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Home Heating Tips to Save Energy

Having home heating tips to save energy, as the cooler nights arrive in Marietta, Sandy Springs and up to Alpharetta;  is crucial to keeping you comfortable at a reasonable cost.  What can you do with an additional $700-$1500 a year? Your heating and air system is the most expensive power draining source along with your water heater. Knowing what to do to prevent the drafts and lower utility costs is so important! Check out these quick energy saving winter tips

What is the Best Heating and Air System?

You may ask, "what is the best heating and air system?" The options are many, and each contractor will steer you towards the products that they have relationships with. So how do you know what really is the right equipment for you? Know what questions to ask and how to navigate the many opinions of quality. The fact is, if you are in the position of needing a new HVAC system, you want to get the best value for your

Why Your AC is Making a Noise

If your AC is making a noise, it can quickly become concerning. Screeching, grinding, clanging and banging are not normal sounds you should hear coming from your heating and air system. AC noises can cause a panic. However, often times these are signs that there is a problem occurring and needs immediate attention before the problem causes major damage to your system. If addressed in an appropriate time, you may be able to prevent more costly repairs such as replacing

Prepare Your Home For the Atlanta Heat Wave

Prepare your home for the Atlanta heat wave that is looming! Summer is here and across Marietta, Alpharetta, up to Canton, down to Dallas, and over to Rome; homeowners are going to be stressing their heating and air systems to the max. The high humidity and heat is grueling and you haven't even seen your utility bills just yet. The temperatures are spiking and you as a homeowner need to know what to look for to prevent an AC breakdown.

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Do you know the 5 signs it's time to replace your water heater? Hot water.. we use it multiple times throughout the day. No longer a luxury, having hot water for showers, laundry and washing dishes is now a household necessity. Recently, we find ourselves sanitizing and washing our hands more frequently. Think of the number of times you require hot water usage, and multiply that by each household member. Wow! That's a lot of demand on your hot water

2021 Christmas Wish

104.7 the Fish Christmas Wish - Granting Paula's Wish At Guardian, passing on the blessings that have been given to us is so important. Our core values align so well with 104.7 the Fish Christmas Wish program by leading all that we do with a heart for service. We are honored to partner again in 2021 with the Fish to grant Paula's wish for a new heating and air system. Paula's Christmas Wish This December, Guardian again partnered with 104.7

Heating and Air Pricing-What You Need to Know

There is no doubt that gas prices, food costs, raw goods, and services have seen massive increases. In the past year or two in and around Marietta, Dallas, Alpharetta, and surround, we've seen a shift in the costs of home services. Here's what you need to know as a consumer of the pricing increases and continued trends for 2022. Is Pricing Going to Increase on Heating and Air Equipment in 2022? All manufacturers have announced price increases again for 2022.

How Does My Furnace Work

When the heat stops, you may think "how does my furnace work and can I repair it myself?" Heating and air technicians train years on the job to properly diagnose and repair equipment. However, knowing the basic components and trouble shooting steps is a great way to stay ahead of breakdowns and unexpected repairs. In short your furnace takes cold air from the home and heats it up then blowing it into your home. There is a combustion process, heat

Preparing Your Furnace For Winter

Cold nights are here and signs of fall are everywhere. Pumpkin spice is on the horizon and hayrides will fill the weekend activity lists. As you prepare for the cooler temps and all things fall to arrive, don't forget to prepare your home. Most likely your heater hasn't kicked in just yet. Now is the time to check all the workings of your system to make sure when Atlanta's first cold night hits, your home is toasty warm without a

Ultimate Fall Checklist for the Home

Sure as the sun rises, fall to do's will make your schedule when the leaves start to fall. Guardian's ultimate checklist for the home will help prepare you and your home for the cooler months both inside and out. Check the Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguishers, and First Aid Kits Make a routine out of checking the fire safety equipment in your home. This includes your carbon monoxide detectors (especially if you have a furnace). While we hope we never need

Does Rain Damage My HVAC Unit

With hurricanes and downpours moving into Georgia, you may ask yourself; "does the rain damage my HVAC unit?" The great news is that heating and air systems are meant to withstand mild to medium weather conditions. They are designed to withstand the elements for years and years. Especially if your unit is a reputable brand that properly tests the equipment for wear and tear. Not to mention, a proper installation performed by a trained team of experts. (Like Guardian's team!)

How to get Approved Financing for a New HVAC System

If your heating and air unit requires expensive repair costs, you may in the market for a new system. Most homeowners have college funds or vacation savings accounts. We have yet to hear from any customer that they have been saving specifically for a shiny new air conditioner to show off to the neighbors. We fully understand replacing a new system may be a pain point, and expensive repairs are not the best option either. You can expect to may

HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Lovers

Don't let Fido🐶 and Felix🐱 impact your indoor air quality and health. These top HVAC maintenance tips for pet lovers, will keep you and your furry friend comfortable throughout all seasons minus the pet hair. The weather may be hot from Dallas to Canton, but your 4 legged friend relies on the air conditioner just as much as you do. You may get unconditional love from your pet, but along with that comes the excess pet hair and dander. These

Voted the Fastest Growing Company in the Southeast!

Richard Eppers, Guardian owner, (center) accepts the American Standard 2020 SOAR award. Guardian was voted the fastest growing heating and air company in the southeast (Georgia and Florida regions). We're proud to accept the American Standard SOAR award. We take customer service seriously and credit our team of experts for our continued growth and superior service. Each member of our team works tirelessly to provide each customer with the right options and solutions to their heating and air

Main Parts of Your AC System

When the temps rise and your AC is blowing warm air in Marietta, Smyrna, Roswell and surround; knowing the main parts of your AC system can help you troubleshoot temporarily before your Guardian expert can arrive for the AC repair. Here's a list of the major components of your AC system and a little insight into what to expect when the AC fails. Before we dive into the technical, let's get to the basics of your system and and how

Mistakes Not to Make When Buying a New HVAC System

Do you know what mistakes not to make when buying a new HVAC system? Your heating and air system is sucking your energy costs and way past its life time, but navigating the purchase of a new system can feel like buying a new car. Contracts, warranties, upgrades, rebates, add ons and more.... it's easy to get overwhelmed. Every company presents the offerings in their own way with different terminology. Navigating multiple estimates is a daunting task.. or is it?

Why Choose Us?

Why choose us, Guardian, for your home service needs? It's clear that we are here to take the very best care of you! Let's get more specific with the details that really set up apart! 10 Reasons to Choose Guardian Home Experts Guardian's team of experts has been serving the metro Atlanta area with over 20 years of experience! Training and experience matters. Hiring someone who is qualified, trained and has seen/repaired a variety of scenarios will save you time

Should You Upgrade Your HVAC System Before Selling Your Home?

You should upgrade your HVAC system before selling? Or shouldn't you? There is no doubt it is a sellers market. With inventory being low and buyers fighting over homes, you may think it is not worth the additional costs to upgrade your aging HVAC system. However, the opposite is true! We heard a funny yet accurate analogy of the current home market. "Home buying today is similar to the toilet paper shortage of 2020. No supply, but everyone wants it!"

Is it Too Late for a Heater Tune Up?

Heater tune ups ..it's never too late! Most certainly there is a time when a heater tune up is ineffective and that is when your heater is not working. Whether you are in the frigid cold or milder Atlanta winters, it is imperative to have your heating system maintained before breakdowns occur. Don't underestimate metro Atlanta's spring chill we see each year.  If you've made it this far without a breakdown, that's great news! However, don't discount the need for an

4 Sounds That Mean Bad News from your Furnace

4 Sounds that mean bad news from your furnace are BOOM, SCREECH, RATTLING, and CLANKING. If you're hearing bumps in the night.. no need to hide under the covers. The culprit very well may be your furnace. Most definitely any out of the ordinary sounds coming from your heating and air system can pose a big problem. Immediate action is required. Recently, we had a Calhoun heating repair visit where the sounds coming from the furnace sounded as if we

Indoor Air Quality Matters…Period

Indoor air quality matters... period. Most people spend about 90% of time in their homes or work place. Recently, with the shutdowns and pandemic, many people are spending more time in their living spaces. Whether you are working or playing, the time spent in home has increased dramatically in 2020. Notably, studies show that home improvements have been on the rise to update indoor spaces. However, the most overlooked improvements are indoor air quality products to purify and cleanse the

Designing Your HVAC When Finishing Your Basement

Do you have the daunting task of designing your HVAC when finishing your basement?  As if the undertaking of planning your basement space is not enough, assuring your HVAC is designed properly is key! There are many misconceptions that homeowners have as to how to temperature control this new living space. Let's dive into some common myths and learn about the best practices for cooling and heating your new man/woman cave! MYTH #1- I Can Just Tap In to My

HVAC Maintenance Program Benefits

The benefits of a HVAC maintenance program measure well beyond the cost. Each season when you fire up the furnace or air conditioner, knowing that you will have season long comfort is a relief. To assure this, routine seasonal HVAC maintenance is key! Not to mention, affordable and lowered utility costs with a properly maintained system and minimal investment. Why HVAC Preventative Makes a Difference Simply put, routine maintenance on your heating and air system helps diagnose, isolate, and prevent

Perks You Get with Proper Attic Insulation

The perks you get with proper attic insulation are often under-rated. Your comfort and utility budget are dramatically affected by how "tight" and insulated your home is.  Lowering or raising the temperature on your thermostat often does no more than raise your utility costs IF the rest of your home is inefficient. Those hot spots and cold drafts all play into temperature control and costs. Most importantly, knowing what small steps to take to increase your efficiency are crucial to

Guardian Gives Back Winner 2020

We congratulate our Guardian Gives Back Winner 2020! Giving back to our community is vital to Guardian's mission in providing a caring and honest service to our community. During the unexpected changes from the COVID pandemic,  many individuals were faced with challenges. Guardian wanted to take care of one deserving front line worker the only way we know how. By providing a new American Standard heating and air system to one carefully chosen winner, we are able to give the

Lease vs. Buying Your HVAC- Know the Facts

Thinking about Leasing Your HVAC? Know the Facts and Read Your Contract! You may be considering installing a new HVAC unit but do you know the benefits between a lease vs. buying scenario? There has been a rise of new payment options when replacing your heating and air system. Leasing a system is a new concept here in metro Atlanta that may seem like a good option. Make sure to get all the details to see if this is the

Save Money with these Insider Secrets When Buying a New HVAC System

Your HVAC system has seen better days, and now is the time you should start thinking about how to save money buying a new HVAC system. Heating and Air systems are the largest expense, as well as the largest drain on your wallet from a utility standpoint. You may think you want the cheapest HVAC system money can buy. Before you make your final decision, read this "how to" guide. Making quick decisions pressured by your discomfort can cost your

Is an AC Tune Up Necessary?

We are asked by our customers "Is an AC Tune Up Necessary?" The short answer is YES! As the weather in Cobb County and surround warms up, it is easy to get lost in the sunshine and mild weather. Here's why you shouldn't skip out on taking care of the most expensive system in your home: Add years of life to your HVAC system! Hiring an expert HVAC technician to perform a tune up on your system isequivalent to getting an

Can you Kill the Coronavirus in Your Home?

Recently we have been asked questions such as, "Can you kill the coronavirus in your home." There is a lot of  buzz and fear around the recent viral outbreak.  The Coronavirus is now considered a pandemic and the Unites States is under a national emergency. As a result, government agencies are making strong recommendations on how to protect your health and the health of others. However, there is greater concern by homeowners of how to eliminate viruses in their home

How to Program Your Thermostat to Save Money

Keep The Savings - How to Program Your Thermostat to Save Money It's a beautiful 65 degrees in Kennesaw, Ga. But to you there is still quite a chill as you wake. You go to the thermostat and crank up the temperature so the heat kicks on as you take a shower and get ready for your day. 1 hour later with coffee in hand you are headed out the door on your way to start your day. Meanwhile, your

HVAC Buying Tips

Are you ready for a new system but just need a few HVAC buying tips to guide you in the right direction? This guide will give you the best insight from choosing the best contractor to knowing if the price is a right. With temperatures rising, finding the right company for your new AC Install is necessary to keeping you cool and comfortable. How Do You Know You Need a New System? Your HVAC system has seen better days. Like

Top 10 Common Heating Repairs

We've Made a List of the Top 10 Heating Repairs Do you know the risks and dangers that can cause your furnace or heat pump to break down, and leave you out in the cold? With over 20 years experience servicing heat pumps and furnaces, we've seen our fair share of common heating repairs. While not all repairs are created equal, there are many preventable reasons causing you to be left without heat. Whether you live in Acworth, Kennesaw, Woodstock,

Best HVAC Company in Atlanta 2019

When you build your company on honesty, integrity and expert service, it is great to see that your hard efforts haven't gone unnoticed! Guardian Heating, Air, Plumbing & Electrical was voted as Home Improvement Magazine's "Best HVAC Company of 2019." Who did the voting? You did.. metro Atlanta's homeowners! Guardian's win has provided a great reward to the team by offering a strong focus on customer service and providing expert home service repair, maintenance and installation. This justifies our hard work

A Warning To You – Cracked Heat Exchangers

Each heating season we hear horror stories of unsafe situations caused by failing furnaces and cracked heat exchangers. The dangers are real but preventable. Your natural gas furnace is designed to have the appropriate safety switches and settings to provide your home with SAFE heating. All too often we hear from customers who have never had their heating system checked or opt out of preventative maintenance. Learn more about the necessary steps you should take to keep your home comfortable

Fall Home Checklist

The weather will be cooler soon enough, and as the milder temps arrive in Atlanta, make sure to review this fall home checklist to be ready for the winter season! When the temps become more manageable to work in, this is the time to for home maintenance and small repairs.  Not only is this prime time for fall festivals, Pumpkin Spice everything, and sweaters...it's also the time to prepare your home for cold weather! This Fall home checklist will give

The Truth About Different SEER Levels

The truth about different SEER levels.. learn how to decide what is right for you.  Is one better than the other? Navigating the waters of HVAC system replacement is not an easy task. With terms such as SEER, MERV, Heat Pump, Furnace, Condenser, Variable Speed.. it is no wonder so many consumers dread the purchase of a new HVAC system. What does SEER Level or SEER Rating Mean? SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, measures the AC or heat pump

The Difference Between HVAC Brands

When you are looking at replacing your aging HVAC system, how do you decipher the difference between HVAC brands?  With the variety of brands all claiming to provide the best equipment, choosing the right options for you can become frustrating. Add a pushy salesman to the process, and you may be left feeling like you walked onto a used car lot. Where to Start When Buying a New HVAC System: There are many things to consider when looking at replacing

HVAC Trivia

HVAC Trivia you ask? Who doesn't love fun and entertaining facts? Heating and air solutions for your home are not a new concept. Read on to discover some odd and fun bits of information that may come in handy on your next trivia game night! How many Homes in the United States have some form of air conditioning? 98%! Next to China, we are at the top of list of homes utilizing heating and cooling options.  As affordable heating and

The Value of a HVAC Maintenance Agreement

Once the heavy heating and cooling months hit, the value of a HVAC maintenance agreement can be plainly seen.  You get the oil changed in your car regularly and don't think anything of setting the appointment. Majority of home owners understand that taking care of their HVAC system is much like maintaining a vehicle.  Especially when your expert HVAC technician is able to catch any problems before they happen! Learn about the benefits of Guardian's Shield Protection Plan and how

Home Upgrades Under $100 That You Can DIY

A little money can go a long way to improving the look of your home. For $100 you can upgrade various areas of your home and create a whole new look. Whether you are going with the fabulous farm theme, rustic, or traditional decor, small changes can make a dramatic difference. Get ready for a DIY day! Once you read about these fun and inexpensive home upgrades under $100 that you can DIY, your home will go from drab to

Make Your Home A Smart Home With NEST

With technology and information available at our fingertips, it's no surprise that our home can be a part of tech era! Make your home a smart home with nest products. If you haven't plugged in yet and researched how the products of today's home can make your life easier, let us help you! Guardian is a Pro nest installer, trained in providing you with top quality nest products and installation. Nest Thermostat The nest thermostat is more than just an

Thermostat Problems? How to Tell if You Need a New Thermostat

Are you having trouble with your air conditioning? Often times homeowners overlook the thermostat as a culprit for the need of AC repair. If you find your AC is not cooling or turning on, make sure to take a peek at your thermostat before you call for repair. We'll tell you how to troubleshoot common fixable thermostat problems and review how you can tell if you need a new thermostat. My HVAC System isn't Keeping Up with the Set Temperature

Customer Service the Way It Should Be

There is a revolution in the Home Services industry and it's called Customer Service! Many companies say they provide it, some try to give it.... at Guardian Heating Air Plumbing & Electrical... we Live It! HVAC customer service the way it should be! Our main goal is to leave each and every customer overly satisfied with our teams and using our services for the lifetime of their home ownership! Meeting your expectations is not an option for us. With Guardian

AC Breakdown – Repair or Replace Your Aging AC

If your cool is not cool enough in these hot Marietta temps, you most certainly will be contacting your local AC repair team. If you are like most homeowners, you didn't prepare for a AC breakdown or replacement. Often times, you could be faced with a hefty repair bill or HVAC estimate. How do you know what road to travel if you have an AC Breakdown-Repair or Replace? While most repair recommendations can be performed, deciding whether the replacement option

Freon Leak? What You Need To Know About the R22 Phase Out

Have a freon leak? You may have heard that the US Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that R22 refrigerant (also known as freon), is being phased out due to its harmful effects on the ozone layer. The R22 phase out began years ago and supplies of the refrigerant has decreased each year. As of January 1, 2020, R22 refrigerant will become illegal to manufacture or import into the USA. Have you been limping along with your current system that uses

A Second Opinion On Your HVAC Replacement Estimate Can Save You Thousands

60 Minutes of Your Time With a Guardian Expert Can Save You Thousands of Dollars! Your HVAC has seen its final days. Your energy bills are high. You have frequent breakdowns each season. It's time for a new HVAC system. Knowing that you have to make a significant purchase can be stressful and frustrating. As a homeowner, it is important that you consider a number of options when making a costly purchase like a new HVAC system. There are many

Top Reasons Your AC is Leaking Water

During the summer, we often hear customer say "my AC is leaking water." While this may be a common problem, it is generally easy for your HVAC experts to diagnose and fix. Most importantly, it's even easier for you to help prevent water damage caused by a leaky AC. Your AC system pulls water out of the air, drips into a drip pan and then will drain through a PVC drain line to the outside.  As the temperatures and humidity

Spring Clean Your Home-Top 10 Homeowner Tips

Spring is upon us, and it's time to spring clean your home!  With the days getting warmer and longer, there is more time for fun and activities. We wait for this time each year after the cold and wet Atlanta winters. Soon there will be pool parties, BBQ's, and much fun to be had in the sunshine. Is your home as ready as you are for the joys of springtime? With these homeowner maintenance tips, your home is sure to

My Electric Bill Is High During AC Season!

Each summer Atlanta homeowners dread receiving their power bill. An increase in power usage is inevitable during AC season, seeing as your HVAC system is one of the most power consuming pieces of equipment in your home. But how much of an increase is too much? What can you do as a homeowner to maximize the efficiency of your system? Your electric bill is high and we've got the tips you need to lower it! A little HVAC preparedness can

Your Health is Impacted by Indoor Air Quality

Your Health is Impacted by Indoor Air Quality In metro Atlanta, we know spring has arrived by the greenish-yellow dust that covers just about everything. Eyes begin to water, the distant sounds of sneezing can be heard, let alone the battle of runny noses and red eyes. This is a typical Georgia spring. The last thing any homeowner should want is to bring the outdoor allergens inside.  As we become more and more aware of our health and how to

Your AC is Frozen

Your AC is Frozen Mid-Summer… Now What? Oh, the joys of warm weather. We wait all winter long for the heat to come, and when it arrives we rely on our AC system to keep comfortable. What happens when you're mid heat and the air has stopped blowing from your vents? As you step outside to the scorching temps, you find your outdoor AC unit is covered in ice! What a crazy sight to see! So now what? It may

What is a Low Flow Toilet?

What is a Low Flow Toilet? A flush is just a flush right? Not in the case of the amount of water your toilet uses to flush down the unmentionables. Whether you are on a well or using city water, limited the amount of wasted water flushed down the drain is an excellent way to not only help the environment but also reduce your monthly bills. Simply put, a low flush toilet, (also known as a high efficiency toilet), uses

Top 5 Spring Tips for your HVAC System

Top 5 Spring Tips for your HVAC System: The costs involved in keeping you comfortable throughout the seasons is your single highest expense. As we enter the cooling season, making sure your system is running at its peak performance is key to keeping your energy costs down and keeping you cool. Fortunately, as a homeowner there are a number of quick tips that you can follow to make your HVAC system is up to par and will keep running throughout

Spring Storms are Coming

Spring Storms are Coming- Is Whole Home Surge Protection Worth the Cost? Crack, Boom, Pow… No this is not the sounds of super heroes, but the lightning and storm sounds of spring. Your home is vulnerable to electrical power surges every day, not just during storm season. Spring does pose additional hazards to your electrical system with the potential of lightning strikes. What is Whole Home Surge Protection? Simply put, a surge protector diverts or grounds the power generated by

Is Your Water Heater Too Old and Ready to Fail?

Is Your water Heater Too Old and Ready to Fail? You surely don't look forward to a cold shower. How do you know that your water heater is on its last leg and do you even know how old your water heater is? We see water heater breakdowns beginning to occur as soon as age 5-7 of the unit. Most certainly, about 70% of units that are age 12+ have already failed or are in need of replacement. Know

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