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

Beware These Mid-Season AC Repair Needs

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

AC technician working on air conditionerSure, the official end of summer may be just a few short weeks away. But, if you’ve lived in this area for even just a year then you know the warmer temperatures can last well into October. With that in mind, we hope that your air conditioner is in good condition. You had it professionally maintained before the season began, right?

If not, no problem. In the absence of a total system breakdown, it’s really never too late to schedule maintenance. We just advise that you have this service done at least once a year (or twice a year, if you’re using a heat pump). Anyway, regardless of whether or not you had that pivotal tune-up done, you may still run into the need for air conditioning repair in Richmond Hill, GA before the weather cools off, given that your air conditioner has been working increasingly harder and harder over the past few weeks.

So, you may be wondering—what is it that you should watch out for?

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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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How UV Lights Can Help to Keep You Healthy

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

When the weather outside is less than ideal, we keep the windows and doors shut tightly so that the air conditioner (or heater) can operate as intended. As soon as you open up a window, you let the warm air in that you’re trying desperately to keep out by operating your whole-home air conditioner. The advantages to shutting windows and doors are clear, but there are some downsides as well.

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Reminder: Change Your AC’s Filter for Better Performance and Efficiency

Monday, April 4th, 2016

In order to effectively and efficiently cool your home, it’s vital that you trust a professional to inspect, service, and repair your air conditioner. However, there is at least one task you can do on your own that is essential to your system’s performance and efficiency. This is, changing your air conditioner’s filter.

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Why Heat Pumps Should Have Professional Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We recommend that any air conditioner or heating system receives a professional maintenance visit once a year. Annual maintenance visits ensure that the components are in proper working order, or you can find out about any issues within the system that need repair. This means that your heating and cooling equipment is more likely to run properly and less likely to break down in extreme temperatures. But a heat pump requires a little more attention than your average heater or air conditioner.

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Can You Afford to Replace Your Heating System?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Eventually, any heating system will wear down to the point that replacing it is the best option for your home. But that doesn’t mean you are prepared to pay the price of a new heater. If you’re worried about the cost of a new heater, we’ve got some good news for you. A new HVAC system is an affordable option for many homeowners, and you may actually notice significant savings over time, especially if you choose a high-efficiency heat pump.

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Should I Wait to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Your older air conditioner is nearing the end of its life. Any air conditioning system will reach this point eventually, but if it hasn’t broken down yet, why should you schedule a replacement? We’ve got several reasons we think you should not wait for long to replace your older air conditioner, as this can end up costing you a lot more in the long run. Here are a few reasons we think you should consider replacing an AC as soon as a technician advises.

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How Long Will It Take to Install My Air Conditioner?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

When your older air conditioner finally breaks down for good, it’s an inconvenience for several reasons. You may be without air conditioning on a hot summer afternoon, and a rather busy work day may suddenly be interrupted. You want to know how long it will take to install the system—but no technician can really tell you with certainty without seeing your particular situation.

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Should You Repair or Replace that Older Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

You’ve been through a lot of hot, humid summers with your air conditioning system, but you’ve recently started noticing it’s not performing up to your standards. Is it time to part ways with your older system? Ask your local technician for advice and consult our quick guide.

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What’s Involved in an Energy Audit?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Your home is a miniature energy system, and just like a piece of powered machinery such as an air conditioner or a car engine, it has a measurable level of energy efficiency. To find out the efficiency level—and how that energy conservation can be improved—trained professionals conduct what is called an energy audit.

Your home can benefit tremendously from an energy audit in Richmond Hills, GA. Our technicians at AAction Air can locate the places where your home is bleeding out energy and the amount it is losing, and then provide you with recommendations for home improvements, such as increased insulation, ductwork sealing, and HVAC system upgrades, that will make your home both more comfortable and energy-efficient.

How an energy audit works

No two energy audits are exactly the same because no two houses and families are the same. To begin the process, the auditors who come to your home will ask you questions that will assist them with their tests and help them narrow down specific areas to test.

The principle step of the energy audit is to alter the pressure in the house so that the pressure drops and forces air the rush in through any possible crack in the air and heat sealing of the structure. The auditors will use a blower door, a device that fits over the front door and uses fans to draw out the air from the inside and cause a drop in pressure. Auditors then use equipment such as smoke pencils to pinpoint the air leaks.

The next major stage of an audit is to use thermographic inspection, devices that measure the home’s surface temperature. This finds where a house loses energy in ways unrelated to air leaks.

After seeing the large picture of the house, the auditors will move on to investigate specific areas. A large part of their attention will be on the HVAC system, where they will check for air leaks in the ventilation and the efficiency of the heater and the air conditioner. They will look over the insulation in places like the attic to see other spots where there could be improvement in trapping and expelling heat.

The auditors will also pay attention to the lighting of your home, which accounts for approximately a tenth of your electricity bills. The auditors will identify places where improved lighting schemes or energy-efficient LED lights can help your overall energy consumption.

Our technicians are highly trained and experienced to perform the steps that will help you find out how to heat and cool your house without excess energy loss.

If you want to put a stop to energy waste in your home, call on AAction Air today and talk to our Richmond Hill, GA energy audit specialists.

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