Why Is My Heater Leaking Water?

Have you noticed a puddle near the base of your water heater? A leaky hot water heater may seem like a petty annoyance at first. However, it has the potential to turn into a major problem. That puddle may be the first sign of a problem that could result in significant flooding if your water heater fails completely. Common Causes of Hot Water Heater Leaks Hot water heater leaks are typically associated with one of four causes: Loose inlet and outlet connections Defective drain valves Defective T/P relief valves Corroded water tank Loose inlet and outlet connections can often be
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Tips For Selecting the Best Furnace

Homeowners should consider different factors before purchasing a new furnace. Unfortunately, many only look at the cost. While staying within a budget makes sense, so does buying the most appropriate heater. Installing the wrong heater in a home can have disastrous consequences. It’s necessary to consider a few things before making your decision. 1. Choose the Right Size Specifically, you want to select the right sized furnace for the dimensions of the home. Choosing a unit that is too small for the property’s square footage means it will work exceptionally hard to deliver the desired temperature. Efficiency may always be
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HVAC Tips for the Holidays

Apart from cold weather, the holiday season is all about meals, gatherings, and sharing warm moments with family and friends. At Controlled Climate Services in Kennesaw, we recommend that you try some of the following HVAC tips to help you maintain a comfortable atmosphere while entertaining guests in your home. Turn Your Thermostat Down Crowded spaces can quickly become uncomfortably warm and “stuffy.” During holiday gatherings, it is safe to turn your thermostat down as you will likely be using other heat sources, including the lights in your home and the oven. Additionally, the extra guests in your home will
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3 Reasons To Use A Humidifier During Flu Season

Flu is one of those annoying infections that persistently has no cure. The flu season, which comes with the dry weather, affects most of us. Suffering from a flu infection can be such a nuisance. Protecting yourself from a flu infection is much easier than trying to cure one. Thanks to research, scientists have discovered that living in a humid environment can easily kill the viruses responsible for spreading the infection. Here are three reasons why you may want to use a humidifier during flu season. 1. Prevent the Spread of Flu Flu is a highly contagious airborne infection. The
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Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

All the parts found inside a furnace play an important role. Even “small” parts such as the filter serve a vital purpose. A filter collects the impurities running through the furnace. By capturing the impurities, the filter helps the furnace work properly and ensures that it doesn’t circulate unhealthy air. In some cases, a filter can turn black during use. There are a few reasons why this may happen. The Filter Is Old A filter collects dirt, dust, and more. Over time, all that debris piles up and collects on the filter. The filter changes color because it became excessively
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5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

A furnace plays a key role in keeping your home warm but may eventually need to be replaced over time. Understanding the common warning signs of a malfunctioning furnace is essential for homeowners. Here are five signs that you need a furnace replacement for your home. 1. Furnace Is Older Than 15 Years The average life span of a furnace is around 18 years. However, it is a good idea to consider replacing a furnace that is 15 years or older. A brand-new furnace will improve your home’s energy efficiency and save you money in the long term. 2. Increase
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Common Thermostat Issues

If you’re experiencing problems with your cooling system, the thermostat may be the culprit. In fact, a thermostat that isn’t functioning properly can drastically affect the comfort of your home. Let’s look at common thermostat issues and how they can be resolved. Location Where the thermostat for your cooling system is mounted can make a difference in how it functions. For instance, if it’s located on a wall where there’s direct sunlight from a window, it will react to the temperature in that location. Subsequently, the thermostat will register an inaccurate temperature and fail to make the necessary adjustments for
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10 Steps to a Green Home

By creating a green home, you are doing your part in caring for the environment while drastically reducing your energy expenditure. These 10 steps will help you manifest your vision of a green home. 1. Implement Functional Design A smaller, functional home is generally more eco-friendly than one with vast impractical spaces. Taking the time to plan your home according to the activities you will be performing in your house can help you compartmentalize the need for heating and cooling and thus reduce your energy use. 2. Start With the Foundation Building the foundation using materials like stone and concrete
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How to Check Your AC Airflow

Here at Controlled Climate Services, we’re Kennesaw’s go-to airflow experts. It’s common for air conditioners to struggle with airflow now and then, and this doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a major problem with the unit. In fact, there are a variety of issues that impact a unit’s airflow.   Make Sure the AC Is Turned On This one may sound simple to the point of being silly, but it’s pretty easy to think your AC is broken when it has actually been switched off or to the wrong setting. Most thermostats have three settings: cool, heat, and fan. When the thermostat
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Tips to Conserve Energy at Home

Nothing frustrates a homeowner more than receiving an astronomically high electricity bill. You do not have to be at the mercy of the power company. Here are some things that you can do to conserve energy, both for the sake of the environment and your wallet. Undergo an Energy Audit Sometimes, your electricity usage ends up inadvertently higher because of the amount that you waste. You do not even need to be consciously using too much energy. You can have energy leaking or escaping that causes your usage to spike. An energy audit can catch that as well as other
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