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Most Common HVAC Repairs New Homeowners Should Know About

November 27th, 2023

If you’re a new homeowner, congratulations! Although owning your home is a daunting undertaking, it’s a great investment in your future. As a new homeowner, it’s especially important to learn the basics of things to be on the lookout for regarding your home’s major systems. 

When it comes to your HVAC system, which is a fairly pricy piece of equipment, it’s essential to know the things that can go wrong. When money is tight after a new home purchase, it pays to invest the time in learning about ways to save money by being a savvy homeowner. Let’s go over the most common HVAC repairs you’ll probably have to deal with someday.

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What Happens When You Avoid Heating Maintenance

November 13th, 2023

Here in Georgia, homeowners rely less on their heating than on air conditioning. With our mild winters, heating system maintenance is a service you may be tempted to skip out on, thinking it’s not that necessary. But regular tune-ups are one of the most important heating services we provide.

It doesn’t matter if you have a central furnace, a heat pump, or a mini split to heat your home in the winter–they all need to be tuned up ideally in the fall before you start relying on them for heat. Let’s go over what can happen if you avoid scheduling this essential service. 

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How Better Indoor Air Quality Helps You Sleep at Night

October 16th, 2023
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A good night’s sleep makes all the difference to your physical and mental well-being. Anyone who hasn’t slept well knows how it affects you the next day. From memory loss to mood swings, not getting enough sleep has many detrimental effects not just in the short-term, but in the long-term as well.

More and more studies have shown how much of an effect a home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) has on the quality of sleep for its inhabitants. For example, people who live in areas with moderate to high air pollution are 60% more likely to suffer from poor sleep compared to those living in areas with cleaner air.

But even common indoor pollutants such as dust, mold, pollen, pet dander, and allergens are found in just about any home, circulating in the air you breathe inside and affecting sleep quality. If you want to improve your sleep quality, consider indoor air quality services such as the installation of a whole house air purifier. 

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5 Things To Do Before Turning Your Heater On This Season

October 2nd, 2023
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Fall is here and with it comes many things: pumpkin spice lattes, shopping for Halloween decorations, and the changing of the leaves. And here in Georgia, it marks the transition from hot, humid weather to pleasantly warm autumn days.

This transition from hot to cooler temperatures means you’ll also be making the switch from using your AC to your heating system. But before you switch it on for the first time, there are some things DIY tasks you should complete. Let’s go over 5 easy tasks you can do to make sure your heater is ready for the cooler weather. 

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Combat Wildfire Smoke with Air Filtration Systems

September 18th, 2023

Here in Georgia, we’ve experienced an uptick in the amount of days where the air quality has been bad to downright unbreathable. Wildfire smoke from wildfires in Canada managed to reach homes here, prompting advisories that people should refrain from outdoor activities. 

When wildfire smoke infiltrates our area, portable air filters can only do so much. Let’s look at some indoor air quality services that are available to you. These can help combat not only wildfire smoke but pollutants that are in the air 365 days a year.

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Benefits of End-of-Season AC Maintenance

September 4th, 2023

As summer winds down to a close and fall beckons with cooler temperatures and shorter days, you may be thinking that you’ll soon be able to forget about your air conditioner. However, an unexpected bout of scorching weather after Labor Day is something we’re certainly used to here in Georgia.

If you didn’t schedule air conditioning maintenance this year, you may be surprised to hear us tell you that now is a great time to do so. Sure, before you start using your AC in the spring is the absolute ideal time, but fall is a good time to get it done. Here are some benefits of end-of-season AC maintenance.

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When Should You Replace Your HVAC System?

August 21st, 2023

“When should you replace your HVAC system” might seem like a trick question, but it’s not. You may be thinking the obvious answer is, “When it stops working,” but it’s a little more nuanced than that. 

From an expensive repair bill on an outdated system to one that’s costing an arm and a leg in utility bills, there are some less-than-obvious reasons why you might want to replace your HVAC system other than a complete system failure. Let’s go over them now.

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Don’t Ignore These Water Heater Issues

August 7th, 2023

We’re in the dog days of summer and you’re possibly trying to make the most of it. The last thing you want to worry about before hosting visitors from out of town, throwing a big Labor Day barbecue, or leaving for vacation is having your water heater break down. 

When your water heater is showing small signs that it’s having issues, the worst thing you can do is ignore the warning signs that something is wrong. We know it’s never convenient to schedule water heater service, but you don’t want a small problem to become a major issue. Here are some warning signs that you need to call us for water heater repair.

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Central AC or Mini Split for AC Replacement?

July 24th, 2023

The heat and humidity we experience in Georgia are no joke. When it’s time for AC replacement, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a central air conditioning system. It’s understandable. These systems are tried-and-true methods of cooling down your home.

However, if you’ve done any research on new air conditioning systems, you’ve undoubtedly read about heat pumps and mini splits. A mini split is actually a ductless version of a heat pump. That means it doesn’t rely on ductwork to deliver the conditioned air to your home.

There are many pros and cons to both central air conditioners and ductless mini splits. Let’s go over these so you can truly make the best choice for your home comfort.

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5 Signs You Need AC Repair Pronto

July 10th, 2023

We’re well into summer and by now, you should have a good idea of how your air conditioner is performing. How would you rate its ability to keep your home comfortable so far? Does it get an A+ or is it failing miserably?

When it comes to the head and humidity of a Georgia summer, your AC doesn’t get an A for effort. If you’re AC isn’t keeping your home cool and the humidity low, it’s time to call us for AC repair. Let’s go over 5 AC issues and what could be causing them.

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