The dog days of summer are here, and you’re probably running your AC around the clock. But that doesn’t mean you need to shell out a fortune to keep your home cool. In addition to servicing your unit, as we discussed earlier this month, here are some other tips from Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning. (more…)
Atlanta, GA – It seems like August is always the hottest month, and by now, you’re probably tired of seeing the numbers going up, not just on the thermometer, but on your energy bills. While air conditioners are wonderful to keep your family from feeling like you’re melting in the heat, the price tags associated with your comfort are sometimes hard to swallow. (more…)
Atlanta, GA – Summer is time to have fun in the sun, but it may also bring unwanted allergy symptoms for some. If you can’t get relief from your allergies, even in the comfort of your home, it’s time to think about having your air conditioning unit serviced.
How can servicing your AC help? Indoor allergies are often due to things inside your home. No matter how much you clean, dust particles still settle in your air ducts, and when your AC runs, these particles get redistributed all over your home. But that’s not all, your AC can also blow around pet dander, dust mites and other annoyances that can trigger your allergies. (more…)
Atlanta, GA – The dog days of summer are upon us, and we know that when your air conditioning unit isn’t functioning properly, it can be miserable for your family. If you’re wondering if you need to schedule an AC repair visit, here is a checklist of common AC problems to check first.
The first place you should always look is the filter. An old, dirty or inefficient air filter can make your air conditioner stop working well. It’s important that homeowners know how often to change their filters, and during the summer, months, check them regularly for visible dirt and dust. Since your AC will be running more frequently, that means your filter is working overtime, too, so you may need to replace it more often than you normally would. (more…)
The sole function of an air conditioner is to remove warm air from the home and to replace it with cool air. In the process, the warm air is typically moist and humid, so when it’s replaced with cooler air, the humidity is also removed in the process.
Indoor air is moved over the refrigerant (cooling) coils of your AC unit and through the process of condensation, the heat is removed and the moisture exits the home via a condensation line. So, yes, air conditioning can effectively dehumidify your home; however, there may be circumstances where the AC is not enough. (more…)
When it comes to your AC not working as well as it should it might be something as simple as changing your air filter. Not many people realize the importance that an air conditioner filter has on the unit’s performance and longevity. An HVAC filter does exactly what its name implies: it filters the air. Not only that, it filters out dust, dog and cat hair, dander, dust mites, and even mold spores. (more…)
The best time to schedule AC service and maintenance is in the spring, ideally in the months of April and May. Those who live within the metro Atlanta area know that we experience all four seasons to their fullest extent: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Because of this, your outside AC unit will most likely sit dormant for at least five months over fall and winter and into early spring. If you did not have your unit serviced and prepared for the winter and early spring months, then it was most likely exposed to some pretty harsh conditions from rain, sleet, falling leaves, pollen, dust, and debris. (more…)
You never give much thought to your heating and air until it breaks down and stops working. Sure, somewhere in the back of your mind you know the system has few years on it, but you keep hoping it will last until you can afford to replace it with a new one—but it never seems to work out quite that way for many of us. (more…)
Have you ever noticed that every time you leave your house for a few hours during the summer months and upon return there is a musty, mildew smell? Chances are that you have looked for the culprit or the source of this smell but were unable to determine exactly where it was coming from: It is most likely your air conditioner, and placing a call for AC repair is your best bet for ridding your home of the unpleasant odor.
Why would you call in a professional who specializes in heating and cooling services to rid your house of mildew? If you choose to ignore the mildew smell, and it goes unchecked, you may eventually become noseblind and not even notice it anymore, but rest assured, your visitors will. (more…)
With winter only a few months away, now is a good time to start thinking about ways to keep energy costs at a minimum. The rising prices of natural gas and electricity can make it more and more difficult to be able to afford keeping your thermostat at a comfortable temperature. There is hope, however, and there are many different ways to keep your energy bill from getting out of hand when the mercury dips.
- Insulation: Check areas such as your attic, basement, crawlspace, and behind the walls of your home for insulation; the thicker the insulation, the higher the R-Factor. If you presently have insulation but are not sure how old it is, you can have it checked by a professional heating contractor. Insulation degrades with age, and over time, it should be replaced for greater energy savings. There are several different types of insulation that work well in different areas of your home. If you find the recommended areas in your home are not insulated, your heating systems will work overtime to keep you warm and your energy is literally going through the roof.