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 […]
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 […]