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Who Should You Choose for Your AC Installation?

August 19th, 2018

technician installing outside unit of an air conditionerWith the official end of summer just a little over a month away, we hope that your air conditioner served you very well. But, what if yours was on its last leg? Or has already broken down? Whether this is because it wasn’t maintained at the beginning of the year or it’s simply an aging system ready for retirement one thing is for sure—if you need a new air conditioner you want a trusted Hilton Head HVAC company for the job.

Why is it so important to turn to a professional for this type of work? And what contractor should you choose for such a job?

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“Is My Air Conditioner a Dehumidifier?”

August 6th, 2018

upright air conditioner blowing air--animatedNo, and in fact relying on an air conditioner to dehumidify your home does more harm than good. More on that below.

If you’ve lived in our area for even just a year, then you’re already well aware of how draining the effects of high humidity can be. If you have a highly-efficient, fully functioning air conditioning system, then you should definitely be grateful. But although this improves your comfort, it’s still not doing enough to give you long-lasting relief from summer weather.

A whole-house dehumidifier will do that for you. This system works with your air conditioner. Sure, you can rely on portable dehumidifiers placed strategically around your home, but this isn’t the same. The whole-house approach gives you better comfort, air quality, and energy savings.

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“Is a Heat Pump Worth the Hype?”

July 23rd, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundIt depends on what you’re looking to get out of your air conditioning system (or heater, which we’ll get to in a moment), but, yes, in most cases the professional installation of a Savannah, GA heat pump system is absolutely worth the hype.

With as warm and humid as our weather gets during summer, it goes without saying that a properly functioning and efficiently operating air conditioner is a must. Of course, preventive maintenance for any HVAC system will help ensure this is the case, but no cooling or heating system lasts forever—eventually you’ll need to replace yours. And yes, when that time comes, you’d do well to consider a heat pump.

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Are Heat Pumps More Efficient Than Traditional AC Systems?

July 9th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundIf your air conditioner had any trouble performing last year, then you may be in the midst of debating a newer one. Homeowners usually make this purchase in the spring, before the weather warms up too much, but it’s never too late to improve your comfort! It’s better to replace it now than to attempt getting through another summer season with a struggling cooling system.

When you are ready to replace your AC, you can reach out to our team for professional, and reliable, AC services in Savannah, GA. In the meantime, we’d like you to explore your options when it comes to choosing the best system for your home. You may have a traditional central air conditioner now, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what will work best for you moving forward. You could do well to consider the installation of a high-efficiency heat pump system.

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How to Breathe Healthier Air in Your Home

June 25th, 2018

woman sitting comfortably in homeIf you’re worried about your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), you should be. Pollutant levels can be 100 times higher inside than outside. There are two reasons for this. First, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system typically recirculates the same air throughout your house with no fresh air being introduced. Second, new homes are being constructed with more airtight features to aid energy conservation. Given this, we’ll look at four different methods to help you breathe healthier air in your home.

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3 Common Causes of AC Repair

June 11th, 2018

technician working on air conditionerWith temperatures already approaching the 100° threshold, there is no denying that summer is well on its way, and when it gets here you’ll want an air conditioning system that functions as efficiently and effectively as it should, all season long. This means if your cooling system is struggling to do its job, it’s time to call in the pros and determine if you need AC repair in Savannah, GA.

But what can you expect when our service professionals come out? Well, it will depend on what exactly is wrong with your air conditioner. For instance, if it’s blowing out air but that air doesn’t actually feel cool, then you might have a refrigerant leak. Or, if it’s making strange and unfamiliar sounds, you might have a loose component in the system. Keep reading to learn more about these repair needs and more.

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4 Reasons to Change Your Air Conditioner’s Filter

May 28th, 2018

man holding air filterChanging your air filter is one of those small maintenance tasks that you can (and should) be doing on your own. But why do we say that? You may assume that a dirty air filter causes problems since it contaminates your indoor air and can make you sick. Perhaps that’s the reason technicians tell you to clean or replace it every 1-3 months? While a clogged air filter can have some impact on the quality of your indoor air, it is not the air filter’s intended purpose.

It’s there to do much more than prevent allergens from entering your home’s airstream. The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC systems is there to block particles from damaging the internal components OF those systems. But if an air filter is dirty and blocked, it can do just as much damage. Keep reading for 4 very real reasons we advise you to change your air conditioner’s filter. And when you need reliable Savannah, GA air conditioning services, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

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Improve Your Cooling Efficiency with a Variable Speed AC System

May 14th, 2018

residential AC outside unitWe’ve seen a lot of advancements in air conditioning technology in recent years. The reason for this is mostly to improve the efficiency of these systems—helping them cool off your home better but cost less to run. Additionally, higher efficiency means your system doesn’t have to work as hard to do its job, and therefore lasts longer, too.

One such air conditioning advancement is the advent of variable speed cooling systems. Considered a pinnacle in Savannah, GA air conditioning systems, these are highly efficient and a great choice for many homeowners.

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How to Use Your Air Conditioner Most Efficiently This Summer

April 30th, 2018

A heating/cooling vent register on the wall of a home, with open/close leverWith temperatures already on a warming trend, there’s no denying that summer is right around the corner—less than two months away, in fact. As such, we hope you’ve scheduling your Savannah, GA air conditioning maintenance appointment already.

Maintenance, also known as a tune-up, allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust your AC system so it will work as effectively and efficiently as it’s meant to all season long.

While maintenance is certainly important, it’s not the end-all when it comes to retaining or even improving your cooling system efficiency. There are a number of steps you can take this summer to make sure you get the most bang for your buck from your HVAC system, all without sacrificing any comfort at all.

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Allergy Season Is Here: How to Prepare

April 16th, 2018

Paper cut of family with house and tree on fresh spring green grassThe state of your Bluffton, SC HVAC system can certainly impact your indoor air quality. For instance, if it’s an air conditioner struggling to reach the cooler temperature you have your thermostat set to, then you certainly won’t feel as comfortable indoors as you otherwise would. But when we talk about indoor air quality, we’re referring to much more than merely the temperature of your home.

We’re talking about the presence, or lack thereof, of particles and contaminants that can severely affect the symptoms of those with allergies and asthma. Springtime is allergy season, and while there’s not a whole lot we can do about your outdoor allergies, we can certainly help out in your home!

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