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Welcome to Atlas’s Info Blog. Join the conversation and discover real-world tips, info and resources from manufacturers and fellow customers!

Compressor Start Assists

Recently we had a customer ask if there was a way to stop the lights from flickering when the air conditioning system came on.  In providing a solution to the customer, it dawned on us that this topic also would be a very good blog post for our website....

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Higher Minimum SEER Standards in 2015

In 2006, the national standard for split system air conditioners and heat pumps was raised from a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) requirement of 10 to 13.  In 2010, manufacturers and efficiency advocates negotiated an agreement and presented it to the US Department of Energy to increase efficiency standards for split system air conditioners and heat pumps.

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Some Money Saving Tips from Atlas Air Conditioning Services

Check out four money saving tips to make sure your air conditioning system is working optimally...

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What is a Load Calculation for your home?

A load calculation for your home analyzes the orientation, construction and size of the home to ensure that the air conditioner or heat pump selected will meet your heating and cooling loads.  This is a vital process when upgrading your existing air conditioner or heat pump and is required by the Florida Building Code....

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Central Florida BBB

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Central Florida Better Business Bureau...

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R-22 Refrigerant Update

In the past couple of years, some Orlando area residential customers have felt in their pocketbook the impact of the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the federal government’s move to phase out the manufacture and importation of virgin R-22 refrigerant, the standard refrigerant used in air conditioners and heat pumps in the 20 years since the Clean Air Act of 1990...

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An Amazing Discovery

Interesting items can be discovered in attics, garages and inside the ductwork of an HVAC system when it’s time to upgrade the equipment or the ductwork....

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Congressional Fiscal Cliff Deal Includes Tax Credit

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, passed on January 1, 2013, included an extension of the 25C tax credit from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013....

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ACCA Certification Program for Residential HVAC Design

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has a certification program for quality design of residential HVAC systems.  Atlas Air Conditioning Services...

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Relative Humidity

Relative Humidity is the ratio of the actual moisture in the air compared to the total amount of moisture that can be held in the air at a specific temperature....

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In this discussion, we are going to explore humidity and how it is measured.  The amount of water vapor in the air is measured by its humidity.  It can be measured in two ways, specific humidity and relative humidity...

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Low Voltage Circuit Breakers

A good practice is to have a low voltage circuit breaker installed on your air conditioning or heat pump system.  This simple addition...

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Air Filters

One of the simplest, and often neglected maintenance issues for air conditioners and heat pumps is the regular changing of the return air filter. By not changing the return air filter on a regular basis, the filter will clog and obstruct the return air flow to the indoor coil...

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Components of an Air Conditioning System

For purposes of this blog entry, the air conditioning system will be a typical split system.  A split system has an outdoor unit and an indoor unit.  These types of systems are common in Central Florida....

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