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

Signs It’s Time to Consider AC Replacement

Monday, June 24th, 2019

old-air-conditionerSummer is officially here! While it’s been unseasonably cool in recent months—save a real quick heat wave a couple of weeks ago—we will soon enough be using our air conditioners on a daily basis.

So, is yours up to the job of keeping you cool all summer long? If you’re doubtful, then now is the time to consider if you’d benefit from an air conditioner upgrade, rather than waiting for it to break down completely in the middle of summer (and therefore needing to suddenly replace it in the middle of a baking hot day).

We don’t want you to be without your air conditioner any longer than you need to be during the hottest time of the year. Read on for some signs that it is probably time to replace your AC, and give us a call to schedule installation.

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Can Poor Indoor Air Quality Hurt Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerIt’s not poor indoor air quality in and of itself that causes damage to your air conditioner, but rather what causes the poor indoor air quality to begin with: dirt, dust, allergens, and debris.

We know you do your best to keep dust and dirt out of your home—a clean home is a happy home! But one thing most homeowners don’t think about is the debris that exists within their air ducts and other interior components of their air conditioner.

Just because your air conditioner’s ductwork and other components are hidden from view doesn’t mean you don’t need to worry about its cleanliness or overall condition. Air conditioners are often one of the biggest investments people make in their homes, and something as simple as dirt and debris can cost them way more than they even realize.

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Don’t Neglect These Noises From Your AC!

Monday, May 27th, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-on-white-backgroundIt may be fairly easy to understand why, but summer is the most likely season for air conditioners to develop problems. Sure, we may have a spring or fall heat wave that requires AC use for a week or two, but the time of the year that our cooling systems get the most use is definitely summer, and therefore it’s more likely for various parts to begin breaking down then.

It’s vital that you have your air conditioner checked out by a professional if you notice any signs of disrepair, and preventing these issues is possible with routine maintenance. If you haven’t scheduled your tune-up yet this year, now is the time!

In the meantime, it’s always a good idea to know what kind of noises indicate a problem with your air conditioner, and what subsequent repair needs you may be facing as a result.

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Boost Your HVAC Efficiency This Summer with These Simple Tips

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Any air conditioning system in the San Ramon area will get a tough workout during the summer. Fortunately, modern central air conditioning systems are durable and can take the heat while dishing out the cold.

But how much do you expect to pay for your AC to tackle the summer weather this year? The costs of keeping cool can be steep—although you may be paying more than you have to. There are many ways an air conditioning system can lose its energy efficiency and start raising utility bills. But there are also many ways to boost an air conditioner’s energy efficiency and cut down on costs. Below are a few tips for improving the energy efficiency of your AC this summer season.

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Have You Scheduled a Cooling System Tune-Up Yet?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

technicians-hands-with-tools-on-top-of-outdoor-ac-unitIt’s easy to dismiss a recommendation given by an HVAC professional, especially for a service you don’t really need “right now.” Unless something is preventing you from using your air conditioner effectively—like a loss of cooling power—you could be really tempted to put off your air conditioning maintenance tune-up.

We urge you to reconsider, though. Just like maintenance for the car you drive, routine air conditioning maintenance is essential for the performance of your cooling system, in addition to repair prevention. And as your trusted resource for professional maintenance services, we have a responsibility to share the benefits and necessity of routine cooling system tune-ups with you.

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Why You Might Want to Replace Your Air Conditioner Before Winter

Monday, September 17th, 2018

air-conditionerWe’re coming to the end of summer, and while we still have a few weeks of warm weather left, people are already starting to think about getting their homes ready for the cooler months. Before you shift into heating season mode, though, there are a couple of considerations you should still make for your air conditioner. Namely: should you replace your air conditioner before summer ends? It may seem like a weird question, but there’s good reasons to ask it. Read on to find out why.

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Careful of These 3 Common Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Air-conditionerAir conditioning problems are incredibly common during the summer, due to the added strain of using the system all day, every day for months at a time. Preventive maintenance is great for lowering the chances of the AC system developing any problem that is too serious, but you still should keep an eye out for signs that your system is in need of repairs. Faster reaction to developing issues makes it less likely that your AC system will end up breaking down on you in the middle of summer, which nobody wants to have happen. So, the following are just a few of the issues that you need to keep an eye out for this summer.

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What Should You Consider When Purchasing a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Summer has officially been here for a few weeks now, and boy have we been feeling it. Hopefully, your air conditioner has been functioning properly and you haven’t had any major problems. However, if you’ve had your system regularly maintained, and it’s aging and showing symptoms of that age, you might be considering an air conditioning replacement. If so, we’ve shared a few factors for you to consider before making your purchase.

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Is It Time to Replace My AC?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

air-conditioner-installationAir conditioning systems are not cheap. No one wants to be replacing theirs every couple of years. You want your air conditioner to last as long as possible, so you can get a return on your investment. The best way to do that is to have the AC checked out on a regular basis, and promptly repaired if anything is found to be wrong.

No amount of repairs or maintenance can make an air conditioner last forever, though. Eventually, you will need to have a new system installed. Not sure if you’re at that point yet? Have a look at the following symptoms that indicate it’s time to have a new air conditioner installed in your home.

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Why You Should Consider Having Your Ducts Repaired

Monday, June 25th, 2018

ventWhen people consider their HVAC systems, they often ignore the one system that’s actually the largest and most integral: the ductwork. The ducts act as the lungs of any centralized forced air system, without which said system wouldn’t even be able to do its job. As we move into summer, it’s just as important for your ducts to be healthy as it is for any other part of your air conditioning system. When was the last time you thought about having your ducts repaired, or even looked at by a professional? Not recently, we’re willing to bet. Have a look at why it’s a good idea to have your ducts repaired this summer.

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