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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How Do Furnaces Work?

There are three major categories of furnaces which comprise of electric furnace, gas furnace and oil burning furnace. And today, we’ll take a look at the three to distinguish how they operate individually. Gas Furnaces A pilot light kindles a variety of burners and also in the combustion compartment. The heat these burners make joins the heat exchanger where the heat is distributed to the atmosphere and increases it to the temperature fixed by the thermostat. The purpose of the thermostat is to adjust the air temperature by engaging the machine whenever the temperature falls beneath the stated level. After
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What to Expect from a Furnace Replacement

Buying a new furnace is a stressful event. You know that you need a working furnace, so you can’t put it off when the time comes. But it’s a large expense, and you probably also worry about how much trouble it will be to have the new furnace installed and whether it will interrupt your day-to-day life. Most people only ever have to buy a new furnace once or twice in a lifetime, so it seems like a mystery. Before the Installation Happily, the certified technicians who work at heating and cooling companies have performed those kinds of tasks many
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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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