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Innovations that Make Your AC Work Better and Save You Money

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

tablet-family-home-babyYou might be up-to-date on the latest gadgets and gizmos when it comes to smartphones, tablets, and other flashy gear. But what do you know about modern innovations designed for a system you likely cannot picture your life without? Air conditioning has grown leaps and bounds in just the last decade or two, and there are new innovations to improve efficiency that may actually surprise you. Check it out!

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Selecting a New AC Installation: The SEER Measurement

Monday, July 18th, 2016

When you’re in the market for a new AC installation, you should always work with qualified heating and air conditioning technicians who know what they’re doing. The right technicians are able to select a system that is the right size for your home, ensuring proper performance and continued efficiency throughout the system’s lifespan (with proper maintenance).

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Thinking of a New AC System? Here’s How You Can Save

Monday, March 21st, 2016

The first thing that many people do when they’re in the market for a new AC system is shop around, calling from company to company to find the best deal on installation. The cheapest install, however, isn’t always the best one, and we believe it’s important to find a quality contractor first and foremost.

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Efficiency and Your AC: What to Look for in a New Unit or AC Replacement

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Saving money on your monthly bills is important to you, which is why you try to keep lights turned off when you leave a room, keep the water heater and refrigerator at a reasonable temperature, and run the air conditioner sparingly, if possible. But in our area, turning off the air conditioner completely simply is not an option. The heat and humidity can reach intolerable levels, which is why purchasing an efficient air conditioner that won’t waste so much energy is a good idea.

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Is It Already Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

You may be juggling a lot of different things in your life—job, school, social life, family, pets, and running a home—so the last thing you want to make time for is an unexpected issue with your air conditioner. Your time is precious, and when an air conditioner fails, it can be tough to schedule in immediate services and keep your cool as everything else seems to be just as important. And finding out that the system needs to be replaced adds another layer to the stress of the situation.

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Popular Air Conditioning Options in Atlanta

Monday, August 12th, 2013

If you’re ready to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home, make sure that you’re aware of all of your options. Here at Air Conditioning Experts, we offer complete installation for many different types of air conditioning systems in Atlanta, GA. We wanted to put together a quick explanation of some of the available air conditioning options that are available to our customers so that you can have as much information as possible. Give us a call if you need air conditioning installation or if you need to replace your current system.

Options for Air Conditioning in Atlanta, GA

There are a number of different options for homeowners that need to have a new AC system installed. Here are a few of the different systems that you can consider for your home. Make sure that you call the experts at Air Conditioning Experts if you have any questions.

  • Central AC – Central air conditioning systems are by far the most popular. They usually consist of an indoor and outdoor unit, and they use a series of ductwork to distribute cool air through your home.
  • Heat pumps – These types of systems operate in a similar manner to central air conditioning systems except that heat pumps can also run in reverse to provide heating. They also require a series of ductwork in order to distribute the cool or heated air into your home.
  • Ductless mini split AC – As their name implies, ductless mini split air conditioning systems don’t require ducts in order to cool or heat your home. Instead, the use wall-mounted units in each room or area of the house. These units circulate the air in each area in order to cool or heat the air. The lack of ducts actually makes ductless mini split systems very efficient because they don’t experience any energy loss from the air traveling through ducts. These kinds of systems are great for older building or homes that don’t have room for bulky ductwork.
  • Geothermal – If you’re interested in using the free and endless energy of the earth to cool and heat your home, then a geothermal system might be a great choice. There are a few different kind of geothermal systems including both ground source and water source systems. One of the restrictions for geothermal systems is that they need a large area of land or access to a water supply in order to work.
  • Solar – Finally, there are a number of solar air conditioning systems that homeowners can choose from. These systems use the energy from the sun in order to provide cooling from your home. This is a great way to potentially reduce the amount of energy that you use in your home for cooling.

If you are thinking about installing a new air conditioning system in Atlanta, GA just call the technicians at Air Conditioning Experts.

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How Air Conditioning Installation Affects Performance

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

If you’re in need of a new air conditioning system for your Atlanta home, you need it to perform well for years to come. That’s why it’s so critical to ensure that your air conditioning installation is handled by a professional. Without the technical expertise and experience of a trained technician, you simply cannot expect to receive the same amount of cooling performance. Your new AC is a major investment of resources, so it’s important it be well taken care of by a pro. Call Air Conditioning Experts today for quality, thorough Atlanta air conditioning installation services.

  • Size. The size of your AC may be the most important factor in a successful installation. Before the selection process, your tech will need to perform a comprehensive load calculation. This involves a series of measurements about the size of the home, as well as other factors related to the design of the home itself. This is an incredibly important step, one that can make or break your AC and the future of your comfort. The BTU output and tonnage of the AC must match the home. If it is too small, this can result in inadequate cooling, energy inefficiency, as well as possible system damage. If it is too large, this can result in the inability to control the temperature, as well as increased energy costs.
  • Refrigerant. During installation, your AC is “charged” with refrigerant. This chemical is designed to change temperature and phase (liquid to gas, gas to liquid) under different pressure conditions. It’s essential that this charge be the same throughout the unit’s operation. A successful installation will make sure that it has the right charge to give you optimal cooling performance.
  • Connections. A comprehensive whole-home cooling solution is not a wall-unit AC. There are various connections that need to be made between the components. For example, the lineset that connects the refrigerant lines between the indoor and outdoor units needs to be handled correctly. Any error in the installation can cause numerous future problems.

If you need professional Atlanta air conditioning installation services, look no further than Air Conditioning Experts.  

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Air Conditioning FAQ 3: AC Installation Steps

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Having a new air conditioning system installed in you your home is a big decision. Here at Air Conditioning Experts, we often get asked about how the process actually works and wanted to shed some light on exactly what steps need to take place. If you need Atlanta air conditioning installation make sure ha you work with a professional contractor. The process will likely go a lot smoother if you do.

No matter what kind of air conditioning system you need to have installed, it is usually best to have it done by a professional contractor.  Here is a quick explanation of the process and how it works.

  • Finding the right sized AC – One of the first and most important steps in the air conditioning installation process is to find the right-sized system. If you get an AC unit that is too small or too large it could cause serious issues of your home’s comfort.
  • Efficiency rating – Most air conditioning system are given a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating which lets you know how efficient the system is. The SEER rating is determined by measuring how much cooling the unit delivers over a season and how much energy it consumes to do so. More efficient air conditioners tend to me more expensive though, so you have to make sure your new system fits both your energy and budget requirements.
  • Installing the unit – Finally, after making sure that you have the right system for your home, that it meets your cooling needs and your budget, then comes the actual installation. Most air conditioning systems are “split” which means that they have an indoor unit that is connected to your ductwork and an outdoor condensing unit. We’ll install both systems, hook them up to your home’s electrical system and then test them to make sure that they’re working well.

When you need air conditioning installation service in Atlanta, just call Air Conditioning Experts. We are dedicated to your complete satisfaction and to the quality of work that we do.

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Air Conditioning Question 2: Why Go Ductless?

Monday, June 17th, 2013

If you’re in the market for a new AC, then you have a staggering range of options available to you, from conventional central air and heat pumps to ductless mini split, geothermal, and solar air conditioning systems. With the exception of the ductless mini split, all of these systems use extensive ductwork in the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home to remove and distribute air. But, while ductwork has become a standard feature of homes that need cooling solutions, that’s no longer necessary with the latest developments in ductless technology. There are some good reasons to consider going ductless. For air conditioning services in Atlanta, call Air Conditioning Experts today!

  • Energy efficiency: Ductwork can account for up to 30% energy loss in your home. That’s a substantial volume of cool air that you’re paying for. Even with duct sealing and routine cleaning, they can still suffer loss when they move through uninsulated spaces of your home, like the attic or a crawlspace. Ductless mini split systems are highly efficient, with SEER ratings of up to 27, making them some of the most energy efficient air conditioners on the market today, mainly because the air handlers sit directly in the living space, typically up to four units per outdoor compressor/condenser.
  • Zone Control: Because of their design, ductless mini split air conditioners offer you an unprecedented amount of control over your cooling. If you’re frustrated at the thought of cooling the kitchen while everyone sleeps upstairs, then you’re probably looking for a way to customize each zone of your living space. Perhaps your kids like their room at 75 °F, but you enjoy a 70 °F. This is no longer a problem. This will not only improve your comfort, but also increase the energy efficiency of your home.
  • Air quality: If you’re bothered by allergens every cooling season, or by the amount of dust that can collect in ductwork, then consider going ductless to improve the air quality of your home. Sleep, compact air handlers have a built-in air filter to distribute cool air directly into your living space, without it having to pass through dusty ductwork.

Speak to your local AC technician to see if a ductless air conditioning sysem is right for your home. For more information about air conditioning in Atlanta, contact Air Conditioning Experts today!

 

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Air Conditioning Question 1: How Does Solar Air Conditioning Work?

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Air conditioning your home in Atlanta can be expensive. But what if, instead of combatting the sun’s rays, there were a system that used the benefits of the sun’s energy to cool your home? Solar air conditioning is just such a system, and Air Conditioning Experts can install this technology to provide an efficient and sustainable option for keeping your home cool. The technology is rapidly advancing and the cost of installation is reducing every year. Call us today for further information about our Atlanta air conditioning services.

There are two major types of solar air conditioning:  systems that use electricity from solar panels and evaporative coolers. A traditional air conditioning system combined with photovoltaic technology allows you to use solar power instead of power from the grid to cool your home. The photovoltaic panels absorb solar energy and convert it to electricity, and when there is not enough sun, a battery picks up the remainder. When there is more than sufficient sun, the solar panel charges the battery.

Another type of solar air is the evaporative cooler, also known as a solar powered chiller, which uses strictly solar energy to cool your home. Solar energy heats a refrigerant and therefore pressurizes it; when this pressurized refrigerant is released, it expands and cools the surrounding air. This is not unlike how conventional refrigeration works, except that you are drawing on a renewable and sustainable energy source. Although they require an initial investment in start-up equipment, solar air conditioning systems tend to be very cost-effective in the long-term, requiring only power collected from the sun.

Solar air conditioning is not only an innovative approach to reducing your carbon footprint, it can also significantly lower grid demand and load shifting during peak usage times and reduce electricity costs. To see if solar air conditioning is right for your Atlanta, GA home, call the Air Conditioning Experts today.

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