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May 20, 2014

Tips to Evaluating Your Air Conditioner: It May be Time to Replace It

Nothing feels better during the warm, muggy Georgia summers than coming home to a cool, comfortable home. If your air conditioner isn’t working as it should, however, you may come home one day to find that your home is hot, humid and extremely uncomfortable. By evaluating your air conditioner using the tips below, you can learn when it’s time to replace your unit without the disappointment and frustration of an unexpected breakdown. Age of the Unit When evaluating your air […]
February 13, 2014

5 Home Energy Saving Tips That’ll Line Your Pockets This Winter

Even though winter is more than halfway over and spring’s not too far away, you probably would still like to save money on home heating if possible. Reducing your heating bills this winter isn’t difficult if you follow these five easy energy saving tips: Maintain your HVAC system Changing your furnace filter on a regular basis will help keep your HVAC system running at peak levels. Schedule a regular maintenance visit and perform any service recommended by the HVAC technician, including sealing duct […]
January 22, 2013

High-Efficiency Furnaces Offer Big Savings For Years

You have heard the hype about how high-efficiency furnaces save money, but are they worth the cost? Though high-efficiency furnaces cost more upfront, the savings in the long run cannot be argued. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), older, low- to mid-efficiency furnaces are inadequate to save on your monthly heating costs because they: Create a natural draft that increases the flow of combustion gasses Have a continually running pilot light Utilize a large heat exchanger, compared to […]
December 4, 2012

Working With Your Heating-System Tech: Furnace Terms It’s Smart To Know

You’re not expected to know the inside and outside of your heating system. It’s complicated stuff. That’s why most homeowners rely on a professional HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician to service it every year. However, it does help to know some of the terminology. Not only will it make working with your heating-system tech much easier, it will also help you grasp a basic idea of how your heating system works. Here are a few terms which can help […]