Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘athens’

Your AC’s Cooling Capacity: How Much Does Your Home Need?

Monday, August 9th, 2021

cold-man-and-woman-in-parkasWe’ve written before about how much an air conditioner can lower the temperature in a house. This is known as an AC’s temperature differential: the maximum amount it can lower the temperature inside compared to the temperature outside. 

Today we’re going to look at the cooling capacity of your air conditioner. This may sound like it’s the same as the temperature differential, but it isn’t. Where temperature differential is the same for all ACs, cooling capacity has a large range. Ensuring the AC for your home has the correct cooling capacity is vital for having an effective and energy-efficient cooling system.

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Top Reason to Call Professional Plumbers

Monday, July 12th, 2021

hand-holding-wrenchYou have three options for taking care of plumbing jobs in your house, such as repairs or new installations:

  1. Try to do the job yourself with available tools and maybe some online tutorials.
  2. Look around for somebody who’ll do the job for cheap, but isn’t a professional (some guy who knows a guy…).
  3. Call licensed professional plumbers.

The correct choice is #3. We understand you might feel tempted to go for the first option if you think of yourself as handy around the house and you have a good set of wrenches. The second option may lure you with the promise the job can be done inexpensively. But both can lead to much more trouble—expensive, even dangerous trouble! Below are the reasons to always rely on a professional plumber in Athens, GA for any service you need in your home.

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Your AC Has Cooling Limits—Let’s Talk About That

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

thermostat-and-woman-72-degreesThe modern electro-mechanical air conditioner is a marvel of technology: a device that provides cool comfort to a building on a hot day just by circulating refrigerant to move heat from the indoor air, then distributing that air around the rooms. 

Of course, the word just is doing the heavy lifting in that sentence, since air conditioning systems are complex and precise devices where many components must work in conjunction to create the cooling a house enjoys.

And that cooling has limits. You probably know that the AC keeping your home an oasis of relaxation doesn’t have infinite cooling power—it can’t make the house as cold as a freezer, even if you did want that. We’re going to use this post to look at what the cooling limits of your air conditioning in Athens, GA actually are.

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Reasons Your Ductless System Isn’t Heating Well

Monday, February 8th, 2021

ductless-wall-unitUsing a ductless mini split heat pump for your central heating and cooling is a great way to solve uneven temperatures in a house or provide central comfort in a house that doesn’t have space for ducts. Ductless systems also have fewer repair issues because they use smaller motors and don’t suffer from problems connected to ductwork wearing down.

But a ductless mini split can still need heating repair in Athens, GA if it isn’t delivering the comfort you want during this winter. There are several possible reasons for poorer heating from a ductless system, and we’re going to look at several sources. You’ll likely need our professional help to fix the problem, so unless the issue ends up extremely simple, rely on our team to diagnose and fix the malfunction.

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Grading Your AC at the End of the Season

Monday, September 21st, 2020

service-checkmarkYour air conditioning system attends a type of summer school. You want to make sure your air conditioner performs the best work during each summer, otherwise it’s time to either have the AC repaired or maybe replaced.

We recommend you give your air conditioning system a report card during the fall. A simple grade for how well it did over the previous summer. This will help you choose what to do about it during the cooler season and if you need the assistance of an Athens, GA HVAC contractor to help with the future of cooling in your house.

Think about the cooling in your house during the summer, and then give your air conditioning system a grade, from “A” to “F.”

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Water Heaters Need to Have Regular Flushes

Monday, August 10th, 2020

water-heater-tankIt’s easy to take the water heater in your home for granted. But consider how essential hot water is to your daily routines. Losing access to hot water isn’t something you want to deal with—so it’s vital to give some occasional consideration to routine care for the water heater. Like other parts of your plumbing, as well as your heating and air conditioning systems, the water heater requires routine maintenance to ensure it works at its best for as long as possible.

One of the most important routine maintenance tasks for water heaters is flushing the tank.

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Signs the AC’s Compressor Is in Trouble

Monday, June 15th, 2020

compressor-in-ac-unitThe compressor is the part of your air conditioner that puts in the most work over the summer. It’s basically the “heart” of the AC, the part where refrigerant is placed under pressure so it will circulate through the heat exchange process. The compressor is in danger of failing the older the air conditioner gets, and a failed compressor often means it’s more cost-effective to replace the AC than to replace only the compressor.

You can catch early signs of compressor trouble and call for AC repair in Athens, GA from our technicians. Reacting quickly to compressor issues can sometimes prevent a far more serious breakdown. Of course, you need to know what signs to watch for. Here are some of the main ones:

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Oh-no! No Hot Water? Here’s Why!

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Of course, the last thing you want to do when you wake up on a chilly winter morning is step into an icy cold shower! See, we understand that your water heater is incredibly important for your overall comfort and wellbeing, so when something goes wrong, it can definitely seem like a big deal.

One of the biggest issues we see over the holiday season is a hot water heater that isn’t providing enough hot water. There are a number of reasons why this might be happening, and below, we outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more. Oh, and remember to call our team when you need an Athens, GA plumber!

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Brrr! Is Your Water Heater in Trouble?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Taking an icy cold shower first thing in the morning is certainly one way to wake up, but in no way is the most comfortable way to wake up! In fact, we are willing to bet that many of you do not particularly enjoy cold showers, and would rather not bathe than step into frigid water!

Obviously, cold water is a sign that your water heater is in trouble, and if you’d rather be taking nice, warm showers in the morning, it’d do you well to call in a professional plumber ASAP! In fact, there are a number of signs that suggest your water heater is in trouble, and below, we have listed some of them for you. Keep reading to find out more!

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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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