What’s Included in HVAC Maintenance?

March 25, 2020

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.

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5 HVAC System Noises That Are Signs Something Is Wrong

March 25, 2020

When your HVAC system has a problem, it may take a little while for you to notice the issue. Often, one of the first warning signs is hearing a strange noise coming from your HVAC equipment. You never want to hear your HVAC system making one of these sounds because it can mean that something is not working properly. 1. Frequent Clicking It is common to hear a single click as the unit turns on and off, but more constant clicking over and over is an issue. This means that your relay or electrical

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How to Save Money on Energy Bills This Winter

March 25, 2020

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

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

March 25, 2020

Finding ways to improve the indoor air quality of your home will reduce allergens and create a much healthier environment for your family. The quality of air inside your residence can quickly become stale during the winter months due to the lack of airflow. However, you can avoid these problems by looking at a few simple ways to improve the air quality of your indoor environment. 1. Keep Your Home Clean One of the best ways to improve the quality of air inside a home is to keep a clean house. Cleaning your home

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

March 25, 2020

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

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Why Is My Heater Leaking Water?

March 25, 2020

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

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10 Steps to a Green Home

March 25, 2020

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

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How To Change a Furnace Filter

March 25, 2020

With regular maintenance, your furnace can last for many years. Changing its filter is a cost-effective way to ensure this and to improve your equipment’s performance. The filter prevents airborne debris from the coating and clogging your furnace’s major components. This is vital to proper operation. Besides protecting the equipment, the filter also protects you. It vastly improves your indoor air quality and reduces the particles, pollutants, and allergens you breathe in. You can replace your furnace filter in a few easy steps. All you really need is a new air filter and a few minutes of

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5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

March 25, 2020

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

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HVAC Tips for the Holidays

March 25, 2020

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

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