Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Yep, It’s Time to Replace Your AC

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, 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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Fix Your AC Before the Summer Starts!

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Air conditioners need repairs during their lifetime, there’s no getting around that fact. The only thing we can control is when we take care of them and how we can mitigate them when they do arrive. So, in the spirit of keeping the air conditioners in our community in the best condition possible, we’d like to talk about how important it is to get your AC repaired before we start using them in the summer months.

By having your troubled AC addressed now, you’ll do much better as the summer rolls around since you won’t need to contact a technician for emergency support. So, if you’re interested in avoiding emergency AC repair in Oakland, CA and you’d like to nip this in the bud now, take a look below.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance? Now?

Monday, January 6th, 2020

outdoor-ac-unitsYes now! Well, maybe not right this second, but air conditioning maintenance during the winter or spring is a perfect because this is the time to think ahead.

Think about it this way, would you perform maintenance on your car while you’re driving it? Of course not! When it comes to HVAC in San Ramon, CA it’s always a better idea to perform routine maintenance on a system while it’s not entirely necessary for it to work. Temperatures aren’t hot, humidity isn’t bad, and the basic fact of the matter is that you don’t need your air conditioner—yet.

So, whether you’re in the mood to lower your cooling bills when summer does arrive or feel better about having an AC system that’s ready for the heat, schedule routine maintenance early. Take it from the professionals, having AC maintenance in the late winter or early spring is always a good idea.

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Should You Start Thinking About End of Season AC Repair Needs?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

No, that’s not a typo. It’s still a good idea to think about your air conditioner as the cooling season winds down. Air conditioners require repairs, and it’s going to be very important to take care of these repairs before the cold sets in. We’ve got a plethora of reasons why fall is the perfect time to check-in on the needs of your AC system.

Basically, AC damage can only get worse as it gets colder. But it’s going to be hard to notice this when you’re not paying any attention to your AC in the winter. You’re going to want to make sure that you schedule repairs before they can get worse, in order to maximize the return on your AC investment.

Well, let’s get right into the reasons why fall is the perfect time for AC repairs.

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AC Repairs You Can Probably Avoid (With Professional Installation)

Monday, August 19th, 2019

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.

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The Power of AC Duct Cleaning for Indoor Air and AC Performance

Monday, August 5th, 2019

duct-being-cleanedIf you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t think about your ductwork very often, unless you have a major problem with it—like it has a huge hole that’s allowing cooled air to escape into your attic rather than making it into your living space.

For the most part, ducts are hidden from sight, traveling through spaces between walls and beneath crawlspaces. Exposed ducts are rare in homes, and even then you wouldn’t notice anything about the inside of them.

The fact of the matter is, the inside of your ductwork can be quite dirty! Think about that—ductwork is responsible for transferring conditioned air from your HVAC system into your home—so if the interior of that ductwork has dirt and dust inside of it, then that dirt and dust is going to enter your home!

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