AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

Why You Could Use a Dual Fuel Hybrid System

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Nobody gets a dual fuel hybrid heating system because it looks cool. If it was economically or situationally effective, we would just hook every one of our customers up with a heat pump and call it a day.

However, heat pumps are not always as effective and affordable as they may seem throughout the year. When temperatures begin to drop below what a heat pump can handle, you’ll start to feel the difference and it won’t make you very happy. While we love heat pump HVAC in Savannah, GA we don’t want homeowners purchasing a system that won’t make keep them content. That’s why we offer dual fuel hybrid systems.

These systems contain the efficiency and year-round versatility of a heat pump, with the power and effective heating potential of a furnace, mixing it all into one system.

Nope, we’re not making this up. Keep reading to see if a dual fuel system is right for you!

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Why the Furnace Is Cycling On and Off So Much

Monday, February 19th, 2018

question-mark-blueHere’s something you probably already know: your home’s furnace is not meant to stay on 24/7. It should turn on, heat up the home to the temperature on the thermostat, and shut back off for a while. However, this doesn’t mean it should be turning on and off repeatedly, with barely a break in between.

If this is happening in your home, you’re off to a good start: you know something is not quite right. But there are some things you don’t know yet. Is the problem serious? Will your furnace need replacement? A technician can answer these questions for you during your next heating repair, but we’ll give you an overview today.

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Can You Save Money on a New Heater?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

piggy-bank-coinIf you’ve got an older heating system, you’ve probably got one big thought any time it starts to run into trouble: “I hope it’s not broken down for good!” The last thing you want to do is replace a heater, as this is usually an expense you haven’t planned for. However, a repair isn’t always the best thing. And a new heater may not be as expensive as you think!

Finding out you may need a new heater is certainly no picnic, but it may not be as bad as you think. There are some ways to save money, if not on your installation then in the long-term. At the very least, there are ways to make the whole process more affordable upfront.

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Comparing Today’s Top Home Heating Systems

Monday, January 8th, 2018

couple-coffee-floorWe’re proud to offer our customers options when they need to pick out a brand-new heater. The lowest-price system simply isn’t your best bet if you want to save money and see continued performance from your heater throughout the years. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a good deal—it just means you should spend time going over your options so you can make an informed decision that fits your home and climate.

However, we understand this can be tough when you don’t have much of a background in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). We’re here to offer a comparison between some of the top systems out there, and we’re happy to help you out when you call our friendly customer service representatives!

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Furnace Repair FAQ: Is the Pilot Light Out?

Monday, December 25th, 2017

furnace-flameWhen your furnace won’t work the way you need it to, you might look to the usual suspects. Hopefully, you check the thermostat first, ensuring that you’ve got it set in heating mode with the right temperature set. Then, you start to troubleshoot the system by asking questions that may help you to get to the bottom of the problem before you call in a technician.

You may have heard that a simple solution to a furnace that won’t turn on is that a pilot light is out. Maybe you even have some experience relighting a pilot light in the past. However, this isn’t always the issue.

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Which Furnace Is Your Home’s Best Choice?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

man-servicing-furnace-techThere are fewer purchases more frustrating than those requiring you to replace household fixtures like heating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems. These are typically known as “distress purchases” because they tend to be made at a point of emergency, like in the middle of winter when you’re stuck without any heat.

Hopefully, you have a bit more time so that you can consider all of the options and features in a furnace we detail below. There is no one “right fit” for every home, so consider your unique needs and check out our guide.

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How Home Heating System Maintenance Protects You

Monday, October 30th, 2017

furnace-maintenance-repairWhen we explain the importance of home heating system maintenance to homeowners, they often tell us it has never occurred to them to schedule it before. We know about the importance of vehicle maintenance—changing the oil, checking the tire pressure, etc.—because we learn about it in drivers’ education classes, and because there are hundreds of store fronts in your area advertising the best deals.

When it comes to heating and air conditioning maintenance, it’s more difficult to see the importance. Having someone come into your home, make adjustments, and inspect your system—is this really necessary for the wellbeing of your system?

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What Makes a Heat Pump the Best Choice for Home Comfort?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

dog-home-comfortEvery home has unique heating and cooling needs, requiring a different system for homes of different shapes and sizes. The biggest heating system or cooling system is not necessarily the best. In fact, choosing an air conditioner or heater that is too large for your home can result in short cycling—the system running too often and wearing down its parts. And of course, a system that is too small will not do a sufficient job of heating or cooling your home.

While homeowners will choose different efficiency ratings for their comfort systems based on what they can afford, and while sizing changes based on the size of the home, there is still one type of system we recommend time and time again. In our area, the heat pump is the way to go.

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A New Thermostat Makes Your HVAC System Easier to Use

Monday, November 28th, 2016

An article in the Washington Post reveals that many people do not really know how to operate their thermostats. The traditional digital wall thermostat can be difficult, especially if you inherited it with the home and you’ve never had a technician walk you through it.

In addition, many older thermostats can have a lot of limitations. An older thermostat may not allow you to make variations in the temperature schedule from day to day, even if your work schedule varies. If this is the case in your home, or if you’ve ever had trouble figuring out the programming on your system, it may be time for a change. A new Wi-Fi thermostat can make things so much easier!

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Selecting a Heating System for New Construction

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Building a brand new home can be an exciting undertaking, but some of the decisions you have to make in the process can seem daunting. Choosing a new heating system for installation is one of those difficult decisions, but it can be made much easier if you choose professionals to assist you along the way. For now, you may simply be wondering what type of unit is best for your new construction, so we’ve made a guide to a few of the most common systems used for heating in Rincon, GA.

Furnaces

Furnaces are some of the most common heating systems installed in homes today. Furnaces are reliable and effective, and today’s models are safer and more efficient than ever. Modern furnaces have many kinds of added safety features to prevent any potential gas leaks and protect the furnace from faulty operation. Today’s systems are also extremely efficient; all have an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) of 80% or greater, an improvement over those built decades ago that had an AFUE of about 50%.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps use the same technology used for heat removal in air conditioners to bring heat into a home. Refrigerant moves through the system, removing heat from the outside air (even when it is very chilly outside) and transferring it to the air handler indoors. In the summer, refrigerant reverses to move heat outside. This is an efficient heat source, as it moves heat around instead of generating it, and it can be used in place of a separate AC and heating system.

Geothermal and Water Source Heat Pumps

A geothermal heat pump is partially buried underground, so building a new home presents a great opportunity for installation. Because the temperature underneath the earth stays relatively stable, heat is always available, and it’s one of the most efficient ways to move heat from one area to another. Water source heat pumps instead use water as a starting point for the heating process, and either unit can save you a lot of money over time.

Let experts help you choose the right system for your home. Call Aaction Air today to schedule an appointment to discuss your heating needs in Rincon, GA.

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