Is it time to invest in a new air conditioner for your home? In your research, you may have come across the terms single-stage and two-stage. Do you know what that means, or how to choose the right one for you? Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning, explains what you need to know.
“The biggest difference between these units is the type of compressor the unit uses,” says Montgomery. “A single-stage air conditioner uses a compressor that only has one level of operation. That means it will only cool your home at maximum blast.” (more…)
When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, there are probably some common myths you may believe to be true. As the weather is cooling down and homeowners are turning to their thermostats to warm their homes, Phil Montgomery of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning dispels some myths and offers homeowners some tips. (more…)
Do you know that it is important to winterize your HVAC unit? If you ensure your unit is ready for the winter, you can reduce wintery drafts and ensure the life of your unit.
“Start by sealing off your air conditioning vents,” says owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning Phil Montgomery. “This can eliminate drafts from entering your home. If you can keep the cold air out, the can ensure your furnace works as efficiently as possible.”
Do you know the importance of duct cleaning? Has it been a while since you’ve had your home’s air ducts cleaned out? If so, it’s a good idea to schedule a professional service appointment before running your heater this winter.
“Your air ducts are a great place for dirt and other debris to accumulate,” says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning. “When you run your heater for the first time, all that dirt and debris will get mixed in with your air, spreading the particles throughout your home.” (more…)
Do you know how to select the right thermostat for your needs? It may seem like a trivial thing to consider, but the type of thermostat you choose can have a major impact on the comfort of your home, and your wallet.
“Today, there are so many choices when it comes to thermostats,” says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning. “It can be overwhelming to determine which is right for your home. There are three main types of thermostats, but then a host of options in each of those categories.”
Atlanta, GA – It’s November, which means cooler weather will soon be upon us. And before the cold really sets in, you want to be sure your gas furnace will be able to function properly to keep your family comfortable. Follow these tips from the experts at Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning to troubleshoot potential problems with your furnace. (more…)
Installing a new furnace is a big decision for any home owner, and if may be one you try to put off for as long as you can. But if you’ve spent the last few winters making continuous repairs to your heating unit, it’s probably time for an upgrade. A new furnace will operate more efficiently, lowering your energy costs and making your home more comfortable in the process.
The first step is researching the type of furnace to have installed. The life of a typical furnace is 15 to 20 years, and there are so many choices in just about every price range. According to Angie’s List, the average cost of a new furnace, powered by natural gas, is between $2,500 and $14,000. The average cost for installation is between $2,000 and $8,000. (more…)
If you are making the decision to purchase a new furnace or heating system for your home, you need to be sure you factor the efficiency rating of the unit into your decision. But do you understand what that rating means?
“A furnace efficiency rating explains how well your unit uses energy,” says Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning owner Phil Montgomery. “This helps determine how much it will cost to heat your home when the weather gets cold. The higher the rating means the greater the amount of heat provided for the amount of energy used.” (more…)
The temperatures may still be spiking, but it’s time to start thinking about fine-tuning your furnace in preparation for winter. While it is always a good idea to schedule an appointment with a certified HVAC technician to inspect your unit every year, there are some things you can do to ensure your unit is ready for the cooler temperatures.
Before running your furnace for the first time, be sure you replace your air filter. Just as with your AC, your furnace’s efficiency is partially determined by whether it is running with a clean air filter or not. A dirty air filter can mean your furnace won’t work as efficiently, can restrict the air flow and can even lead to higher energy bills. (more…)
If heavy rains hit the area and flood your AC unit, do you know what to do to protect your air conditioner? Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning offers some tips to help.
“A flooded air conditioner can cause a host of problems,” says Montgomery. “But before you jump in to try to save your unit, it’s important to assess the situation to ensure your safety.”