Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

What Do I Look for in a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

various-cooling-devicesIt might seem unusual to start thinking about air conditioning in Athens, GA at this time of the year, but it can actually be one of the best times for a new AC installation.

Why? Simply because no one is worried about AC at this time of year! Even if your HVAC technician can’t get you booked for installation until another week, you’ll be in great shape. Think about if it were in the middle of summer and you desperately needed a new AC—every moment you wait in the heat is agony.

That being said, we see no reason you can’t think about AC installation in the cold season. We’ll even give you some ideas on how to start thinking about it so you can make a well-informed decision.

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What Is Short-Cycling and What to Do About It

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Short-cycling is one of the big bad air conditioning problems that we hope you don’t have to deal with. It’s not entirely common, and sometimes it can easily be fixed, but that isn’t always the case. Either way, it’s going to prevent you from being able to enjoy an effective and efficient air conditioner. We’ll explain below.

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Is it Time to Replace My AC?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

hvac-technician-greeting-customerIt’s a good question to know the answer to. After all, replacement isn’t cheap. You’ll want to make sure that your AC at least shows the warning signs of needing replacement before letting an HVAC company tell you: “Yes, of course, you need replacement!”

Below are three questions to ask yourself to see if your AC needs to be replaced. If you can answer “Yes” to even one of them, then there’s a high possibility you need replacement. Regardless, you’ll still want a trustworthy HVAC technician in Snellville, GA to take a look at your system—in person, not over the phone—to give you a definite answer.

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Don’t Forget about Your Air Ducts!

Monday, June 18th, 2018

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For most people, the only time they’ve seen the inside of an air duct is in a movie. The hero, locked in a room, must climb through the opening of an air duct that’s conveniently affixed to the wall or ceiling.

Sorry to spoil your fun, but in reality, air ducts are really small. They’re even smaller in homes, usually made of flexible tubing with a typical diameter of only 12 inches. Worst of all, duct leaks don’t make noise or produce any obvious symptoms. It won’t be until you receive your energy bill and notice the increase that you’ll suspect a leak could be involved.

(Plus, trying to force yourself through a duct could disconnect it, and that would definitely cause a duct leak!)

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