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.”
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…)