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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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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