November 14, 2018

How to Use a Backup Generator Safely

A generator can be a lifesaver during a power outage, but only if you practice each aspect of generator safety. These appliances use combustible fuels to produce electricity. Generators have the capacity to do a lot of good, but when misused, can cause serious harm. Always use the generator outdoors. Generators use gas or diesel, both of which create carbon monoxide. Using one indoors will create high amounts of CO in a short period. If you are using the generator […]
November 15, 2018

Holiday HVAC Preparation

You might be prepared for the upcoming holidays, but can you say the same about your home comfort needs? Whether you’ll be spending intimate time alone with your family or opening up your home to host a party, it’s time to tackle some very basic holiday HVAC concerns. Here are a few you can check off your list right away:   Get the Furnace Checked Out   An annual inspection of your furnace will keep it running efficiently throughout the […]
November 20, 2018

HVAC Control Systems: What Are They?

The words “HVAC control system” typically bring to mind the complex climate control systems that manage heating, ventilation and air conditioning in industrial or commercial buildings. These elaborate systems ensure energy efficiency and occupant comfort using software-managed sensors and controllers that continually monitor the building’s interior conditions and operate the various HVAC components. HVAC Controls Used in Homes In a home with central HVAC, the thermostat is what controls the air conditioner, furnace and the blower unit that delivers conditioned […]
November 27, 2018

Winter Weather Protection for Your HVAC Unit

Although you don’t generally need your outdoor air conditioner compressor/condenser during the winter, you may have wondered if you should be doing something to protect it from the elements when it’s not in use. The best answer is, for the most part, no — particularly in our mild climate.   However, do read on for a few tips on winter weather protection in case inclement weather occurs.   Weather in Peachtree City   We seldom see snow or ice in […]