Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Indicates a Serious Problem

July 27th, 2015 by David Roussel

Ice on your air conditioner unit may seem like a good sign. After all, the air conditioner is supposed to be cold, right? No, actually. Air conditioner ice means that your system is in some serious trouble. If not corrected soon, the ice can actually cause some serious problems, up to and including a full system breakdown. Read on for more details on why air conditioner ice forms, and why it’s such a problem. Continue Reading

The Most Important Part of Your Heat Pump System

July 20th, 2015 by David Roussel

You’ve read our articles on the various advantages of installing a heat pump in your home, as well as the importance of maintenance and the various problems that can affect heat pump systems. However, we haven’t really devoted a lot of time to what is arguably the most vital part of any heat pump system: the reversing valve. Read on to find out more about this important part, and how it enables the heat pump to do what it does. Continue Reading

Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Working as Well as It Should

July 13th, 2015 by David Roussel

Summer is the time when most people notice problems with their air conditioning systems. This is due to the increased demand placed on the units, which exacerbates preexisting issues and can often create new ones. One of the most common symptoms of a problem with your air conditioner is a loss of output, which could indicate a number of different issues. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why your air conditioner isn’t working as well as it should. Continue Reading

Acworth Indoor Air Quality Guide: Common Humidity Related Problems

July 7th, 2015 by David Roussel

When you think of all the things that could possibly go wrong in your Acworth home, you may not immediately think of a humidity imbalance. At South Air Inc., though, we know that this seemingly minor problem can actually cause some pretty serious issues in your home. Being able to recognize some common humidity problems can help you to resolve them before they can really upset comfort and air quality conditions indoors. Here are some of the more common humidity-related problems that you may experience. Continue Reading

Heat Pump Problems to Watch Out for This Summer

June 29th, 2015 by David Roussel

Those of us who own heat pumps are definitely starting to use them on a daily basis, as the temperature continues to rise. The ability to provide both heating and cooling functions is a significant advantage for heat pumps, but it also means that a heat pump is put under more stress year round than an air conditioner would be. That added stress means more chances for problems to crop up, which is why you need to be on guard for issues with your heat pump during the summer season. Let’s look at a couple of the more common problems. Continue Reading

Air Purifier Types You Should Know About

June 22nd, 2015 by David Roussel

It may seem like the air in your home is clear, but that may be very far from the truth. Millions of microscopic particles are floating around in the air you breathe all the time. Some of these are harmless, but most are not. Things like dust, pollen, germs, mold, and dander are among the most common airborne contaminants. These can cause coughing, sneezing, allergy attacks, cold and flu symptoms, and in rare cases a number of much nastier effects. If you want to prevent your air quality, and your health, from being affected by these contaminants, you’re going to want to install an air purifier in your home. Read on to find out more about different air purifier types that can help you. Continue Reading

Why You Need Air Conditioning Maintenance

June 15th, 2015 by David Roussel

The days are really starting to heat up as we move deeper into summer, and that means that demand for air conditioning will start to rise as well. The added stress of the summer season commonly brings out far more problems for air conditioning systems than the lighter use typical of spring or fall. That’s why it’s so important to schedule air conditioning maintenance now, before summer can get into full swing. Let’s take a look at the advantages of summer air conditioning maintenance. Continue Reading

What Causes Air Conditioner Short-Cycling?

June 8th, 2015 by David Roussel

Short-cycling is one of the most damaging of the problems that can afflict air conditioning systems. If your air conditioner is constantly turning itself on and off every few minutes, then it is short-cycling. Short-cycling puts the system under far more stress than it was designed to handle, by essentially locking it into an endless start up cycle. This shortens the life of the system, and dramatically increases the chances of repair needs and a full breakdown. What causes short-cycling, though? Read on to find out. Continue Reading

How Zone Control Can Help Keep You Cool

June 1st, 2015 by David Roussel

Central air conditioning is great for keeping cool on hot summer days, but it is not without its share of problems. Centralized air tends to be reliant on a single thermostat to control it. This is a problem, as the thermostat can only monitor the temperature in the area immediately around it. Often, this causes hot and cold spots to form in areas of the house that receive too much or too little cool air. Central air also wastes a lot of energy cooling areas of the house that are not in use, and thus do not need air conditioning. Fortunately, there is a way to address these disadvantages. Read on for information about zone control, and how it can improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider Installing a Heat Pump for Summer

May 26th, 2015 by David Roussel

Centralized air conditioning is all well and good, but it is not the only option available for keeping cool during the summer. There are plenty of other options that can keep you comfortable when it’s hot outside, several of which offer advantages that centralized air conditioning cannot. Let’s take a look at one of those alternative options: the heat pump. Read on to find out more about heat pumps, and how they can serve you well during the summer. Continue Reading