Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Choose a Professional Contractor for Complete Home Automation

Monday, July 24th, 2017

tablet-smart-home-familyHave you ever thought to yourself, “I sure wish I could check on my home,” even though you were far away at the time? Most of us have been there at one time or another, wondering if we left the lights on, kept the air conditioner going for too long, or forgot to lock the doors.

Now, there may be a way to have access to your home at all times, no matter where you are! With home automation, you can check on whatever is important to you in your home even from work or across the country. And when you choose a professional contractor for complete home automation, you can be sure it’s done the right way.

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How the Wrong Air Filter Affects Your Home

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

filter-in-air-duct-handMost technicians recommend changing an air filter once every month, or at most, every 2 or 3 months. You might assume that this is because you need to keep your air clean. And this is true—partly. A technician’s number one concern, though, when it comes to your air filter, is keeping your air conditioner from being damaged.

That’s what your air filter is there for in the first place: damage prevention. But the wrong air filter can do way more harm than good.

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How a Simple Thermostat Update Can Transform Your Summer Experience

Monday, May 15th, 2017

digital-thermostatThis 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.

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What’s an Energy Audit and Why Should Your Home Have One Soon?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

digital-thermostatEven 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.

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How Humidity Affects Home Comfort—And Costs You More

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

hot-fan-man-computerWhen 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.

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What Is the Best Setting for My Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

We get this question a lot, and we know it can be tough to figure out. You don’t want to set the temperature so high that you’re uncomfortable, but you don’t want to lower it so much that your monthly bills skyrocket. So what’s the best temperature for your home?

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What Should You Do When Water Leaks from the AC Unit?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Most people assume there’s an issue with their plumbing components when they notice a leak somewhere in the home. However, it’s actually quite common for an air conditioner to be the source of the problem. Learn why an AC leaks below and what you should do when your air conditioner puts your home at risk for water damage. 

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A Guide to Insulating Your Home in the Summertime

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Your air conditioner is not the only factor involved in keeping your home cool.  As you know, you have to shut all the doors and windows if you expect your home to cool down quickly. And when it’s not too hot outside, keeping the blinds closed and shading the home from the sun may be enough to stay comfortable. Your air conditioner removes heat from the home, but it’s up to you to help the heat stay out. And one significant way you can block the heat is with the proper insulation.

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3 Important Reasons for Monthly Filter Changes

Monday, July 27th, 2015

We know that your life can get busy, and it’s hard to remember to do the little things that help to keep your home systems maintained. But we think it’s important to make an extra effort to remember to change your home’s air filter each month. Write it down in a calendar, set a reminder on your phone, or do whatever else you have to do to remind yourself: a filter change is so important for your bills, your home, and your health.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making This Noise?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Homeowners tend to recognize the sounds that mean the components of their homes are running smoothly: the clanking of ice in the icemaker, the ticking of a clock, and the hum of an air conditioner, for example. So when something begins to make an unusual sound, it’s an alarming feeling. When that air conditioner starts to perform loudly or makes a noise you are not used to hearing, you’re right to be concerned. Call a technician if you hear these noises or any others that come as a surprise.

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