• Where is Cooled Air Escaping Your Home?

    Summer means lots of air conditioning. Keeping houses cool and families comfortable can become very expensive if your house is improperly sealed and insulated. There are many ways that cool air can be lost or wasted in a home, all of which are fairly easy to fix. Here are a few areas where you can make sure cool air does not escape your home:

    • Leaky Ducts- Before it even cools your home, up to 40% of conditioned air can escape through improperly sealed ducts. The EPA estimates that the average homeowner spends $1,000 a year on air conditioning, meaning your leaky ducts could be costing $400. Replacing your old air conditioning unit and sealing ducts could save most of that money.
    • Roof and Ceiling- Cold air does not necessarily escape through the roof, but can be counteracted by it. The sun beating down on a roof turns the attic into an oven. That oven then heats your ceiling, which heats the air in your house. This raises the temperature and forces your air conditioning unit to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. Adding insulation to your attic will reduce this effect greatly.
    • Doors and Windows- This is where most conditioned air escapes from the home. Heat from outside can turn widows and ceilings into cold air killers, but gaps under doors and improperly sealed windows will actually let out cold air. Cold air, being denser than warm air, sinks to the floors. Circulation from the air conditioner pushes the cold air out through the gaps under your front, back, or side doors.

    If you want to make your home more energy efficient and maximize your cool air usage, then call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (678) 733-9791. Our friendly experts will use AEROSEAL technology to ensure your ducts are as efficient as possible and that your house stays cool for less. For more information about our air conditioning and heating products and services, visit our website!

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  • Home Maintenance: How to Balance HVAC Air Flow

    When your house is fitted with a heating and cooling system, the system is designed for maximum efficiency based on the size of the home and the HVAC system’s input and output. At different times of the year, you may want to change the air flow in your home.

    With this video, you will learn how to adjust the air flow from room to room based on your temperature preferences. Follow instructions about how to adjust the output with diffusers, as well as how to heat and cool two-story houses most efficiently.

    If you need repair and maintenance for your air condition system, then call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (678) 733-9791. We specialize in many areas of HVAC service, from heat pump installation to duct sealing. Visit our website for more information.

  • How Heat Pumps Work and Why they Can be a Better Alternative to Air Conditioners and Heaters

    In many climates, heat pumps are more energy efficient than conventional air conditioning systems. These high-tech heating and cooling systems transfer heat between indoors and outside, rather than creating it. This means they use much less energy, and could save you a lot of money on utility bills. Here is a brief explanation of the processes and benefits of heat pumps :

    • Heating- Heat pumps work by transporting warmer air to a location with colder air. This means the device heats a house by pulling warm air from outside, using it to warm up heating coils inside the machinery, and pumping that air into the house.
    • Cooling- The cooling properties of a heat pump work almost identically to its heating properties. The key component in this process is a reversing valve. With a reversing valve, homeowners can designate the interior as the warmer location and have heat sucked away by the machine.
    • Benefits- A heat pump does not use any energy to actively heat or cool air, so it uses far less energy than a conventional heating and cooling system. This decrease in energy use will lead to lowered energy bills, which is good for both the environment and your bank account.

    If you want a more efficient heating and cooling system, then call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (678) 733-9791 today. We specialize in the installation of heat pumps, sealing leaky and inefficient ducts with AEROSEAL, and regular system cleaning and maintenance. Save energy and money this summer by taking advantage of our services. Visit our website today and see what our satisfied customers have to say about our performance.

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  • Resources to help keep your home efficiently maintained-

    Would you like learn more about home energy efficiency, air conditioning maintenance, and saving money on your utility bills? Check out these informative websites.

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