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

Putting Away the AC the Right Way

Monday, September 26th, 2022

This blog is looking towards the future, since we’re still really using our air conditioners. Temperatures like to be high and remain high in our neck of the woods, so we’re not at the point where we can turn them off yet. But air conditioners do need to be treated like any other seasonal appliance, and put into hibernation correctly.

Did you know that your AC can be swarmed with particles, pests, sticks, pebbles, and other problematic materials that can harm it when it’s not even running? This is what we’re going to cover in today’s blog, and we’re also going to discuss services like maintenance and some materials that can help you preserve your AC’s condition even when you’re not using it.

For now, keep those compressors going, and be prepared for the season to change so you can help hibernate your air conditioning in San Ramon, CA!

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Heat Pumps, Tax Credits, and You!

Monday, September 12th, 2022

It’s no surprise that heat pumps and climate change are all over the news. Especially in our area where air conditioning and some heater are basically required, many programs are trying to push heat pumps as a way to electrify our heating grid and improve the efficiency of homes around the state.

From state to local credits, there are some seriously good reasons to invest in heat pump technology. Not only will this technology last for at least a decade if taken care of properly, but it will keep your home completely cool and comfortable at an affordable rate. With huge stress being put on our energy grid, having an energy-efficient heating and cooling system like a heat pump is going to go a long way in reducing your energy bills and keeping your home comfortable.

Let’s talk! We’ll figure out from top to bottom what kinds of tax credits you can take advantage of with a heat pump installation in Orinda, CA.

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Protecting Your Home From the Heat

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Anyone with their sense about them will tell you it’s been hot lately. Record high temperatures, soaring humidity, and scorching heat have indeed let us know it’s summer, as well as reminding us of the importance of sweet, sweet air conditioning.

As your main oasis from the heat, it’s important that your home is properly equipped to keep you cool during temperatures like these. If it’s not already, there are luckily a number of measures you can take to make it so. In this article, we’ll delve into the topic of cooling efficiency and how you can optimize it in your home.

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5 Common AC Problems to Know About

Monday, August 1st, 2022

One misconception that homeowners sometimes have about their air conditioners is the fact that a high-quality AC unit doesn’t need repairs. This is patently false, and we can say with a huge amount of certainty that pretty much every air conditioner is going to need to be fixed at least once or twice in its lifespan. This is just the nature of things. Just like your car, mechanical systems that we use often will need to be fixed because of the amount of stress we place on them.

So, how about instead of being surprised by that air conditioning repair in Livermore, CA, you work together with us to learn more about your system and prepare for it? If you read this blog post, you might have a better understanding of some of the common problems that AC systems encounter, and how a professional will be able to help you.

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Low Airflow: What It Means and Why It’s Bad

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Every air conditioner in existance is a “forced-air” cooling system, while heating systems can be forced-air or radiant. The difference is the fact that a forced-air system relies on cooling or heating the air in your home and sending it through ductwork or equipment to the rooms of your home. Without proper airflow, it becomes nearly impossible for your home to cool effectively.

So, if we’re going to evaluate the condition, efficiency, and reliability of your air conditioning system, we need to talk about the airflow in your home.

Do you feel like cool air can get to every corner of your home? Or are you only huddling in the living room on hot days because that’s the only space that can reliably get cool? If the second option sounds more realistic then you might need our help with AC repair in San Ramon, CA.

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3 Noises You Should Never Neglect

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Do you hear that? It’s your AC telling you that it’s time for a repair.

Air Conditioning units can make a range of strange noises, each of which can indicate a different problem. But how do you gauge what and how serious the problem is? In this article, we’ll review the three most common dysfunctional sounds ACs make and what they mean for your unit’s health.

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The Comfy HVAC June FAQ

Monday, June 20th, 2022

While we might spend a majority of our time performing HVAC work like installation and repair, and writing these blogs about proper AC care, we actually spend a lot of time listening as well. Our phone lines are always open, so we talk to members of this community pretty regularly. When some misconceptions arise about AC technology, we can usually tell because of the questions we receive.

Well, what if we answered some of those questions in a way that was easy for many of our readers to access? You don’t need to call our number to learn about this kind of equipment, you can just keep reading and see our answers to some of your most frequently asked questions!

Just remember that your situation is going to be different depending on a lot of factors. You can always get in touch with one of our professionals if you have additional questions about air conditioning in San Ramon.

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The Next BIG Focus for AC Owners

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Are you looking to purchase a new air conditioning installation in Livermore, CA? Or perhaps you’re already the owner of one but you’re looking for some local tips on how to run your system better? Well, come one and all, this blog post is a look at the direction we think this industry is headed in, and what’s different about AC systems now vs 10 or 20 years ago.

When air conditioners were first developed, the most important aspect of them was cooling. The cooler an AC could make your home, the better it was. Energy was cheaper back then, so it was just a matter of hooking the system up and getting the most powerful unit on the market.

Now, air conditioners are more than capable of cooling our homes properly. The only difference is our widening carbon emissions and the sheer cost of electricity these days. That’s why things are starting to shift in the HVAC industry, and why efficiency is the next big focus for homeowners.

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3 Things to Remember About AC Repair

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

So you’re looking to invest in the repair of your broken system. Good job! Many homeowners try to ignore a bad AC problem in fear that it might cost too much to repair it, or they go on with the notion that they don’t need air conditioning. Well, we commend anyone who looks towards the future and admits that they might need professional AC repair.

However, repairs can be intimidating when homeowners look at the costs and some of the horror stories that come from neighbors or friends signing up with a local amateur. That’s why we’re here to help alleviate your anxiety and make things easier. AC repair in Pleasanton, CA can be simple and effective as long as you prepare for it and choose the right team for the job.

We always make sure to get the job done right for the lowest cost possible. Let’s start by figuring out how you can budget and plan accordingly for your next AC repair.

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Can You Match a Heat Pump With Solar Energy?

Monday, May 9th, 2022

The short answer is absolutely! But we’ve got plenty of customers and friends that want to learn more about how these two systems work together. Heat pumps are cooling and heating systems that work to move heat inside or outside of your house depending on the season and comfort preference of the owner. And solar energy systems power all of the appliances in a home using the power of the sun. When you mix both of these units together, you really get something special.

Imagine taking all of the guilt out of running your air conditioning system because it’s being powered by the sun, which is not only free, but eco-friendly? Doesn’t that sound lovely?

Well, today we’re going to talk about the steps you can take to match both of these systems together to ensure that you get the best, most efficient heat pump installation in Walnut Creek, CA.

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