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Blog| Your Furnace is Trying to Tell You Something. 

February 12, 2020


Throughout the cold winter months, it’s important to have a properly working furnace that will keep your home warm and toasty. Furnaces are complex appliances that have many components that need to work together to keep your home warm. If your furnace starts to break down, there are some telling signs when to get help from a professional HVAC contractor to help make the necessary repairs or replacement.

Irregular Blowing

If your furnace is not working properly, your blower may be on its way out! Furnaces should heat your home with steady, continuous warm air and reach your desired temperature. If you are constantly adjusting your thermostat, trying to reach that optimum temp, this is a sure sign to contact a heating contractor to inspect your furnace.

Funny Sounds

Did you hear that? Boom, Rumble, Bang, Scraping, Squealing, Grinding, Clicking, Buzzing, or Whistle? They can all mean different things from harmless to significant danger. If you should hear any strange sounds coming from your furnace, keep an ear out, and call your furnace expert before the entire system fails.

Strange Odors

What’s that smell? Rotten Eggs, Sulfur, Dirty Socks, Electrical Burning, Diesel, or Dust? If you start to smell any odd odors coming from your register grills, it could be a sign of furnace system failure. Your nose knows when to schedule a furnace repair.

If your furnace is speaking to you with irregular blowing, funny sounds or strange odors, take it as an early notice directly from your furnace. These might be signs of problematic issues, or you are just in need of your yearly tune-up. Top Quality Heating & Cooling has the expertise and experience you need to keep your furnace heating system working at tip top shape. Call today to schedule a furnace inspection or yearly furnace tune-up. 678-928-1728. TopQualityHC.com 

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Blog| The Importance of Duct Cleaning

January 13, 2020


Why should you have your ducts cleaned? Because they get dirty!

The average cleaning session will collect an average of six pounds of dust and dirt. No matter how clean you keep your home, there is always small particles and debris being pulled into your air circulation and distribution of air. This includes dust, dirt, pet dander, and pollen that eventually reduces the air flow and comfort level (in more than one way) in your home or business.

5 Reason to have your ducts cleaned regularly.

1) Savings - Removal of dust and debris from the coils of the air duct will greatly reduces your energy consumption rate. Saving a sizable amount of money on your utility bills.

2) Health - Improving the air quality in your home can be done by reducing the amount of dust, air contaminants, and toxic substances such as mold and mouse waste that are frequently found in the heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. If air flow vents aren’t cleaned frequently, these contaminants will continue to be emitted in your home and may cause illness.

3) Improved HVAC System Staying Power - About 9 out of 10 heating and air conditioner systems malfunction or fail simply due to lack of regular maintenance. Maintenance costs in terms of spare parts and the labor required in the heating, cooling, or ventilation system are significantly cheaper compared to the costs of replacing the entire system.

4) Reduced Allergens - For those with allergies, cleaning your air ducts promotes a healthy environment to prevent disease breakout. This will also save you in the long term as you and your family will suffer less from illness.

5) Odor Elimination - A musty scent in your house may suggest that dust, fungi, or mildew might be inhabiting the air ventilation systems. These odors can’t be removed just by using air fresheners. Having professionals clean your ducts will remove the smell completely.

Air duct cleaning is a process that involves clearing of any debris from the air ducts, as well as the grilles, registers, and other parts of the forced air system. High power vacuum and compression systems are used in order to successfully clean every part of your air duct system.

When hiring a contractor to clean your ducts, make sure they come equipped with the right tools and equipment to ensure that your ducts perform optimally as they are clean and free of any debris that could compromise the function of both the heating and cooling systems.

Contact Top Quality Heating & Cooling today and inquire about our professional duct cleaning services.

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Blog| Top 4 Benefits for Maintaining Your HVAC Systems

January 9, 2020


One of the best things homeowners can do to keep their heating and cooling units in top running condition, is to have regular HVAC preventive maintenance performed by a professional technician. Twice a year should do it, once before the heating season and once before the cooling season. Periodic examinations of your systems during routine maintenance will highlight performance issues, providing the opportunity to fix potential problems before they affect your systems overall performance. Ultimately, taking care of your HVAC systems will contribute to postponing purchasing a costly new unit or units.

During preventive maintenance, a technician will inspect and evaluate your unit and make any needed adjustments and repairs. There are many benefits to having this done, and we’ve listed four of the best ones below.

Top 4 benefits of HVAC preventive maintenance

1. Save energy.  Over time, a lot can happen to your heating and cooling units. To ensure that they are running smoothly and efficiently as possible, your professional technician will inspect your units, identify any issues, and make adjustments which will cut down on the amount of energy they use.

2. Dodge unnecessary repairs. Just like going to the dentist, scheduling regular HVAC preventive maintenance twice a year, you can stop problems in your units before they start. This will fend off any extra costly service calls to repair avoidable problems.

3. Safety. If you have a gas furnace like many homeowners in metro Atlanta area, there is a chance that carbon monoxide can leak into your air. Safety risks like a cracked heat exchanger, can be immediately identified by your technician, can be fixed before it poses a threat to your family.

4. Extend the life of your units. Last but not least, the best benefits of HVAC preventive maintenance plan is that it will extend the life of your heating and cooling systems. Just like oil changes and tune-ups keep your car in good shape, preventive maintenance will keep your heating and cooling units healthy for years to come.

Remember, prevention is always better than the cure. The benefits of preventive maintenance are certainly telling. By scheduling a pre-season maintenance visit, it allows enough time for any repairs to be completed prior to a serious weather change.

Contact Top Quality Heating & Cooling today and inquire about a maintenance plan. A qualified HVAC technician will get you ready for winter and summer temperatures.  

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