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Your air conditioning system is going to be vital during the summer time. You will want to make sure that your house is nice and cool and comfortable. This is particularly important if you have older people living in the home. They will want to remain cool if it gets too hot outside, or they may suffer from health complications such as heat stroke. As a result, by ensuring that you have had a proper inspection of your air conditioning system, you can ensure that you do not suffer from a stuffy house. A lot of people will be told that it is important to inspect the system at least once a year. For this, you are going to have to bring a professional in. There are a couple of reasons for using a professional before the summer season comes up as well.
A Working System
Before you decide to get an inspection, make sure that the summer season hasn’t arrived yet. If you are still relying on your heating system, then you will be able to use this down time in order to get an inspection done. This is because you will be able to enjoy a better running machine during the summer. You want your system to be ready and available on your own time and your own demands, so you will need to get it all spruced up before the summer comes. Overall, this is going to make things a little bit easier.
You Can Enjoy the Comfort
If you have to inspect your air conditioning system during the height of summer, then you are going to have to switch it off. This can seriously upset the temperature in your home and cause things to get a little too hot. This is why you need to ensure that you get the job done before the summer time comes to ensure that you can have uninterrupted comfort in your home.
One of the main jobs of your air conditioning system is to ensure that the air circulates properly. If there happen to be any issues with the circulation, then a qualified HVAC professional is going to be able to detect them. This means that you will be able to get these issues sorted out before you actually have to use the machine. If there are any other issues that need to be resolved, then he or she can also take a look at them. Ultimately, you need to make sure that you keep the system running at all times when it is hot. By giving it a little bit of a break and a tune-up, you can ensure that it always works out well.
Overall, it is important to ensure that you always give your system an inspection. The former are just some reasons as to why you should do this before the summer comes. If you want to enjoy the summer to its fullest, then always make sure that you are properly prepared for everything here.
For more details, call 770-422-1900 or click here.
Thank you Commissioner Lee for sending this information with your newsletter! Debbie is looking forward to working with this start up organization! There is such a growing interest in community gardens and this group can help bring gardeners together to catalog garden locations and opportunities as well as share information and resources.
Help us get the word out by mentioning this to your gardening friends and neighbors!
E. Smith wants to make sure your family is prepared for changing weather! We are well into spring and headed into hot, Georgia summers. With the changing temperaturesthunderstorms become common during this time of the year. When the dark clouds roll in, it's important to stay alert as thunderstorms can produce intense lightning and quickly form tornados.
What should you look for?
· Warm, humid temperatures, heavy rainfall and lightning all point to a thunderstorm.
· If you can hear thunder, you’re close enough to be struck by lightning.
How can I stay safe?
· If the weather is favorable for storms, stay inside.
· If you’re outside and cannot get indoors, take shelter in your car.
· Know the 30/30 Rule: go indoors if, after seeing lightning, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.
· Check your home for dead or rotted trees and remove them to avoid fallen trees during storms.
· Listen to the radio or check a mobile app for weather updates.
· Don’t forget about your pets! Doghouses can be struck by lightning and trees can fall, so consider keeping them safe inside.
What about my electronics in the home?
· Unplug all appliances and electronics.
· If appliances and electronics are plugged in, be sure to utilize surge protectors.
· Use battery backups–these will allow electronics to continue running even during a blackout avoiding improper shutdowns.
Don’t miss these exciting shows this month playing at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre!
Make Time 4 Love – 5/11
Starring CBS Atlanta's Markina Brown, watch as Sierra McIntosh chooses whether or not to take a gamble on love.
National Lampoon’s Vacation – 5/24
Follow Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and family as he leads them on a cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park in California.
Brew With A View – 5/31
Meet with friends and enjoy a beverage from the Cobb Terrace!
For event details and ticket information visit earlsmithstrand.org.
E. Smith is a proud sponsor of The Earl Smith Strand Theatre.
Join the Cobb County Master Gardeners at the Eleventh Annual Through the Garden Gate Tour! This is your opportunity to explore seven private gardens and speak with the master designers to get inside gardening tips and expertise! You’ll also enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to visit vendors during the Plant Sale and Garden Faire.
When: May 11, 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: Cobb County Water Department (660 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30060)
Price: $15 per person
E. Smith is a proud sponsor of the Through the Garden Gate Tour. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.cobbmastergardeners.com.
E. Smith is proud of Debbie Abernathy, vice president of E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning, for her involvement in the CrossRoads Community Garden. Through Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County, Debbie works with other gardeners and volunteers to plant flowers, vegetables and fruits to aid the community through education and donation.
Feed the Hungry Garden
10 garden plots are dedicated to food pantry production to deliver fresh, organic produce to community organizations like The Center for Family Resources, Marietta First Christian Church Food Pantry and MUST Ministries.
The garden provides classes and workshops are available for groups looking for the opportunity to learn about gardening, nutrition and other important topics.
People who don’t have space to grow their own gardens have the option to “lease” a garden plot through CrossRoads. Lessees are asked to donate 10 percent of their yield to help the hungry.
Take advantage of E. Smith’s Tune Up Special and be ready for Spring AND Summer.
For just $69.00 we will tune up one system and each additional system is just $50.00. Call us today – this special offer ends May 31, 2013!
Use promo code: SPWEB13
For full details and to get started visit esmithair.com/specials.
HVAC maintenance is a facet of home ownership that many homeowners do not think of much, yet the HVAC unit in your residence is accountable for keeping you warm in the winter months, and keeping you cool in the summertime. Keeping it in peak operating functionality definitely makes life simpler. In order to make certain that everything runs as effectively as it can, it makes good sense to check out preventative HVAC maintenance. Below are 4 ways to stop HVAC repair work with regular maintenance.
Keeps Clutter Out Of the System
See to it that you clean around the outside system routinely. Debris like dust, sticks and dirt can load up on and surrounding the system. When this takes place the system cannot obtain the air it requires to work appropriately. It then begins to work that much harder to obtain the needed air and can induce the unit to go out. Ensure while you are outside your home that you’re consistently inspecting around the unit. Cut back any type of weeds expanding around it and clean sticks and fragments off the unit itself. This basic step can really help your system to breathe a little easier.
Heating pumps, central heating boilers and oil-fired heaters require an annual maintenance check; while cleaner operating gas fired units require a checkup every other year. However in each case, an HVAC servicing company will certainly examine for leakages, filthy filters, rust, residue and rusty electrical calls, cleaning and changing parts as necessary.
Eighty percent of American residences consist of substantial ductwork that snakes in ceilings, floors and walls, making an efficient way to deliver immediate heating or air conditioning. But as harmless and issue free as ductwork may appear to be, it can easily function as a holding ground for dust that, when it is combined with a tiny bit of moisture, it then can create a breeding place for hazardous mildews and microorganisms. While air filters do a good job of keeping debris and dirt from getting back into the air, they do not always gather the tiny mildew fragments and germs that can breed in air return ducts that are not clean. Along with enhancing your health, having an HVAC specialist perform an air duct cleaning can also prolong the life expectancy of your heater by reducing the dust that accumulates amidst its internal operations.
Aged HVAC Unit
In time, everything begins to break down. As your heating unit begins to age, relocating parts will certainly start to wear and begin to make the unit work harder. Eventually this can badly impact the efficiency of your heater. Along with routine maintenance, your heating specialist can change and work on components of your system that would certainly otherwise begin to break down. This enhances the general performance of the unit.
Not only will doing this save you money while utilizing less energy, but HVAC maintenance also permits your house's unit to better maintain a desirable temperature level. Having your HVAC system checked can easily address minor issues before they intensify in to bigger, more expensive problems or even make your whole system fall short when you need it the most.
For more details call 678-269-6293 or click here
E. Smith Vice President and Cobb Master Gardener, Debbie Abernathy is sharing this photo from the CrossRoads Community Garden 2012 growing season.
"Our gardeners were planting and tending their plots ... this photo makes us eager for our 2013 planting day TOMORROW (April 20) after north Georgia's last frost date. Happy gardening :)" - Debbie
Judith in Cobb County got a great call yesterday from her E. Smith Service Technician, Robert. She won the $100.00 Target gift card in our drawing. Robert was glad to make her day with such great news! Thanks Judith, for updating your contact information for us and entering the contest...happy shopping!
E. Smith is ready to draw our $100 Target gift card winner and it could be you! Will you be lucky enough to head out on a Target shopping spree?
Check back in–the winner will be announced on our blog and social media sites tomorrow afternoon!
E. Smith is a proud sponsor of The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! The Strand always has excitng events and performances on the horizion and April is no exception! Ragtime- The Musical, April 12th-28th is a must see! Purchase your tickets HERE!
Ragtime- The Musical "Skinny"
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, “Ragtime” weaves together three distinctly American tales — that of a stifled suburban mother, an inventive Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician — united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Their compelling stories intertwine to form a rich tapestry of hopes and dreams, struggles and triumphs, rhythm and rhyme–set to an epic, Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
Spring is in the air and for many of us that means runny noses, itchy eyes and all things allergies while spending time outside. When you escape into your home, how do you ensure that the particles outside won’t affect you inside?
Allergies are a response from the immune system after reacting to a substance in the environment, such as pollen or dust. Allergies are a common problem and can often be controlled.
It may be difficult keeping your home completely free of particles that affect indoor air quality, but there are steps that can decrease the amount present.
Implement a Few Changes in your Home
Start easy by changing the air filter, or better yet contact E. Smith to discuss enhanced media filters. Aside from allowing the HVAC system to run properly, clean air filters increase air quality allowing good air to circulate while reducing allergens. To be the most effective, put your system on continuous fan so the filters can remove the particles from the air 24 hours a day.
Need to Take an Extra Step?
Heating and air conditioning manufacturers, like Carrier, offer air-purifying systems. Carrier’s award-winning range of purifying systems kill bacteria, keep clean air flow and improve overall indoor air quality. Clean air in the home is important for comfort, quality of life and overall health.
Don’t let allergies keep you down this spring. Click here for more information on indoor air quality!
Air conditioning is something that you will need to consider if you are moving into a new home. Not every home is going to have its own air conditioning unit, primarily because not many people may see it as a necessary addition to the house. If you live in a particularly hot part of the country, then you may not see it this way. As a result, you will want to make sure that you get a system that is going to keep your home cool during the hottest part of the summer. Getting a new system is going to mean shopping around, so you will want to ensure that you take a look at all of the best offers out there and make up your mind carefully.
Before you decide to go out looking for an air conditioner, it is a good idea to keep quality in mind. While there are a lot of low-cost systems out there, they will often not be worth it. This is because these systems will frequently experience problems. They will then end up costing you more money due to repairs. On top of this, they will be less efficient. You want to get a system that is going to last you a long time. Most systems are going to last you about ten years. Make sure to get one that you know is not going to let you down any time soon.
If you want to be sure of brand quality, then you can always take a look at reviews on the Internet. There are lots of different websites that you can go to who will be able to provide you with reviews from various customers. If there happen to be more positive reviews than negative, then this is a good sign. An overabundance of negative reviews is usually a good sign to steer clear.
There are several brands out there that are going to have a good reputation. If you feel like sticking to these in order to be safe, then feel free. A lot of these brands are going to provide you with money-back guarantees and more. They will not only be able to provide you with top quality equipment, but you will also be able to enjoy a much better level of service and even save a bit of money.
A lot of companies will take quality equipment from various brand companies. They will then install them in users’ homes for a fee. If you decide to go with a renowned HVAC company, then you will know that your system is going to work for a long time to come.
Shopping can be difficult and time-consuming, but you will be happy about it when the summer time comes. Air conditioning may be the only thing available to give you a comfortable home during the summer, so always make sure to invest in a good system. The longer that the system lasts, the more money you will save.
For more details call 678-269-6293 or click here
E. Smith is a proud sponsor of Master Gardeners of Cobb County. Debbie Abernathy spearheads this relationship, as she is a Master Gardener herself and an active member of the MG group! Her "green thumb" is one of many in this great organization. Don't miss "Gardener's Night Out" this week! This is a monthly series of evening programs sponsored by Master Gardeners of Cobb County. This month, MG Donna Scott will be hosting a night focused on Ikebana arranging.
What: "Ikebana: Japanese Flower"
When: April 9th from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: South Cobb Regional Library
For more information about this event and other Master Gardeners events, visit their website, http://www.cobbmastergardeners.org/
Receive special financing AND a rebate on your qualifying purchase of an energy-efficient Carrier® heating and/or cooling system when you purchase between March 1 – June 30, 2013.
0% APR with 36 months to pay*
No interest if paid in full within 12 months*
Receive up to $1,450 in rebates with Carrier® Cool Cash*
*for full details and exclusions visit esmithair.com/specials
E. Smith is a proud sponsor of 2013 Glover Park Concert Series! The free concerts offer a variety of musical styles, ideal to entertain family, friends and colleagues. The concerts are held the last Friday of each month April thru September. The line up is full of great entertainment and is sure to make for memorable nights at the square!
Take advantage of E. Smith’s Tune Up Special and be ready for Spring AND Summer. For just $69.00 we will tune up one system and each additional system is just $50.00. Call us today – this special offer ends May 31, 2013 (single-family homes only, cannot be combined with other offers).
Use promo code: SPWEB13
Spring is here and we’re welcoming the breezy, warm air! E. Smith wants to give our readers a few green tips to keep in mind this spring. Implement them into your lifestyle and you can experience some BIG savings!
1. Set your air conditioning to run 1º warmer as the weather heats up – reduce carbon emissions while saving money and energy
2. Use rechargeable batteries
3. Wash your clothes in cold water when possible
4. Plant trees to shade your home, without blocking air conditioning units
5. Turn off lights and fans when you’re not in the room – turn off bathroom and kitchen ventilation fans within 20 minutes