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How To Reduce Humidity In Your Home

Feeling uncomfortable in your home this summer? It’s likely a humidity issue. Why is humidity a bad thing in your home?  ❌ Warm air holds moisture, making it feel heavy ❌ Makes physical activity more strenuous ❌ Causes sweating and respiratory issues ❌  Warps wood floors and baseboards ❌  Creates a breeding ground for mold Think a portable dehumidifier is the solution?  ❌  Only dehumidifies one room at a time ❌  Very loud to operate ❌  Very inefficient and uses a lot of energy ❌  Must be constantly emptied of water Why is a Whole Home Dehumidifier the best solution for your home? ✅ Attaches to your existing HVAC system ✅ Controls humidity throughout your home ✅ Operates silently in the background ✅ Very efficient operation / little power used ✅ Moisture drains automatically outside your home Get a free quote on a Whole Home Dehumidifier and see how affordable these systems can be. 2 Easy Ways to Get a Free Estimate: Call 770-271-7511 Book an appointment online

Why Duct Sealing Is Critical For Your Indoor Comfort

Did you know that around 30% of your conditioned air is likely being released into your attic or crawlspace through leaky ductwork? Not only do leaky ducts let your cool air out, but they let dust, allergens, and other contaminants in. Leaky ducts also drastically reduce your system’s efficiency, increasing energy bills and decreasing comfort. Stop throwing away money in your attic and crawlspace and start saving it instead! Our team of professionals will fully analyze your ductwork, find the exact source of any leak and seal your ducts to ensure you’re getting comfort from all the air you’re conditioning. Want a free estimate on Duct Sealing? • Call 770-271-7511 • Book an appointment here

Solving Comfort Issues with Ductless Systems

Do you have a basement, porch, sunroom, or office in your home that’s uncomfortable or always a different temperature? Here’s a simple solution: ductless, wall-mounted air conditioning units, also known as “mini-splits.” 5 Benefits of Ductless Mini-splits: 1) Instant Comfort in Odd Rooms You can finally enjoy spending time year-round in your home office, sunroom, addition, or any room that has typically been difficult to heat or cool. 2) Incredibly Quiet Performance Mini-splits are whisper-quiet when operating. They’re often used in recording studios due to their near-silent performance. 3) Fresher Air An ionizer filter constantly freshens the air and removes unwanted particles. The oscillating fan pumps this fresh, perfectly conditioned air back into the room. 4) Customizable Options There are sleek options that can be hung on a wall or ceiling, including one that can be flush-mounted into a drop ceiling. They can also be painted to match your space. 5) Major Energy Savings Traditional systems use 30% of their energy consumption simply moving the air through ductwork. With ductless mini splits, you get 100% of the unit’s output and only heat or cool the space you need. Want a free estimate on a Ductless Mini-Split? • Call 770-271-7511 • Book a convenient appointment here Special Savings: Comfort for Heroes We […]

7 Tips to Keep Your Home Cool

Boost your comfort and energy savings with our top seven cooling tips to keep your home comfortable during the warm summer months. 1. Keep Cool Air Flowing Make sure air vents and returns aren’t blocked by furniture or drapes. Your system needs proper airflow, and covering vents prevents effective cooling. 2. Consider Cooking Differently Fire up the grill on hot days instead of heating your oven. This will reduce residual heat in your home. (Get our delicious hamburger recipe here!) 3. Manage Your Windows Keep blinds, drapes, or shutters closed during the peak heat of the day (mid to late-afternoon), especially for south-facing windows. 4. Keep Your Filter Fresh Change your HVAC filters every 60 days. If you have pets, consider changing filters every 30 days. Fresh filters maximize airflow and let your system “breathe.” 5. Make Some Space Keep your outdoor unit clear of brush, leaves, and yard debris. Provide at least 24” of space for proper airflow and maximum efficiency. 6. Get an AC Tune-up Just like changing the oil in your car, your AC needs regular maintenance for peak performance and reliability. Regular tune-ups will also extend the life of your system. Get a professional tune-up for […]

Get a Tax Credit *Plus* Rebates on HVAC Equipment

There is no better time to upgrade your heating and cooling system. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) provides major tax credits for installing high-efficiency HVAC equipment. Up to $2000 for one heat pump, or $3200 for two heat pumps. Even better, we’re also offering Instant Rebates up to $1200 on qualifying equipment, which can be stacked with the tax credits for incredible savings on HVAC systems for your home! What’s a Heat Pump? A heat pump is an electric system that effectively cools and warms your home. It’s a more energy-efficient alternative to a furnace and AC compressor. In warmer months, a heat pump pulls heat from inside your home and moves it outside. In the colder months, it does the opposite, collecting heat from the outdoor air and moving it indoors. Modern heat pumps perform well in virtually all temperatures, from extreme heat to below freezing. Why Upgrade to a Heat Pump? A heat pump can improve your indoor comfort, and upgrading from an older HVAC system can lead to significant energy bill savings for years to come. Get an Estimate & Watch the Savings Add Up Contact us today or book online for a free estimate […]

Major Rebates Now Available on American Standard A/C Systems

There is no better time to prepare for peak summer heat than during this special promotion we’re running with American Standard. With our instant rebates, you’ll get up to $1200 off a new A/C system that will keep you comfortable for years and shave big bucks off your energy bills. *PLUS* We’re also combining these rebates with 0% financing for well qualified customers. To explore all the energy efficient options for your home with a no obligation estimate, simply contact us and we’ll schedule your visit with a Comfort Consultant. Hear from a Happy Customer “My system was 20 years old and not functioning properly. After 5 visits in 3 years for a multitude of problems with my A/C and furnaces, I opted for a new HVAC system. Everyone at Holtkamp has always been very nice and professional. And with my new system I am saving $70-100 a month in electric bills!” – Nicole H, Gwinnett   Instead of investing in repairs and waiting until your old system dies during the hot summer months, wouldn’t you rather save money on a brand new, whisper-quiet A/C system delivered at your convenience during beautiful spring weather? Exploring your options costs you nothing!

End-of-Season Pricing on Air Conditioning Systems in Gwinnett

If you’ve been on the fence about replacing your old, unreliable heating & air conditioning system, this is the perfect time to get a free estimate on new systems with modern features and superior comfort. As Georgia’s #1 American Standard dealer, we have great deals on top-rated system in our warehouse. Plus, well qualified customers can enjoy 0% interest financing. To get the best pricing available on these energy efficient, please call us at 770-271-7511 or contact us for a free estimate today.

What’s the Best Way to Control Humidity in My Home?

When it’s muggy outside, it’s muggy inside. And excess humidity can make you miserable. Plus, daily activities such as cooking, cleaning and showering can add as much as 25 pounds of moisture to your home. You can literally see, feel and smell it: Indoor condensation appears on windows, mirrors and cold drinks Your house becomes a breeding ground for insects Wood floors, trim and wood furniture warp or rot You experience uncomfortable sweating at normal indoor temperatures Skin feels sticky in summer/clammy in winter Rooms smell musty, especially basements While these problems might be bad, the health issues that can arise from excess moisture are even worse. Without controlling humidity in your home, excess moisture can cause: Mold and mildew to grow Dust mites to thrive These contaminants can trigger asthma, allergies and other ailments in your family. How to Control Humidity? A Whole-Home Dehumidifier  While your air conditioner primarily controls temperature in your home, you need full humidity control to maintain comfortable, healthy conditions. The best way to control humidity is a whole-home dehumidifier. A whole-home dehumidifier is installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system. It works in conjunction with your air conditioner, or independently as needed, […]

7 Tips to Help Your Home Beat the Summer Heat

While Coronavirus has had quite an impact on our community, one of the silver linings has been spending more time with your family at home. With summer temperatures heating up, these 7 top home cooling tips will help boost your comfort and energy savings. 1. Keep Cool Air Flowing Be sure your air vents and returns aren’t blocked by couches, tables, curtains or other obstructions. Your home’s HVAC system was designed to allow for maximum air flow, and covering the vents prevents proper cooling of your rooms. 2. Consider Different Ways to Cook Keep your home more comfortable by firing up the grill instead of heating up your oven or cooking on the stove. The longer days and beautiful evening weather makes outdoor cooking a breeze. Cooking in an Instant Pot also cuts down on residual heat in your home. Check our Smart Living posts for many tasty family recipes, including some flavorful Instant Pot dishes. 3. Manage Your Windows Keeping your blinds, drapes, shutters or shades closed during the peak heat of the day (mid to late-afternoon) will help keep your home cool, especially for south-facing windows. 4. Regularly Change Your Filter The easiest thing you can do to […]

“Ouch! How Can I Lower My Electric Bill?”

As the summer heat drags on and power bills spike, homeowners frequently ask us for ways to lower their energy costs. Here are some top tips and a method for finding the energy culprits throughout your house. Shade is Your Friend Close blinds and curtains on the sunnier side of your home. Also considering using a tinted UV window film on windows that get a lot of sun. You can barely see the tinted film, but you’ll definitely feel less heat entering your home. Fall is also a great time to plant trees or bushes that will eventually become tall enough to provide you with shade and privacy. Time Your Energy Usage See if your power company offers reduced electricity rates during certain hours of the day. (known as “off-peak hours”) If you run your dishwasher, do your laundry, charge your car, etc., during off-peak rates, you can save money. Take a Peek Behind the Fridge When’s the last time you cleaned the coils behind or under your fridge? Dirty coils make your fridge work harder, so be sure to carefully clean them a couple of times a year with the soft brush tool of your vacuum cleaner. This will […]

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