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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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Common AC Repairs You May Need This Summer without Maintenance

June 24th, 2017

common-ac-repairs-summer-without-maintenanceWhy is it that we talk about maintenance so much? Of course, we hope you’ll schedule this important service—but that’s not the only reason we often bring it up. We want to ensure that our customers are in good shape for summer and that they are prepared with a fully functional AC system.

And not only will regular servicing improve system reliability and efficiency, it will also help you maintain your manufacturer’s warranty and fend off the worst of San Ramon, CA air conditioning repairs. So what are these potential repair issues we speak of?

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How Can You Increase Your Air Conditioning Efficiency?

June 12th, 2017

increase-air-conditioning-efficiencyIn order to provide cooling power for your home, your air conditioner must consume energy—and as a result you receive a cooling bill each month. With summer well on its way (despite the lower than normal California temperatures), your energy bills are going to see a spike since you’ll be running your cooling system on a more consistent basis.

Just because you’ll be paying more, though, doesn’t mean you should be paying more than you should. By taking some steps now, you can help to improve your cooling system efficiency, enabling it to use the energy you pay for more effectively, fending off emergency air conditioning services in Pleasanton, CA, and lowering your monthly bills in the meantime.

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3 Reasons You Should Replace Your Air Conditioner

May 29th, 2017

should-replace-air-conditioner-3-reasonsEvery homeowner wants their air conditioner to last as long as possible, naturally. They are one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make for your home, after all. However, eventually your cooling system will need replacing. And with temperatures warming up, now is the perfect time to consider this important Hayward, CA air conditioning service.

If you believe your cooling system won’t be able to survive another summer, then you will benefit from replacing it now. If you wait, then you risk the system breaking down on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. So, avoid suddenly finding yourself without air conditioning this summer by keeping an eye out for signs you should replace your air conditioner. We’ve shared 3 below!

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Don’t Lose Your Chance to Take Advantage of Energy Saving Rebates!

May 15th, 2017

energy-saving-rebates-take-advantageAt Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. we are consistently helping our clients find ways to save money on their home comfort and energy costs. This includes encouraging system maintenance to ensure that their HVAC units work as efficiently and effectively as they should, and it also includes recommending systems and services that can help them earn rebates.

In less than a month, our current Lennox and Energy Upgrade CA rebate offer will expire—we encourage you to take advantage of it now! There are a number of ways you can do so. One of the most common upgrades people make to their home is investing in a higher-efficiency air conditioning system, but this is not all you can do.

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