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Is it Ever Too Early for Heating Maintenance?

Monday, September 20th, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceThe official end of summer is upon us, and soon enough you will be using your heating system to keep you warm. True, our winters aren’t nearly as dramatic or even as long as winter is for our neighbors up north. However, cooler temperatures can certainly leave you and your household uncomfortable without a properly cared for heater.

One of the best things you can do for that heating system is to schedule routine maintenance. And no, it’s not too early for this service! Keep reading as we uncover just why heating maintenance is so vital for the health of your heater, and why it’s also important to have it done this season to get the most out of it. 

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Signs That It’s Time to Go Ductless!

Monday, September 6th, 2021

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!

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Are You Using Your Air Conditioner Efficiently?

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

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!

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Don’t Believe This AC Refrigerant Misconception!

Monday, August 9th, 2021

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.

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Pay Attention to These Signs of an AC in Disrepair

Monday, July 26th, 2021

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!

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Is a Heat Pump the Answer to Your Cooling Needs?

Monday, July 12th, 2021

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!

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How Germicidal Lights Will Help Your Air Quality and AC

Monday, June 28th, 2021

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. 

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3 Sounds You Should Never Hear from Your Air Conditioner

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

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!

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How to Pay Less for More Comfort This Summer

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

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.

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When a Cooling System Won’t Cool: What to Do

Monday, April 26th, 2021

woman-sitting-in-front-of-fanApril in Georgia may as well be August in any other part of the country, right? What we mean is that… we’re already dealing with hot temperatures! This means we are using our cooling systems on a daily basis. If you’ve noticed something wrong with your cooling system already, it’s cause for alarm. For example, did you discover a drop in cooling power, or a lack of cool air coming from the system?

Obviously you know this is an issue. The last thing you need is something that doesn’t function any better than a standard fan, circulating warm air throughout your home. You’ll want to call for professional repairs—and in the meantime we’ve shared some insight into what might be causing this very frustrating issue.

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