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

Do You Qualify for a Furnace Tax Credit?

Monday, March 16th, 2020

furnace-bodyBeing in California, we are uniquely able to take advantage of many tax credits and rebates that other areas of the country might not have. When the local government agrees that finding efficient heating solutions for everyone in the community is necessary, it becomes so much easier to find the right heating solution for you and your family. If you’ve been dealing with a faulty system, or are moving into a new home soon that needs a new heater, it’s time to do some research on what tax credits or rebates you might qualify for.

We can help! Sure, you can call us for repair on furnaces in Oakland, CA but we’d also like to discuss some of the available tax credits and ways to apply for these systems. Every homeowner should be able to save if it’s possible!

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Don’t Let Your Furnace Mysteriously Break Down

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

toolsMystery breakdowns are some of the worst things that can happen to your home. When you’re having a family party for the holidays or you’re just trying to enjoy a night in, away from chilly temperatures, having your heater suddenly stop working can be devastating. Contacting a technician for expensive furnace repair in San Ramon, CA doesn’t feel much better.

Often, a breakdown can occur because of a more insidious problem that a homeowner couldn’t see coming. However, there are some steps that anyone can take to mitigate this event from happening at such inconvenient times.

We’re going to go into detail about a few major improvements that homeowners could do on their own to generally increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their furnaces or heaters. These quality-of-life improvements can also play a role in preventing breakdowns. Wouldn’t that be better for everyone?

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HVAC FAQ: Could I Use a New Thermostat?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

smart-thermostat-appThe short answer to this question is yes. The long answer is a bit more complicated than that, but we’ll get into the specifics in a second. Basically, smart or Wi-Fi thermostats are a huge boon on your efficiency and are the new way to run your HVAC systems in the 21st century.

By running intricate reports, increasing your convenience, and helping you set programmable temperatures based on certain weather conditions, a smart thermostat can help you save money and make your life so much easier.

If you’re the kind of homeowner that likes looking for ways to increase your savings when dealing with HVAC service in Oakland, CA then you’ll absolutely enjoy some of the thermostat information we’re about to talk about.

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Don’t Ignore These Furnace Noises

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

woman-reacting-to-loud-noisesThere’s a difference between being ignorant of a furnace noise and flat out ignoring it. We’ll never fault a homeowner for not understanding a sound that comes from their furnace, but at least they’re more likely to call us to have a professional check out the issue. However, homeowners that tend to neglect their furnaces and ignore the sounds that come from them are way more likely to suffer from a system breakdown because the issues that cause strange noises often compound into other problems.

So, if you’re hearing a strange sound coming from your furnace then you’ve got to call our team for furnace repair in Oakland, CA. While we can get into the different noises a heater might make to give you a little bit more insight, there are no DIY solutions that can solve the issue. The only clear solution is calling a professional.

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Why You Should Always Replace Your Filter

Monday, January 20th, 2020

new-HVAC-air-filterKnock knock! Yes, it’s us with our yearly PSA about replacing your furnace filter. We know it was only a few months ago that we were talking about replacing your air conditioner’s filter, but it’s pretty clear that your AC is out of commission and your furnace is the one helping you right now. Furnaces have air filters as well and they need just as much attention as the one in your air conditioner!

So, today we’re going to focus on the wonderful benefits of continuously replacing your furnace’s air filter, since it can play a huge part in preventing costly heating repair in San Ramon, CA. If you’re in the mood to save some money and do a service that’ll keep your system running smoothly, then read on and get ready to replace your filter.

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Heat Pump or Furnace: Which is Right for You?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

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Furnaces and heat pumps both provide the same service. They heat your home. Some homeowners like to stop there and call it quits, but those homeowners either have excess money where they’d rather pay someone else to take care of the rest, or they’re paying for more repairs than they should. Many people in our area, however, want to make the most educated decision possible at the lowest cost—and for that, you’ll need some advice.

While furnaces and heat pumps do the same job, the way they do their job is incredibly different. Depending on your climate, the fuel you have access to, and the type of home you own, these systems will provide many different levels of satisfaction. While heating in San Ramon, CA might not be the biggest priority of the year, finding the most cost-effective solution for cold and rainy weather should definitely be up there.

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Noticing a Carbon Monoxide Leak

Monday, November 25th, 2019

carbon-monoxide-detectorIf you clicked on this blog post then we congratulate you for being concerned about something that we are always worrying over. Since we set up countless gas furnaces and are experts with furnace repair in San Ramon, CA we’re committed to keeping everyone as comfortable and as safe as possible.

Chances are, you’ve got a perfectly safe gas furnace system and, if you’ve got carbon monoxide detectors, you’re most likely a-OK. However, that doesn’t minimize the real danger that carbon monoxide leaks pose to our customers and community. So, we’d like to go over a few signs that can be easy to recognize that signal your furnace is starting to leak carbon monoxide. Stay smart, stay vigilant, and keep reading about how we can help you.

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Lower Your Heating Bill with Three Simple Tips

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Bills are bills, we pay them no matter what they cost. It’s just the nature of being a homeowner. Your monthly fuel bill isn’t like a parking ticket that you can try to get reduced with a plea deal, or that you’ve got any luck trying to fight against. Bills represent the amount of fuel and energy we consume, and that’s that.

However, if your bills are starting to rack up and you can see yourself wanting to cut back on them, we’ve got just the right tools for you. Here, we’re all about creating a heating experience that is as cheap as possible, while still remaining effective enough to warm your home. So, in order to help your heater out (and to reduce the risk of heating repair in San Ramon, CA) we’ve listed a few tips that could keep your efficiency high and your heating bill low.

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Furnace Checklist: Keep Your Furnace Safe This Winter

Monday, October 28th, 2019

furnace-burnersRegular furnace maintenance is not optional, and no matter the type of fuel it runs on, this is non-negotiable. They’re huge investments, they provide a massive service for you and your family during the winter, and they can often become fire hazards when something goes wrong. Would you say that getting your car inspected is optional? Well, the government would disagree.

If you’re trying to keep your heater in good condition to avoid expensive furnace repair in Oakland, CA then you’re going to want to pay attention. The chilly temps that engulf the Bay Area throughout winter and spring make it especially important to schedule necessary maintenance checks. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about a furnace inspection and why it is so important that a professional technician does this in your place.

Never settle for subpar service, let the pros take the lead.

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Don’t Neglect These Late Season Heater Repair Needs

Monday, April 15th, 2019

technician-looking-over-heaterTemperatures are finally warming up a bit in our area, which means it’s just about time to shut our heaters down for the season, schedule an AC tune-up, and start enjoying the comfort an effective cooling system can deliver. But wait, before we talk about shutting our heaters down—how did yours perform this past winter? Did it show any signs of struggle? Were you told it needed repairs, but have yet to take care of them?

Even if your heater is operating “okay,” ignoring any sign of a heating system problem can cause it to turn into a much bigger issue, leaving you with a broken down heater next year when you need it the most. Depending on what caused your heating issue, you may even find yourself with air conditioning problems this spring and summer, by neglecting a repair need for your heater. Keep reading to learn some of the indications of heating system problems.

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