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In theory, leasing your air conditioner sounds great. The system isn't actually yours so in a way, the system isn't your problem. You don't have to fork over a bunch of money at once. Oh how glorious it sounds! Until you look at the fine print...and add up the numbers.

So let's say you've found a deal where you lease your air conditioner by the month for $100. Consider that this system may be in your possession for 10-15 years. That's a whopping $12,000-$18,000 before fees. You could have purchased that same air conditioner for $5,000 or less.

What happens if I sell my home?
That's a great question. In most situations, they'll require you to either buy the system from them so it can stay with the home or you can pay their HVAC installation crew to come remove the system. In either case, if you're leasing your system, you're probably not going to want to go with either of those options.

So, what else can I do?
Thankfully, most companies offer all sorts of financing options. Watch for specials on financing. You could end up with 12 month no interest deal!

What if that's my only option?
Continue to search for a solution other than leasing your system. It may take some time, but the right financing situation is out there for you. You just have to find it. (Yes, I know it's hot. Go to your local coffee shop, order a frappuccino, enjoy their air conditioner and free wifi while you search for this unicorn financing deal.)

I'm stuck on making a bad decision. What should I look for?
If you're just absolutely stuck on the idea of getting ripped off on your new air conditioner, be sure to look closely at the terms.

What's included?

Is maintenance covered?

Are parts covered?

How about the labor?

How quickly will someone fix the system if it breaks down during peak season? (You know, when HVAC companies are booked a week out.)

A company above the rest.
AccuTemp has been in business for 30 years. We're family owned and operated as well as licensed and insured. We maintain an A+ rating with BBB®. Every job is permitted and inspected by the city or county you're located within.

If you'd like to get pre-approved for financing a system installation with us, feel free to do so here. Once you're approved, give us a call and we'll be happy to get a comfort consultant to your home. In no time, you'll have a new, high efficient system!

If you happen to be denied, give us a call. We have an alternate financing option as well.
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When a home has an air flow issue, people tend to immediately think it has to do with the duct work. In effort to try and fix this issue themselves, they'll close off various vents. In some cases, two floors will operate on one system and the upstairs won't get as much air flow. People then tend to think if they close all the vents downstairs, they'll move the air upstairs. While this may be possible, it can wreck havoc on your HVAC system.

When you begin messing with the air flow of the system, you are messing with static pressure.

Without getting overly confusing and technical, static pressure to a technician is what your blood pressure is to your doctor. They both give a good indication of overall health. You never want this number to be too high or too low.

While you mess with your static pressure, your system begins to think there's an air flow restriction. Your system will then begin to act like it's low on refrigerant. From there, your coil will likely freeze up. At this point, your system won't be able to cool your home properly anymore due to the frozen coil. The issues only continue from there. Now you may also be dealing with water issues when the coil begins to thaw.

What else can cause these issues?

This is also the reason in which we recommend you change your filter out every month. When your air filter gets clogged enough, those same type of issues can occur. It's best to prevent these issues so that you don't put any unnecessary strain on the components of your system.

A system with a long history of regular maintenance and filters changes will live much longer than a system that's neglected. You can get 15 years of out a system if you treat it right.

If the system lives longer than that, that's great, but consider technological advancement. By the time 15 years passes, a new system will save you in money and get you more efficiency. The systems today are great, but by the time 15 more years passes, it will be out dated technology. Hopefully by that time someone will have created a system that runs on water. Ha!

So what do I do if I have air flow issues?

Unfortunately when it comes to air flow issues, there's not much you can do yourself. You can check and change your air filter and you can inspect any exposed duct work. If you notice anything disconnected, you can attempt to repair yourself if you feel confident in your skills. You will need HVAC tape, not duct tape! They are actually different. If this is your first time using HVAC tape, be very careful. The cuts you can get from this stuff is like a paper cut, but way worse. We highly recommend you just give us a call and let us safely handle it for you.

Give us a call at 770-672-6963 if you'd like to get scheduled or have any further questions.
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Are you going to be upgrading your system sometime soon?

Check this out!

We're running a special for a $500 instant rebate!

Call the office for details.

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Are you having an issue with your HVAC system? Give us a call and get on the schedule. Let us know you've got the coupon below 770-672-6963.
$25 Off Service Call
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Have you ever experienced a frozen air conditioner? Did you know the steps to take?
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At times, you may notice your furnace runs for a lot longer than it use to. This could be completely normal or a cause for a system diagnosis. If the temperatures are extremely low out, your furnace may just be running constantly in order to maintain the temperature set at the thermostat. If that doesn’t seem to be the case, follow the troubleshooting guide below.

First, go to your thermostat. Make sure it’s in heating mode with the fan set to “auto”, not “on”.

Next, determine the temperature in your house by a means other than the reading on your thermostat. Now compare that reading with what your thermostat is set to. If you find that the indoor temperature is higher, there may be a communication issue causing your thermostat to not realize it has met the set temperature. This could have to do with wiring, a bad thermostat and many other issues. At this point it’s best to have a certified HVAC technician take a look at it to determine the issue.

If you found that the indoor temperature was cooler than the temperature on the thermostat, your system is simply trying to reach the set temperature. It could be having difficulty due to a clogged air filter. Be sure to check and change the filter if necessary. Another common issue is that many people don’t have their systems maintained yearly. Unfortunately this causes a decrease in efficiency. The next option is that it’s just too cold outside to be able to maintain your desired temperature. Try setting your thermostat back 2 degrees.

In the event that the above steps didn’t solve your issue, give us a call at 770-672-6963. We provide service to Atlanta, Woodstock, Acworth, Kennesaw, Roswell, Alpharetta, John’s Creek, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Duluth, Suwanee, Dawsonville, Cartersville, Gainesville, Norcross, Canton, Marietta, Douglasville, Holly Springs, Powder Springs, Buckhead, Vinings, Dunwoody, Smyrna and Decatur. We’re family owned and operated and ready to get to you quickly.
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If you’re unsure of whether it’s time to replace your gas heating system or not, you’ve come to the right place. While we wish it was a one size fits all, it simply isn’t. If you haven’t maintained your system, you’ll probably need to replace it a lot sooner than a furnace that has yearly maintenance and regular filter changes. If the system was over or under sized from the get go, you may also need to replace prematurely.

First, look at age. If your system is 16 years of age or older, it’s time for an upgrade. With technology advancing so quickly these days, a 16 year old system is WAY behind the times. While having the latest version of the iPhone might not be important to you, upgrading your old system should be. The efficiency of an old system is burning a hole in your wallet. With a newer system, you’ll experience lower operating costs.

Your 16-20 year old system might still be running, but you want to upgrade before your system dies on you. When your home is completely out of heat, you’re more likely to make a rushed decision on your system upgrade. With so many options out there, you want to do your research before making the investment in a new system. This thing is going to be in your house for at least 10 years, it’s best to know what it’s going to cost you to operate and what the consumer reports have to say about it. Certain brands are more prone to breakdowns and bad parts than others.

Second, look at the history of your system. Have you had to replace parts regularly for the last few years? If so, you may want to look into an upgrade. If you have had to replace expensive parts repetitively, you’ll probably have to replace more this season. It’s hard to justify sinking money into a failing system.

Third, think about every room in your house. Do you find that some rooms are colder than others? While this may have to do with your duct work, it could be the way the your blower motor runs. Older systems only ran on one speed. Newer variable speed systems are designed to run on two speeds. The system calculates what it needs to do to reach the temperature your thermostat is calling for. It can choose to run on the lower speed for longer, which helps to distribute the air more evenly and to remove more humidity from your air.

Fourth, think about your safety. If your heat exchanger gets even a hairline crack, it could be leaking carbon monoxide out into your home. In case you are unaware, carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. It can’t be seen or smelled. It causes symptoms like nausea, vomiting and drowsiness. In high enough concentrations, it can even cause death. While we don’t enjoy being so blunt about it, it’s important that you understand the risks involved.

The perks to a brand new gas heating system starts with lower operating costs. You will enjoy the convince of having a reliable system, safe system. If you’d like to upgrade your system, call us at 770-672-6963. We’ll be happy to get you scheduled for a FREE estimate.
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These light fixtures are so neat! The best part: you can make them at home!
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As we reach the end of summer, there are things we can do to prepare our homes to be more efficient. These changes keep more dollars in your wallet. Unfortunately, heating season can be just as expensive as cooling season depending on how cold it gets and what temperature you’re asking your heating system to maintain.

First and most importantly, weatherproof your home. That means checking all windows, doors, roof, siding and foundation. Anywhere you see that something isn’t sealed, figure out how to make it sealed. It may be new siding, new shingles, caulk or expanding foam. Be sure you have weatherstripping around your doors.

What do you eat everyday? If you haven’t made it a habit to cook at home and bring your lunch to work, you might want to. Eating out can get really expensive. A daily latte habit adds up too. Meal plan with coupons and cash back apps such as Ibotta.

Get rid of your gym membership. That will save you anywhere between $40 and $100 per month! You can workout at home. There are tons of workout instructors who have posted free videos on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. There are also workout apps. Just figure out what works for you. The gym isn’t necessary to keep you in shape. If you’re worried that you won’t actually workout if you don’t go to the gym, get a workout buddy. You can keep one another on track with your fitness goals.

Cancel your cable subscription. In all reality, what do you actually need 1000 channels for? You probably watch 5 of the channels. Instead, get a Netflix or HBOgo account. These are under $20 per month and you can watch what you want when you want. You won’t ever forget to record your favorite show ever again. The news is online these days so no need to keep cable for that.

Lose a bad habit. For some it’s smoking, for others it’s a energy drink addiction. Whatever it is, it’s costing you money and not actually benefiting you. In other words, it’s literally a waste of your hard earned money.

Stop impulse buying. We see new shiny things in stores, we grab one and immediately we’re at checkout. If you see something you like, think it through. Do you really NEED that item? In what way will having that item benefit your life? If you don’t have good answers to both of those questions, you probably don’t need to spend money on that item.

Have your heating system tuned up by a professional. A certified HVAC technician is trained to detect small issues that could cost you big. You may have a motor working harder than it should. You wouldn’t know that though. The technician on the other hand would and knows how to correct it. This kind of thing is a direct reflection onto your operating costs. You can also change your air filter every month to keep the system running even more efficiently and less expensive.

Stop paying for a checking account. Instead, sign up for a Chimechecking out. They reward you for taking advantage of their automatic bill pay and for using your Visa debit card. You can also easily set up a linked savings account. After every purchase you make, your auto savings kicks in and rounds your purchase up to the next dollar and deposits that change into your savings account. You literally don’t even feel it. Each week, they give you a savings bonus based upon your round up savings. I’ve been with them for about a year now and to date, I’ve received about $52 in round up savings. I went from paying a monthly management fee with a big bank to making money on a much more simple bank. Did I mention they don’t EVER charge you overdraft fees? If you sign up here and enroll in direct deposit, you’ll receive a $25 bonus.

What do you do to prepare to save money in the fall? Feel free to share in the comments! If you found this guide useful, share with your friends. The more people saving money, the better!
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Lists seem to make life so much easier to organize. These lists can even help you save money and keep your cleaning tasks spread out and kept up if you follow them. September is a fantastic transitional month for all sorts of great activities.

The month of September is widely known as being the best time to shop for appliances. Manufacturers usually release their new models around this time so they are usually trying to get rid of the older model before the holidays. This is when you cash in on deals.

Since the month of September isn’t quite cold and it’s not too hot, this is a great time to replace old windows. During the upcoming cold season, you’ll save money on your heating bill. Old windows typically leak. Newer windows are doubled paned causing less heat to be able to escape.

We’re getting close to being able to store our lawn tools for the season. Before you do store them, clean them off well. You’ll find that it’s really nice to have fresh, clean, ready to use tools for the upcoming spring. Cleaner tools mean better running tools as well.

Have your roof inspected before the cold temperatures hit. Finding out that you have a leaking or faulty roof during a snow storm isn’t exactly the most fun activity. Go ahead an clean out your gutters while you’re up there. This will allow water to roam freely through your gutters rather than having a possible ice build up in a spot dammed with leaves.

Schedule a tune up on your heating system. Heating equipment poses more of a fire hazard than cooling equipment. The technician will be checking to make sure your system is running the way it’s suppose to be checking for proper amperage and lubricating any moving parts. They perform a thorough inspection on the system to help ensure it runs safely, properly and efficiently all winter. At this time he will also change out your air filter. If you’re in the metro Atlanta or surrounding areas, call us at 770-672-6963 to get scheduled and let them know you have this exclusive coupon.
Summer "Must" Do List
Summer "Must" Do List
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