Homeowner Tax Credits you Need to Know for 2019: Retroactive & Reinstated

Wednesday, January 8th 2020
The holidays are over and another new year begins and that means tax time is around the corner. Don't miss out on significant homeowner write offs you can claim. The new home energy savings act has been extended and upgraded for residential, commercial and home builders. If you bought a...read more

Air Conditioning Options for Older Homes

Wednesday, February 6th 2019
  Air Conditioning Options for Older Homes When it comes to charming old homes, getting the maximum efficiency possible out of the heating and cooling equipment is a complicated project. Between solving ductwork issues and figuring out how to upgrade HVAC systems without spoiling the...read more

How to Replace a Light Fixture

Friday, December 7th 2018
How to Replace a Light Fixture   Replacing an old light fixture provides an easy way to update a room or add ambiance to your home. Learning how to replace or install a light fixture yourself not only saves you money by eliminating installation costs, but it also helps to...read more

What Causes an Air Conditioner to Ice Up?

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
What Causes an Air Conditioner to Ice Up? The sight of ice on an air conditioner unit may appear strange, but in fact it points to a common problem with HVAC systems. It occurs when an element of the condenser is not getting enough hot air coming in to keep the proper temperature,...read more

Pros and Cons of Mini-Split Systems

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  Pros and Cons of Mini-Split Systems With the baby boomer population nearing retirement age, many will consider remodeling their home to allow elderly parents or their children to move back in.  Ductless, mini-split air-conditioning systems are a great alternative to installing...read more

Why Is My AC Making a Loud Noise?

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  Why Is My AC Making a Loud Noise? The last thing you want is to come home from a busy day and listen to your heating or air conditioning rattling through the ducts. A noisy AC system is a common problem for homeowners, especially those who live in smaller homes or in more urbanized...read more

How To Prevent Condensation On Windows

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  How To Prevent Condensation On Windows When you notice condensation on your windows at home, it’s a sign of higher-than-normal moisture in the air. Most homeowners will not have cause for concern if this condensation appears only occasionally. However, if you find regular...read more

Why Is My Room So Hot?

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  Why Is My Room So Hot? Is your room too hot? This common problem occurs because temperatures are out of sync with the settings. This results in the conditioned air being too hot (or too cold) for comfort. Because energy for the home is one of the largest household expenses,...read more

Attic Ventilation Requirements

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
Attic Ventilation Requirements Before you can understand attic ventilation requirements, it’s necessary to learn why attic ventilation is so important. Ventilation is the foundation of a healthy, long-lasting, energy-efficient attic. Didn’t know it played such a vital role in...read more

Pros and Cons of Garbage Disposals

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
Pros and Cons of Garbage Disposals It’s easy to overlook the pros of a garbage disposal — that is, until yours is broken or you’ve had to live without one in the past. As an unsung hero of your home’s plumbing system, the garbage disposal works tirelessly and...read more

7 Winterization Tips for Your HVAC System and Pipes

Monday, November 5th 2018
Even though Atlanta winters can be on the mild side, you never know when an especially frosty storm will hit. Here are seven winterization tips to prepare your HVAC system for a chilly winter season. Shut down your outdoor pipes. Since you won’t be watering the grass...read more

Advantages of a Backup Generator

Monday, November 5th 2018
Natural disasters — such as hurricanes in the Southeast and the numerous tornadoes in the Midwest — really highlight the importance of having a backup generator. Often referred to as a standby generator or whole-home generator, backup generators offer a permanent solution to...read more

HVAC Zone Control Explained

Sunday, September 23rd 2018
  HVAC Zone Control Explained When you are trying to keep different parts of a home heated and cooled to your satisfaction, it’s easy to see how a one-size-fits-all approach is inadequate. The ways hot air rises and the sun changes position every day are just a few of the...read more

Why Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance is a Must

Sunday, September 23rd 2018
If you haven’t already made an appointment to have air conditioning preventive maintenance done, it’s not too late to schedule air conditioner service for the summer. Your air conditioner will be pulling all-nighters to provide your home with the cooling it needs for you to stay...read more

The Ultimate HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Friday, July 20th 2018
Regular annual HVAC maintenance can extend the life of heating and cooling equipment, effectively driving a higher return on investment. That means you not only get more value from the money you invest in the equipment, but you’ll also receive the maximum life span an HVAC system can...read more

Business Owners Can Now Deduct HVAC System Purchases in Full

Monday, May 21st 2018
Buying commercial HVAC equipment is expensive and wherever you can save money is ideal.  Here is a revision to an old tax code that cuts you an unbelievable break with significant returns.  Title 26 U.S. Code Section 179 states that “A taxpayer may elect to treat the cost of...read more

How to Stay Cool Without AC

Wednesday, May 16th 2018
How to Stay Cool Without AC News of your A/C system breaking down in the summer is bound to draw groans from your family. Even when you plan ahead with preventive maintenance, heating and cooling system mechanical failure in HVAC equipment is sometimes unavoidable. Have the brand,...read more

What’s a filter for? Not what you think…

Friday, February 23rd 2018
  As the warm spring weather arrives, homeowners frequently ask me if there is anything they can do to ready their cooling system for summer. There are a few simple steps that one can take to assure their system will be ready to take on the hot muggy days of summer. Over the next few...read more

Free Freon? Is It REALLY Free? By Dan Jape

Friday, January 19th 2018
Free AC service call. Free diagnostic with heating and air conditioning repair call. Free repair with paid service call. Free furnace with air conditioner!! And now FREE FREON. I know you have seen them all before. That ad that screams an offer that is too good to be true. It makes you stop just...read more

Sealing your Attic Staircase

Wednesday, July 5th 2017
  In the hallway of your home, you may have some framework which has a pull-down staircase. This is used to pull down stairs to access your attic for storage or heating/cooling. Around that staircase is a gap where oftentimes heating and cooling leaks. Hot air comes in during the...read more

What is the future of the HVAC workforce?

Monday, June 5th 2017
Reliable Heating & Air is one of the largest employers of HVAC technicians in the southeast and we are always looking for new team members. I am asked often what does it take to be a great HVAC technician? I was honored to be included in June on a panel hosted by Emerson Climate...read more

What are your Freon choices?

Thursday, May 4th 2017
For many years we’ve used R-22 Freon which has been used since the 1950’s. A few years ago, the EPA decided that we had to get rid of Freon because of its ability to deplete the ozone. We came up with a new refrigerant called Puron or R-410A. The main difference between...read more

What is two stage air conditioning?

Thursday, May 4th 2017
So you need a new air conditioner and you’re probably confused with all the terminology like single stage, two stage, two speed. Dan Jape will help with this! There are many different air conditioners on the market today; air conditioners are much more advanced than the older units...read more

Dan Jape's opinion on the best HVAC Unit

Monday, April 3rd 2017
There are dozens of manufacturers of heating and cooling systems on the market and I am continually asked which the best unit is… I’ve been a heating and cooling contractor for over 35 years and in that time I’ve installed and serviced many different units. There are a...read more


Tuesday, January 10th 2017
The heating ventilation air conditioning industry has grown by leaps and bounds since 1978.  Recent studies from several sources have found that 50-70% of HVAC systems are installed incorrectly.  This is the industry’s dirty little secret.  Sure, your HVAC system will still...read more

DIY Air Conditioning Hacks

Monday, October 24th 2016
Read on for the TOP air conditioning repair hacks you may be able to do yourself. No guarantees this will fix your system and anything beyond the following tips you need an expert HVAC repair diagnosis and we hope you call Reliable Heating & Air. 1. Check your filter. Is it...read more

What Is a Heat Pump?

Monday, October 10th 2016
Georgia homeowners, heat pumps make an efficient choice for home heating and cooling. Understand the answer to the question, "What is a heat pump?" and you'll understand why these nifty systems hold the key to home energy efficiency. Daniel Jape explains all the key terms in this video! ...read more

Smart Monitoring CASE STUDY #1

Monday, August 29th 2016
ReliableGuard Case Study #1 As more and more of our customers sign up for our ReliableGuard Smart Monitoring smart maintenance plans we get to hear some pretty amazing stories and see crisis diverted.  Here is an example of just one ReliableGuard heroic moment. Situation: A Smart...read more

Why does my AC Unit Smell?

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016
Why does my AC unit smell? An AC Unit would smell because there are Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs, in the air. Your AC fins, which are metal fins that allow airflow in and out of an air conditioner, are very close together so these organic compounds can sometimes get caught inside. When...read more

HVAC Terms Georgia Homeowners Need to Know

Friday, May 22nd 2015
It’s not fair, really. When your furnace or air conditioner breaks down, you must enter into a discussion about heating and cooling with an area contractor, but you’re at a disadvantage. You’re not an expert in heating. You haven’t gone to air conditioning school. To...read more

Updated 2016: How the HVAC Industry Has Come of Age

Wednesday, April 29th 2015
Home heating has been around for hundreds, even thousands, of years, basically since the discovery and harnessing of fire by humans; air conditioning less than a couple centuries. Eventually, near the beginning of the 20th century, home heating and cooling were combined into a single market...read more

Working With A Trane Comfort Specialist Means You’re Working With The Best

Wednesday, April 29th 2015
If you experience a medical or legal problem, or have an issue with your car or an appliance in your home, you would see a specialist: Someone who specializes specifically in solutions to the problem or issue you are experiencing. A specialist in any field has an in-depth knowledge in a specific...read more

Home Electrical Repair Service

Friday, December 19th 2014
Home Electrical Repair Service  Homeowners often attempt to repair broken things around their homes by themselves. One type of repair better left to the professionals is home electrical repair. There has been a DIY revolution. The internet, the TV, the magazines have all fueled the...read more

HVAC Unit Issues You Shouldn’t Try to Fix Yourself

Monday, December 15th 2014
Most HVAC unit issues require expert help. Roswell homeowners are wise to leave problems to the pros. Trying to resolve HVAC unit problems on your own can often lead to even more problems down the road. You’ve invested a lot of money into your HVAC system, and you rely on it to provide...read more

UV Light for HVAC: Do they Work?

Wednesday, October 29th 2014
UV Light for HVAC: Do they Work? Germicidal or UV lights for HVAC systems are used to kill the DNA of germs, viruses, mold spores, bacteria and fungi as they pass through the air handler system. A strategically placed UV light is very effective at killing close to one hundred percent of...read more

Carbon Monoxide & Air Conditioners: What You Should Know

Wednesday, October 29th 2014
  Carbon Monoxide & Air Conditioners: What you Should Know Carbon monoxide safety is a very important facet of home safety that homeowners should always take into account. The odorless and colorless gas is extremely toxic and can cause severe injury or even death due to...read more

The Difference Between Heat Pump and A/C Systems

Tuesday, October 21st 2014
Understanding the difference between heat pumps and A/C systems will be beneficial when you have to choose one for your Woodstock home. Deciding between the two systems will depend on the climate you live in and the comfort levels you are accustomed too. Reviewing the pros and cons of each...read more

Saving Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

Tuesday, September 30th 2014
As summer starts to wind down in the Atlanta area, we get a little relief from the heat. There may be a few days or weeks when we even switch off the air conditioning before we start thinking about turning on the heat. A programmable thermostat is one way to get your home off the temperature...read more

How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Basement

Thursday, September 25th 2014
  How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Basement Termite infestations, failing foundations, burst plumbing pipes — could there be anything worse than these messy, costly problems that are often irreparable? Basement mold is right up there with these very possible problems that...read more

Energy Efficiency Rebates Guide

Thursday, September 4th 2014
Whether you’re located in Woodstock or Dunwoody, Senoia or Stockbridge, Georgia homeowners should take advantage of energy efficiency rebates when upgrading appliances. Appliances and systems that use less energy lead to a greener home, lower energy bills and less reliance on electricity....read more

Why is my Air Conditioner Not Cooling the House

Thursday, September 4th 2014
Why is my Air Conditioner Not Cooling the House? On those hot summer days, coming home to a nice, cool house can be like walking from the desert into an oasis. It relieves and calms you. However, you don’t feel quite as much relief if you realize that your air conditioner is not...read more

How to Finish a Basement

Monday, August 18th 2014
Many homeowners love their home but find they need more space. One option is to move to a new home. Another option is to build an addition. A third option is to convert the basement into usable living space. Dunwoody-area residents consider hiring local contractors who know how to finish a...read more

Duct Sealing Makes Your Home More Efficient

Monday, August 18th 2014
Did you know that one simple task can drastically reduce your cooling bills by as much as 30 percent? According to ENERGY STAR, duct sealing prevents cooled air from escaping through cracks and gaps in the system. This lost air leads to more than just higher energy costs. Here's how to prevent...read more

Basic Home Electrical Safety

Tuesday, August 5th 2014
Maintaining your home’s electrical system is crucial in providing electrical safety for you and your family. According to the NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association), electrical malfunctions in one- or two-family homes were responsible for an estimated 43,000 fires, resulting in 430...read more

Attic Ventilation: Weighing the Pros and Cons for Your Home

Friday, July 18th 2014
From powered fans to turbine whirly vents that operate automatically, homeowners in the Atlanta area have many options for attic ventilation. Unfortunately, not every roof ventilator system presents benefits for homes, which is why it takes a careful examination of both home exhaust and...read more

The ACCA Serves HVAC Contractors and Homeowners

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014
To the average Buckhead homeowner, navigating home heating and cooling issues may seem like a lonely journey. Figuring out how to lower energy costs, creating an environment that’s comfortable and making sure equipment runs safely is not a job for a novice. Organizations exist to help...read more

Attic Insulation: Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Go Full Steam Ahead

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014
Proper levels of attic insulation at the right efficiency (or R-value) can change the way you cool and heat your Roswell home. However, if you don’t also consider two other important systems that can make or break the health of your attic and your home, your insulation won’t do its...read more

Home Insulation: Why It Pays to Give it a Boost

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014
Without home insulation, your Fayetteville home would be unbearably cold in the winter. However, that same insulation pulls double duty in the summer by creating a barrier to block heat from entering the home. Find out why proper levels of home insulation will help you stay cool all summer...read more

Why Indoor Air Quality Should Be on Your Mind

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014
Are you worried about the indoor air quality of your home? You should be. Cooking odors, pet dander, dust mites, household chemicals — these elements can affect the quality of your home. It’s not just indoor allergens that cause problems. Indoor and outdoor air are equally...read more

Why Heating and Cooling Systems Make Certain Rooms Warmer

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014
As summer keeps things steamy throughout the Atlanta area, certain rooms that feel warmer will drain energy and diminish comfort in your home. Anything from inadequate insulation to leaking ducts can explain why certain rooms don’t get the full benefit of a home’s HVAC equipment....read more

Avoid a Dirty A/C at All Costs

Monday, June 23rd 2014
The best medicine for a dirty A/C is a professional tuneup. A professional has the expertise and tools to get deep inside the air conditioner, cleaning all of the tiny cracks and crevices as well as the components that lie deep inside the system. There are steps that Marietta homeowners can...read more

What Are the Benefits of Turtle Vents?

Monday, June 23rd 2014
When trying to maximize home efficiency and prolong the life of their roof, homeowners should review different options in attic ventilation. There are two types of ventilation systems: powered ventilation options and passive venting systems that work as the wind blows toward your roof. In both...read more

Should You Install a Roof Ventilator in Your Home?

Monday, June 23rd 2014
Trying to find the perfect amount of insulation for the attic and roof of your home can be tricky. On the one hand, airflow to the attic is important to extend the life of a roof. On the other hand, a lack of insulation allows air to enter the rest of the house, which affects energy costs and...read more

Why Dehumidifiers in Your Basement May Be Essential

Thursday, June 12th 2014
It’s difficult to maintain proper moisture levels in an Atlanta home throughout the year. Between winter storms and summer heat waves, HVAC equipment may be overmatched if it doesn’t have the tools to combat rising humidity. In addition, air leaks have a tendency to bring in...read more

What If a House Is Too Tight With Insulation?

Thursday, June 12th 2014
When home improvement experts find there is an excess amount of insulation in a home, they will say your house is too tight. This condition means there isn’t enough natural air entering the building. Because the health of your family depends on proper ventilation to supply fresh air, you...read more

Do I Need a Vapor Barrier?

Thursday, June 12th 2014
Every homeowner faces challenges in controlling moisture. Humid conditions from Alpharetta to Buckhead can contribute to the growth of mold and mildew when water vapor seeps into a home over the years. These conditions can compromise both indoor air quality and the integrity of your home’s...read more

Important Care and Maintenance for Your Condensate Pump

Thursday, June 12th 2014
A condensate pump is an important part of your HVAC system. During the cooling process, an HVAC system produces condensation. Most systems depend on both gravity and a 3/4-inch drain line to direct the water to the home’s exterior. However, some installations require pumping the fluid...read more

What’s Causing Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home

Tuesday, April 29th 2014
Hot and cold spots at home create a permanent state of discomfort for you and your family. Whether it's a cool Dunwoody night or a scorching Marietta afternoon, you'll face the challenge of adjusting HVAC controls to counteract the changes in temperature as you move from one room to another....read more

Schedule an Air Conditioner Tuneup Today and Save!

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014
Have you heard HVAC contractor ads for an air conditioner tuneup and wondered what all the fuss was about? Tuneups help ¬ homeowners get their air conditioners ready for the summer heat, and they should give you peace of mind that your A/C will work as efficiently and durably as possible ‚Ä"...read more

Dust on the Baseboard: A Common Problem

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014
Dust on the baseboard where the carpet joins the wall is a common occurrence in homes with HVAC systems. Known as filtration soiling or ghosting, these black lines seem as though they materialize out of thin air. In a way, that’s exactly what happens. Reasons for Dust on the Baseboard In...read more

Duct Cleaning at the Right Time Gets Results

Friday, April 18th 2014
The term "duct cleaning" does not accurately describe what actually happens during a cleaning. Yes, the service includes cleaning the ductwork that snakes its way through the underbelly of your home and between walls and ceilings. However, the service also includes cleaning the entire HVAC...read more

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Thursday, March 13th 2014
If you want to upgrade both the look of a room and the performance of your HVAC system, consider adding a ceiling fan. Replacing an existing fan is actually a job homeowners can pull off with the right skill set and tools in hand. Safety concerns and time constraints that pop up along the way...read more

Germicidal UV Light: The Key to Superior Air Quality?

Thursday, March 13th 2014
If anyone in your family suffers from respiratory problems, hidden particles in your home’s air stream could be making their breathing problems worse. In fact, microbes that breed in an HVAC system are hard to eliminate without the proper equipment. Modern devices to eliminate bacteria are...read more

How an Air Cleaner Can Change Every Breath You Take

Friday, January 31st 2014
Families with people who suffer from allergies know the importance of clean air. Even something as small as an uncleaned filter in your HVAC system can create breathing difficulties and make life unpleasant in short order. Using a high efficiency air cleaner helps you cut down on the number...read more

Telltale Signs It’s Time for Home Furnace Replacement

Monday, January 27th 2014
With winter taking hold of Sandy Springs and the rest of the Atlanta area, it's time to take a look at the condition of your home furnace. You'll need a furnace that is properly maintained to make it through the cold weather. However, there may be problems lurking within your heating system that...read more

HVAC Check Up: Are They Important?

Monday, January 27th 2014
  HVAC Check Up: Are They Important? With even colder weather on the way, the time has come to check up on your HVAC performance. Performing an HVAC check up in the early winter can help you avoid problems and sudden interruptions when you’re depending on heating the...read more

When the HVAC and Plumbing of an Old Home Aren’t Worth the Trouble

Wednesday, December 18th 2013
If you’re shopping for a picturesque old home, there is no shortage of options in Buckhead and other areas north of Atlanta. However, your taste in architecture and old-fashioned style may leave you with HVAC and plumbing systems that have suffered with age. Are you looking at old homes...read more

Essential Air Filter Maintenance Tips for Your AC System

Wednesday, December 18th 2013
No matter how sophisticated the AC system in your home, regular maintenance is essential for keeping it running at top efficiency. Maintenance includes everything from changing the air filter to cleaning coils and managing the fins that direct air flow. Inside your AC system, the filter plays...read more

When Your AC Is Making a Hissing Noise, Here’s Your Move

Wednesday, November 27th 2013
There’s never a good time to discover your air conditioner is malfunctioning. But having your HVAC system breakdown in the heat of a Georgia summer is a worst-case scenario. Avoiding a catastrophe like this simply requires you to pay attention to the signs coming from your AC system. The...read more

Why You Can’t Afford Not to Have Surge Protection

Friday, November 15th 2013
Plugging your home electronics and appliances into surge protectors is a good measure, but it’s not enough. With whole-home surge protection, you can be assured that electrical surges and lightning strikes won’t damage those belongings (for example, air conditioning) that are...read more

Keep Your Home Comfortable With a Trane HVAC System

Friday, November 15th 2013
There are many ways to consider a HVAC system against the competition, but a good question to ask is what technicians and consumers say about the brand. In the case of Trane HVAC systems, the vote is unanimous from both sides: Consumers consider Trane to be the brand of experts in the heating...read more

An Electronic Air Cleaner Delivers a Quality of Life Upgrade

Friday, November 1st 2013
Homeowners who take the time to research the top HVAC systems are likely to end up with efficient, long-lasting equipment, keeping a house comfortable in any season. However, there is no guarantee that the quality of the air inside your home will match the standards of heating and cooling...read more

When Should Duct Cleaning Be a Top Priority?

Friday, November 1st 2013
The inner workings of a home’s ventilation ducts are a mystery to most people, but you can learn quickly if duct cleaning is necessary in your home. Home energy audits by certified inspectors will reveal problems with dust, insects, or mold, all of which could be contaminating the air...read more

What SEER Rating Do You Need in an HVAC System?

Monday, October 28th 2013
Now that the latest technology in air conditioners has hit the market, homeowners have the opportunity to increase efficiency and save even more on energy costs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) continues to increase efficiency standards in the hope of minimizing the impact of air...read more

Reliable Heating and Air: A Proud Comfort Institute Member

Friday, October 4th 2013
Homeowners in Atlanta, Woodstock and Roswell commonly experience hot and cold spots, an excessive amount of dust, or increasingly higher humidity levels in their homes. Those problems, however, don’t necessarily stem from the climate. Federal government and utility companies report that...read more

What’s the Big Deal About Weatherization?

Tuesday, October 1st 2013
Weatherization. It’s an extremely important issue often times overlooked and many times a builder does not properly seal the building envelope . If the structure of a home isn’t airtight, it will build up heat in the summer, and lose heat in the winter. Essentially, failing to...read more

4 Cooling Tips You Can’t Live Without

Tuesday, September 10th 2013
So you don’t believe it’s possible to stay cool through the hot summer months in the Fayetteville and Peachtree City area and save energy at the same time? Believe it. These cooling tips will get you started on the path toward savings, without having to throw comfort to the wind....read more

Making Sense of HVAC Pricing

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013
A lot of factors dictate HVAC pricing, so if you’re in the market for a new furnace or air conditioner for your home in Buckhead or Atlanta, you’ll need to know what to look for to get the most bang for your buck. Consider how brand, efficiency, features and size influence the total...read more

Programmable Thermostats Translate to Big Savings

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013
A case study by Energy Star indicates that by investing in a programmable thermostat, a homeowner can expect an annual savings of $171, and savings of $1,880 over the life of the unit, as compared to HVAC operating costs using a manual thermostat. Not many other options deliver that kind of...read more

Choosing a Reliable HVAC Contractor

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013
Whether you’re having a new HVAC system installed or simply need a technician to come out to Marietta and change your furnace filter, choosing the right HVAC contractor can make a big difference in the quality of service you receive, the results you get and the price you pay. The U.S....read more

Breathe Easier with an In-Duct Air Purification System

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013
The air ducts in your home provide a very important function. They circulate the air from your central heating and cooling system into and out of each room, which allows for consistent interior comfort regardless of the outdoor temperature. The air circulating through your air ducts is the same...read more

Freon Is Not Free Anymore

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
In 1986, the EPA mandated that refrigerant R-22, commonly called Freon, be slowly phased out of the air conditioners in the United States due to the harm it inflicts to the ozone layer. The original plan put forth by the EPA called for a slow gradual phase out of Freon starting in the late...read more

Spring is the Ideal Time for an A/C Tune-up

Thursday, March 14th 2013
Just how hot will it get this summer? Will we experience record-breaking heat or will we have normal summertime temperatures? One thing is for certain: you will depend on your A/C to keep you cool during those hot and humid Georgia summer months. To make sure your cooling system will perform...read more

Is Your Home Performing Well Or Causing Issues?

Monday, March 4th 2013
Many people have comfort issues in their homes. Either it‪s too cold or too warm in certain rooms. This is because many houses are improperly insulated and sealed, allowing air to leak out and be wasted instead of heating or cooling the home efficiently and more consistently from room to...read more

Air Conditioning Tips for Summer

Thursday, February 7th 2013
  The weather in Atlanta is always hard to predict, but the one thing you can be assured of is hot, steamy summer days with many days in the high or mid 90’s. One must make sure their air conditioning unit is ready for the intense heat before summer arrives and there are some...read more

Tax Credits Are Back

Thursday, January 17th 2013
  Tax Credits Are Back If you missed out on the 25C tax credit program originally started in 2009, it‚Ä™s back!¬  You now can use this credit in 2013 for purchasing a new water heater or HVAC system. The new fiscal cliff legislation brought back this popular program that some of you may...read more

Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Cooling Reliable

Monday, October 15th 2012
Reliable Heating & Air is a complete family operated service company providing heating and cooling repair, replacement and maintenance of all brands of heating and cooling systems. Reliable Heating & Air also performs plumbing and electrical service, installation and maintenance in the...read more

Trane Announces New 18 SEER A/C unit

Wednesday, August 1st 2012
New Trane Two Speed A/C Coming Soon   Trane announced a new 2 speed air conditioner and heat pump that will reach the 18 seer range and will be priced aggressively to allow more people to have access to this wonderful type of cooling. Two speed units adjusts their output to more evenly...read more

Reliable Heating & Air

Wednesday, August 1st 2012
Reliable Heating & Air Dan Jape along with his son Daniel operate Reliable Heating & Air, a plumbing, HVAC and electrical contracting company located in metro Atlanta. They employee over 140 of the best technicians in the market and each one is screened with a criminal back...read more

New A/C Unit is The Best Investment in the “Market”

Wednesday, August 1st 2012
An investment that never goes down. The one thing you can be assured of with your investments in the stock market is that will continue to go up and down in value like a roller coaster. You can count on your 401k to go down in value over the next unforeseen future and hopefully it will start...read more

Ice on Your Air Conditioner By Dan Jape

Wednesday, August 1st 2012
One of the biggest issues we encounter in the cooling repair business is the formation of ice on an air conditioning system. When a homeowner sees ice on their unit, ¬ they often turn it off until the ice they see is melted and then they turn the unit back on instead of calling for help. This...read more

Full Modulating A/C on the Way By Dan Jape

Friday, May 11th 2012
Furnaces have been on the market for years that have full modulation of output capacity. Instead of two or three speeds, these furnaces can regulate their heat output to match the amount of heat that is escaping your home. They offer the ultimate in efficiency and comfort by never over heating...read more

Nexia Home Automation from Trane

Thursday, January 12th 2012
Home Automation is quickly becoming affordable and easy to use and program.¬  In the past one could spend tens of thousands of dollars on a system and many times never really get all the functions they wanted. This is quickly changing with the advent of systems like the Nexia Home Automation...read more

Home Automation Made Affordable and Easy

Wednesday, November 10th 2010
by Dan Jape of Reliable Heating & Air There is an exciting new Trane product we have available that will allow you to put control of your home in the palm of your hand and provide total comfort and total security from any remote location. The ‚ÄúLiNK‚ÄĚ system allows you to monitor and...read more

Heating & Air Cooling Tax Credits will Expire Soon

Wednesday, October 13th 2010
by Dan Jape of Reliable Heating & Air Two years ago when the tax credit program started, December 31, 2010 seemed so far down the road it would never come. Well, here we are at the end of one of the best deals we have seen and there is only a few months left to take advantage of the $1500...read more

Is there trouble in the attic of your home?

Friday, July 9th 2010
by Dan Jape of Reliable Heating & Air In the past two years, many homes in the Atlanta area have had new roofs installed due to the hail damage and storms that have hit us hard. With these new roofs came a very harmful side effect sold to the unsuspecting homeowner by roofing companies: a...read more

Change is in the (Heating &) Air

Tuesday, April 21st 2009
There are some real exciting changes in the heating and cooling industry and these changes are of great benefit to you personally and the country as a whole. As some of may remember, last month, I informed you about the 2009 Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency program that will pay 1/3...read more

Your condensate pump is your friend!

Monday, March 23rd 2009
There are a few simple and easy steps any homeowner can perform on their heating and cooling system that can help keep their equipment operating at peak performance. Last month I went over the importance of keeping a proper sized, clean filter in the air handler/furnace. This month we will...read more

Do I Have a Leak? (Yes) and Why Can’t You Fix It? (Read on…)

Thursday, January 22nd 2009
These are two of the most common questions I am asked by homeowners all spring and summer and they are the area of the most confusion¬ and misinformation in the air conditioning business. Every year we get new customers from other companies and we lose customers to other companies because of...read more

Hail Damage To Your A/C Is Costly

Thursday, January 22nd 2009
by DAN JAPE of Reliable Heating & Air originally published May 2008 In the past few months, there have been many severe hail storms in and around the Metro Atlanta area and many homeowners have had damage to their air conditioners that is costing them many hundreds of dollars in wasted...read more

Please TURN IT OFF before you DESTROY it!

Thursday, January 22nd 2009
This time of year we are besieged with desperate phone calls from homeowners who have noticed their cooling systems not working properly or frozen up with ice. If this happens to you, turn the unit off immediately. Turn it off as soon as you can get to the thermostat! I know this is a tough...read more

Is red clay costing you Green?

Thursday, January 22nd 2009
The warm summer months will soon be here and it is time you look at one of the most costly problems you could have affecting your air conditioning system. When I first moved to Georgia in the early 70’s, I could not believe the abundance of the sticky, slippery red clay that is...read more

Why can’t I get my home below 80 degrees in the summer?

Thursday, January 22nd 2009
¬ by DAN JAPE of RELIABLE HEATING & AIR originally published July 2008 In the thirty years I have been repairing air conditioners in the greater Atlanta area, this is one of the most asked questions from frustrated, hot homeowners And the answer is usually lack of tonnage or capacity and...read more

What the heck is Puron (R410a) anyway?

Thursday, January 22nd 2009
by DAN JAPE of RELIABLE HEATING & AIR originally published June 2008. Freon or Puron? That is the question. Whether is nobler to protect the ozone layer or your pocketbook. Now is the time to consider that change has arrived. As many people are aware, Freon or R-22 is on the way , outlawed...read more