When to Replace the Filters in HVAC Systems

September 12th, 2016

Whether you rent or own your home, you’ve surely heard of the importance of regularly changing your HVAC system’s filter. But you may be wondering why this is so important as well as what “regular replacement” even means. It’s important to know when to replace the filter on your system not only to avoid costs for premature heating and air conditioner replacement in Decatur but to save you money on your monthly bills as well. Here’s what you need to know.

Importance of Filter Changes

The first thing to understand is why you even need to worry about the HVAC system’s filter. The main purpose of the filter is to prevent large particles from entering the system and clogging up the machinery. The filter also helps keep your indoor air quality high by reducing pollutants and allergens. When a filter is dirty, not only does your health suffer, but the health of your HVAC system can suffer as well. A dirty filter causes your system to work harder, which can lead to mechanical failure and premature HVAC replacement in Decatur. Dirty filters also make it more likely that the filter will be exposed to condensation, which can allow harmful mold to grow.

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Factors That Affect HVAC Installation Costs

September 9th, 2016

If you’re considering HVAC installation in Decatur for your home, there are a few factors that team up to form your final costs. Whether it’s a replacement unit or you’re starting from scratch, here are a few things to consider in determining your costs.

Unit Size

If you go smaller, larger, or somewhere in-between, size is going to have an impact on the price of your HVAC unit. Units can be as small as a one-room window unit and as large as an indoor-outdoor unit with all the trimmings. Along with size, the power capabilities of the unit matter as well. Depending on the size and power, from brand to brand the price is going to be affected a little bit differently, so you’ll want to use your AC installers in Decatur as pricing resources.

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Make the Most of Your Air Conditioning System This Summer

August 23rd, 2016

Close Up of Air ConditionerSaving money is in style every season; summer is no exception. Coming from some air conditioning installation experts, here are some great methods for making the most of your new air conditioning system this summer.

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Give Your HVAC System a Break While on Vacation

August 16th, 2016

There’s no doubt that the summer months would be almost unbearable without HVAC installation in Atlanta. But you can help prolong your system’s life and avoid premature HVAC replacement if you give your system a little break when you’re on vacation this summer. Here’s how to care for your HVAC system and save money while you’re away.

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Surprising Facts about Air Conditioning

August 10th, 2016

During the dog days of summer, you wouldn’t survive without your air conditioner. While it’s always nice to spend time outside basking in the sun, the cool air of the indoors is something you rely on. If your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home like it should, it could be time for an air conditioner replacement. In the meantime, check out these surprising facts about air conditioning.

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Tips on Preparing Your Home for Summer

July 17th, 2016

Although most people look forward to summer, they’re less excited about the rising energy bills that come along with the heat. Summers in Atlanta can be brutal, but they don’t have to break the bank. Here are 6 ways to save energy and still stay more comfortable this summer.

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Keep Your A/C Running This Summer

July 16th, 2016

Inspecting an AC UnitSummers in Atlanta are anything but comfortable. Luckily, with a well-functioning air conditioner, your home can be your oasis from the scorching heat. However, keeping the system running at its best all summer long takes a little work. At Cool Air Mechanical, air conditioning is our specialty and we want to give you some tips to ensure your A/C will run its best.

Get a Yearly Inspection

When your A/C is running fine, you probably aren’t thinking about having a professional come look at it. But getting your system inspected regularly is essential to keeping it running. Catching small problems early will save them from turning into bigger, more expensive issues. You will also have peace of mind knowing your A/C won’t stop working when you need it the most!

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Signs You Need a New HVAC System

July 15th, 2016

AC RepairmanMost people want to make their belongings last for as long as possible, and that’s especially true for big, expensive systems like an HVAC system. However, when your HVAC system reaches the point of no return, it actually starts to hurt you to hang onto it as you spend money on repair bills and increased energy bills. Here are a few things we suggest you look out for so that you have a better idea of when it’s time to let go of your old HVAC.

Low Efficiency

Look at your energy bills. If they’re staying low, you may still be in the clear. However, if your HVAC is clunking along and isn’t giving you enough bang for your buck even after repairs, then it might be worth it in the long run to replace it with something that will take less energy to give you the results you need.

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Reasons Why You Should Replace Your HVAC System

June 18th, 2016

As summer gets underway, it’s time to brace yourself for the heat by turning on your HVAC system. However, if the thought of turning on your HVAC system fills you with a sense of grief rather than relief, you may be due for a system upgrade. If this is the case, and your system wheezes and breaks more than it cools your home, it’s likely time to replace your system. If you’re not sure if you need a replacement, consider these reasons why now is good time to update.

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5 Commonly Reported HVAC Issues

June 6th, 2016

Your HVAC unit has to work hard throughout most of the year, so it’s no surprise that sometimes problems can occur. Parts can get damaged from dirt in the system or simply from overuse, causing the whole system to malfunction or shut down altogether. Here are 5 of the most common HVAC problems we get called to fix and how you can keep them from happening to you.

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