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 more

Why Does My Furnace Smell?

Wednesday, January 16th 2019
  Why Does My Furnace Smell? Your furnace is a very important part of your home, but not something you even think about unless there is a problem. I've written previously about telltale signs that it is time for a new furnace. What most people don’t know is your furnace 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 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 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 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 more

Fiberglass Insulation Pros and Cons

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
Fiberglass Insulation Pros and Cons A long-standing option for resisting heat transfer in Atlanta-area homes, and in homes across the country, fiberglass insulation was developed in 1938 by a researcher named Dale Kleist, notes InterNACHI. The go-to insulation choice gave homeowners 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 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 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 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 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 more

Furnace Replacement Atlanta

Wednesday, September 20th 2017
Here is a great time-lapse video of the Reliable Heating & Air install team replacing a furnace in a customer's attic. They take this video because of the pride they take in their work. You can learn the signs it's time to replace your furnace from a previous blog here. If it 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 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 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 more

Variable speed furnaces-the answer to high gas prices!

Friday, December 2nd 2016
If the furnace in your home is over 10 or eleven years old, you should explore the option of replacing it with one of today’s 2- stage variable speed models with a humidity sensing thermostat. The Variable Speed Two Stage Furnace with uses a multi-stage gas valve to give two levels more

What kind of furnace should I have installed?

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
  The rising cost of gas has put many people in the market for a more efficient furnace before the cold winter weather arrives. Even though most homeowners in Atlanta have always considered their cooling bills as the place to conserve the most energy dollars, a furnace upgrade more

How to Protect your Family and Home from Fire

Monday, October 17th 2016
It’s Fire Prevention Week!  As the weather cools and we start to think about turning our furnaces on and burning all the leaves in the backyard.  Reliable Heating & Air wants you to do it safely and we have put together some helpful tips, resources and of course 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! more

Furnace Humidifiers: A Behind the Scenes Powerhouse

Friday, May 22nd 2015
Furnace humidifiers offer Georgia homeowners unique benefits in winter. Not only do humidifiers help ward off dry-air problems like chapped skin, sinus issues and dry nasal passages, but they can also help you save some cash. How They Work Installed to work alongside your heating system, 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. more

Modern Tips for Heating Older Homes

Wednesday, April 29th 2015
If your house is more than 50 years old, its HVAC system may have a little more “character” than some newer homes. The good news is that, these days, heating older homes can be as easy and efficient as keeping a modern house warm in the winter. Making use of today’s 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 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 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 more

Space Heater Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Monday, December 15th 2014
Do you run a space heater in your Sandy Springs home to enhance the warmth? Space heater safety is critical, as the handy units have a deadly side. According to experts, one out of every 20 fires that is started by a space heater results in death and results in millions of dollars worth 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 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 more

Disadvantages of Radiant Floor Heating

Wednesday, October 8th 2014
  The Disadvantages of Radiant Floor Heating Heated floors are a welcome addition to most homes during the colder months. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, your feet will appreciate the soothing warmth provided by energy-efficient 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 more

Getting Your Heating System Ready for Winter

Tuesday, September 30th 2014
Colder weather is on its way to the Atlanta area, and it has probably been several months since you last operated your home’s heating system. Autumn is an excellent time to get started on preparing your furnace for the coming winter. It is always better to find out what needs 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 more

Space Heater Fires: The Biggest Reason Not to Use Them

Wednesday, March 12th 2014
Need more than one reason not to use a space heater? Space heater fires are the cause of 79 percent of fires in the home that cause death, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). That statistic alone should be reason enough not to use them. But in the effort to combat more

Duct Cleaning Near Me: Choose NADCA Certified Tech's

Wednesday, March 12th 2014
Duct Cleaning Near Me: Choose NADCA Certified Tech's Have you tried nearly every measure imaginable to improve the indoor air quality of your home? Your next step should be to search 'duct cleaner near me' and find a company who uses NADCA certified technicians. The more

A Gas Generator Can Power Your Home When You Need It Most

Wednesday, March 12th 2014
The weather in the Sandy Springs area is becoming more and more erratic and unexpected. Ice storms, heavy snow and even spring storms can knock out the power to your home, leaving you and your family helpless until utility crews can get out on the roads and restore service. Choose a 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 more

Why Is My House Dusty?

Monday, September 9th 2013
Every homeowner I speak to ask us why they have so much dust build up in their home. Many times you will see a thin black line all around the baseboards just where the wall meets the floor. And everyone feels they are the only one’s with this problem. Many years ago this excessive 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 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 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 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 more

Reliable Heating & Air Trane XC95m Furnace

Thursday, October 25th 2012
Trane XC95m Furnace from Reliable Heating & Air Reliable Heating & Air is proud to announce the Trane XC95m furnace has recently been increased to 97.3%¬ efficiency meaning out of a dollars¬ worth¬ of gas, over 97 cents is actually converted into usable heat. This more

Variable Speed is The Best Choice

Thursday, October 25th 2012
In the next few months, a lot of you will be faced with the need to select a new gas furnace and will find the decision making process confusing between the different models. There are many different manufacturers of gas furnaces today, but there are really just a few different models 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 more

Furnace Broken? by Reliable Heating & Air

Monday, October 15th 2012
This is the time of year when you will need to turn on your heat system or furnace and make sure it works properly. The forecast for this winter is for an extremely cold winter and long winter which will put a strain on any heating system. If you have a heat pump, now is the time to get more

The XC80 Communicating Furnace by Reliable Heating & Air

Friday, October 12th 2012
The Trane XC80 is a variable speed two stage furnace that is designed to¬ communicate with the outdoor air conditioner attached to it to provide even more precise¬ temperature¬ control and humidity removal. Reliable Heating & Air specializes in the installation of these units and has more

Trane Variable Speed Furnace by Reliable Heating & Air

Monday, October 1st 2012
Trane XV 80 Variable Speed Furnace The Trane XV 80 furnace is a variable speed, two stage furnace designed to operate at different distinct outputs to keep a home warm and comfortable at all outdoor temperatures. It utilizes a two stage gas valve and a D/C powered variable indoor fan motor 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 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 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 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 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 $ more

Carbon Monoxide the “Silent Killer”

Wednesday, October 13th 2010
by Dan Jape of Reliable Heating & Air People lock their doors and set their burglar alarms to try and keep their families¬ safe¬ from harm, but often times forgot to look inside their homes at what could be a potential risk to everyone‚Ä™s safety and welfare. The ‚ÄúSilent Killer‚ÄĚ can 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/ more

Why variable speed? By Dan Jape of Reliable Heating & Air

Monday, March 23rd 2009
If the furnace in your home is over 10 or eleven years old, you should explore the option of replacing it with one of today’s 2- stage variable speed models with a humidity sensing thermostat. The Variable Speed Two Stage Furnace with uses a multi-stage gas valve to give two levels of more

Stimulus Money to Stimulate your personal economy

Friday, March 6th 2009
I have always felt there are very few occasions in life when one receives something for nothing. I have always been skeptical of rebate offers that claim “up to”,¬  thinking I will never be able to qualify for anything close to the “up to” number advertised. Well, more

Is your furnace safe to operate? By Dan Jape

Thursday, January 22nd 2009
Is your furnace safe to operate? A few tips from Dan Jape. I visit customers in their homes everyday of the week, and I constantly see furnaces that have been neglected to the point of being unsafe and unfit to heat their homes. I find everything from just poor performance and more