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How Does Thermal Imaging Work to Identify Air Leaks in Your Home

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Air leaks are one of the primary causes of discomfort and wasted energy in commercial and residential properties alike. Infrared cameras are also know as Infrared Detectors or IR Detectors. These are one of the very […]

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How to Address Fall Air Quality Issues with Indoor Air Quality Products

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Indoor Air Quality Products – HVAC When autumn and winter roll around, people start to spend more and more time indoors. This time of year also brings in a new round of seasonal allergies that homeowners […]

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What is that Smell When You First Turn On Your Heat

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Odd Smells when you turn on your Heat One of the most disconcerting things a homeowner can experience, when turning on their heat for the first time in autumn or winter, is to notice a weird […]

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Questions for buying a new heating and air conditioning system

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New HVAC System Purchasing a new heating and air conditioning system for your Southeastern USA home doesn’t need to be difficult. When you choose a trusted HVAC professional and arm yourself with a series of questions […]

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Should I Replace my Furnace System When the AC Goes Out

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Has your air conditioner has gone out and you’ve decided to replace it? You might be wondering if you should go ahead and replace your furnace system as well. Purchasing a new furnace system and AC […]

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How to Control Humidity in Basements with Whole House Dehumidifiers

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Humidity Control – Whole House Dehumidifier Living in the Southeastern part of the USA means that we are accustomed to dealing with lots of humidity in our homes. Both on the main living levels and in […]

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How Should I Set My Thermostat for Vacation Mode

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When you leave your house for vacation, one of the best things you can do to save energy is switch your thermostat over to vacation mode. Programmable thermostats make turning vacation mode on quite easy. But […]

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What are the Most Common Indoor Air Quality Options When Replacing an HVAC System

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Indoor Air Quality Do you need to replace your HVAC system? It is the perfect time to consider making some air quality improvements as well. Your trusted HVAC professional can provide you with numerous ways you […]

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How to Fix Uneven Cooling and Heating in Your Home

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HVAC Cooling and Heating Issues One of the most frustrating HVAC-related issues homeowners face is uneven cooling and heating in your home. There are several causes of temperature imbalances in the home. Many of these issues […]

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How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter in Your Heating and Air Conditioning System

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Air Filter Change Recommendations One of the biggest things that can impact your home’s indoor air quality is the HVAC air filter. No matter what type of AC air filter your unit uses, it is imperative […]

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How Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Maximize Heat to Heat Water

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Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Variable refrigerant flow systems can be used for more than simply heating and cooling the air in your home. They can be used to heat your water as well! VRF hot water […]

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What are the Best Situations to Use Ductless HVAC Equipment

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Ductless HVAC  Benefits Are you thinking of installing or replacing a new HVAC system in your home? If so you may want to determine whether to install a ductless HVAC system or a traditional HVAC system. […]

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Can Temperature and Humidity Affect Your Sleep?

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As residents of the Southeastern part of the USA, we are accustomed to dealing with long periods of hot and humid weather. Oftentimes our sleep can suffer when our indoor temperature and humidity levels are off. […]

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How Does Humidity Affect Comfort

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Controlling home humidity levels is of utmost importance to residents of the Southeastern US. Whether it’s battling high humidity in the summer or low humidity in the winter, finding a comfortable humidity level can sometimes be […]

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What is the Ideal Heating and Air Conditioning System for a Tiny House?

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If you currently own, or are in the market for, a tiny house, then you might be wondering what heating and air conditioning systems are best for this type of home. With so many different types […]

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How to use Ceiling Fans to Save Energy Usage in Your Home

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When it comes to the idea of whether ceiling fans actually save energy or not, you’ll find plenty of people that feel strongly one way or another. Many people, especially those of us that live in […]

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How Much Greenhouse Gas Emission Does Choosing Higher Efficiency HVAC Save?

Greenhouse gases directly contribute to climate change. Residential greenhouse gas emissions play an important role in this global issue. As a homeowner, you might wonder what exactly you can do to reduce your overall emissions. HVAC […]

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Why Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Important for your Home

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Often referred to as the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the biggest threats people can face inside their homes. Although most homeowners install fire alarms in their homes, not all of them install […]

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How to use Bathroom Fans Correctly

Bathroom Fan Installation Installing a bathroom vent fan is part of the code for building houses in the Southeast US. Although you may not see a bathroom fan when you travel abroad, almost all new homes […]

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Questions you should ask your heating and air service provider

Heating and Air Provider – Questions When you first start working with an Heating and Air company or are researching a new HVAC provider, it is in your best interest to do your due diligence and […]

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5 Things HVAC Contractors Must Do for You

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When reviewing HVAC contractors to hire for your next home comfort project, do you know what qualifications to look for? The qualifications offered by HVAC contractors give homeowners like yourself peace of mind and added value […]

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Top Reasons to Finance a New HVAC System

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Buying a new HVAC system is a pretty expensive purchase for many homeowners. As you may know, the need for this purchase doesn’t always come when you planned for it or when it’s convenient. If the […]

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Schedule HVAC Maintenance for Air Conditioners

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Time to schedule HVAC maintenance for your air conditioners and heat pumps! It may be winter, but spring will be here before you know it, and you want your cooling system to be ready to offer […]

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Common Indoor Air Pollution Problems

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Indoor air pollution is a real, and often unseen hazard in many homes. Common pollutants wreak havoc on your comfort and health, and you may not even be aware of their existence. Luckily, your HVAC contractor […]

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Love Your HVAC System – Book a Tune-Up

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Valentine’s Day is approaching and there’s one important constant in your life that you’re probably forgetting to buy a gift for – your HVAC system. Sound crazy? A preventative maintenance tune-up is actually one of the […]

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Before You Call an HVAC Contractor for Heating Help

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The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with in the midst of winter temperatures is a broken heating system. Your HVAC contractor is extremely busy in the winter, which means you may be left waiting. […]

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HVAC History: Alice Parker Contributed to Modern Heating Systems

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Inventors Day is February 11th, so today we’re taking a look at one important inventor in HVAC history: Alice Parker. Parker’s contributions to central heating helped develop the modern heating systems we enjoy today. Let’s take […]

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Can Heating and Cooling Improve Your Sleep?

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Has a good night’s sleep been eluding you? If so, you’re not alone. If the tips and tricks you’ve tried to improve your sleep just aren’t making a difference, it’s time to turn to tested truths […]

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Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger a Problem?

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If you have a gas furnace, you’re at risk for a cracked heat exchanger. If you’re unsure what that is, or even if you have a furnace or a heat pump, it’s okay. Let’s review these […]

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Avoid Fumbles at Your House Party – Book HVAC Service

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Whether you’re hosting the big game or a gender reveal, be sure to make HVAC service part of your party prep list. Just like you don’t want to run out of snacks or drinks, you wouldn’t […]

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips for Homeowners

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Carbon monoxide is in the news more over the winter months because of tragedies. Let’s review some basics about carbon monoxide, to better inform and prepare you to keep loved ones safe. What is Carbon Monoxide? […]

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Why is Airflow Important to Heating and Cooling Units?

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Whether it’s in a home or business, most heating and cooling units don’t have the best airflow. Why does this matter? Let’s answer this frequently-asked question in this blog, as well as what to do about […]

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Buyer’s Guide to Heat Pump Replacement

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It’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed with a heat pump replacement task. At AC Southeast, we work with HVAC contractors throughout the southeastern U.S. and are here to help you sort through the information available.   […]

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HVAC Humidifier in the South – Yes Really!

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It may sound contrary to what you know, but you might need a humidifier. We understand several months of the year, especially in certain climates and elevations, you may live with too much humidity. Winter, however, […]

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Advantages of a High-Efficiency Furnace

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It’s common to stick with the status quo, whether it’s your cable company or deciding to upgrade to a high-efficiency furnace. Most of the time, we opt to stay with what we have unless change is […]

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Ductless Heating Units Help Chase the Cold

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Wouldn’t it be great if there were ductless heating units like the ductless air conditioners? Guess what? There are! The majority of ductless heating units are actually ductless heat pumps, which both heat and cool your […]

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Heat Pumps and Furnaces: What’s the Difference?

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It’s a common question from consumers – what IS the difference between heat pumps and furnaces? Which one do I have and does it matter? Let’s consider the basics of this frequently asked question including how […]

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Learn More About Common Heating Repairs

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If you’re a new homeowner or are unfamiliar with common heating repairs – read this blog from AC Southeast. We’ll review some parts of the heating system which may be new to you.   This way, […]

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New Year, New Heating and Air Plan

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Now is the time to think about what upgrades you would like to make to your heating and air systems, to keep your family comfortable all year long. Want to install a smart thermostat?  How about […]

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HVAC Warranty and Guarantee Basics

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When you’re ready to invest in a new HVAC system, always speak with a local HVAC contractor to learn what their guarantee and HVAC warranty practices are. A short-term warranty might be a red flag for […]

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Holiday HVAC Maintenance

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Have you scheduled HVAC maintenance lately? If you plan to host guests in your home this season it’s a great idea. Whether you throw a small party for friends, you’ve got overnight visitors, or you’ve decided […]

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Mobile Applications For Your Smart, Programmable Thermostat

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A smart thermostat connects to the Wi-Fi in your home and learns your preferences to automatically deliver energy efficient comfort settings. A programmable thermostat can be set at different temperatures for different days and times.   […]

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Did You Know Heat Pumps Work All Year Long?

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Heat pumps are the silent workhorses to keep us comfortable all year long here in the southeast. Did you know they also require service and maintenance all year long?   Heat pumps air condition your home […]

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Install and Connect Smart Thermostats

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If you’ve purchased programmable or smart thermostats for your home, you are on your way to energy savings and comfort throughout the year. Additionally, you can access your home’s heating and cooling settings from anywhere when […]

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HVAC System Tips for Winter in the Southeast US

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When you winterize and prepare for cold weather, you take an important step to ensure your HVAC system will keep you warm all winter long. While our winters aren’t the coldest in the country, it is […]

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Identify the Right Smart, Programmable Thermostat

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If you plan to purchase a new smart, programmable thermostat, there are a few things you need to know. Not all thermostats will fit every HVAC system or home wiring setup.   Additionally, it is important […]

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Why is Zoning Your HVAC System Important

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Creating zones for your HVAC system is a great example of heating and cooling customization. When you control zones of your home separately, it provides more comfort and less wear and tear on your HVAC equipment. […]

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Ductless Mini-Split Heating and Cooling Units Trending Up

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One of the “coolest” things about ductless mini-split units is how inconspicuous they are in your house. Gone are the days of the noisy, cumbersome window units. Ductless mini-split heating and cooling units blend in with […]

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HVAC System Settings for Extended Vacations

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If you’re planning time away from home, be smart with your HVAC system settings. Whether you’re a snowbird or if you plan to visit family over the holidays, keep these tips in mind. Still Hot – […]

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Give Your Heating and Air a Break When Guests Arrive

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As the turkey slides into the oven, the house begins to heat up too. As more guests arrive, the ambient temperature increases. Here are some suggestions for helping the warmth of the holiday alleviate the strain […]

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How to Troubleshoot a Furnace with a Pilot Light

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If your gas furnace uses a pilot light rather than an electric ignition, pay attention. We have great information for you, including troubleshooting tactics and maintenance tips. Furnace Pilot Light Refresher   In case you’re a […]

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HVAC Repair Means Cleaner Air

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Indoor air quality continues to make news. We spend more time indoors and because we’ve sealed our buildings tight, there is less ventilation. It’s great for reducing energy loss. Unfortunately, it keeps contaminants in our indoor […]

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Smart Thermostats Equal Winter HVAC System Efficiency

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It’s best to be prepared regardless of the weather. In the Southeast, we may have a heat wave in late October or have a week of rainy, dreary temps. So, depending on Mother Nature’s mood, be […]

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Top Features of Your New High Efficiency Heating and Air System

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If your furnace or heat pump is not keeping up with your needs, you should consider an upgrade. If your furnace was installed before 1992, for example, it is likely obsolete. Luckily, heating and air standards […]

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HVAC Service Plans Make Maintenance Easy

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The weather is changing – don’t forget to invest in an HVAC service plan. It brings convenience, peace of mind and energy efficiency to your home.   Manufacturers recommend routine maintenance at least twice annually to […]

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Before Your Guests Arrive, Schedule HVAC System Maintenance

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Get on the Calendar with Your Local HVAC Contractor Prior to the Holidays Hosting guests over the holidays is already stressful – don’t let your HVAC system be a burden during your big event! Schedule HVAC […]

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HVAC System Filters 2018 Guide

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What Filters are Best for your Home and your HVAC System? The filter is an integral component of your HVAC system. It keeps your heating and cooling equipment running efficiently and moving air properly, protects it […]

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Frightening Noises from the Furnace

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Don’t Let Home Mechanical Noises Scare your Friends or Family A furnace makes some noise with operation, especially older models. These regular noises you hear, such as a slight hum during a heating cycle or the […]

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Selling Your Home? Time to Repair Your HVAC Unit

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Give Yourself — and Future Buyers — Peace of Mind Your Home’s System Runs Properly You’re getting ready to put your house on the market, so naturally, you stage and clean your HVAC unit to make […]

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Is Your Furnace Ready for the Heat?

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Have a Pro Check your Heating System Before Winter Weather Arrives Want a surefire way to ensure your furnace is ready to bring the heat this winter? Have a trained, licensed HVAC contractor inspect your home’s […]

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Top Ways Central Heating and Air Systems Wear Down Early

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Are you putting more wear and tear on your system than you should? If your central heating and air system is experiencing more stress than it should, these steps will help you reduce the burden to […]

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HVAC Repair and Maintenance Can Help Prevent Asthma Attacks

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Improve Air Quality so Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Can Breathe Easier Sure, staying on top of HVAC repair does wonders for keeping the system well-maintained, your home’s temperature comfortable and your energy bills down. However, if […]

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Top Reasons to Replace Your Air Conditioner This Fall

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Consider These Factors as Cooler Weather Arrives Halloween candy is probably in stores, so you may not be thinking about your air conditioner. However, in Alabama, hot temperatures and humid weather resurface during fall and will […]

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Air Conditioners Compared to Heat Pumps

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Do You Know the Difference? It’s common for homeowners to make assumptions about their cooling systems. Air conditioners and heat pumps can be confusing if you don’t know what each does or how they work. Once […]

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Top Reasons to Invest in an HVAC Service Plan

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Reduce Your Risk of HVAC Repairs and Lower Your Bills Many homeowners and business owners don’t fully realize the benefits of an HVAC service plan. Just like a vehicle, you need to schedule routine maintenance to […]

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Uneven Air Conditioning Temperatures?

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Try Adding a Ductless Air Conditioner to the Mix There are many different reasons ductless air systems are ideal for a home. Many people install them to reduce hotspots in different areas. They offer multiple advantages […]

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Use Your Heating and Air to Fight Fall Allergies

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Fall Allergies are in Full Swing Most people unaffected by seasonal allergies may assume they’re a spring problem. The rest of us know fall allergies are no less irritating than spring ones. The most common allergy […]

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Schedule Your Heating and Air Service Now

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It’s Time for a Check Up! Fall is right around the corner, which means colder weather and rain. Make sure your heating and air system is serviced before the temperature drastically drops. Routine maintenance allows a […]

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How Do I Know My Heat Pump Needs Service?

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How to Maintain this Furnace and Air Conditioner Alternative Maintenance on your heat pump is essential to keeping it operating effectively throughout the year. The best practice is to schedule maintenance at the beginning of summer […]

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Prevent Unexpected HVAC Repairs

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Have You Joined a Service Plan Yet? Summer is a busy time for outdoor activities, parties and relaxing before the kids return to school and chaos enters your life again. It’s easy to forget to prep […]

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Celebrate HVAC Contractors this Labor Day

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It’s Not Just Time on the Water and Cookouts Labor Day isn’t just the end of summer and the start of school. It goes beyond the rules of fashion and when you can wear white. Here […]

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Lawn Care Hints for Your AC Compressor

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Summer Rains May Mean Your Lawnmower is Working Overtime Heat and humidity aren’t the only things to force your air conditioning unit to operate harder. Summer rains cause your grass and other vegetation to grow faster, […]

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Blocking the Sun – The First Air Conditioning

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The Venetian Blind Was Patented on August 21, 1841 177 years ago today, John Hampton of New Orleans patented a device to change the angle of the slats on “Venetian” blinds. Although he didn’t invent air […]

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Brain Fog? It May Be Your Air Conditioning

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When Temperatures Distract, People Make More Errors Homes and businesses both experience productivity issues when the air conditioning is too cold. When employees aren’t comfortable, they struggle to work efficiently, and costly mistakes increase. In a […]

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Baby-Proof Your Air Conditioning

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Bring Your Little One Home to Optimal Air Quality A new baby is a reason to celebrate and worry at the same time. Safety is the main concern before any baby is brought home. Baby-proofing your […]

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Save Air Conditioning Costs When You Install a Ductless Unit

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Empty Nesters, Listen Up! Just because your kids aren’t home anymore doesn’t mean you should close vents and shut doors in unoccupied rooms. It is a myth closing off areas of a home saves air conditioning […]

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Kids Back in School? Adjust Your Air Conditioning Temperatures

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Make Your Programmable Thermostat Work for You It’s back to school time again. Kids are returning to school and your home is less occupied throughout the day. When everyone is home, you depend on your air […]

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It’s Hurricane Season – Is Your AC Compressor Safe?

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Hurricane season spans from June until November for states in the southeast. Not only are hurricanes dangerous to you, your family and your home, your AC compressor is at risk of damage, too. It’s important to […]

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Air Conditioning Need Help?

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Explore ways to assist your air conditioner during the hottest months You depend on your air conditioning unit to keep you, your family and your home cool no matter what the temperature is outside. If you […]

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How An Air Cleaner or Purifier Helps Air Conditioning

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The job of your air conditioning unit is to move cool air around throughout your home. Sadly, in the process, allergens, dust and other debris circulate too. Indoor pollutants are hazardous to your health, home and […]

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Dehumidifiers Can Help Improve Air Conditioning

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Learn how to control humidity indoors Your air conditioning system provides your home with fresh, cool air during the hottest months of the year. You may find, however, it may struggle with the ever-climbing humidity in […]

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Increase Your Air Conditioning Efficiency

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July 11th was World Population Day – Let’s make the world more efficient As the world’s population continues to grow, we are continuing to think of ways to increase efficiency and reduce the number of wasted […]

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Sunroom Feel Like a Greenhouse? Try Ductless Air Conditioners

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Your sunroom is the perfect place to visit with friends, drink your morning coffee or relax with a good book. Unfortunately, many times they start to feel like a greenhouse as the temperature rises and becomes […]

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How Does an Air Handler Work in Your Air Conditioner?

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Learn more about this heating and cooling component As the HVAC industry advances, there are more and more innovations designed, manufactured and utilized in residential homes across the United States. One of those inventions is the […]

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Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Problems

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Summers are filled with sun, fun and plenty of outdoor activities. However, if you reside in the southeastern U.S., you need to take refuge from the unbearable heat, and the best place to do so is […]

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Schedule Air Conditioning Service Before July 4th

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AC Southeast has your summer fun and holiday celebrations covered! Before you invite friends and family over for a cookout and fireworks, schedule air conditioning service with a licensed HVAC professional. Nothing ruins the party more […]

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Air Conditioners Don’t Get a Summer Vacation

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We expect great things from our air conditioners in the south. They provide increased comfort, controlled humidity, and an escape from the demanding summer sun. Even though we enjoy blissful summer vacations, that doesn’t mean our […]

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Tips to Keep Your AC Compressor Running Efficiently

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There are many reasons why your air conditioner suddenly stops working, and fortunately, they aren’t all expensive to repair. A loose wire might be the problem, causing a power failure, or the filter might be clogged, […]

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It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity!

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Summer weather can be a struggle to deal with, and you can experience increased comfort in your home without lowering your thermostat. Humidity plays a huge role in how cool you feel, plus it contributes to […]

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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift: Smart Thermostat

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Smart Thermostat Technology A quality thermostat will keep your home or business comfortable while improving the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. Now, imagine controlling the components of your home virtually anywhere. A smart […]

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Hot Spots in the House? Try Ductless Air Conditioning!

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Older HVAC systems or homes with new additions experience issues with hot spots and inconsistent cooling. Some homeowners might consider installing window air conditioning units to cool a new space or prevent hot spots in a […]

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Air Conditioners Can Help with Summer Allergies

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In our part of the country, the warm climate allows flowers to bloom year-round. However, it also means year-round issues with pollen and allergies. If you, or your loved ones experience allergies or asthma issues, there […]

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Avoid HVAC Repairs with Maintenance 101

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Growing up and moving into your own home is exciting, and there are many things you need to learn about being an adult in the real world. The first is proper heating and cooling maintenance to […]

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Hosting Friends and Family? Make Sure Your Home is Cool and Comfortable

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Spring is a time for lots of get-togethers and celebrations, such as baby showers, bridal showers, graduations, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Your home will experience an influx of friends and family during this busy time, […]

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Meaningful HVAC Mother’s Day Gifts

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Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate your mother and thank her for her unconditional love and support throughout your life. Instead of giving her the traditional potted plant and taking her to brunch, why not […]

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May the 4th Be With You and Your Air Conditioning

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Whether you are a Star Wars fan or not, “May the Fourth be with you” this spring as the temperatures start to climb and humidity runs amuck. It can be challenging to find the ideal climate […]

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Seasonal Allergies Kicking into High Gear

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Spring cleaning circulates dust, dirt and other debris around your home. With indoor allergens affecting your health, your home is no longer a safe zone, resulting in itchy eyes, sneezing and coughing. More debris reduces your […]

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Are You a Snowbird? Take Steps to Keep Your Nest the Best!

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Traveling frequently and for long periods of time prevents you from keeping your heating and cooling system in check on a daily basis. Humidity fluctuates as the temperatures rise, which can compromise your indoor comfort. Sustaining […]

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Let Smart Thermostats Give Your HVAC a Spring Break

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Spring break and vacations are here, which means your heating and cooling system needs maintenance and a dependable thermostat to deal with the fluctuating temperatures. Aside from preventative maintenance on your unit, you can also adjust […]

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Can Your HVAC System Handle the “Lions” and “Lambs” of March?

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March has fluctuating temperatures throughout the United States, which generates discussions whether March is coming  “in like a lion, out like a lamb,”or vice versa. Regularly scheduled maintenance on your system keeps your equipment functioning even […]

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Don’t Let the Ides of March Foretell an HVAC Crash

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Superstitions of the Ides of March notwithstanding, no one wants to get blindsided by a heating and cooling system breaking down. AC Southeast knows the struggles your heating and cooling system experiences during March and that […]

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Keep New Year’s Resolutions on Track By Checking off these HVAC To-Dos

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Whether you struggle to fulfill your resolutions every year or not, with our HVAC to-dos you can take pride knowing your HVAC system is operating flawlessly and your indoor atmosphere is healthy for you and your […]

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How Zoning for Ductless Systems Works

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When you want to achieve total control over heating and cooling in each part of your Mobile, Alabama, home, a multi-zone ductless system is a smart solution. Learn how zoning for ductless systems works and find […]

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How HVAC Filters Boost Your Comfort

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Your HVAC filter might not get much time in the spotlight, but using the right filter is essential for keeping your Gulf Shores, Alabama, home comfortable. From cleaner indoor air to fewer HVAC breakdowns, learn how […]

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Do You Need Indoor Air Quality Testing?

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You already know that outdoor air pollution can compromise your health, even in Florida. But when you spend most of your days indoors, you should also be concerned about the quality of your home’s air. From […]

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4 Advanced Tips for Your Smart Thermostat

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If you’ve just started to use a smart thermostat to keep your Theodore, Alabama, home comfortable, you might be surprised to learn how much more it can do. From making your device smarter to taking advantage […]

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How to Adjust Your Vents for Ideal Air Circulation

There’s a common misconception that closing air vents around your Vidalia, Georgia, home will improve energy efficiency. While this may seem like good sense, it actually alters the pressure in your house and causes your system […]

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3 Ways to Get Cleaner Air for the New Year

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If you’re looking forward to a fresher, healthier new year, your indoor air quality is a smart place to start. Addressing the air in your Montgomery, Ala., home can offer a wide range of benefits from […]

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How to Have an Energy-Efficient Holiday

Are you hosting the big holiday dinner this year? Keep costs low around the holidays by keeping an eye on energy use in your Alabama home. With the right strategies, you can enjoy an unforgettable and […]

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Quick Tips to Keep Your Holiday Guests Comfortable

The holiday season often sees an abundance of guests heading your way. If you have visitors coming to your Pompano Beach, Florida, home, you’ll want to do all you can to keep them comfortable. Make sure your visitors are as cozy as your family members with these smart tips for hosting done right.

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How to Have an Energy-Efficient Holiday

Are you hosting the big holiday dinner this year? Keep costs low around the holidays by keeping an eye on energy use in your Alabama home. With the right strategies, you can enjoy an unforgettable and energy-efficient holiday season.

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3 Signs You Should Consider HVAC Zoning

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Your HVAC system’s performance makes a huge impact on your family’s comfort and the size of your utility bills. But if the heating and cooling system in your Birmingham, Alabama, home just doesn’t meet your needs, you may be able to modify your system instead of replacing it altogether. From inconsistent temperatures to high utility bills, these three signs indicate that you should consider HVAC zoning.

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Can a Ductless System Improve IAQ?

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If you’re like most Pensacola, Florida, homeowners, you’re constantly looking for ways to boost your home’s indoor air quality while keeping your family healthy and comfortable. From humidity control to air filtration, find out how a […]

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Why Ventilation Is Essential for Indoor Comfort

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As Tallahassee, Florida, homeowners know, air conditioning is essential for home comfort. But it’s easy to forget that indoor air quality is just as important to staying cool and comfortable at home. From moderating moisture to […]

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Improve Your IAQ by Eliminating These 3 Things

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You want your Florida home to be dust- and dander-free, but it isn’t always easy to keep those airborne pollutants under control. From harsh chemicals to carpeting to pets in the bedroom, discover three ways to […]

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3 Creative Ways to Hide Your Exterior AC Unit

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If you’re like most Florida homeowners, you probably hate having your unsightly exterior AC unit sticking out like a sore thumb. Coming up with a creative solution to hide your exterior AC unit can boost your […]

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How to Avoid HVAC Scams

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Dishonest HVAC contractors are determined to scam you out of your hard-earned money, so how can a Florida homeowner protect herself? Understanding the risks associated with HVAC scams are a good start, but you need to […]

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How to Prevent Emergency AC Repair

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The hot, humid summer weather in Birmingham, Alabama, can make you feel miserable, especially if your air conditioner breaks down. Without expensive emergency repairs, infants and elderly people could even risk heatstroke. You can avoid inconvenient […]

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How to Keep Your Baby Comfortable

A baby can’t tell you when they are uncomfortable, but your little one can keep you awake all night with crying. Keeping infants comfortable and quiet in summer is difficult in Montgomery, Alabama’s hot, humid climate, […]

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4 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Keeps Shutting Off

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Our Southeast customers rely on their air conditioners to keep cool and comfortable all summer long, but what happens when your unit keeps shutting off? Here are some signs to watch out for and what you […]

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Why Air Conditioner Size Matters

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When it comes to air conditioners, size matters. Unfortunately, an AC that’s too big or too small can make our customers in the Southeast suffer. Here’s what you need to know to buy a properly sized […]

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Re-Use Disposable Filters

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Have you ever wondered if you could save money by re-using your disposable HVAC filters in your Hayneville, Alabama, home? We’ve got several reasons why that’s a terrible idea. Re-using filters can damage them, cause unpleasant […]

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3 Harsh Chemicals You Didn’t Know Cause Breathing Problems

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If you or a loved one suffers from asthma or respiratory problems in Sylacauga, Alabama, you’re aware that VOCs and other chemicals found in cleaning products and household items can exacerbate these health issues. But the list […]

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4 Signs It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

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Your AC doesn’t work as well as it used to and your utility bills have been higher than normal. But is it really time to purchase a new AC? If your Atlanta, Georgia, home’s AC meets […]

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4 Benefits of an Evolution Control System

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Discover for yourself why the most advanced thermostats available in Alabama give you masterful control over your indoor environment with Wi-Fi and maintenance monitoring features. Don’t you think it’s time that you discover the benefits of […]

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How to Keep Your Business Comfortable for Employees and Customers

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Improving employee efficiency and making the shopping experience more comfortable for your clients are two of the most important aspects of increasing business profits and productivity. However, Augusta, Georgia, business owners may not have considered how […]

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Here are a few reasons that a NATE certified technician is better than your average HVAC contractor.

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Your Georgia home is the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make, and inside, the HVAC system is one of its most valuable components. Because you want to retain the value of your investment, it’s also important […]

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How to Sleep Better Tonight

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Are you having trouble getting to sleep at night? If you’re struggling to get a restful sleep at the end of the day, there are several quick solutions you can try that will offer almost immediate […]

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3 Signs There’s a Problem With Your Air

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Though your Mississippi home’s air is an invisible part of the environment, you shouldn’t underestimate the impact it can have on you. It’s important to maintain safe, clean indoor air to keep your family healthy and […]

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Avoiding Heat Loss in Your Georgia Home

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Heat loss can increase your energy bills and reduce your home comfort. It happens when gaps and cracks exist in your home’s facade. Warm air leaks out of your home, forcing your furnace or heat pump […]

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How to Program Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort

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New technology can sometimes prove difficult to understand. Programmable thermostats might look intimidating, but they’re easy to use if you know how to manipulate the buttons. Programming your thermostat saves you money and gives you more […]

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3 Ways to Compare HVAC Companies

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Today’s consumers love to compare — and for good reason. Comparison shopping allows you to select the best product or service provider for your needs. When you need an HVAC company to install a new system […]

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Why You Need a Maintenance Agreement for Your Commercial HVAC System

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Commercial HVAC systems incur serious demand. Whether they’re serving a retail environment or an industrial facility in South Carolina, they use significant power. Consider these two reasons to get a maintenance agreement for your commercial HVAC […]

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Increase Your Comfort with a Smart Thermostat

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The fall ushers in a collective sigh of relief from the people of Columbus, Georgia. The humid heat is on its way out, and the dry cool air is on its way in. While we may […]

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Why Furnace or Heat Pump Size Matters

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We live in a world where bigger is better. The larger the car engine, the better the car. The larger the TV, the better the picture. In the world of HVAC, however, bigger isn’t always better. […]

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Cutting Costs with HVAC Maintenance

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Tired of opening up a utility bill to find that you’re being charged much more than you thought you would? Have you tried almost everything you can do to cut energy costs? If you’ve neglected to […]

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3 Tips For Maintaining Your Winter Home’s HVAC System

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When you have a winter home in Florida, you must maintain it just as diligently as you do your primary residence to protect it. Well-maintained homes keep their value and can even appreciate. Your HVAC system […]

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How to Eliminate Air Leaks for Better Energy Efficiency

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Saving on your monthly utility bill doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your lifestyle. But it should involve you proactively taking steps to ensure your home and all of the devices in it are maintained properly and […]

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The Ins and Outs of Ductless AC Technology

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You may have heard about it on T.V. or read an ad about it. Ductless air conditioning, though it has been around for a long time, has been increasing in popularity among Alabama homeowners. So what’s […]

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3 Deep Cleaning Tips to Lessen Allergy Flare-Ups

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Over time, allergens collect all throughout an HVAC system, from the filters to the ducts. Keeping your unit clean of dust and debris will go a long way toward reducing your allergy flare-ups. Fortunately, you can […]

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Is Your Thermostat Correctly Placed?

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Your HVAC system has updated maintenance and is working fine, but the temperature in your Georgia home never seems to be quite right. If you’re experiencing interior temperature woes, the culprit may be a poorly placed […]

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The Four Seasons of Your HVAC System

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Your heating and cooling system quietly works away behind the scenes all year.  Although it’s out of sight, it shouldn’t be out of mind – at least not always.  There are specific seasonal maintenance tasks to […]

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3 Tips for Reducing Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, air conditioning costs are the largest energy expense for your home. But that doesn’t mean that you have to be stuck paying huge utility bills every summer. By following […]

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3 High-Tech AC Upgrades to Take Advantage of This Summer

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Over the years, the HVAC industry has advanced at a rapid pace, developing new technologies and features that are designed to improve indoor comfort and energy efficiency. If you’re in the market for a replacement air […]

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3 Ways You May Be Losing Energy

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The hot blanket of an Alabama summer is upon you. You come home from a long day at work and crank up the air conditioning. After waiting for a while, you don’t feel any cooler — […]

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Working From Home? 3 Ways to Improve Your IAQ

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Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, you work from home, or do both, your comfort and productivity are at risk from poor indoor air quality. Nothing puts a damper on your day like an onslaught of allergies […]

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Ready for Summer? 4 Tips to Trim Your Electric Bill

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When you live in Mississippi, you know two things for certain. The biggest game of the year is any game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, and in the summer, your electric bill is going up. […]

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3 Ways to Make Your Thermostat Work Harder in the Summer

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Summer is just around the corner, and especially here in the South, that means we’ll all be cranking up the AC. Unfortunately, a cranked-up AC also means a cranked-up utility bill. But it doesn’t have to […]

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10 Mistakes You Could Be Making With Your Air Conditioning – Video

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You’ve run your air conditioner the same way for years.  But did you ever think there may be a few things you can do to help your air conditioner be even more effective? Or more energy […]

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Adding a New Room? Consider Installing a Split HVAC System

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Your new room addition will give you plenty of extra space, but you’ll have to find a way to heat and cool that space to keep it just as comfortable as the rest of your Georgia […]

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