American Comfort Heating and Cooling Blog

Why Won’t My Air Conditioner Turn On?

June 17th, 2019

The baking heat of Georgia has finally set in and it’s time to call in a little back up from your air conditioner. You head over to your thermostat, set the temperature to a cool setting, and wait for your air conditioner to kick in to no avail. This is one of the worst things that can happen to you in a Georgia summer.

If you run into an inconvenient problem like this we’ll have your back. We pride ourselves in having amazing air conditioning services in Lawrenceville, GA. If you can’t get your air conditioner to turn on this summer make sure you call our experts.

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Ductless AC Saves More Money—Here’s Why

June 3rd, 2019
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For reasonable cooling at a reasonable price, a central air conditioner will do just fine. But if you’re looking for exceptional cooling, you should set your standards a little higher and consider a ductless air conditioning system.

While these units will be more expensive to install upfront, the amount of money you can save on your energy bill makes them worth it. Allow us to explain what they do differently:

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Don’t Ignore These “Harmless” AC Issues

May 20th, 2019
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Surely, you’ve heard of the “domino effect.” The internet is full of videos where one domino starts a chain-reaction, knocking down hundreds of thousands of dominos to form intricate patterns or pictures.

There’s a “domino effect” in your air conditioner, too, but it’s not nearly as cool or pretty. Unfortunately, we are talking about what happens when one component of your AC malfunctions. More often than not, that malfunction causes more damage or, in the best-case scenario, lowers efficiency.

In this post, we’ll talk about two “harmless” problems that can cause serious a serious domino effect on the rest of your AC.

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Should I Keep My Central Air Conditioner?

May 6th, 2019
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With the advent of heat pumps—HVAC systems that possess both cooling and heating functions—you might wonder why anyone would want to keep their central air conditioners. Perhaps you, yourself, have a central AC system and are wondering whether you should get rid of it in favor of a heat pump (it doesn’t help that the internet is full of articles praising the benefits of heat pumps).

Of course, we offer heat pumps and will gladly install them in the right homes. At the same time, we don’t believe that any one system is superior to the others. It all depends on your existing HVAC setup, your expectations for comfort, and other factors.

If you’re wondering if keeping your central air conditioning in Buford, GA is still a good idea, we’ll help explain why it might be:

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Don’t Make These Costly Air Conditioning Mistakes

April 22nd, 2019

Running an air conditioner couldn’t be easier than setting it and forgetting it, right?

Actually, that is true for the most part. If you set your thermostat to a good program, you won’t have to do much to keep monthly expenses low.

But sometimes, homeowners become misinformed and make some mistakes when running their air conditioners. These mistakes can be costly, and they might even lead to the need for AC repair in Buford, GA. Here are just a few of that you should avoid:

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Looking for More Than a Central AC? Try These Systems

April 8th, 2019
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Central air conditioning is still the most popular air conditioning system out there. If you have an AC and aren’t sure what kind it is, it’s most likely a central AC. Why? Simply because these systems are affordable, effective, and able to be installed in nearly every kind of home. In other words, it’s the perfect system for someone who doesn’t know a lot about their options but wants something that works.

But after using your central AC for a few years, you will start to understand its pros and cons firsthand. From there you might realize that, for your next system, you might be interested in trying one of these options:

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Don’t Bother With Portable Humidifiers

March 25th, 2019
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The symptoms of dry air: cracked skin, dry nose and throat, nose bleeds… Not very fun. Your best defense against the dry, winter air is a humidifier. But if you have to break out the humidifier at least once a year, then you might be better off just getting a whole-house humidifier installed into your current HVAC system. Here’s why:

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Breathing Easier in Your Own Home

March 11th, 2019

After learning about the impact that indoor air quality can have on your home, you’re probably now hyper-aware of the dust floating through your air, the stuffy air in some rooms, and recoiling in horror at the cloud of dust that appears when you pat your dog’s fur. It’s almost enough to make you want to run out and buy all the filters and purifiers you can get your hands on.

But don’t fall into that trap! Before you make any decisions on your own, you need to begin with an air quality test and inspection from a qualified HVAC contractor in Buford, GA. They’ll then be able to device a proper air quality strategy for your individual needs. That being said, here are some ideas for what can be done about the particulates floating around your home:

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Mysteriously Rising Energy Bill? Duct Leaks May Be to Blame

February 25th, 2019
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Your energy bill is suddenly on the rise, but you haven’t been using your heater more than usual. You’ve looked up countless HVAC blogs, sifting through probable repair issues, but none of them seem to be resonating with your problem.

If that’s the case, what you might be looking at is a duct leak. Leaks in your duct system can substantially drive up your energy expenses, all without making a sound or displaying any kind of obvious symptoms. If you didn’t know what to look for, it would be truly puzzling.

In this post, we’ll go over what duct leaks are to help you make sense of your mysterious rising energy costs.

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Which Water Heater is Best For You?

February 11th, 2019

Confused about water heaters? There are several types on the market, so we couldn’t blame you if you were. Luckily, we can tell you all about three of the most commonly used water heaters in Buford, GA.

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