Blog

June 9, 2016

On or Auto: Which is the Better Thermostat Setting for Your Peachtree City Home?

Thermostats are usually good about taking the guesswork out of your HVAC system settings. All you have to do is put the temperature where you want it, and you get cool air on demand. There is one thermostat setting that’s a little more confusing. Many homeowners don’t know what to do with it. The “on” or “auto” setting for your fan is designed to give you a simple option: either run the fan for your HVAC system constantly if you […]
June 7, 2016

How to Maximize A/C Efficiency

The efficiency of your air conditioner significantly affects how well the system cools your home as well as how much it costs to produce that cooling. By taking some or all of the following steps to increase air conditioner efficiency this summer, you can have a cool, comfortable home for less money. Change the filters — Air conditioner filters help keep your indoor air clean by trapping dust, pollen, fibers, and other particulates. When filters get dirty and clogged, they […]
June 2, 2016

Stay Cool, Even if Your Air Conditioner is Leaking

A leaking air conditioner doesn’t leak air. It leaks water — maybe lots of it. On a hot and humid summer day here in northern Georgia, a central A/C can condense more than 20 gallons of water vapor out of the air. If everything goes right, as condensate collects in the drip pan beneath the indoor air handler, all that water safely flows down a drain line connected to the household sewer pipe. If something goes wrong, however, water damage […]
May 26, 2016

Xeriscaping Around Your A/C Unit

Your air conditioner plays a crucial role in keeping your home comfortable, but it’s no looker. In a carefully landscaped yard, the typical A/C system tends to stand out like a sore thumb. Fortunately, a little xeriscaping can go a long way towards hiding your A/C while helping it run more efficiently. Using Plants to Your Advantage You can use xeriscaping to keep your A/C system out of sight without putting it out of mind. For instance, bushes and hedges […]