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

An Investment That Never Goes Down

Tuesday, March 13th 2018
  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 rollercoaster. You can count on your 401k to go down in value over the next unforeseen future and hopefully it will start to go back up in value....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

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...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

Keeping a Clean Look for your Ceiling with Can Lights

Monday, March 13th 2017
  Do you have a sheetrock ceiling? Are you thinking about adding lights that will keep that “flat” look? Something that we recommend is a can light, also known as a pot light. The great thing about these lights is they recess into the sheet rock for you. Then we install...read more

Is your HVAC System ENERGY STAR VERIFIED?

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

Reliable Heating & Air Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie's List Super Service Award!

Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Reliable Heating & Air has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.   This achievement is particularly...read 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 of...read more

A Plumber's Black Friday

Friday, November 18th 2016
People look forward to Thanksgiving day because who doesn’t love amazing food? Everyone spends the day stuffing the turkey, mashing the potatoes and baking the yummy pies. Thanksgiving is definitely a day for food! The day after thanksgiving, is a plumber’s worst...read more

Commercial Property Managers

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
? Have you ever wondered how to choose one company for your commercial property management division? There's a correct way to choose a company to service all your needs.  One of the biggest challenges in the property management division is finding somene to do everything you need...read 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 gives...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

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...read more