June 14, 2012

Refrigerant Prices Are Rising — Are You Wasting Too Much Money On That Old Air Conditioner?

Georgia homeowners who need to recharge their older air conditioners with refrigerant may be in for a bit of sticker shock when it comes time to pay for that service. That is because R-22 refrigerant prices have roughly tripled compared over the past year, and likely will continue rising over the next several years. Why? It soon will be illegal to manufacture R-22 refrigerant, per a international mandate that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is enforcing. Since about 80 […]
June 12, 2012

Zoning Systems — For Custom Cooling Wherever You Are

As summer approaches, many homeowners face the problem of trying to find a way to keep the various parts of their home equally cool. While air return ducts can help with this to an extent, in the hot Georgia summers this is not always enough. One way to address this problem is to use zoning systems, which allow the homeowner to provide the right amount of conditioned air to each part of the home as it’s needed. The system also […]
June 7, 2012

6 Problems That Can Cripple Your Air Conditioner

There are a number of things that can cause your air conditioner to work improperly, creating higher energy bills and causing damage to the unit. In order to keep your system working correctly, it is a good idea to inspect the AC unit regularly and correct any problems that may be occurring. Here are six problems that can cripple your air conditioner: Drainage issues — A clogged drain in the A/C unit can create problems with the unit cooling properly. The […]
June 5, 2012

Cool Ways To Take Charge Of Your Energy Bills When It’s Getting Hot

Rising temperatures can also mean rising energy bills for many Georgia residents. If you’re worried about summertime energy costs, consider these tips to keep cool without draining your bank account this year. Seal air leaks. You can use caulk, spray foam and weather stripping to seal up cracks and leaks around windows, doors, vents and other areas. This will help you keep cool air inside your home where it belongs. And when winter comes again, it will also help you […]