There are two times during the year when you need to take special care of your home’s air conditioning system. The first time is in spring, when it’s vital that you schedule a maintenance inspection and tune-up from an HVAC professional. This prepares the air conditioner for the rigors of summer. The second time is during the close of the summer season, because at that point the air conditioner has gone through high levels of stress for almost four months. This is the period when an AC is most likely to encounter mechanical failures that will require repairs. Continue Reading
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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