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2017 Scholar Athlete Awards: Atlas Butler Is Proud To Sponsor The Next Generation

The team at Atlas Butler takes pride in being part of the community. Our customers are our family, friends, and neighbors, and that’s why we’re proud to sponsor the 2017 Scholar Athlete Awards, which has awarded over $94,000 in scholarships to central Ohio students.

Watch the video below to see why this amazing program is so important to us.

June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Important Alert: 5.6 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled

If you own a dehumidifier purchased between January 2005 and August 2013, it may be subject to a safety recall. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 5.6 million dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree® and Midea® and sold under many popular retail brands.

Gree-manufactured units have reportedly caught fire, causing a reported $19 million in damage, and Midea-manufactured units have caused a reported $4.8 million in damage.

If you purchased a dehumidifier between January 2005 and August 2013, follow these steps immediately:

1. Locate the model number.

The model number is typically found on the front, side, or back of the unit on a nameplate sticker.

2. Check if your model is affected by visiting each manufacturer’s website or by calling them. It is important to check each website or call each number.

Click here to check the Gree website.
Or call 1-866-853-2802 from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.

Click here to check the Midea website.
Or call 1-800-600-3055 from 8am to 7pm, Monday through Friday.

Click here to check the Midea—GE and Professional Series brands website.
Or call 1-800-638-2772 from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

3. If your unit is on any recall list, unplug it immediately.

Call the manufacturer using the phone numbers above for further safety instructions and to determine if you’re eligible for a refund.

The list below contains affected brands. Please visit the manufacturers’ websites for up-to-date information.

Gree Recall Brands:

Danby
De’Longhi
Fedders
Fellini
Frigidaire
GE
Gree
Kenmore
Norpole
Premiere
Seabreeze
SoleusAir
SuperClima

Midea Recall Brands:

Airworks
Alen
Arctic King
Arcticaire
Beaumark
Comfort Star
ComfortAire
Continental Electric
Coolworks
Crosley
Daewoo
Danby
Danby Designer
Dayton
Degree
Diplomat
Edgestar
Excell
Fellini
Forest Air
Frigidaire
GE
Grunaire
Hanover
Homestyles
Honeywell
Hyundai
Ideal Air
Kenmore
Keystone
Kul
Midea
Nantucket
Ocean Breeze
Pelonis
Perfect Aire
Perfect Home
Polar Wind
Premiere
Professional Series
Royal Sovereign
Simplicity
SPT
Sunbeam
Sylvania
TGM
Touch Point
Trutemp
Uberhaus
Westpointe
Winix
Winixl

Right now Atlas Butler is offering $100 on your purchase of an Aprilaire Humidfier and installation. Click here for special offer.

May 11th, 2017|dehumidifier, Uncategorized|

Getting Ready To Turn Your A/C On? Wait Just A Minute!

The first day that heat gets turned off and the air gets switched on really should be a national holiday—the true last day of cold weather. But before you run to the thermostat to celebrate the arrival of summer, there are few things you need to do beforehand to ensure that your A/C unit works all summer long.

Check The Condenser. Walk outside and look at your air conditioning system’s outside unit, called the condenser. Did you put a cover on it for the winter? If so, take it off. Next, move any nearby objects at least 18 inches away. Finally, remove debris by using a hose with a nozzle to spray the coils at a 45-degree angle.

Change The Filter. Walk back inside and change the filter. You should install a new filter before you first turn on your cooling system, and filters should be changed monthly during the summer. Regularly changing the filters is one of the best things you can do for your A/C. It can save you a lot of money and hassle down the road.

Close The Basement Vents. It’s not crucial, but it’s a good idea to close the vents in the basement and concentrate the cool air on the warmer upper levels of your home.

Turn It On. This is it, the moment we’ve been waiting for! Gather the kids around the thermostat, regale them with fond childhood memories about grandpa turning on the A/C for the first time every year, and as soon as the anticipation reaches a fever pitch, turn that sucker on!

Check For Abnormal Noises. As every parent knows, there’s just as much work after Santa comes as before. Fortunately, you’re not staring down drifts of wrapping paper and a mountain of dishes today. All you have to do is walk outside and make sure the fan is spinning, and then walk back in and make sure everything sounds normal. If it doesn’t, turn the system off and call a professional.

An annual tune-up and cleaning can go a long way in keeping your system running worry-free all summer, and it can save you in future repair costs as well. Contact Atlas Butler to schedule your tune-up today.

March 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Are You Using The Right Filter?

The air quality inside your home can play a large role in the health of your family, and better air quality starts with a better filter. Over the last decade, technology has made filters better and more efficient, but it’s also made choosing the right one even more confusing. Read on for a brief primer on the different types of filters available.

Fiberglass filter. While fiberglass filters are the most common, they’re not the best choice. Sure, they’re cheap, but they remove less than 10 percent of pollutants—they’re throwaway filters that mostly just throw your money away.

Polyester and pleated filters. Both of these filters work similarly to fiberglass filters, but they remove much more debris for just a little more money.

Washable filters. Most pros will tell you not to bother with these types of filters. They’re expensive, they require a lot of work to keep them functioning, and they don’t do a great job of keeping your air clean.

High-efficiency filters. Known as HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arrestance), these filters are great at trapping mold, dust, and other particulates. They’re most commonly found in commercial buildings.

Atlas Butler offers indoor air quality assessments and a wide range of solutions for every budget. Click here to schedule an assessment of your home today.

What’s Your Home Efficient At, Saving Energy Or Wasting Money?

Who doesn’t want more efficiency in their life? More efficiency at the gym, more efficiency with email, more efficiency with your to-do list. But there’s one thing that you physically can feel the efficiency, or lack thereof—your home’s energy consumption. (more…)