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Are Germicidal Lights Right for Your Home?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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.

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Will I Need a Humidifier This Winter?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

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!

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Why Do I Need UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

uv light on blue backgroundDid you know that diseases can be treated with concentrated UV light rays? In fact, Professor Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine for this discovery over 100 years ago! We aren’t really talking about that here, but it is good insight into the fact that UV rays can actually be good for you.

You might be surprised to find that a leading benefit of UV light rights is actually what it can do for your Lawrenceville, GA indoor air quality, and subsequently the health of you and your household.

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“Can I Repair Breached Ducts On My Own?”

Monday, May 7th, 2018

A dirty male hand, holding a paintbrush, is spreading caulk over a house air duct joint with a paintbrush. The caulk has been applied from a tube with a caulk gun and the brush is evenly spreading it over the joint. Caulking residential ducts prevents air-conditioned or heated air from escaping the duct and prevents ambient air from entering the system. This is a new practice in homebuilding to increase energy efficiency, eventually it may be come standard or mandatory.With the better part of spring behind us and summer well on its way, now is the perfect time to take care of any air conditioning maintenance needs. This is the best way to ensure your cooling system will work without fault over the summer and won’t cost more to run than it should.

During your maintenance appointment, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your entire system for any signs of repair needs. Among the things we find may be the need for duct repair in Lawrenceville, GA. Breached or broken ductwork is one of the biggest “energy thieves” in homes, since it allows conditioned air to leak out into unoccupied spaces, such as your crawlspace or attic, instead of your living space.

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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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