Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog

Which Air Conditioner Should I Install?

November 13th, 2017

air-conditioner-installationAs we move out of the cooling season into the heating season, many people are busy getting their homes ready for winter. Before you fully switch over into heating mode in your own home, however, it’s not too early to think about preparing for next summer. If you think you might need a new air conditioning system for next summer, now is a great time to look into some of the options available. You might even be able to find a system that could help you this heating season, as well. Let’s look at some of the air conditioning options available on the market.

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Be Careful of These Air Conditioner Problems

October 30th, 2017

air-conditioner-repairIt may be late October, but that doesn’t mean that we can escape heat waves in California. Chances are, you’re still relying on your air conditioner a fair amount to keep your home cool on a daily basis. That added demand contributes to a higher chance that problems of some kind will occur with the system. In order to protect your air conditioner from any issues that may occur during the remainder of the hot weather, it’s a good idea to be able to spot signs that there’s a problem. The faster you can identify problem symptoms, the faster you can have the system repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Have a look at some of the most common signs that your air conditioner is having issues.

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Make Sure That You Change Your Air Filter Frequently

October 16th, 2017

clean-air-filterThe rest of the country might be preparing for heating season, but we have some warm weather left to deal with before our heating season arrives. It’s important that you make sure that your air conditioner is still in the best possible condition for the next few weeks.

There is one specific part of your air conditioner that you should make sure is working properly, especially with the recent wildfires all over the state. That part is the air filter.

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Now is a Good Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance

October 2nd, 2017

burner-assemblyWe’re finally starting to experience the slightest drop in overall temperature trends, which is great news for those of us who are sick of the constant heat. Before you know it, it will be time to shut off your air conditioner for the year and fire up your heating system. That means that now is a good time to make sure that your heating system is actually ready to cope with the demand of the heating season, though. You don’t want to have your system developing any problems that could otherwise have been avoided. The best way to keep your system in good shape is to schedule preventive heating maintenance.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Is Making Strange Noises

September 18th, 2017

air-conditionerWe still have a few weeks of warm weather left before the days start to cool off. You’re probably still using your air conditioner on a fairly regular basis to keep cool during the daylight hours. That means that you still need to be vigilant for any signs that the system is malfunctioning. One of the most obvious signs that the air conditioner is having problems is the presence of strange noises during operation. If your air conditioner is making weird noises, you should call for repairs right away. Have a look at some of the more common noises that indicate a problem below.

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Should I Install a Ductless System?

September 4th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, you have a lot of different options to choose from. Each system has its own set of advantages, suited to different individual circumstances. Before you make any decision about installing a new system, you should have a look at the advantages each system has to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can benefit from installing a ductless mini split system.

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Possible Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Output Is Dropping

August 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-fanThe middle of summer is just about the worst time to have your air conditioner start to malfunction. But that tends to be the time when it’s most likely to happen. The added strain on the system due to increased demand makes it more likely for parts to fail. One of the first signs that an air conditioner is malfunctioning in some way is a noticeable decline in output. If your air conditioner seems to be having trouble putting out enough cool air, there could be a couple of different reasons for it. Let’s have a look at some of those reasons below.

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What Does Low Airflow Mean for Your Cooling System?

August 7th, 2017

portable ac unit with icon of air flowing out of it, on white backgroundYour AC system is one of those appliances in your home that truly gets put to the test—especially during the scorching summers we experience. With high temperatures and occasional humidity added on top of that, we rely heavily on these systems for our comfort. That being said, if you’re in need of Pleasanton, CA air conditioning services, then we are the team to call.

One particular type of service call we get fairly often is in regards to reduced airflow. That is—air is coming out of your vents, and it’s cool, but it’s not as powerful as it once was or you think it should be. Sure, this may not seem like a huge deal at first, as long as your able to stay relatively cool, right? The problem is, it puts extra strain on your air conditioner, wearing it down much faster than normal. Additionally, neglecting the problem means that whatever is causing the issue will only get worse.

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Understanding the Role of Refrigerant in Your AC

July 24th, 2017

refrigerant-role-air-conditionerIf you are like most homeowners, it’s very likely that you don’t even realize just how your cooling system’s refrigerant is one of the most vital components there is to an air conditioner. Without the right level of refrigerant—refrigerant charge—your air conditioner simply cannot do its job at all.

Therefore, it’s vital that you understand the basics of how refrigerant works, and understand that if you are losing this important fluid, that you have a leak. Many homeowners mistakenly assume that air conditioners use up refrigerant like a car uses up gasoline, but this is simply not the case.

Of course, if you do have a refrigerant leak, then we are the team to call for quality AC repairs in Hayward, CA. In the meantime though, we’ve provided some insight below into the importance of this cooling system component.

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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

July 10th, 2017

new-air-conditioner-timeWe’ve hit that point that we’re looking toward some consistently hot weather. If you aren’t careful to make the appropriate preparations for summer weather now, you may find yourself in a pretty uncomfortable situation when the hot temperatures reach their peak. Preventive maintenance is typically the top of the list for summer AC care.

However, even with timely preventive maintenance appointments, your air conditioner might still not be up to the task of getting you through another summer. If your AC system has reached the age of 10 to 15 years, then it may be time to replace your Fremont, CA air conditioner. But how do you know for sure?

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