Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

Change Your Oil Heater to a Natural Gas System

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Back in the day, oil heaters were some of the most reliable systems on the market. To a certain extent, they’re not all bad. If you’ve just purchased a new home with an oil heater that’s only a few years old, then we’d advise you to at least give it a chance before getting it replaced. But you’re likely going to see high heating prices and a more difficult time getting repairs and oil deliveries for your home.

At this point, almost half of the entire United States population uses natural gas heating systems. They’re effective, efficient, and clean-burning. Heaters that use electricity are the second most common heating system, followed by oil and propane. What we’re trying to say is that there’s a general trend of people moving away from oil-burning heating systems, and towards more efficiently operating HVAC in Livermore, CA.

Let’s talk about this in better detail!

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Let’s Vent About Your Vents

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Ugh! This must be the third time this month that you’ve cleaned off your vents, or that you’ve contemplated opening them up to see why they won’t keep your home comfortable. You get your HVAC system maintained yearly, you even invested in an air filtration system to block out contaminants, so what gives? Why are your air vents dirty and why don’t they work properly?

Well, if the answer were simple, then we wouldn’t be writing a whole blog post about it, would we? In fact, there could be a variety of things negatively impacting your air vents and air ducts. We’re here to narrow down that list and provide support for your HVAC in Oakland, CA.

You know, you could just stop reading and call our team if you know what kind of help you want. Or if you’re more comfortable, take a look below at some common air vent problems and then call us for our professional advice!

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Is It Time to Replace Your Heater?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

That’s a very good question, and something that we’re honestly trying to get homeowners to think about more. Heaters aren’t meant to last forever, but we would never want you to replace your heating system before it actually needs to be replaced, right? After all, you want to have your heating system run for as long as possible, just like you would a car or a phone. If it’s worth over a thousand dollars to install, then you really should try to get your money’s worth.

That being said, a heater that runs beyond its lifespan can quickly siphon money out of your pocket with high heating bills, expensive repairs, and poor comfort. We’ll go into the specifics of when to call us for heater repair in Walnut Creek, CA, and when it’s finally time to call it quits and invest in heater replacement services.

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Is Your Heat Exchanger Okay?

Monday, March 1st, 2021

This is a question we get from homeowners pretty often. If it’s not a question you’ve asked a professional before, then you might want to add it to your list of questions. And, if you’re one of the many homeowners who doesn’t even know what the heat exchanger is, then you’re in the right place!

We don’t discriminate in this blog against those familiar or unfamiliar with HVAC technology. All we’re concerned with is providing quality heater repair in Oakland, CA. In order to do that, we need to educate homeowners on the most sensitive component of their heating system—the heat exchanger.

Let’s talk in-depth about what a heat exchanger is, how it works, and how you can tell if there’s something wrong with it. Call us by the time you reach the end of this blog so we can help relieve your problems.

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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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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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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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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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Preparing Your Heater for Winter Correctly

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The leaves are changing and the air is getting chilly…in most other states. This is Northern California, after all, so it may take a little bit longer than usual for the weather to cool. What this means for residents is that it gives them a little extra time to prepare their HVAC systems in Oakland, CA. Specifically, these are the days that you should be looking into making sure that your heater is in good working order before the demand on this system goes through the roof.

It pays to be prepared. Knowing the best ways to prepare your heating system for wintertime will end up saving you money. The best way to do this is to reach out for professional help as an HVAC technician will know exactly what to look for and what your unit needs to be optimized for the coming months.

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