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    Knowing When to Replace Your Furnace

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Temperatures continue to drop as winter rolls in, and keeping warm is a top priority. In order to heat your house efficiently, it is important to maintain your furnace. However, all furnaces eventually reach a point when they are beyond repair. Knowing the right time to buy a replacement can prevent you from spending a lot of money prematurely. Here are some tips. 

    Your Energy Bills Are Going Up
    One of the biggest incentives of replacing your furnace is that new technology has the benefit of better energy efficiency. Your current furnace might be running on old technology that increases the cost of your monthly bill. Upon replacement, your new furnace will be able to use less energy to create the same amount of heat.

    The Furnace is Old
    Most furnaces in homes today last anywhere between 15 and 20 years. If your furnace is approaching that age range or is already past it, it is recommended to start shopping around for a new one. In this case, it is better to buy a furnace before it breaks down and causes you to make an emergency purchase. 

    Strange Noises and Poisonous Gases
    As they get old, furnaces tend to produce strange sounds. If you hear any screeches, pops, bangs, or the sound of it turning off and on frequently, it could be time for a replacement. Additionally, as furnaces age, certain parts can crack and release carbon monoxide into your house. This can be harmful to your health, and it is recommended to have it looked at immediately.  Signs that this is happening include the presence of a yellow burner flame in place of a normal blue one, and lack of an upward draft in your chimney, among others.

    Since 1949, Estes Services has been proudly providing heating and air conditioning services to the community of Atlanta and the surrounding areas. We specialize in a wide range of HVAC services for both residential and commercial properties. Call us at (404) 935-0170, or visit our website for more information.

    Taking a Look at Heat Pumps

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Heating and air conditioning is usually the source of over half the cost on your energy bills. However, using a heat pump can help to improve the energy efficiency in your home, which in turn lowers your monthly bill. Rather than using fossil fuels, a heat pump absorbs the untapped heat in the air and transports it into your house using electricity. In addition to being more energy efficient, using electricity is better for the environment. Watch this video for more information.

    Estes Heating & Air Conditioning has been helping the people of Atlanta and the surrounding communities heat their homes efficiently since 1949. We provide HVAC repair and replacement, and much more. Call us today at (404) 935-0170 for an annual tune-up.

    Tips for Heating and Cooling Your Home Efficiently

    Last updated 24 days ago

    The heating and cooling of your home is very important, but it can also be very costly. Fortunately there are ways that you can take care of your air conditioner or other HVAC system to keep your appliances in working shape and your bills at a minimum. Here are a few tips for heating and cooling your home efficiently.

    Maintenance
    Just like any other appliance, you can get the most out of your heating and cooling systems by providing the proper maintenance. This will extend the working life of your HVAC appliances as well as reduce the amount of your energy bills. Make sure that you inspect your HVAC appliances at least once per year, and clean or replace your air filters on a monthly basis; this is especially important during the summer and winter when you use them the most.

    Sealing
    Most people tend to recognize the fact that running a heater or air conditioner while the windows are open is a waste of energy. In many homes, however, air is still escaping through cracks and gaps. Be sure to seal your ducts and provide the proper insulation so that this air does not escape. Pay specific attention to the ducts in your attic, basement, and garage. Preventing the escape of air can help to reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint by a substantial amount.

    Appliance Efficiency
    The best way to heat or cool your home efficiently is to use a high efficiency HVAC appliance. Modern appliances tend to be significantly more efficient than their older counterparts in that they make the most of the energy that they use. If your HVAC equipment is old or frequently malfunctioning, consider upgrading to a newer and more efficient model so that you can enjoy its benefits for years.

    For more tips for heating and cooling your home efficiently contact Estes Heating and Air Conditioning or visit our website. We are happy to serve the Atlanta area with a wide array of HVAC services including air conditioner replacement and repair. You can find out more about our business by calling us at (404) 935-0170.

    Choosing a Thermostat

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When it comes to maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, a thermostat is a necessary appliance. There are many different types of thermostats, and they come with different perks. Keep reading if you need help in choosing a thermostat.

    Heat only and cool only thermostats work for a single source of heat and one individual cooling source, respectively. Other thermostats are designed to control one source of heat and one source of cooling, while still others control multiple sources of each. A programmable thermostat is a nice investment because it can help you save money on your energy bills by providing a regular heating or cooling timetable. Thermostats may come with differently oriented faceplates including vertical, horizontal, or round, so you can always work them into the design of your home with ease.

    Estes Heating and Air Conditioning is an Atlanta based HVAC service that specializes in residential air conditioning replacement and repair. If you are interested in learning more about our services, please feel free to stop in and see us or visit our website. You can also learn more about us by calling (404) 935-0170.

    Examining Some Common Air Conditioning Problems

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Air conditioning problems can be frustrating, especially throughout the warmer months of the year. There are some problems that you can tackle on your own, while others will require the help of a professional HVAC service. Keep reading to take a look at some common air conditioning problems.

    Failure to Cool
    There are a multitude of reasons why your air conditioner may be failing to cool your space. The first thing to check is always your thermostat; make sure it is on and set to cool. If this is the case, your condenser may be the culprit. Make sure that it is clean and free from obstruction. Your condenser is especially prone to dirt and obstructions if it is located in an area of tall grass or weeds. If it is not obstructed, the problem may have to do with the compressor or the amount of refrigerant.

    Shutting Off
    Your air conditioner cannot be very effective if it is constantly turning itself off, which becomes a problem when the weather is warm. This is another problem that may be due to dirt and obstruction. Clean your entire condenser unit as well as the evaporator and see if the problem is alleviated.

    Calling Your Professional
    Most air conditioning problems that have to do with cleaning can be handled by the owner of the unit. However, there are a handful of problems that will require the assistance of a trained HVAC professional. Any problems with your compressor or refrigerant should be handled by a professional. If your air conditioner fails to cool your space or continuously shuts off and it does not appear to be related with the cleanliness of the system, call your HVAC service and have someone professionally troubleshoot your unit.

    Are you having air conditioner problems? Call Estes Heating and Air Conditioning at (404) 935-0170. We are an air conditioner repair and replacement service that operates out of the Atlanta area. Please feel free to visit our website or stop by and meet with us if you would like to know more about what we can do for you.

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