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Air Conditioning Repair Tips to Stay Cool in Gwinnett County this Summer

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Air Conditioning Repair Tips to Stay Cool in Gwinnett County this SummerWe’re fast approaching that season when our phones will ring off the hook. HOTlanta is notorious for blazing hot summer weather. Having your air conditioning unit properly maintained is key to not having to sweat unnecessarily when you’re at home. You work hard, and you owe it to yourself to be able to relax when you’re home, don’t you agree.

Here are a few things you want to keep in mind to maximize your comfort this summer.  Read More

Is it Time to Replace Your Furnace?

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Is it Time to Replace Your FurnaceOne of the biggest concerns of homeowners is cutting costs and improving energy efficiency. Replacing a furnace is not usually a concern with newer homes. However, the older your home gets, the more aware you need to be when it comes to the tale-tale signs of needing to replace a furnace.

To make your decision, you need to weigh three factors: your furnace’s efficiency; the cost of ­fuel; and your house’s heating load, which is the amount of ­energy required to maintain a steady 70° temperature indoors. Read More

How to Hire an Air Conditioning Repair Professional

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How to Hire an Air Conditioning Repair ProfessionalBeing a homeowner is still a part of the American dream for a lot of people. I’ve spoken to a number of customers who absolutely DREAD the maintenance issues that come up. Today, I want to provide a few guidelines on how to go about hiring a contractor to repair or maintain your heating and air conditioning system.

The most important thing to know is what questions to ask. Anyone can hang out a shingle as a heating and a/c repair company. I cannot tell you the number of jobs we go on where we have to “fix” or “clean-up” the shoddy work of some guy who just got out of school, but has very little real world experience. Don’t get me wrong, book knowledge is important. But I once heard it said, you need 10,000 hours “in the field” before you can be considered an expert. We’ll been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since June 1, 1993 – for 23 years at the time of this post.

Here are some questions you should ask before having someone come out to your home…. Read More

Gwinnett County Homeowners: A Heating and Cooling Maintenance Checklist

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Gwinnett County Homeowners - A Heating and Cooling Maintenance ChecklistOne of the most important things a homeowner can do if they want to stay minimize those costly air conditioning and heating system change-outs is routine maintenance. The challenge is, a lot of homeowners are so busy taking care of the other day-to-day items, they’re not always sure of what good maintenance looks like.

Today, we’re posting a checklist you’ll be able to refer to year-round. Ever since we started Hixon Heating and Air back in the 80’s, we pride ourselves on providing excellence service and insight based on tens of thousands of hours in the field. (Trust me, you learn a few things after spending a few hundred hours fixing someone’s A/C in the attic during a HOTlanta summer. It can get up to 120 degrees up there!)

Let’s jump into the checklist….

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What You Must Know About HVAC System Maintenance if you Live in Sugar Hill, GA

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HVAC Repair Sugar Hill GA

Having a good working HVAC system can really be an enjoyable experience in one’s home. It’s great to have warm or cooler air when you need it. If your HVAC system fails, however, it can be a nightmare. Proper HVAC maintenance is important, and the following article will give you a few tips to keep you’re your heating and air system in tip-top condition.

Clean your permanent air filters or replace disposable ones every single month. If you have the choice, an electrostatic is the best option on the market today. Be sure to turn off your unit before you change the filter as it should never be run without a filter in place. Read More