The Difference Between Puron and Freon Explained

August 2nd, 2021
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An air conditioning system uses refrigerant to cool the air. This refrigerant is a blend of chemicals that can easily change between liquid and gaseous states by evaporating and condensing. By evaporating refrigerant in the indoor coil and condensing it in the outdoor coil, an air conditioner moves heat from inside the house to the outside.

Over the history of electro-mechanical air conditioning systems, there have been many different refrigerants. Very early air conditioners used ammonia, sulfur dioxide, methyl chloride, or propane—all of which are either toxic, combustible, or both. This limited the use of air conditioning systems to commercial and industrial buildings. Eventually, ACs were designed to use safer refrigerants, and this is where we come to Freon and Puron. People often have questions about what these names mean and if it has an effect on their air conditioning system. We are here with the answers.

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Does a Dead Compressor Mean Your AC Is Beyond Repairs?

July 19th, 2021
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When it comes to major AC system repair in Covington, GA, a dead compressor is one of the biggest. The compressor is the literal heart of an air conditioner because it’s what makes refrigerant circulate to carry heat from inside the house to the outside. The compressor uses a powerful motor to run, and if the motor burns out, the compressor will fail. 

You may have heard the conventional wisdom that when a compressor dies, it means the end of the line for the entire AC. Replacing a compressor is expensive, which makes the prospect of replacing the entire system more attractive. 

But is it always true that a failed compressor means you have to replace your AC? Follow us below and we’ll answer that.

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Your AC Is Leaking Water? Here’s Why It May Be Happening

July 5th, 2021
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Is your air conditioner leaking water inside the house? If you notice a pool of water around your air conditioner, this is reasonably a time for you to practice some care and caution. An air conditioner should never leak water inside a house.

Why is this happening? How do you fix this? We can help you understand why this problem might be occurring. But first, we recommend turning off your air conditioner to prevent any water damage or serious electrical issues in your house.

In this post, we will discuss some of the reasons why your air conditioner might be leaking water so that you can schedule services for AC repair in McDonough, GA immediately.

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Questions to Ask Yourself When Getting a New AC

June 21st, 2021
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You have plans to install a new air conditioner for your home. You may have inherited your current air conditioner when you moved into the house and this is the first time you’ve needed to confront getting a new one. But even if you’ve gone through an AC replacement before, it’s probably been many years since you did it the last time and you’re unsure about what you need to do or what type of cooling system to get.

No problem, we’re here to help. We’re the HVAC company in Mcdonough, GA who can help make the process of putting in a new air conditioning system straightforward and with excellent results. Let’s first start with some questions you can ask yourself that will help get the process going. These will also lead to questions you can ask your AC installers.

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How Cool Can the AC Make My House?

June 7th, 2021
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Have you ever wondered when you looked at the thermostat for your house if you could make all the rooms even colder than the lowest reading? On most thermostats, the lowest setting possible is 60°/65°F. But could the AC make the house even colder than that? What are the limits of the cooling power of an air conditioner?

We don’t think this is a frivolous question, and the answer isn’t just trivia. Understanding the limits of your home’s air conditioning system can make it easier for you to know how much you can push it and when you should rein back. Below we’ll get into how cool the AC can make your house.

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Humidity Is Bad News in Summer for More Than One Reason

May 24th, 2021
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Although we’re used to thinking of humidity as an all-around negative, that’s not true. In fact, during a cool winter day, a rise in humidity takes the edge off the colder temperatures and makes it easier to stay warm. Humidity also keeps skin moisturized and prevents dried-out sinuses.

But these are all winter issues, and we’re now at the end of spring, with temperatures and humidity on the rise. Nobody likes high humidity in the summer! 

You can’t do much about high humidity levels outdoors, but there are solutions to help inside your home. Central AC repairs in Conyers, GA from our technicians can help an air conditioner get better control over humid conditions, and we also offer installation of powerful whole-house dehumidifiers that allow you to balance humidity at the perfect spot between too humid and too dry. 

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Can I Add a Central AC to My House?

May 10th, 2021
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Not all homes in Atlanta were built when central air conditioning systems were common. For these homes, it might seem like having a new central AC installed is impossible. They’ll just have to do with clunky window air conditioning units.

But this isn’t necessarily true! Adding central air conditioning to a home is not as difficult as you might imagine, and there are several ways our technicians can provide your house with a central AC installation in Conyers, GA. You can pitch those ugly and inefficient window units into the recycling yard and enjoy great cooling throughout the rooms of your home.

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No, You Shouldn’t See Ice on Your Air Conditioner

April 26th, 2021
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In this post, we’re going to clear up a common misconception people have about air conditioning systems. It’s an important one to know about since it can lead to needing major AC repair in Conyers, GA if the problem isn’t properly addressed. 

The misconception: It’s normal to see ice forming on parts of the air conditioner.

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Understanding an AC System’s Energy Efficiency Ratings

April 12th, 2021
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An air conditioning system comes with a set of ratings to describe its maximum energy efficiency performance: how effectively it takes its electrical power and converts it into cooling output. Air conditioners are becoming more efficient with each year as technology advances, and your current AC may be from an earlier era and consume more power than necessary.

In this post we’re going to guide you through how air conditioning efficiencies work. This can help you understand the efficiency of your air conditioner, or it may come in handy if you are looking to have a new AC installed this spring. 

A word of caution: you will need professional air conditioning services in Conyers, GA if you make any changes to your AC setup. Only professional HVAC technicians can find the ideal new unit for you, and efficiency ratings aren’t the only criteria you need to know. 

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When Should I Schedule Duct Testing?

March 29th, 2021

Right now!

Okay, maybe we jumped the gun there—but we usually find that when people wonder if they need to have some service done on their ductwork, they need to have duct testing. In other words, if you think something is wrong with your ducts, something probably is. 

We can give you a more detailed breakdown on when to schedule duct testing and why. Just follow us below.

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