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The Benefits of an HVAC Maintenance Program

March 20th, 2017

tools-maintenance-repairWhen your heating and air conditioning systems struggle to run smoothly, you cannot always tell. Sure, problems within the systems may force a complete breakdown of your comfort system. But often, these types of issues could have been detected early, avoiding an HVAC failure when you need the system most.

Regular air conditioning and heating maintenance allows for the early detection of repair needs like these. And the best way to get regular heating and AC maintenance without hassle is by signing up for an HVAC maintenance program through a qualified local contractor.

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5 Options for Your New AC System

March 13th, 2017
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A ductless unit in a home.

Ready to purchase a new air conditioning system for the summer season? You may not be too sure of what your options are. Searching around for the lowest price online is not something we recommend, but we also wouldn’t suggest you go for the most expensive efficient room air conditioner you can find. Professional sizing and installation is the only way to ensure your system works smoothly and doesn’t just fail in a couple of years.

Before you try to go it alone, check out our list of 5 air conditioning options that can really help you save. Then call our experts to make sure you get just the right choice for your home.

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Are Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems Noisy?

February 20th, 2017

ductless-living-room-air-handlerHave you heard about the whole-house capabilities of ductless heating and cooling systems? Ductless systems are a great way to bring air conditioning and heating into a home that wasn’t designed for a central air unit.

Of course, there are several heating and AC systems you can use instead of a central unit, many of which you can find in retail stores. Window units and room air conditioners are common in our area, but there are many complaints to be made about these units.

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Maintaining Your AC System Early Makes Things Easy

February 6th, 2017

AC-repair-toolsHave you ever had to call a technician in for AC service in the middle of summer? If so, you know it’s not something you want to deal with any time in the near future. You have to pause what you are doing to make an appointment with a technician or call in for emergency service. You may have to skip out on plans while you wait, and your home is too hot for comfort in the meantime.

Instead, schedule air conditioning maintenance services with a qualified technician early on in the season. That way, you can clear up any potential issues early on, and you may benefit in other ways as well.

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Why Does the Outside Unit of the Heat Pump Run in the Winter?

January 23rd, 2017

This is a question that puzzles many homeowners. If you’ve ever found it odd that the outside unit of your comfort system runs when you turn on the heat, you are not alone. It’s not something most people are used to, especially if they grew up with a furnace to heat the home. A furnace is separate from an air conditioner, and it contains an indoor unit only (with no outside portion).

But a heat pump is different. A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system. And most of the same components that are used for air conditioning are also used for heating. That means that you can expect to hear the outside unit running when the heat is on.

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What makes the outdoor unit necessary for heating your home with a centralized heat pump? We’ll go over the basics here. For more information about heat pumps or to schedule service in Savannah, GA, contact our team.

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What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Home Air Filter

January 16th, 2017

Most technicians recommend that homeowners replace the air filters in their home once a month, or at least every couple of months. But many homeowners neglect this task because they don’t really see the problem. If the air quality in the home seems fine, why bother?

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Why Does the Outside Unit for the Heat Pump Run in Winter?

January 9th, 2017

Many of us grew up with conventional furnaces as whole-house heating systems. This system is separate from an air conditioner, which means that—of course—the air conditioning unit does not run when the heater does.

However, a heat pump is different. It’s an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system that utilizes refrigerant in a process that completes two different tasks, heating and cooling. You may be surprised to hear your outdoor unit running when the heat comes on—but that’s just how it works.

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A Quick Guide to Picking Out a New Heat Pump for the New Year

January 2nd, 2017

A heat pump is a heating and cooling system all-in-one. It’s the perfect heating and cooling system for so many reasons: the fact that you only need to keep up with maintenance for a single system, their high efficiency ratings, long lifespans, and much more.

If you’re considering a heat pump for the first time, it may seem a bit overwhelming. Our experts are here to help with a quick guide to finding a heat pump that works for your space.

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How We Keep Ductless Homes Comfortable

December 26th, 2016

Air ducts are a necessity for most conventional home heating and cooling systems. Most of these are “forced-air” systems, meaning they use a blower fan and a set of air ducts to circulate cooled or warmed air throughout a building.

But not all homes are built with air ducts. Older homes, smaller spaces, or room additions in an existing home may be without ducts, and that means homeowners find varying solutions for heating and cooling—like portable AC and heat or noisy window units. But these are often inefficient and of a poor quality.

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Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Safety for Winter Weather

December 19th, 2016

Temperatures can be a bit unpredictable in our part of the country as we move into winter, but those cold days are becoming more and more frequent. Many people are relieved to turn their heaters on, without really thinking about whether the heating system is operating safely.

Since you use the heater so infrequently for much of the year, it may seem as if there is little that could go wrong. But if you have a heater that uses natural gas, you must use caution.

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