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Odors increase with temperature, and with the temperature in Georgia rising, you may start noticing some unpleasant smells around your home. It doesn’t happen that often, but when it does happen, it’s something that you can’t ignore. Follow these steps if you notice unpleasant odors in your home:

  1. Look for the source of the smell. The cause may be a dead animal or a mess that was left uncleaned. In this type of situation, if you get rid of the source, the smell should also quickly disparate.
  2. Check your air filter. If your filter is dirty, it may be the cause of the odor. Replace your filter, or wash it if it is reusable.
  3. Check the condensation drain line and rain pan for stagnant water and mold. If the pan or drain line needs to be cleaned, you can do so with bleach and hot water. Remember to make sure that they are fully dry before putting them back in place.
  4. If none of the steps above remove the odor, consider having your entire unit cleaned. There may be an issue in a spot that you cannot access.

Remember that your unit should be inspected by a professional on a yearly basis. If you have any questions, please contact us or reach out to us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Bills, bills, bills! Everyone could use a break on their utility bills. When we were flipping through Southern Living Magazine we found some great ways to save money around the house. Everything from filling cracks with toothpaste, to lowering the temperature of your water heater. We highlighted some of our favorites for you.

  • 1. Vacuum your Filter.
    Use a hand held vacuum or the hose feature on your vacuum and clean that filter! This quick tip could cut your filter cost in half.
  • 2. Shorten your dryer Vent Hose
    Detach your hose and clean it out. Cut the hose down so that you only have enough space to pull your dryer out a few inches from the wall. Not only will your dryer run more efficiently, but it will dry your clothes faster!
  • 3. Lower the Temperature of your Water Heater
    Lowering your heater by 10 degrees can save you up to 12% on your bill.
  • 4. Turn your Computer off
    Turn your computer off or set it to sleep mode when you’re not using it. This will help save on your electricity bill and the lifetime of your computer.
  • 5. Washing in Cooler Water
    You will cut your energy use in half if you use the warm water settings instead of hot water. It doesn’t get any easier.
  • At Casteel Heating and Cooling, we are always looking for ways to help you save. Try these quick and easy tips and let us know how much you saved on your next bill.