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August 8, 2013

Your Split Air Conditioner: Keeping What’s Outside in Sync With What’s Inside

A split air conditioner features two main components: an indoor unit that removes heat and provides conditioned air to your home and an outdoor unit that expels heat extracted from indoor air. Both components work best when they’re properly matched with each other, as they are when you buy a new split A/C system. By keeping the two matched up, you’ll keep your entire system in sync and your home cool and comfortable. The outdoor and indoor units are sold […]
August 6, 2013

That Noise in the Compressor of Your A/C: So What Does The Banging, Chatter or Buzzing Mean?

If you call your HVAC contractor to report a noisy A/C compressor or condensing unit, there’s a good chance the customer service representative will ask you to describe the noise and identify where it’s coming from, in order to give the technician more to work with. This guide to common A/C compressor noises will help you describe the problem, as well as understand why your A/C or heat pump might need service or even replacement. Here’s a guide to help […]
August 1, 2013

R-22 Refrigerant Is Getting Harder to Come by–Have You Considered an A/C Replacement?

Since a year ago when the rising cost of R-22 refrigerant was all over the news, the cost has only risen higher. At the time, homeowners with older A/Cs and heat pumps were encouraged to consider upgrading to new cooling systems that operate with the more available and environmentally benign R-410A. With refrigerant prices expected to continue rising for for older R-22 reliant cooling systems, this was just one more good reason to consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient A/C. […]
July 30, 2013

SEER Efficiency Ratings: Know How the Numbers Add Up?

This summer, you could be faced with the decision to replace your old air conditioning system. When it comes to picking a new A/C, you may have questions about what all the numbers associated with different cooling systems. Knowing what those numbers, in particular SEER efficiency ratings, mean can help you select the best A/C for your Georgia home. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, or SEER, measures how efficiently an air conditioner or heat pump converts electricity into cooling during […]