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AC Repair: Heed These Signs You Need End-of-Season Service

September 19th, 2022
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As the cooling season draws to a close, you might hope you won’t need to have your air conditioner serviced until next spring. You might even be thinking about having your furnace serviced to prepare it for the upcoming heating season. But there are some things you definitely don’t want to put off repairing. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule AC repair in Suwanee, GA.

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Can Your Home Benefit from a Thermostat Upgrade?

September 5th, 2022

You might only think about your thermostat when you want to adjust it because you are too hot or too cold. It can be easy to overlook it when you think you have a problem with your heater. Sometimes, we get called in for repairs when a customer thinks their furnace is broken, and it turns out that the problem exists either in the thermostat itself or between the thermostat and the systems it is meant to control. Upgrading your thermostat can help avoid these problems and make sure you are able to get the home comfort you want right when you want it.

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Tips for Boosting Your Cooling System Efficiency

August 22nd, 2022
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If you are hoping to decrease your utility bills or limit energy use for the sake of the environment, there are ways to do that while still keeping cool when it’s too hot outside. Regularly scheduled professional maintenance is critical: a technician can keep your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible and spot any problems before they lead to major increases in your bills and your energy use. And don’t hesitate to reach out with any concerns about your AC unit, or if you need AC service in Johns Creek, GA. But there are some ways that you can make sure you get the most out of your air conditioner and be kind to your wallet and your planet without sacrificing your comfort.

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AC Replacement: What You Should Know

August 8th, 2022

Air conditioner problems are common, and when they occur, most homeowners find themselves at crossroads choosing between AC repair or replacement.

If you are in the same situation and don’t know which path to follow, you’re in the right place.

In this article, we’ll discuss the vital things to consider when deciding between AC repairs and replacement. So, keep it here!

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AC Installation: Why Size Matters

July 25th, 2022
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Summer is progressing right along, and we’re dealing with hot temperatures daily. If you’ve lived in this area for even just a year, you know just how uncomfortable it can be when temperatures soar to their highest. This means that if you’re looking for an AC installation right now, you’re likely in a hurry to get a new one, right?

We understand that sense of urgency, but we really encourage our customers to slow down and make their decisions about home comfort carefully. Failing to do so can leave you with an inefficient and ineffective solution for your home cooling.

One component of this is sizing. We’re not talking about the volume of the air conditioner itself, but rather how many “tons” of cooling it can handle (that is, how many tons of ice would be melted by the heat drawn out of your home per hour–which is measured in British Thermal Units–BTUs). An “oversized” system can be just as detrimental to your comfort and home efficiency as an undersized one. Read on to learn more about this.

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Signs That It’s Time to Call a Plumber

July 11th, 2022
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In some situations, plumbing problems seem like a quick fix; however, when you wind up in ankle-high water, you may wonder what happened. Rather than trying to tackle plumbing issues on your own, it’s best to contact us for professional plumbing service in Woodstock GA.

If you are like most homeowners, you probably want to ensure the services of a plumber are really needed before calling for this service. Keep reading to learn some of the tell-tale signs you need to call a plumber. 

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4 Indications That Your AC Needs Help

June 27th, 2022
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Having your air conditioner repaired when it needs it is one of those services you don’t really want to wait to have done. We understand the hesitation, and the temptation to let it go for now. After all, if the system is running, it’s really not a big deal, right?

Unfortunately, ignoring repair needs risks your AC system completely breaking down on you when you need it the most—in the middle of summer. We encourage our customers to take care of their cooling systems as soon as they realize they need a repair. But how do you know when this is actually the case?

You aren’t an air conditioner expert; that’s what we are here for. Fortunately, we can share some basics with you. If you notice any of the following four indications that your air conditioner is in need of professional repair, please give us a call!

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What Are the Worst Ways to Use My Plumbing System?

June 13th, 2022
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When it comes to systems within your house that make your life more convenient, modern plumbing is at the top of the list. Unfortunately, however, we don’t always treat our home plumbing systems the way we should.

Nobody is to blame here! Chances are you’re doing things you thought were perfectly fine, but can actually be quite harmful to the pipes running through your home, underground and behind drywall.

While this line of thinking can lead to leaks and other plumbing repair needs, not all is lost. After all, you’ve found this blog post! So while you might not have directly asked how you could use your plumbing system in the worst ways, you’ll get some answers anyway. Read on!

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Is It Time for You To Install a Ductless AC System?

May 16th, 2022
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Ductless systems are increasingly in high demand, and there’s a good reason for this! They are incredibly efficient, easily maintained, and provide a versatile comfort experience that is unmatched by any other type of air conditioning or heating system.

Here in Georgia, it’s rare that we have to use our heaters for very long. For the limited time that we do need heating, we don’t necessarily need it to be super powerful. Ductless systems are actually perfect for climates like ours–they excel as powerful air conditioners, though can sometimes struggle as heaters when temperatures get too cold. Since the latter doesn’t happen here, it makes a ductless system a great choice.

Read on to learn more about some of the great benefits these systems present, and to learn if a ductless AC installation is right for you and your home.

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Signs That You May Need Whole House Repiping

May 2nd, 2022
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Do you know how old your plumbing system is? Chances are that if you’re new to your home, you don’t know this—it’s often not revealed in home inspections and it’s not a popular topic among new homebuyers—but it probably should be!

The fact of the matter is, if your home was build in the last 30 years or more, and the plumbing system has never been replaced, then you might need to explore the idea of repiping, which is when a portion or even the whole home has its plumbing pipes replaced.

But how do you know if you really need this service? Are there signs to watch out for?

We’re glad you asked! Yes, there are absolutely signs to watch out for that indicate you’re in need of whole-home repiping. Read on to learn what they are.

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