Comfort Incorporated Blog

How to Boost AC Efficiency While Preventing Repair Needs

June 17th, 2019

man-holding-air-filter-to-change-and-boot-efficiencyIf you’ve lived in the area for even just one summer, then you know that your air conditioner is in for a big workout pretty soon. Fortunately, it is durable and designed to handle the heat—when it is properly cared for!

When it’s not properly cared for, you may find yourself paying a lot more for your AC to keep you cool than you should have to. You may also find yourself facing needs for air conditioning repair in Norman, OK that you shouldn’t need to. The good news is, there are many methods to not only boost efficiency and lower costs, but prevent repair needs, too. Keep reading to learn more.

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The Consequences of a Dirty Air Filter (It’s Not What You Think)

June 3rd, 2019

close-up-view-of-pleated-air-filterIf you think the only reason you should care about your HVAC system’s air filter is because of the allergens and particles in your air, you’d only be partially correct.

Many homeowners assume that a dirty air filter is a problem because it keeps your air dirty, and that this is why technicians tell you to change it every 1-3 months. So, if you aren’t suffering from allergies at the moment, that means your air filter is fine where it is, right? Well, not necessarily!

While helping your indoor air quality is a small benefit of these air filters, their purpose isn’t entirely for that. Their purpose is actually to protect the interior components of your air conditioner and heating system. Keep reading to learn more about this, and how a dirty air filter actually impacts your life—or at least the life of your air conditioner.

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Humidity and Its Impact on Your AC

May 20th, 2019

woman-sitting-in-front-of-fan-cooling-offDid you know that excessive humidity can actually hurt your air conditioner?

Humidity is essentially moisture—moisture that in our area comes with the high summer temperatures we’re all very familiar with. This moisture makes us uncomfortable, and essentially the only way it dissipates is by lowering the temperature. So, it stands to reason that you’d turn on your air conditioner and set it to the lowest possible temperature, right?

The problem with this is that it makes your air conditioner work harder and harder as summer progresses, and as a result, the AC system is strained and accumulates wear and damage. Plus, the humidity isn’t effectively removed, so you’ll still be uncomfortable.

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Heed These Signs Your AC Needs Repair

May 6th, 2019

woman-looking-surprisedSpring is moving right along, and already we’re heading into warmer temperatures. If you’re not already, soon you’ll be using your air conditioner on a daily basis, and when this time comes you need to be able to rely on it—after all, the last thing you need is a sudden breakdown and an emergency repair call on a 90°+ day!

So, what if you suspect (or, have been told by an HVAC pro) that you need AC repair in Edmond, OK? The best thing you can do for your system is to take care of this need now, before you need your system hour by hour. The good news is that most repair signs are pretty apparent, so if you suspect something is wrong, it probably is. Overall, it’s never a waste of time to have something checked out “just in case.” But do you really know what to look, or listen for? Keep reading for some common indicators of an AC in disrepair.

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Comfort Incorporated Is Hiring!

April 23rd, 2019

ac-technician-working-on-unit-with-technician-in-foregroundHow would you like to work for one of the best companies in Oklahoma City? If you have experience in the HVAC industry and a strong desire to work for a value-based business that always puts customers first, please visit our job board to apply.

We’re currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • Service Technician
  • Apprentice
  • Commercial Installer

If you have any questions about the application process or the available positions, please reach out to us at the number listed above!

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Are Your Air Ducts Doing You Harm?

April 22nd, 2019

inside-an-air-ductThe short answer is, they could be, if they’re too dirty!

Chances are, you don’t actually think about the condition of your home’s ductwork very often. After all, the ductwork in most homes is hidden from sight, traveling through spaces between walls and through the attic. Exposed ducts might look fine in commercial buildings with high ceilings, but that’s not the appearance for a cozy and pleasant home.

Residential air ducts need some consideration though. These ducts can suffer damage that can lead to poor heating and cooling performance that result in high utility bills. But physical damage isn’t the only way they can suffer—or rather, cause you to suffer. Dirty ducts are a problem too.

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Don’t Put Off Your AC Maintenance Tune-Up Any Longer

April 8th, 2019

outside-air-conditioner-unitThis is the time of year that marks a shift in the weather as we progress into spring and inch closer to the heat of summer. Therefore, now is the perfect time to schedule air conditioning maintenance in Oklahoma City. There are a few basic tasks you can complete on your own when it comes to maintaining your cooling system, like changing your air filter every 1-3 months. But full maintenance that makes an actual difference must be left to the pros!

Only trained technicians can manage the numerous tasks involved with this service, like inspecting motors and electrical connections, as well as cleaning coils and moving parts. You can rely on our staff to provide your air conditioner with top quality maintenance each year.

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Buying a New Air Conditioner? Don’t Rush!

March 25th, 2019

top-unit-of-outside-air-conditioning-unitThe official start of spring is a great reminder that summer is just around the corner! If you’ve lived in the area for even just a year, you know how uncomfortable it can get. Temperatures begin climbing, and humidity settles in like an old friend. So, this means that now is the time to think about your air conditioner—especially if you have an aging system that needs replacement!

If your air conditioner is over a decade old and is outdated, it is probably time to consider a replacement. Purchasing a new air conditioner, however, is something that comes with many considerations. It’s not a task you want to rush, for quite a few reasons. The good news is, you can contact our team to make not only an educated decision about what type of air conditioner to buy but also what size. This is just the start of why a pro should install your AC!

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It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Air Conditioning Breakdowns!

March 11th, 2019

ac-system-being-worked-onOur hottest temperatures are still a good ways off. But don’t let our relatively cool spring weather trick you into thinking that you don’t need to worry about your air conditioner just yet. When summer does arrive in earnest, it can sneak up on you. And even though the warmer weather is generally pretty welcomed, you won’t get to enjoy it as much indoors if you need AC repair in Norman, OK.

The best way to prevent this? By scheduling air conditioning maintenance, sooner than later.

There are some basic maintenance chores you can do on your own. This includes changing the air filter in your air conditioner as needed. Typically, this means every 1-3 months during periods of use (and if you used a furnace this winter, the air filter is probably shared between the two systems, so it’s actually a great idea to change it now!) It’s also a good idea to remove any debris from around your outdoor condenser unit, to help airflow.

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Are UV Lights Worth the Investment?

February 25th, 2019

blue-uv-lightIt would be really easy for us to just say, “Yes!” and leave it at that. But you deserve more of an explanation than that. There are many things that can negatively impact your indoor air quality, and there are a number of systems that can help improve this situation.

The fact of the matter is, indoor air quality is a big concern just about any time of the year—in fact, your indoor air quality is actually worse than that of outdoors, especially without the right products in your home. And a UV air purifier is one of these products!

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