May 15th, 2017
This year, make comfort a little bit easier on yourself and your family. Air conditioning can cost quite a bit to run, which makes summer an expensive time in a warm, humid climate like ours. And that means you might make thermostat adjustments that make the people in your home feel a lot less comfortable, raising the temperature for long periods or shutting off the air conditioner completely when you’d rather not.
One potential solution is a simple one: upgrading the thermostat. The thermostat is not, of course, the part of your air conditioner using the most energy. (You can blame that on the compressor and the motors.) While a new thermostat alone may not reduce energy usage, finding a thermostat with advanced programming options makes it easier for you to set it efficiently without feeling uncomfortable.
May 9th, 2017
Even when an air conditioner makes it through a summer with little trouble, your monthly bills throughout the season can be quite high. While you’re happy that your air conditioner is functioning well, it drains energy, and it might seem like you have to shut it off completely if you want to try to save money.
There are better ways. An energy audit is an investment in the future of your air conditioner and the energy efficiency of your home.
May 1st, 2017
Efficiency is a concern for most of us, especially during the air conditioning season. An inefficient cooling system will not be able to provide the necessary cooling output for a reasonable price, which is problematic if you live in an area with temperatures already in the high 80°s early in the spring.
You might think that you’re stuck paying the same high bills you do every year—or that you have to shut off your air conditioner altogether to save some money. But we’re here to show you that there are more efficient ways to cool your home.
April 17th, 2017
Ductless air conditioning and heating systems often get mistaken for standard room air conditioners. While they may have many of the same components, the configuration of the two is much different, with ductless air conditioners having an indoor unit and a separate outdoor condenser. As any ductless split owner knows, they involve a larger investment as well.
Take care of your investment by scheduling maintenance for your ductless mini split before the cooling season is in full swing. In fact, we recommend doing so twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, if you can. Here’s why spring ductless AC maintenance is so important.
April 11th, 2017
The outside condenser unit of your air conditioner serves an essential purpose. An air conditioner does not necessarily “create” cool air. Rather, since cooling is not an energy that can be created, it must remove heat from a space first and foremost. Refrigerant is a chemical blend that can absorb heat from the air inside of your home, but it needs somewhere to release that heat.
That’s why the space around your outdoor unit, the condenser unit, is always so warm. It’s where heat dissipates into the air from the refrigerant circulating throughout the system. This part of the system also contains the compressor, the hardest-working component of your air conditioner.
April 3rd, 2017
When it starts to get hot outside, nothing sounds better than splashing around in a nice, cool pool, or running through a sprinkler like you did when you were young. Water can help us to cool down—unless, surprisingly to some, it’s in the air.
Humidity levels tend to rise as temperatures do. Humidity refers to the amount of moisture, or water vapor, in the air. And even though it doesn’t actually affect the temperature, it can make the air feel a lot warmer than it is. In your home, it could be the reason you’re spending too much on air conditioning in Roswell, GA.
March 20th, 2017
Hopefully, you’ve heard before that it’s important to keep one part of your air conditioning system clean: the filter. The air filter in your AC and furnace (or heat pump, if you have a two-in-one unit) can become clogged with dirt and particulate that makes it more difficult for air to move into the HVAC system. This can cause a number of problems down the line, which is why you should replace your filter about once a month or so.
But this isn’t the only part of your AC system or heat pump you need to keep clean if you expect it to run smoothly. Your air conditioner is home to two important coils—one inside and one outdoors—and today we will focus on the coil outside, the condenser coil.
March 13th, 2017
Your air conditioning system may not be in use right now (this weather is crazy!), but you’re going to need it before you know it. A working air conditioning system is important throughout the spring and summer in a place as hot and humid as here, and you’d hate to be stuck dealing with AC trouble on a day you really need it.
Scheduling air conditioning service before the system is in full swing is the best way to ensure it runs smoothly on the hottest of days, but how often do you really need to schedule service, and when?
March 6th, 2017
When you realize your air conditioner is in need of repair, it’s frustrating. But what’s even more troublesome is finding out you could have prevented the problem with a simple call to an AC technician. Air conditioning maintenance services, offered by most local HVAC companies, help to protect your AC equipment and keep it running more efficiently.
But many people don’t realize how valuable this service is until a sudden AC repair need pops up. Don’t let a preventable breakdown catch you by surprise. Schedule AC maintenance today, and see what repairs you may prevent in the guide below.
February 20th, 2017
If you’re considering a home energy upgrade, adding insulation to the walls, attic, or crawlspaces may be one of the best steps to take. Many people only associate insulation with staying warm. You may have an insulated thermos for your coffee or an insulated jacket for cold weather. But it’s actually something that helps to keep your home cooler in the summer as well.
All in all, insulation can help homeowners to stay comfortable and save big throughout the year. Learn more about blown-in insulation in the guide below and take the right steps toward better home efficiency by calling in an expert today.