Comfort Incorporated Blog

Common End of Season AC Repairs to Be Aware Of

September 9th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitsDo you know when you’re in need of air conditioning repairs? The signs aren’t always so obvious, so we don’t blame you if you don’t.

AC repair is one of those services that you don’t want to wait on—doing so can leave you without a functioning air conditioner when you need it the most. At the same time, we understand not wanting to call in a pro unless you know something is wrong with your air conditioner. So, we’ve provided some tips below on what you should look for if you have any suspicions that your AC system isn’t working as it should.

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4 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Might Malfunction

August 26th, 2019

top-view-of-air-conditioner-unitDid you know that if you have a component break down in your air conditioning system, it could have a domino effect on the rest of the system? Meaning, one component becoming loose or breaking down could impact the component next to it, so on and so forth—and before you know it you’ll be stuck in the sweltering heat waiting for repairs—uncomfortably so.

Routine maintenance is the best way to ensure your system works as efficiently and effectively as possible, so if you haven’t kept up on this service, it’s not too late to schedule it now! Regardless of a tune-up appointment or not, the following are some common AC malfunctions we get calls for.

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Have You Checked Your Ductwork Lately?

August 12th, 2019

inside-of-flexible-ductWith summer progressing right along, there’s no denying that hotter temperatures are here to stay, at least for the next couple of months. So of course, you want to make sure that your cooling system is ready, by providing it with the right services (like maintenance). Turning up your air conditioner each year—or every 6 months if you have a heat pump system—with the help of our trained technicians, is really the only way to ensure it will function without any issues this summer, and that it won’t cost more to operate than it should.

There’s much more to keeping your cooling system operating as efficiently as possible, though. Maintenance is essential, but it’s not the end all. It helps spot AC problems before they become big emergencies… but what if your AC problem isn’t a problem with the system itself?

One of the biggest energy thieves you might face over the course of your homeownership is actually leaking ductwork.

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Why You Should Join a Maintenance Membership Program

July 29th, 2019

animated-checklistDid you make a plan for the hot weather this year? Is your air conditioner prepared for the work it’s about to go through? We’re talking about preventive maintenance—spring is typically the best time of year to have this service done, as the weather hasn’t settled into steady warmth yet and we don’t need our air conditioners on a practically hour by hour basis.

But it’s far more important that you have your maintenance done consistently than it is the time of year you have it done. For an air conditioner or heater, you should be having maintenance done once a year. For a heat pump or ductless system, which heats and cools homes, maintenance should be done twice a year.

The best way to remember all this? By enrolling in a maintenance membership program with a professional HVAC contractor. Maintenance is easily one of the most important HVAC services in Norman, OK you can have done, and with a membership, we’ll be the ones to remind you to get it done. That’s not the only great benefit of a maintenance plan though! Read on…

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“How Can I Use My AC System Most Efficiently?”

July 15th, 2019

air-conditioner-outside-unit-sitting-atop-money-on-white-backgroundSummer is here, and there’s no denying that if you aren’t already, you’re going to be using your air conditioner on a daily, and hourly, basis. Now is a great time to think about ways that you can boost your energy efficiency so that you can not only pay less to cool your home, but also reduce the need of needing air conditioning repair in Edmond, OK this summer.

When your air conditioner works as efficiently as possible, you have no reason to worry about costly energy bills. Fortunately, there are many things you can do that cost you little to nothing to actually boost AC efficiency. Keep reading to learn more!

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Does a Dirty Air Filter Hurt Your Indoor Air Quality?

July 1st, 2019

closeup-picture-of-a-dusty-air-filterThe short answer to this is, “Well… it doesn’t help.

A dirty air filter certainly does not help your indoor air quality, but improving your indoor air quality is not its intended purpose either. We touched on this very briefly in our previous blog post, regarding tips on how to boost AC efficiency while preventing repair needs, but your air filter needs to be cleaned every 1-3 months in order to maintain airflow and block debris from reaching the interior components of your air conditioner.

Reach on to learn more about what a dirty air filter does:

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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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