Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog

Choose the AC System That’s Right for You

August 3rd, 2020

ac-and-ventilation-graphicDid you know that there are other types of air conditioners aside from window units and central AC systems? We’re sorry, we didn’t mean to blow your mind. There have been a lot of advancements in technology for the HVAC industry over the last decade. We’d like to talk about some of these advancements and where they can fit into your life–and your home.

Some homes are just not well-equipped for a central air conditioner. Window units are only applicable for small apartments and one room cooling needs. For everyone else, and there are a lot of people out there who fall under this category, there are heat pumps and ductless mini splits.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about these new types of air conditioners, don’t worry. We’ll go into details about how they work and why they could be your perfect AC installation in San Ramon.

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Safer, Healthier, Cleaner: Invest in an Air Purifier

July 20th, 2020

What constitutes safe air? What about clean air? One person’s home might feel cleaner than another’s, and vice versa. These questions aren’t meant to blow your mind, they’re meant to get you thinking about systems that can better make your home’s air clean, safe, and comfortable. By utilizing technology like an air purifier, you can eliminate odors and harmful germs that can make you sick and unhappy.

Air purifiers in San Ramon, CA have improved drastically over just the last couple of years. It’s worth doing a bit of researching to seeing how these systems work and how they can benefit you. Do you have a specific budget or type of home that gets stuffy? We assure you that there’s an air purifier that will work for you.

Give us a call and ask us about our air purifier options. Keep reading and we’ll give you some details.

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Yep, It’s Time to Replace Your AC

July 6th, 2020

AC-unit-and-cash-pileWhen was the last time you considered the age of your air conditioner? No, we’re not trying to stress you out. Air conditioners have a lifespan but many homeowners don’t know that. Just like a car that has several hundred miles on the odometer, if you depend on it for travel, you might need to look at replacing it with a more reliable car. Your air conditioner is no different.

AC systems last anywhere between 10-15 years in the best of cases. Unless you’re a wizard, once you pass that 15-year mark, you’ll start paying more out of pocket for repair costs, lowered efficiency, and breakdowns. That’s why we’re writing this blog, to talk about some of the noticeable signs that AC repair in San Ramon might not cut it, and it might be time to have the system replaced entirely.

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Better Service, Better Results!

June 22nd, 2020

customer-and-a-technicianLet’s say that your air conditioner breaks down on one of the hottest days of the year and you have the option of having it fixed by an amateur or a pro. Who do you choose? Obviously, the amateur has a cheaper price tag for their service, and sometimes they might be a family member so you can trust them, right? Wrong!

Professional service isn’t just premium with a premium price tag—it’s more reliable and comes with a clear set of advantages that homeowners don’t realize enough. When you pay for professionals with the right training and expertise, you’re paying for better service, and you’re bound to get better results!

If you’re in the market for AC repair in San Ramon, CA and you’re choosing between cheap, amateur service, and professional attention, choose the latter. If you keep reading, we’ll tell you why.

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What’s the Point of a Ductless System?

June 8th, 2020

woman-controlling-ductless-air-handlerWhen people think of air conditioners, the first image in their minds is of a conventional central air conditioning system. If we were writing this blog post 20 years ago, that image would be the only option for their cooling needs. However, in the 21st century, there are other options for cooling systems, and many homeowners don’t know what they are.

Today, we’re going to talk about ductless AC in San Ramon, CA because it could be the perfect system for your home. For families without ductwork or with serious efficiency improvements in mind, ductless systems often provide measurable improvements over conventional central AC systems. From efficiency to customized comfort, ductless systems are perfect for many homes in our area and it’s our job to inform them of such advanced technology.

If you’re in the market for a new AC system, keep reading to learn about the option of a ductless air conditioner.

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Professional AC Efficiency Tips

May 25th, 2020

Every day it gets closer and closer to summer, and those of us with problematic air conditioners begin to stress out. We’d like to be clear, inefficiency over time isn’t built into an air conditioner to keep customers buying them, like some other products in the world. Instead, inefficiency is just a natural occurrence for a piece of machinery that works so hard to keep you comfortable. Just like cars begin to break down over time, so do air conditioners.

On one hand, if you think there’s something seriously wrong with your air conditioner—contact our team to schedule HVAC service in Union City, CA. Nothing can take the place of a precise, scheduled repair. However, if your air conditioner works fine, just consumes a little too much energy while doing so, then we’ve got a few tips and tricks that could make your system’s job a little bit easier.

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Your Guide for Dealing with Mild Summers

May 11th, 2020

technician-shaking-hands-with-customerNot many people outside of the Bay Area understand just how mild our climate is. They think “Oh, California, that means scorching hot temperatures for half of the year,” but that’s really not even close. Our summers can get a little warm and humid, but not nearly as hot as notorious locations in Southern California, and our winters still hit with a strong chill. That means the name of the game here is finding appropriate HVAC equipment that can help your home deal with mild temperatures.

So today, apart from our usual talk about air conditioners, we’re going to talk about what type of technology is best suited for dealing with a mild climate, and how you can more efficiently and affordably make your home comfortable throughout the whole year. Whether that’s with a central AC through our AC services in Alameda, CA, or through the purchase of a new heat pump, the choice is ultimately yours!

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Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

April 27th, 2020

air-conditioning-unitsRefrigerant is a vital component of the cooling process, so much so that we perform recharges on AC refrigerant lines as often as we can. Making sure your air conditioner stays full of refrigerant in order to thoroughly cool your home is one of the most important aspects of AC repair in San Ramon, CA. Without refrigerant, your AC would be consuming energy but wouldn’t be able to do anything about the scorching hot temperatures in your home.

So, today we’d like to talk about those instants when your AC is having trouble with a refrigerant leak. How can you tell that your AC is leaking refrigerant, and even more importantly, what does that mean for the lifespan and condition of your AC system?

Don’t forget that we’re always here to help. If you suspect your AC is struggling due to lack of refrigerant, give our team a call and we can get it sorted out.

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Should Your Ducts Be Tested?

April 13th, 2020

air-duct-checkDuct testing is an important service that we offer, but so many homeowners just don’t take advantage of it when they should. With the amount of money we spend on energy to have our heaters and air conditioners treating the air in our homes, the least we could do is ensure that our ducts are in good condition.

What happens when your ducts aren’t in good condition? Well, below we’re going to break down just why duct testing in Walnut Creek is so vital. Without knowing exactly how well your air ducts function, it’s going to be impossible to accurately save money with air conditioning efficiency. You’ll be spending more money on a struggling system that’s losing precious air because your ducts aren’t in good condition to keep your home comfortable.

So, let’s talk about the benefits of air ducts that are in good condition, a result you can only get from having them tested in the first place!

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The Coronavirus and Our Promise to You

April 1st, 2020

We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus.

We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property.

If you have an appointment scheduled with Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time, and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority.

Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

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