June 14, 2016

Improve IAQ With the Help of Houseplants

Indoor air quality is a consistent issue in both business and residential settings. Fumes, odors, and gases, many of them potentially harmful, can be produced by common indoor sources. While mechanical air filters and purifiers work well at keeping indoor air quality high, you can also turn to a decorative and natural method for removing indoor pollutants: houseplants. Houseplants produce oxygen and consume carbon dioxide as part of their lifecycle. A good selection of indoor plants can give your home […]
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 […]