See the newest heat pumps

Watch the warranties Manufacturers are turning out a wide variety of new heat pumps with many features to improve the comfort of your home while lowering your utility bill. Here’s a look at some of the newest heat pumps, thanks to a list compiled by http://www.achrnews.com/articles/135661-new-residential-heating-products. One area we have singled out here is [...]

North Alabama Cold Weather

Lots of cold weather yet to come to North Alabama. Maybe your heating system is cranky and you’re hoping that it makes it through winter. Remember that winter in North Alabama isn’t just the month of January with its average dozen or so freezing nights. On average, we will have about 16 more freezing nights before [...]

Duct Sealing

Why Should I Have Duct Mastic Applied to My AC System? Enclosed System HVAC systems are forced air processes that use ducts to distribute conditioned air throughout the dwelling. Air pressure and the degree to which this air is forced through the duct-work must remain as constant as possible to provide adequate air flow [...]

Is Your Furnace Working Too Hard

Your Furnace is Working Too Hard Commercial and industrial businesses have preventative maintenance systems to maximize their equipment lifespan. There’s no reason your home should be any different. Scheduling preventative maintenance to help prevent a breakdown or something worse (like leaking carbon monoxide) with these tips: Change Filters This is the easiest and most basic [...]

Signs of an Aging Furnace

Your Furnace is Haunted! It’s the coldest night of the winter. You’re cozy in your warm living room watching your favorite TV show. Slowly you and your family begin to notice the temperature dropping as your heater kicks the bucket. You shake your fist and tell your significant other to get it fixed. Knowing the signs and [...]

Electric space heaters not so hot

You have to weigh some pros and cons when you consider buying a portable (plug-in) electric heater. The portable electric heater is a good solution for warming a garage or a single room. But it’s not a long-term solution for heating an entire house. Although electric heaters are inexpensive to buy, you may see your [...]

Worried about your heater this winter?

Do you wonder if your current heating system will make it through another winter? Here’s some chilly news from firsthandweather.com: Temperaturesare expected to be below average for our area in January and February. Another factor to consider: Many manufacturers raise their prices around the first of the year. At Freedom, our staff will give you [...]

9 Fire Safety Tips for Cold Weather

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported in December, January, and February. The National Fire Protection Agency recommends these simple steps to prevent heating-related fires: Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood [...]

4 Energy Saving Tips That Will Put Money Back In Your Pocket

Tired of seeing a sharp increase in your energy bill? According to a study by The Demand Institute, American household spending on electricity has grown an average of 56% since 2000. According to the same report: 71% of American homeowners say a home’s energy efficiency is important. 67% of the study has taken some measure [...]

How a Variable Speed Fan is Making the World a Better Place

A variable speed fan motor was originally, and still is, designed to eliminate the discomforts caused by ridiculous on/off part-time heating and air conditioning.  We use it for the comfort it provides.  The fact that it saves energy is a welcome bonus. I don't make big fuel savings claims for several reasons. Lets say you [...]

By |November 18th, 2013|Ask the Expert, Myths and Misconceptions, Comfort, Save Money, Allergy Solutions, Heating|Comments Off on How a Variable Speed Fan is Making the World a Better Place

Package Unit vs Split System

Heating and air is not purchased as a system like a car. Heating and air conditioning is an on site assembled system. If car manufacturers simply made all the parts, put them in a box, and ship them to the local dealer to install, the quality control of workmanship would not be available.  This is the problem [...]

By |November 15th, 2013|Ask the Expert, Heating|Comments Off on Package Unit vs Split System

The Importance of Proper Design of a Heating and Cooling System

Many clients often ask us tell them what they need for their heating and cooling system. That is a very involved question.  It can depend on your family, the property arrangement, and how a home owner will use a property.  Getting a proper design of a heating and cooling system before you start buying and installing HVAC [...]

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You Have an Interesting Phone Number 205-444-4444, How Did You Get It?

We didn't just luck into that number.  We had a plan to make your yellow pages (back when they mattered) obsolete.  Get an easy to remember phone number! My father started this project by looking around how other companies had achieved those name phone numbers.  All the ones we found like 123-cool or 234-heat didn't seem [...]

By |November 5th, 2013|FAQ's, Heating|Comments Off on You Have an Interesting Phone Number 205-444-4444, How Did You Get It?

Are You Going to Try to Sell Me Something I Don’t Need?

Is that question running through your mind?  It's because an unethical salesman came to your home and pressured you to buy either steak knives or a vacuum cleaner.  He would not leave until your bought something.  We are not  high pressure salesmen.  We believe that you have control over your home's HVAC system decisions. Our [...]

By |November 4th, 2013|FAQ's, Myths and Misconceptions, AC Repair, Heating, Repair Costs|Comments Off on Are You Going to Try to Sell Me Something I Don’t Need?

I Have a Friend in the HVAC Business

Using a friend may not be a good idea.  We just received a call from a home owner who had his friend, who previously worked for us, put in a system.  We let the guy go because of ethical and honesty problems and I can tell he has not changed.  The new equipment is having trouble after only 2 months.  [...]

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Space Heaters, Don’t Trade Safety and Comfort for Thrift.

Space heaters are seen in many, many homes. They give consumers the start of comfort but at low price, or is it?  Space heaters can be electric or gas fired to produce heat. Electric heater are the most common. Let's examine the issues with space heaters. Cost: Electric Space Heaters use very high electric current to heat [...]

By |November 3rd, 2013|Ask the Expert, Myths and Misconceptions, Comfort, Heating|Comments Off on Space Heaters, Don’t Trade Safety and Comfort for Thrift.

Do You Provide Weekend HVAC Tune Ups?

 Yes!  Our weekend staff is one third the size of our normal staff during the week.  We work a 3 week rotation so our staff has 1 weekend on and two weekends off.  The weekend services are designed to be able to respond to emergency calls such as units not working (not heating and not cooling), noise coming from [...]

By |October 28th, 2013|Comfort, Save Money, AC Repair, Heating, General HVAC Maintenance|Comments Off on Do You Provide Weekend HVAC Tune Ups?

Will a AC Tune UP Fix my Unit?

Many new clients call in to ask about our precision AC tune up and preventative maintenance programs.  We often here the question, "If my system is not running, not cooling or not heating, will the tune up get the HVAC system running again?" Usually, NO!  Our precision tune ups are designed for systems that are functioning.  Just think of your [...]

By |October 26th, 2013|FAQ's, Myths and Misconceptions, Comfort, AC Repair, Heating, General HVAC Maintenance|Comments Off on Will a AC Tune UP Fix my Unit?

How Much Insulation Do I Need in My Home?

For this question you must understand the region you live in.  In Birmingham, Alabama, we experience more cooling months than we do heating months.  The state of Alabama HVACR board recommends at least R-30 of insulation.  Alabama Power (our local utility company) would like for home owners to upgrade to R-60 of insulation in their [...]

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Wallets to Take a Hit as Winter Fuel Bills Rise

AccuWeather reports bank accounts will take another small hit this winter season as residents across the nation will see an increase in their heating bills.   As AccuWeather's winter forecast predicts blankets of snow for the Rockies but an ease into winter for the East, expenditures for winter fuels are anticipated to rise, with the exception [...]

By |October 24th, 2013|Ask the Expert, Save Money, Heating|Comments Off on Wallets to Take a Hit as Winter Fuel Bills Rise

5 Ways To Deal With Crawl Space Air

5 Ways To Deal With Crawl Space Air The air in a crawl space can have a huge impact on a home’s durability and indoor environmental quality. A building science expert, Allison Bailes says that contractors have several options to deal with air in crawl spaces. In this article he details the five options and how [...]

By |October 23rd, 2013|Ask the Expert, FAQ's, Myths and Misconceptions, Allergy Solutions, Heating|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Deal With Crawl Space Air

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