Why Smart Technology For The Home Is A Good Investment

Tuesday, July 24th 2018
  As technology advances and prices rise, homeowners are trying to find more ways to save money and help the environment. One of the main technological advances to help solve both of those goals is smart home technology. From smart lights to smart thermostats, utility prices are being...read more

Tankless Water Heaters vs. Tank

Monday, June 25th 2018
Tankless Water Heaters vs. Tank.  By Dan Jape - Founder of Reliable Heating and Air In the past few years, tankless water heaters have drawn a lot of attention from consumers looking for a better way to heat water in their home. The tankless offers many attractive features that make them...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...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 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...read more

Advantages of Solar Water Heaters

Wednesday, May 13th 2015
Advantages of Solar Water Heaters Everyone loves the idea of saving energy and lowering your utility bills, and a great place to start is with home water heaters. Rather than settling for inefficient water tank heaters, homeowners now can choose from tankless water heaters, heat pumps and, in...read more

Tankless Water Heaters: A Good Investment for Your Home?

Wednesday, April 29th 2015
Advanced heating and cooling equipment may save energy, but new models don’t always make financial sense for homeowners. It is important to take a look at purchase and installation costs as well as the benefits of lower utility bills for the life of the equipment. To address the problem...read more

Save Money on your Plumbing by following these Professional Tips

Monday, December 15th 2014
Stop flushing your hard-earned money down the drain and save money on your plumbing by following these professional tips. Economic times are hard enough without wasting money due to a water guzzling or leaking plumbing fixture. Not only will it save you money in utility costs, but also conserve...read more

Undeniable Energy Audit Benefits You Need Before Winter Sets In

Monday, December 15th 2014
Can you afford not to take advantage of energy audit benefits? Lower energy costs, higher home value, fewer greenhouse gas contributions — these are just a few of the benefits Dunwoody homeowners can secure when they schedule an energy audit. Find out what the energy audit is, why you need one,...read more

Smart Meters: Pros and Cons

Wednesday, October 29th 2014
In Woodstock, Georgia, and across the entire state, electric companies are encouraging homeowners to adopt smart meters to audit how energy is being used in your home. As opposed to an electric meter that utility companies must manually read, a smart meter uses low radio frequency that allows...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

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

Can Home Solar Power Work for You?

Monday, August 25th 2014
There has been encouraging news in recent years with the cost of solar panels dropping across the country. According to CalFinder, federal incentives still stand at 30 percent of the cost of solar installations, so there are many reasons to see if this clean energy source can power the...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

Waterless Toilet Benefits: Good for Business and the Environment

Tuesday, February 11th 2014
Limiting the changing of bedding and towels, upgrading water-heating systems, fixing leaky pipes — these are all initiatives that the hospitality industry in the Greater Atlanta area can take to ensure lower energy and water costs. Being eco-friendly has become an advantage as more consumers...read more

Tankless Water Heater Pros and Cons

Wednesday, November 27th 2013
Tankless Water Heater Pros and Cons Looking for ways to save on water-heating costs pays off. In most households, consumers pay more to heat water than any other energy-requiring appliance or action in the home, except for heating and cooling. If you’re looking for ways to save...read more

Energy Monitoring Puts Control Over Electricity Use in Your Hands

Thursday, October 31st 2013
Are you looking for a simple way to make your home greener? Energy monitoring might be the solution you’re looking for. It involves a one-time purchase of a home energy monitoring device, which in theory, will do all the work measuring and evaluating how your home is using energy. With...read more

Why Choose A Rheem Tankless Water Heater? Here’s Why

Thursday, October 31st 2013
Most homeowners in Dunwoody and Marietta may not yet know about Rheem tankless water heaters. Traditionally, only one option existed for water heater replacements: the traditional storage tank system. Thanks to innovative technology, you’ve got options now. Namely, a Rheem tankless water...read more

Could Efficient Lighting Lower Energy Bills? You Bet!

Monday, October 28th 2013
There’s $50 on the table for Woodstock and Roswell homeowners willing to make one simple change: Use efficient lighting. The Department of Energy estimates that homeowners can save $50 a year just by replacing 15 inefficient lightbulbs with more efficient ones. It really is that easy!...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

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

Use Today’s HVAC Technology to Make Your Home More Efficient

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013
We see a lot of hot weather in the Atlanta/Buckhead area. That means our HVAC systems work hard, especially the air conditioning units. Even if your HVAC system seems to be working fine, it may not be up to the standards of today’s HVAC technology. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends...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 90's...read more

Atlanta Home Show by Reliable Heating & Air

Monday, September 24th 2012
Atlanta Home Show by Reliable Heating & Air Reliable Heating & Air just completed participating in the Atlanta Home Show at the Cobb Galleria. Hundreds of homeowners stopped by our booth to pick up information on plumbing, electric and heating & cooling products. Attendees showed a...read more

Energy Audits and Home Performance by Reliable Heating & Air

Monday, August 6th 2012
By Dan Jape   Is your home efficient and safe? Or do you have issues that may affect your family’s comfort, indoor air quality and safety? Many houses today are improperly insulated and sealed, allowing more energy dollars to leak out and be wasted than are being used to actually...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

The Last Water Heater You’ll Ever Buy

Monday, April 2nd 2012
By Dan Jape of Reliable Heating & Air, Plumbing and Electrical When you are in need for a new water heater, there are a number of different models on the market today. One can choose the regular tank water heaters that last for 10 to 12 years normally or a high efficient tankless type...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 "LiNK" system allows you to monitor and remotely...read more

Dump your pump and get a $1000 bump!

Tuesday, August 24th 2010
by Dan Jape of Reliable Heating & Air There is an exciting new program from the gas company that will allow you to get a $1000 rebate and when combined with federal tax credits of $1500, earns a total of $2500 off the cost of a new heating and cooling system. This is almost half the cost of...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

What does “green” really mean?

Thursday, January 22nd 2009
Much has been published and written about “going Green” in your daily life and how important it is for all of us to contribute to the cause of the environment. But what does that mean for the average person and how can one make a difference? Does it mean being selective in what we...read more