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Residential and commercial air conditioning & heating experts in the Atlanta area since 1949.

Tips for Preventing Electrical Fires

The way you use your HVAC appliances has a lot to do with your risk of experiencing an electrical fire. These fires can be deadly, but they’re also avoidable. Watch this video for tips for preventing electrical fires.

Electrical fires can damage your property and harm your family, but you can prevent them. Only use light bulbs of the appropriate wattage, and keep your electrical cords in a safe place. Refrain from using extension cords with your appliances, and make sure you replace broken cords rather than try to fix them yourself. When you need electrical work done, always work with a licensed professional.

Estes Services specializes in electrical work as well as heating and air conditioner repair in Atlanta. If you’d like to learn about our heating and air conditioning service, feel free to call us at (404) 361-6560 or check out our website for information.

Exploring the Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Atlanta HVAC

Indoor air quality can have a significant effect on your health and the health of your family. Although most people associate pollution with outdoor air, the air indoors is often even more filled with contaminants. How do you know if your HVAC system is spreading polluted air throughout your home? Look for these signs, and call an HVAC specialist if you think poor air quality is a problem in your home.

Respiratory Issues
Respiratory problems are usually the first sign of indoor air quality issues. If your indoor air is polluted, you may experience coughing, sneezing, wheezing, congestion, and shortness of breath. These issues are exacerbated in people who have asthma or allergies. If you and your family have frequent respiratory infections or can’t seem to shake a cough or a runny nose, your air quality may be to blame. Pay attention to when your symptoms seem most severe. If they tend to improve when you’re away from home, it is another indicator that your home air quality is the culprit.

Rashes
Contaminants in the air can also cause skin irritation and rashes. For people who have a chronic skin condition, like eczema, these symptoms can be even more severe. Consult your doctor about chronic rashes and worsening symptoms of an existing skin condition to see if allergens in the air in your home could be to blame.

Temperature Inconsistencies
Even if you aren’t experiencing any physical symptoms of poor air quality, temperature inconsistencies in your home could indicate that your air is polluted. If some of the rooms are warmer or colder than others, or if you have problems with humidity in certain areas of your home, then you could have a problem with airflow in your HVAC system that is affecting your air quality.

At Estes Services, we’re committed to helping your family breathe easy, with reliable heating and air conditioning services in Atlanta. Learn more about all of our HVAC services by calling (404) 361-6560.

Watch Out for These Common Summertime Plumbing Problems

Atlanta HVAC and Plumbing

Summer is time for cookouts, swimming, outdoor fun—and plumbing problems. Some plumbing problems are more likely to happen in the summer than during other months, but you don’t have to let your seasonal fun get derailed by a plumbing emergency. Take steps to avoid these common summertime plumbing problems:

Shower Drain Clogs
Your shower tends to get extra use during the summer, and some of your favorite summertime activities can contribute to clogs in your drains. Constantly rinsing sand down your drain after the beach or getting into the shower when you’re covered in sunscreen or after-sun aloe can cause build up on your drains that can eventually cause clogs. Avoid this problem by rinsing as much off as you can with your hose outside before your shower, and wait until suntan lotions are fully absorbed before getting in the shower. Keep an eye on your drain and clean out any hair, sand, or other items you see. Using a drain guard can also help.

Automatic Sprinkler Failures
Automatic sprinklers are more prone to failure during the summer months because they are in use more often and because increased lawn mowing makes it more likely they will become damaged. When you are mowing, be careful not to cross over any sprinkler heads. Inspect your sprinkler heads periodically, and call your plumber to replace any that appear to be damaged.

Garbage Disposal Clogs
Summer cookouts and a house full of kids who are off of school for the summer mean that your garbage disposal gets more use than normal. Unfortunately, some favorite summer foods are also likely to cause garbage disposal clogs. Fruit rinds and seeds, potato peels, and bones should never go down your disposal. You can also reduce the risk of a clog by running water down the disposal for a few minutes before and after each use.

At Estes Services, we’re here to keep your summer on track with plumbing and air conditioning repairs in Atlanta, including after-hours emergency services. For HVAC and plumbing services, please call (404) 361-6560.

Which Air Filter Should I Use for My HVAC System?

One of the easiest and most effective ways you can ensure that your HVAC system lasts for as long as possible is to change your air filters regularly. In addition to protecting your HVAC system, changing your air filters also helps to protect your family’s health by reducing the number of contaminants in the air.

Watch this video for advice on picking the right air filters for your system. Before you buy new filters, be sure to check what size you need. Avoid buying air filters that are thin enough to see through, as they won’t adequately capture dust and other contaminants.

When you need air conditioning services, from advice about air filters to air conditioning repair service, choose Estes Services. We provide comprehensive HVAC services in Atlanta to keep your family comfortable year round. For more information, please call (404) 361-6560.

Let Us Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency This Season

Atlanta HVAC

Reducing your home energy consumption is good for your wallet and the environment. At Estes Services, we’re committed to helping homeowners across Atlanta improve their home’s energy efficiency and get the most from their HVAC systems. If you’re tired of high energy bills or simply want to know how you can boost your efficiency, contact us for a performance evaluation.

Our trained and certified team will inspect your home to locate areas where poor insulation is compromising the efficiency of your HVAC system. We will then make recommendations for services that could improve your energy efficiency, including attic insulation, exhaust fans, air duct seals, and solar water heaters. Our team can complete your modifications to help you get improved efficiency from your heating and air conditioning systems.

Don’t let insufficient insulation cost you another dollar. Contact Estes Services and arrange for a home inspection to start getting the most efficient use possible from your HVAC system in Atlanta. Schedule your appointment today by calling (404) 361-6560.

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