When the weather’s warm, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming, it’s hard not to love spring here in the Oklahoma City area. But for many people, spring is also the time of year for sneezing, coughing and itching because counts are high for allergens like pollen and ragweed. Although there’s not much you can do about the allergens outside, there’s a lot you can do inside your home to reduce your allergy symptoms. Take a look at the 7 tips we listed below!
Picking out a new air conditioner is a lot like picking out a new car. There are many different models and features to consider before you can decide which system is right for you. We here at Comfort Incorporated want to give you a helping hand when you’re choosing your next air conditioner, so we’ve listed 6 great features to look for below.
The standard flat filters that are installed in many homes in the Oklahoma City area provide only a bare-minimum of protection for your HVAC system. If you want to reduce the risk of damaging your furnace and air conditioner and you’re not ready for a more advanced air filtration device, one of your best options is to install a high-efficiency pleated filter. Today we’re going to take a look at the benefits and limitations of installing a pleated filter in your home!
When you’re in the market for a new heat pump, one of the most important deciding factors about which unit to choose will be how energy-efficient it is. Heat pumps are a unique (and sometimes confusing) case when it comes to efficiency ratings because they combine a number of different ratings that should all be taken into account. Today we’re going to shed some light on heat pump efficiency ratings and how you can use them to choose a new unit!
With air conditioning season right around the corner, many Oklahoma City area homeowners will soon be looking for ways to keep their summer energy bills low. Of the many things that can affect the efficiency of your cooling system, one of the biggest ones is the performance of your air conditioner’s air handler. So let’s take a look at some of the best ways to increase your air handler’s efficiency this cooling season!
Homes these days are built very tightly in order to prevent air from leaking in and out of them. Although this has been a great help in reducing energy consumption, it has also created a phenomenon known as sick building syndrome in which airborne contaminants are trapped indoors with nowhere to go. As a result, the air inside is often 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside.
As we discussed in an earlier blog, the manufacturing of R22 refrigerant (commonly known as “Freon”) is set to be phased out by 2020. However, the government is attempting to fast-track the phase-out by restricting supplies of the refrigerant. As a result, the cost of Freon is rising exponentially, and Oklahoma City area homeowners need to be aware of how this might affect the cost of certain air conditioner repairs this summer.
Did you miss out on the tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements that expired in 2011? If so, or if you’re planning on replacing your HVAC system soon, you’re in luck! Congress has extended the federal tax credits for the installation of new energy-efficient HVAC systems, and you might qualify to receive money back for your recent or upcoming installation. All the information you need is below!
Winter is officially over (even if the temperatures don’t always feel that way), which means this is a good time to begin thinking about taking care of a few maintenance tasks before you shut down your furnace for the last time this year. The tail end of the heating season is also a great time to reflect on your furnace’s performance this year and make any repairs or upgrades that will improve the comfort levels in your home. In order to guide you through this seasonal transition, we’ve provided you with five HVAC-related tips for the end of winter below!
Today marks the first day of spring! That means that we’ve made it through the coldest winter months and we can begin to look forward to more consistent warm weather. Spring is also the season that homeowners should begin to think about annual air conditioner tune-ups and consider joining one of our Comfort Club maintenance plans if they haven’t already. So let’s take a look at why air conditioner tune-ups are so important and the details behind the different maintenance plans that we offer.