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Should You Worry about a Dirty Air Filter in Your Furnace?

Monday, February 8th, 2021

man-holding-air-filterThe short answer to this is, “yes.”

No, it’s not going to make your furnace explode or anything, but a dirty air filter will certainly have a negative impact on the furnace’s performance and your overall comfort.

Many homeowners think that a dirty air filter is a problem because of their indoor air quality. This is due to a pretty common misconception—that the furnace air filter is in place to protect the indoor air quality. It’s actual purpose is something completely different.

Sure, your furnace air filter won’t hurt your indoor air quality, but their intended purpose is actually to protect the interior components of your air conditioner and heating system. Read on to learn more, and to learn how a dirty air filter will impact your home and its comfort, including the life of your furnace.

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“Should I Have My Furnace Installed in the Attic?”

Monday, January 25th, 2021

ductwork-in-atticWhen it comes to getting an HVAC system installed, it makes sense that you want to save as much space as possible. This is especially true in the case of a furnace, in our climate—where you’re not going to need the system for the majority of the year. For this reason, many homeowners opt to have their furnace installed in their attic, but should they?

Typically, furnace installations occur in basements or garages if a basement is not available. Of course, either way, taking up too much space can be a huge inconvenience. So, attic installations have become more common. Read on as we uncover why, or why not it’s a good idea to have a furnace installed in your attic.

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How to Prep Your Heater for Cooler Weather

Monday, October 5th, 2020

tech-inspecting-furnaceFall is officially here and even though our temperatures haven’t quite cooled down enough for consistent heater use, now is the time to think about whether or not you’re well prepared for when temperatures do drop. Fortunately, you have plenty of time to arrange for routine maintenance for your residential heater. This is a job that requires the professional touch of trained and experienced HVAC professionals, which is what we are here for!

Don’t delay scheduling your heating maintenance inspection and tune-up–make sure your heating system is ready to go when the drop in temperatures does occur, no matter how brief or mild our winters may be in comparison to other parts of the country. Read on to learn more about this service.

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Do You Believe This Harmful Refrigerant Myth?

Monday, September 7th, 2020

insulated-refrigerant-line-behind-ac-systemThere aren’t too many homeowners out there who really understand how air conditioners work. This isn’t a bad thing or something you’re expected to know a lot about—after all, that’s what the professionals are here for!

However, because many homeowners aren’t well-informed, they can be led astray by amateur repair people or handy people claiming to be HVAC pros. In fact, one of the most common things these folks tell homeowners is that refrigerant is something that gets “used up,” like gasoline from a car, and must be refilled (what we in the industry call recharged) once a year during maintenance or more often. And this is a refrigerant myth that could potentially harm your air conditioner. Read on to learn how!

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of AC Disrepair!

Monday, August 10th, 2020

two-techs-checking-on-ac-outdoor-unitIt’s easy, especially this late in the summer season, to ignore small signs that something might be amiss with your air conditioner. But the fact of the matter is, this is when your air conditioner is most likely to break down, because this is the time of the year it runs the most and essentially works the hardest.

This is particularly true if you skipped maintenance this year. Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your system to ensure proper, efficient functionality. It also allows us to spot small repair needs before they become bigger ones! But this doesn’t mean you can’t spot small repair needs on your own—and when you do, the next best step is to give the pros a call. Read on to learn more about these signs.

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What to Do When Your AC Won’t Cool

Monday, May 4th, 2020

vent-low-on-wallThis is something we’ve talked about before on our blog, but it’s worth bringing up again, since it’s a problem we get called about each year.

When it comes to finding out what’s wrong with your struggling air conditioner, you’ll need the assistance of trained professional. We understand how essential it is that your broken down air conditioner be repaired right away!

Ideally, you’ll have already had your maintenance session done this year, but if you’re reading this blog post, you either skipped this service or didn’t take care of recommended repairs. So, what should you do now? Read on to find out!

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For Quality Cooling, Schedule Your Maintenance Appointment Today!

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

technician-servicing-outdoor-ac-unitOur warm and balmy summertime temperatures may still be several weeks off, but if you’ve lived in the Alpharetta area for even just a year, then you know when summer does hit you’ll be thankful for a fully effective and efficient air conditioner, right?

One of the best things you can do to ensure that your AC system is in good shape is to schedule preventive maintenance for the system. Routine professional AC maintenance makes sure that your unit is ready for the added strain of summer. Skipping or even delaying maintenance will make it much more likely that you’ll face problems by the end of the cooling season, or even before.

Read on to learn more about how important this service is, and why you should call today!

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Reasons For and Against an Attic Furnace Installation

Monday, January 13th, 2020

worker-sealing-ductwork-in-atticThe number one reason we get the question of, “Can I install a furnace in my attic” is because the customers asking want to save space. And we get it! It is possible to do this, however, there are a number of factors to consider.

Usually, a furnace is going to be installed in the basement, or garage area if a basement isn’t available. If there’s no garage or too little garage space, that severely limits your options, taking up too much space that would otherwise be usable.

So, attic furnaces started gaining popularity. Whether it’s a good idea for your specific home or not will depend on how you relate to the following pros and cons.

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