January 19, 2023

Do You Have Unhealthy Air in Your Home This Winter?

With the arrival of winter, most of us keep our homes airtight — windows down, doors shut, and little or no ventilation. As a result, airborne pollutants multiply, creating unhealthy air. Breathing that air over a period of months can result in some serious health issues. Here’s a brief summary of pollutants that may be lurking in your home and causing unhealthy air. Types of Pollutants That Cause Unhealthy Air in Your Home Symptoms of Polluted Residential Air The following symptoms […]
January 3, 2023

Why Winter HVAC Strain Can Be Such a Problem for Your Unit

Winter puts extra strain on all of us, and your HVAC system is no exception. If you’re not careful, seemingly minor problems can overwork your system. The result is high energy bills, frequent breakdowns, and a shortened life span for your furnace. Here are some of the leading causes of winter HVAC strain and how to prevent them. For help preventing winter HVAC strain throughout the year, contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We proudly serve Peachtree City’s home-comfort […]
December 6, 2022

Ways to Test Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Because most of the average 22,000 breaths you take each day are inside your home, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important issue. Increased awareness of energy conservation and indoor temperature control have made homes more tightly air-sealed in order to keep heat and cooling inside. However, that also means airborne particles and pollutants accumulate indoors as well. What’s up in the air in your home? Here’s a short list of common indoor, airborne pollutants you may be inhaling with every breath. […]
November 3, 2022

What Is the Best Winter Insulation Your Home Can Have?

If you want to keep your home warm this winter, it must be properly insulated. There are all different insulation types, though. Which one do you need? Here are the best and worst winter insulation options for your home. The Worst Types of Winter Insulation The most common insulation types in most homes are blanket, roll, and batt. They’re also the least effective. In fact, they can even cause damage to your home. They’re popular because they’re easy to install. They come […]
October 20, 2022

Ways Your HVAC System Can Be Shocked by Cold Weather

Although your hard-working HVAC system is always expected to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, the fact is that the weather can sometimes do a number on the equipment. Cold weather can be especially harsh. Here are some circumstances in which the weather may damage your equipment or cause it to function at less than its peak. Furnace. Most furnaces — except for some types of gas floor furnaces — will not run when the electricity goes […]
October 6, 2022

What Are the Best Kinds of Ductwork You Can Get?

The best ductwork material for your home is the type that properly fits the purpose as well as the specific location where it’s installed. HVAC ducts are the circulatory system of your air-conditioning and heating components. The total length of ductwork incorporated in a typical single-family home in our area ranges from 100 to 300 linear feet. Ducts routed through your home actually comprise two separate systems that, together, continuously circulate conditioned air: Supply ductwork delivers cooled or heated air […]
September 22, 2022

Why AC Water Leaks Need to Always Be Handled Immediately

AC water leaks often happen out of sight of the occupants of the home. For that reason, they may inflict substantial water damage on the interior of the house before the leakage becomes noticeable. Extracting water vapor from indoor air is a vital facet of the air-conditioning process. In humid summer weather, the indoor AC evaporator coil may generate more than 25 gallons of liquid condensate. Here are some ways that AC water leaks can inflict damage in your home. Clogged drain line. Located […]
September 15, 2022

Do You Know How to Keep Pests and HVAC Apart in Your Home?

Are you concerned about pests and HVAC? Although it’s rare, it can happen, particularly in a climate like ours that’s warm and humid, which creates a fine habitat for creepy crawlies. If you’re worried about insect pests and HVAC infiltration, read on.  What Kinds of Insects? Insect infestation in an HVAC system is rare because in most cases, the components don’t offer insects the kind of environment they need. Let’s look at the ductwork: Ducts can develop holes or cracks, or the segments may come apart. This […]
September 8, 2022

Moving a Thermostat in Your Home: Is It a Wise Thing to Do?

Are you considering moving a thermostat in your home? Its present location may not be the one you prefer, particularly if it was installed before you owned the home. Whether it’s a matter of convenience or aesthetics, most thermostats can be moved to a more preferable location in the house. However, certain factors need to be taken into account before you take that step. Read on to learn some of the things you should consider when it comes to moving a thermostat. Does it clash with […]
August 4, 2022

How to Know If Your Home’s HVAC Unit Is Up to Code

There are certain codes and standards that must be followed when installing new HVAC equipment. An installation that’s not up to code can cause all sorts of problems, from wasted energy to a damaged system and more. Here’s how to make sure yours is up to code. Sizing. Make sure your HVAC contractor calculates your home’s heating and cooling loads according to Manual J to get the correct-size unit for your home. If you’re replacing an existing unit, you can skip this […]