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July 3, 2014

Staying Cool This Summer Without Touching Your Thermostat is Possible With These Tips

During the hot summer the easiest way to keep cool is by lowering the temperature on your thermostat, but it’s also the most expensive way. This will place extra stress on your air conditioner (A/C) and also raise your energy bills.  Check your Ductwork.  Make sure you have your ductwork checked for leaks and to ensure that you have the proper insulation on the ducts. Then the next alternative is to use these smart tips for staying cool this summer without […]
July 1, 2014

Functional Flora — Landscaping and Your HVAC Working Together

New landscaping concerns come with each new season and year, but you may be surprised at how much your choices can affect your energy budget. Landscaping and your HVAC system share an ecology that can have surprising relationships. As you consider planning your lawn and garden for the summer, you may consider a few helpful hints about plants you can include to bring down energy costs. Trees Trees are often used as a way to provide shade in areas like Peachtree […]
June 26, 2014

An HVAC System Retrofit Could Be What Your Home Needs

Just as you can have parts of your vehicle replaced with original equipment or remanufactured parts to save the expense of replacing it entirely, you can also see if an HVAC system retrofit might be more advantageous than replacing your entire system. Some parts of heating and cooling systems can be replaced to prolong the lifetime of the system or update it for better performance. Refrigerant In 2010, manufacturers could not use R-22 as a refrigerant any longer. R-22 is being […]
June 24, 2014

A Refrigerant Charge May Be All You Need to Keep Cool this Summer

If you have noticed that your air conditioner has been operating with less efficiency recently, or that it is not cooling rooms to the level that it did when first installed, you should check the refrigerant level before taking any drastic steps . Ordinarily levels of refrigerant remain pretty much constant in your cooling system, unless a leak develops and the refrigerant escapes. Before you think about costly air conditioning repairs or even replacement of your system, you should check […]