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Insulation Tip 1: Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Spray foam insulation is an excellent way to make your home more energy efficient. Spray foam both insulates and seals your home, so call the insulation professionals at Air Conditioning Experts if you would like to know more about adding spray foam to your home.

Here are some of the benefits of spray foam insulation:

Spray foam can easily fill all cracks where you are losing air so that you get a proper seal. This product also offers complete insulation in areas that are hard to reach, which can improve overall home performance. You can save a lot on heating and air conditioning costs by adding insulation and sealing off all air leaks. Spray foam insulation comes in different R-values, so call an HVAC contractor who is knowledgeable about the different varieties.

Spray foam insulation will also stick to a variety of construction materials so that you can install it pretty much anywhere in your home.  Proper insulation and air sealing can also improve indoor air quality in addition to creating energy savings and more home comfort. Most people forget that adding more insulation is also a noise reducer, so you get a quieter, more efficient, and more comfortable home.

Spray foam should only be installed by a certified insulation contractor who has experience with this type of insulation and will install it properly and according to local codes. Feel free to call the Atlanta insulation installers at Air Conditioning Experts to answer your questions you may have about spray foam insulation.

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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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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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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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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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