Dayco Systems Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Alpharetta’

Should I Top-Off the Refrigerant in My AC Before Summer?

Monday, May 15th, 2023

The simple answer to this is, “No, unless your air conditioner has a refrigerant leak.”

The more complex answer involves talking about what refrigerant is and what it does for an air conditioner. We recommend you read further, since having a better understanding of the refrigerant in your home’s air conditioner can help you avoid costly mistakes and the problems that come from amateur work. 

When you need air conditioning repair in Alpharetta, GA, or elsewhere in Metro Atlanta, always trust the best professionals—like those at the Dayco team!

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How Do I Know If I Need a Dehumidifier for My Home?

Monday, April 24th, 2023

Well, do you feel sweaty, damp, and miserable during summer days in your home? Then you probably need a dehumidifier.

That’s a bit of a simple answer, we admit. And if you already felt that muggy in your house, then a dehumidifier already popped into your mind. However, there’s more to explain when it comes to dehumidifier service in Alpharetta, GA, as we’ll explain below in more detail.

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The Benefits of Upgrading to a Smart Thermostat for Your AC System

Monday, March 6th, 2023

New technology can feel intimidating. Sometimes, you just want to stick with the tried-and-true for your home rather than upgrade to new systems that come jammed with features that might not add much to your life aside from extra confusion.

We understand you may feel this way about getting a smart thermostat for your house to replace an older model like a standard digital programmable thermostat or even a manual one with dials or sliders. We want to assure you this is a different situation: when you work with us for smart thermostat service in Alpharetta, GA, you’ll have cutting-edge technology that genuinely benefits your home. Best of all, smart technology does most of the work itself—you don’t have much to adapt to or complex systems to learn.

What are the smart thermostat benefits? Here are the major ones to consider:

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Reasons Your Furnace Keeps Kicking On and Off

Monday, February 6th, 2023

One of the most common troubles that homeowners run into with their heating during the winter is a furnace that keeps turning on and off rapidly, going through what’s known as “short-cycling.” 

The standard heating cycle for a furnace is at least 15 minutes and often not much longer than 20. This is the amount of time necessary for the furnace’s components to work together to heat air, send it through the ventilation system, and raise the home’s temperature to the target on the thermostat. 

When a furnace starts to cut short its heating cycle and then restarts a short time later, it creates a problem that affects home comfort, energy consumption, and the amount of wear and tear on the furnace. If you’ve got this problem with your furnace, you’ll want it corrected as soon as possible. We’ll look at why this may happen and what you can do about it.

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4 Factors That Go Into AC Installation

Monday, June 20th, 2022

If you’re shopping for a new air conditioner this time of the year, there’s a good chance you have an urgent need for it. We’re glad you found this blog post! While we are going to highlight several of the most important factors that go into an air conditioner installation, we also want to stress how important it is that you not rush into this purchase. Doing so could leave you with an inefficient and potentially ineffective cooling system.

Instead, you should work with a qualified HVAC professional, like a member of our team, to get matched with the perfect air conditioning system for your specific home and needs. Read on to learn more and when you’re ready to schedule your AC installation, give us a call!

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How Many Amps Are Required for a Ductless Mini Split System

Monday, July 26th, 2021

There are many factors that go into the installation of an air conditioning system, and a ductless mini-split system is no exception! If you’re considering adding this as a cooling–and heating–option, then this blog post is for you!

One of the factors included in ductless mini split installation is how much amp is required for it. This is the unit used for measuring electricity, or how fast electric current flows. The higher the voltage, the lower amps are needed, but how many amps are actually required for a ductless system?

This will actually vary, based on how many British thermal units, BTUs, the system uses–usually 15-45 amps per mini-split is needed.

Is all of this making your head spin? We get it! And we get amps, voltage, watts, and the like. We’re expertly trained and have the experience necessary to make sure that your home is matched with the right air conditioner for your specific comfort needs, and if that happens to be a ductless system, that it has the right amount of amps.

With that all said, you’re probably wondering if this truly is the right system for your needs. Read on as we uncover some benefits of such an installation!

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Top 10 Reasons for an Underperforming AC System

Monday, June 7th, 2021

As the temperatures continue to increase in the Atlanta Metro area, it goes without saying that it’s time for us all as homeowners to make sure our air conditioners are well-prepared.

This means, of course, ensuring your air conditioner is well-maintained. If you haven’t done so already, please reach out to our team ASAP to schedule your next cooling system tune-up!

In the meantime, read on as we uncover the top 10 reasons your air conditioner may otherwise underperform.

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How to Repair an AC Compressor

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

With the official end of winter having just passed, you’re probably looking forward to warmer temperatures. Being able to turn off your furnace and save on your energy bills for a while is a relief, right?

Of course, you’ll soon need to turn your attention to your air conditioner. If you want those bills to be manageable, then it’s important to ensure that your cooling system is in the best shape possible. So if you have compressor damage, it’s best to have it taken care of ASAP.

In today’s blog post, we’re going to tell you how to repair an AC compress—wait. We want to be able to help you as much as possible. So we can’t give you DIY tips when it comes to your compressor. This will only leave you with potentially more damage, costlier repairs, and potentially even injuries.

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What Is Ductless Air Conditioning?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

As we still deal with chillier temperatures for a few more weeks (well, chilly by our standards, right?), our time and attention is likely to be pulled to our furnaces—are they operating as they should? Did you have yours maintained last fall?

We definitely encourage these inquiries! If your furnace wasn’t quite up to par this season, and/or your air conditioner was on its last leg in 2020 and you were already considering a replacement, then now might be the best time to look into it.

Ductless air conditioning has become quite popular for homeowners living in our climate. These systems are heat pumps—this means they work like air conditioners, but also can reverse the flow of refrigerant to work as heaters. Curious? Read on to learn more!

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What Actually Happens During Professional HVAC Maintenance?

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Are you still waiting to schedule your heating maintenance appointment? Look, we get it, that’s the absolute last thing you want to worry about right now. With the current state of the world and the country, you want to think about your family’s health and safety, how you’re going to remotely celebrate the holidays, and maybe even your indoor air quality. Your heater is there, and that’s fine.

But what if the service you got from your heater could be great? What if you could pay less for your energy use and keep your home comfortable all winter long? This is possible! It’s possible by staying on top of your heating maintenance sessions. This should be done once a year for a standard furnace or boiler and twice a year for heat pump systems. But what actually happens during these maintenance tune-ups?

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