Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog

Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

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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Should Your Ducts Be Tested?

April 13th, 2020

air-duct-checkDuct testing is an important service that we offer, but so many homeowners just don’t take advantage of it when they should. With the amount of money we spend on energy to have our heaters and air conditioners treating the air in our homes, the least we could do is ensure that our ducts are in good condition.

What happens when your ducts aren’t in good condition? Well, below we’re going to break down just why duct testing in Walnut Creek is so vital. Without knowing exactly how well your air ducts function, it’s going to be impossible to accurately save money with air conditioning efficiency. You’ll be spending more money on a struggling system that’s losing precious air because your ducts aren’t in good condition to keep your home comfortable.

So, let’s talk about the benefits of air ducts that are in good condition, a result you can only get from having them tested in the first place!

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The Coronavirus and Our Promise to You

April 1st, 2020

We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus.

We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property.

If you have an appointment scheduled with Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time, and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority.

Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

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Fix Your AC Before the Summer Starts!

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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Do You Qualify for a Furnace Tax Credit?

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

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?

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

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

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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Air Conditioning Maintenance? Now?

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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