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    Improving the Performance of Your Air Conditioner

    Last updated 8 days ago

    An air conditioner can be a lifesaver when it comes to beating the heat throughout the warmer months of the year. Watch this video to find out how you can improve the performance of your air conditioner and relax in comfort on those warm days.

    It is important to maintain your outdoor unit. Regularly clean it out and remove any debris or dirt that may impair its ability to cool your home. You should also change the filters on a regular basis; dirty filters can make it much more difficult for your air conditioning unit to do its job. Keep your thermostat on a low setting, and call your HVAC professional if the unit needs more refrigerant.

    If your air conditioner is not performing as well as it should, call Estes Heating and Air Conditioning at (404) 935-0170. We are happy to provide the Atlanta area with a variety of HVAC services. Please do not hesitate to visit our website for more information.

    Preparing Your Heating System for the Winter

    Last updated 12 days ago

    When it comes time to pack up the air conditioner and turn off the fans, you should be making sure that your heating system is prepared for the upcoming season. It is important to have your heating system maintained every year and checked before the weather starts getting cold in order to ensure an efficiently operating system. Here is a look at preparing your heating system for the winter.

    Check Your System Early
    Many homeowners fail to realize that they should be checking on their heating systems before they really need them. Although it may seem counterintuitive to be inspecting your heating system while the sun still shines brightly, doing so gives you plenty of time to fix any problems you may encounter.

    Annual Maintenance
    It is crucial to have your heating system inspected by an HVAC professional on a yearly basis. Professionals can inspect the system thoroughly and check for any signs of damage or malfunction that may impair the system’s ability to keep you warm. Typically, the sooner you catch the problem, the easier it will be to fix it, and the less impact it will have. Your air filter should be changed when appropriate and dust, debris, and other possible obstructions should be cleaned from vents.

    Ensure Efficiency
    There are a few things that you can do to make things easier on your heating system throughout the winter, thus increasing its energy efficiency. Make sure that all vents are unobstructed; this may require you to rearrange furniture or appliances. You should also make sure that your home is properly insulated and that there are no leaks around your windows and doorways. The better you keep inside air on the inside of your home and outside air on the outside, the longer your heating system will stay efficient.

    Would you like to know more about how to prepare your heating system for the winter? Contact Estes Heating and Air Conditioning in Atlanta or visit our website. We specialize in residential air conditioner replacement and repair as well as an abundance of other HVAC services. If you are interested in learning more about us, please call (404) 935-0170.

    Choosing or Upgrading Your Central Air Conditioner

    Last updated 21 days ago

    If it is finally time to replace your old air conditioner or you are simply shopping for your first one, it is always a good time to choose or upgrade to a new air conditioner. Modern models provide a variety of advantages that older styles do not. Read on for more about choosing or upgrading your central air conditioner.

    Types
    While central air conditioners are more efficient than their single-room counterparts, not all central air conditioners are the same. A packaged central air conditioner is comprised of a compressor, evaporator, and condenser contained in the same cabinet. This type of air conditioner connects with supply and return ducts through the exterior wall or roof. The other type of central air conditioner is a split-system air conditioner, in which an indoor cabinet separates the evaporator from the compressor and condenser. The split-system central air conditioner is appropriate for homes that already have a furnace.

    Efficiency
    Central air conditioners can help you save money and energy over room air conditioners. If you are considering upgrading to a new central air conditioner, do not be deterred by the price tag; it may pay for itself in reduced energy bills over the long term. Keep in mind that modern models tend to be more efficient than older styles. A higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio indicates that the model will offer a greater amount in energy savings. A modern model may save up to half the amount of energy expended by those made decades ago.

    Size
    It is important to choose or upgrade to a central air conditioning unit that is not too large or it will fail to remove humidity. Installing a unit that is not large enough for your space will result in a lack of comfort due to its inability to efficiently cool the area.

    For more information about choosing or upgrading your central air conditioner feel free to contact Estes Services or visit our website. We are an Atlanta based air conditioning services. If you would like to know more about us please do not hesitate to call us at (404) 935-0170.

    Important Tips for Insulating Your Attic

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Keeping warm during the colder months is important, but it is sometimes expensive as well. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to reduce energy costs while enjoying a comfortable indoor temperature. Here are a few important tips for insulating your attic.

    The purpose of insulating your attic is to make sure that the heat in your house stays in your house and the cold air from outside stays outside. The greatest enemy to this principle is air leaks. Be sure to seal any leaks around your attic windows, pipes, ducts, and chimneys. If you use your attic for storage, you may want to find an alternative storage area; one of the best ways to insulate your attic is to layer the floor with insulating materials. 

    For more important tips for insulating your attic contact Estes Services. We are an HVAC company that services the Atlanta area. If you would like to know more about our services, please feel free to visit our website or give us a call at (404) 935-0170.

    Warning Signs of a Broken Air Conditioner

    Last updated 25 days ago

    In many regions an air conditioner is an essential provider of comfort during the warmer months. This comfort can be compromised if your air conditioning unit begins to malfunction or stops working completely. Here are a few warning signs of a broken air conditioner to watch out for.

    High Energy Bills
    Your air conditioner should be properly cooling your home in an efficient and cost effective manner. If it fails to do so, this may be a warning sign that something has gone wrong. Higher energy bills than usual indicates that your air conditioner is no longer functioning at full capacity. Check your filters and change them if you notice a buildup of dirt and debris. If this does not help, the malfunction may be due to dusty cooling fins. When cooling fins collect debris they may impair the abilities of the condensing coil.

    Insufficient Comfort
    An air conditioner is built to provide comfort. One of the most common ways that people realize that their air conditioners are not working is by noticing a lack of comfort. If you are sitting around in front of the air conditioner on a hot summer day and yet you are still complaining about the heat, it may be time to take a look at your unit. The insufficient comfort may be due to problems with the airflow. If you have not been regularly changing your filter, this may be the problem. Houses with many occupants, including pets, are more prone to this problem.

    Strange Noises
    Are you noticing strange noises coming from your air conditioning unit? If you hear buzzing or rattling, you may simply have a loose screw. On the other hand, however, the same sounds may indicate a damaged blower motor or a bent fan blade. You will either need to tighten the screw or buy a new part.

    If you are experiencing warning signs of a broken air conditioner, please do not hesitate to call Estes Services at (404) 935-0170. We provide the Atlanta area with residential air conditioning repair and replacement services. For more information about our services, please visit our website today.

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