July 25th, 2016
Keeping your Cumming, GA home cool requires a fair amount of electricity every summer. Considering how much we rely upon air conditioners to deliver ample comfort into our homes, you can count on paying far more in July and August than at other times during the year. If that bothers you, you may be looking for ways to cut down on energy consumption. There are plenty of ways to do this.
July 18th, 2016
The most common way to provide better air quality in a building is to have special filters installed into the HVAC system. (No, the standard filter for the system isn’t designed to clean the air, only protect the inside of the AC and furnace from dust and dirt.) But the mesh of polyester or fiberglass in a filter can’t affect numerous smaller particles, such as chemicals, smoke, and volatile organic compounds. Extremely thick filters can sometimes do the job—but these are not appropriate for residential HVAC systems because they’ll choke off airflow.
July 11th, 2016
If you look at the room vents for the air conditioning (and heating) system in your home, you’ll notice that behind the grill are louvers you can adjust with a handle. This offers a temptation: why not adjust the louvers to shut off the vent entirely? That way you can save energy by closing off rooms in the house that don’t need air conditioning.
July 4th, 2016
We’re expecting weather up in the 90s for a long stretch. We hope you’ve already arranged for maintenance for you air conditioner so it has the best chance to make it through the hot weather without suffering a breakdown. (If you haven’t schedule maintenance service yet, it’s not too late!)
June 27th, 2016
Many homes in the area have their air conditioning systems housed in the attic. There’s nothing wrong with that location, unless the air conditioner starts to leak water. This will damage the insulation in the attic and lead to water damage inside the house. If you detect water leaking from your attic air conditioner, call on our HVAC technicians as soon as possible to have the trouble fixed.
June 20th, 2016
If your home’s air conditioning system received a professional installation, it will be sized just right for the needs of your family. But what happens when a larger number of people than usual are inside your home, such as when you throw a party this summer? A residential air conditioner can have trouble keeping up with maintaining cool temperatures—and you can’t simply have a new, more powerful system installed just for one night! Below we’ve gathered some tips on how you can make air conditioning your home easier when you’ve got a large number of guests over.
June 13th, 2016
The serious summer heat is about to start, and July and August will bring in the sweltering heat. You can expect to have your home’s air conditioning system working regularly during the day—and maybe even during the night—for the next few months. That means plenty o’ stress on the AC, which could lead to it faltering and requiring repairs.
June 6th, 2016
We’ve written before about the importance of regularly changing the air filter in your HVAC system during the year as part of regular maintenance. If you allow the filter on your AC/furnace to become clogged over time with dust and other debris, it will seriously cut into the system’s energy efficiency and lead to malfunctions and short-cycling.
May 30th, 2016
The modern central air conditioning system is a complex refrigeration device. To properly install one (or replace an older one) and have the new system work both efficiently and effectively requires the work of licensed professionals.
But for the sake of argument, let’s say that you know an amateur who makes you a low-price offer to set you up with a new air conditioning system. You might think, “Well it can’t be that bad. What could really go wrong?”
May 23rd, 2016
An AC that receives regular maintenance and repairs whenever it needs them should last between 10 to 15 years. But there are ways that you can be shortening the service life of your home’s air conditioner and not even realize it. These are fairly simply mistakes and easy to correct once you know about them.