August 28, 2012

Refrigerant Huffing — A Little Known Problem With A Huge Risk Factor

Refrigerant huffing is a serious problem related to the outdoor condenser that sits in your yard for your air conditioner. The term refers to people, primarily teenagers, who open the valve on the condenser to inhale or capture the refrigerant you have in your A/C. Refrigerant is toxic and the practice can lead to sudden death or cause a host of long-term physical problems for the abuser. If your air conditioner isn’t running the way it should or your electric […]
August 30, 2012

Try These 3 A/C Troubleshooting Tips When Problems Arise

Your air conditioner (A/C) system consists of several main parts, including the air handler, condenser and ductwork. These components work together to keep your home comfortable and your energy costs low. So what do you do when problems arise with these components? Try these three A/C troubleshooting tips: Examine the air handler Inspect the condenser unit Check the ductwork Examine the air handler The components of the air handler cool the air, which travels to your rooms though ducts. Several air-handler issues […]
September 4, 2012

With The Right Zoning System Design, Your Comfort Will Increase

A zoning system gives you the power to precisely control the temperature in each area or zone that you establish in your home, while also saving power by reducing your home’s energy usage. Of course, having the right zoning system design is essential. To help you determine the ideal set-up for your Georgia home, here are some tips on zoning-system design: Do have a separate zone or zones for upstairs rooms. In a multilevel house, the hotter air rises to the […]
October 4, 2012

Helpful Tips For Choosing A Heating And Cooling Contractor

Your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems are perhaps the most valuable and important investments under your roof. If you’re installing or repairing anything from a carbon-monoxide (CO) detector to a water heater or a high-efficiency heat pump, use these tips for choosing a heating and cooling contractor with whom you’ll be happy to do business for many years. Detail the job that you need done The first step is to write down what your current project, for which you’re hiring […]