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

6 Tricks For Reducing Electricity Bill

Wednesday, February 6th 2019
6 Tricks For Reducing Your Electricity Bill Electricity costs only seem to be going up, but the combined forces of government agencies, power companies, and environmental groups have been trying to show homeowners ways of reducing the cost of their monthly bills. It takes some adjustments,...read more

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. Here's how...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

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

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

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

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 cut...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

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

Don’t fall for “FREE”

Monday, December 5th 2016
I have noticed a trend in advertising and marketing of service companies to stress “FREE” goods and services. It seems like when the economy gets tough, more dishonest companies spring up to try and play on the consumers emotions and bad judgment. Everyone knows there is nothing...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

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

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

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 heating...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

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

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

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

How to Conserve Water

Tuesday, August 5th 2014
Changing your daily habits can help to save energy and conserve natural resources. But what about families with strong-willed children who aren’t willing to cut a shower short or busy parents who can’t wait to wash a sports uniform until there are enough darks to make a full load?...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

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’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

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 efficiency begins...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

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 high...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

Plumbing the Depths of Water Pressure Problems

Monday, January 27th 2014
Are you experiencing water pressure problems in your Woodstock home? Are you trying to figure out what you can do about it? The truth is, most homeowners don’t give much thought to the pressure of their water system ‚Ä" until it drops, anyway. Trying to wash your hair or waiting for a...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 energy and...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

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

Sump Pump Noise: Don’t Ignore It

Thursday, October 10th 2013
If there’s one rule homeowners should live by it’s this one: Don’t ignore sump pump noise. Allowing any type of noise to go unchecked can be bad for the pump — it will likely break down sooner — and the storage items in your basement. If the pump stops working, and...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

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...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

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

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

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

A/C Not Keeping Up?

Wednesday, August 1st 2012
By Dan Jape Atlanta has seen record temperatures this summer and this type of weather reinforces the need to keep one’s air conditioning system in top operating condition. A unit that is slightly undercharged with Freon can cause utilities to be as much as 30% higher and the home will not...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

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

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

Special Rate of 0% APR with 60 Equal Payments

Thursday, January 12th 2012
Reliable Heating,¬  Air & Plumbing¬  along with Trane have partnered to bring a never before offered financing options¬ to¬  their customers.¬ Promotional¬ financing offers have been around for years, but they usually are for only 12 or 18 months and they have always accrued interest that...read more

Big Savings Available Now!

Friday, April 15th 2011
by Dan Jape of Reliable Heating & Air This is an exciting time to be in the market for a new HVAC system ¬ in the greater Atlanta area due to the many programs and specials available to help with the cost of replacing an old inefficient system. The tax credit program is still available for...read more

12 Months of Giving

Tuesday, March 8th 2011
by Dan Jape – Reliable Heating & Air Do you know a family in need of a replacement heating & air conditioning system? Perhaps a friend, family member or co-worker that has fallen on hard times and is going without heating or cooling? Submit your story of a family in need &...read more

Don’t forget the ducts

Wednesday, December 8th 2010
By Dan Jape РReliable Heating & Air One of the most important aspects of your home‪s heating and cooling system is the duct work. Proper duct work can make a huge difference in the comfort and efficiency of your home. I visit four or five customer‪s homes each day and in the vast...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

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

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

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, there...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