How to Cut Electric Bill in Half

Friday, December 7th 2018
How to Cut Electric Bill in Half Summer brings intense heat and humidity to the South. It’s no surprise that energy bills rise as homeowners use their cooling system to stay comfortable. In fact, everything from cooking to lighting your home can increase the electricity you use....read more

How to Locate Drafts in the House

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
How to Locate Drafts in the House Living in a drafty house isn’t just uncomfortable. It’s a telltale sign that your home is wasting energy, and that the time has come to address the problem and locate drafts in the house. A home assessment is the way to begin, and homeowners in...read 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 a...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

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

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 our...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

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,...read more

Whole House Humidifier Benefits

Friday, May 22nd 2015
Whole House Humidifier Benefits Colder air means drier air. And dry air means discomfort. A humidifiers is the typical way to reintroduce moisture into the air of your home, usually with a portable unit that you pour pitcher after pitcher of water into, if you remember, only to get uneven...read more

Why Zoning Systems May Be the Answer to Hot and Cold Spots at Home

Wednesday, April 29th 2015
If you notice hot and cold spots at home, you might think there is a problem with insulation or ductwork. Both these theories are worth exploring. However, sometimes homes without air leaks have problems maintaining the temperature in different rooms and floors. In this case, you need a way to...read more

How Does Water Get Into a Crawl Space?

Wednesday, April 29th 2015
How Does Water Get Into a Crawl Space? Water in a crawl space is a serious problem. Moisture in the area leads to mold growth and it wreaks havoc on the home’s building materials, eating away at the structure through dry rot. A wet space also invites insects and rodents to make...read more

Why Does My Garbage Disposal Smell So Bad? And Can It Be Fixed?

Friday, December 19th 2014
Prepare your kitchen for the holidays by eliminating the garbage disposal smell emanating from your kitchen sink. A garbage disposal is a kitchen appliance used to grind or break up kitchen waste such as food scraps small enough so you can wash them down the drain. Although the machine is very...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

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

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

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

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...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 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

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

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...read more

Home Efficiency: 6 Ways to Improve Home Efficiency

Tuesday, April 29th 2014
Home Efficiency: 6 Ways to Improve Home Efficiency Measuring a home's efficiency can be a confusing task for most homeowners. Even if you understand the importance of efficiency, you may still be unsure how to measure it. In fact, the process of examining any building’s...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...read more

What to Know Before You Hire Insulation Contractors

Friday, January 31st 2014
More than half of the energy that Americans use goes to heating and cooling homes, but a surprising percentage of that goes straight out the window. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, nearly every home in the country would benefit from an insulation upgrade. Before hiring insulation...read more

Must-See Home Automation Trends

Monday, January 27th 2014
The portrayal of home automation that has appeared movies for years is now a reality. Home automation trends show nearly limitless opportunities for homeowners looking to sync their home’s security system, lighting, energy management system, entertainment devices and HVAC equipment....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 a Damp Crawlspace Is a Big No-No

Monday, October 28th 2013
Here in the southeast, Atlanta and Buckhead residents have to follow certain rules to keep a damp crawlspace from overtaking their homes. A moist crawlspace can deteriorate the home’s structure, cause the home itself — and the living spaces — to become unbearably humid, and eventually,...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

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

Using an Energy Audit to Maximize Comfort and Efficiency at Home

Tuesday, October 1st 2013
How is your home’s efficiency affecting your energy bill? That question is a concern for homeowners in Sandy Springs and neighboring areas, but the steps you would take during a basic home assessment only scratch the surface when trying to identify energy drains. Auditors certified by the...read more

Here’s How a Tankless Water Heater Delivers on Many Counts

Tuesday, September 10th 2013
Innovations in heating systems, air conditioners and water heaters have changed the way homeowners in Roswell think about energy usage. There’s no reason to deal with old-fashioned systems when more efficient products are available. A tankless water heater is the perfect example of this...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

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