Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog

Wind Your AC Down the Right Way

October 12th, 2020

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Are you getting ready to pull your heater out of hibernation and “put your air conditioner away?” Well, before you do that, we’re glad you got to this post. Hold your horses!

Air conditioners should be taken care of when they’re forced to wait for an entire season. After all, you do want your system to be in great shape when you take out next year, right? If you treat it poorly or just put it away hastily without taking note of the issues it’s been causing you, then you’re just going to run into the same problems down the line. Take it from us, your specialists for all things HVAC in Walnut Creek, CA that your air conditioner should be taken care of the right way at the end of the season.

Keep reading for some of our special AC hibernation tips to follow!

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It’s Time to Replace Your Air Filter

September 28th, 2020

ac-unit-and-clipboardIt’s now the end of September and you’re probably thinking to yourself that it’s finally time to stop worrying about your air conditioner. Well, we’re here to be the resonating voice of reason and tell you that’s not exactly true. We’ve got plenty of hot days left here in California, and if you don’t want your air conditioning in Danville, CA to struggle, you’ll need to keep paying close attention to it.

Here’s a question—when was the last time you replaced the air filter in your air conditioner? Has it been a few months? Did you even know that there’s an air filter located in your AC system?

Don’t panic, we get that sentiment all the time. What’s important is that you’ve landed on this blog post here and now. If you keep reading, we’ll talk about why it’s important to replace the air filter in your system on a regular basis.

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It’s Always Bad to Wait When Calling for Repairs

September 14th, 2020

When you purchase other products or services, waiting is always a good thing. Whether you’re waiting to get the right opinion on a car fix, waiting on the money to pay for a new TV, or waiting for the right time to take that vacation, time makes things worthwhile. However, time also degrades HVAC equipment and can send machines into a downward spiral of decay and repair needs. Ultimately, some things can’t wait.

If you know you need air conditioning repair in Dublin, CA and you’ve been holding out, we’re here to talk about why that’s such a bad idea. Waiting for repair needs that are urgently required can often be the difference between a $100 repair bill and a $1000 repair bill. Early repairs are always better than late repairs, and if you keep reading we’ll tell you why.

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4 AC Issues You’ll Want to Know About

August 31st, 2020

While we might be under the impression that summer is starting to wind down, we’d be lying if we said that there weren’t several hot days still ahead. Your air conditioner is still going to be useful well into September, especially here in California. So, in order to talk about something relevant, we’ve decided to discuss some AC issues you could be running into.

Keep in mind that just because it’s late in the Summer doesn’t mean that you can’t call us for air conditioning repair in San Ramon. Actually, on the contrary, our schedules are starting to free up more as fall rolls in, which means we can provide AC help at your convenience.

A struggling AC can be a nuisance, but luckily a more informed homeowner is always going to be better at dealing with those issues. Let’s get you informed on what could be ailing your system!

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Zone Control: A System You Didn’t Know You Needed

August 17th, 2020

How does your air conditioner work? That’s not a hypothetical question, we’re honestly asking if you know how the cooled, conditioned air makes it to the rooms of your home. It travels through ductwork, right? Your ductwork is responsible for keeping your homes consistently cooled to the same temperature.

Sometimes, based on the layout of your home, the condition of your ductwork, or just the material your home is built of, temperatures can fluctuate wildly in different rooms. Your living room might be chilly at 65 degrees but your bedroom might be sitting at 80. There isn’t a setting you could program into your air conditioner to make it work differently.

You have three options. Either you deal with the poor temperature control, call our team for expert opinions on HVAC in Dublin, CA, or you invest in a zone control system. If you’re asking yourself what a zone control system is, then we insist you keep reading!

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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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