• Steps You Can Take to Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

    With so much of our money being pumped into our energy use, it makes sense to try to keep your home appliances running as efficiently as possible.  In those humid summer months, air conditioning is a necessity that you can hardly fore go, but making your air conditioner run more efficiently can mean a substantial drop in your electric bill.

    • One thing you can do so that your air conditioner does not have to work overtime is to keep extra heat from leaking into your house.  This means keeping windows and outside doors closed.  Investing in Energy Star windows is an addition to your house that can drop your overall energy bill—both in summer and winter—by 15%.  You can also invest in exterior paint or siding that provides extra insulation.  Another thing to remember is to keep your inner doors open while the air conditioner is on, to allow the cooling air to circulate.
    • For the unit itself, keeping your air conditioner regularly maintained will ensure that it is running as efficiently as possible and delay the need for an air conditioner replacement.  You should use an expert in air conditioning services. 
    • They will check such things as your refrigerant charge—which, if ignored, can increase operating costs or shutdown your compressor.
    • Professional air conditioning services also clean your condensate drain, which protects against water damage. 
    • They will also clean the condenser coils of the unit, which stops pressure from rising within the refrigerant, a process that can increase your energy bill. 

    Ensuring that your unit is properly maintained will allow it to run smoothly and efficiently.  Like a car’s engine that requires a check-up to ensure all is working well, an air conditioner should receive the same care, a necessary step that will lighten the impact on your checkbook.

     If you are looking for air conditioner specialists in the Atlanta area, consider Estes Heating and Air Conditioning .  We offer a range of air conditioning services and repair, and work not only on residential A/Cs, but commercial ones as well.  If you are interested in learning more about how Estes can help you, check us out online.

  • Merry Christmas from Estes Heating and Air Conditioning

    Estes Heating and Air Conditioning would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas.

  • How to Program a Thermostat This Holiday, Wintery Season

    Programming a thermostat can save you money so the heat or air conditioning isn’t running all day while no one is home. Set times for the heater to turn on and off throughout the day with help in this free video on heating and cooling the home.

    Estes Heating and Air Conditioning  in Atlanta, Georgia has experience dealing with all brands and styles of heating systems, as well as air conditioning services.  You can learn more about our  heating services  and air conditioning services on our website. here:.

  • The Best Heating System for Your Georgia Home

    There are many ways that you can heat yourself, from old-fashioned fireplaces that distribute the air through a system of ducts, to eco-friendly designs that place little impact on the environment. 

    It can be hard to decide which heating system works best for you and your Georgia home; however a few typical ones are listed below.

    • The traditional furnace can be fueled by any number of things: gas , oil, wood, coal, or electricity .  The furnace takes the air from the house, warms it, and uses your HVAC to circulate the warmed air throughout the house with the use of blowers.  Each type of furnace operates differently according to its fuel.  Often an air filter is used on the air to remove dust and pollen and, typically, a thermostat is used to control the house’s temperature.
    • Using hot water through a system of under-the-floor plastic pipes is another way to heat your house called hydronic heating .  The heat radiates up through the floor, often at a consistent level.
    • Baseboard heaters are installed units in the baseboards of your house, which is a low-cost procedure, but overall baseboard heaters tend to be more costly to run.  Each unit is individually controlled by a dial.  Radiant heat systems include units that are installed in ceilings or floors with individuals dials—much like radiant baseboard heat.  No blowers are used. 
    • An electric heat pump or the dual-fuel system not only works as a heater, but as an air conditioner during the summer.  It removes heat from the outside air, ground, or water and moves the air through the house by using vents.  If the air needs to be heated further, it has the ability to do so.    

    However you want to heat your house depends on your budget and your house’s needs. 

    The most popular heating method in Georgia is the traditional furnace, which can heat your entire house efficiently.  However, the dual-fuel system is growing in popularity, especially as it can also function as a residential A/C. 

    Estes Heating and Air Conditioning in Atlanta, Georgia has experience dealing with all brands and styles of heating systems, as well as air conditioning services.  You can learn more about our heating services and air conditioning services on our website. here:.

  • Estes Heating and Air Brightens the Holidays with Gifts and Food

    Estes Heating and Air is excited to participate in a gift and food drive at a local children’s home this Christmas. We delivered gifts to 20 children at the children’s home today and provided food for a Christmas feast for five families. The ladies of Estes Heating and Air volunteered to wrap the gifts for the children and we are excited to see the smiles of the families we are blessing this holiday season. 

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  • Estes Heating and Air Helps Raise Money for a Child’s Liver Transplant For the Holiday Season

    Estes Heating and Air to date has raised $6,000 in Estes efforts to raise $10,000 to be ready for a liver transplant when a suitable donor is found. A few days ago, it was believed that the child would be able to spend Christmas at home with his family but because of internal bleeding the child was rushed back to the ICU unit.

    To all of our family, friends,  Facebook fans and Twitter followers who would like to join Estes in its efforts to raise the additional $4,000 necessary for the live transplant, please contact us at 404-361-6560.

    To read about the 10-year-old child who needs a liver transplant, please click here.  

  • How to Clean or Replace Furnace Filters

    Allergy, air and furnace filters restrict more air and cause trouble in cooling and heating the home. Watch these tips from a professional home repairman, and learn how to clean or replace furnace filters correctly in this free video .

    The entire process of cleaning and replacing a furnace filters is explained quickly and concisely. If you have any questions, give Estes Heating and Air Conditioning a call at (404) 361-6560 , or visit our website at http://www.estesair.com/ .

  • How to Save Money on Electric Bills

    Installing weather stripping around doors and windows is one way to save money on electrical bills and to keep you and your loved ones warm this winter season. Find other ways to conserve electricity with tips from an experienced handyman in this free video on do-it-yourself home repairs.

    If you aren’t sure of how to do this install weather stripping, one of our service technicians at Estes Heating and Air Conditioning can show you when he or she comes by to perform other maintenance procedures.

    Protect your heating and air conditioning system before it’s too late by performing routine maintenance on all units in your home or business. If you’re in Atlanta, or surrounding areas such as Marietta, Alpharetta, Duluth, or Peachtree City, and would like to set up an appointment, give us a call today.  We are always here to help with your heating and cooling needs!

  • Estes Heating and Air Christmas Gift to the Environment – Green Building Efforts

    Estes Heating and Air Conditioning is happy to answer any questions you may have about air conditioning repair , air conditioning replacement and preventative maintenance and our green living efforts. We can be reached by phone at (404) 361-6560 or online at www.EstesAir.com . We’ve been serving the Atlanta area for 60 years, and have been consistently recognized as one of the top air conditioning services in the nation.

  • The 5 best accessories to make sure the air in your home is safe

    Your home is where you spend most of your time.  From dinner with the family to a good night’s sleep, you want to know the air you are breathing in your home is safe and healthy.  Check out some of these ideas for keeping your air safe and clean .

    Air filters – Filters are found not only on your residential A/C unit, but also in your major appliances.  Remember to clean out the fridge vent and always empty the lint filter on your dryer.  Not only is the dust and lint built-up a fire hazard, it can also be easily circulated back into your home’s air. 

    Vacuum with HEPA filter – If your home has a lot of carpeted floors, then a vacuum with a HEPA filter is a good investment.  This filter will make sure the dust and pollen particles you are trying to clean up and remove from your home aren’t just being blown back into the air you breathe.

    Carbon Monoxide Detector – This deadly gas is hard to detect and quick to kill.  The only real way to make sure your family isn’t at risk is to install and maintain a good carbon monoxide detector.  Add it to your list of items to buy for your home!

    Air purifier – An air purifier can be that extra line of defense against bad air in your home.  A good system can catch dirt, pollen, and dust, but most systems are not designed to handle humidity well.  Combine your air purifier with a good air conditioning service for the best results.

    HVAC – Having a complete air system for your home will give you peace of mind.  A HVAC system is a great air conditioner replacement and can protect your home from excess moisture and mold growth for years.  Just remember to have regular air conditioner repairs to clean out the filters on the unit. 

    At Estes Heating and Air Conditioning , we will make sure you have all the information you need to keep your home safe, comfortable, and healthy for your loved ones.  Contact us for a whole house comfort checkup and see what air conditioner replacement might be right for you.