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September 1, 2016

Understanding A/C Ratings

A central A/C is one the most expensive systems you’ll purchase for your home, and since it has a 10- to 15-year lifespan, replacing it represents a long-term commitment. When the time comes to upgrade your existing cooling equipment, it’s wise to thoroughly investigate air conditioner ratings for the models available that match your budget to make the best choice. Why You Need to Consider A/C Ratings In our Georgia climate, keeping a home comfortable during the cooling season uses […]
September 6, 2016

What’s the Deal With Smart HVAC Systems?

Smart systems are gaining in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. But is a smart HVAC system worth the investment? Opinions differ, but it’s worth it to keep in mind that many different systems in your home can be upgraded to be a bit smarter, and that you’ll reap benefits in home comfort as well as ongoing energy savings. Consider these upgrades for a taste of what smart systems can offer you: Smart thermostats combine the scheduling power of […]
September 8, 2016

What You Should Know About Two-Stage Cooling

No matter what temperature you set your home to, a traditional air conditioner has only two settings: on, and off. A wide range of cooling temperatures is achieved by the thermostat simply turning the A/C off once the temperature is reached, and turning it back on when the house warms up a little. While this works, it can produce intermittent noise and some temperature swings, and it’s not the most efficient way to handle matters. Two-stage cooling is an improvement. […]
September 13, 2016

A/C Condensate Drain Problems 101

Nothing will ruin your day faster than finding out your HVAC system has caused major water damage to your attic, ceiling, or other parts of your home. Luckily, understanding how this can happen makes prevention a simple task. Water damage from your HVAC system is usually the culprit of a clogged condensate drain. To understand the purpose of this drain, picture a glass of iced tea on a hot day. As warm air hits the cold glass, it cools slightly. […]