How to Choose the Right AC System for Your Home

May 17th, 2021
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When it comes to comprehensive comfort in the average Atlanta home, most residents know that it takes a centralized air conditioning system to get the job done. That is, they know they can’t rely on portable or window AC units to keep their homes cool enough at an affordable price. These systems are noisy, they cost a lot to run, and you have to completely maintain them on your own if you want them to last for several years.

When you want to stay truly comfortable, and avoid paying an arm and a leg for that comfort, then you want to invest in a centralized, whole-home air conditioner.

Note: we didn’t say central air conditioner. This is one type of ducted AC system, and we’ll explain more about that below. Read on as we uncover the different types of ducted and ductless air conditioners on the market, the pros and cons of each, and what may be best for your specific home.

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Is Your Air Conditioning System Leaking? What’s Next?

May 10th, 2021
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When the temperatures are on the rise outside it is wonderful to be able to keep your home a cool and comfortable place to hide out from the heat. This might not always be possible though if your air conditioner is starting to have problems. If you’ve started noticing that it is getting harder to keep your home cool, it may be time to take a look at your AC system to see if something is amiss.

There is more than one issues that your air conditioner can encounter. Of course, if you are doing a visual check of your system, the presence of a leak is going to be the most apparent. Unless you have a swamp cooler, water isn’t exactly a part of the cooling equation so you might be wondering what is causing that leak from your system.

Our team can answer your questions and provide the repairs you need to get your system back to normal.

Here are some common issues tied to a leaking air conditioner.

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How Long Do AC Units Last in Georgia?

May 3rd, 2021
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The short answer to this question is that the expected lifespan of any given air conditioner is about 10-15 years, with most AC manufacturer warranties covering repairs and replacement for 10 years.

There are a lot of factors that impact this lifespan though. For instance, the type of air conditioner you have matters. The most common types of air conditioners in Georgia homes are the central AC system, the ductless mini-split, and the heat pump system. Ductless systems tend to last a little longer as a whole system because you can replace each air handler as they fail without replacing the whole entire system. Standard heat pumps and central AC systems though stick pretty firmly to that average lifespan.

There is one service in particular that you can invest in that makes it possible for these systems to reach that lifespan and not quit on you before then—maintenance!

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How Much Does It Cost to Put Ductwork in a House?

April 26th, 2021
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One of the most important investments you’ll make for your home is your HVAC systems. We say this because those systems tend to account for about half of all your energy bills throughout the year. Therefore, you want to make sure that you get one that meets your budget now, as well as throughout the seasons.

One factor that homeowners might not consider in all this budgeting is the cost of ductwork. If you already have ductwork in place but it’s decades old, then you may be looking at duct sealing or duct repair needs. On the other hand, if you’re having ductwork installed for the first time, you’ll have to factor in this cost with the other costs of an AC system installation.

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Do I need a Mini Split for Every Room?

April 19th, 2021
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Temperatures may have cooled down for a short bit again, but don’t let Mother Nature fool you! You know as well as we do that summer is right around the corner, and if you don’t already have one you’re going to need an effective and efficient air conditioner installed in your home. And if you’re like many modern homeowners, you might be considering a ductless mini-split system as your next air conditioner installation.

These are powerful, efficient, and versatile systems. They have increased in popularity recently, and for good reason! One of the questions we get from customers about these systems is, “Do I need a mini split for every room?” When they ask this, they’re asking about the air handlers, which are often mounted up high on the walls in each room that the homeowner wants cooling (or heating).

The short answer to this question is “it depends,” and the longer answer is a bit debatable among even HVAC professionals. Read on and we’ll help you decide what’s best for your home!

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Ductless AC vs Window Unit – Which is Better?

April 12th, 2021
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Perhaps for years now, you’ve been “getting by” with window AC units in each room of your home.  But what if you could do much more than just “get by”? You should be able to enjoy comfort in your home as affordably and effectively as possible, and that’s not always possible with a window unit.

More and more homeowners are discovering the benefits of going ductless—not only for their cooling needs but even their heating needs too. The real question, though, is ductless right for your specific home and needs? Or is sticking with window units the better option for you? Read on as we uncover the pros and cons of each option.

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Visit Us at the 2021 Big Shanty Festival!

April 9th, 2021
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Downtown Kennesaw is hosting this year’s Big Shanty Festival, combining the best of the rich heritage of Kennesaw and the Civil War era with today’s fun-filled activities, the weekend of Saturday, April 17 -Sunday, April 18.

Admission:
Free

Hours:
Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 9:30 am to 6 pm
Parade is on Saturday at 9:30 am
Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 12 pm to 5 pm

Location:
Downtown Kennesaw near the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
Kennesaw, Ga 30144

This fun filled event is co-sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and the Kennesaw Business Association.

Visit Dayco Systems Heating & Cooling at Booth S-26-A!

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How Do You Know If Your AC Is Low on Freon?

April 5th, 2021
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Freon is the name given to a particular type of refrigerant that was used prior to this year. If you have a system that still uses Freon, then it’s time to start considering a replacement. First off, this means that your air conditioner is on the older side, and well cared for cooling systems are designed to last about 10-15 years. Secondly, Freon is bad for the environment.

The type of refrigerant used in AC systems today is more environmentally friendly, and absolutely necessary for the functionality of your cooling system. It’s the component that actually allows the cooling system to cool. But, you could have a refrigerant leak, and when your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, it can experience a number of problems.

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Best of Cobb for 3 Years Running!

March 29th, 2021

Dayco Systems Heating & Cooling would like to thank YOU for voting us Best of Cobb for 2021.

Best of Cobb is the people’s choice award and we’re honored that our customers have chosen us for the third year in a row.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to providing you with home comfort for many years to come.

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How Long Do Central AC Units Last?

March 29th, 2021
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One of the most common questions we get about central air conditioner installations is in regards to how long they last. After all, you want to make sure you’re getting a good return on your investment, right?

Well, the short answer to this is that central AC systems last about 10-15 years. However, this is dependent on a number of factors, including the steps followed during installation, whether or not your system was installed by a professional, the size of the system, and more!

Read on as we uncover some factors that impact how long a central AC system lasts.

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