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Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator Useful in Cold Weather as Well as Warm?

August 24th, 2015

Life in Georgia presents a significant challenge to maintaining indoor comfort in a house, since we have to deal with a large range of temperatures during the year. To keep homes comfortable requires effective insulation and heat sealing to keep out hot temperatures out during the summer and trapping heat indoors during winter. This has the unfortunate side effect of preventing fresh air from circulating through a house, creating unpleasantly stale and humid air.

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How Ductless Mini Split Systems Can Save You Money

August 17th, 2015

Ductless air conditioning and heating systems continue to grow in popularity each year in the U.S. There are many reasons for this expansion. Ductless mini splits offer greater flexibility for home construction and remodeling because they do not requiring space-consuming ductwork, and they can help with improving indoor air quality. But perhaps the best reason to consider the installation of a ductless mini split system for your home is that it will help you save money every season of the year.

Below are three of the ways that ductless mini splits achieve superior efficiency compared to conventional forced-air heaters and air conditioners. Continue Reading

Installing a New Air Conditioner: There Is No “One-Size-Fits-All” Choice!

August 10th, 2015

You’ve decided to install a new central air conditioning system. Maybe it’s a replacement for an ancient unit in the house that has long passed its “sell-by” date. Or perhaps it’s the first AC for your new home. Whatever the reason, you now are facing the choice of what air conditioner to buy and install.

It’s important to understand that there is no such thing as a “universal” air conditioning system where one size will work with all homes. Choosing and sizing a new AC is a difficult process, and to make sure that you end up with the right unit, you must have HVAC professional working with you. Continue Reading

Why Your Air Conditioner May Start to Leak Refrigerant

August 3rd, 2015

One of the most common problems that residential air conditioning systems encounter is a loss of refrigerant (a.k.a “Freon”) due to leaks. During normal operation, an AC does not use up its refrigerant supply, and the system should have the same amount of refrigerant (known as its charge) for its entire service life. But leaks can allow refrigerant to escape… with immense consequences for the AC’s performance. Unless the leaks are fixed and the refrigerant is recharged, an air conditioner will eventually suffer from a full breakdown. Continue Reading

New Home HVAC: Is Going Ductless Worth It?

July 27th, 2015

Purchasing a home may be the end of a long search for that perfect match for you and your (future) family, but it’s really only the beginning. Customizing your indoor environment takes many forms, from minor appliance upgrades to extensive renovations. But you may also want to make certain that your indoor air space is properly cooled during the summer and heated during the winter. You’ll also want to consider your indoor air quality as well as the humidity balance. If you’re looking for a year-round HVAC system, then you may want to consider a ductless mini split. Continue Reading

Here’s How You Clean the Air Filter in Your AC

July 20th, 2015

One of the important steps an HVAC technician does every year during a maintenance visit is to clean the air filter in the air conditioner. (If the AC uses a permanent filter, the technician will change it for a new one.) A clean air filter helps the system work efficiently without struggling against airflow obstructions, and it also prevents damage to the inside mechanisms. Continue Reading

Why Maintenance Is Important for Your Investment in an Air Conditioning System

July 13th, 2015

When you have a new air conditioning system installed for your house, you are making an investment in your family’s long-term comfort. Like any investment, you want to receive the most return from it, and that means an air conditioner that will 1) work for many years, hopefully exceeding its estimated lifespan; 2) cost you as little in repairs as possible; and 3) keep up a high level of energy efficiency so that you don’t have to pay more than necessary to cool your home. Continue Reading

Isn’t My Air Conditioner Enough to Control Indoor Humidity?

July 6th, 2015

The principle job of a home air conditioning system is to absorb heat from the indoor air and transport it outside, lowering the temperature of the indoor air in the process. As the air conditioner draws thermal energy to its evaporator coil, it also draws moisture from the air. The moisture condenses along the coil and then drips down into a pan, where a pump removes it through a drain.

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What Makes for a Really Great Air Conditioning Installation?

June 29th, 2015

The summer is already here, and if you think that you need to have a new air conditioner put into your home, either as a replacement for a failing system or because your home currently lacks a cooling system, you will want to make sure that the job is done fast—and also done right. Below are three things that you need to see that you have a great air conditioning installation. Continue Reading

3 Steps to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

June 22nd, 2015

Stuffy and pollutant-choked indoor air is unfortunately an issue that affects many contemporary homes. The heat sealing around most residential buildings that keeps them energy efficient during both hot and cold weather also restricts the movement of fresh air, and this can have a powerfully negative affect on the air quality. If you are looking for a way to improve your home’s air quality, but have no idea where to start, we have some advice you can follow. Call on professionals to help you through these three steps so that you be assured that you will have the final results you desire. Continue Reading