July 21, 2022

How You Should Handle a Dripping AC Unit in Your Home

If you get regular preventative maintenance on your air conditioner, you may never have to worry about a dripping AC.  Your overflow drain pan should have a float safety switch that is designed to cut off your unit if the water level gets too high.  Older systems did not require the float switch but any equipment replacement should now ensure that you have this switch installed.  Preventative maintenance includes verifying that your drain line is properly draining.  Most times your […]
July 7, 2022

Which AC Wattage Is Truly Best for Your Home’s AC Unit?

Your HVAC system is by far the biggest consumer of energy in your home. It’s also essential to get you through the sweltering Georgia summer. Just how many watts of electricity does your AC use, on average? Can you reduce that figure while still keeping your home comfortable? Here’s what you need to know about AC wattage. AC Kilowatt Hours A 2,000-square-foot home needs about 3.5 tons of cooling per hour. The average AC uses one kilowatt hour, or 1,000 watts […]
June 23, 2022

Learn How Best to Conserve AC Energy During the Summer

Steps to conserve AC energy this summer can pay off — literally. Changes you can make to your home and your cooling habits can produce meaningful savings on monthly bills as well as reduce wear and tear on air-conditioning components. Make 2022 the summer you beat the indoor heat — and the increasing cost of keeping cool — by taking these steps to conserve AC energy.   Heat wants in. Heat energy naturally migrates from a hot zone into a cooler […]
June 9, 2022

These Climate Friendly AC Units Are Tops in HVAC Equipment

The average HVAC system consumes far more energy than any other appliance in your home. Therefore, if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, heating and cooling is the first place to start. How can you reduce energy usage without sacrificing comfort? Here’s what to look for in a climate friendly AC unit. Environmentally friendly refrigerant. Some refrigerants have a major negative impact on the environment. The most egregious, R-22, was phased out a few years ago, but certain older […]
May 19, 2022

What Top AC Issues Crop Up During the Summer Cooling Season?

Are troublesome AC issues awaiting you this summer? One thing’s for certain: AC issues will probably happen at the most inconvenient time, such as a weekend in the middle of a July heat wave. As with many issues in life, the best approach to AC issues is usually prevention. Becoming familiar with potential air-conditioning issues and then ensuring that preventive steps are taken to avoid problems (or at least make them less likely) is the best strategy for a comfortable and more affordable summer. […]
May 5, 2022

Do You Know How the Fan Brand You Choose Affects Cooling?

  Another hot, Georgia summer is on its way. Meanwhile, energy costs are climbing. If you’re looking to save while simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint and staying cool, you’ll want to invest in a fan. Which fan brand will best meet your needs? Here are a few of our favorite fan brands on the market today. Lasko Oscillating Tower Fan. Of good quality and reasonably priced, this oscillating fan comes with a remote and a timer for easy control over how and when […]
April 21, 2022

What Return Air Does for Your Home’s Comfort Level

Your home’s central HVAC system incorporates two separate types of airflow: supply air and return air. While supply air is moving from the furnace or the AC through ductwork into rooms, return air is removed from rooms via separate ductwork. Though the consistent flow of supply air tends to be more noticeable, return airflow is also a critical factor that supports optimum heating and cooling efficiency, as well as a healthy indoor environment.   How Return Air Flows Return air is […]
April 7, 2022

Find Out How Balance Dampers Work for Your HVAC Unit

Often, when people have rooms they don’t use much, they’ll close the vents in those rooms so HVAC air doesn’t flow to it. However, closing the vents doesn’t save any energy. What it does do is increase the pressure in your ductwork, which can cause leaks and damage your HVAC system. If you want to adjust the flow of air through your home, you should use balance dampers instead. What Are Balance Dampers? Dampers are mechanisms inside your ductwork that control airflow. […]
March 17, 2022

How Does Your HVAC Unit Handle Thermostat Communication?

Thermostat communication has evolved substantially in recent years. For decades, the basic communication between thermostat and HVAC components was a simple four-wire system: power, furnace, AC, and fan. The simple concept provided on/off operation of the furnace and air conditioner based on an electromechanical switch that sensed temperature in a single room. As digital programmable thermostats came along, however, the wires became more numerous and the functions more complex in order to add automation and enhanced monitoring to your HVAC […]
March 3, 2022

Which Is Healthier Air Inside Your Home: Hot or Cold?

In the Peachtree City area, weather conditions can range from hot and sticky to warm, sunny, and beautiful, right on down to frigid temperatures that can cause problematic dry skin. Yes, it’s true that the weather — the air we feel and breathe — impacts our health in relation to quality of sleep, appetite, emotional state, and even the transmission of unwanted germs and viruses. So, if you’re curious about which is the healthier air — hot air or cold air — the […]