Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog

4 AC Issues You’ll Want to Know About

August 31st, 2020

While we might be under the impression that summer is starting to wind down, we’d be lying if we said that there weren’t several hot days still ahead. Your air conditioner is still going to be useful well into September, especially here in California. So, in order to talk about something relevant, we’ve decided to discuss some AC issues you could be running into.

Keep in mind that just because it’s late in the Summer doesn’t mean that you can’t call us for air conditioning repair in San Ramon. Actually, on the contrary, our schedules are starting to free up more as fall rolls in, which means we can provide AC help at your convenience.

A struggling AC can be a nuisance, but luckily a more informed homeowner is always going to be better at dealing with those issues. Let’s get you informed on what could be ailing your system!

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Zone Control: A System You Didn’t Know You Needed

August 17th, 2020

How does your air conditioner work? That’s not a hypothetical question, we’re honestly asking if you know how the cooled, conditioned air makes it to the rooms of your home. It travels through ductwork, right? Your ductwork is responsible for keeping your homes consistently cooled to the same temperature.

Sometimes, based on the layout of your home, the condition of your ductwork, or just the material your home is built of, temperatures can fluctuate wildly in different rooms. Your living room might be chilly at 65 degrees but your bedroom might be sitting at 80. There isn’t a setting you could program into your air conditioner to make it work differently.

You have three options. Either you deal with the poor temperature control, call our team for expert opinions on HVAC in Dublin, CA, or you invest in a zone control system. If you’re asking yourself what a zone control system is, then we insist you keep reading!

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Choose the AC System That’s Right for You

August 3rd, 2020

ac-and-ventilation-graphicDid you know that there are other types of air conditioners aside from window units and central AC systems? We’re sorry, we didn’t mean to blow your mind. There have been a lot of advancements in technology for the HVAC industry over the last decade. We’d like to talk about some of these advancements and where they can fit into your life–and your home.

Some homes are just not well-equipped for a central air conditioner. Window units are only applicable for small apartments and one room cooling needs. For everyone else, and there are a lot of people out there who fall under this category, there are heat pumps and ductless mini splits.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about these new types of air conditioners, don’t worry. We’ll go into details about how they work and why they could be your perfect AC installation in San Ramon.

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Safer, Healthier, Cleaner: Invest in an Air Purifier

July 20th, 2020

What constitutes safe air? What about clean air? One person’s home might feel cleaner than another’s, and vice versa. These questions aren’t meant to blow your mind, they’re meant to get you thinking about systems that can better make your home’s air clean, safe, and comfortable. By utilizing technology like an air purifier, you can eliminate odors and harmful germs that can make you sick and unhappy.

Air purifiers in San Ramon, CA have improved drastically over just the last couple of years. It’s worth doing a bit of researching to seeing how these systems work and how they can benefit you. Do you have a specific budget or type of home that gets stuffy? We assure you that there’s an air purifier that will work for you.

Give us a call and ask us about our air purifier options. Keep reading and we’ll give you some details.

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Yep, It’s Time to Replace Your AC

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!

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?

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

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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Your Guide for Dealing with Mild Summers

May 11th, 2020

technician-shaking-hands-with-customerNot many people outside of the Bay Area understand just how mild our climate is. They think “Oh, California, that means scorching hot temperatures for half of the year,” but that’s really not even close. Our summers can get a little warm and humid, but not nearly as hot as notorious locations in Southern California, and our winters still hit with a strong chill. That means the name of the game here is finding appropriate HVAC equipment that can help your home deal with mild temperatures.

So today, apart from our usual talk about air conditioners, we’re going to talk about what type of technology is best suited for dealing with a mild climate, and how you can more efficiently and affordably make your home comfortable throughout the whole year. Whether that’s with a central AC through our AC services in Alameda, CA, or through the purchase of a new heat pump, the choice is ultimately yours!

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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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