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January 30, 2018

Do’s and Don’t’s of DIY HVAC Repairs

If your heating or cooling system stops working properly—or worse, goes out completely—you may be tempted to try to fix it yourself. While there are several minor maintenance and repair tasks most people can do, it’s best to leave the repairs to trained professionals. Here are some of the reasons why. DIY HVAC Repairs: Do Filter changes: Most homeowners can easily change the air filters in a heating or cooling system. This is an expected component of homeowner maintenance and […]
January 25, 2018

Why You Need to Change Your Air Filter Monthly in Winter

Even if you put a brand new air filter in your HVAC system before the heating season started, you’ll need to do it again soon. In fact, you should change your air filter once a month during winter. Doing so provides your HVAC system and your Peachtree City home with the following benefits. Longer HVAC Lifespan Air filters that are clogged with dirt and debris force heating systems to work that much harder. This leads to additional wear and tear […]
January 23, 2018

Tips for Staying Warm in a Winter Power Outage

We’re lucky to have relatively mild winters in our region, but even here, winter storms can occasionally wreak havoc. When that happens, it’s often the case that the power goes out just when we need it the most. The anxiety that arises in these situations is compounded in that we don’t know when it’s likely to come back on. Here are some of the reasons a power outage may occur: High winds knock down power lines. Ice breaks power lines. […]
January 18, 2018

How to Know if Your Furnace Efficiency is Right

Furnace efficiency begins with the AFUE rating determined at the factory. Short for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, AFUE is a percentage that expresses the amount of fuel consumed that actually produces heat versus the percentage lost during combustion and venting.   Mandated by federal regulations, today the AFUE standard efficiency rating for furnaces is 80%. More expensive high-efficiency furnaces that recover lost heat, however, come with an AFUE as high as 95%.   AFUE is simply the starting point for […]