Is your air conditioner ready for another hot, sticky Atlanta summer? Many homeowners have discovered that some basic residential A/C service before summer can decrease utility bills and increase indoor comfort. Below you will find some ways you can prepare your air conditioner for the summer heat.
Change the Filter
The air conditioner filter should be changed before cooling season begins, and inspected once per month after that. A clogged filter will slow the airflow through the A/C unit, which decreases the efficiency of the unit and increases the chances of the cooling oil icing up, which can cause your air conditioner to fail. If you experience allergy symptoms in Atlanta, buy an air conditioner filter that reduces allergens.
Inspect the Condensate-Removal System
Condensation forms when warm air passes over the cooling coil. Most of this moisture will go into a drain fed by gravity or a pump, or a pan below the blower unit. In many cases, this moisture will evaporate. But if the pump or drain is malfunctioning, the air conditioner may begin to leak and cause mold growth.
Clear Nearby Debris
The exterior condenser of your air conditioner needs unobstructed access to air to function properly. There should be at least 2 feet of clear space surrounding the unit, so before heating season clear nearby shrubs, wood piles, and tree branches. Clean the condenser fan with a garden hose to get rid of the debris, pollen, and leaves that were sucked into the unit last summer.
Check the Ductwork
Ensure that rugs and other furnishings are not obstructing airflow to and from your A/C unit’s vents and ducts. If there is mold growth inside the ductwork, your air conditioning service company will recommend a thorough cleaning service.
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With 65 years of illustrious company history, Estes Heating and Air Conditioning has had the opportunity to establish itself as a premier air conditioning service, repair, and replacement professional in the Atlanta metro area. If you are in the market for HVAC services and are curious to learn more about our company, the following FAQs may serve as a helpful introduction.
Is Estes bonded and insured?
Not only is Estes bonded and insured. We also back up all of our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. That is how confident we are in our certified and trained technicians.
What services does Estes offer?
Estes is a full-service HVAC company that offers air conditioning service, repair and replacement, and well as heating, plumbing, electrical, and insulation services.
What is Estes’ service area?
Estes services homes and businesses that are located within 50 miles of Atlanta.
What brands do you carry?
Estes services HVAC equipment from several manufacturers, but the brands with which we are most familiar are Carrier and Estes Select, our own brand.
Do you still have a question about our services that hasn’t been answered? For a quick and thorough response to your question and any information about our services you would like, call Estes Heating and Air Conditioning at (404) 935-0170.
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