Safety Checks and Why They’re Important

Now that the leaves are falling, it’s time for your annual furnace safety check. Every furnace manufacturer recommends regular inspections and safety checks, but are they really necessary? After all, your HVAC system isn’t like a car, with spark plugs to replace. In fact, annual safety checks are not only about safety, but they’re also important for preventative maintenance. Just like going to the dentist twice a year, having your HVAC inspected annually could prevent expensive major problems when you can least afford them. What Do Technicians Actually Check? Every company is different, and there is no industry standard for
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3 Tips for Furnace Efficiency

Although winters in Kennesaw are fairly mild, you’ll still probably be using your heat off and on throughout the winter months. If your furnace isn’t running at its best, it can result in big energy bills during the winter. The good news – you can take a few measures to improve furnace efficiency and lower those heating costs. 1. Take Time to Change Filters One of the simplest and least expensive tips for improved furnace efficiency is to take time to change your filters regularly. Old, dirty filters can result in blockages that overwork your furnace. If your furnace is
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Smart Thermostats vs Programmable Thermostats

It’s not hard to see why so many people are opting to swap out their old manual thermostats for a nicer, newer model that offers more precise and convenient control. But with several models on the market now available for homeowners to choose from, you may not be sure which of these new options is the right fit for your home. We wanted to take a closer look at two of the most popular types of thermostats currently available, smart and programmable thermostats, and point out some of the benefits for each of them. Programmable Thermostats A programmable thermostat allows
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3 Energy Efficiency Tips

Heating and cooling your home efficiently are the best ways to save on your utility bill and do your part in conserving energy. Here in Kennesaw, Georgia, we definitely have long, hot summers where we constantly use our air conditioners daily. And although our winters may be mild compared to some areas of the country, we can still see some single digit temperatures in our area. Here are some energy efficiency tips from the pros at Controlled Climate Services to help you reduce your energy consumption and help lower your utility bills. 1. Keep Your HVAC Running Efficiently Did you
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What Causes Indoor Air Quality Problems?

Many people may not know this, but air quality indoors can often be more unhealthy than air quality outdoors. And there are many issues that can contribute to problems with air quality indoors. Here are some of the key causes of indoor air quality challenges. Toxic Mold One of the biggest and most forgotten contributors to indoor air quality problems is mold. It’s not just the mold that’s visible on moist surfaces like showers and sinks but also the toxic that’s in hidden areas like behind walls and under carpet. Mold needs to be addressed before it causes serious damage
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The Different Careers in HVAC

Are you interested in pursuing a career in HVAC but aren’t sure exactly what you would like to do? At Controlled Climate Services in Kennesaw, Lumpkin, and Marietta, we offer careers in all of the major HVAC career areas for the people of North and South Georgia. Technicians, Engineers, and Fabricators for the HVAC Industry There are many exciting career options available for people who are interested in pursuing a career working in the heating and cooling industries. While engineering and fabrication careers are an important part of the HVAC industry, today we are going to focus on the work
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How Does Upgrading Your AC Unit Actually Save You Money?

If you looking are for a way to improve your home, there are many different home improvement projects and investments you could take on. One great option that you should consider would be upgrading your air conditioner. When you upgrade the air conditioner in your home, your AC unit could become more efficient and provide you with better outflow. Furthermore, this could actually end up saving you money over the long run as well. An upgraded air conditioner in your home could save you money a number of different ways: Lower Energy Bills One of the most significant ways that
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What Does a SEER Rating Mean?

Some homeowners don’t know how to figure out the appropriate Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) for their homes when buying a new HVAC system. The term is commonly used when referring to the AC or heat pump’s efficiency ratings. A SEER rating is basically the measurement of an AC’s cooling capacity or the ratio of cooling produced divided by the amount of power used. Hence, a unit with a higher rating is said to be more efficient. A credible Air Conditioning and Heating Company will ask you a few questions in order to determine the right SEER rating estimates suitable
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How is a “Smart” Thermostat Beneficial?

Certain promises were made by Hanna Barbara when it comes to American’s expectation regarding the status of our homes in the 21st-century. Specifically, the Jetsons cartoon set a pretty high bar as to what we could expect in terms of the automated features of new home technologies. While the microwave oven, Roomba, answering machines, and more might not measure up to flying cars and floating escalators, but adding a “Smart” Thermostat might be a huge step towards realizing the dream of 1960’s cartoon writers. Regardless, a “Smart” Thermostat is a great way to rationalize your energy use and save money
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What Does it Mean to be NATE Certified?

There are several reasons why hiring a NATE-certified HVAC technician is better than hiring one that does not have this important form of certification. Following are some of the most important benefits of NATE-certification: Training NATE-certified technicians must undergo a great deal of training in order to pass NATE certification tests. Training includes safety training, training in handling HVAC tools, basic construction and electrical, taking temperature and humidity measurements and more. These are only basic requirements for specialty HVAC technicians receive specialized training to handle specific HVAC jobs. Furthermore, NATE certification is only valid for 2-3 years. Technicians must undergo
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