Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for January, 2013

Georgia Power Customer Heat Pump Rebate

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Qualified Heat Pump Conversions or Add-on Heat Pump installs between January 14th 2013 – August 31st 2013 can get a rebate of up to $400!

$200 Customer Rebate: 13 & 14 SEER Equipment

$400 Customer Rebate: 15+ SEER Equipment

Heat Pump Rebate from Georgia Power

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Common Heat Pump Problems in Atlanta

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Heat pumps are renowned for their environmentally friendly heating and cooling performance as well as the incredible efficiency with which they operate. As is the case with any other heating and air conditioning system, of course, regular maintenance and a professional installation are necessary to ensure the high-quality, uninterrupted performance of your heat pump. You can get all the exceptional heat pump services you need in Atlanta simply by calling Air Conditioning Experts.

Of course any mechanical system is susceptible to wear and tear or damage. At some point you will need to schedule repair service for your heat pump. Here are some examples of the more common heat pump problems we face here in Atlanta.

  • Poor Temperature Maintenance – There are a lot of reasons why your heat pump may have trouble maintaining target temperatures, and they vary in degrees of seriousness. Sometimes it is as simple as incorrect settings at the thermostat. Anytime you are dealing with a system that both heats and cools it is possible to switch to the wrong function. This is definitely a best possible case scenario. There also may be a problem with your ductwork or the blower responsible for air dispersal.
  • Ice Building Up on Evaporator Coils – As with most heat pump problems, the development of ice on your evaporator coils can have many different causes. The most popular is insufficient refrigerant levels. This may indicate a leak, as refrigerant is recycled over and over in your heat pump system, not consumed, meaning levels should not really change. It is possible that some refrigerant was lost during service, but frequently frozen coils should certainly be inspected by a professional.
  • Cold or Hot Spots Developing – It is impossible to be really comfortable if different areas of your home are all different temperatures. Even heating is integral not only to comfort but to heating and cooling efficiency as well. This is most likely a ductwork problem, though a simple cause may be behind the uneven heating. Make sure that your furniture is not blocking air vents or registers. Your heat pump system will heat and cool your home a lot more effectively without having to force air through a sofa.

Occasional problems with your heating and cooling system are unavoidable. Keep them as infrequent as possible by scheduling high-quality, professional service. Call Air Conditioning Experts for all your heat pump needs in Atlanta.

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Getting Started: Which Heating System is Right for Your Atlanta Home?

Monday, January 21st, 2013

If you’re a new home owner or if you have to replace your heater for the first time, figuring out which heating system is right for you can be hard. At Air Conditioning Experts, we want each of our customers to have comfortable and affordable heat for their home. That’s why we’ve been offering heating installation and replacement in Atlanta  for well over a decade. We thought it would be helpful for first-time heating buyers if we put together a quick list of some of the most important things to consider as you move forward.

Benefits of Heating Replacement in Atlanta

While it may seem like a daunting task to replace your heating system, it’s always helpful to stay positive. Here are some things to look forward to with your new heating system.

  • Efficiency – You’ll likely see a significant improvement in efficiency.
  • Consistency – Your new heater will likely provide consistent heat whenever you need it.
  • Reduced repairs – With a new heating system, you most likely won’t need to repair it often.
  • Comfort – New heating systems normally will keep your home nice and comfortable when it starts to get cold outside.

Replace the System or Try a New Type of Heating System

If you’re replacing a furnace, you may want to consider installing a heat pump. While furnaces do have a number of wonderful benefits, it doesn’t hurt to think about getting a different type of system. Talk to your professional heating contractor before you make that kind of decision.

Fuel Type

Natural gas, in almost every case, is cheaper to buy than electricity. However, if you don’t have a natural gas line to your house, the installation cost could be prohibitive to you. There are also geothermal systems available that use renewable energy from the earth to heat your home. Dual fuel systems offer homeowners fuel flexibility during the winter months.

If you need any kind of help picking out a new heating system for your home in Atlanta, don’t hesitate to call Air Conditioning Experts. We have friendly technicians who would love to answer any questions you have and work with you to find a heating system that fits your needs and your budget. Call us today!

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3 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality in Atlanta

Monday, January 14th, 2013

At Air Conditioning Experts, we understand the importance of a high-quality, reliable heating and air conditioning system in your Atlanta home. We also believe, though, that great temperature regulation is only one of the necessary components for achieving the complete comfort levels that want. The quality of the air that you breathe in your home is every bit as important and just as much of a priority as indoor temperature control. If you are dissatisfied with your indoor air quality levels, we can help. We have the products and services you need to breathe better air in your home. Here are some helpful tips for improving indoor air quality.

  1. Try to keep the surfaces of your home clean. You can stamp out your boots all you want, but it is impossible to get all of the dirt and debris off of them. If you have pets they are going to shed. Running the vacuum cleaner or doing a quick spot-sweep is important to maintain good indoor air quality. The circulation of air throughout your home from a force air heating and cooling system is a very effective way to distribute conditioned air. It is also a great way to stir up pollutants on the ground, causing them to go airborne.
  2.  Allow for proper ventilation. Keeping fresh air circulating throughout your home is necessary to maintain high levels of air quality. A problem that many homeowners run into is that they try to make their homes air tight during the heating and cooling seasons to conserve energy. It may be a great way to save a little on energy costs, but it also leads to stale, lower air quality. If you are looking for ways in which you can improve the ventilation in your home, contact Air Conditioning Experts.
  3. By far the best way to improve indoor air quality is simply to contact a team of indoor air quality specialists. Because there are so many problems that may affect your indoor air quality, it can be difficult to find the right solution. Working with a professional can ensure that you get the right indoor air quality products and services for you specific needs and issues. Contact Air Conditioning Experts for more information.

Poor indoor air quality can be a real nuisance, but there are always ways in which to resolve these issues. Air Conditioning Experts is happy to help you live more comfortably. Call today to schedule service in Atlanta.

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Benefits of a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Atlanta

Monday, January 7th, 2013

If you find yourself concerned about the rising costs of heating and cooling your home as well as the environmental impact of doing so, a geothermal heating and cooling system may be right for you. Geothermal heating and cooling systems offer homeowners in Atlanta the opportunity to heat and cool their homes in a more efficient, environmentally friendly way. This means that you can pay less for a great performance from your home comfort system and that even while doing so you can reduce your environmental impact. For more information, contact Air Conditioning Experts.

A geothermal heating and cooling system utilizes heat pump technology in order to both heat and cool your home effectively and efficiently. It does so by putting the heat transfer principle into action. An underground loop system is installed on your property, and this loop system circulates an antifreeze solution that gathers heat from the ground or water surrounding it. This means that the energy used is sustainable and environmentally friendly. The heat pump component of the system uses this heat to keep your home comfortable. Just as with an air source heat pump, a geothermal system is easily reversed to keep your home comfortable during the home cooling season.

Both standard heat pumps and geothermal heating and cooling systems use just a small amount of electricity to heat and cool your home. In many climates, though, geothermal heat pump systems are more effective and reliable. This is due to the fact that the temperatures beneath the ground and underwater tend to be more constant than those in the surrounding air. Without the fluctuations in temperature that open air is susceptible to you can expect a consistent, reliable performance from your new geothermal heating and cooling system.

If you have any more questions about geothermal heating and cooling systems or would like to discuss the installation of one on your Atlanta property, call Air Conditioning Experts. We’ll be happy to help you decide if geothermal is the right choice for your home. Contact us today to learn more.

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