Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Should You Have a Heat Pump Installed?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

You have numerous options when it comes to choosing the right heating or cooling system for your home. Naturally, you want to invest in a system that gives you the most for your money, will be highly efficient, and will not eat up all your energy usage.

If you are looking for an alternative to fuel-based heating systems as well as a heating system that will also function as a cooling system, a heat pump is the perfect solution. Keep reading to discover some of the main benefits of a heat pump installation.

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The Importance of Professional Duct Sealing Services

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Most homeowners don’t realize what an integral role that their ductwork plays in their overall HVAC system. Your ductwork provides the pathway from your heating or cooling unit to various rooms of your home, and yet air ducts are one of the most neglected parts of any HVAC system.

This is mostly because ducts are hidden from view. Also, they have no mechanical components, so it might seem to you that they wouldn’t experience very many problems. While this is a fair assumption to make, it’s important to realize that 20% to 30% of your conditioned air may be escaping through leaky ducts.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Ducts?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Without ductwork, the functionality of your HVAC system would be nonexistent. As long as your system is maintained appropriately, you may not have a problem with your ducts for decades. However at some point, whether it is from damage, natural wear and tear, critters in the attic, or even from age you might need to replace them.

The good news is, we offer professional ductwork services, including replacement. Sometimes just repairing ducts is not enough. This is particularly true if there are a number of holes, gaps, or bends in the ductwork. So what are some signs that it’s time to replace your system?

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What Should You Do if You Smell Gas?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

One of the most common emergency calls we get in regards to HVAC systems is that our customers smell gas coming from the system. This is an issue that should never be ignored and should always be taken very seriously. A gas leak can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, but it could even be so much worse than that. Although rare, a gas leak can start a fire or cause an explosion. Usually the first sign of a gas leak is the smell of rotten eggs—a scent that gas companies add to gas lines so you’ll be able to detect otherwise odorless gas.

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How Can I Lower the Humidity in My Home?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

A high level of moisture in the summertime is not something that most California residents worry about too much. When we think “humidity” we tend to think of states on the east coast, such as Florida, right? Our humidity levels usually stay comfortably below 50% this time of year, which is the maximum humidity level for indoor comfort. However, albeit rare, stuffy days do occur.

This is particularly true if you live anywhere near a creek or stream, or any location that has excessive moisture. These days make your home feel uncomfortable, and can cause your AC system to work harder than normal to cool your home, meaning it’s not working as efficiently as possible. And actually, if you use an evaporative cooler it can be rendered completely ineffective on a humid day. So what is the solution?

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