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Why is my thermostat blank?

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Another Friday! Another Frequently Asked Questions Answered Friday! Today’s question is “Why is my thermostat blank?”

Your thermostat could be blank for a couple of reasons.  The easiest would be that the batteries need to be replaced.  And, yes, even if your thermostat is wired into the unit, it still has batteries.  We did a blog with pictures for general battery replacement a few weeks ago.

Otherwise, check your breakers.  One of them might have tripped.

If these don’t bring it back on, then you could have a bad thermostat or the wiring might have issues. If you’ve just read through this blog or tried this and become overwhelmed with the attempt to do this, let us help!

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Does Burning Candles Affect My HVAC System?

Friday, December 16th, 2016
Here's what a major candle burning house filter can look like!

Here’s what a major candle burning house filter can look like!

Another Friday! Another Frequently Asked Questions Answered Friday! We’re asked about how burning candles can affect your HVAC system. David has a picture of the filter from an HVAC unit where a lot of candles are burned.

Kris says that if you burn candles, change your filter at least every 2 months.  If you burn a lot of candles, change it monthly.  Also, this pertains to fires in the fireplace!  If you have an open face fire or ventless fireplace, the creosote from burning gets through your filter and can clog up your coil, hurting your system.

 

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Is Filter Air Flow Important?

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Air flow importance!

Air flow importance!

img_8076Another Friday!  Another frequently asked question answered!  Is it important to put the filter in correctly?  YES!  The air flow arrow should point toward your furnace/air handler.  If your filter is put in wrong, it can get sucked into the system and cause other issues!

 

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How to change your HVAC filter continued!

Friday, November 25th, 2016

For this weeks frequently answered questions answered, we’re continuing with last weeks on how to change your filter.

Another way of changing your HVAC filter.

Another way of changing your HVAC filter.

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HVAC Frequently Asked Questions Answered on Friday

Friday, November 18th, 2016

How do I change my filter?  With Atlanta having the smoke pollution, make sure you are changing your HVAC filter more often.

David made a video to help us out in this instance. It’s linked thru YouTube!

He also did a series of pictures for your use!

Here's step by step instructions for changing out your HVAC filter

Here’s step by step instructions for changing out your HVAC filter

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HVAC Frequently Asked Questions Answered on Friday

Friday, November 11th, 2016

We thought we’d start a standard blog that comes up every Friday (something like Taco Tuesday’s but not as delicious!)  HVAC Frequently Asked Questions on Friday

Today’s frequently asked question is:  How often should I change my HVAC filter?

This answer varies according to certain conditions:

Your HVAC system can't breathe thru a clogged filter.

Your HVAC system can’t breathe thru a clogged filter.

  1. You have a air quality filter (usually a 4″ or 5″ width filter) should be changed once a year.
  2. You have a standard 1″ filter, no pets, no remodeling being done and it’s not high pollen season – once every 3 months.  If you are on our Club, this means you change it 3 months after we’ve done your twice annual service!
  3. You have a standard 1″ filter with pets, have remodeling going on or it’s high pollen season – it can be as often as once a month!  Sometimes, more often especially when you are having your floors redone!  The sawdust can really clog up your filter! The pollen can do the same as the sawdust.  We really recommend you checking the filter at least once a month during these circumstances!

We hope this answered this frequently asked question!  We’ll have another frequently asked question for you next week!

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Thank you to all Veterans!

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Thank you to all who have served for our freedom!

Thank you to all who serve, have served and will serve!

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Filter Air Flow Importance – HVAC Filters

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

David took pictures to show you the importance of air flow arrows going correctly into the slot.

When the air flow isn’t correct the filter pulls apart and can be sucked into the blower motor and cause damage.
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5 Tips for Fall Cleanup for Heating and Air Conditioning – Gwinnett

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

We know it’s fall!!! It’s pumpkin flavored everything! And there’s nothing wrong with that.

It’s been a long, hot summer and becoming a long, hot fall, too! But now is the time to make sure the bugs and rodents don’t destroy your heating and cooling systems.

1. If you have a pesticide company, make sure they are spraying by (not on) your air conditioner outside and your furnace inside. We get a lot of bugs in air conditioners this time of the year.

Time to spray!

Time to spray!

2. In the winter, we get no heat calls and find rodents have chewed the wires on furnaces. They are looking to stay warm for the winter months and are migrating inside.

3. Also, clean out your fireplace flue! Birds might have nested in there! You don’t want to have a house fire due to birds.

4. Clean out your dryer vent. There is a brush specially made to go into a dryer vent and bring out the lent that has built up.

5. Change your batteries in your thermostat, carbon monoxide and fire detectors. If your furnace is over 10 years, have it checked for carbon monoxide leakage! We have a special camera that we put into your furnace to see any issues you may be having.

And, if you aren’t on a regular schedule, change your furnace filters!  It’s quick and easy.  David covered it in a video if you’re interested.  Look at our past posts!

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How to Change your AC/Furnace Filter

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Have questions about changing your filter in your HVAC system? David made a short clip showing you! He also shows the way the air flow arrow goes (toward the furnace).

Thank you, David! Great Job!

We uploaded it onto You Tube!

 

 

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