Are Modern Air Conditioners More Energy Efficient?

April 6, 2021

The efficiency of air conditioners has seen significant improvement in the modern era, allowing these units to be more energy-efficient compared to models of the past. The need to develop an energy-efficient air conditioner comes from an increase in the average temperatures around the globe, inflation of energy prices, and increased competition in air conditioning manufacturing. Most types of air conditioners are known to use a lot of energy to operate because of the repeated cycles of cooling required for them to function. In a typical household, the AC unit is the most energy-consuming device. Whether it

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What Are the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

March 8, 2021

The indoor air quality of 90% of homes is surprisingly bad. Since you spend a lot of time in your home, this can have negative consequences on your health. There are several indoor air pollutants that are commonly found in homes. Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas that is released when fossil fuels are burned. A car emits CO outdoors. It can be found in homes as well, especially those that have gas appliances and a furnace. CO is harmful to health as it reduces the amount of oxygen your

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 4, 2021

Your Kennesaw, GA, home’s heating and air conditioning system is complex. It has hundreds of critical mechanical and electrical parts, and all of them have to be in proper working order. Professional maintenance is the best way to keep your heating and cooling system efficient and effective. There are also some simple maintenance tasks you can do on your own at home between our tune-ups. Here’s what you need to know about how often your heating and cooling system needs a tune-up and how often and when to do certain maintenance tasks on your own. Schedule Air

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Do air purifiers kill viruses?

January 21, 2021

Winter has arrived, and with it comes many viruses that cause illnesses. Influenza, coronaviruses and rhinoviruses that cause the common cold travel through respiratory droplets in the air and infect people. If you’re concerned about germs spreading in your Kennesaw, GA, home, you might consider purchasing a portable or whole-home air purification system. Here’s what you need to know about the effectiveness of air purifiers and their ability to kill, inactivate or remove viruses from your home’s air. Types of Air Purifiers There are several types of air purifiers, but not all of them are designed

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How to Prevent Damage to Your Heating System

December 18, 2020

You rely on your heater to keep your family warm and comfortable when temperatures plummet. As the nights get darker and colder, you most likely run your heating system more frequently. The last thing you need is to deal with an unexpected heating problem that causes a lot of stress. Follow these six tips to avoid causing damage to your heating system so that it functions at its prime for years to come. 1. Schedule Regular Maintenance One of the best ways to preserve the longevity of your heating system is to schedule regular maintenance

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5 Benefits of Sealing HVAC Ducts From the Inside

November 20, 2020

Damaged ductwork is one of the costliest problems with any HVAC system in Kennesaw and surrounding areas. Holes and tears in the materials are perfect places for heated and cooled air to escape into walls and ceiling spaces. Your HVAC equipment then has to run longer to reach the temperature set on your thermostat. This requires more energy use, and you spend more each month on your utilities. But how do you repair the damage in your ductwork? The task seems challenging because ductwork is hidden away in walls and ceilings, and repairs require applying tape

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Carbon Monoxide in the Home: A Quick Safety Guide

October 20, 2020

Carbon monoxide is a significant concern throughout the developed world. Everyone should be aware of this dangerous gas so they can prevent tragedy. What is it, and why is it so dangerous? Follow along for the facts. What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, and otherwise undetectable gas to the human senses. It is also highly poisonous to breathe, whether you’re a person or animal. This is because, when breathed in, it displaces the oxygen levels already in our bodies, and unless resolved right away by professional medical means, this is often a

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FAQs about UV Lights and Indoor Air

September 20, 2020

UV light (UVC) is an essential feature in most modern homes. UV light is used to reduce the number of microbes in your home and in the ductwork. UV light can kill viruses, bacteria, and germs in your home. Since 1916, UV light has been used to treat water. The light provides a blanket around the passages in your home and lamps, killing all air pollutants. Today, UV light treats drinking water and indoor air. Here are some FAQs about UV light and indoor air quality. How Do UV Air Purifiers and Air Filtration Contrast? UV

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FAQs About Ductless Air Conditioning

August 8, 2020

When you’re considering a new air conditioning system from Controlled Climate Services for your Kennesaw, GA, home, you’ll have a lot of choices. If you’re adding onto your home, planning new construction or upgrading an older home, ductless air conditioning is a wise choice. Read on for five frequently asked questions and answers about ductless air conditioning systems. 1. How Efficient Is a Ductless Air Conditioning System? Ductless air conditioning systems, like other central air conditioning systems, are rated with the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) system. The newest ductless air conditioners average 19 SEER. Across

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Can Air Conditioning Cause Sinus Problems?

July 14, 2020

During the hottest seasons in Georgia, you simply must run your air conditioner all day. However, there are repercussions from using the AC too much. In some cases, air conditioning can actually cause sinus problems. Allergies Individuals with allergies are susceptible to sinus issues from air conditioning. In the spring, allergies are known to flare up at the first sign of foreign particles in the air. In the comfort of your home, a similar thing can happen if a layer of dust is on the ground. Your AC and fan can kick up this dust and

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