Is Furnace Maintenance Necessary in Georgia?

October 18th, 2021
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When you think about states in the southern part of the U.S. what kind of weather do you envision? If you’ve lived here for even just a year, you know that the majority of the time it is hot, and humid. So, you might not think about your heating needs very often.

But the fact of the matter is, even though you might not think this is the case, you still need your furnace to work well when you do need it. So, yes, furnace maintenance is necessary in Georgia. Read on to learn why!

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How to Troubleshoot a Furnace and When to Call a Professional

October 11th, 2021
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As the weather begins to cool down, it’s just about time to turn our attention away from our air conditioners and towards our furnaces instead. Is yours in good shape? Is it up to the job of keeping you warm and comfy all through this fall and winter?

If you’re not sure, or even if you think it’s just fine, this is the perfect time of the year to schedule maintenance! Maintenance helps your heater work as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible.

In the meantime, it’s a good idea to know how to troubleshoot a misbehaving furnace so that you can call in the professionals to get it fixed. Read on as we share some tips on how to do so.

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What Is the Difference Between HVAC and AC?

October 4th, 2021

If you’re trying to understand more surrounding the HVAC industry, then figuring out the meaning behind common terms is a great place to start. We’re sure that you’ve seen the terms HVAC and AC thrown around constantly. If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between these two terms, we’re here to define them today. 

Before we go through all the details, we want you to understand that you can rely on us for your HVAC services in Canton, GA. We specialize in getting you high-quality HVAC services whenever you need them. We can get you any services you need no matter if it’s HVAC services or AC services in particular. Let’s talk about all this below…

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What is the Effectiveness of a UV Light in HVAC?

September 27th, 2021
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For almost two years now, there’s been an intense focus on how to stay as healthy as possible while isolating at home–or at least staying home a lot more than we have in previous years! As a result, more and more homeowners are thinking about their indoor air quality. Even pre-pandemic, the average home without the right indoor air quality systems and services in place could have worse indoor air quality than outdoor air quality.

If you haven’t already done so, you’d do well to consider the installation of a whole-house UV air purifier. Also referred to as UV lights or even UV germicidal lights, these indoor air quality systems are key to helping homeowners breathe healthier, or at least metaphorically “breathe easier” at home, knowing they’re well protected. Read on to learn more!

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Are Ductless Systems More Efficient Than Traditional HVAC?

September 20th, 2021
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When you live somewhere that is as consistently hot and humid as the Canton area, chances are you want to do all that you can to save on your energy bills–and this includes using your HVAC systems as efficiently as possible. So you may be wondering if you even have the right HVAC system in place. If you’re considering the installation of a ductless system, you’ve come to the right place!

But the question is, is a ductless system more efficient than a traditional HVAC system? The short answer is, “In most cases, YES!” But it truly depends on a few factors, which we’ll get into below. For many homeowners, a ductless system is absolutely worth the investment. Here’s why!

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Georgia Residents

September 13th, 2021
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As the official end of summer draws near, Georgia residents are looking forward to slightly cooler weather and a chance to turn off their air conditioners for a bit and lower their energy bills. Of course, if you want to keep those energy bills low, then you’ll want to think about how well you’re maintaining your air conditioner.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about scheduling a heating maintenance appointment! But that doesn’t mean you should ignore your air conditioner. Read on as we uncover our fall HVAC checklist for Georgia residents to keep your air conditioner in great shape so you can rely on it when you need it next spring.

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What Constitutes an HVAC Emergency in Georgia?

September 6th, 2021
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If there’s anything we care about most here at Dayco Systems, it’s the comfort of our customers. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to provide the great products and services we do throughout Canton and the surrounding communities. So when you have an HVAC problem, we’re here to address it for you, right away.

Of course, not all HVAC system problems are emergencies. At least, they don’t always have to be! The best way to avoid unexpected problems, of course, is with routine, annual HVAC maintenance. This service helps our technicians spot small problems before they become much bigger ones. Of course, if you skipped maintenance or your system is getting up there in age (10-15 years) you may have one of the following common emergencies happen in your home.

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What Causes an Air Conditioner to Ice Up?

August 30th, 2021
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When you live somewhere with as warm and humid as a climate as ours, it’s hard to imagine ever seeing ice anywhere, let alone developing on your air conditioner. Although perhaps you’re one of those people who think that ice is involved in the cooling process. After all, how else does chilled air make its way into your home, if ice isn’t involved?

Well, through refrigerant. You see, refrigerant is a substance that makes the whole cooling process possible. It cycles between liquid and gas form in order to remove heat from your home, and to return cooled air. This is oversimplifying it a bit, but the point is, refrigerant is what makes your air conditioner actually cool the air, not ice.

So what causes an air conditioner to ice up? We’ll elaborate below, but essentially, air conditioners ice up when the refrigerant inside gets too cold due to an external problem with the system. Read on to learn more!

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FAQ’s For Homeowners Experiencing Air Conditioning Fan Problems

August 23rd, 2021
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Were you aware that near the end of summer is the most likely time for an air conditioner to break down in your Georgia home? This is especially true if you skipped maintenance this year, and/or if your system is aging. That is, your system is 10-15 years old. Let’s face it, no air conditioner lasts forever!

If your system is on the newer side though, that doesn’t mean it’s immune to problems. Natural wear and tear can create problems, as can weather events when it comes to your outdoor unit. It’s essential that you be aware of the signs of a problem so that you know when to call us! One issue that may occur with your air conditioner is a problem with one of the fans. Your central air conditioning system has two–the blower fan and the exhaust fan. Below are some FAQ’s about these fans. Read on, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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“How Do I Know if My AC Has Insufficient Coolant?”

August 16th, 2021
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We’ll start by explaining what coolant is. Coolant is a chemical substance that we refer to as refrigerant, and it’s what actually makes the cooling process possible. Refrigerant allows your air conditioner to draw heat out of your home, and then put it through a cooling process through the compression and evaporation of the fluid.

You shouldn’t lose refrigerant charge (level) over time. It’s not like gasoline from a car–it doesn’t run out. If you are losing any, it means you have a leak! But how do you know if this is the case? For starters you can watch for these signs:

  • Your energy bills rose dramatically when you started using yoru AC system.
  • You’ve noticed lukewarm air coming from the vents.
  • There’s ice or frost development on your air conditioner.
  • Your air conditioner is hissing or bubbling.

Read on as we dive into these one by one–what they mean for your system and what we can help you do about it!

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