Atlanta, GA – It’s important to change your air filter on a regular basis, typically about every three months. But sometimes, especially when your HVAC unit is running regularly, it may be necessary to change it out more often. But why does the filter get so dirty in the first place? (more…)
Atlanta, GA – As the temperature stays on the cold side, you’re probably tired of seeing expensive energy bills. To heat your home efficiently and save money on your bills each month, follow these tips by Atlanta heating and cooling expert Phil Montgomery.
If you’re tired of high energy bills in the winter, follow these tips for heating your home more efficiently.
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.
If you think your air filter is really not all that important, think again. If an AC air filter is left unchanged it can ruin your unit and even burn up the motor because the unit has to work that much harder. In turn, the unit will cycle more, use more energy, and your house will not be as comfortable as it needs to be. A dirty air conditioner filter can even add to higher levels of humidity in your home which can lead to mold and mildew. (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.
If you suffer from summer allergies even while inside your home, it may be time to think about servicing your AC.
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…)
If you’re like me (or really any human being) your worst fear is your air conditioner dying in the middle of a hot sweltering day. Air Conditioning units are usually pretty robust but like any electrical unit they are prone to break down after consistent use.
But lucky for you just because they aren’t working now doesn’t mean the AC can’t be repaired. No need to worry about having to spend an insane amount of money to get it replaced, AC repair might just be a few simple steps away.
Now depending on what kind of air conditioning system you’re using there are going to be different solutions. But whether you’re using a simple window AC or central air the problems aren’t that different from one another. But for this article I’m going to tell you how to get your central AC working properly.
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.
While opting to install a central air conditioning unit may seem extravagant, there are factors to consider before opting to buy a split type or window type air conditioner. Central air conditioning has its pros and cons. But before thinking of the cons, try to consider the benefits if you decide to have one installed.
There are some factors that could affect your decision making process in purchasing central air conditioning. Depending on your budget and your willingness, these factors can help you decide:
April is the time of year when the weather is a little like a roller coaster ride. Cool to cold mornings can quickly escalate into warm or hot afternoons. If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area, then you know what it’s like to switch between your heating and cooling on the same day throughout the month. Switching back and forth between heating and cooling is normal for this time of year but it can also be stressful for your unit. That’s why April is a good time for routine AC maintenance in an effort to prevent the need of AC repair services down the road.
Routine AC maintenance will save you from making a call in the middle of July for AC repair services during the height of summer when you really need to keep cool. This should be performed at least once a year, sometimes twice, depending on your climate and outdoor conditions. Extreme pollen and dust can cause you to change out your filters more often, and whether you realize it or not, your filter plays a big role in the proper functioning of clean air and good air flow. A dirty filter can substantially cut down on proper air flow, and this can cause the unnecessary need for air conditioning services and repairs.
When you place a service call for home AC repair, it’s a good idea to take advantage of that time and ask the technician to perform an overall residential air conditioning inspection while he is there; especially if you have noticed a few signs that your furnace or cooling system are not up to par.
Atlanta, GA – How often should your home’s air filters really be changed? The answer to that question depends on a few factors. Phil Montgomery of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning explains more. (more…)