Dayco Systems Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Acworth’

Is Heat Pump Needed For the Winter?

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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One of the best parts about using a heat pump system for your HVAC needs is that they are year-round climate control systems—providing effective cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. As the weather begins to cool, now is the perfect time to start thinking about whether you need to make an upgrade to your HVAC systems, whether it be your heater or your air conditioner.

If you’re looking at new heating systems this fall, you would do well to consider the many advantages that a heat pump brings. A heat pump operates according to the same principles of a central air conditioning system, except that it has a reversing valve that allows it to heat during the winter, and they are great for climates like our with relatively mild winters.

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Dayco’s Guide to Duct Sealing

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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Since homeowners rarely think about their ductwork because it’s mostly hidden from sight, they often allow damaged ductwork to go without repairs—or at least until something disastrous happens to their HVAC system that they can’t ignore. Timely repairs for ducts, such as sealing air leaks, make a huge difference in heating and cooling performance, improving both comfort and energy efficiency.

In this post, we’re going to look in more depth at duct sealing so you’ll know why you may need it and its benefits.

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How Can I Prepare My HVAC System for the Winter?

Monday, November 7th, 2022
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Most of us embrace the crisp and cool weather of fall, but we also know that the winter chill isn’t far behind. While making your Thanksgiving plans is also a great time to consider how to prepare for winter. A big part of winter preparations is ensuring that the heating system in your home will work effectively, efficiently, and safely. 

We’re experts when it comes to handling local heating systems, and today we’re going to share with you the best steps to get your heating system ready for the chill temperatures.

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Dayco’s Heating Maintenance Checklist

Monday, October 24th, 2022
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Fall is progressing right along, and soon enough temperatures will cool down enough to start using our heating systems. Sure, we may use them briefly, but that doesn’t mean you want to spend a lot when you need yours! In fact, with how much you use your air conditioner, it makes a lot of sense that you want to keep your heating bills as low as possible.

To ensure this is the case, the time to schedule heating maintenance is now if you haven’t already. Read on to learn more about why this is such an important service, and why now is the time to have it done, and the checklist of what happens during maintenance.

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Dayco’s Halloween Home Performance and Safety Tips

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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It’s Halloweentime! What’s more important is that this means it’s fall! Have you had your home performance checked lately? How about your heating system?

If you answered “no and no,” now is the time to give us a call! Your home performance refers to how efficiently you’re using the systems in your household. The more efficiently you use them, the lower your energy costs are going to be. Having your heater professionally maintained, as well, will also help with your energy-saving efforts.

Read on as we uncover some of our best home performance and safety tips, including the ones you need for the spooky season, before kids come trick-or-treating at your door.

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What Makes an Efficient Duct System?

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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Homeowners often underestimate just how important the “V” part of their HVAC system is–it stands for ventilation, and it means your systems’ ductwork! The air ducts are responsible for distributing the air-conditioned or heated air that comes from your heater or air conditioner and delivering it to the various rooms in your home that need it.

Damaged, dirty, or otherwise compromised ductwork can lead to a number of problems. It can impact your comfort as it affects your HVAC system’s ability to do its job, your indoor air quality, and yes, your home efficiency. Efficiency refers to how well energy is consumed by your home. The more efficient something is, the less it will cost you to operate, so the goal is to have really efficient HVAC systems, especially since they account for about half of your home’s entire energy use.

So, what makes an efficient duct system? Read on to learn!

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Is Bigger Always Better for Furnaces?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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If you’re shopping for a furnace right now, chances are that you’re not in too much of a rush, since we’ll still have our warmer and more humid weather for a while. But we have had customers who have rushed into a purchase like this, because they don’t necessarily understand the importance of getting the exact right furnace for their specific living space.

Unfortunately, rushing into a purchase like this can actually leave you with a furnace system that is too big for your home. That’s right, bigger isn’t always better, at least not when it comes to your home comfort systems.

The size of your furnace can actually have a big impact on its functionality as well as its efficiency. It is important that you work with qualified professionals to ensure that your home is getting matched up with the exact right furnace for your specific needs. Read on to learn why.

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Is the Tenant or Landlord Responsible for HVAC Maintenance?

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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Whether you are the tenant inside a multi-family dwelling, the landlord, or the property manager, you might be wondering what exactly you’re financially liable for.

One of the reasons many residents in Acworth and the surrounding communities choose to rent, aside from affordability restricting buying for many, is that they don’t have to be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of their home. And this absolutely does apply to your HVAC systems–your air conditioner and your heater.

The landlord or property manager would be the person financially responsible for the upkeep of your air conditioning and heating systems, meaning they should be responsible for maintaining it. Or rather, hiring a professional such as the Dayco staff to properly tune-up their tenants’ air conditioners and heating systems.

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“Can Smart Home Technology Really Save Me Money?”

Monday, September 12th, 2022
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The concept of “smart homes” has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason! Smart home technology makes homeownership more convenient, more enjoyable, and even more affordable.

Dayco can help you with this, with the professional installation of an upgraded smart thermostat.

Newer versions of thermostats are capable of so much more than just being able to manually adjust the temperature. Smart and WiFi thermostats can do more than even a digital thermostat. So, if it’s been a decade or longer with the same thermostat in your home or you don’t already have a smart thermostat, now might be the time to consider one. Because yes, this smart home technology can save you money!

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Professional AC Installation vs DIY Installation

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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For homeowners looking to have an air conditioner installed during this time of the year, we are certain that time doesn’t seem like it’s on your side. We understand, however, that rushing into a purchase of this scope could end up leaving you with an air conditioning system that operates ineffectively and inefficiently, plus has a number of repair needs. It may not even last its entire 10-15 year lifespan.

Issues such as these can absolutely be avoided though! How? By contacting experienced and qualified professionals such as the Dayco staff for your air conditioning system installation. Whether you’re in the market for a central air conditioner, heat pump, or ductless system, anything outside of a portable window unit needs to be installed by a professional vs. a DIY job. Read on to learn why.

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