• Estes Heating & Air – Coming Out With a Mobile Site and a Smart Phone App

    Estes Heating and Air is excited to announce that we have a mobile website in the works that can be viewed from any smart phone. The Estes Heating and Air App version will be available on Android, Apple and Blackberry markets for use on tablets and smart phones. 

    The features of both the mobile website and APP will include coupons/discounts, monthly giveaways (like a free VISA gift card), scheduling services, scheduling a free estimate, service area, Twitter, Facebook, Estes YouTube Videos, Blog access and an ability to write reviews on Google, Kudzu or our company blog. 

    We will keep you posted on the release date! 

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  • How Central Air Conditioning Works

    Your air conditioning system is designed to remove heat by cycling air past a refrigerant and throughout your home. Residential air conditioners consist of several components that all work together during this cycle to create cooler air.


    The Refrigerant

    Inside your air conditioner, a chemical called the refrigerant that plays a large part in cooling the air in your home. Using the principle of evaporation , refrigerant is used to release heat. The air conditioner compressor cycles refrigerant between the other two main components, the evaporator and the condenser. As the refrigerant cycles through the system, it passes through both an interior air conditioner unit, which contains evaporator coils, and the exterior unit which houses the condenser.

    Compression and Evaporation

    Evaporation is a cooling process, meaning that the evaporating liquid absorbs heat from the surrounding environment. Within the evaporator coils inside your home, refrigerant is allowed to expand and evaporate, drawing heat into the coils. The compressor then pumps the refrigerant in its gaseous state back outside to the condenser.

    The heated refrigerant gas is then compressed into a liquid, were it releases its heat into the outside air with the assistance of fans and heat-releasing metal fins. The refrigerant is then ready to be cycled into the house once more for the evaporation cycle to begin again. This cycle removes heat from the air inside your home, while the rest of your HVAC system, including the blower motor and ductwork, push the cooler air throughout your home as heated air is drawn into the intake.

    If you would like to learn more about the basic operation of your home air conditioner or you think your air conditioner needs service, contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning (678) 733-9791. We proudly serve the Atlanta area with the best home HVAC service in the region, so visit our website to schedule an appointment with us today.

  • Did You Like What You Read? Then Read Ahead For Even More Information


    The tips and information in the articles below can help you learn more about getting your home ready for the hot summer months and explain why certain types of HVAC maintenance should be left to professional technicians.

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    • Check out this handy checklist from EnergyStar.gov to see what types of regular care your HVAC system will need throughout the year in order to run smoothly.
    • For some air conditioner-specific maintenance hints that will help it remain efficient this summer, head to this page on Microsoft-Hohm.com.

    Contact  Estes Heating & Air Conditioning  at (678) 733-9791 for more information. We specialize in all types of air conditioning, heating, and HVAC maintenance, repair and replacement services. Call us today to save money and live more comfortably.

  • Do You Know How to Properly Change Your Air Conditioner’s Filter?

    Using a high-efficiency filter can increase the effectiveness of your HVAC and boost your air quality. They will need to be changed about every three months or so, unless you live in a high-dust area. Standard fiberglass filters will need to be replaced more often. 

    In this video, you can see how easy it is to change your A/C filter to keep your unit efficient and your air clean. Located within your return air vent, which is often near your thermostat, the air filter rests underneath the register cover. Whichever type of filter you use, ensure that they are installed with the airflow indicators pointing towards your vent.

    For more tips and assistance in keeping your HVAC system running efficiently, contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning. We provide professional heating and cooling services to our Atlanta customers. Call us at (678) 733-9791 today for more information.

  • Why You Should Leave Your HVAC Repair Needs to the Professionals

    Some types of HVAC maintenance can be taken care of at home: changing your furnace or A/C filter, keeping the external condenser unit free of weeds and debris, and adding weather stripping to your windows for improved weatherization. These measures all contribute to more efficient HVAC equipment that lasts longer, but for your inspections, repairs, and tune-ups, trust the work to a professional HVAC contractor instead.

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    The Importance of Regular Maintenance

    Your HVAC equipment needs to be seen at least annually by a qualified HVAC contractor. Your furnace should have its annual inspection and tune-up just before the heating season, while your air conditioner will need the same treatment prior to the summer. These inspections and tune-ups are vital to the efficient operation and longevity of your HVAC equipment. Your HVAC contractor has the appropriate experience and equipment to address any issues he or she encounters. Well-maintained HVAC equipment will perform efficiently and keep your bills as low as possible during the peak of your heating and cooling seasons.

    Repairs to Your HVAC Equipment

    When your air conditioner or furnace needs repair, contact the professionals as soon as possible. Malfunctioning equipment uses excess energy and can end up costing you more in the long run if left unrepaired or repaired improperly. They can even present a safety risk in terms of gas-powered furnaces, which can release carbon monoxide if they are faulty. Professional attention to your HVAC equipment will ensure that they are operating within the appropriate parameters thanks to the equipment that the contractor can use to inspect the units. You also receive a warranty on repairs, which offers peace of mind.

    Contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (678) 733-9791 or visit our website to learn more about our comprehensive HVAC repair services . We can help your equipment remain efficient and run smoothly in any season.