Atlanta, GA Air Conditioning Repair: Uneven Cooling

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Summer is near. During the Atlanta, GA spring, homeowners throughout the area inspect and clean their air conditioners in order to make sure they are fully operative when the real heat sets in. During this process, however, you may find that those minor problems you noticed last cooling season have only grown worse, or that your system has developed a few quirks over the years. One of the most common air conditioning problems we see is uneven cooling. It can be a complex problem, and involves a number of factors concerning the distribution of air throughout your ductwork as well as the efficiency of your system. For air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA, call Cool Air Mechanical today!

In order to understand uneven cooling, you need to understand how air circulates throughout your AC system. While most people think of air conditioning as the distribution of cool air, it also requires removing air from your home by means of return ductwork. It’s a give and take process that provides balance and constancy to your indoor climate. As the pressurized refrigerant circulates through its cycle, it takes the heat from your indoor air through the return ductwork and dissipates it into the outside air. Fresh outside air is brought in through the supply ducts and cooled before being sent through your home. If these systems are not properly balanced, then there might be one room in your home that is not removing enough hot air, or not pushing enough cool air in.

System imbalance is the primary reason for hotspots in your home during the cooling season, but if you have a zone control system, there may be other reasons. Zone control works by installing electric dampers into your ductwork at key intervals in order to create zones that can be individual controlled. One of the thermostats in your zones may be faulty, or one of the dampers may be broken.

Uneven cooling can be very irritating and might indicate a more significant issue that requires immediate attention. For comprehensive air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA, call Cool Air Mechanical today!

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Atlanta Air Conditioning Guide: Benefits of Packaged Air Conditioning Units

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Packaged air conditioning units, also known as all-in-one units, are popular in the Atlanta area because of the variety of home constructions and property layouts. Whereas central air known as a split system, which consists of an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor evaporator/air handler, the packaged air conditioner houses all of the components in a single weatherized unit. They are typically placed outside or on a rooftop, but they may also be installed in crawlspaces. They operate on the same principles as any other type of air conditioning, but they do have certain benefits worth mentioning. For packaged air conditioning installation in Atlanta, call Cool Air Mechanical today!

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of an all-in-one system:

  • Compact. For confined spaces and limited options, the compact size of the packaged AC is a great advantage.
  • Easier to maintain and repair. Because all of the components work close together, the packaged AC is much easier to maintain and repair. If your technician has to move between two separate units outdoor and indoors, it may be difficult to assess the cause of a particularly tricky problem, and it extends the amount of labor time when having to move tools and equipment between the two units. The all-in-one AC avoids this problem. It’s a one-stop fix for your local AC professional.
  • Placement. Packaged units offer more flexibility and versatility in terms of their placement. While most systems will be installed outside of the home, you can also install it on the roof of your home, if you have too much room to spare. Because of the relatively quiet operation of today’s highly energy-efficient devices, you might also think about installing it in the basement or in a crawlspace.

Packaged air conditioners are a great alternative to the central air split system. If you’re considering a new AC, but don’t have the space for two units, or would prefer compact size, call Cool Air Mechanical today for packaged air conditioning installation in Atlanta.

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Atlanta HVAC Tip: Dryer Vent Cleaning Benefits

Monday, March 11th, 2013

When you turn your dryer on, it exhausts dust, lint, and other particles. Like any other part of your exhaust ventilation system, your dryer vent can get clogged with debris and require cleaning. Because of the lint that builds up during drying cycles, it can become both harmful to your indoor air quality and a fire risk. Don’t let your dryer vent become a hazard. For dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta, call Cool Air Mechanical today. We can clean out your vents in no time.

The average load of wet clothes that you put in your dryer contains about a half-gallon of water. Drying removes very small amounts of the fibers during this process known as lint. While there is a mesh filter that catches much of the lint produced by your dryer, it still allows lint through into the dryer ductwork. While your hot air exhausts outside, that lint can accumulate on the inside of your ductwork.

Let’s take a look at some dryer vent cleaning benefits:

  • Reduce fire hazards: Most homeowners are unaware of the risks clogged dryer vents pose. Every year, this causes fires. Having been heated at consistent high temperatures, lint is extremely dry and therefore highly flammable. When hot air cannot exhaust quickly and efficiently, your vent can overheat.
  • Increase dryer efficiency: You may notice that your clothes do not really dry to the same extent they once did, or that the outside of the dryer gets very hot. Keeping your dryer vent clean can actually make your dryer work less to heat and tumble your clothes, which can only improve its energy-efficiency.
  •  Improve air quality: Beyond the fire risks and energy improvements, blocked dryer vents don’t remove fumes and hot air exhaust from your home efficiently, which can significantly reduce indoor air quality.  

While often overlooked, dryer vent cleaning is a necessary part of home maintenance. It should be performed annually or on an as-need basis by a professional. At Cool Air Mechanical in Atlanta, we offer comprehensive ventilation and duct cleaning services. Call us today! 

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Why Schedule Air Conditioner Maintenance in Atlanta Now

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of your air conditioner throughout the year is a crucial part of home maintenance.  That’s why you should probably think about scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Atlanta, GA now. Cool Air Mechanical has a team of exceptional air conditioning professionals ready to prepare your home for high temperatures and high humidity. Here are a few of the benefits of regular air conditioning maintenance in Atlanta.

Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

A clean and safe AC system not only cools better, it also tends to be more efficient and less wasteful. Here are a few reasons why air conditioning maintenance might benefit your home:

  • Energy efficiency. If you’re interested in increasing your home energy efficiency, a professionally-serviced air conditioner might be able to reduce the amount of energy your home uses and thereby reduce the cost of cooling your home. Whether it’s by sealing your ductwork leaks, or by cleaning your coils, energy efficiency and saving money go together.
  • Peace of mind. Don’t underestimate the power of knowledge. The experts at Cool Air Mechanical have years of experience, skill and knowledge about air conditioning maintenance in Atlanta, GA. Knowing that your system is in the hands of a professional will give you confidence throughout the summer. Make sure that you are satisfied with your system.
  • Safety. A comprehensive maintenance program will not only make your home energy-efficient, it will also ensure that your entire cooling system is safe. Microbial growth in ductwork, leaking refrigerant, and loose mechanical components can all pose potential risks to your home. Make sure that your AC operates efficiently, effectively, and safely all summer long.

Enroll in our Preventive Service Plan to maximize the comfort and efficiency of your home air conditioning system. The team at Cool Air Mechanical is also available for Atlanta air conditoining installation, repair and inspection whenever you need us. Call today!

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