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June 13, 2013

HEPA Filtration Offers the Best in IAQ, But Is It too Much For Your Needs?

HEPA, or High Efficiency Particulate Air, filters are widely known as the gold standard when it comes to air quality. What many people don’t realize is that they may not always be the best choice for your residential HVAC system. There are several things to consider before you install one of these filtration systems in your home. HEPA filtration is incredibly effective at removing harmful pollutants from the air. Hospitals generally use these types of filters because of their ability […]
June 11, 2013

Don’t Neglect Load Calculations When Upgrading HVAC Equipment

Most people are careful to avoid installing an under-sized HVAC system in their house, knowing that it will struggle to keep them comfortable on the hottest or coldest days. However, it’s also important to avoid over-sized systems. They operate inefficiently, are more prone to breaking down, and aren’t as effective at removing moisture from the air in the summer. To appropriately size your HVAC system, your contractor will need to calculate the heating and cooling loads of your home. In […]
June 6, 2013

Controlling Energy Costs in Your Georgia Home Is Easy With These Tips

If a dramatic reduction in your home’s electric bill is something that would make you deliriously happy, consider addressing your HVAC system to help control energy costs in your Georgia home. Cooling and heating can add up to more than half of your home’s monthly energy use. Decrease your energy costs by increasing your HVAC’s efficiency: Maintain your system: Preventative maintenance in the form of an annual tuneup can improve efficiency and comfort. A professional will check and address leaks in […]
June 4, 2013

Don’t Let Spring Ruin Your Indoor Air Quality — 9 Tips

Spring is a time when everyone throws the shutters open, raises the windows, and takes in a deep breath of fresh, clean air. But how clean is the air, really? Your home’s indoor air quality can be compromised by dirty air that’s been trapped inside all winter, as well as allergen-filled air that enters your home through windows and air leaks. Your indoor air is likely to contain allergens and other health-threatening particulates. We spend most of our time indoors at […]