How To Save Money With a Whole-Home Humidifier

January 6, 2020

When many Atlanta-area residents consider their in-home climate, they often focus on temperature. However, the humidity level in your home is arguably just as crucial and has a dramatic effect on your comfort. is a great resource to remedy a dry home and save money in the Atlanta and Marietta areas. Our team combines four decades of experience installing high-quality whole-house humidifiers. A whole-house humidifier is the most effective way to moderate humidity throughout your entire house. Portable humidifiers are useful, too, but they’re only effective in smaller areas of the house. Investing in a whole-house humidifier can save you money in a variety of ways, including some of the following. Saves Your Furnace From Working Overtime Humidity makes the inside of your home feel warmer. By maintaining appropriate humidity levels, you can set the temperature lower and save your furnace from having to work extra hard during the colder months. Not only does this save your furnace from unnecessary wear and tear but you will see lower energy bills. Keeps Your Family Healthier Did you know that humidity kills off the flu virus? That’s why a humidifier can prove especially handy during flu season. Also, maintaining the right humidity...

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Heating System Tips for the Holidays

December 18, 2019

Whether you are entertaining guests or having a low-key holiday season, chances are you are looking for ways to keep your home warm and cozy. Our HVAC professionals at have the following heating system tips for the communities we serve in Metro Atlanta. Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance We recommend having your HVAC system inspected at least once yearly. If you have not had your system inspected, now is the time. Furnace failure and unexpectedly high heating bills can quickly put a damper on your holiday spirit. Lower Your Thermostat During Gatherings During holiday gatherings, chances are you will be using the oven, which generates additional heat. Your guests’ warm bodies will also produce more heat in your indoor spaces. In addition to avoiding making your guests feel uncomfortably warm, lowering the temperature in your home during holiday gatherings will also lower your heating costs. Clean Your Heating System’s Ducts and Filter Dust regularly accumulates within your home’s heating system ducts. Your furnace’s filter was designed to collect dust and debris. When these components become covered in dust and impurities, your home’s indoor air quality may be compromised. Dust accumulation also forces your furnace to work harder, which can lead to...

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Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?

November 7, 2019

Furnaces are safer and more efficient when they are in good working order. Having them inspected and maintained on a regular basis can also help ensure that they last for the entirety of their useful lives. Tune-Ups Ensure Everything Is in Working Order During a furnace tune-up, a technician from in Atlanta will check to make sure that it is heating properly and can maintain a safe temperature. A technician may also check to ensure that cables or other connections fit properly and are not loose. Finally, a service professional will check to ensure that there are no leaks or other problems that could pose a threat to your home or family. Get the Furnace Cleaned Before It Is Used One of the benefits of a furnace tune-up is that it will be clean when you turn it on for the first time during the fall or winter seasons. A clean furnace may be at a lower risk for overheating, which can prevent a fire from occurring without warning. Preventing a unit from overheating may also keep components from cracking or breaking, which could make it harder to produce hot air. Catch Minor Issues Before They Get Bigger Perhaps the...

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5 Ways to Save Energy this Fall

October 17, 2019

When your heating system kicks into gear to face the cooler temperatures of fall and winter, utility costs could skyrocket. Consider these five tips that can help you save money on your energy bills. 1. Program the Thermostat It’s not a good idea to let the house drop to freezing temperatures when you leave. This will force the heating system to work longer to restore comfort. Instead, program the thermostat at a few degrees below your desired temperature whenever you go out. Programming it before you go to bed is another good idea. 2. Replace the Air Filters Pleated air filters should be replaced every three to six months, and fiberglass filters should be replaced every 30 days. Dirty filters can not only reduce indoor air quality but also hinder airflow, putting stress on the heating system and raising the utility bills. 3. Get Regular Maintenance At , we encourage the residents of Marietta, GA, to request annual heating maintenance. A tune-up can cover all the basics, including filter replacement and duct cleaning, and keep your packaged unit or heat pump from developing major problems. 4. Add Insulation Insulation keeps more warm air in your home, so make sure you...

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10 Steps to a Green Home

September 15, 2019

Making your home green just makes sense. It helps the environment and reduces your energy costs. Here are 10 steps you can take to make your home more sustainable. 1. Use Programmable Thermostats A simple way to green your home and cut utility bills are to install programmable thermostats. The most common recommendation is to set your thermostat to 78 in warm weather and 68 in cold weather. 2. Use CFL and LED Lightning Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and LED lightbulbs offer huge energy savings compared to incandescent bulbs. They also last longer. 3. Install Low-Flow Plumbing Faucets, showerheads, and toilets can all be equipped with low-flow faucets, conserving water usage. Your toilet is the obvious choice as it uses a lot of water. 4. Use ENERGY STAR appliances On average, appliances with the ENERGY STAR label save between 10% and 50% water or electricity compared to other appliances. 5. Have Energy Efficient Windows Replacing windows can be expensive. But if you’re building a house, it’s worthwhile to install windows that block a certain amount of sunlight during warm months and trap enough heat during cold months to conserve energy. 6. Build Using Sustainable Materials This one goes without saying....

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Reducing Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

August 5, 2019

Air pollutants can have negative consequences for your health as well as make your property less desirable to potential buyers or tenants. Therefore, it is important to understand how to minimize or eliminate indoor air pollution. Make Sure No One Smokes in the Home Enforcing a no smoking policy can have many benefits for yourself and your home. By keeping smoke out of the air, you reduce the risk of acquiring or exacerbating any breathing problems that you may have. Keeping smoke out of the air also eliminates the risk that it can get into your clothes, furniture, or walls. At in Marietta, we can perform whole-home air quality assessments to determine if smoke is a problem in your house. Keep Ducts and Air Filters Clean Air pollutants can transport through a home via air ducts. Air can only be as clean as the ducts that it travels through. Therefore, it may be worth scheduling a duct inspection or cleaning at least once a year if anyone in your home has breathing issues. A furnace or air conditioner’s air filter should be changed at least once or twice a year as well. Air filters that are not changed on a...

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3 Easy Ways to Be More Energy Efficient

July 9, 2019

It takes electricity to keep your home comfortable and functional. Your utility bills can take up a good chunk of your income, money that could go toward something more exciting in your life. The technicians at know that the only way to be more energy efficient in your home is to use less electricity. One way to do this is to change your behaviors, such as turning off lights when you leave a room. Another way to decrease utility bills is to improve the efficiency of the home itself. 1. Use High-Efficiency Lightbulbs A well-lit home is important for your comfort and safety. Many people grew up with incandescent bulbs that needed to be changed regularly. If you ever touch one of these bulbs while it is lit, you know that it produces heat as well as light. Modern LED bulbs are cool to the touch, producing minimal heat along with plenty of light. This means that they are much more efficient and cost less to operate. They also last for years of regular use, minimizing the need to change them. 2. Install Programmable Thermostats Heating or cooling your home when no one is present is a big waste of...

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Reasons Why Every Home Needs a Humidifier

June 10, 2019

A lack of moisture in the air can lead to a variety of problems for homeowners and their families. Let’s take a look at a few good reasons why every house should have a humidifier and the types of problems that a humidifier can eliminate. A Lack of Moisture Can Irritate Your Body At Innovative Mechanical LLC, we understand how hard dry air can be on your body. Therefore, we offer a variety of services to ensure that customers in Atlanta and the surrounding area have a comfortable home. We are adept at installing whole-home humidifiers and performing air quality assessments. Proper moisture levels can alleviate cracked lips, a flaky scalp or brittle nails. It can also be easier to breathe, which can be perfect for those who have allergies or asthma or are trying to get over a cold. Control Static Electricity by Adding Moisture to the Air Static electricity can be a significant problem when the air is too dry. This could lead to being zapped each time that you put on your socks, touch the coffee table, or try to brush your hair. Too much static electricity in a home can also make it painful to pet...

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Tips for Finding the Best HVAC Contractor for Your Home

May 22, 2019

If you’re a new homeowner or just new to the area and you have to choose an HVAC contractor, that can be a difficult process. There are many companies serving the Greater Marietta area, and there are certain aspects you can look at to make this effort easier and more productive long term. Ask Around As a leading HVAC company in Marietta, Innovative Mechanical, LLC appreciates how important word-of-mouth advertising is. Ask your neighbors as well as any family and friends who live in your service area. It can help to check online, too, as well with the Better Business Bureau and your local chamber of commerce. Check Licenses and Insurance Both Georgia and your local jurisdiction require certain licensing for HVAC contractors. You want to ensure that a prospective service provider meets that level. However, the best companies tend to have multiple certifications and should be thrilled to discuss them with you. Additionally, ensure that a company is properly insured and bonded so that you’re protected should something go wrong. Value Experience Experience is important as is a commitment to ongoing education for technicians. How established is the company? You want to know that the company you choose will...

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Fixing Uneven Cooling at Home

April 16, 2019

When the temperatures start to rise, you may notice that some rooms in your home are cooler than others. During days with mild temperatures, it may not be a problem. However, it could start to be an issue on warmer days. Uneven cooling can potentially be a sign of dirty filters, air leaks, blocked vents, or inefficient circulation. Fortunately, there are things you can do to remedy the situation. First Steps In areas that may be warmer than you’d like, check the vents and registers. Sometimes these can be inadvertently blocked by furniture or other items, and sometimes they’ve been so loaded down with dust and debris that they get clogged. Once these issues are fixed, more air can be pushed into those areas. You may need to run the fan more often on your unit. If you keep it in the “on” position more frequently (as opposed to “auto”), then the fan might do a better job of circulating the air. As a result, temperatures can even out in different rooms. Professional Assistance If you think that you could benefit from help, is here to serve our community in Marietta. We can send out technicians to your home to...

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