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TOMMY ESTES AND KEVIN GREINER ARE HELPING STOP DIABETES BY BECOMING THE CHAIR OF THE ATLANTA STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES
ATLANTA, GA, April 22 -- Tommy Estes, President of Estes Services, and Kevin Greiner, President of Gas South, have joined the Stop Diabetes® movement by signing on as Co-Chairs of the American Diabetes Association’s Atlanta Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, which will take place November 8, 2014 at Turner Field.
On April 22, 2014 Estes and Greiner, hosted a Corporate Kick-off Event at Turner Field to invite new companies to participate in the event. Over 45 companies were present and are making the effort to join the movement. “Diabetes has affected my family my entire life. My dad suffered from diabetes since he was 21 and I am Stepping Out in his honor” said Tommy Estes.
“Gas South recognized diabetes is an issue in our community and has gotten involved with the Step Out Walk because diabetes effects so many people including our friends, families and employees.” said Kevin Greiner. “I am proud to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement by being the Co-Chair of this year’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in Atlanta, GA.”
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature one-day fundraising and awareness walk benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Register online at www.diabetes.org/stepoutatl
Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans—including 1 million in Georgians—who have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million people are unaware that they have the disease. If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.
Most Step Out participants join or form Corporate, Family, Club, School or Church Teams, but individual walkers are welcome, too. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for people with diabetes and helps to control glucose levels; and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes provides an opportunity for people come together for a fun, healthy activity. To register, volunteer or more information, visit diabetes.org/stepoutatl or call 404-320-7100 ext. 3096.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
When properly cared for, a new A/C unit can last for 15 years or more. A well-maintained air conditioner will also run more efficiently and require fewer repairs. To learn more about how to extend the lifespan of your residential A/C unit, continue reading.
Let Your Air Conditioner Rest
During cooling season, it may seem like your A/C unit is constantly running. Take advantage of cooler days this spring and summer in Atlanta when you can get away with opening the windows and doors. Turn on the fans when the days get hot to take some or all of the burden off of your air conditioner. Invest in heavy drapes that block out the sun so that your air conditioner doesn’t work overtime to compensate for the additional heat. Use a programmable thermostat, and set it to a higher temperature when you are asleep and when nobody is home.
Protect Your Air Conditioner
Be sure your air conditioner is shaded from the elements. Sun exposure will cause your A/C unit to overheat and leads to premature wear, while too much water exposure will lead to erosion. You can protect your A/C unit and keep it cool by installing an outdoor awning above it or planting shrubs nearby. Always check your outdoor air conditioning unit for debris and dust after a storm, because a variety of objects can become lodged in the A/C unit’s coils.
Maintain Your Air Conditioner
Have your air conditioner inspected by professionals every six months, even if it appears to be functioning perfectly. Replace the air filter every month, and clean the evaporator, condenser, coils, and fan before and after cooling season. These basic air conditioner services will increase the efficiency and lifespan of your A/C unit while reducing the chances that the unit will need to be repaired in the middle of summer.
For the best air conditioning service in the Atlanta area, call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (404) 935-0170. Check out our website to see all of the residential and commercial HVAC service options we offer.
The best thing you can do to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner is to purchase a programmable thermostat. Setting the thermostat several degrees higher when you are asleep or out of the house can save you up to 15 percent on your energy bills. Check the filters every month, and clean or change them as needed. Shut the vents in rooms that you rarely use, as this will make often-used rooms more comfortable. Maintain your furnace every year to reduce your energy bill and A/C unit repair costs. Watch the video to learn more about how to make your A/C unit more efficient.
Estes Heating & Air Conditioning of Atlanta has 65 years of HVAC service to offer. If you need A/C repair or maintenance, call us at (404) 935-0170 today. To see our other services, check out our website.
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.
For top-notch air conditioner service, call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (404) 935-0170. Head to our website to see the air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical services we have offered Atlanta for 65 years.
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