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How to Save Money…by Flushing Your Tankless Water Heater!

Posted on: February 18, 2013

There are a lot of reasons to recommend a tankless hot water heater, ease of maintenance being one of them. But there’s one threat that anyone who owns a tankless heater should be aware of and take the proper steps to avoid: hard water scale buildup, primarily on the heat exchangers. If hard water scale…

What’s the Worst for Air Quality? (Hint: Not the Furnace!)

Posted on: February 11, 2013

If you’re a regular reader of Smiley’s blog, you already know how important indoor air quality issues can be for your family’s health, and you know that regular maintenance of your HVAC system is the key to maintaining high air quality in your home. One thing you may not know is that many air quality…

The Energy Star Most Efficient Label: Look for It When You Buy!

Posted on: February 5, 2013

If you’ve been shopping around for new heating or cooling equipment for your Atlanta home, chances are you’ve seen the Energy Star logo on just about every appliance available these days. Energy Star is an international energy efficiency standard that applies to products made in the USA, and has become pretty ubiquitous over the years…

It’s Going to Be a Cold Night in Atlanta

Posted on: February 1, 2013

Temperatures in the Atlanta area are forecast to drop into the 20′s tonight – stay warm and remember to help your HVAC system and furnace keep your house comfortable by keeping doors and windows sealed tightly, fireplace flues closed tight (you may want to use your fireplace, but keep in mind it can lower energy…

How’s Your Air Quality?

Posted on: January 29, 2013

Winter, or “the heating season” as those of us in the HVAC industry call it, is a time when most homeowners are concerned primarily with keeping their household warm. Furnaces, heat pumps, proper insulation for energy efficiency and other issues related to home heating are in the forefront, but there’s an important aspect of the…

Save Money – Seal Your HVAC Ducts!

Posted on: January 25, 2013

With winter temperatures continuing to drop as heating bills continue to rise, it’s no surprise that we’ve spent some time here on Smiley’s blog talking about all the ways homeowners can save money on heating, from focusing on heating system efficiency to getting your furnace tuned up to adding insulation and weather-stripping. One thing we…

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