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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How Ductless HVAC Systems Work

March 15th, 2021
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If you’re interested in making a change to your home’s HVAC system, or you’re planning a first HVAC installation for a new house, you may have heard about ductless mini split heat pumps as an option. You might not be sure exactly how they work, but that’s why you have a professional HVAC company in McDonough, GA like us to help. We work with the finest ductless heating and cooling systems on the market, and we’re happy to provide you with all the information you need to make a great choice for home comfort.

We can start helping you right now with a quick overview of how ductless HVAC systems work.

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March Is Here: Schedule Your AC Maintenance Soon!

March 1st, 2021
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March is one of the borderline months of the year. It’s considered one of the four “spring months,” even though spring doesn’t officially start until the third week. But there is still something wonderful about seeing March on the calendar, because it means that winter conditions will soon be behind us. 

For us, March is the Season of AC Maintenance, and we want our customers to know that as well. This is the ideal time to have routine inspections and tune-ups done on your AC so it is ready to handle the onset of hot weather, no matter how early it occurs.

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Always Adjusting the Thermostat? You May Need Heating Help!

February 15th, 2021
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Do you know how best to set the thermostat in your house for both comfort and energy efficiency in winter? It isn’t difficult to learn. You only need to remember two things: 1) keep it set at a steady temperature during the day and a lower temperature at night, 2) aim to make the daytime temperature around 68°F. 

If you follow these basic guidelines, you should enjoy a warm house without needing to touch the thermostat except to make the adjustment between day and night or before leave the house. And if you have a programmable or smart thermostat, you won’t even need to do that much!

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Fresh Air in Winter, Without the Cold? There’s a Way…

February 1st, 2021
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Fresh air is good. We all know this because we were told this since we were children. But it’s harder to get fresh air into a house today than it used to be. Modern homes are built “tight” to increase energy efficiency: less heat gained in hot weather, less heat lost in cold weather. But this tightness traps air indoors and keeps out a fresh breeze that can sweep away the stale, sometimes muggy indoor air. 

If you want fresh air in your house, what can you do? Opening the windows is the obvious way—but right now it’s winter. You don’t want to let the chill outdoor temperatures into the house, which will force the heater to work longer to warm the rooms up again. 

So are you simply stuck during the winter with a closed-up house? No, there’s a workaround. Actually, an installation. It’s called an energy recovery ventilator and it can make a huge difference for your indoor air quality and energy savings.

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Help, My Furnace Isn’t Turning On!

January 18th, 2021
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We can certainly help you if you’ve got trouble with your furnace. It’s our job, after all, and we guarantee same-day service: “Service today, or you don’t pay!” When it comes to any type of heating repairs in Conyers, GA and the surrounding areas, you only have to get in touch with us and then relax knowing the best people will soon be on the job.

But we want to go a little further into why your furnace isn’t coming on. There may be a simple explanation, and we want to help you sort through a few of those possibilities—as well as look at the more serious cases where you’ll definitely need our professional assistance!

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A Heat Pump That Won’t Heat: What’s Going On?

January 4th, 2021
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A heat pump is one of the easiest HVAC systems to control. When you want to change from cooling mode to heating mode, all you have to do is set the thermostat temperature lower than the current temperature of the house. This signals the heat pump to change the direction it circulates its refrigerant, and this switches it over to begin moving heat into the house. The heat pump doesn’t operate much differently in the two modes (it’s still evaporating refrigerant in one coil and condensing it in the other), so it’s an easy change to make.

Except right now, for some reason, that change hasn’t happened for your house, even though it’s the season for it. If you have a heat pump that isn’t sending out heat or is actually sending out cold air, you may have a problem that requires heating repairs in McDonough, GA. Let’s take a closer look at the possible causes.

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Why the Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace Is a Serious Problem

December 21st, 2020
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We’re going to get into some serious business here when it comes to furnace repair in Conyers, GA. We always take our business as HVAC technicians seriously because it makes a huge difference in the lives of our customers. But safety is a special concern we have, and we want to see that our customers are able to enjoy the warmth from their gas furnaces during the winter without the worry about leaks of toxic combustion gases.

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Why Is My Home Not Getting Warm Enough?

December 7th, 2020
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You want to stay warm and toasty through the season in your house, especially since you’ll be spending more time indoors than usual. If you discover that your house isn’t as warm as it should be, what can you do about it? 

You might first think that the answer is to turn up the thermostat more until you feel warm. But how much more are you planning to turn it up? Higher than you normally do? If so, that’s not right. Something else is wrong with your HVAC system that’s resulting in less cold-weather comfort. 

Rather than putting on a parka when you’re indoors, call our experts to see what needs to be repaired. We’re the local pros when it comes to heating and AC services in Monroe, GA.

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