Alpharetta, GA – December 22 was the first official day of winter. Is your home ready? You can save time and money by ensuring your home is prepared for the dropping temperatures. Phil Montgomery of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning offers his top tips on winterizing your home. (more…)
Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning owner Phil Montgomery always looks for ways to help his homeowners find the most efficient and cost effective ways to heat and cool their homes. One way some homeowners can recognize energy savings is through the use of a hybrid heating system.
How might a hybrid heating system work in your Atlanta home?
But what exactly is a hybrid heating system?
“A hybrid heating system is a combination of a heat pump and a gas furnace,” says Montgomery. “They offer efficiency and great comfort levels, while also offering homeowners smaller carbon footprints.” (more…)
Summertime is not exactly the time we stop and think about heating repair or heating services, but it should be. Cooler temperatures in Atlanta can creep up on you faster than you think, and if your furnace has not been performing as you would like, then summer is a perfect time to have it checked out before the cold weather rush sets in.
Many people are not aware of how long their heating systems might work before they need replaced. If your furnace installation was over 25 years ago, you should plan on having it replaced. If you are not sure how old your system is, you can call a reputable furnace repair company to inspect your system and make the necessary recommendations.
Professional heating repairmen have the knowledge and training it takes to assess your residential heating system in Atlanta in order to find and correct potential problems. If you have noticed your system is not cycling properly and seems to be turning on and off too frequently, this can be a sure sign that something is wrong. If you have a newer system, it may be as simple as moving your thermostat to the correct place in your home, or that your home is not properly insulated, or possibly the duct work is not installed properly; but the only way to determine these things is to have it checked by calling for central heating repair services.
There are many different air conditioning systems available these days that are best suited for your environment. Because Georgia has such a diverse range of temperatures from its mountains to its coastal areas, when it comes to installing an air conditioner in your home, one size does not fit all. When you are shopping around for home air conditioning service, it pays to do your homework. Hopefully, you have a good relationship established with a local HVAC company that is up to date on all the latest technology and systems available. If not, then with a little research, a good company is easy to find.
First of all, you want to make sure the company has been established for a number of years and that they can install and perform air conditioning service and maintenance when you need it. Are they licensed, insured, and do they have good reviews on their website and on the Internet. Do they offer installation and AC repair on different units such as gas, electric, oil, hybrids, etc.
Due to the evolving technological advances in the HVAC industry, there are a lot more affordable AC systems available now than ever before. If you feel it’s time for a new system, it pays to shop around. The best place to start is by asking your friends or neighbors to offer suggestions or to make recommendations for a reputable company that provides air conditioning installations. You can also use the Internet to find reputable companies these days.
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.”
A two-stage unit, however, operates on two levels. That means that on the hottest days, it will work at the highest level, and on milder days it will operate at a lower level. A two-stage unit has increased energy efficiency because it isn’t running on full blast every time you use it. That means lower energy bills for you.
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.
“For many homeowners, they may make decisions about their homes heating and cooling system simply with maintaining a budget in mind,” says Montgomery. “While we know everyone looks at the bottom line, sometimes when that is all we look at, it can lead to problems. There are a few things I see and hear that I’d like homeowners to know are not in their best interest.”
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.” (more…)
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.”