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Cunningham Associates
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Cunningham Associates Heating and Air Gives Back

Over Seven Years ago, Peachtree Battle resident and owner of Cunningham Associates Heating and Air, Bob Cunningham, co-founded and co-chaired the Brookhaven Rotary Club’s “Service Above Self Invitational”. This past May, the Rotary Club raised and presented to Alana Shepherd a check in the amount of $172,500.

The money will go to Shepherd Center’s inspiring SHARE Military Initiative, which is a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for service men and women who have sustained a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, along with co-occurring PTSD or other mental health concerns (such as depression or anxiety), from service in post-9/11 conflicts. Over the past 7 years, Brookhaven Rotary has raised a total of almost $650,000 for The Shepherd Center through the annual golf tournament.

Bob Cunningham said, “We are very excited that these contributions will be directly helping those who need it most – service members and their families. We are already planning for next year’s amazing charity golf tournament and we hope to surpass this year’s record-breaking donation!”

3 Signs You Should Get Air Conditioning Service

If your home has poor indoor air quality, it could be a sign that your HVAC system needs to be serviced. Dander from your pets, mold, dust, and household chemicals can really harm the air quality in your home. Since this can cause serious health problems if left unresolved, it’s important to do everything you can to make sure your family is healthy. If you experience any of the three you may want to call Cunningham Associates Heating and Air Conditioning in Atlanta, GA to receive air conditioning service.

Warm and Drafty Spots

Sometimes bugs or contaminants can block your air conditioner and make certain areas of the home warm and drafty. This could be a sign that your unit is leaking or clogged. We recommend getting your air conditioner cleaned and inspected periodically to prevent this from happening.

Odor and Foul Smells

Are you starting to notice a foul odor in your home? You can also ask friends and family if they smell anything unusual just for confirmation. Pollutants such as mold and pests can make your home smell if they get stuck in your air conditioning ductwork. A professional HVAC company can inspect your air conditioning unit and find animal nests, bugs, molds and other pollutants that are making your home smell bad.

Allergies

Have you noticed that you or other family members are sneezing more? Bad air quality can cause headaches, coughing, sneezing and other allergy symptoms. If you believe your allergies only get worse when you spend time at home, it may be a sign that you should have your HVAC system checked and get an air purifier.

Furnace Repair Expert Offers Four Tips on Improving Winter Home Air Quality

Many homeowners today keep their heating bills down over the winter by insulating their homes against the cold and sealing off cold air drafts entering from the outside. However, without the influx of fresh outside air, the air inside becomes stale and unhealthy.

Dust, pet dander, and other allergens build up. Combustion gases from gas stoves, and heating systems badly in need of furnace repair also contribute to the unhealthy air. While opening the windows isn’t an option in the winter, there are other ways of solving this problem. Here are four suggestions:

  • Use your fan hood when cooking. While in use, your gas stove releases combustion gases into the kitchen air. You may not see or smell them, but they are there if you don’t use a fan hood. These combustion gases include nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde.
  • Keep your house clean. House dust contains skin cells, human hair, pet dander, cloth fibers, paper fibers, mold spores, and plant pollen. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, which filters out small particles that would otherwise get blown back into the air. Have your HVAC ducting system cleaned of dirt and debris buildup and get it sealed to prevent it from drawing in contaminants.
  • Use heat recovery ventilators. A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) draws in fresh outside air with one fan, and exhausts stale indoor air to the outside with a second fan. The heat from the outgoing air is extracted and transferred to the incoming air. HRVs use heat exchangers that allow heat from the warm outgoing air to flow into and warm up the cool incoming air. HRVs also use filters to remove particulate matter.
  • Keep up with your furnace maintenance. An inefficient and poorly maintained furnace can produce and possibly release carbon monoxide and other combustion gases into your home. A furnace has many components that age and become filled with dirt over the years. Like all mechanical systems, it requires regular maintenance.

To prevent your furnace from breaking down or contributing to air quality problems this winter, call Cunningham Associates, we’re a heating repair company in Atlanta, GA, today at (770) 455-6722.

3 Great Things About Your Air Conditioning Contractor

With summer’s sizzling days making us swelter and evening’s stuffiness stifling us, people are quick to vote air conditioning as one of the greatest modern inventions (alongside the swimming pool!). Everyone loves the summer, but most of us don’t want our houses to feel like summer inside. It can be miserable just walking from the car to the next air-conditioned place when it’s ninety plus outside. So, most of us have it admit, it’s pretty amazing to walk into the house, open the door, and feel the blast of ice-cold air blowing on us. However, what happens when the door swings open and the air is hot and suffocating? It is time to contact your trusted air conditioning contractor. Below we’ve listed three great things about air conditioning contractors and how they can help you out during the hot summer months.

He/she knows exactly how to get that air cold again

When you hire a certified air conditioning contractor, be assured that your air conditioner will be up and running and feeling cold again. Why? Air conditioning contractors have undergone training and obtained certification to work on your A/C unit. They often continue their education to keep updated on the newest A/C units and industry. So, they really know what they’re doing.

He/she will explain what is wrong and give you options

If you are like most people, you will want to know what went wrong and why. A top-rated air conditioning contractor has the expertise to inform you about the details of your air conditioner’s failure. Furthermore, if options are available, a contractor advises on different solutions you can consider.

He/she gets the job done promptly

Who doesn’t want their ac working sooner rather than later? Air conditioning contractors not only have the experience to diagnose and fix the problem, but they have access to parts that homeowners cannot obtain. Most HVAC supply stores require individuals to possess a contractor’s license in order to purchase the items needed to repair a unit. A certified, licensed contractor is able to purchase your needed parts in a timely manner.

Having an air conditioning contractor you can count on will keep your home cool when you need it! Are you having issues with your air conditioning unit? If so, give us a call today to schedule an inspection!