What’s Included in HVAC Maintenance?

HVAC maintenance is one of the most important things to do if you want to keep your energy bills low and prevent the need for repairs. Both your heating and cooling system need maintenance once or twice a year. HVAC maintenance includes an inspection of the system, changing of the air filters, clearing of the condensate drain, and lubrication of moving parts. Inspection of the System HVAC technicians will thoroughly inspect the system to catch any developing problems before they turn into expensive repairs. The exhaust outlets are an especially important component they inspect. Dangerous gases like carbon monoxide are
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Why You Should Change Your AC Filter

Based on what make and model your AC is, the air filter needs to be changed every few months. Some models advise a filter to be changed on a monthly basis, while others can go three months before needing a fresh filter. You should change the AC filter periodically based on the instruction manual to prevent the unit from breaking down, keep energy bills low, and preserve indoor air quality. Prevent the AC From Breaking Down Sometimes when we’re called for repairs, we find that the reason the customer’s AC broke down is the air filter was clogged. A dirty
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Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Heating System

Before you call professionals to install a heater, you need to know what type of system you want. This guide will help you to make an informed choice about home heating systems. Furnaces Furnaces are a style of heater that burns fuel and uses it to directly heat air. The warm air is then sent through ducts to reach each place in your house. Furnaces are the most common heating system, and they sell at roughly half the cost of other types of systems. There is no hazard of leaks or frozen heating pipes when the power goes out, so
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Easy Tips to Cut Down on Indoor Air Pollution

Air pollution can result in breathing problems, allergic reactions, and other health problems. Dust or other particles can settle on furniture and other surfaces, which could result in property damage over long periods of time. However, there are some easy ways to reduce exposure to air pollutants. Don’t Smoke Indoors One of the easiest ways to prevent indoor air pollution is to smoke outdoors whenever possible. In addition to preventing smoke from lingering in the air, it can prevent young children from getting asthma attacks or other breathing problems. Furthermore, it can prevent the odor of smoke from getting into
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5 Sounds That Indicate Repairs Are Needed in an HVAC System

Strange sounds coming from your HVAC system are a warning sign that something is wrong. You can get an idea of what may be damaged based on the type of sound. Squealing, banging, rattling, abnormal clicking and thwapping are sounds you never want to hear from your HVAC system. 1. Squealing A squealing sound from the HVAC system usually means a belt has gone bad in the blower motor or it’s in need of lubrication. You can lubricate the belt yourself if it’s accessible and by using the right kind of oil for that particular brand and model. If the
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The Easiest Way to Choose the Right HVAC Contractor

If you want reliable assistance with your heating and cooling project, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor by hiring a reputable HVAC contractor in your area. Yes, most laymen offer good deals, but they can’t give you the assurance that you deserve. Furthermore, getting a low estimate isn’t as important as getting your climate control system installed right, so it may be in your best interest to use these three tips: 1. Find Out Who Your Coworkers and Friends Turned To AC and heating problems tend to crop up at every home at some point. If the adults in
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Your New Year HVAC Checklist

Your home’s heating and cooling system work hard to keep you comfortable all year long. With the new year, it is a good idea to make sure that the system is getting the attention it deserves. Use this checklist as a starting point for proper care of your home’s heating and cooling system. Change Air Filters Your heating and cooling system has an air filter. It is located near the air handler or air blower. The filters are big, and they are designed to collect tiny particles from the air before it is blown into the air ducts of your
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Does Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Save Money?

At Controlled Climate Services, we specialize in heating and cooling for residential and commercial clients in Kennesaw and throughout the Greater Atlanta area. We’ve encountered many persistent HVAC misconceptions over the years, but perhaps none of those misunderstandings is as pervasive as the notion that you can close vents in order to save money. What Has Led to This Misconception? Although it’s impossible to say exactly what led to the notion, we think it likely has to do with the levers that are included with most HVAC vents. Since you can open and close them, then it must be a
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How to Save Money on Energy Bills This Winter

If you are looking to save money on energy bills this winter, there a number of things you can do. Use the Sun for Heat Keep the curtain open for any south-facing windows during the winter to bring free heat into the home. Be sure to close them once the sun goes down, in order to keep the heat inside. Use a Ceiling Fan It may seem strange to turn a fan on during the winter months, but homes that have better airflow can actually be more energy efficient. With a ceiling fan, you have more control over the airflow
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The Wonderful Invention of Furnaces

There’s nothing better than walking into a warm and cozy home on a cold, wintry day. Down here in Kennesaw, Georgia, we tend to have short, mild winters, but the temperature can get downright bone-chilling. To ensure your home is kept at a comfortable, warm temperature, you’ll need to have preventative maintenance performed on it on a regular basis. Have you ever set back for a moment and considered what it was like before the wonderful invention of furnaces? Here at Controlled Climate Services, we took the time to do a bit of research on the invention of furnaces and
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