Is a Heater With More Capacity Better?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

happy-family-with-dogI understand why the good folks out there looking for the best heating might think a bigger heater means better heating. I often think a bigger chew toy might be more fun, but then I find out I can’t drag around a plastic bone three times larger than my head! Getting a heater that’s got more capacity than your home needs can stick you with some serious problems. I’ll go over these with you below.

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Let It Snow! Free HVAC Equipment If It Snows on December 25!

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

onyx-equipment-presentHave you got your Halloween decorations stashed away and extra candy kept somewhere safe? (I.e. where your dogs can’t get to it? Chocolate is not good for me and my canine pals!) Then that must mean it’s already time to start thinking about the festive winter season.

No, I’m not here to get you stressed early about Christmas shopping. I’m here to make part of your season easier and possibly less expensive. This year we’re again holding our special Let It Snow! event. This is our way of embracing the holiday spirit and the season of giving!

If you purchase HVAC equipment from us between 11/1/18 and 12/20/18, and it snows two inches on Christmas Day (as measured at McGhee Tyson Airport), your purchase is FREE.

If you want more details about our HVAC equipment or you want to schedule installation service, call our offices today. If you’re looking for a new heating option for the coming winter, there’s never been a better time to arrange for it!

Stay warm (and hope for snow),

Olive

Russell & Abbott provides heating services in Maryville, Knoxville, Alcoa, Blount County, Knox County and Loudon County.

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The “Repair or Replace” Question Gets Easier With Our Onyx Equipment Offer!

Monday, August 27th, 2018

onyx_logoI recently watched a movie in theaters (as a local celebrity, I get discounts) about how humans and dogs first became friends. The movie shows how we dogs helped humans survive and have better lives. I now feel super-empowered, and I want to make sure I’m doing my canine part to improve the lives of the humans around me and make their struggles easier.

So I’m going to help you with one of the big struggles you and your fellow humans face: Should you repair or replace your old HVAC equipment?

Answering this question is much easier thanks to a tool we can offer you here at Russell & Abbott: right now you can save up to $500 off Onyx Equipment. This makes installing new equipment—the best new equipment—easier and more affordable than ever. If you’re on the edge about whether you should go ahead and retire your old AC or heater, but don’t know if it’s exactly the best choice for your budget, this offer is what you’ve been waiting for.

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Hey Olive, What’s This “Onyx” Stuff?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

onyx_logoIf you’ve skimmed around my blog or maybe our site, you’ve probably noticed that I talk about “Onyx” a lot. I recommend it often. I don’t do that for just anything. For example, my taste in dog food runs to the high-quality canned food from specialty pet stores, not the discount cans from the supermarket that hardly have any meat in them. That’s not being ­picky—that’s just being a smart canine consumer and knowing what the best products are.

So what is “Onyx” and why do I recommend it?

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There Are No “Guesstimates” When We Do a Heat Load Calculation!

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

checkmark-green“How powerful a heater should I get?” That’s a question HVAC professionals, and HVAC professional dogs, hear often. The answer you should expect is, “I don’t know right now—but I can find out!” There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to home heating systems (true for air conditioners as well), and it’s extremely important to take extra time to ensure a home receives a correctly sized heater. Not too big, not too small.

When it comes to tonnage (that’s an HVAC term for the amount of heat a system puts out, not how much it weighs), you’ll need to have a professional determine it for you by doing a heat load calculation. I don’t mean to brag—okay, maybe a little bit—but our Russell & Abbott team does great, thorough heat load calculations. No shortcuts, and no “guesstimates”!

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