• Understanding SEER Ratings

    HVAC heating and air conditioning units

    The higher quality air conditioner you have, the better prepared it is to cool your house sufficiently and inexpensively. A SEER rating describes this ability. Keep reading to gain a better understanding of SEER ratings.

    SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. A high SEER rating indicates that a particular air conditioning unit is able to do its job efficiently. This is advantageous in a number of ways. More efficient units require less energy than their less capable counterparts. This means that your energy bills will be lower and the environment will be less affected by the use of your appliance. Since units with higher SEER ratings are more efficient, they also tend to have longer working lives than those with lower SEER ratings. High efficiency systems may also come with incentives like rebates.

    Would you like additional help in understanding SEER ratings? Contact Estes Heating and Air Conditioning or visit our website for help. We are Atlanta’s home for air conditioner repair and replacement as well as other HVAC services. Feel free to call us at (404) 361-6560 if you would like to know more about our business.

  • Improving the Performance of Your Air Conditioner

    An air conditioner can be a lifesaver when it comes to beating the heat throughout the warmer months of the year. Watch this video to find out how you can improve the performance of your air conditioner and relax in comfort on those warm days.

    It is important to maintain your outdoor unit. Regularly clean it out and remove any debris or dirt that may impair its ability to cool your home. You should also change the filters on a regular basis; dirty filters can make it much more difficult for your air conditioning unit to do its job. Keep your thermostat on a low setting, and call your HVAC professional if the unit needs more refrigerant.

    If your air conditioner is not performing as well as it should, call Estes Heating and Air Conditioning at (404) 361-6560. We are happy to provide the Atlanta area with a variety of HVAC services. Please do not hesitate to visit our website for more information.

  • Preparing Your Heating System for the Winter


    When it comes time to pack up the air conditioner and turn off the fans, you should be making sure that your heating system is prepared for the upcoming season. It is important to have your heating system maintained every year and checked before the weather starts getting cold in order to ensure an efficiently operating system. Here is a look at preparing your heating system for the winter.

    Check Your System Early
    Many homeowners fail to realize that they should be checking on their heating systems before they really need them. Although it may seem counterintuitive to be inspecting your heating system while the sun still shines brightly, doing so gives you plenty of time to fix any problems you may encounter.

    Annual Maintenance
    It is crucial to have your heating system inspected by an HVAC professional on a yearly basis. Professionals can inspect the system thoroughly and check for any signs of damage or malfunction that may impair the system’s ability to keep you warm. Typically, the sooner you catch the problem, the easier it will be to fix it, and the less impact it will have. Your air filter should be changed when appropriate and dust, debris, and other possible obstructions should be cleaned from vents.

    Ensure Efficiency
    There are a few things that you can do to make things easier on your heating system throughout the winter, thus increasing its energy efficiency. Make sure that all vents are unobstructed; this may require you to rearrange furniture or appliances. You should also make sure that your home is properly insulated and that there are no leaks around your windows and doorways. The better you keep inside air on the inside of your home and outside air on the outside, the longer your heating system will stay efficient.

    Would you like to know more about how to prepare your heating system for the winter? Contact Estes Heating and Air Conditioning in Atlanta or visit our website. We specialize in residential air conditioner replacement and repair as well as an abundance of other HVAC services. If you are interested in learning more about us, please call (404) 361-6560.