The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of your Atlanta, GA air conditioner is basically the efficiency number. It is sort of like the milers-per-gallon number of your car. It is calculated by taking the cooling output and dividing it by the electric input during normal seasonal use. The higher the number…the more efficiently your unit is running. The more efficient your unit is running, the more money you are saving. When choosing a central air conditioner unit this is a very important number. If you choose a unit with a high SEER you can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars during the life of the air conditioner. Atrained technician from Fulton can help you find the right air conditioning unit with the highest SEER number that will fit your budget and home. As it stands all central air conditioners are required to have a SEER of at least 13. Energy Star central air conditioners start at a SEER of 14. Units that use geo-thermal or ductless units can have extremely high SEER numbers, as high as 75. The higher the number, the more efficient the unit. However, the higher the number the more complex the machine, and therefore the more expensive the upfront costs will be. Window unit are not required to have a SEER of 13 and can still be found as low as 10. This is one of the things you will want to investigate when purchasing a window unit if you go this route. The more maintained your air conditioning unit the higher the SEER will remain. But if you allow the air conditioner filter to...
As the weather gets hotter many of us in Atlanta, GA are beginning to think about our air conditioners. An air conditioner is a vital piece of equipment in the hot Atlanta, GA summers, both for one’s comfort and, in some situations, health. If you own a home in Atlanta, GA then the type of air conditioning unit(s) you choose can also be an investment in your home’s value. There are many different air conditioning options to choose from. Below are a few of the most popular air conditioning units that people use. Unitary air conditioning systems Window air conditioners and portable air conditioners are considered unitary air conditioning systems because they contain all the refrigeration parts in one box. Window air conditioners can be placed in the window or in a hole in the wall. These units can be quite noisy and inefficient. It is important to use an energy efficient air conditioner to keep your power bills down. The same is true for portable air conditioners. They are similar to window air conditioners and can be very noisy, except they are ground units that have a hose running out an exterior wall or window. These are often used in rooms that are not being reached by central air conditioning. A properly chosen and installed central air conditioning unit should reach all the rooms. At Fulton Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling we have trained experts who can help you with a problem room or air conditioning system. If your home is cooled using these units they do not add value to your home because you most likely will take...
If you ever rented a home or apartment, you’ll remember those monthly notices about checking the air filters. Some complexes check more frequently than others, but this is an important part of keeping your HVAC unit running efficiently all summer long. We all enjoy that cool feeling of walking into our homes after a day in the sun. In order to ensure this feeling lasts, even on the hottest days of summer, there are a few things you can do for the air conditioning system in your Atlanta, GA home or business. First, if you haven’t already, consider investing in a programmable thermostat. These thermostats can be set at a higher temperature during the day but it can lower at a certain time to be cool by the time you get home. Also, they can help reduce energy bills because they keep the unit from running during the day. To maximize your energy efficiency, you can also schedule a home or business examination to determine if any of your windows or seals leak. These leaks decrease your energy efficiency and increase your energy bills. Trained technicians from Fulton can help determine the efficiency of your home or office, and recommend a plan to maximize that efficiency. There are also checks you can perform before turning your air conditioning unit on. Try to examine these items at least 1-2 months before summer begins. As time passes and summer gets hotter, technicians often receive urgent calls from customers needing immediate assistance because their units are not working. Checking early can detect problems and ensure their resolution before things really heat up....
They have always done a top-notch job. I’d use them and recommend them without question.
Jim F., Woodstock GA
I’m a bit late with this review, but I wanted to once again express my thanks to you and Fulton for another job “well done” on my home. John and Stephen replaced our water line which fed from the county tap to our home. Here’s a short story I penned to describe the repair process, a bit tongue in cheek, and there might be a tiny amount of exaggeration…..
A Tale of Plumbing By-Pass Surgery
Part One- The Decision
It starts with a diagnosis from John Bauer… “Look son, the main … Read more
Fulton is a find. They got our air conditioner working in a hurry.
Bob Z., Atlanta GA
They are wonderful. We have used them for the last 11 years.
Walter A., Duluth GA
Fulton is absolutely good. Their guys are very experienced and professional.