Canton Heating and Air Conditioning Service
“Gentlemen, I wanted to tell you how impressed my wife and I were with your two HVAC technicians that serviced our rental property last week. Mark and Brian completed the job and were very helpful explaining issues with our systems. We will call again! THANKS!!!”
— John O.
Tips for Getting Your Furnace Ready for Winter
Your home’s HVAC system is one of the most important parts of your home to keep properly maintained. According to local HVAC expert Bob Stone of AccuAir Heating And Cooling Inc, there are a few simple things a homeowner should be aware of in order to extend the life of your central heating system. Here are Stone’s top tips for getting your home’s heating system ready for winter:
- Have your heating equipment properly maintained and cleaned by a licensed heating and cooling contractor
- Have the duct work checked for air leaks. Research shows that faulty ductwork accounts for more than 25 percent of the heating loss in an average home.
- Replace air filters. A dirty filter restricts air flow and causes the unit to lose efficiency.
- Use a programmable thermostat. By setting your thermostat from 72 degrees to 65 degrees for eight hours a day (for instance, while no one is home or while everyone is sleeping) you can cut your heating bill by up to 10 percent (according to the Department of Energy)
- Keep air supply and return registers free from obstructions (furniture, rugs, and clothes baskets).
- Use a whole-home humidifier. Heated indoor air is very dry and needs to be humidified.
According to Stone, one of the driest places on earth could be your home. Don’t believe it? “The relative humidity of the Sahara Desert is 25 percent – Death Valley is 23 percent.” said Stone. “In the winter months, the average heated home can have a relative humidity as low as 13 to 16 percent.” Other harmful effects of the dry air of winter include:
- Dry air takes moisture away from your body and can cause discomfort from dry nose, throat, static shock and itchy skin. Adding humidity into your home helps to eliminate those problems.
- The American Society of Otolaryngology reports that being in an overly dry environment can make people more susceptible to infection. A humidifier keeps the respiratory system moist and running healthy, thereby reducing the chances of upper-respiratory problems caused by dry air.
- When moisture is added to the air, the human body actually feels warmer at lower temperatures. A whole-home humidifier allows you to feel comfortable at a lower thermostat setting and helps decrease energy costs. A home heated to 69 degree with 35 percent humidity feels just as warm as a 72 degree home at 19 percent humidity.
- Winter can cause extensive damage to the building materials of your home as well as the personal belongings inside. Added humidity protects against shrinkage and cracking in furniture, moldings and hardwood floors.
Contact AccuAir Heating And Cooling Inc at (770)591-0901 for more information about getting your home’s heating system ready for winter and controlling humidity in your home.
AccuAir is a full service heating and air conditioning company around the Canton and Woodstock areas that assures the indoor comfort of residential and commercial customers in the northern suburbs of metropolitan Atlanta.
We make certain that no matter whether it’s cold or hot outside, you’ll be comfortable inside your home or business. We have built our business on fast, reliable service at lower prices than the big companies with large overhead. And if you need emergency heating or air conditioning repairs, we’ll be there.
BOB’S BEST TIPS FOR SUMMER
With the temperatures breaking the 100-degree mark for the first time since 2007, your A/C units are working overtime to keep you comfortable.
Here’s what you can do to keep your units comfortable so that you minimize the need for expensive repairs.
Keep your thermostat on a steady temperature. AccuAir recommends a 76-degree setting during the summer and 68-degree setting in winter.
Have your HVAC unit(s) maintained by a licensed and bonded company like AccuAir. Twice per year (early Spring, early Fall) is the best schedule to be on. Even though your units may be running fine, preventative maintenance will provide filter changes sooner which helps the system perform better, and can preempt expensive fixes such as leaks and voltage inconsistencies.
Should I just turn off my A/C when I leave and turn it back on when I get home?
Well, it depends. If the system has to overcome no more than 4 degrees, then it’s probably fine to do it that way. But if the system has to work hard to overcome a large difference in temperature, then it will run constantly for a longer period of time, which increases wear and tear as well energy consumption.
At AccuAir, our technicians are licensed, bonded and have a combined 50 plus years HVAC experience. The owners are Georgia natives and the company enjoys a Better Business Bureau rating of A+, we look forward servicing your units, and keeping your family comfortable every year.
Call Bob Stone, at 770-480-4179 and you can talk to the owner himself!
With over 20 years experience in the heating and cooling business, AccuAir can offer the best solutions to our customers when they want results fast. We are experienced with media air cleaners, electronic air cleaner’s humidifiers, whole house dehumidifiers, UV lights, zone control systems, digital programmable thermostats, gas furnaces, heat pumps, hybrid heating systems and ductless mini split systems.
AccuAir is a registered dealer for Trane, York and Carrier heating and air conditioner equipment and a member of the Better Business Bureau. Based in Canton, Georgia, we offer over-the-top customer service to clients around Atlanta.
Call us today or make an appointment. Making you comfortable is what we do best because at AccuAir, we can the weather, inside your home!