What Causes Indoor Air Quality Problems?

March 25, 2020

Many people may not know this, but air quality indoors can often be more unhealthy than air quality outdoors. And there are many issues that can contribute to problems with air quality indoors. Here are some of the key causes of indoor air quality challenges. Toxic Mold One of the biggest and most forgotten contributors to indoor air quality problems is mold. It’s not just the mold that’s visible on moist surfaces like showers and sinks but also the toxic that’s in hidden areas like behind walls and under the carpet. Mold needs to

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Why You Should Change Your AC Filter

March 25, 2020

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

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5 Sounds That Indicate Repairs Are Needed in an HVAC System

March 25, 2020

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

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How Do You Control Static Electricity in Your Home?

March 25, 2020

What Can You Do About Static Electricity in Your Home? Static electricity represents more than something annoying and, ironically, shocking. Static can be dangerous since it also poses a fire hazard. As a homeowner, you might feel annoyed and worried about static electricity. Don’t feel this way. A few basic steps could cut down on static electricity in your house. Go With An Anti-Static Spray Yes, there is such a thing as a chemical spray that cuts down on static electricity. If the problem is relatively minor, spraying carpets and rugs

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5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

March 25, 2020

AC units, heat pumps, and furnaces seem so self-sufficient. It’s an illusion. They need some simple, regular AC maintenance. Routine inspection of your cooling system by a professional Marietta-based technician is important to help extend the life of your AC unit. But between visits, you can properly care for your system by doing the following: Keep It Clean Do these simple cleaning tasks to extend the life of your AC unit: clean the evaporator coil annually, replace filters at least every two months, whisk a wire brush through the drain channels, and check window

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The Wonderful Invention of Furnaces

March 25, 2020

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 here’s what

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Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Heating System

March 25, 2020

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

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How to Check Your AC Airflow

March 25, 2020

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,

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What Are the Benefits of Product Warranties?

March 25, 2020

When you make a new purchase, you’ll have a warranty on that product. However, many consumers don’t understand the importance of these warranties. Here are some things you should know about new purchases and product warranties. Help Estimate The Cost Of Ownership A warranty is an important part of your new purchase. You need to know the differences between these warranties. Many companies only offer a limited warranty on their products. In most cases, you have an option to purchase an extended warranty. With these warranties, you can predict the long-term costs of your

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Why is My AC Unit Freezing Up in Lumpkin GA?

March 25, 2020

It’s a bizarre sight: your air conditioner is a frozen block of ice, and it’s still reaching temperatures in the 90s in Marietta. It also happens to be when you need it the most! After all, how can something freeze if it’s cranking continuously in high temperatures? This is a sign that something is not quite right since a frozen AC unit is not the norm. This issue should be addressed immediately. Your cooling system could be having a number of issues. Though it appears that the entire equipment is frozen solid, most likely only the evaporator

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