A Heating Repair You May Not Have Thought Of: Fixing the Ducts!

January 3rd, 2022
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You want your heating and cooling system to function efficiently, but you aren’t sure what kind of heating repairs in Decatur, GA that it needs to operate at its best.

One item to add to your to-do list is repairing your ducts. The ducts are responsible for transporting cool or warm air from the central portion of your HVAC system to different areas of your home.

Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of fixing your ductwork, including a few signs that your ducts need repairs.

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Are Gas Furnaces Dangerous to Have in Homes?

December 20th, 2021
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Any natural gas-burning appliance in a house has the potential to become hazardous. This is true of any appliance that burns any type of fuel. Electrical devices can create dangers from high voltage shocks or electrical fires. 

This is a way of showing that, although a gas furnace can present dangers for a house, it isn’t much different in that way than many other appliances you use regularly. Because of the power of gas furnaces, people often find them intimidating and worry about them more—but if they were significant dangers, they would never be allowed into residential homes in the first place.

Your gas furnace can create hazards for your house, but you can prevent most of them through some basic steps. Modern gas furnaces are built to high standards of safety, and with the proper attention, you can minimize the possible harm to almost nothing. That’s what we’ll focus on in the rest of this post.

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Want to Pay Less for Heating This Winter? Here’s What You Can Do

December 6th, 2021
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When cold weather arrives, the cost to heat your house rises. That’s common sense and you expect it, just the way you expect to pay more to run your AC during the summer.

You’d like to pay less for home heating, of course, but you may not think that’s possible. “Heat costs are what they are,” you might say. But the truth is really that heating costs are often more than they should be. You don’t have to be a fatalist about heating costs—you can take steps to pay less and still enjoy comfort. 

We offer several heating services in Conyers, GA that can help you wrangle control over your heating bills this season. There are also several steps you can take on your own to help. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Why Is My Heater Shutting Off Early?

November 22nd, 2021
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The HVAC system in your home is designed to turn on the heating system when the thermostat registers that the household needs warmth. The thermostat signals the heater to start its heating cycle, and then it runs until the thermostat detects the home’s temperature has reached its target setting. The thermostat then has the heater cycle down until it’s needed again.

As the winter temperatures continue to fall, you’ll notice your heating system will run in longer cycles. This is normal: your house will lose more heat to the outside, requiring the heater to run for longer to reach your desired temperature. (We recommend a setting of 68°F, which not only makes the heater run less often but also slows down heat loss to the outdoors.) 

But you may be experiencing something … different. A heater that seems to run in shorter and shorter cycles, shutting off early before it can heat up the house enough, then turning back on a short time later and repeating the process. Why is your heater doing this? And what can you do about it?

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Winter Planning: Is It Time to Get a New Gas Furnace?

November 8th, 2021
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The fall weather here in Conyers is often lovely, and it’s easy to understand why this is many people’s favorite time of year. But the slight chill in the air that can feel so soothing is also a warning sign of the approaching winter weather. This is the best time of the year to schedule important services for your home’s heating system, such as annual maintenance. 

But maintenance won’t do the job of keeping a heating system going forever. This fall, you may face the question of whether you need to replace your gas furnace with a new one. This is often a tricky question to answer: installing a new furnace is a major investment, and you don’t want to move hastily if it’s not necessary. We are here to help. Below we’ve listed guidelines to help you understand if your furnace is at the replacement point.

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How Your Ductwork Could Be Costing You Money

October 25th, 2021
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What is the condition of your home’s ductwork? You probably don’t have an answer to this question because you can’t see most of the ducts in the house. They’re hidden in walls, ceilings, and the attic. That makes it easy to not think about the ducts much at all, as if they won’t change over the years.

But ducts can suffer damage, sag with age, and have troubles due to poor installation. This can lead to the ducts having air leaks. These air leaks are how your ducts could become costly for you—seemingly small problems that turn into energy thieves. This isn’t a rare occurrence, either. Many homes unknowingly have leaky air ducts for years and don’t realize they’re paying more to heat or cool their homes than they should.

We want to help you stop leaky ducts from gobbling up money. Below we’ll look into the trouble with leaky ducts, how to detect them, and what to do about them.

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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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