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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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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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4 Reasons to Join a Maintenance Program in the New Year

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

As the new year begins, it’s time to start making those changes you’ve wanted for the benefit of your family, your home, and your wallet. Joining a maintenance program may be just the start you need. Boost energy efficiency, worry less, and keep your home comfortable, so you can focus on all the other resolutions you’ve made for the year ahead.

Here are 4 reasons to sign up for a local maintenance program with an HVAC company.

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A Simple Way to Remember to Maintain Your Heating and Cooling Systems

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Routine maintenance will not fix your air conditioner or heater when it is broken. It is not something you call for in an emergency, and there is no alarm or notification built into your HVAC system to remind you to schedule maintenance. Routine HVAC maintenance is so important for the life and efficiency of your cooling and heating systems, but we understand that it’s easy to forget.

Nearly any HVAC technician will tell you to seek services for your heating equipment and for your cooling equipment at least once a year. And there is an easy way to remember: signing up for a maintenance program from a local contractor.

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4 Reasons Your Furnace May Not Work Properly This Year

Monday, October 31st, 2016

How do you know whether your furnace will really make it through the colder weather this year? You don’t. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that you’ll have consistent heat throughout the winter.

And sometimes, there’s a reason your furnace is not going to perform the way it should. Check out some of the reasons heating systems struggle through the winter, and see what you can do this season to make things a little easier and a lot more comfortable.

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How to Get Your Furnace Ready for the Cold

Monday, October 24th, 2016

It’s that time of year when we remind homeowners to prepare their homes for the colder weather ahead. It doesn’t stay cold for long in our service area, but when temperatures drop, we start to get a lot of emergency calls for furnaces that are not working properly. Prepare now, so that you’re not dealing with major issues later on! Here’s how you can start getting your furnace ready for the cold.

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Saving Money with Home Automation

Monday, September 26th, 2016

More and more homeowners are discovering the benefits of improving their homes with advanced controls via home automation. What’s home automation? When you have a system installed, contractors can hook up multiple parts of your home—the AC system, lights, and security systems, for example—to the Wi-Fi. Then, you can control them from an app on your phone!

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Why We Recommend Heat Pumps

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

If you have a whole-home heating and cooling system in your home, it most likely consists of two completely separate units: a furnace and an air conditioner. While they may both use the air ducts and perhaps even the same blower components, they have separate parts that work quite differently. A furnace uses gas or electricity to heat the home. And if yours is electric, it  probably uses quite a bit of energy every time it’s cold out.

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What Can Go Wrong If You Don’t Schedule Duct Sealing

Monday, August 18th, 2014

To some homeowners, ductwork can be the great unknown. This is because it isn’t visible and makes no noise (and shouldn’t). However, ductwork can be faulty or damaged, causing you and your air conditioner problems. A great solution for faulty ductwork in Roswell is duct sealing, but it’s important to schedule duct sealing with professionals, like the ones at Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., to ensure your ducts are sealed properly. Faulty ductwork can lead to multiple problems which will continue if your ductwork is left unrepaired. Here are a few types of problems that can arise:

Problems with Faulty Ductwork

  • High energy bills – air loss can be a big energy suck for your air conditioning system. In fact, faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of total air loss in a system. This loss of cool air has to be compensated for by your air conditioner, and the only way to do that is to use more energy so that your system can cool more.
  • Uneven cooling – when certain vents are less functional than others due to cracks, holes or disconnections, it can result in uneven cooling, which presents as hot and cold spots throughout your home. Unless the vents are repaired, uneven cooling will continue, putting stress on your AC system and decreasing your indoor comfort.
  • Excess humidity – holes, cracks and broken seals in ductwork allow outside moisture into your air stream, which gets delivered directly to your home. Excess humidity can compromise comfort and promote the growth of mold, mildew and dust mites, which can be bad for allergy sufferers in your home.
  • Reduced indoor air quality – in addition to humidity, different particles can be sucked into the air in your ductwork via cracks and holes, reducing the overall air quality in your home. This can include dangerous “backdrafting” where exhaust fumes from combustion appliances enter into your indoor air.

How Does Duct Sealing Help? When your ducts are professionally sealed, holes and cracks are professionally repaired with mastic, a bonding agent, that closes the openings permanently. Sections are bound together with metal bindings, and collapsed sections of ductwork are either repaired and reconnected, or replaced. Duct sealing in Roswell can restore your energy efficiency and comfort, while also improving your indoor air quality.

If you are in need of professional duct maintenance call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., today and see how duct sealing can help you and your home.

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Why Add a Dehumidifier to Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Humidity is as much a part of Georgia summers as fresh peaches and barbeques. The great thing about your air conditioning system is that it helps remove humidity, but during periods of excessive humidity (which can be frequent in our part of the world), your air conditioner works harder and may not remove all the humidity from your indoor air. Humidity in your indoor air can mean discomfort, something no one wants to deal with in the middle of a hot summer. One of the best ways to combat excessive humidity is to install a whole-home dehumidifier to your air conditioning system in Roswell.

Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Humidity doesn’t just make things feel hotter and stickier, it can actually cause problems that can affect those in your home. Here are some of the benefits you can experience with a whole-home dehumidifier:

  • Better health – viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and dust mites thrive when the humidity level is over 60%. Considering the average summer humidity in Georgia is 57-89%, having a whole-home dehumidifier can help keep your allergy sufferers from having frequent attacks, as well as keeping the rest of your home healthier.
  • Energy efficiency – when it’s excessively humid outside, your AC has to work harder to achieve the same indoor temperature as when it’s not. Not only will your air conditioner run harder, it will also run more frequently. A whole-home dehumidifier takes the extra moisture away ahead of the air conditioner, allowing it to work as if the excess humidity wasn’t there. This means less work and cycling for your AC, which helps with better energy efficiency.
  • Better comfort – humidity sticks to everything, including your skin; this is why humidity makes everything feel clammy. In your home, the temperature may be much cooler than the outside, but if the humidity level is still elevated, your home won’t feel cool and dry, it will feel cool and clammy – similar to the inside of a refrigerator.

Don’t Feel Like a Wet Blanket This Summer

Excess humidity can compromise your indoor air quality on several levels, defeating the purpose of having an air conditioner in the first place.

Call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., and schedule an appointment to speak to one of our consultants about installing a whole-home dehumidifier to your air conditioner in Roswell.

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