Is Your Heater Ready for the Holidays?

December 4th, 2023

Is your heating system ready for the holidays? The best thing you can do to make sure there won’t be any hiccups in its performance is to schedule maintenance. Homeowners in Vidalia, GA sometimes think they can skip out on heating tune-ups because they don’t use their heater as often as their air conditioners. 

However, this simply isn’t true. Heat pumps, furnaces, and boilers require annual heater maintenance to keep them running at peak performance. Scheduling annual maintenance is the best way to help ensure that your heating system won’t fail when you need it most–during a holiday gathering, when a cold snap strikes, or when you’re hosting family for an extended visit. 

There are other things you can do to make sure your heating system is ready for the holidays and hopefully avoid the embarrassment of not having a warm and cozy home for your family and guests. Let’s go over three additional things you should do besides scheduling maintenance.

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The Link Between Heating Maintenance and Repairs

November 20th, 2023

Every homeowner knows that maintenance is incredibly important for their HVAC systems. And yet, this essential furnace service is often overlooked. The main point we want to drive home for homeowners is that maintenance is easily a service that pays for itself and in fact, saves you money both in the short term and the long run!

That’s because there’s a link between furnace maintenance and costly repairs that could’ve been prevented. 80% of furnace repairs are made on systems that haven’t received regular maintenance. Let’s go over all the ways that tune-ups save you money.

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Will Your Heating System Make It Through the Winter?

November 6th, 2023

It’s true here in Georgia, you don’t use your heating system nearly as much as your air conditioner. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get cold enough that you can go without a reliable heating system over the winter. 

Not using your system as much is also one of the main reasons why homeowners procrastinate thinking about heating installation in Dublin, GA. Perhaps you know it’s problematic and are hoping it’ll last for another winter.

But if you suspect that you’ll need a new HVAC system installed, it’s best to at least start planning for it now. That way, you won’t find yourself with a broken-down furnace on the coldest day of the year. So how do you really know when it’s time for a new heating system? Let’s look at these factors now. 

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The “V” in HVAC: Ventilation and Why It Matters

October 23rd, 2023

When it comes to the efficiency of HVAC systems, there’s a component that’s not discussed nearly as often. Sure, you can buy a super-efficient central AC or heat pump, but if the ductwork in your home is in poor shape, you’re paying a lot for a system that doesn’t have a good support system to go along with it. 

That’s why it’s so important to think about the “V” in HVAC, which stands for ventilation. Your ventilation (or ductwork) is how your central AC or heat pump delivers cold air to your home. And when your ductwork is old, damaged, or improperly installed, it can cause a lot of issues when it comes to your home comfort. Let’s look at why the “V” in HVAC is so important.

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Is It the Heat or Is It the Humidity?

October 9th, 2023

We’re no strangers to humidity in Georgia. Most people assume that high humidity is just a part of living in this area and are resigned to the idea that there’s nothing they can do about it. However, high humidity has many detrimental effects not only on your health, but on your home as well.

High heat alone is dangerous, and when it’s combined with high humidity, your body has an even harder time cooling down. Humidity can cause a number of physical and mental health issues. Although you can’t control the humidity when you’re out and about, you can do something about the humidity level in your home by installing a whole house dehumidifier.

Let’s go over the negative effects of high humidity.

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Benefits of Late Season AC Installation

September 25th, 2023

We’re officially into the fall season. However, there’s no sign that it’ll be cooling down any time soon. By now, you have a good idea of how well your AC performed over the summer. If your AC is outdated and didn’t do a great job of keeping you cool, now’s a good time to think about air conditioning installation.

You might be thinking that you can put this off until next spring. However, there are many advantages to getting a new air conditioner now. Not only will you save money, but you’ll be ready for unexpected hot weather. Let’s go over the benefits of late-season AC installation.

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HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

September 11th, 2023

Our four-legged friends fill a special place in our hearts. For pet owners, it’s hard to imagine a home without them! However, despite how much we love them, that doesn’t mean their fur and dander can’t be problematic, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies.

That’s why it’s important to take some extra steps to make sure that your furry friend’s fur doesn’t negatively affect your air quality or your HVAC system. Because no matter how much you vacuum, pet fur and their natural dander will get into the air. 

During an HVAC inspection or routine maintenance visit, we can certainly evaluate how much pet hair is affecting your systems. Until then, here are a few tips on how to take care of your HVAC system if you’re a pet owner.

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A Fresh Outlook on HVAC Installations: HRVs and ERVs

August 28th, 2023

Here in Georgia, we experience some incredibly hot and humid weather. Thankfully, you have an air conditioner that keeps your home cool and comfortable. It’s no secret that the way to keep that highly prized conditioned air inside is to keep your doors and windows shut when the AC is going. 

However, by doing just that, your home’s indoor air quality can suffer. You’ve undoubtedly experienced the staleness of conditioned air and might be tempted to open a door or window to let some fresh air in. How can you enjoy optimal home comfort when you can’t open a window in the heat of summer at the risk of paying more for energy? 

This is where heat and energy recovery ventilators can really make a difference. Read on to learn how these systems can invigorate and freshen up your home’s indoor air on the hottest days of the year without running the risk of a huge utility bill. Then give us a call to schedule your HVAC installation.

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5 Common Thermostat Problems

August 14th, 2023
HVAC technician testing voltage on a mercury thermostat.

When something’s amiss with the temperature in your home, most homeowners assume that something is wrong with their HVAC system. However, there are certain things that can go wrong that can be attributed to the system’s thermostat.

The thermostat is like the “brain” of your HVAC system, controlling the whole system. So it makes sense that when things go awry, the brain behind the system could be the cause. Even if you have a “smart” thermostat, sometimes things go wrong that cause them to be not-so-smart.

Let’s take a look at 5 things that can go wrong with your HVAC system’s thermostat and what that problem would look like in your home. That way, you can call us for thermostat repair in Dublin, GA when something’s up.

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4 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repair

July 17th, 2023
Woman feeling hot and trying to refresh in summertime heat in front of fan

If you rely on a heat pump to keep your Vidalia home in cool comfort during our humid summers, it’s imperative to recognize the signs of a heat pump that’s in distress. 

Luckily, just like with any complicated piece of machinery, your heat pump will definitely let you know when it’s struggling to do its job, some noticeable signals when it’s in distress. You might notice some unusual sounds, an increase in your utility bills, increased humidity in your home, or that it’s just not cooling your home as it used to. 

Here are 5 signs that your heat pump would benefit from heat pump repair.

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