How the Wrong Air Filters Can Affect Your Home

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Filter Nothing is more important than the air we breathe. It’s easy to notice when the air quality outside is bad – you can see it. But what about the home? Considering the home is where we spend most of our time, you’d think we’d pay more attention to its air quality. For your home to have the best air quality possible, it needs the correct air filter.

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What Are the Best Air Conditioner Temperature Settings?

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

thermostat buford ga Setting the temperature for your home is not to be taken lightly. How you maintain your environment is critical to your own personal comfort and in managing your finances. But, what temperature is optimum? Where should you set your thermostat so that it’s both comfortable and good for your pocketbook as well as the environment? Here are a few things to consider when setting your home to the perfect temperature.

The Warmer the Better

A lot of it is going to come down to personal preference, but the important thing is to keep your A/C set to as high a temperature as you’re comfortable with. The Energy Star recommended temperature is 78 degrees. Set your thermostat to this temperature and see how you feel. If you’re comfortable moving it a little warmer, try it. Otherwise, leave it where it is. If 78 degrees is too warm for you, try lowering the temperature one degree at a time until you reach the temperature that works for you. Remember: not only is the warmer temperature the best for your pocketbook, but the less strain you put on your HVAC system, the less likely you’ll need a heating and air contractor in Buford, GA, to come out and fix it.

Adjust the Temperature When You Can

Your home doesn’t have to maintain the same temperature all the time day and night. There are times when you can raise the thermostat without compromising comfort. Raise your thermostat seven degrees when you leave the house during the day. You can raise it even more if you don’t have pets. Also, it’s a good idea to see how you sleep if you raise the temperature at night. There’s no reason to sleep under heavy blankets if the A/C is running, so try upping the thermostat four degrees at night.

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans create a wind chill effect that cool you off even at warmer temperatures. Drop the thermostat five degrees in rooms where the ceiling fan is running. You’ll save on energy, and won’t even notice the higher temperature.

Following these simple tricks can save you energy and add life to your HVAC system. Putting off any need you may have for a heat pump replacement. Buford, GA, can get pretty warm in the summer, so every little bit helps.

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How to Give Your AC a Boost This Summer

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

AC unitWith summer just around the corner, now is the time to get your air conditioner ready for the hot weather. Upgrading your system now can guarantee that it will work to the best of its ability during the summer. Use these tips to give your system the boost it needs. 

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How to Compare Different HVAC Service Providers

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

AC unitWhether you are getting an HVAC system installed, repaired, or inspected, you will need to find a reliable service provider. But finding the best one in your area can be difficult. Use this guide to learn how to compare different HVAC companies and choose the best one. 

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