Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for February, 2013

Why Professional Heat Pump Maintenance is Important

Monday, February 25th, 2013

A high quality, expert installation is the best way to get your new heat pump system off on the right foot. As with any other home heating and cooling system, though, failure to provide your heat pump in Atlanta with the necessary maintenance services it needs for proper functioning will put the performance and condition of your heat pump at risk. Get the efficient, dependable service you deserve from your heat pump all year long. Schedule routine maintenance service with Air Conditioning Experts today.

The biggest benefit of regular, professional heat pump maintenance is that it keeps your system in good working condition. There are a lot of different components that make up your heat pump heating and cooling system, and if even one of these components is not performing its function properly the effectiveness of the entire system is compromised. This not only reduces the efficiency of your heat pump, one of the most important characteristics of these devices, but also puts the system at risk for excessive wear and tear or damages.

Another great way that regular, professional maintenance helps you heat pump operate successfully is by greatly reducing the need for serious repair services. A routine maintenance visit is the perfect opportunity for your professional heat pump technician to discover, diagnose and resolve any small or developing problems with your heat pump before any serious damage can be done to your system. The sooner any necessary repairs can be made the less likely more complex – and costly – repairs will be needed. No problem is too small to ignore, and even seemingly minor issues can lead to big headache. Regular maintenance is the best way to keep this from happening.

If you have any questions about the necessity of regular heat pump maintenance in the Atlanta are, contact Air Conditioning Experts. With over 100 years of combined service experience we really know our stuff. The successful operation of your heat pump heating and cooling system is just as important to us as your 100% satisfaction with the services we provide. For more information, speak with a heat pump expert on our team.

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Save with EarthCents and Georgia Power Rebates

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The EarthCents Home Energy Improvement Program offers Georgia Power customers many ways to save while making homes more energy efficient. If you are in the Atlanta area call Air Conditioning Experts today to find out how you can save each month on energy bills by upgrading to a high efficiency system! Save $50 on a 16 SEER and higher AC system, save $100 on a 15 SEER or higher heat pump and save up to $100 on a programmable thermostat installation.

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Heat Pump Question 1: What is a Heat Pump and How Does it Work?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

If you are looking for a highly efficient, environmentally friendly way to both heat and cool your Atlanta home, a heat pump may be the best choice for you. Heat pumps have grown in popularity over the years, and more and more homeowners are taking advantage the quality performance and energy savings they offer. Here is some basic information about heat pumps for you consider. If this sounds like a home comfort system option you are interested in, contact Air Conditioning Experts for more information.

Unlike traditional home heating and air conditioning systems, a heat pump does not consume a fuel source in order to create heat or to cool down your home. Heat pumps work on the same basic principle, regardless of what type of heat pump you are using. This is the principle of heat transfer.

Heat pumps are so efficient because they use just a small amount of electricity to transfer existing heat into or out of your home. By transferring readily available heat they are able to greatly reduce the amount of energy it takes to maintain comfortable temperatures in your home. Heat can be taken from the environment surrounding your home in the winter and transferred inside to warm it up. When it is hot inside the heat pump’s operation can be reversed to remove the unwanted heat from your home.

While all heat pumps use the same basic heat transfer process there are a few ways in which they gather the energy needed to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. The most common heat pump models are air-source heat pumps. As the name suggests, they draw heat from the air for use in your home. Geothermal heat pump systems, on the other hand, draw heat from the ground around your home or are submerged in a water source on your property and take heat from there.

There are a lot of factors that must be considered before deciding to use a heat pump in your Atlanta home. The environment around your living space, land availability and the demand you put on your heating and cooling system must all be considered. Only a trained professional can help decide if a heat pump is the right heating and air conditioning option for you, so call Air Conditioning Experts for the advice you need to make the best decision for your comfort.

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Is a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Right for Your Atlanta Home?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Geothermal heating and cooling technology has been around for quite some time, but as more and more homeowners look for affordable, environmentally friendly heating and cooling options it has grown more popular. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are a great home comfort option in Atlanta, but there are a number of factors to consider before deciding if one is right for your home. Contact Air Conditioning Experts today if you would like more information about geothermal heating and cooling systems. Here is some basic information to get you started.

In order to determine if a geothermal heating and cooling system installation is even possible on your property you must have an evaluation performed by a qualified expert. Geothermal systems use an underground loop system to keep your home comfortable. This loop system circulates an antifreeze solution or, in an open loop setup, water, to gather and transfer the heat necessary for operation. The loop system may be buried beneath the ground on your property or submerged in a body of water. Either way it is necessary that your property or the water on it meets certain size, quality and geological requirements. There is no way for you to be sure that a geothermal installation is a viable option for your home without the help of a professional.

It is also important that you consider your budget before making any decisions about the way in which you will heat and cool your Atlanta home. While geothermal heating and cooling systems incorporate a heat pump in order to keep your home comfortable efficiently, the installation process is more involved and expensive than that of an air-source heat pump. This initial investment can be offset over time with potential energy savings, though. Plus, due to the fact that the temperature beneath the ground or underwater is more constant than that of the air, geothermal systems are often more effective in a more diverse range of climates.

There is not any one heating and cooling system that is better than all the rest. With the help of a trained professional from Air Conditioning Experts, though, you can find the one that is best for your specific heating and cooling needs. Contact us to learn more about the installation and operation of a geothermal heating and cooling system on your Atlanta property.

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Air Quality Guide: Indoor Air Quality Options

Monday, February 4th, 2013

If you live in Atlanta you know how important a high quality, well maintained air conditioner is to your comfort. We may be the local Air Conditioning Experts to call for AC services, but our expertise extends a lot further than home cooling. So too do your home comfort needs. Sure, comfortable air temperatures are a necessary component of keeping your home comfortable, but we believe there is more to it than that.  To experience true comfort in your Atlanta home you need to keep the indoor air quality as high as possible. Pollution is not only a problem outdoors, after all. A number of factors can reduce the quality of the air you breathe indoors, but we have a number of solutions to these problems.

Air Cleaners and Purifiers

One of the first options you should consider, especially if you are concerned about airborne pollutants in your home, is air cleaners and purifiers. There are a number of different options in this category. The most basic are simple mechanical air filters. These filters sit in your ductwork and, as air passes through them, they trap pollutants on a filter material.

Electronic air cleaners are another option. Many, such as electromagnetic precipitators, use electricity to charge pollutants in the air. These charged particles are then trapped on a collector plate. The collector plate can then be removed, cleaned and reused.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

If a humidity imbalance is affecting the quality of the air in your home you may want to consider the installation of a whole house humidifier or dehumidifier. Too much humidity in your home can make the air stuffy and uncomfortable, cause wood rot and even promotes the growth of mold. Too little humidity can cause sore, dry throats and sinuses, chipping paint and splitting woodwork. A whole house humidifier or dehumidifier can help restore proper humidity levels throughout your entire home as they work in conjunction with your home heating and cooling system.

Duct Cleaning

If your air ducts are not clean your home is at risk for polluted air. Once dirt and debris get into your ductwork, that ventilation system can disperse those pollutants throughout your entire home. With professional duct cleaning service you can be sure that your air ducts are circulating clean, pure air only. Schedule service today.

To learn more about the indoor air quality options available to you in Atlanta, contact Air Conditioning Experts. We can help you live more comfortably. Let us help you breathe better air today.

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