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Tips for Boosting Heating Efficiency

Monday, November 15th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerIf there is anything that Snellville residents have in common, it’s their need for fully efficient air conditioning. So to talk about heating services may seem a little out of place for us. Still though, there’s no denying that when it does dip into chillier temperatures, we need efficient heaters too. Sure, you can buy a high-efficiency furnace or heat pump, but you’re still at the mercy of everyday efficiency drains. What are those? Well, things like a lack of insulation, drafty windows and doors, and lack of proper maintenance.

If there’s anything else Snellville residents have in common, it’s their desire to save money. Read on as we explore what can impact heating efficiency how you can do just that.

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Should a New Furnace Be Your Next Home Comfort Purchase?

Monday, October 4th, 2021

The short answer to this question? It’s complicated. We know that’s not what you want to hear but it’s the truth. And as a local team of HVAC experts that’s dedicated to serving our community, we believe you deserve the truth, not an easy answer that will sell more systems. The bottom line is that a furnace is a great option for many homes, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

There are different types of furnaces. Some homes might do better with a gas furnace since they have access to a natural gas line. Other homes might fair better with an electric furnace, or even a heat pump system. We’re going to use this blog post to break down the different types of heating systems when it comes to your home comfort requirements and budget.

Let’s try to figure out which system is right for your home.

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What Are the Steps of Professional AC Maintenance?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-outside-ac-unitIf you’ve followed our blog posts for a while now, then you might see that we mention maintenance a lot. There’s a reason for this—it’s an important service! Homeowners often think this is a “luxury” service that only people who can really afford something extra buy. But actually, maintenance is a necessity, and can save you money in the long run.

First, professional maintenance allows our technicians to locate small problems with your air conditioner before they grow into much bigger emergency repair needs. This helps your air conditioner perform better and last longer. This is great news for your budget, right? But still, you might be wondering what actually happens during maintenance? Should it really only ever be done by professionals? Read on to find out.

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Are UV Germicidal Lights Worth It?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

uv-lightbulbHomeowners are even more concerned these days about the quality of the air they breathe, and for good reason. But while we are wearing masks and socially distancing in public spaces, are you do everything you can to address the quality of the air inside your own home?

Without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, you could be doing yourself a disservice—in fact in many cases the quality of your indoor air is actually worse than that of outdoors. One indoor air quality product in particular that can help combat this is the UV air purifier, also referred to as UV germicidal lights. Are they worth it for your home?

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Can a New Air Conditioner Be Too Big?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

top-view-of-outdoor-ac-unitYou likely already understand that there isn’t much point in getting an air conditioner that’s too small,—that is, underpowered—for your home. But did you know that, yes, an air conditioner could actually be too big—or overpowered?

With summer right around the corner, you want to ensure that your air conditioner is fully equipped to handle the heat. For some people, that means scheduling another maintenance appointment for this year. But for other folks, it means investing in a complete air conditioner replacement.

Of course, you may be tempted to buy the biggest, most powerful cooling system you can afford for your needs. But we’re here to tell you that this isn’t necessarily a good idea. When it comes to your air conditioning system, size really does matter, and we’re going to explain why below! Read on to learn more, and when the time comes for you to purchase your new air conditioner, reach out to our team of professionals.

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Can Better Indoor Air Quality Help Your AC?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

hvac-vent-on-wallThe short answer to this is “yes.” But don’t worry, we’ll elaborate below.

There are many factors that contribute to good indoor air quality. Yes, the temperature of your home is one aspect, but when we talk about indoor air quality, we’re talking about the presence (or absence) of contaminants, allergens, and pollutants, as well as how stale your air may be, and the relative humidity levels in your home. Today we’re going to talk about that last point.

Humidity is the excess moisture that tags along with high summer temperatures. This moisture makes us uncomfortable, for starters. The only way to lower that humidity is to lower the temperature. So, you turn on your AC system and set it to the lowest possible temperature, making it work harder and harder as summer progresses.

Is this really the right way to handle it though? If you worked to improve your indoor air quality by getting a system that handled humidity the right way, could you help your air conditioner out? Yes! Keep reading to learn more.

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Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

tech-working-on-ac-systemThe short answer to this is “no.” It’s important that you have maintenance done for your air conditioner every year (or every 6 months, in the case of a heat pump) but frequency and consistency are more important than what time of the year you have it done.

The next most common question we get about maintenance is “Is it really worth it? What does this service actually do for my air conditioner, anyway?”

We totally understand the inquiry. So, we want to share what actually happens during a maintenance tune-up. This way you can feel informed and confident that your investment in maintenance is a good one.

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Poor Installation Can Lead to These Ductless Problems

Monday, July 1st, 2019

ductless-unit-with-remote-controlDuctless systems have been increasingly growing in popularity, and for good reason. Rather than operating through a network of ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless units break up the indoor unit and blower fans to distribute air through handlers that operate independently of each other—meaning the temperature settings can be different for each air handler.

This makes ductless systems operate much more efficiently than a standard central air conditioner, which is forced to cool your entire home, even if you don’t need conditioned air in your entire home at the time. There are a number of benefits to the installation of these systems—but there can also be drawbacks if you don’t have yours professionally installed.

We’ve covered some unique ductless repair needs below. These can happen even with proper installation, but they’re a lot more likely if the install is done by an inexperienced amateur.

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