Fall Allergies and Your Air Filters
We all know about springtime allergies but did you know that fall also brings seasonal allergies. One of the most common fall allergy contributors is ragweed. Ragweed is common in the south. One ragweed plant can produce one billion pollen grains which can travel up to 400 miles in the wind. The other common allergy of the fall is mold. Outdoor molds will last until the first frost of the season.
Is your HVAC System Ready for the Fall?
School has started, summer is winding down, and football season is here. Fall is just around the corner bringing the changing of leaves and cooler temperatures. September is a good month to take the time to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the fall. The fall gives your HVAC system a much-needed break with the cooler temps before having to heat your home in the winter. Certain things need to be done to wrap up the summer and prepare for the winter for your HVAC system.
How Efficient Is Your Home?
Tuning musical instruments is a common practice but did you ever consider that your HVAC system needs a tuning? We have all heard about how we need to do a maintenance tune-up on our HVAC units to make sure they last longer but have you thought about a comprehensive tuning of your entire HVAC system. If you are in the Alpharetta or surrounding areas, ClimateSmith will come to you to do a complete HVAC system efficiency analysis on your home to see where it needs to be tuned.
When Your AC Freezes Up
Perhaps you’ve noticed that frost has formed along the cooper coil outside of your AC. In fact, maybe a solid block of ice has formed. Fortunately, when your AC freezes up, it doesn’t necessarily mean that something serious is wrong with your unit. Better yet, it is usually a straightforward fix.
Natural Ways To Lower Humidity In Your Home
Let’s face it—summertime humidity in Georgia is almost always above the comfortable range. While pools and water parks are a great way to keep cool for many Atlanta-area families, others seek respite indoors. Yet, according to DIY Natural, it’s unreasonable to assume that the heavy moisture outside will not get into our homes. Thus, if you find yourself sweating, if you’re not sleeping well or if the air feels wet, there are a few natural ways to lower humidity in your home this season.
Tuning Your Thermostat For The Summer
Did you know that you could save money this summer, without sacrificing comfort? By following a simple strategy, Energy Saver explains that homeowners can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by turning their thermostat back 7-10 degrees for about 8 hours each day. While the percentage of savings will be higher in milder climates, tuning your thermostat can still make a difference this summer.