Your Heating System has a SECRET about Saving Energy, Saving Money, and even Saving Lives!


Is your heating system Keeping secrets from you? We can help you find out…..by looking for things  you can’t see, can’t hear – and sometimes can’t even smell.

During months of disuse,  a heating system routinely gets its fill of rust, scale, and gunk. Your system efficiency takes a hit, and that uses more energy dollars and decreases your home comfort.

There are also other serious potential problems – namely, carbon monoxide leaks.  This odorless gas takes lives every year, but can be discovered with a simple test.

Here’s the solution… LET Wilson Air Conditioning Service, Inc. treat you to the most complete Tune-up available.  It includes:

  • 21-point “Engery Squeezer” tune-up. ($84.95) The Best!
  • Carbon Monoxide check  ($19.95) A season’s security.
  • Free standard 1″ or 2″ filter ($20 value) Cleaner, healthier air!
  • Water Heater check ($25)
  • Plus much more (because we’ve got a lot to say about good service!).
DOUBLE BONUS: Schedule your tune-up this week and you’ll also get a FREE subscription to our newsletter full of tips for saving money and increasing your home comfort and safety.  Just call 770-943-1613 now, or schedule your appointment online http://www.wilsonac.com
Even if you don’t call us to check for deadly Carbon Monoxide, please have it done.  Be safe this winter!
Call us now at 770-943-1613
Coming soon – Exposure to Carbon Monoxide Everyday.

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HVAC contractor, serving the communities of Powder Springs, Marietta, Paulding and Douglas counties dispels six consumer misconceptions pertaining to preventative maintenance.

>> FALSE: Preventative maintenance for heating and air conditioning is a marketing gimmick, established by HVAC contractors to ensure more business.

On the contrary, preventative maintenance represents numerous advantages. An annual AC checkup assures energy conservation and lowers utility bills, while extending the units’ shelf life. In other words, regular checkups improve an AC’s performance.

>> FALSE: Deferring HVAC maintenance economizes energy costs.

When loose parts, an accumulation of debris, and/or corrosion go undetected on an AC due to lack of maintenance, homeowners should expect higher energy bills as well as a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning system. Preventative maintenance entails cleaning the air conditioner and conducting diagnostics to make sure it is operating properly and efficiently.

>> FALSE: It is necessary to change the furnace’s air filter once…

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6 Misconceptions of HVAC Preventative Maintenance


HVAC contractor, serving the communities of Powder Springs, Marietta, Paulding and Douglas counties dispels six consumer misconceptions pertaining to preventative maintenance.

>> FALSE: Preventative maintenance for heating and air conditioning is a marketing gimmick, established by HVAC contractors to ensure more business.

On the contrary, preventative maintenance represents numerous advantages. An annual AC checkup assures energy conservation and lowers utility bills, while extending the units’ shelf life. In other words, regular checkups improve an AC’s performance.

>> FALSE: Deferring HVAC maintenance economizes energy costs.

When loose parts, an accumulation of debris, and/or corrosion go undetected on an AC due to lack of maintenance, homeowners should expect higher energy bills as well as a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning system. Preventative maintenance entails cleaning the air conditioner and conducting diagnostics to make sure it is operating properly and efficiently.

>> FALSE: It is necessary to change the furnace’s air filter once a year.

Air filters embody a vital role in the promotion of clean air quality. To optimize the HVAC’s performance, heating and air conditioning professionals advise monthly replacement of the air filter.

>> FALSE: As long as an air conditioner releases some type of air, it is working fine.

Anytime an air conditioner does not emit chilly air, it is an indication of a bigger problem.

>> FALSE: Poor indoor air quality does not influence allergies asthmatic symptoms and other respiratory ailments.

Medical research and studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency report that many U.S. households have poorer IAQ than some industrial parks.

>> FALSE: Heating and cooling membership service contracts are a waste of time and money.

No. It hinges on the level of experience and service that the HVAC contractor provides. In the counties of Cobb, Paulding and Douglas, many homeowners deem Wilson Air Conditioning Service, Inc.’s membership programs to be quite cost compatible. For instance, Wilson’s “Platinum Energy Saver’s Club” membership includes free system cleanings, 20% discounts on repairs, and priorty service.

Wilson Air Conditioning Service Inc. is a heating and air conditioning contractor with more than four decades of experience. Their preventative maintenance memberships offers privileges as well as service guarantees. Wilson serves the communities of Cobb, Douglas, Paulding counties and most of west metro Atlanta, call us today at 770-943-1613.

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Programmable Thermostats: Program Your Savings

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Programmable Thermostats: Program Your Savings


Heating and cooling your home consumes a lot of energy — roughly half of an average home’s energy use, according to the Department of Energy. This translates to big costs for electricity and heating fuels, especially as electricity and fossil fuel prices continue to rise. But one simple way to lower your heating and cooling bills without sacrificing comfort is by investing in a programmable thermostat.

How Does It Work?

The idea behind a programmable thermostat is simple: why heat or cool your house when there’s nobody around to enjoy it? Programmable thermostats allow you to lower the thermostat in the winter and raise it in the summer during the day when you are at work or at night while you’re sleeping, without having to remember to manually set it each time. You can even set the thermostat to turn the heating or cooling back on shortly before you return from work or wake up, so that you can come home or wake up to a comfortable house.

How Much Will I Save?

Programmable thermostats generally cost between $50 and $140 (not including any installation costs), but these handy devices can save the average American household up to $110 or more annually, making this a very smart investment. For people who install their programmable thermostats themselves, that could translate into a payback period of as little as twelve weeks, but expenses and savings will vary. Even greater savings can be realized by consumers who lower their thermostat by just a few degrees in the winter when they are at home. In fact, for the average household, lowering the thermostat by just one degree in the winter can reduce annual heating costs by up to 5 percent, depending on the heating fuel used.
Of course, using programmable thermostats correctly has proven to be easier said than done. Programmable thermostats do not save any energy (or money) just by being installed — they need to be properly programmed first. And properly programming the thermostat may take a little effort, although many come pre-set to a default energy-saving schedule. Still, a lower utility bill is worth spending a few minutes and dollars by having us properly program and install.  If you’re interested in calculating how much a programmable thermostat can save you this winter, check out ENERGY STAR ’s programmable thermostat consumer calculator. The Department of Energy has more information on its Energy Savers programmable thermostat page.

Contact me to find out more options to save energy on your cooling this summer! 770-943-1613

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How to Keep More Cool Cash (in a HOT Summer)


Before your cooling system kicks into high gear, take a look at how to save money this summer and keep your cool. You’ll like these energy-saving tips…

  • Set your thermostat at 79° or higher. Each degree setting below 78° will increase your energy consumption by approximately 8%.
  • Use bath and kitchen fans sparingly when the air conditioner is operating. They can pull out an entire home’s cooling in one hour.
  • Inspect and clean both the indoor and outdoor coils. The indoor coil is like a magnet because it is constantly wetted during the cooling season. Dirt build on the indoor coil is the single most common cause of poor efficiency. The outdoor coil must also be checked for dirt build and cleaned when necessary.
  • Check the refrigerant level. The fuild circulating in your air conditioner is what keeps your home cool. But like most things under pressure, it tried to escape! If there’s too little or too much refrigerant, your system will not work properly. Call us to check it out for you.
  • Reduce the cooling load. For example, effectively shade south and west windows. When possible, delay heat-generating activities, such as dishwashing, until later in the evening on hot days.
  • Keep the house closed tight during the day. If practical, ventilate at night natural or with fans.

Out with the old, in with the cool

If you have an older central air conditioner (12 years or older), it may cost more in energy and repairs than replacing it with a completely new system.  We have always recommended and installed higher SEER equipment and often, with proper maintenance, our systems can (and do) last 20+ years.

When buying new, choose a model with a high-efficiency rating, such as  system that has an Energy Star® label with SEER ratings of 15 or greater. Other features to look for include:

  • Quiet operation. New ones are much quieter.
  • fan Only” switch, so you can use the unit for nighttime ventilation to substantially reduce air conditioning costs.
  • Filter “check light” to remind you to check filter. Great feature!
  • Automatic-delay fan switch to turn off the fan a few minutes after the compressor turns off.

If you’ll follow a few of these tips or have us evaluate your system, we can show you how to keep even more dollars from going into thin air. This is our job…..to keep you comfortable and save some money! Give us call at 770-943-1613 if we can help you or your friends. Schedule your appointment here http://wilsonac.com/contact.html

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How to avoid 90+% of ALL heating or cooling system failures.


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From Wilson Air Conditioning Service Technician – Jimmy McWhorter.

Dirt. Five year olds love it, plants can’t live without it, and your’re breathing it in every day. Not just breathing it in – you’re paying to inhale the largest cause of home’s duct and allergy problems.

You’re probably thinking that’s an exaggeration.  But the simple truth is that you are paying to run your heating and cooling system, more and more as the weather gets colder or soon – warmer.  And since dirt is the number one cause of system failure – 90% of all failures, in fact- chances are good that dirt is keeping your system from running at peak efficiency.

Before you invest in a family set of gas masks or prepare for a nomadic existence in the Sahara (hey, at least then you’t be paying  for the dirt), you might want to give your heating and cooling professional a call!

“Your system works hard,” says Jimmy McWhorter, it gets dirty and has to be cleaned regularly.  Scheduling the maintenance for your home’s heating and cooling systems is as important as changing the oil in your car – if you don’t do it, eventually you’ll have a breakdown.”

There are a few questions to ask yourself before having your system cleaned:

  • How long has it been since your HVAC system was cleaned? Systems should have regular tune-ups, which most companies can schedule with a Maintenance Agreement (or include cleaning with our Platinum Energy Saver’s Club membership)
  • Are there pets in the home?
  • Do any family members experience burning eyes, nose, or throat while in the house?
  • Does your climate have high humidity?
  • Do any family members show symptoms of mild to severe allergies?

Jimmy says “System failure caused by dirt, as well as expensive repairs, can be avoided with a little preventative maintenance. Most people don’t realize how much money they will save by making sure their system is clean and runs efficiently.”

Learning the precautions are part of Wilson’s effort to educate the public on how to save time, energy, and money.  Wilson Air Conditioning Service wants to show homeowners certain neglected maintenance items  can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs and/or complete system replacement.

You can get Jimmy out to inspect your system, plus receive other energy saving tips by call us at 770-943-1613 or visiting wilsonac.com.

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