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

On, Off, On, Off… It’s Called Short-Cycling!

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Okay, so your air conditioner keeps turning on and off, which can be quite a nuisance! We completely understand why this issue is super annoying, but do you know why it is happening? Our guess is that you probably don’t — in fact, most homeowners don’t!

It’s called short-cycling, and it is quite a big deal. One might even say that it is quite a HUGE deal. Why? Because not only will it increase wear and tear on your system, but it will also cause your cooling costs to sky-rocket!

Because many homeowners don’t quite understand what short-cycling is or why it happens, we have explained it all below. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And of course, if it happens to you, call for air conditioning repair in Lawrenceville, GA right away!)

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Are You Ready to Let Go of Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

We totally understand the decision to let go of your air conditioner doesn’t come easy. There is quite a lot to consider, and quite frankly, new ACs can be pretty expensive! But, if your air conditioner is older or outdated, it is probably in your best interest to consider a replacement.

There are quite a few signs that suggest the time for AC replacement has come, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! So, what are you waiting for? Hop to it!

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Yes, Ductless Systems Need Repairs Too!

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Yes, you might own a ductless, and yes, you might think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread—and for good reason! These systems are extremely efficient, highly effective, take up very little space, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! Of course, then, it can be hard to see why anyone wouldn’t want one of these systems in their home.

But however great your system is, it is still going to require repairs. Yes, that’s right: ductless systems require repairs just like any other cooling system. In fact, ductless systems come with their own set of unique repair needs, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more. (And of course, contact an HVAC company in Athens, GA if you’ve got a problem!)

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Is Your AC in Trouble?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Summer is almost here, which means that before you know it, you’ll be doing all the things that you love: eating ice cream, diving head-first into your pool, and trying to get that perfect tan! Additionally, though, the arrival of summer means that you’ll be using your air conditioner much more, and if yours isn’t working as it should, the time to schedule AC repair in Snellville is now.

There are a number of signs that suggest your air conditioner is in need of repairs, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and remember, if your AC exhibits any of the following signs, it is important to schedule your repair services with a professional right away!

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Are You Ready to Boost Your AC Efficiency?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Of course, you are! Ensuring that your air conditioner is energy efficient this summer is a great way to cut down on monthly spending and reduce the need for costly repairs. In fact, there is no reason why you shouldn’t strive to improve your AC efficiency.

Trust us, improving your AC efficiency is a piece of cake, especially if you follow the steps we’ve listed for you! Below, you will find some of our favorite tips and tricks to boost your AC efficiency, saving you both time, energy, and money. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading! 

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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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