Inspecting an Air Conditioner

A professional HVAC contractor should inspect your air conditioning system at least once per year if you want to ensure reliability, performance, and efficiency. During this inspection, the technician will look at the unit to see if it is clean, whether there is rust, and if it is being blocked by buildup or nearby plant life. He will also look at the age of the unit and its overall condition to see if it is time for an air conditioner replacement. Learn more about the air conditioning system inspection process by watching this video clip.

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Choosing the Right HVAC System for Your Home

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Selecting the correct size and type of HVAC system can make a big difference in your energy bills. It can also greatly improve your indoor comfort all year long. To learn more about how to choose the right HVAC system for your home, read this article.

Avoid Oversize Systems
Many people assume that the larger the air conditioner unit, the more cooling power it will have. But this is not true—excess capacity causes an HVAC system to cycle on and off frequently, which wears out the components and results in inefficiency. Ask your HVAC contractor to evaluate your home to determine the appropriate HVAC system size.

Invest in Quality
Skimping on an HVAC unit may seem like a good idea initially, but after a few years when the unit requires repairs and eventually breaks down, you’ll probably wish you had bought a better one instead. Buy a durable HVAC unit with a long warranty for the best value, efficiency, and reliability.

Buy Locally
Purchase an HVAC system that your local HVAC contractors know how to service. Modern HVAC systems require an occasional checkup by HVAC contractors who are familiar with the design, installation, and other characteristics of your HVAC unit. 

Air Conditioning Efficiency
Air conditioner efficiency is specified as a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) number. The higher the SEER, the more efficient and expensive the unit will be. The current minimum allowed by law is 13 SEER. We recommend 15 SEER for a good balance between efficiency and price.

Furnace Type
Furnaces are single-stage, two-stage, or modulating. Single-stage units are fairly inefficient, as they only have one setting: on. Two-stage furnaces have two settings: high and low. They are more efficient and keep the air temperature more consistent. Modulating furnaces are fairly new, but they have highly adjustable settings, which results in greater comfort and efficiency.

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Understanding the Benefits of Routine Air Conditioner Maintenance

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Your air conditioner won’t last forever, but neglecting necessary maintenance will cause your AC unit to kick the can sooner than expected. What’s more, ignoring routine air conditioner maintenance will also cause your system to operate less efficiently, which means you can expect your energy bills to skyrocket during the summer months. There are a number of benefits of proper air conditioner maintenance, including:

Longer Life
The better you maintain your air conditioner , the longer it will last. Dirty condenser coils, dirty blower wheels, and low refrigerant levels can take years off of your air conditioner’s working life. If you think the cost of professional air conditioner maintenance is expensive, just compare it to the cost of buying a new air conditioner system.

Fewer Service Calls
Having your air conditioner inspected and maintained at the beginning of summer will lead to fewer service calls over the life of your air conditioner, and that means more money in your pocket in the long run. Your air conditioning technician will be able to prevent major problems from developing, and can recommend repair to fix small problems before they escalate.

More Efficient Performance
As long as we’re talking about saving money, routine maintenance will keep your air conditioning running as efficiently as possible—and increased efficiency means increased savings. If you’ve noticed spikes in your energy bills, particularly during the summer months when the air conditioner is running, schedule a cleaning and inspection and see if your bills don’t steady out over the next couple of months.

If you want to keep your air conditioner in tip-top shape, contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning today. Since 1949, we have been Atlanta’s residential and commercial air conditioning experts. Visit our website to learn more about our air conditioning repair and maintenance services, or call us at (404) 361-6560 to schedule service today .