• Estes Services Opens Estes Services Learning Center at Eagles Landing Christian Academy

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    Estes Services Atlanta

    Estes Services was proud to be a part of the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly renovated Estes Services Learning Center. This new center is located at Eagles Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, GA. In attendance were Tommy and Brian Estes along with Howard Moore, the manager of the Estes building performance team who headed up the renovation process. The learning center is used to help over 100 students that learn differently using interactive teaching along with computers and smart boards. Also pictured are Chuck Gilliam, head of school and Dr. Tim Dowdy, senior pastor ​and members of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Comparing SEER and AFUE Ratings

    How energy efficient is your HVAC system? You should take a look at it to see if it might make sense for you to upgrade to a system that will save you a significant amount of money every month on your energy bills. By examining the SEER and AFUE ratings of your system, you can determine whether or not you should have heating or air conditioning replacement.

    Watch this video to see the differences between SEER and AFUE ratings. In general, SEER refers to your air conditioning system, while AFUE refers to your heating, but the way each of them is calculated is something you need to consider when you are thinking about your HVAC system as a whole.

    Are you interested in upgrading your HVAC in Atlanta today? Call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (404) 361-6560 for reliable heating and air service.

  • What to Know About Switching to a Tankless Water Heater

    Atlanta HVAC

    Many homeowners are switching to tankless water heaters because they are long lasting, efficient, and cost-effective. If you currently have a tank water heater and you are considering switching, read this article to learn more. And if you want to switch to a tankless water heater, contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning, the Atlanta HVAC experts.

    Energy Savings

    Tankless water heaters are more efficient than conventional water heaters. This is because they heat water on demand, instantly, whenever you need it. By contrast, conventional water heaters keep a large tank of water heated around the clock, which uses up significantly more energy. Hot water that sits in a conventional water tank, even though it is insulated, will lose heat and require constant reheating.

    Lifespan
    Conventional water heaters are built to last 10 to 13 years. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, typically last up to 20 years. Tankless water heaters are especially ideal for homeowners that plan to stay in their homes for a while.

    Space Savings
    In addition to offering energy and cost savings, tankless water heaters save space. Conventional water heaters have a 40 to 60 gallon capacity, and are typically five feet tall and two feet wide. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, are usually 20 inches wide, 28 inches tall, and less than a foot deep. If space is a premium in your home, a tankless water heater will be an excellent investment.

    Output
    Conventional water heaters, especially the larger ones, will give you plenty of hot water when you are running multiple appliances—washing machines, dishwashers, showers, and so on. But once the hot water runs out, it may take a while to heat more. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, supply several gallons of hot water at any time.

    For more information about the benefits of switching to a tankless water heater, call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (404) 361-6560. In addition to plumbing services, we also offer air conditioner repairs, air conditioner replacements, and heating and air conditioning service.

  • Surprising Information About HVAC Filters

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    HVAC filters vary widely—some need to be replaced, while others only need to be cleaned. No matter what type of filter you have, it needs to be inspected regularly to ensure it is in functioning condition. For more interesting and helpful information about HVAC filters, read this article. And for service for your HVAC in Atlanta , contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning.

    The Purpose of HVAC Filters
    Many homeowners believe that the purpose of an HVAC filter is to improve indoor air quality. But this is just a positive side effect of the filter doing its primary job, which is to protect the HVAC equipment by filtering out dust and other particles.

    High-Efficiency Filters May Not Be the Best For Your HVAC System
    While expensive filters may be the best filters to clean the air in your home, they may have a number of negative side effects. High-efficiency filters can be so good at filtering particles that they slow the airflow across the heat exchanger. This can decrease the overall efficiency of the unit, increase your energy bills, and damage your furnace by overheating it. High-efficiency filters can also freeze the condensing coils on an air conditioner. A dirty filter can have the same effect on your heater or air conditioning system. Talk to your HVAC specialist about which filters are suitable to your HVAC unit.

    HVAC Filters Do Not Filter As Much as You May Think
    There are a large number of small particles in any room where there is human activity. The only way that your HVAC filter is able to filter these particles is by capturing them through the ductwork or the return registers—which is not even where most of the particles are located. Furthermore, furnaces and air conditioners only filter the air when the fan is running.

    If you need heating or air conditioning repairs, call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (404) 361-6560. We have offered reliable heating and air service since 1949.

  • Is It Time for a New Furnace?

    HVAC Atlanta

    Furnaces can be costly to run and to repair. Older furnaces can even be unsafe to run, because as a furnace ages it is more likely to emit carbon monoxide fumes. If you aren’t sure whether it’s time to invest in a new furnace, read this article to find out. And if you need heating and air conditioning service in Atlanta , contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning.

    After 15 years of age, a furnace will become less reliable and less efficient. If your furnace is 15 years old or more, upgrading to a newer furnace can save you money on furnace repairs and energy costs. If your home is uncomfortable because the air is too cold, hot, or dry, your furnace may be failing. Similarly, if your furnace is loud or if the people in your home are experiencing allergy-like symptoms, the furnace may need to be replaced.

    If you need heating or air conditioning services, contact Estes Services, the Atlanta HVAC experts. For more information, call us at (404) 361-6560 or browse our website.