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Why You Need to Check Your AC Filter

September 7th, 2020

Have you ever thought about what goes on inside your air conditioning in Atlanta, GA? If not, we don’t blame you, not a lot of individuals do! That’s our job. However, our job is also to give you the tools to make sure your AC system works well. That is why we want to tell you more about the best defense against dirt-based problems in your AC unit: your air filter.

Believe it or not, this little membrane has a big job to do. Let us tell you a bit more about why your air filter is so important to your comfort and your air conditioner’s operation.

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The Problem With a Dirty Evaporator Coil

August 24th, 2020
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Do you know what the evaporator coil in your air conditioner does? This part of your system is responsible for cycling refrigerant so that it can absorb heat from the air blown over the coils. This coil is quite vital to the cooling process. With that said, it makes sense that when something goes wrong with the coil, it will impact the comfort in your home.

But, wait, can dirt really have that big of an impact on your air conditioner? The truth is, yes, when dirt starts to collect on your evaporator coil it is going to hinder the cooling process. Here is the reason why a dirty evaporator coil is such a problem and how to avoid it.

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It Is Never Too Late For AC Maintenance

August 10th, 2020
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Okay maybe “never” isn’t quite right. If your air conditioner is completely broken down and inoperable, then it is too late for maintenance, and for repairs too. However, if your AC is still working and simply hasn’t gotten its yearly tune-up yet, you are in luck–
American Comfort Heating and Cooling can still provide the service you need.

Maintenance that is scheduled late in the season will always be a better option than skipping this service entirely. This is especially true if you want to avoid that breakdown from occurring early!

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What are the Perks of a Heat Pump?

July 27th, 2020
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Heat pump mini splits are systems that are ideal for home comfort all year long. Whether you need to install a system into a home that’s been struggling to get by with a window AC unit, or you need to replace a faltering central air conditioner, a heat pump is a great choice for the modern Georgia home. And we can provide the services that get this system installed properly.

When it comes to choosing a comfort system you want to make sure you find the one that suits your needs best. When you are thinking over your Atlanta, GA HVAC system options, you should take some time to consider the benefits that can come with a heat pump.

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Why is Your AC Icy?

July 13th, 2020

When the temperature turns up in Georgia, most of us want to keep things cool in our homes–downright chilly in some cases. With that said, you don’t want your air conditioner to get too cold. What we mean by that is that sometimes, your AC system might seem to get colder than your home and will ice over–and this isn’t a good thing.

All too often homeowners believe that scraping that ice off their system is the solution and then they can just continue on with running their AC. This couldn’t be further from the truth and here’s why.

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Does Your AC Need to Retire?

June 29th, 2020
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This is not the season to find out that the air conditioner that has served your home for years has given up the ghost. However, all too many people encounter a system that is in need of retirement right when they need its cooling comfort the most. If you have recently noticed your AC isn’t up to the task like usual, you aren’t alone.

Check out these indicators that your AC needs to be replaced so you can be prepared for the switch ahead of time.

If your air conditioner needs to be replaced, you will want to get this service taken care of ASAP so you can enjoy the benefit of having an effective and efficient cooling unit again. But maybe you are worried that you might be jumping the gun and replacing an AC that just needs repairs. We want to help.

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Why Only Professionals Should Be Allowed to Service Your AC

June 15th, 2020

When your air conditioner starts to stutter and struggle to do its job, it means you likely need an AC repair service. All too often though we have arrived at a home after someone has tried to resolve this issue using an amateur’s services or a DIY solution. We want to let you know that this route never pays off–you should always reach out to a professional HVAC contractor in Decatur.

If you have a question about why professional HVAC work is always worth it we are happy to answer your queries. You should know exactly why it is better to have a professional perform your system repairs.

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How Is My AC Supposed To Work?

June 1st, 2020
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Your air conditioner is an important part of your home. While it may not be something that provides you with a meal or offer you a cushioned place to read, it makes those activities a lot better simply by keeping you cool. Imagine how uncomfortable curling up with a book would be without a source of cool air!

Yes, your AC is important and it is also a complicated system. Most people think of the operation of their unit in terms of “if it works it works” and leave it at that. Now, we don’t want to get into too much detail but we do want to give you a quick overview of how your AC does what it does so you can have a better idea of what to look for when it isn’t operating quite right.

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5 Sounds That Indicate You Need AC Repairs

May 18th, 2020
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There are sounds that you enjoy hearing during the summer season: kids splashing in the pool, food cooking on the grill, the music of crickets, and the steady hum of your air conditioner.

Along with this, there are sounds you definitely don’t want to hear during the summer. For example, if you walk outside to do some gardening and notice that your air conditioner’s outdoor unit is emitting a particularly awful screeching noise, it is going to be an event that ruins your day for a couple of reasons: one, that noise is irksome and two, it means you need to schedule an AC repair in Buford before your system breaks down.

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Why Consider Upgrading to an Inverter AC

May 4th, 2020
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Your air conditioning system comes in handy in the effort to keep you comfortable for a large part of the year. When you AC comes to the end of its lifespan, it probably goes without saying that you are going to jump on the need to get it replaced as soon as you realize you might be without a cooling system during the next heatwave.

Before you opt to have a system that is similar to your previous one, you may want to consider choosing a unit that offers you a bit of a comfort and energy efficiency upgrade. Yes, modern AC units are going to be increasingly efficient, but at the same time, an inverter AC is going to offer you yet another step up in terms of energy use.

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