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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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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.


Image

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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