Atlanta, Georgia – It’s odorless and invisible, but in large amounts, can kill in mere minutes. Every home should be equipped with a carbon monoxide detector to alert homeowners should an emergency arise.
“Carbon monoxide is created wherever gas, oil, wood, charcoal or kerosene is burned,” says Phil Montgomery, whose business Atlanta AC has provided exceptional HVAC service and maintenance for more than 40 years. “In homes with appliances that burn these types of fuel, it is essential that the appliance always remain in proper working order. If the appliance malfunctions, CO can be released into the airstream of unsuspecting homeowners.”
Atlanta, Georgia – The Energy Star label is something consumers have all seen, but few understand what it actually means. Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta cooling and Heating, a full furnace service repair company, explains what the blue label means to homeowners.
Atlanta, Georgia – The expenses of owning a home add up, but paying for your heating and cooling services doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg for Roswell residents. As summer approaches, you can save money on your AC bill each month by installing a programmable thermostat.
“For every degree a thermostat is lowered over an eight to twelve hour period, homeowners can save between one and three percent on their energy bills,” says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning, which provides Marietta residents with 24 hour heating and cooling service. “In a hot Atlanta summer, that can add up to significant savings for homeowners each year.”
Atlanta, Georgia – As temperatures hit freezing levels, homeowners search for ways to stay warm and save money. Using space heaters to heat the most used portions of your home is one effective way, but homeowners should be careful to follow all safety precautions when using portable space heaters.
Space heaters, whether electric, gas or propane are an effective way to heat small spaces or to heat only portions of a large home. The National Fire Protection Agency estimates that in 2010 heating equipment was involved in over 57,000 structure fires, and space heaters were the cause of approximately 32 percent of those fires.
“With proper safety precautions, homeowners don’t need to fear the use of space heaters,” says Phil Montgomery, Atlanta Air Conditioning and Heating services provider, who has provided furnace installation for more than 40 years. “There are many different kinds on the market, so it’s important for homeowners to first research which type will be best for their use.”
Atlanta, Georgia – Are you or your family constantly fighting allergies? Have you ever stopped to think why you might always be sneezing? It might not be that pollen – it could be something you’re breathing while sitting at home on your couch.
According to the Environmental Proection Agency most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. Spending that much time in an environment that contains indoor air pollutants might be the reason for your red eyes.
“Winter is a tough time for indoor air quality,” says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Air Conditioning. “Because it’s cold outside, we’re spending less time outside and more time in our homes. The cold air means we’re keeping our doors and windows closed, and that means any pollutants that may be building up have nowhere to escape to.”
Atlanta, Georgia – It’s probably happened to you, or at least someone close to you. It’s the middle of the night on the coldest or hottest day of the year and your heating or air conditioning unit fails. There’s no need to be left in an uncomfortable position, says Phil Montgomery, owner of a Decatur air conditioning and heating business.
The best way to head off an emergency is to be proactive – and that means keeping a regular maintenance schedule for your heater and air conditioner to avoid repair during the middle of the night, the dead of winter, or the hottest day of the year. Each year, homeowners should have thorough inspections of their heating and cooling units performed by licensed contractors. Inspections will discover leaks, rust, built-up soot, frayed wires and other potentially dangerous issues. Homeowners should also regularly replace air filters to ensure proper air flow.
Atlanta, Georgia – When hiring an air conditioning or furnace repair company, you want to be sure you are hiring the best company available for the best price available. But be sure you look at more than just price – hiring a company that doesn’t have the correct licensing or bonds can end up costing you a lot more in the long run.
What does licensing and bonding mean?
The most important thing to look for when hiring an Atlanta air conditioning company is whether that company is fully licensed and bonded. Hiring a bonded company can safeguard you against illegal practices and poor workmanship. A licensed company has been trained in proper practices and regulations concerning its service area.
Atlanta, Georgia – The cold winter months are here again. When was the last time you had your furnace checked? Is it time for a new unit to be installed?
Phil Montgomery, an Atlanta heating and air expert and owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning, offers some tips to help clients understand when it might be time to replace their heating unit.
The first thing to take into account when deciding whether to replace your furnace is the age of the unit.
“The usual life expectancy is 15-20 years, so if your unit is around this age, it’s probably time to start shopping,” says Montgomery, whose air conditioning repair business has more than 40 years of experience. “It’s best to replace your unit before an emergency happens so you give yourself time to research and make the best purchasing decision.”
Atlanta, Georgia – During the winter months, we break out our sweaters, hats and mittens and get ready to crank up the furnace to keep our homes toasty and warm. But have we ensured our furnace has been properly maintained in order to run efficiently all winter?
All furnaces, even energy efficient ones, need to be regularly checked and properly maintained to ensure proper function. Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning, offers some energy saving tips below.