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August 25, 2015

What Features Should I Look for in a Central A/C?

When it’s time to replace your cooling system, use this time as an opportunity to identify features to look for in a central A/C. Since these systems last an average of 15 years, taking time to make thoughtful and educated choices before your final decision will increase your satisfaction with this major investment. Size Considering the length and intensity of the cooling season, it’s easy to think that a bigger cooling system would cool your home better. Actually, the opposite is true. Any oversized cooling […]
July 30, 2015

Do You Know About the 3 Types of Heating and Cooling Loads?

To handle the Peachtree City summer heat and winter chill efficiently, your cooling and heating equipment must be correctly sized. This requires your technician to accurately calculate your home’s heating and cooling loads. A “load” is the amount of heat energy that has to be removed from or added to a space to keep it at a comfortable temperature. There are three types of loads. Design Load This refers to the home’s heating and cooling loads during the weather conditions […]
April 30, 2015

Let a Pro Properly Size Your Central A/C System

Before you get too far into the process of selecting a central A/C system, ask your HVAC contractor to conduct a load calculation first. This calculation involves using Manual J software and is the only way you and the contractor will know the exact size for your new cooling system. Central heating and air systems are sized by tonnage in half ton increments generally from 1.5 to 5 tons.  Basing your decision on the size of your current equipment could be misleading, since the size you […]
March 6, 2014

When the Furnace Replacement Option Wins Over Furnace Repairs

When it appears that a furnace replacement makes more sense than continuing to repair your current system, these guidelines can help you select a new system based on your home’s characteristics, the features you want and energy efficiency. A furnace lasts for a long time, and doing your homework beforehand will increase your satisfaction over the long haul. Sizing Of all the decisions you make, sizing the system has the biggest impact on its performance and your comfort. HVAC professionals […]