How To Save Money on Your Heating Bills

September 13, 2021

As we head to colder months, everyone is bracing for uncomfortably low temperatures in Richmond Hill, GA, and the surrounding counties. This time of the year is typically when your utility bill gets more expensive since your heater runs for the better part of the day. You can avoid high heating bills while still maintaining warm and cozy indoor temperatures with these eight tips. 1. Layer Up The more layers of clothing you wear in the winter, the less heat you need in your home. The amount of clothing you should wear depends on your individual

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7 Steps for End-of-Summer AC Maintenance

August 3, 2021

Most of us use our AC less and less as the end of summer unfolds and fall weather begins. It’s time to do some maintenance work on your cooling system before closing it up for the winter. An appointment with your trusted AC company can keep your equipment in top shape. You can also conduct some maintenance tasks on your own. 1. Replace the Filter Cleaning or replacing your system’s air filter is something you should do regularly. Checking the filter every three months is a good rule to follow. You’ll want to do this

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Improving the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioner

July 26, 2021

At Galbreath & Sons, Inc., we help the families of Richmond Hill stay comfortable in every season. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day to keep your home cool in an emergency. However, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your system running at its best. Your air conditioner benefits when you match your efforts with our professional care. Schedule an Annual Maintenance Appointment The team at Galbreath & Sons, Inc. knows that regular maintenance is essential for air conditioning systems in Georgia. We have a longer cooling season with warmer days than other parts of

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 21, 2021

One thing that most homeowners look forward to during the summertime is coming home to a nice and cool home environment. Gone are the days of opening the windows and sweating miserably while the thermometer keeps increasing. Today, we have whole-home air conditioning systems that can maintain a comfortable temperature so that our families can enjoy their time spent indoors. Getting your system ready for the rough summer ahead is pretty easy to do with the right strategy. Start by Changing Your Air Filter The summertime air can carry a lot of airborne pollutants that can

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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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