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AC Repairs You Can Probably Avoid (With Professional Installation)

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to call for repairs for your air conditioner? Or better yet, if your air conditioner never needed repair? Unfortunately, air conditioners will never be that advanced. But the good news is, there is at least something you can do to avoid expensive and sudden repair needs. Maintenance is key to ensuring your current air conditioner performs as efficiently and effectively as possible.

But honestly, avoiding many AC repairs starts with professional installation! Whether it’s a traditional air conditioner or a ductless cooling system, you want a professionally trained HVAC contractor to perform your installation. Keep reading to learn more about the repairs you can avoid by calling our team for your AC installation.

Everlasting Air Conditioner

This isn’t Willy Wonka, there are no air conditioners that last forever. Your AC needs reliable, initial installation and constant maintenance to be able to function properly. Without these, you’ll be guessing every time your utility bill goes up, or there is a strange noise coming from your air conditioner.


Short-cycling can be a damaging problem for air conditioners. This can often be the result of a poorly sized air conditioner installation in your home.

If an AC is too large for the home it’s been fitted in, it will be forced to end its cycling prematurely in order to maintain the thermostat’s desired temperature. This will cause unnecessary wear and tear on the system as certain components work harder while it can’t complete its cycles.

If an AC installed is too small for the home, it does manage to complete its full cycle. However, it will instead reduce the amount of time between cycles, causing it to run harder and longer than it should. Again, this can cause tremendous wear and tear on the system as well as cause compounding problems as it starts to reap the consequences of too many cycles.

An incorrectly sized air conditioner is one of the worst problems that could come from amateur installation. One of our professionals will always install an air conditioner to the right specifications for your home to ensure it does not break down from problems such as these.


Most conventional central air conditioners function with a duct system that it uses to transport the cooled air throughout your home. Ductless mini-splits use a different system with just a line of refrigerant to an outside unit. Ducts must be sealed to prevent air loss and inefficiency. Refrigerant lines must be sealed as well to prevent the loss of refrigerant and the eventual breakdown of the AC system. These are problems that we see a lot, but can ultimately be avoided by professional installation.

Skimping on hiring a professional could mean air or refrigerant leaks, which could be a massive waste of money and energy. Don’t leave this in the hands of an amateur and risk these problems.

When you need a trusted HVAC contractor in San Ramon, CA, look no further than Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Contact us today!

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