The winter has been especially cold this year, and luckily for residents in and around the Atlanta area, our heating and cooling company has worked around the clock to ensure your home stays warm. We at Estes are so proud of our team! To keep your system healthy and performing smoothly, there are a few things you can do to keep your home cozy as the temperatures continue to drop.
We understand unexpected breakdowns occur, which is why we offer 24/7 service by our licensed HVAC contractors. With Estes Services by your side, your heating and cooling system will continue to perform efficiently and save you money in the long run.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
The best way to stay warm this winter is to schedule preventative maintenance with a heating and cooling company you trust. Since 1949, Estes Services has led the way in the HVAC industry. Reputation and quality service set us apart, making us the number one heating and cooling company in the Greater Atlanta area. Our HVAC service personnel are NATE-certified with the skills and knowledge you need to keep your system operating for a long time. A clean system performs better and experiences fewer breakdowns when the temperature drops below freezing.
Vital Thermostat Settings
Your thermostat is a powerful tool to aid in keeping your home cozy during the cold weather. As far as the settings go, adjust your thermostat to a lower temperature while you sleep and when you are away from the house during the day. Raise the temperature between 68° and 72° when you and your family are at home. Modified settings ensure you stay warm when necessary and allow your system to rest during times not requiring constant heating.
If you don’t want the hassle of adjusting your thermostat manually, consider installing a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat pays for itself with the amount of money you save on your energy bills in just a short time. You can program settings based on your family’s schedule, which keeps your heating and cooling system performing efficiently. Contact Estes Services for different thermostat options, and we will install a new thermostat quickly!
Heat Loss and Drafts
Homes become drafty the older they get, and those drafts bring in chilly air during the coldest season. The most common places for drafts are around doors and windows. You can address these types of air leaks with proper caulking and weather stripping.
However, you can have air leaks in your HVAC system and not even realize it. Your air ducts are important for the distribution of heat throughout every room in your home. If your ductwork is poorly insulated or unsealed, heat will escape, and cold air will enter into your ducts. If you suspect you have any leaks in your ductwork, schedule service with an Estes Services’ HVAC contractor to assist you in locating and sealing the leaks. When your home is tightly sealed, and all drafts are eliminated, you will have a warmer home and reduced heating bills.
Check Vents and Dampers
Your heating system moves heat throughout your home via the air ducts and out through the vents. If your vents are covered or blocked by rugs, furniture or other objects, the heat will back up into your ducts, leaving the room cold and throwing off your thermostat reading. You should also make sure your vents and dampers are open to maximize your heating system’s performance.
Many people think closing vents or dampers to certain rooms will reduce heating costs, but it actually does the opposite. Your system was sized for your home before installing it, which means it pumps the amount of heat required for your size home. Closing vents force your system to work harder to supply heat to rooms it can’t get to, increasing your heating costs.
Keep your home warmer this winter and call Estes Services, trusted heating and cooling company for residents in and around Atlanta, Georgia. We have expert HVAC contractors standing by to assist preventative maintenance, repairs and installation of any brand and type of heating and cooling system.