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    Understanding SEER Ratings

    Last updated 1 day 22 hours ago

    The higher quality air conditioner you have, the better prepared it is to cool your house sufficiently and inexpensively. A SEER rating describes this ability. Keep reading to gain a better understanding of SEER ratings.

    SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. A high SEER rating indicates that a particular air conditioning unit is able to do its job efficiently. This is advantageous in a number of ways. More efficient units require less energy than their less capable counterparts. This means that your energy bills will be lower and the environment will be less affected by the use of your appliance. Since units with higher SEER ratings are more efficient, they also tend to have longer working lives than those with lower SEER ratings. High efficiency systems may also come with incentives like rebates.

    Would you like additional help in understanding SEER ratings? Contact Estes Heating and Air Conditioning or visit our website for help. We are Atlanta’s home for air conditioner repair and replacement as well as other HVAC services. Feel free to call us at (404) 935-0170 if you would like to know more about our business.

    Improving the Performance of Your Air Conditioner

    Last updated 9 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 14 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 23 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 1 month 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.

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