How is a Forced Air Heating System Different?

The primary difference in a forced air heat unit is the type of equipment you use to heat the air. Forced air heating is not a term that many people are familiar with even if they are likely users of a forced air heating system. Forming Forced Heated Air The types of equipment that heats the air that keeps you warm can be confusing. However, each has an easy explanation as to how they work and produce the much-needed hot air. Gas furnaces provide heated air year around.  Natural gas fuels combustion in the furnace’s burner.  The heat passes through the heat exchange and the ductwork; you are kept crispy on the coldest of days. Electric furnaces use electricity controlled elements to heat the air.  The upside to an electric furnace is that every component is easily replaceable.  The downside is that they also require furnace maintenance on a routine basis and are more apt to need replacing after it has aged. Heat pumps suit mild climates. The efficient heat unit draws cold air into the pump and heats it to expel warm air. Heat pumps work with ducts but also are available for homes that are ductless. A hydronic coil uses water to create steam that flows through ducts in the...

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Identifying a Water Damaged Unit in Milledgeville

Water damage to an AC unit is never an enjoyable experience. It may flood, or it could stop working altogether. A new AC unit is the first thing that comes to mind. However, AC maintenance may save you money and energy by inspecting your unit and narrowing down the issues. Symptoms Of Seepage The range of issues that may arise ranges from puddles around your air conditioner unit to a full-on catastrophic event, for example, a ceiling or floor collapse. Water damage and AC replacement are rarely covered by homeowners’ insurance unless you have a specific policy. The primary causes of water damage to your AC unit are: Clogged or broken drain Condensation pump damage Poorly maintained filters Cracked copper lines or drainage pan Insufficient amount of refrigerant The build-up of condensation Identifying The Issue Your AC unit may be suffering from one or several of the issues that cause water damage. The issues’ range also depends on how you approach the problems. By identifying the problem first, you may save yourself time and energy if it is a DIY fix. However, you may find you require AC maintenance or replacement by an expert technician. Fundamental Fixing You may locate the problem...

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Why You Need Humidity During the Winter Months in Your Georgia Home

While you may not welcome humidity during the hot Georgia summer, it is a real necessity during the dry winter months. If your home is not properly humidified, you could deal with health issues in your home. Here are some things to look out for while determining if your humidity levels are too low in the cooler months: 1) Dry skin, noses, and lips. If you or someone in your family gets frequent bloody noses in the winter, if you’re constantly applying chap-stick, or cannot seem to use enough lotion to stop the hurting, cracking skin, then your humidity levels are probably too low. 2) Breathing issues. These can range from moderate to intense in severity, but if you or a loved one is suffering from respiratory issues, it may have something to do with the humidity levels in your home. There is a reason people are sick less often and seem to breathe better in the summertime, and humidity is a big part of that. 3) Cracking furniture and floors. If your wooden furniture or floors seem to be cracking and creaking extra this winter, higher humidity levels can combat that. 4) Excessive dustiness or static electricity. These two...

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Welcome Lake Country Residents

Oconee Climate Control offers gated community residents high-quality heating and cooling services. We install new heating and cooling systems and can recommend optimal energy efficiency practices and products for your luxury property. We are proud to serve Lake Country’s gated community residents in the following areas: Reynolds Reynolds Landing Great Waters Del Webb Harbor Club Cuscowilla Here’s What’s Happening In Your Community The Lake Country Present Tasties, Toddies, & Theatrics Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017 – 5:30pm Location: Festival Hall, Downtown Greensboro Description: The Lake Country Players presents Tasties, Toddies, & Theatrics! Join us for a night of food, drink, cabaret and a one-act play on stage at Festival Hall! For tickets call 706-819-3190. Rhythm & Brews Festival Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm Location: Sandy Creek Barn Description: Join OPAS and Reynolds Lake Oconee at Sandy Creek Barn for a fun evening of live music featuring John Popper from Blues Traveler with Whisky Bent. Enjoy Craft Beer & Wine Tasting as well as Local and Regional Food Trucks. Tickets are $75 and include live music, wine and beer tasting, shuttle service. For tickets, click here. No onsite parking. Free shuttle service provided. 21+ event. Rain or Shine. Rock N’ Roll Cruise In Date:...

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