Russell & Abbott Blog: Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

We Heard You! Russell & Abbott Is Now Open on Saturday!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

We heard you. In response to customer needs, Russell & Abbott is now open on Saturdays.

Not everyone can be at home on weekdays from eight to five. We get that. That’s why Russell & Abbott is now open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can schedule maintenance, installation, or service anytime during those hours. And you can also schedule an appointment—any time—online at You set the date: we’re open 8 to 8!

Russell & Abbott serves Blount, Knox, and Loudon Counties and the surrounding areas.

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Russell & Abbott Is Hiring!

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Would you love to love your job? Then join up with a leading HVAC company that’s been keeping homes and businesses in East Tennessee comfortable for more than 40 years. All employees at Russell & Abbott work toward a common goal, which is to ensure our customers have an excellent experience every time. We strive to be a place where people want to work!

Russell & Abbott currently has the following job openings we’re looking to fill with quality applicants:

  • HVAC Technician (Full Time) – This is a job for a person who has enough skills and grit to do the job. You don’t have to know everything, but you must be willing to train. Industry experience isn’t necessary—however, as you’re learning, expect to crawl underneath houses and be in hot attics.
  • Lead Installer (Full Time) – This is for the experienced team player who knows how to manage an installation job from start to finish, as well as manage people so their individual strengths are used. Tasks for a lead installer include, but aren’t limited to: making sure all materials are in hand before departing for a job site, brazing with nitrogen, confirming the system is working before leaving a job site, communicating essential information with the homeowner, and reclaiming refrigerant when the job is finished.
  • HVAC Maintenance Technician (Full Time) – Suited for the person who wants to become a full-fledged tech and grow a career (not just a job), this position allows you to serve Comfort Club Members with their routine maintenance needs while learning service and people skills.

If you’re interested in these positions, call (865) 888-4409 or email us. Your inquiry will be kept confidential.

Russell & Abbott Heating and Cooling is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

Russell & Abbott serves Blount, Knox and Loudon Counties and surrounding areas. Get in touch with us today if you want to join our cool team!

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Ice Is Nice, But Not on Your Heat Pump or Air Conditioner

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

I bet I could be a writer for MythBusters, handling all their stories about the misunderstandings people have about air conditioning and heating in homes. Unfortunately, they’re no longer making new episodes of the program, so you’ll have to enjoy me myth-busting all on my own. (I’m sure the appeal of having a dog on the show explain air conditioning would’ve boosted their ratings!)

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Why HVAC Maintenance is so Important.

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Hello! It’s me, Olive, the Comfort Dog.  Summer is fast approaching and that means your HVAC system will work harder to keep your home comfortable. Did you know about half of your monthly energy bill goes to heating and cooling? However, these “comfort costs” can be minimized with regular maintenance.

Think of your HVAC unit as a household appliance—an appliance that runs for a really long time, starts and stops often, and works especially hard during very hot and very cold temperatures. Seasonal wear and tear can lower efficiency and can affect operating safety.

Comfort Club Membership is a great choice to keep your system in top shape. With packages starting as low as $14 per month, you will receive two system tune-ups, once in the fall for heating and once in the spring to ensure flawless cooling. Should you need service in between those maintenance check-ups, my team at MK Russell & Abbott will see that you will receive priority status as a Comfort Club Member. For more information, call 982-5133, or fill out a Comfort Club Membership online by following this link: Comfort Club Member Agreement.

One of the benefits of having Comfort Club membership is that MK Russell & Abbott will maintain an electronic file for your system, noting any recurring areas of concern. To learn more, call (865) 982-5133 or visit

Until next time,

Olive paw


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Air Filter Change: What You Need to Know!

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Hi, Olive the Comfort Dog here. While professional maintenance is necessary, there’s one key thing you can do to help keep your HVAC system operating efficiently.

Replace your HVAC air filters per your manufacturer’s instructions and upon advice from your HVAC service provider. Once is month is not one-size-fits-all.  Some filters need to replaced less frequently; others need to be replaced more often.  Factors, such as having furry family members such as myself inside the house may mean that your filters should be changed more frequently.  Individual  differences in lifestyle will impact the kind of filter that you use. Some kinds of filters do their job so well that you won’t have to dust your home as often, a chore my humans sometimes complain about. Others are very effective at eliminating odors.  If you are unsure what kind of filter to buy, just ask MK Russell & Abbott about the different options, or visit MK Russell & Abbott on YouTube to see a video about air filters.  We’ll also show you how to change the filter when we come out for Comfort Club maintenance!

For those who want to “bone up” on why air filters make a difference, here’s the deal: a clogged air filter prevents airflow, causing pressure drops in the HVAC system, and that means that the fan motor has to work harder and that air circulation through your home suffers. In fact, clogged air filters are the most common cause of costly burnt-out HVAC systems.

When you become a Comfort Club Member at MK Russell & Abbott, we  will maintain an electronic file for your system, noting  your air filter needs and preferences. To learn more about the smart choice of joining Comfort Club or to fill out the Comfort Club Member Agreement, call (865) 982-5133 or visit

Be Comfortable,

Olive paw






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National Love Your Pet Day!

Friday, February 20th, 2015
I Woof You!

I Woof You!

Today is one of my favorite holidays, National Love Your Pet Day.   It’s kind of like Valentine’s Day for your other significant others. This “unofficial” holiday is a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your faithful companions—whether they have fur, feathers or scales.

Think about the unconditional love that your pet provides.  Just by having a pet in your home, you may reap health benefits which include lower blood pressure and stress relief.   And if you are thinking about adding a pet to your household, I can attest that some of the finest come from the Blount County Animal Shelter, my former home.  There are always plenty of shelter pets seeking a forever family.

So, give your pet a little extra attention today in honor of National Love Your Pet Day.  Just because!

Hint to the guys at MK Russell & Abbott who use my image on their trucks: a box of savory treats would be appreciated.  Chicken is my favorite flavor. Peanutbutter is also good, but I digress…

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Be sure to bookmark the MK Russell & Abbott blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

We’ll feature money saving promotions here as well.

Call MK Russell & Abbott for all your air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and commercial HVAC needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Monday, February 16th, 2015

iMarket Solutions has launched MK Russell & Abbott a new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit:

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