Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 6, 2021

High humidity levels in your home and outdoors can negatively affect your HVAC unit’s cooling potential. According to HVAC experts, you should maintain a humidity level below 60% to have a comfortable living space. However, that might be quite difficult to maintain due to the constant weather changes throughout the year. When the humidity level in your house is too low or too high, achieving optimum indoor comfort is a challenge. It also impacts the effectiveness of your air conditioning unit. The good news is that modern HVAC units include dehumidifiers and humidifiers that control relative humidity levels.

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Are Modern Air Conditioners More Energy Efficient?

April 14, 2021

Homeowners might ask themselves several questions before purchasing a new air conditioning system. Buyers often want the best deal, so they will look at the pricing in comparison to features. Sometimes, it might be advisable to spend extra to purchase a new unit that presents increased energy efficiency. It may even be best to buy a more recent model even when the current one appears to work fine. Self-determinations of “fine” might overlook the model’s decreased energy efficiency, which could be a costly oversight. People with older air conditioning units might feel they work fine and do

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What Are Indoor Air Quality Monitors?

March 16, 2021

Your home is bound to have some level of indoor air pollution. At a certain concentration, contaminants will trigger allergies and health complications. Pollution in the interior can also damage your appliances and furnishing. In this article, we’ll explore the purpose of indoor air quality monitoring as well as its application and techniques. Pollutants to Monitor in Your Home Unlike outdoor air, indoor air is in an enclosed space and is recycled continuously. As a result, unhealthy levels of pollutants accumulate in the interior. Researchers suggest that the quantities of contaminants in your home could be

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 4, 2021

In the wintertime, you turn to your furnace to heat your house and maintain indoor comfort. Returning home or waking up to a furnace that’s just blowing cold air is an unpleasant situation. A malfunctioning heater can also lead to frozen and burst pipes. Some furnace problems are safety risks, too, so it’s important to take action as soon as you notice an issue. Here are seven possible reasons why your Richmond Hills furnace is blowing cold air and some tips on what you should do in each situation. 1. Thermostat Problem or Improper Thermostat Setting

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How can you improve indoor air quality?

January 21, 2021

If you’re like most Americans, you spend at least 90% of your time indoors. A majority of those hours will be spent in your Richmond Hill, GA, home. Unfortunately, a typical home’s air is two to five times more polluted than the air in the backyard. If you’ve noticed more dust buildup, an increase in breathing problems or more allergy or asthma symptoms, it’s a good idea to work on your indoor air quality. Use these six tips from our skilled technicians at Galbreath & Sons, Inc. to improve the quality of your home’s air. 1. Choose VOC-Free Furnishings and

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Why is My Heater Making Strange Noises?

December 17, 2020

As soon as the weather turns colder, you rely on your heater to keep your home more comfortable. Nothing can be quite as frustrating as turning your system on only to discover a strange sound coming from it. Unusual noises coming from your heater are not just annoying; they could be an indication that something is seriously wrong. Heaters make many different sounds, and it’s always a good idea to determine where the noise is coming from to preserve the longevity of your unit. Here are six common noises that your heater might make and

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The Importance of Duct Sealing

November 18, 2020

In a way, your Richmond home’s ductwork serves as its circulatory system. By moving air from your HVAC equipment to the vents in each room, your home’s ducts provide a vital link to your comfort. Since your ductwork is such an integral part of your home, it makes sense to take care of it for the long haul. One crucial aspect of proper duct care is duct sealing. If you don’t know what duct sealing is or if you’re unsure about having it done, keep reading to learn more about this process from Galbreath & Sons, Inc..

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Is Your Thermostat Ready for Fall?

October 20, 2020

As outdoor temperatures drop, your air conditioner will begin to take a backseat while your home’s furnace takes center stage. At Galbreath & Sons, Inc., there are certain practices we recommend businesses and residences in Richmond Hill, GA, and surrounding areas take to be sure their thermostat is properly set for the transition from the indoor cooling season to the warming season. Why Your Thermostat Is Important Your home’s thermostat is the central player in your HVAC system whether it is hot or cold outside. When you set your thermostat to your desired temperature, your thermostat monitors and

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FAQs about Indoor Air Pollution

September 20, 2020

The indoor air quality of your home is essential to both the short- and long-term health of you and your family. Even if you think the air quality in your house is good, it may not be good enough. On top of that, it can always be improved upon. There are plenty of factors that can affect how healthy the air is in your household. Unless you’re an HVAC professional, you probably don’t understand all the various factors that go into creating a healthy environment. The following are some common questions about indoor air pollution that

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Understanding the AC Installation Process

August 8, 2020

A reliable air conditioner is critical for your comfort during the sweltering summers in Richmond Hill. The installation, therefore, has to be sound and thorough. Here is an outline of what to expect during the process of installing a new AC. Evaluation of Your Home’s Requirements For the installation to be efficient and successful, preparation is key. Start by evaluating your home’s cooling and heating needs. Ultimately, you want to determine the ideal system for your unique space and cooling criteria. Your AC may not cool sufficiently if the space is too big.

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