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3 Potential Repairs for Your Central AC System

April 6th, 2020
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As the temperatures start to rise in Georgia, it is reassuring to know that you have a working and reliable air conditioner that will keep you comfortable. The question is, however, are you sure that your AC is actually going to be as reliable as you believe it will be?

If you skipped your maintenance appointment last spring or you didn’t have your technician come by to check on your system at the end of the cooling season, you may have an air conditioning unit that has a repair need that you don’t know about. And this can be problematic because you might become uncomfortably aware of that repair need at the worst possible time. As you prepare to switch from heating to cooling your home, be aware of some of the potential repairs you may need and how to identify them before your system breaks down in the middle of July.

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Can I Still Fix a Refrigerant Leak?

March 23rd, 2020
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Spring is here, which means summer is fast approaching. Whether you have taken time to think about it or not, you should be turning your mind to mull over the condition of your AC unit. While there are still clouds and rain around Buford, we all know how quickly the weather and shift to warmth and humidity.

Now is the best time to have a professional out to your home to give your air conditioning system a good once over. This will allow them to look for any potential areas that need to be tuned up or even alert you to any incoming needs for AC repair in Buford, GA.

One such potential problem that you would want to be aware of ahead of time is a refrigerant leak.

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Ducted or Ductless: Which AC System is Best for You?

March 9th, 2020
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That’s it! Last summer was the last season that you are going to sweat through while trying to achieve comfort through a window AC unit. You are done with this system and you are going to reach out for AC installation in Buford…as soon as you decide on what type of new system you want to install.

Not sure whether you should invest in ducts or not? Let us help by providing you with some helpful information.

There are so many air conditioning systems on the market nowadays and you have a lot to choose from in terms of efficiency and power. However, one choice that you can decide on early that will help you narrow the field is whether you want a ducted or ductless system.

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Time To Check on Your AC System

February 24th, 2020
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Lately, the weather hasn’t exactly been warm so you haven’t been thinking about your air conditioning system all that much. If anything you might be looking forward to a day of high temperatures and iced tea. But before we reach that sweltering season, we want to make sure that your HVAC system, specifically your AC, is ready for what is to come.

Now is actually the perfect time to look into getting your air conditioner into fighting shape. After all, what better time to get a system worked on than when you don’t need it!

If you aren’t 100% sure about scheduling a check-up for your AC unit, we want to give you some information on why opting for early maintenance and repairs benefits you.

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Smell Gas? Call for Furnace Repairs ASAP!

February 10th, 2020
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If you haven’t used your furnace in a while you may notice a strange smell when you kick it on for the first time that year. In most cases, that strange smell can be attributed to a little bit of build-up of dirt, debris, and dust. Dust happens and thankfully you should be able to avoid these smells by scheduling maintenance before you start up your furnace each year so a technician can make sure everything is clean and ready to go.

However, if you’ve been running your furnace throughout winter and you discover that you are noticing another strange smell, you should pay close attention.

If it smells like gas or sulfur, you need to shut down your furnace and call for furnace repair in Buford, GA immediately.

Here is why.

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How to Tell Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

January 27th, 2020
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Buford can see pretty cold weather during the winter months. However, this is following the multiple months of harsh heat and humidity we endure during summer. When you have a heat pump, this system will most certainly see you through the year in complete comfort. Whether you need heating or cooling, your heat pump has you covered.

However, because you use one great system for year-round comfort, it also means your heat pump sees a lot more wear and tear. And let’s be honest, the last thing anyone wants if for their heater to break down in the middle of a cold spell.

That is what our heating services in Buford, GA are for thankfully. All you need to do is reach out when your heat pump starts showing signs of an issue. But to do this, you need to know what to look for.

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Key Services That Invest in Your Heating System

January 13th, 2020
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When you think about your heating system you probably consider how happy you are when it is working well. Maybe you go as far as to think about how annoying it is when your heater breaks down. But do you ever think about what you could do to invest in the operational efficiency and longevity of your heater?

Believe it or not, there are several services that you can schedule that will help your heating unit accomplish its job throughout the cooler months, whether it be a heat pump or a furnace. We want you to know about how beneficial these services are so you can stay comfortable for years to come. All you need to do is keep reading to learn more (and of course when you need a heating HVAC contractor in Lawrenceville, GA make sure you reach out to our team!)

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Effective Water Heater Repairs Prevent the Cold Shower

December 30th, 2019
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Maybe it was an abrupt temperature change halfway through your morning shower. Or maybe you noticed that the water was getting cooler and cooler each night when you rinsed off. However you picked up on it, the fact is that your hot water is disappearing. And it is likely because of your hot water heater.

Similarly to your heating system losing the ability to produce appropriately warm air, your water heater’s inability to create hot water is a sign that there is something wrong with this vital home comfort system. And in both of these cases your response should be the same: contacting a professional to get the issue repaired.The key difference is that in this scenario you are calling a plumber.

However, you likely don’t want to wait until your hot water is gone before you reach out for a fix. So, what are the signs that your water heater is struggling that you can watch for before your shower gets icy?

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3 Benefits of Annual HVAC System Maintenance

December 16th, 2019
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By all accounts, you believe that your heater is working perfectly well, thank you very much. The home is warm, there are no weird noises, and your bills are reasonable (aside from that one day Jimmy thought it would be funny to crank up the temp). So, if everything is running smoothly, why should you bother with scheduling maintenance for your heating system?

In short: because you want that system to keep running well.

Heating system maintenance has all sorts of benefits for your system that end up paying off in the long run. What seems like a small investment actually turns out to be a pretty major impact on the ability of your heater to do its job.

But let’s touch on the specifics so you can understand exactly how beneficial maintenance is for your heater.

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Is A Furnace Repair Worth the Cost?

December 2nd, 2019
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You’ve been trying to ignore that weird noise that your furnace heater has been making for a long while but you just can’t push it off anymore. At first you thought it may have just been a “quirk” that your furnace developed with its age. However, it only got louder and more aggressive and now you’re noticing that the heating doesn’t seem to be working just right.

It can be all too easy to put off this necessary service off, however. Maybe you can just get used to the noise, or perhaps you can simply use the heater a little less. The truth is thought that you are far better off getting a repair done now.

It’s time to face the music: your heater is due for furnace repair Buford, GA.

Why? Let us explain.

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