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December 27, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Load Calculations

Next time you’re in the market for a new furnace, A/C or heat pump, make sure your HVAC contractor properly sizes the system. If they’re just going to use old-school rule-of-thumb sizing methods (e.g., calculating heating or cooling system tonnage by inputting the home’s square footage), you’re liable to get an undersized or oversized system. Instead, your contractor should use modern load calculation software to compute your home’s heating load (or cooling load for air conditioning), then recommend a system […]
December 29, 2016

Does Your House Need Multiple Water Heaters?

Replacing your storage tank water heater with an on-demand or tankless unit can help you save energy, but before you make the switch, you need to understand key differences between these two water heating methods. First, consider how they work: Tank-style water heaters can keep 40–80 gallons of water hot and ready for use, so you can use the shower, dishwasher, kitchen sink and washing machine all at once. When the tank is depleted, though, it can take an hour […]
January 5, 2017

Speak the Lingo of HVAC During Heating Season

The fact that the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry identifies itself using an acronym should give you some hint that your NATE-certified HVAC contractor is probably going to use some industry lingo. Here are some of the common terms used during the heating season. Air Handler An air handler is a component of a split-system heat pump that is typically located in a closet or your basement. The air handler’s case contains a blower fan, evaporator coil, condensate […]
January 10, 2017

What’s That Furnace Odor?

Your heating system works hard to keep your Peachtree City home warm during the winter. It pulls cooler air through return ducts, heats the air and then pushes the air through supply ducts back to your living spaces. This process shouldn’t create any odors or smells in your home. So, if a furnace smell is emanating from your ducts, read on for tips on what to do to get rid of the shoo! Smell of Burning Dust When you start […]