Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Energy Efficiency’

Ways to Stay Cool without Using So Much AC

Monday, July 10th, 2017

woman-fan-hotIn the summer, all we want is to turn down the temperature on the thermostat as low as it can go and lay around the house, perhaps with a popsicle in hand or a nice frosty beverage. Of course, this isn’t always possible. First, you’ve likely got lots to do in the summer. Second, your air conditioner uses a lot of energy, and cranking up the AC will reflect poorly on your monthly bills and wear down the system a lot faster.

There are ways to help yourself and your family members to stay cool without using so much energy. Follow our tips and call our friendly team for air conditioning services throughout the Atlanta area.

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How Blown-In Insulation Pays Off All Year Long

Monday, February 20th, 2017

green-home-efficiencyIf you’re considering a home energy upgrade, adding insulation to the walls, attic, or crawlspaces may be one of the best steps to take. Many people only associate insulation with staying warm. You may have an insulated thermos for your coffee or an insulated jacket for cold weather. But it’s actually something that helps to keep your home cooler in the summer as well.

All in all, insulation can help homeowners to stay comfortable and save big throughout the year. Learn more about blown-in insulation in the guide below and take the right steps toward better home efficiency by calling in an expert today.

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Did You Know? Whole-House Heat Pumps Work All Year

Monday, February 6th, 2017

digital-thermostatA heat pump is a heating and cooling system in one. That doesn’t mean manufacturers combine a furnace—the conventional forced-air heating system—with an air conditioner in a single cabinet. Instead, a heat pump uses the same components for both heating and air conditioning. And it does this efficiently.

Read on for more information about this two-in-one system, or call our team for heat pump service in Roswell, GA.

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Schedule Your Home Energy Audit and Start Saving!

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Many people struggle to make their homes more efficient, especially during the coldest and hottest months of the year, when you have your home comfort equipment running all day and night. There are many ways that you could improve efficiency, allowing your heating and AC equipment to operate more smoothly, but it’s difficult for the average homeowner to pin down just what needs to be done.

That’s why you should schedule an energy audit with a qualified heating and air conditioning technician to find out what improvements you can make to your home together. Learn more in the guide below or call one of our friendly team members.

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5 Ways to Save Money in the Colder Months

Monday, November 28th, 2016

In Atlanta, we spend most of the year running our air conditioners—not our heaters. So when temperatures do start to drop, you might feel surprised to learn that your heating system is not as efficient as you’d thought.

The cost of heating your home in the winter may be comparable to the cost of cooling throughout the year, which is why we recommend taking a few steps to make your entire home work more efficiently.

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Why Do You Need Insulation in the Summer in Atlanta?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

We often think of insulation as keeping our homes warm throughout the heating season. That’s true: insulation does keep hot air in, and does significantly improve the energy efficiency of our homes in the winter. But insulation is equally important during the summer months, and many homeowners fail to realize the amount of energy they might save if they make sure their homes are well insulated throughout the year. If you’d like to speak to an insulation expert, call Air Conditioning Experts in Atlanta. We can show you the difference insulation can make for your home.

Forget fiberglass batting and foam panels; one of the best ways to insulate your home to maximize cooling this summer is with either spray foam or blown in insulation. Both are excellent solutions for retrofitting your attic, or adding insulation to poorly insulated walls or ceilings. They don’t require extensive remodeling or major demolition. Spray foam is an adhesive that can fill up any difficult to reach space, and blown-in insulation is flame-retardant recycled cellulose. Insulation keeps cool air in and hot air during the summer. Let’s look at the reasons why you need insulation this summer in Atlanta:

  • Energy-efficiency. By installing new insulation or replacing what’s there with a better material, insulation significantly reduces the amount of energy your system needs to keep cool this summer.
  • Reduced utility bills. Energy efficiency means cost-effectiveness. Not only will your use energy more economically, it will also save you money every day that you cool your home. Don’t throw your hard-earned cash out the window because of faulty insulation or the lack thereof.
  • Reduce condensation. Improving the insulation of your home can actually decrease any condensation problems you may have on your walls and ceilings by controlling the amount of heat transfer that takes place through the exterior of your home.
  • Eco-friendly. Insulation reduces energy costs and therefore saves non-renewable resources. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Still unconvinced? Talk to one of the insulation professionals at Air Conditioning Experts in Atlanta. We can show you in person why insulation is a great way to improve your home cooling system this summer.

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Air Conditioning Tip 1: Improving Ductwork Improves Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 8th, 2013

You rely on your forced air heating and cooling systems throughout the year. The efficiency and effectiveness of these systems in turn rely on the integrity of the ductwork running behind the walls, underneath the floorboards and in the ceilings above you. If these are impaired in any way, the results can be damaging to the quality and comfort of your indoor air as well as to your wallet. When the time comes to improve your ductwork in your Atlanta home, call a ductwork technician at Air Conditioning Experts.

There are a variety of different reasons to improve the ductwork in your home. Here are just a few:

  • Energy loss- If your heated or cooled air is obstructed or inhibited in any way as it travels from your heater or air conditioner to the interior of your home, then it is costing you money. Energy loss is common in forced air systems, but it can be exacerbated by problems in your ductwork. Sealing up cracks, repairing leaks and other improvements can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home.
  • Flooding- When water vapor cools in your ductwork, it can condense and leave behind small areas of standing water. This can create rust and can affect the integrity of your ducts in addition to becoming a breeding ground for microbial allergens.

There are still other reasons why improving your ductwork may be necessary. The ductwork in your home may have been installed incorrectly, for example. If your ducts were not installed by a certified and trained technician, then there is possibility that they are not working correctly. Furthermore, the components of your ductwork can become loose over time, opening themselves up for dirt, dust and debris. Ductwork can also be damaged during the construction of other projects in your home.

Energy efficiency and value go together. Making sure your ductwork is in solid working condition means improving the cost effectiveness of your home energy use. It also improves air quality and the comfort of your home. Don’t let poor ductwork get in your way. Call the Air Conditioning Experts in Atlanta today.

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