HendrixAir, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Brunswick’

“Yikes! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch to Heating Mode”

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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We may not get as bitterly cold winters as our friends up north, but this doesn’t mean we don’t deal with chilly enough weather to need a reliable heating system. Many folks in our area choose a heat pump system to warm their homes. This is a great choice since they are highly efficient and effective for climates like ours–hot and humid summers with relatively mild winters.

Your heat pump has probably been pretty consistently in cooling mode, but now is the time to switch it to heating mode. But, what if you go to adjust your thermostat to do just that only to realize… nothing happened? Are you still getting cooled air from the vents? Or maybe it feels like the air is lukewarm instead of hot? This is an indication that something is wrong, but what?

While the problem might be a minor one that you can “fix” on your own (more on that in a moment), there’s a possibility that it’s more serious and you might need to call in a pro ASAP. Read on to learn more!

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Some Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear Coming from Your Furnace

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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It may be pretty easy to ignore some of the noises that come from your home systems and appliances. It’s easy because really, we don’t want to admit that something is wrong that might need expensive and inconvenient repairs. However, ignoring certain noises could leave you with even more urgent and expensive repair needs.

While something like a rattle can be as simple as having a loose panel on your furnace cabinet, alternatively you might have a cracked heat exchanger, which is a much more harmful problem as it can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning in your home.

Here at Hendrix Air, we understand how important it is to protect your home, and that includes protecting and improving your comfort! If you hear any suspicious sounds coming from your furnace, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for an inspection. Read on to learn what some of these sounds might be.

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Here’s Why You Should Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up Now

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Your heater is rapidly going to become the most important system in your home in the coming months. As temperatures drop you’ll be relying on this system more and more. If you haven’t already, now is the time to start considering what you can do to ensure your heater is ready to perform. Maintenance is going to be the best way to do this.

Much like how you train before a marathon or have your car checked out and tuned up before a road trip, you should have your heater maintained before you enter the time of year when you will use this system the most. Let’s explore more about the benefits of getting your maintenance for heater regularly each year.

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Yup, Professional Duct Cleaning Is Worth It! Here’s Why…

Monday, September 20th, 2021

If you’re like the average homeowner, there’s a good chance you don’t know very much about the air ducts snaking their way through your home, and we understand! Your ductwork is mostly hidden from view for a reason, after all. You shouldn’t really have to think about it all that much. But the fact is, from time to time they need attention.

We’d never expect you to know all the ins and outs of your HVAC ductwork, but there are definitely a few things we would like to share with you about how dirty cuts can impact the quality of your indoor air.

Professional duct cleaning can be hugely beneficial for your ductwork, which is tasked with moving air into your home every time you use your air conditioner or heating system. Here’s why this service is totally worth it…

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How to Efficiently Cool Your 2-Story Home

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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An example of a beautiful southern Victorian home in Georgia.

If you own or live in a 2-story home anywhere in Georgia, then it’s no secret that you’d like to do everything possible to keep it cool, efficiently, right? After all, not only are we dealing with high heat here, but also sweltering humidity. This can make for a very uncomfortable environment–particularly without the right HVAC and indoor air quality systems in place.

Even if you do have the right systems in place, you want to make sure you’re using them properly. We mean that you should be using them so that it doesn’t waste electricity and subsequently waste money. Keep reading as we uncover some tips to cool your 2-story home as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

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How Much Should a New Air Conditioner Cost?

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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If you’re wondering how much a new air conditioner should cost at the beginning of August, we’re going to guess that you didn’t plan on needing a new one right now, and you’re probably feeling a bit rushed to get comfortable again. We really want to encourage you, however, to take your time on deciding on an AC purchase. As for the answer to this question–the short version is “it depends.” Read on as we explain why.

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Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear Your AC System Make

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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It goes without saying that our air conditioners are already getting a lot of use this summer, and there’s more to come. When you’re using your air conditioner so much, it’s natural to be a little concerned about problems that might crop up. After all, they accumulate wear and tear every time they operate.

Fortunately, if you have maintenance done at the beginning of the summer season or before summer began, then you’re likely in good shape! Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it to help your air conditioner work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

It’s also during maintenance that we’ll become aware of any small repair needs that you should manage before they become much bigger repair needs.

Didn’t schedule maintenance yet? No worries, it’s not too late! Call us today to get that on your calendar. In the meantime, it’s good news to be aware of signs that your air conditioner might need some repair work too. One of these signs is that your air conditioner is making strange noises. What constitutes a strange noise, though, and what should you do about it? Read on!

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It’s Time to Call for AC Repair When…

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Air conditioning repair is one of those services you don’t want to have a need for, but when the need arises you want a qualified team to handle. You may be tempted to put off any repair needs for a more convenient time, or when your budget allows for it more. But this can end up doing more harm than good. You risk small repair needs turning into a full-on breakdown or at least a larger, more expensive repair need. And this could happen right when you need your system the most, right in the middle of summer.

We encourage our customers to take care of their cooling systems as soon as they realize they need service. But, how can you tell when this is the case for you? You’re not an AC expert after all, that’s our job! You can, however, learn the basics, and know the signs of when it’s time to call a professional. We’ve shared those signs below! It’s time to call us for AC repair when…

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How to Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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If there’s any “benefit” at all to the events of the last year, it’s made us as homeowners aware of just how important it is to address our health needs both outside of the home and in the home. Did you know, that even pre-pandemic, the air quality inside your home could be worse than that of outdoors? At least, this is the case when you don’t have the right indoor air quality products or services in place.

Fortunately, that’s what our team is here for! We have a variety of options for your indoor air quality needs. With our help, you may find that your home benefits from a single type of system or some variety of what we’re about to mention below. Read on to learn more!

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“How Can I Make My Air Conditioner Operate Better?”

Monday, June 14th, 2021
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One of the most common questions that our customers are likely to ask is in regards to how to make their air conditioner operate better. Of course, by that, they usually mean to ask us, “How can I be more comfortable, and pay less for that comfort?” In other words, you want to know how to cool your home more affordably. This is completely reasonable!

With the official start of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to start exploring this question and the many answers we have for you. Of course, we can’t continue this blog post without first mentioning the #1 way to ensure your air conditioner works efficiently, and therefore costs you less to operate and performs better, is through professional maintenance. This service allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the various components in your system, and should be done once a year.

Read on as we uncover what you can do in addition to maintenance, to improve comfort and lower your monthly utility bills.

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