Want the Best Shot at Defeating Discomfort?

Zone in on These Game-Winning Tips!

While collegiate basketball teams across the country are vying for the championship title, don’t just sit on the sidelines. This year, get in on the action by rallying for your own victory—and that’s a more comfortable and energy-efficient home!

Here are some tips that will help you score the comfort and savings you deserve!

Don’t Let Your System Hit the Court Cold!

Before every practice and game, athletes warm up their muscles and joints to avoid injury and to ensure that, when they step out on the court, they’re prepared to play their best.

It’s important your heating and cooling systems warm up, too! Give your unit the best shot to make it through heating or cooling season—injury free—by scheduling the AC or furnace maintenance in Gwinnett County it needs, which includes a preseason inspection and a mid-game checkup.

During our maintenance service, our HVAC pros will thoroughly examine your unit and its parts to ensure it’s game ready. We’ll provide you with an injury report, indicating any issues that could sideline your system. Then, whether it’s a minor tweak or a major adjustment, we’ll rehab your system to get it back in the game.

As stats show, taking time to prepare your unit to hit the court not only prevents injuries but also:

  • Increases your system’s shooting percentage for efficiency
  • Keeps your energy bills from going out of bounds
  • Adds years to your unit’s playing career
  • Leads to full-court coverage of consistent comfort throughout your home

Make Use of Your Time Outs

Even the best players in the world make mistakes. However, a good coach knows when to let a player keep playing and when there’s something seriously wrong with him or her.

The same is true with your HVAC system. If you notice any of the following, you need to quickly call a time out and tend to your heating or cooling system:

  • Your unit is making loud or strange noises.
  • Your cooling system is failing to deliver cool air.
  • Your furnace is blowing cold air.
  • Your home is failing to maintain the set temperature.
  • There’s an increase of dry air and dust in your home.

The sooner you call Bolton’s techs over to check out your system, the quicker we can address the issue and get your system back in the game. This fast response to the need for a repair also prevents a minor problem from leading to a career-ending injury.

Know When It’s Time to Hang Up Your System’s Jersey

Your comfort system is an investment. So, we know you want to get as much playing time out of your unit as possible before you need to retire its number. However, there comes a point where the benefit of cutting your heating or cooling system from your roster outweighs the financial burden of keeping your aged system on your team.

Look out for the following signs indicating it’s time for your unit to head to the locker room for good:

  • Your unit has been in the game for 10 or more years.
  • Your energy bills are on the rise, causing your budget to go into overtime.
  • Your unit keeps getting injured and needs frequent repairs.
  • Your unit shoots for consistent temperatures from room to room but delivers air balls.

You can’t be victorious in your pursuit of total comfort when you’re playing a man down. That’s why Bolton is here to assist you with your system replacement. We’ll work with you to recruit the heating or cooling system that your comfort team needs to return to the court stronger and better than ever!

The Ball Is in Your Court Now!

Are you committed to defeating discomfort? Prove it. From addressing your unit’s need for a repair to scheduling AC or furnace maintenance in Fulton County, contact J.R. Bolton today by filling out our online form or calling us at 770.268.2010!

Don’t ‘Fur-get’ About Your Pet This V-Day!

Here Are 4 Ways to Show Love for Your Furry Friend

February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, which is dedicated to reminding us that we have an obligation to take care of and protect our pets. Ensuring your pet is healthy, happy and safe begins at home, which means this responsibility goes hand-in-hand with being a good homeowner.

As avid pet lovers and home experts, J.R. Bolton Services can help you take care of your pets and your home. From heating system installations in Gwinnett County to gas furnace repairs in DeKalb County, we offer all of the services you need to be the best pet and homeowner possible.

For the Love of Your Furry Friend—Follow These Tips!

Here are four tips for making sure your home and pets are happy and safe:

  • Replace your HVAC filter: If you have one or more pets that shed, it’s important to replace HVAC filters frequently. If you don’t replace them, you run the risk of clogs. Pet hair can build up quickly and cause problems. Replacing your filters every three months, along with regularly cleaning and dusting, can work wonders. Order your filters here! You also might want to consider switching to reusable filters that can be washed out with water.
  • Pet proof your HVAC system: Keep dogs and outside cats away from your HVAC unit. From urinating on the fins to excessively scratching at the unit, your pet can cause real damage. Unless you can train your pet to stay away from the outside unit, you need to protect it. Consider a small fence or landscaping to prevent pets from gaining easy access.
  • Keep your home free of pet hair: Bathe and brush pets regularly to reduce the amount of pet hair in your home. Vacuum or sweep at least once a day to keep fur under control. This will help prevent pet hair from clogging filters.
  • Hide or wrap wiring: Hanging wires are hazardous to your pets. Make sure lose/hanging wires are out of your pet’s reach. You can hide them behind furniture or inside TV stands. If that doesn’t work, you should consider buying spiral cord wraps to protect your pet—and to protect the cords from your pet’s sharp teeth. 

We’re Your Matchmakers for Peace of Mind!

It’s important to create a safe haven for you and your pets. You can rely on the team at J.R. Bolton to keep your heating and cooling systems running reliably, efficiently, affordably and safely with our outstanding repairs, replacements, installations and maintenance service, including furnace maintenance in Fulton County and beyond.

Some pet owners, especially those with asthma, allergies and other respiratory-related issues, often struggle with breathing problems because of their pets. At J.R. Bolton, we also specialize in indoor air quality products and services to keep the air in your home as clean, fresh and allergen-free as possible. Plus, we offer free indoor air quality inspections to get you on the right track.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment for a free IAQ inspection or one of our other high-quality services, contact us online or call us at 770.268.2010.

Want to Kiss Discomfort Goodbye?

Learn How to Ring in Problem-Free Comfort in 2020

The ball has dropped. This means, if you want to make 2020 the most comfortable and affordable one yet, now is the time to get that ball rolling and get your home in tip-top shape—and J.R. Bolton is here to help!

Here’s where to start.

Stop Last Year’s Heating Problems From Taking Over This Year’s Serenity

First things first—let’s take inventory. Think back to last winter. Did you notice any of the following inside your home?

  • Your heating system is making strange noises.
  • There are uneven temperatures throughout your home.
  • Your energy bills have continued to increase at a steep rate.
  • Your home isn’t maintaining the set temperature.
  • Your heating system is delivering cool air.
  • There’s an increase of dry air and dust in your home.

If so, don’t cross your fingers and hope the problem will resolve itself. These are all warning signs that your heater needs a repair and you should consider contacting our HVAC company in Gwinnett County as soon as possible. The longer you let the problem linger, the more likely it will escalate into a larger, more costly issue.

Our professionals at J.R. Bolton are expertly trained to handle heating system repairs. So, you can trust we’ll accurately identify the reason your furnace or heat pump is acting awry and address the problem accordingly—and you can relax.

Tricks to Prepare for Heating Season

Cold weather hasn’t arrived in the Atlanta area yet. But it’s time to ensure your furnace is ready to run at top efficiency when the temperatures drop. Follow our top tips for supreme comfort:

  • Change your unit’s filter: A clogged or dirty filter forces your system to work harder to heat your home. This unnecessary strain compromises its lifespan and increases its risk of needing costly repairs or a premature replacement. Avoid this by changing the filter every four to six months. By doing so, you’ll enjoy more dependable heating, improved operational efficiency, better airflow and lower energy bills. You can order replacement filters here.
  • Schedule annual maintenance with J.R. Bolton: Our professionals will perform a thorough inspection during which we’ll examine your system, inside and out, to reveal any existing problems that need to be addressed. We’ll also give it the TLC it needs to prevent future performance issues caused by blockages, failing parts and other problems. By the time we leave, we can guarantee your system will be in peak working condition.

These steps keep you cozy and also provide:

  • A longer system lifespan
  • Lower monthly energy bills
  • Higher energy- and cost-efficiency
  • Elimination of unexpected breakdowns
  • … And so much more!

Let’s Toast to 365 Days of Pure Bliss!

J.R. Bolton wants to help you celebrate a more comfortable home all year long. The new year already is underway, so don’t wait to contact us online or call us at 770.268.2010. Schedule furnace maintenance in Fulton County with us today!

3 Mistakes ’Yule’ Be Sorry to Make!

Protect Yourself & Your Budget This Holiday Season

Believe it or not, saving money during the holidays is possible!

At J.R. Bolton, we know water heaters inside and out, which is why we’re the go-to company for water heater installations in Gwinnett County. We also want to help save you serious cash by avoiding these costly water heater mistakes!

Mistake #1: Tuning Out Your Water Heater’s Cry for Help!

Are there strange noises coming from your water heater? If so, don’t ignore them! Loud popping, hissing or banging noises are your water heater’s way of telling you that it needs your attention. Often, these noises indicate there’s severe sediment buildup in your water heater tank.

Sediment buildup forces your water heater to work harder to heat the water in its tank, leading to more frequent cold showers and higher energy bills. At J.R. Bolton, we can help remove this sediment by flushing the tank.

You should have your tank flushed once a year. It also should be flushed if you notice any of the following signs:

  • It’s taking longer to reheat your water.
  • There’s rattling when your unit is operating.
  • Water pressure isn’t as powerful as it used to be.
  • Sediment is visible in your hot water.

Not only will flushing your tank put an end to your unit’s strange noises, it also will:

  • Increase your unit’s energy- and cost-efficiency
  • Lead to longer-lasting hot water—even during heavy usage
  • Generate more powerful flow for your water
  • Lower monthly energy bills
  • Minimize the need for repairs
  • … And more!

Call us to schedule water heater maintenance today!

Mistake #2: Setting the Water Temperature Too High

The more, the merrier, right? Not when it comes to your water heater’s temperature. The more you crank up your water heater’s temperature, the more energy it uses to produce hot water for your home—and there’s nothing merry about that! Also, when your water temperature is too high, it can cause the pressure inside the tank to rise to dangerous levels, which can lead to leaks that put your safety and your budget in harm’s way.

So, what is the right temperature for your water heater? Well, the Department of Energy considers any temperature over 120 degrees too high for most households. Unfortunately, some water heater manufacturers ignore the DOE’s recommendation, selling water heaters preset to 140 degrees when installed. This 20-degree increase can cost you an additional $30 to $60 annually! We can make sure your new water heater is set to the proper temperature for you.

Mistake #3: Operating an Aged Water Heater

As a water heater ages, its efficiency decreases. So, with every year that passes, your water heater must work harder and use more energy to meet your hot water needs, which can boost your energy bills. If your system is at least 10 years old, that’s when it could significantly affect your budget. This is when you should consider replacing your water heater. A new, more efficient system will save you a bundle.

Here are some clear signs it’s time to replace your water heater:

  • It’s 10 or more years old.
  • Your hot water consistently turns icy cold before you finish showering.
  • Your water heater is making odd noises.
  • Your energy bills have jumped significantly.

Contact J.R. Bolton Today!

Another mistake you don’t want to make is not calling J.R. Bolton for your water heater needs. Schedule your tank flushing, tankless water heater maintenance or water heater replacement in Gwinnett County with Georgia’s water heater experts by contacting us online or calling us at 770.268.2010 today!

Make the Holidays Less ‘Ruff’ for Your Pet—and Yourself!

Check Out These Stress-Relieving Tips

Some things are just inevitable during the holidays—like travel, houseguests and loud noises. This trio of annoyances can stress more than just your family. They can stress your pets, too!

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Our team at J.R. Bolton Services is here to help manage both yours and your furry friend’s holiday stress with these tips!

Comfort Everyone With a Cozy Home

Temperature plays a major role in keeping family and pets calm. Maybe you’re tough enough to bear the chillier temperatures at this time of year, but most people and pets aren’t—which is why it’s important you keep your home warm and cozy.

From heating system installations in Gwinnett County to gas furnace repairs in DeKalb County, J.R. Bolton offers all of the heating services Greater Atlanta residents need to attain—and maintain—a comfy home that will keep families snug throughout the holiday season and beyond.

Create a Safe Retreat for Your Pet

Create a comfy, safe space in your home that’s solely dedicated for your pet. From a separate room to an exclusive area, this designated space will be your dog’s or cat’s saving grace, providing them with a place to retreat to if they become overwhelmed.

Here are some tips for creating this safe retreat:

  • Pick a spot that works for your pet: No two animals are the same. So, when picking a safe retreat, take into account your pet’s distinct space preferences. For example, some pets favor a room with plenty of windows, while others prefer a quieter space with less light.
  • Provide plenty of comfort items: These are objects that give your pet comfort and enjoyment, such as his or her bed, favorite toys, articles of clothing that smell like you, fuzzy blankets, etc.
  • Pet-proof the area: Make sure your pet’s space isn’t just comfy—but also safe! Remove anything your animal could get entangled in or would cause harm if chewed or eaten.
  • Don’t forget entertainment: Animals get bored without activities to occupy their time. Provide your pet with activities so they don’t get bored and will boost a positive association with the space. For dogs, consider food puzzles and long-lasting chews. For cats, remember their scratching posts and other toys.
  • Keep your expectations reasonable: This space is supposed to alleviate your pets’ stress. However, leaving your pet alone for too long in this space could have the opposite effect. To avoid causing stress, make sure to give your pet breaks, such as walks or play sessions.

Stick to Your Routine

Deviating from your routine can leave you feeling out of sorts. It’s the same for your pets. With a packed holiday calendar, sticking to a time schedule can be difficult. So, create a routine that’s predictable for your pets—but flexible for you—by correlating meals, walks and playtime with certain actions. For example, feed or play with your pet as soon as you get out of bed. Your pet will associate you waking up with this specific action, providing consistency for them but flexibility for you.

Stop Stress by Contacting J.R. Bolton Today!

Taking time to provide for your pet’s social, physical and emotional needs during the busy holiday season can result in a less-stressed animal—and more peace of mind for you. The same is true for your heating system.

Whether you’re hosting the holidays or not, there are a lot of anxieties that come with preparing for the holidays. The last thing you need is an unexpected stressor on your plate. So, don’t wait until minutes before guests arrive or you’re about to walk out the door to check on your heating system. Doing so could lead to havoc. If you find your system isn’t operating properly—or at all, you’ll be stuck with a real emergency that requires immediate HVAC help. Of course, if this happens, you can count on our team. But, in order to avoid this worry altogether, we recommend you contact us now to schedule a preseason tune-up for your heating system.

Reduce holiday stress with a comfy home today! Contact us online or call us at 770.268.2010 to schedule gas furnace or heat pump services in DeKalb County and beyond.

Scared Your Heating System Will Fail You?

Ease Your Fears With Our Preventive Maintenance Plan

You know what frightens our team at J.R. Bolton the most about this time of year? The alarming number of people who have yet to schedule furnace maintenance in Fulton County.

Entering Georgia’s chillier months without giving your heating system the preseason maintenance it needs is a monstrous mistake. Units that aren’t properly prepared for winter are more likely to cause comfort loss, unnecessarily high energy bills, costly repairs, premature system replacements and more!

HVAC maintenance should be performed every six to 12 months to keep your system operating at its best and is the key to:

  • Adding years to your system’s lifespan
  • Improving your unit’s efficiency
  • Stopping minor repairs before they turn into blood-curdling issues
  • Preventing your energy bills from escalating
  • Lowering monthly energy bills
  • Reducing the likelihood of costly breakdowns
  • … And so much more!

At J.R. Bolton, we’re aware that the cost of staying on top of your unit’s maintenance needs can add up. But have no fear. Our professional maintenance agreement is here—and it’s designed to help you scare away comfort loss at a less-frightening price.

Get a Glimpse of Our Preventive Maintenance Agreement

Our professional maintenance agreement is designed to make it easy for you to stay on top of your unit’s TLC needs. As a member, not only will you receive two professional maintenance visits per year, but we’ll also automatically schedule your spring and fall tune-ups for you. Plus, we’ll send you a service reminder by e-mail, text or personal phone call.

But that’s not all. Joining our maintenance agreement comes with these treats, too:

  • Priority scheduling
  • Access to on-call technicians after hours for emergencies
  • 10% discount on any needed HVAC repairs
  • 10% discount on indoor air quality accessories (humidifiers, air cleaners, etc.)
  • Free blower door infiltrometer testing to track down sources of energy loss (limited appointments available for qualified customers)
  • Protection of manufacturer warranties

Unlike many other companies, we don’t require our preventive maintenance members to sign a crazy contract. You can cancel your plan at any time!

The Technicalities of Our Technicians’ Job

During your heating tune-up, we’ll perform a 21-plus point inspection, which includes:

  • Cleaning and inspecting burners and furnace cabinets
  • Checking, testing and adjusting all safety controls
  • Testing gas pressure and furnace combustion
  • Cleaning heat exchanger as needed
  • Adjusting airflow for proper temperature rise
  • Lubricating all motors, bearings and fans as needed
  • … And more!

Our preventive maintenance agreement not only keeps your heating system in tip-top shape. It covers TLC for your air conditioner, too!

For your air conditioner, we’ll:

  • Clean air filters
  • Run & check cooling cycle operation
  • Test for proper airflow
  • Monitor pressure levels for proper refrigerant charge
  • Inspect cooling coils, motors, bushings and blower wheel
  • Tighten & verify electrical connections
  • Validate unit’s efficiency and cleanliness
  • … And more!

We also provide maintenance for water heaters and fireplaces. Call us to learn the details.

With Us, Dependable System Operation Isn’t Just ‘Witchful’ Thinking

Prevent a hair-raising catastrophe this heating season by contacting us online or calling us at 770.268.2010 to schedule furnace maintenance in Gwinnett County!

Having Trouble Sleeping?

Your Friends at J.R. Bolton Share the A, B, Zzz’s of Better Sleep

Do you ever have trouble sleeping? You’re not alone—and it’s not good. Lack of sleep can affect your concentration and cause accidents. Chronic sleep problems can result in a host of health problems, including heart disease, strokes and diabetes. So, it’s important to solve your sleep problems before they get out of hand.

At J.R. Bolton, we want our customers to sleep easy tonight—and every night. So we’re sharing some helpful tips.

AC Makes Good Sleep Ea’Zzz’

Did you know temperature plays a major role in sleeping? It’s true!

Warm air sabotages your sleep. It causes you to wake up frequently throughout the night and causes your heart rate and blood pressure to rise. Cool air helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and enjoy better quality rest.

So, what temperature is the best? According to the National Sleep Foundation, the ideal nighttime temperature for your home is between 60 and 68 degrees. Our team at J.R. Bolton offers the air conditioning services Fulton County residents need to achieve the chilled relief a perfect night’s sleep requires.

You ‘Bed’ter Stay Away From These Rest-Ruiners

Securing a good night’s sleep starts long before you crawl into bed. There are a number of external factors that can sabotage your sleep. To prevent them from interfering with your rest, you should avoid many of them hours before your head hits the pillow.

Here’s how far ahead you should put these sleep-interfering habits to bed:

  • Six hours: Stop drinking tea, coffee, soda and other sources of caffeine
  • Three hours: Stop drinking alcohol
  • Two hours: Finish eating dinner; stop exercising.
  • One hour: Stop working, studying and stressing. Turn off your phone, tablet and other electronics.

Snack Before You Hit the Sack

A grumbling stomach will keep you up at night. Put your hunger to bed with a cup of decaffeinated tea, a glass of water or a light snack. Consider honey, nuts or dairy products. These three snacks contain compounds that may induce sleep.

Shut Out the Lights Before Shutting Your Eyes

Lights not only make it harder for you to fall asleep, they also prevent you from getting the deep sleep you need.

Light tells your body to awaken rather than rest. Streetlights, lamps, cellphone screens and other light sources mimic the brightness of the sun, which is what tells your brain to stop producing melatonin—an essential hormone for a good night’s sleep. Switch off your TV, put your phone face down, invest in thicker curtains or do whatever you can to keep your room dark. If you do, you’ll be out like a light.

Free Your Mind of Clutter

Ever find yourself awake at night and unable to turn off your thoughts? From reliving the day’s events to worrying about tomorrow’s to-dos, a racing mind puts you on track for a sleepless night. Keeping a notepad near your bed can help clear your mind. If you’re consumed by your thoughts, use your notepad to write them down. That way, they can spend the night on paper—instead of on your mind.

We’re Your (Better) Sleep Partner

At J.R. Bolton, we deliver the air conditioning services Gwinnett County residents need to turn their dream of endless chilled relief into a reality. But that’s not all. We will put your comfort-loss worries to bed with our maintenance plan.

If you sign up for a maintenance plan between now and Sept. 30, you’ll receive a FREE analysis of your HVAC system with computerized results. That’s a $339 value!

Don’t miss out on one more night of great sleep—or this limited-time deal. Contact us online or call us at 770.268.2010 today!

The Ultimate Homeowner Cheat Sheet

Study These Tips to Ace Your Next Test

Summer break is coming to a close and kids across Gwinnett County are heading back to school.

Students aren’t the only ones who need to hit the books, though. Homeowners should, too! As a homeowner, you’re constantly being put to the test by home-related problems. The only way to certify you make the right choice for your home is to study up.

To get you started, our team at J.R. Bolton Services put together a brief study guide, which incorporates questions our customers have frequently come across.

Should I Repair or Replace My Existing System?

Your air conditioner isn’t acting right. You know the only way to get it back on track is to give your unit the AC service it needs. But which service is that? Will scheduling air conditioning repair service in Gwinnett County get your system up and running again? Or, is it time to start looking for a new system?

With these strategies, you’ll have this in the bag:

  • Find out your unit’s age. A typical air conditioner’s lifespan is 10 to 15 years. If your unit it less than 10 years old, lean toward a repair—unless your unit is out of warranty and experiences a catastrophic failure. If your cooling system is more than 10 years old, replacing your unit could eliminate the risk of facing unnecessarily high energy bills and costly repairs in the near future.
  • Calculate percentages. Choose to replace your system if the repair costs 30% of a new system purchase. Older, less-efficient systems use more, higher priced electricity, which leads to higher energy bills. Compare your energy bills over time. If you notice your utility bills have doubled or increased even more, it’s time to replace your unit.
  • Keep an eye out for warning signs. An air conditioner isn’t good at hiding its age. Its efficiency and performance decrease as the years pass. Although your unit will kick into overdrive, working tirelessly to meet your comfort demands, it will begin showing clear signs it needs to be replaced: runs constantly yet fails to reach and maintain the set temperature; causes inconsistent temperatures throughout your home; and needs frequent and costly repairs.

How Can I Cut My Energy Bills?

Cooling and heating your home consumes about 44% or more of your energy bill. In fact, the average U.S. household spends half of its utility bill on keeping its indoor space comfortable. So, how can you cut down your energy bills and save some cash?

Upgrade to a new air conditioner. Today’s units are designed to use less energy. In comparison to units that are 10 years old or more, Energy Star systems operate up to 60% more efficiently. This means you pay 60% less every month to keep your home cool. To find out just how much money you can save on your energy bills with a new top-of-the-line brand unit, give us a call today!

Discover how you can cut your energy bills even further by scheduling a free home energy audit with our team at J.R. Bolton. Our techs will evaluate your home and recommend energy efficiency measures.

Following through with our recommendations will lead to more cash in your wallet. Check out this quick fact sheet for possible savings:

  • Save up to $250 a year by properly insulating your home.
  • Cut your power use by 15% to 35% by choosing Energy Star-certified appliances and fixtures. For example, an Energy Star-certified ceiling fan is 60% more energy efficient than a standard ceiling fan.
  • Save 15% or more on your monthly utility bills by dropping your water heater from 140 degrees to 120 degrees.
  • Save up to $180 a year by installing a programmable thermostat.
  • Save $100 a year by changing your system’s filters every three months.
  • Save over $100 a year by unplugging electronics when they’re not in use.
  • Switch to more energy-efficient light bulbs. LED light bulbs use 84% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last 25 times longer.

How Do I Select the Right HVAC System?

When it comes to purchasing a new heating or cooling system, size matters. If a unit is too large for your home, it will short cycle, which means it will shut off before it finishes running through a full cycle. This is bad because it causes your energy bills to skyrocket, leads to more humidity in your home and takes years off of your unit’s lifespan. On the other hand, a unit that’s too small for your home will struggle to keep your space cool. This forces the unit to overwork itself, increasing the risk of frequent and costly repairs or worse—a premature replacement. However, a unit that’s sized perfectly for your indoor space will effortlessly deliver uniform chilled relief throughout your entire home.

Selecting the right unit it only half of the battle. It’s also crucial that your unit is installed correctly. At J.R. Bolton, we make the entire installation process no sweat. We deliver air conditioning installation service to Gwinnett County and beyond that is no sweat. Our expert techs will evaluate your home’s layout and your comfort needs. Using this information, we’ll guide you toward the perfect sized system for your home—and we’ll install your new system flawlessly the first time, too!

Get Your Pencil & Paper Ready. Here’s How to Contact Us!

Want to learn more tips and tricks? Scroll through our blog or you can give us a call and one of our experts will help you out. As always, if you need to schedule AC service, please contact us online or call us at 770.268.2010 today!

Is Your Pet Making Your Home ‘Danderous’?

Sniff Out Tips to Keep Your Home & Family Healthy

Everyone has a pet peeve. At J.R. Bolton, our biggest pet peeve is when homeowners allow their indoor air quality to go to the dogs—or the cats or whatever furry friend resides in your home.

Sure, owning a pet has a lot of perks—unconditional love, companionship, stress relief and more. But putting up with pet dander is not one of them. As dander spreads through your home, it nibbles away at your home’s IAQ and your family’s health—aggravating allergies and causing an array of uncomfortable symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, rashes and more.

Here are a few ways you can protect your family and your home:
• Regularly vacuum and clean your house.
• Groom your pet every four to six weeks to reduce dander.
• If bathing isn’t an option, try a dander remover spray.
• Use a rag to wipe down baseboards, ceilings, walls and furniture with an all-purpose cleaner.
• Cover your bedding with allergy-free covers.
• Install a HEPA air purifier.

… And, last but not least, remember to change your HVAC unit’s air filter at a MINIMUM every three months! If you have lots of pets or extra furry pets, a monthly filter change is recommended.

Why Do I Need to Change My Air Filter?

Failing to replace your HVAC unit’s air filter results in less efficient operation. A dirty filter forces your cooling system to work harder to keep your home cool, resulting in unnecessarily high energy bills. Also, this excess strain your system endures leads to frequent problems, or worse, the need to schedule air conditioning installation service in Fulton County long before it would otherwise be necessary.

A new filter makes it easier for an air conditioner to circulate and deliver chilled relief throughout your home. It also:
• Leads to a healthier indoor environment with cleaner, fresher air
• Prevents dust and dirt from building up in your air ducts
• Keeps dust, pollen and other airborne particles from entering your home
• … And so much more!

Perk Up Your Ears for an Easier Way to Manage Your Filter Change

Thanks to our partnership with FilterFetch, fetching a new filter for your air conditioner is no sweat. This online filter store delivers professional-grade filters directly to your door every two, three or four months! On top of fast, free delivery of filters, FilterFetch will send you an automatic email reminder when it’s time to change your filter!

FilterFetch makes it easy for you to find the right filter with its four-step, filter-finder survey. During Steps 1 and 2, you’ll be prompted to choose your filter length, width, thickness and quality. In Step 3, you’ll be asked to choose how often you would like to receive a new filter—every two, three or four months. Then, the survey concludes with Step 4, where you add the filter to your cart. It’s really that simple!

Ready to Get a Leg Up on Your IAQ?

Our team at J.R. Bolton is your companion for a healthy home—and a comfortable one, too! To sign up for FilterFetch, visit our website and click the Filter Store link at the top of the page.

To learn more about FilterFetch or to schedule air conditioning services in Fulton County, contact us online or call us at 770.268.2010 today!

Three Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make!

Discover How to Avoid These Common AC Replacement Errors

Here’s some cool news: Thanks to ever-evolving technology, today’s air conditioning systems can be twice as efficient as those from 10 years ago. This means they run cleaner, quieter and save you money with lower monthly energy bills.

So, how do you know when it’s time to upgrade? Good question. Here are some signs that you’ll benefit from an air conditioner replacement:

  • If your unit is over 10 years old.
  • It requires frequent repairs.
  • It creates warm and cold spots throughout your house.
  • It turns on and off constantly.
  • It’s noisy while operating.
  • Your energy bills are consistently rising from month to month.

Upgrading to a new air conditioner leads to a more comfortable home, significant savings, peace of mind and more! However, at J.R. Bolton, we know purchasing a new air conditioner is an investment—and it’s certainly one worth protecting. That’s why, as the team you can count on for delivering reliable air conditioning services in DeKalb County, we are committed to protecting you from following in the footsteps of many homeowners.

Here are three big AC replacement mistakes you don’t want to make.

1. Buying the Wrong Size Air Conditioner

When you’re choosing a new air conditioner, size does matter. When it comes to keeping your home cool, too large of a unit will short cycle while too small of a system will overwork itself. In both cases, these wrong sized units will fail to meet your comfort demands.

Operating the wrong size unit leads to a significant loss of efficiency, high utility bills, a buildup of mold in your ductwork, a shorter lifespan and inconsistent temperatures throughout your home. On the other hand, operating the just-right system maximizes your efficiency, saves significant money and delivers uniform comfort throughout your entire home.

You can avoid buying the wrong size unit by trusting your replacement with J.R. Bolton. Before settling on the installation of a new system, our team will first consider the size of your home and its physical characteristics, along with evaluating your home comfort needs. Then, using our findings, our experts will identify the unit that’s perfect for your home and your family.

2. Falling for Big Discounts or Phony Offers

Be cautious of big discounts or phony offers. Companies will use too-good-to-be-true discounts and special offers to disguise second-rate or low quality equipment or to mask poor service. Avoid this mistake by asking the company you hire for a step-by-step explanation of how the installation will be performed. Better yet, contact J.R. Bolton.

At J.R. Bolton, we have nothing to hide. We only offer top-quality HVAC equipment and we never cut corners with our servicing. When we offer a discount or deal, there are no hidden intentions. It’s simply to make home comfort more budget-friendly and help you save a few.

3. Hiring an Unqualified or Untrustworthy Company for Installation

Failing to double-check a company’s HVAC certification and qualifications before trusting its team to install your air conditioner is a big mistake and will most likely result in an improperly installed cooling system.

An air conditioner that isn’t installed correctly leads to years’ worth of discomfort and headaches with expensive repairs, faulty performance and more. Plus, not only are you more likely to lose your cool, but you also could lose up to 30 percent of your system’s efficiency!

For Gwinnett County and Fulton County residents, you can ease all of your HVAC worries by choosing J.R. Bolton. You can rest assured that our technicians are certified and possess the proper qualifications to handle your cooling system’s installation properly. For further peace of mind, we’re an ACCA Quality Assured contractor. This means we have agreed to provide installation records and documentation to ACCA for review and certification that our techs participate in a continuous improvement process through regular training.

Make No Mistake. Contact J.R. Bolton for All of Your AC Needs!

To schedule air conditioning repair service in Gwinnett County or an AC replacement in Fulton County with Georgia’s trustworthy HVAC team, contact us online or call us at 770.268.2010 today!

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