May 25, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Block Your Home’s Cold Air Returns

You may have been told never to block your home’s air conditioning and heating vents, but do you know why?   It helps to understand that some of those vents — the ones you can feel warm or cool air emitting from — are for the supply air, while the other vents are for return air, or where the air in the home is pulled into the HVAC system for heating and cooling. Read on for some information on cold […]
May 23, 2017

4 Tips to a Quieter A/C

Your air conditioner is like any other kind of mechanical equipment – it makes some noise when it’s running. You’re no doubt used to the sounds it normally makes, so you notice any unusual, extremely loud or alarming new noises.   Some sounds – like hissing, loud banging or shrill shrieking or squealing – should be checked out by an experienced HVAC professional because they can indicate serious problems that need prompt attention.   Quieting the A/C when it starts […]
May 19, 2017

What Things You Should Know About Washable Air Filters

Your HVAC system air filter is responsible for trapping dirt, dust, pet dander, hair, pollen and other airborne particles so they don’t accumulate on sensitive system components. Given the filter’s important role, it’s vital to use the most efficient type available for your system and keep it clean.   If you’ve always used disposable filters but you’ve heard about washable air filters and you’re wondering if you should switch, here’s a look at how the two compare in some key […]
May 16, 2017

Why You Should Use Your Bathroom Exhaust Fans

If you consider why you should use your bathroom exhaust fans, odor control would probably come to mind first. Having fully-functional exhaust fans, that are sized correctly and installed properly, is important for a number of other reasons too, such as: Preventing mold growth and structural deterioration. In our Georgia climate, removing excess humidity from the bathrooms helps keep mold growth in check and prevents damage to your drywall, paint, wood and structural components. Preserving cooling efficiency. Getting rid of […]