Dayco Systems Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Canton’

“Should I Replace My 25-Year-Old Furnace?”

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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While the furnace in the accompanying picture to this blog post is a bit older than 25 years, we want to use it to illustrate a point–if your furnace is 25 years old, then it is outdated! It’s not going to be able to work as efficiently as it once did, nor is it going to be as safe as it would be otherwise–particularly if it’s a gas-powered system.

The methods used by HVAC professionals to properly install and vent furnaces have even changed in the last couple of decades. So, if you’re asking yourself if you should replace your 25-year-old furnace, the answer is a resounding yes! But allow us to elaborate more, below:

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Important Care and Maintenance for Your Condensate Pump

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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There are a number of important components that make it possible for your air conditioner to function, and the condensate pump is just one of them. During the cooling process, your air conditioner produces natural condensation. Most types of air conditioners rely on gravity and a 3/4th inch drain line to redirect the water away from your property and out to a drainage system.

However, some air conditioners require a little more help with this. Depending on where your air conditioner is installed, a condensate pump may be necessary to get fluid out of your air conditioner and outside of your property. Read on to learn more!

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What Is a Plenum in an HVAC System?

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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In order for your traditional central air conditioner or furnace to function, and bring chilled or heated air into your living space, it needs a series of air ducts to do its job. This ductwork is generally made up of sheet metal, however other rigid materials can be used as well, including fiberglass or insulated plastic. There is one component of this ductwork that has a big job, but its name isn’t very well known–the plenum!

There are actually two types of plenums, which are typically in a rectangular shape. The supply plenum is on one side while the return plenum is typically catty-cornered to it. Read on to learn more!

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What Does CFM Stand for in HVAC?

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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There’s a lot you might not know about your air conditioner. For the most part, this is okay, because it’s what we are here for! Our team has the expertise and the experience to handle any HVAC problem that you may have with either your air conditioner or your heater.

There are some HVAC facts, however, that can be really helpful for you to know as a homeowner. For instance, did you know you should be scheduling maintenance for your heater and air conditioner every year for each system? This will keep it working as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible.

A common question we get from homeowners looking to invest in a new HVAC system is “how do we know we’re getting the right one?” You not only want to get the right model, but you want a heater or air conditioner that is correctly sized for your home. This is where CFM–or Cubic Feed per Minute comes in. Read on to learn more!

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How Often Should a Furnace Cycle?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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When you live someplace like Canton, you probably don’t think about your heating system that much. Still though, when you do need it, you want it to work as powerfully and efficiently as possible, right? Well, if it’s short-cycling it’s not working effectively or efficiently.

Short-cycling is the name given to the process where your furnace cycles on and off in short rapid bursts instead of full heating cycles. So what is a full heating cycle? About 2-3 times per hour in 10-15 minute lapses. It may run a bit longer on exceptionally cold days when it takes a while for the heater to reach the desired temperature set on your thermostat.

So, what’s going on when your furnace isn’t cycling regularly–when it is a victim of short cycling? Read on to find out!

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Monday, November 1st, 2021

When you live in a modern home that’s set up with a whole-house air conditioner and heating system, then you expect a certain level of comfort. That comfort can’t be achieved, however, if that HVAC system is having problems that are causing it to work inefficiently or ineffectively. One of these potential problems is a furnace, leaking water.

“What?” you might wonder, “Why would my furnace leak water? There’s no water in the system!”

Well, that’s true, if you have a standard-efficiency furnace. But not if you have a high-efficiency furnace. Read on to learn more!

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Is Furnace Maintenance Necessary in Georgia?

Monday, 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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What Is the Difference Between HVAC and AC?

Monday, 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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Are Ductless Systems More Efficient Than Traditional HVAC?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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