely wrong. What could be causing your heat pump to short cycle? Is it a serious concern? If so, why, and what should you do about it? We’ve got the answers for you.

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Why Duct Leaks Are Big Problems—And How We Can Fix Them

February 5th, 2024

Ductwork makes so much possible. It was first introduced around half a century ago to facilitate suddenly popular central air conditioning. Once so many homes had ducts, it only made sense to also use them for heating, and now forced-air furnaces are the most common heating systems in the country.

But everything, even if it’s a great plan overall, has the potential for problems. The problems ductwork is most likely to face are damage, caused by something specific, and deterioration, caused simply by time. Damaged or deteriorating ducts can have cracks and holes. What problems are created by duct leaks, and how can they be fixed? Read on to find out.

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Soaring Commercial Energy Costs? Your HVAC System May Be the Source

January 22nd, 2024

The energy bills for a commercial building are no joke. People who have only ever looked at residential energy bills have no idea. So when those bills start rising even higher, you notice right away. But you might not know what’s causing it. After all, those utilities cover a wide range of energy needs in your building.

The first thing you should consider in this situation is your HVAC system. When your commercial energy costs are going up and you don’t know why, your commercial HVAC system is the most likely culprit.

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These Odd Furnace Noises Are a Warning!

January 8th, 2024

Your furnace will always make some amount of noise. But that noise should be consistent and unsurprising. Basically, you should just hear the usual whoosh and hum. What if your furnace is making other noises? Since your furnace has limited means of communication, you should take any odd noises as a signal: your furnace needs repair! Here’s what the sounds might mean.

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Can I Perform Any Repairs on My Furnace on My Own?

December 25th, 2023

When something goes wrong with your furnace, especially if it happens during a cold snap, you want it dealt with right away. Scheduling an appointment at some time in the future is frustrating and inconvenient. Paying for emergency repairs when there’s an urgent heating failure on a weekend or holiday can be overwhelming.

If you’re generally a handy person, and enjoy doing projects and fixing things around the house, you might start to wonder: Is it possible to perform furnace repairs yourself?

No! We’ll explain why, but we’ll also tell you how you can troubleshoot. You might not need repairs at all!

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What Those High Heating Bills Might Mean

December 11th, 2023

How high is your heating bill? Most people will always say that it’s too high. In fact, according to the US Energy Information Administration, the average American spends $2,284 a year between gas and electric bills, and a significant percentage of that goes to heating. But the cost of energy aside, is your heating bill actually higher than it should be? Is your heating system wasting energy?

Because of its high financial cost and also the environmental impact, it’s important to prevent energy waste. If there’s an issue with your heating system that is causing it to consume more fuel or electricity, you need heating repair in Lawrenceville, GA before that problem gets any worse. So what might the problem be?

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