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Why Your Whole-House Dehumidifier Can’t Keep Up

Ultra-Aire 98H Whole-House Dehumidifier

Everybody likes cooling off during the summer. But do you know what everyone likes just as much? Drying off. After all, it’s not just the heat that makes us uncomfortable. It’s the high humidity, too. If you’re like many people…

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Is Your AC’s Evaporator Coil Leaking? Here’s Your Fix

Evaporator Coil

If your air conditioner is going to have a refrigerant leak, there’s a good chance it will happen on the indoor coil. Also known as the evaporator coil, this air conditioner component lives inside your HVAC system’s indoor unit. Refrigerant…

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The Problem With Your Big Central Air Return

Central Air Return

When it comes down to it, there are three major reasons we love airtight, well insulated homes with well designed HVAC systems: comfort, air quality, and efficiency. Any time a builder or contractor skimps on airtightness or hacks in an…

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Does Attic Insulation Keep You Cool in Summer?

Measuring Attic Insulation Depth

Yes. Attic insulation helps keep you cool in the summer. Easy answer, right? Oh, were you looking for an explanation? In that case… Imagine you just baked some cookies. Chocolate chip ones. With walnuts. The oven timer just went off,…

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How to Manage Humidity in Your Spray Foamed Attic

Spray Foam Insulation in Attic

Attics with spray foam insulation are so cool. We mean that literally, by the way. When you insulate the top of your attic with spray foam, you’re bringing your attic into your home’s envelope. As a result, you can reduce…

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Got HVAC Zones? You Might Need a Bypass Damper – or Not

Bypass Air Damper

Here in Atlanta, zoned HVAC systems are a godsend during the summer. If your home has two or more stories but just one air conditioner connected to one downstairs thermostat, your upper floors can get much hotter than your first…

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Has Your House Got Dirty Sock Syndrome? Here’s How to Fix It.

Dirty Sock Syndrome

Ew. Your house stinks. It’s not the garbage. You took it out last night. It’s not your kid’s sweaty laundry. You just washed everything, folded it, and put it away. But it sure does smell like sweaty underwear. No, scratch…

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The Big Air Conditioner Malfunction Just Waiting to Happen

Dirty air filter and clean air filter

Did you know there’s a major problem lurking within the innards of your HVAC system? There is. It’s big, flat, and dirty. And the dirtier it gets, the greater your risk of equipment failure. Everybody’s got this problem, and some…

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Why Whole House Fans Do More Harm Than Good

Whole House Fan

In theory, whole house fans make a lot of sense. When the conditions are right, cooling your home with a whole house fan consumes less energy than most air conditioning systems. It’s efficient and effective. Your house probably came with…

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This Is Why Your Outdoor AC Unit Stopped Working

Outdoor AC Unit

You set the thermostat to 75 degrees, but the display says it’s 77 inside. You stand under the supply vents to see if you feel any air. Nada. What’s going on? To investigate further, you step outside to see whether…

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