Living in Georgia, especially cities around metro Atlanta like Sandy Springs, Smyrna and Marietta, you can count on hot, muggy, sticky weather much of the year. During the summers, temperatures in the afternoons often reach 90 °F or higher, and may only dip down into the low 70s at night. Add to that high humidity levels. Georgia has a “humid subtropical” climate, with humidity levels exceeding 88 percent (very humid) three days out of four during the summer months, making the summer temperatures feel even hotter. That’s why here in Georgia, having an HVAC company you can count on to repair your air conditioning system is a necessity.
Air Conditioning in Atlanta
Of course air conditioners are machines, and eventually break down and wear out. Often it happens without warning, usually on a scorcher of a day. Your A/C may be running continuously to try to cool down your home, which can place a strain on your entire HVAC system. When faced with an indoor air emergency like this, the best thing you can do is to give Assured Comfort a call. We offer the following air conditioning services:
- Air Conditioning Repairs
- Air Conditioning Installations
- Air Conditioning Tune Ups
- Ductless Air Conditioning
We’ve been helping Georgians remain cool and comfortable since 2002, and have earned a reputation for fast, friendly service, delivered 24/7 by our expert team of service professionals.
Installing a New Air Conditioner
If your air conditioner is beyond repair, or if your old one just isn’t getting the job done, we can help you find a new system that’s right for you. Our technicians are knowledgeable about airflow and duct-sizing, and have the product training necessary to determine which air conditioning system is the perfect size for your home. Too small of an A/C unit won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. Too big of a system will waste energy and money on higher utility bills.
Our technicians will review your air conditioning requirements and evaluate factors such as the amount of insulation on your home, floor space, window dimensions, sun exposure, the direction your home faces, how much heat is generated from kitchen appliances, and even how much of your home’s exterior is shaded by trees. This will help us determine the optimum air conditioning system that meets your specific needs.
Once a new A/C system is selected, our technicians will install it in a timely manner so that you and your family can get back to enjoying the summer, worry free. We are a premier Lennox dealer, but can install any A/C brand you prefer.
Air Conditioning Maintenance
In addition to AC repairs and installation of new systems, Assured Comfort offers cost effective seasonal tune-ups, annual inspections, and professional cleaning of your indoor comfort system. Regular maintenance helps you keep your air conditioner in good working order, and ensures your system is always running at peak efficiency. This will help prevent major repair costs down the road and extend the life of your system.
On the other hand, neglecting your air conditioner can result in it either breaking down more easily or running less efficiently, which causes your energy bills to go up. Don’t wait until your air conditioner is on the fritz during a heat wave to have it serviced. Schedule a tune-up while the weather is still cool, so that any problems can be fixed before you are relying heavily on the air conditioner. Assured Comfort recommends an air conditioning tune-up at least once annually, ideally in the spring, to keep your air conditioner running efficiently all summer. During the service call, our technicians will review your A/C system—everything from the ductwork to the filters, check for damage or excessive wear to components, and clean and inspect all the different parts of your equipment.
For most homeowners, a tune-up once a year will be sufficient. However, if you run your A/C all year long, two tune-ups a year—at the start of spring and the start of fall—may be recommended.
Between professional tune-ups, you should clean your air conditioning filters each month and replace them when necessary. Using a fresh filter decreases energy costs, keeps your equipment from becoming damaged, and improves your home’s air quality.
Don’t lose your cool over air conditioning problems! Contact Assured Comfort today to learn how we can help you achieve your goals for more efficiently cooling your home. When it’s time for A/C repair, replacement or maintenance, please call Assured Comfort at 770-942-1938 to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.
Humidity and Air Conditioning
In the summer, humidity has the opposite effect. You’ve probably been outside on a muggy summer day when the high humidity made the outdoor temperature feel 20° warmer. Because of this effect, one of the primary jobs of your air conditioning unit is to remove moisture from the air. On especially humid days, the higher moisture levels can force your AC to work harder, resulting in higher utility bills.
You’ll generally be able to feel the moisture in the air when your home’s humidity levels are high, but other signs include condensation on your windows and musty odors inside your house. Buying a dehumidifier for your home is an obvious way to get your moisture level under control, but you can also look into insulating your HVAC ductwork and using exhaust fans in your bathrooms and kitchen.
It’s important to keep the humidity in your home at a proper level for many reasons, including health and comfort. If your air’s too humid, mold and mildew will grow, which can negatively impact your family’s health. So how do you know if there’s too much humidity in your home? Below are five signs it’s time to dehumidify:
1. Family members are experiencing allergies and asthma symptoms
Because mold and mildew thrive in humid conditions, people with allergies can suffer in homes with too much moisture in the air. These allergens can also cause a flare-up in those prone to asthma. If you’ve noticed that family members are experiencing these symptoms, it’s likely time to dehumidify your home.
2. Condensation on windows and doors
Have you noticed a build-up of condensation on the insides of windows and glass doors? This could indicate that there’s too much moisture in your home or in a specific room. Dehumidifiers can help remove moisture and eliminate the water vapor.
3. Musty smells
Mold and mildew often give off a musty smell that is indicative of high moisture levels in the air. This odor is most common in basements, crawl spaces, garages, laundry rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
4. Stains on ceilings and walls
Many times, excess moisture will cause staining on your ceilings and walls. The stains are especially common in closed-off spaces like closets, storage rooms and basements. If you see inexplicable stains, it could be due to high humidity.
5. Damaged wood
Wood is particularly susceptible to excess humidity. That’s because moisture can seep into wood, causing it to expand. This can damage everything from your home’s wood frame to wooden floors and furniture, causing sometimes irreparable damage.