Dayco Systems Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta’

Refrigerant 101 – Everything You Need to Know

Monday, July 5th, 2021

If there’s anything you are sure of when it comes to air conditioning in the greater Atlanta area, it’s that it’s absolutely vital for you to have a fully effective and efficiently operating cooling system in place.

You can help ensure this is in the case in a couple of ways–by only trusting trained and experienced professionals to service your system, and by scheduling routine preventive maintenance each year.

One of the things we check during HVAC maintenance, is your refrigerant level. Wonder why this is so important? Read on!

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Air Conditioning Efficiency & Comfort Checklist

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Are you using your air conditioner as efficiently as possible? Are you as comfortable as possible?

If you don’t know the answer to at least one of these questions (preferably both) then the answer is probably “no.” The thing is, most homeowners don’t know how to use their air conditioner most efficiently. That is, unless you had your air conditioner professionally installed by our team, and invest in routine professional maintenance, too (more on that below!)

The good news is, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to improve efficiency and comfort. In fact, the majority of the checklist we’re about to share requires nothing monetary on your end at all! Just a few minutes of your time. Read on!

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How to Choose the Right AC System for Your Home

Monday, May 17th, 2021

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

Monday, April 26th, 2021

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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Ductless AC vs Window Unit – Which is Better?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

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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How Does a 2 Zone HVAC System Work?

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Temperatures are slowly but surely warming up, letting us know that spring is right around the corner and summer isn’t very far behind. You may think it’s not quite time yet to start thinking about your air conditioner, but we beg to differ. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your air conditioner.

If you have an aging system and are considering a replacement this year, you may be considering a 2 zone HVAC system. A zoned HVAC system splits your home into “zones” using motorized dampers, controlled by external thermostats, which are placed in the ductwork. This allows you to turn off cooling (or heating) to one section of the home while still providing other sections of the home with cooling or heating. Will this type of cooling or heating benefit your home? Read on to find out!

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Signs That It’s Time for a Heater Upgrade

Monday, January 11th, 2021

With everything going on in our country this year, it can be easy to forget that you need to prioritize your own needs, particularly when it comes to home comfort. One of the most common calls we get in the wintertime is heating emergencies—a heater that’s completely broken down all of the sudden, or has stopped blowing out warm air. This is what happens when you:

  1. Skip maintenance too many years in a row, or
  2. Don’t replace your heater when it starts showing signs of failure.

Nobody wants to replace their heater prematurely, nor do they want to be stuck in the cold without a functioning heating system. We get this. This is why we’ve shared below some signs you can watch out for that it’s time to upgrade your heater. Heeding these tips could be the difference between home comfort and suffering in chilly temperatures this year.

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