Wall Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Monroe’

Our Guide to HVAC Energy Efficiency

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

Monday, 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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It’s Already Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 4th, 2023

While autumn activities are barely beginning, and autumn weather hasn’t hit yet, it’s time to get prepared for colder days. This might mean locating the box of sweaters you put away last spring, or swapping a screen door for a storm door.

While you’re getting ready for the weather to change, one thing you absolutely must not forget is heating maintenance. Here’s why.

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Why You Might Need a Dehumidifier to Help Your AC

Monday, August 7th, 2023

You’ve surely heard people say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Maybe you’ve said it yourself! And there’s no doubt that air at the same temperature will feel hotter and heavier when it’s humid than when it is dry. Why does humidity make you feel hotter? What can be done about it? With a dehumidifier, you can feel cooler while using your air conditioner less. Here’s why.

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Should You Go Ductless?

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Back in the 1970s, it became common for newly-constructed homes to be built with a system of ductwork. This made it possible for these new houses to use the central air conditioners that were becoming so popular. But this is no longer the only option for cooling homes. Although many homes do still use these traditional central AC units, there have been some major innovations in the HVAC industry in the last half-century. Ductless systems are one of the options for air conditioning now, and for many people, they’re the perfect choice. Are they right for you?

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Why You Need to Regularly Change the AC’s Filter

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Air conditioner filters collect dust, allergens, and other tiny particles as air passes through them. With time, those particles collect and can clog a filter if it’s not changed regularly. Standard air filters are designed to last for up to one month, but there are some filters that last up to three months. You may find that you need to change your AC’s filters a bit more often because they fill up a bit faster. 

If you don’t change your filter regularly, your AC won’t work efficiently and may have a shortened lifespan. You know how much you depend on your air conditioning in Monroe, GA, and you don’t want to experience a breakdown in the middle of summer. Let’s take a closer look at what can happen if your AC filter isn’t changed regularly. 

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Don’t Ignore These Sounds Coming From Your AC

Monday, May 16th, 2022

We’re sure most homeowners can’t really say they’re looking forward to summer temperatures, but what we can all collectively agree on is that we need powerful and efficient air conditioners to get us through the coming warm weather. If your air conditioner isn’t operating quite like it should, now is the time to address it.

This means that if your air conditioner is running, but has some troubling systems–such as strange and unfamiliar noises coming from the system–then it’s time to give us a call.

We’re talking about any noises that are outside of the normal operational sounds you hear it make from day to day. This can include shrieking or screeching, a grinding sound, and even hissing. Read on to learn what these noises might mean, and if any of these describe the sounds you’re listening to, give us a call right away.

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What Actually Happens During Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, March 21st, 2022

technician-servicing-outdoor-ac-unitA question that often comes up among homeowners looking to save money is, “can’t I just handle air conditioning maintenance on my own?”

The truth is, you could probably find a video online of how to DIY inspect your air conditioner. But the real question is, do you really want to? If something gets missed, you could end up with an unexpected and expensive repair need, or maybe even a sudden AC breakdown when you need your system the most.

Not to mention, professional air conditioning maintenance helps keep your manufacturer’s warranty current. This means that if you have a defect that causes an AC problem, the manufacturer will be held accountable for it, instead of it coming out of your pocket. If you try to repair or maintain your AC on your own, however, it voids the warranty.

Okay, so, aside from warranty protection, what’s so great about professional AC maintenance? Read on to learn what actually goes on during these sessions, and to get the answer to that very question.

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Signs That Your Heat Pump Is Struggling

Monday, February 21st, 2022

hand-writing-checklist-on-notepadWhen you live in a climate such as ours, it’s great to know that you can enjoy the efficient and powerful heating and cooling that comes from a heat pump system. Even at the peak of summer or middle of winter, you know your heat pump will work flawlessly… until it doesn’t.

Whether you noticed your heat pump is running, but the temperature isn’t changing, or there seems to be low airflow, or maybe even really weird noises are coming from the heat pump even though nothing seems immediately wrong, it’s probably time to call in a professional.

These are signs that something is amiss with your heat pump, and knowing the signs and following up with a call to us right away for heat pump repairs can get you back to enjoying efficient and effective heat pump operation ASAP. Read on as we dive into the signs that your heat pump is in disrepair.

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“Help! My Furnace Burners Aren’t Lighting”

Monday, February 7th, 2022

furnace-jetsIsn’t it great to know that whenever you need warmth and comfort in your home during the winter, all you need to do is adjust the thermostat and your furnace just switches on and starts sending heated air through the ductwork into the various rooms of your home?

Except, what about when this doesn’t happen as it should? Nobody can guarantee that a furnace will work without malfunctions throughout its entire service life—after all there is natural wear and tear to consider. Of course, routine professional maintenance will definitely reduce the risk of sudden repair needs. In fact, maintenance can help prevent up to 85% of the repairs your furnace may ever need!

But maintenance or not, a furnace can surprise you every now and then—and burners that won’t turn on is certainly an unpleasant surprise. So what’s going on when this occurs? Read on to find out!

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