It’s Still Warm, But Now Is the Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance

October 11th, 2021
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We’re enjoying warm weather this October, and we don’t expect to have any cold temperatures tear through for a few weeks, maybe more. That doesn’t mean you can put off thinking about your home heating system until the winter weather arrives. Right now, in the middle of fall, is a great time to schedule maintenance for your home’s heating system.

This doesn’t have to be a burden for you. We make it easy! Our Energy Savings Agreement provides a plan for maintaining your heating and air conditioning systems each year. If you aren’t already signed up, just reach out to us today and we’ll set up your appointment for heating maintenance in Conyers, GA or elsewhere in our service area.

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AC Noises and What They Might Be Telling You

September 27th, 2021
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Central air conditioners run quieter than ever before, which makes strange sounds more obvious. When you hear your AC starting to make noises you haven’t heard before, please don’t shrug them off. Often, these sounds are warnings to call our technicians for air conditioning repair in Conyers, GA.

Below is a list of some of the more common warning sounds you may hear from your AC and what they might mean.

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Why Your AC May Be Having Trouble With the Late Summer Heat

September 13th, 2021
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The heat of summer rarely lets up in September. It often gets even more intense. You may have noticed that your air conditioning system, after encountering few troubles making your house a cool oasis, has started to struggle with comfort. For example… 

  • Some rooms are hotter than others
  • You’re pushing the thermostat setting lower than usual
  • The AC is staying on longer 

These are all signs of an air conditioner having trouble keeping up with the heat. Because an AC is sized to provide a house with the comfort level its occupants need, this failure indicates something is wrong with the air conditioner. We’ll look closer at what may be happening.

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The Parts That Make a Heat Pump Difference From a Standard AC

August 16th, 2021
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A heat pump is an excellent alternative to the standard HVAC setup of an air conditioner and a furnace. In operation, a heat pump resembles a central air conditioning system. Most of the components are the same: an outdoor cabinet with a compressor, fan, and refrigerant coil, and an indoor unit with an evaporator coil and air handler. The compressor places refrigerant under pressure so it circulates between the two sets of coils to carry out heat exchange.

A heat pump has several different components in it that allow it to work as a heating system in addition to a cooling system:

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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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