Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Decatur’

What Are the Most Efficient Ways to Cool a Home?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

air-conditioner-condenser-moneyEfficiency 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.

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3 AC Repairs that May Be Prevented with Maintenance

Monday, March 6th, 2017

AC-repair-maintenanceWhen 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.

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How to Tell If Your Furnace Is Safe

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Properly-sized, well-maintained furnaces are some of the most efficient heating systems for homes in Decatur, GA. But how can you tell if your heating system is safe? Luckily, today’s heaters are safer than they’ve ever been before, with safety switches and extra precautions to prevent problems with carbon monoxide (CO) leaks or overheating.

Still, there is always a small chance of danger, especially if your heating system and home do not get the attention they need. Here’s how you can tell if your furnace is safe.

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What You Gain Using Your Home’s Thermostat Away from Home

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Computers, phones, and cars have changed so much in the last couple of decades. Most likely, you’re not rolling up your car’s window with a crank or typing in phone numbers by memory. So why do you have the same old thermostat on the wall of your house?

A smart thermostat makes home comfort…well…smarter! The thermostat is mounted on the wall, in order to monitor the temperature and make it easy for anyone within the house to make adjustments. In fact, today’s wall thermostats are easier to use than ever before. But what’s even better is your ability to control the thermostat from your smart phone—no matter where you are!

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Here’s How a Ductless Mini Split Keeps You Warm (and Cool!)

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Are you tired of getting through the colder seasons with an inefficient and inexpensive portable heater or wall unit? Are you looking for a way to get warmth throughout your home, even if you don’t have a ventilation system running throughout your home? We’ve got the solution for you.

Ductless mini split systems are becoming more and more common in the U.S. A ductless mini split is a system of indoor blower modules mounted up high on walls or ceilings, each connected to the outdoor compressor unit.

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Don’t Neglect Filter Changes This Month

Monday, August 29th, 2016

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, changing the filter is one of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner. It’s something we recommend to our customers once a month. But we know that some people still aren’t clear about why this is. Here, we break down the reasons many people choose not to replace their filters, and why these excuses just don’t cut it.

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3 Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

Monday, August 8th, 2016

We know that you want to cut down your air conditioning costs, but sometimes it seems like the only way to do so is to turn off the AC completely. But there are so many easier ways to save. Making a few small adjustments to your system and your habits can save you a whole lot of money over the years. Learn more in the list below!

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Why Enroll in an HVAC Maintenance Program?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system contains many electro-mechanical components that get quite a bit of use over the year. And unfortunately, that means that there’s always a chance that your unit can break down without warning. Luckily, a heating and air conditioning maintenance visit may help to reduce your chances of a sudden breakdown. And enrolling in a maintenance program ensures regular visits from a technician so you can make sure your AC or heating system continues to work well throughout the year.

The Comfort Club Membership program at Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. includes many benefits that can help to improve your heating equipment and get it in top shape before inclement weather kicks in and the parts begin to wear down again. Call us today to join a heating maintenance program in Decatur and the surrounding areas.

Energy Savings

One of the most popular reasons homeowners choose to enroll in a maintenance program is because regular maintenance can save you a whole lot of money over the months to follow. Air conditioning and heating systems occupy a large portion of our monthly bills much of the time. But some of this cost is unnecessary, and is brought on by air conditioning and heating equipment that is bent out of shape, dirty, or in need of repair. With a maintenance visit, a technician will inspect your entire system and do some routine cleaning and adjustments.

Peace of Mind

Another reason to choose an HVAC maintenance program is knowing that your system is protected. With a twice annual maintenance visit, homeowners are unlikely to run into sudden unexpected problems. Furthermore, maintenance may extend the life of your heating and cooling equipment. And when you choose a maintenance program over individual maintenance visits, you don’t have to worry about remembering to make the call every six months.

Additional Benefits

Most HVAC maintenance programs benefit customers by including various additional features as well. For example, you may be able to save on parts and labor for any problems that are discovered, and the maintenance fee may come at a discounted price thanks to your enrollment.

Call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. to enroll in our HVAC maintenance program. You get 15% off parts and labor and priority service from a team that takes pride in the quality of their tune-ups.

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When Should I Schedule Gas Furnace Maintenance?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Your gas furnace was built to last for a long period of time, but it cannot stay in perfect condition forever. That’s why it’s important to do what you can to maintain your gas furnace so that it continues to run as it should for as long as possible. There are a few things you can do on your own to maintain your furnace, such as changing the furnace filter regularly and watching out for repair needs, but you should also be sure to schedule regular gas furnace maintenance with a trained professional. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

  • Keep Your Home Safe: Perhaps the most important reason to schedule gas furnace maintenance is to keep your home safe from gas leaks. A gas leak is a major health hazard, and natural gas is combustible, which means a home fire or an explosion is a possibility. If you suspect a gas leak due to strange smells or sounds, leave the home immediately and call your utility company. To keep this from happening, contact us for maintenance every year to ensure that your gas line is not compromised.
  • Prevent Repair Needs: There may be more problems with a gas furnace besides potential gas leaks. A problem with the fan or the thermocouple could keep you from getting the warmth you need and cause parts to wear down.
  • Extend the Lifespan of Your Unit: As parts obtain standard wear and tear over time, you may notice reduced performance, until the parts become so overworked that your unit breaks down. Keep parts from failing entirely by scheduling regular furnace maintenance with a professional.
  • Improve Efficiency: Finally, a worn down unit will perform very inefficiently, costing you more money every month on your heating bills. A thorough cleaning, adjustment, and inspection, all of which come standard with maintenance, restores efficiency and helps out the environment.

Gas furnaces are some of the most popular units in the United States because they are fairly inexpensive as far as whole-home heating is concerned. However, you can only keep monthly costs low by scheduling regular maintenance.

Help your unit run efficiently for years to come by calling Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. for professional gas furnace maintenance in Decatur.

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3 Benefits of Professional Duct Cleaning

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Your ductwork acts as the highway for delivering cool air into your home. When maintained properly, it does the job of delivering clean, fresh air; when it’s not, leaks, holes and cracks can develop, and dust, dirt and debris can build up, causing an array of problems. However, when you schedule duct cleaning in Decatur with Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., you will not only get the benefits of clean ductwork; you’ll also be made aware of any possible problems that exist with your ductwork.

Benefits of Professional Duct Cleaning

  • Reduction of allergens – air duct cleaning can’t remove every allergen particle, but it can remove a lot of allergens, including dust, dirt, pollen and mold and mildew spores.
  • Less stress on your system – when dirt and dust continuously build inside your vents, the air flow can decrease over time. Less air flow means your system has to work harder to achieve the cooling you need. By cleaning and removing this build-up, you help lessen the strain on your system.
  • Better energy efficiency – similar to above, when your system is stressed, it has to use more energy to operate. Cleaning your ductwork properly can help with better efficiency, which you’ll see in your monthly bills.

How Often Should Ductwork Be Cleaned?

The industry average is once every 5 years, but if you have any of the following, you may want to consider doing it every 3-5 years:

  • Pets
  • Smokers
  • Occupants with severe allergies
  • Occupants with chronic respiratory problems such as asthma or COPD
  • After home renovations/remodeling
  • Prior to moving into a new home

How Cleaning Is Performed

Ductwork can be hard to get to, but your technician will have the tools to clean it effectively:

  • High-powered, portable vacuum
  • Access tools
  • Visual inspection devices
  • HEPA vacuums
  • Pneumatic tools to dislodge debris

Is It Time for a Duct Cleaning?

Duct cleaning helps with indoor air quality and efficiency, and can help reduce the stress on your system.

Has it been a while since your ductwork has been professionally cleaned? Call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., today and schedule a duct cleaning for your air conditioning system in Decatur.

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