Comfort Incorporated Blog

Never Underestimate the Condition of Your Ducts!

August 13th, 2018

ductwork being worked on by a technicianIf you’ve lived here for even just a year, then you know how uncomfortably hot and humid it gets during the summer months. That being said, you want an air conditioner that will operate effectively and efficiently, right? Well, consider the “V” part of “HVAC”—is your ventilation system in good shape? We’re talking about the ductwork that connects your air conditioner to the outside, enabling the distribution of cooled air. Given that it is typically out of sight—hidden behind walls, beneath floors, and the like—we don’t blame you if you haven’t given it much thought.

But what you should know, is that if your ductwork is in bad shape either due to age or even a poor installation to begin with, you may find yourself in need of air conditioning repair in Edmond, without knowing the actual cause. If your air ducts are affected by leaks, poor connections, or improper construction, then you can be experiencing problems that lead to poor HVAC efficiency, costing you money that you shouldn’t have to spend.

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What Are the Benefits of an AC Maintenance Program?

July 30th, 2018

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit, energy save solutionIf you’ve followed our blog at all in even just the past year, then you’ve seen us mention a few times how important it is for summer planning that you schedule maintenance before the season begins. While spring is typically the best time to have this done, since it hasn’t gotten unbearably hot yet, there really is no wrong time to schedule maintenance—in the absence of a total system breakdown.

Air conditioning maintenance is the best way to avoid unnecessary Del City AC repair, improve your system’s lifespan, and help the AC function as efficiently as it can. But today we’re going to take our advice beyond simply scheduling maintenance. We want to encourage you to enroll in a maintenance program.

There are a number of benefits to doing so, some of which we’ve discussed below.

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Tips for Using Your Air Conditioner More Efficiently

July 16th, 2018

woman looking very comfortable in air conditioned homeYou won’t meet many people in our area who aren’t thankful for the use of central air conditioning during our long, hot summers. It’s a necessity to make your home not only comfortable, but bearable! But if your cooling system doesn’t work the way it is supposed to, then it may be time to call a professional HVAC Contractor in Edmond, OK, particularly if you skipped maintenance before summer began (in the absence of a complete system breakdown, it’s never too late to get this on your schedule!)

Repair needs aren’t the only reason your air conditioner might be operating inefficiently, though. The good news is, there may be steps you can take that you haven’t thought of before to boost system efficiency. Keep reading for some tips on how to do so, and give us a call if you suspect a problem that’s out of your control.

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The Effects of a Dirty Air Filter

July 2nd, 2018

man holding air filter on a white backgroundIf you’ve been reading our blog, you may have seen us mention before the importance of changing your air filter. Maybe you think this is because a dirty air filter contaminates your indoor air, and this is why we urge homeowners to clean or replace theirs every 1-3 months. We understand why you’d assume this, but it’s not actually the case.

The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC systems is in place to block particles and contaminants from damaging the inside of the HVAC systems themselves, by pummeling or jamming the fan or building up on other indoor components. When an air filter is too dirty, it can do just as much damage by now allowing for proper airflow and causing your air conditioner to work harder than it should have to in order to do its job—essentially leading to the need for potentially costly professional AC repair, and maybe even premature cooling system replacement.

Keep reading to learn more about the impact that a dirty air filter has on your cooling system.

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Signs You Need a New AC

June 18th, 2018

An old air conditioner unit, in need of updating, sitting in tall weedsYour home’s air conditioning system is typically among the most expensive mechanical systems you’ll install. Naturally so, the thought of replacing it isn’t always pleasant for homeowners. But even when we have milder summers, you really don’t want to go without air conditioning—so if yours is ready for replacement, now is the time to start shopping.

When you find what you need, which our team can help you with, be sure to contact us for professional air conditioning installation in Oklahoma City. In the meantime, though, how can you even tell that your existing air conditioner is a candidate for replacement?

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Can Humidity Hurt Your Air Conditioner?

June 4th, 2018

hvac vent on wallLong story short? Yes.

Residents of Edmond are no strangers to the high humidity levels that come along with summer heat. And your air conditioner can deal with that humidity a bit, but it’s not designed to lower the humidity—only the temperatures. Furthermore, excess humidity can actually cause damage to your cooling system as it tried to deal with the humidity, and ultimately you’ll be left with a muggy and uncomfortable home.

The good news is that there is a very effective way to rid your home of this uncomfortable and damaging humidity, and prevent AC system problems—the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier.

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Tips for Bringing Your Cooling Costs Down

May 21st, 2018

air conditioner sitting on pile of moneyWe haven’t met a person who isn’t grateful for the use of a fully functional and efficient air conditioner during the summer. They make home life not only bearable, but actually quite comfortable. But what if your air conditioning in Moore, OK isn’t working as effectively as you expect it to?

The solution to this will depend on the problem. For instance, if you aren’t getting cool air no matter how low you set the thermostat, there’s clearly something wrong with the system. But in many cases, homeowners look at their high cooling costs and assume something is wrong when really it’s just that they aren’t using their air conditioner as efficiently as possible. So, what can you do?

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Tips for Hiring an HVAC Contractor

May 15th, 2018

technician working on ac unitsBy doing a quick online search, you can certainly find a plethora of handymen in your area who are willing to work on your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system. But that doesn’t mean you should just go with whoever offers the cheapest Oklahoma City, OK AC services when you’re looking to get a new system installed or your existing AC unit serviced.

There are a number of qualities to look for when searching for a reputable and reliable HVAC contractor, which we’ve highlighted below. If you want your HVAC system to be in good hands, follow these tips!

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Is Your Commercial Cooling System in Good Shape?

May 7th, 2018

rooftop ac units on top of commercial buildingIf your answer is, “no, it needs work” or “actually, I have no idea,” then it’s time to call our team for professional commercial HVAC services in Norman, OK. After all, we’re about to enter our hottest part of the year. This is a great time to have a trained technician give your system(s) a look and address any problems that need fixing before summer hits. This is especially the case for commercial air conditioners, which have a much heavier workload than residential systems, and require a contractor that specializes in commercial services.

If you are a business owner or manage an office space, you should contact a commercial HVAC company to have maintenance done if you haven’t already, and repairs if you’ve been told you need them or suspect you may need them.

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Common AC Repairs to Avoid This Summer

April 23rd, 2018

top view of an air conditionerTo say that summers can be unbearable when temperatures are at their highest would be an understatement. That being said, it’s vital that you have a fully effective and efficient air conditioner to get you through the warmer months.

If you haven’t already schedule AC maintenance, now is the time to do so. Having your system tuned-up every year in the spring is the best way to ensure you can avoid air conditioning repair in Edmond, OK. It does bear mentioning that although maintenance will give you a peace of mind that your system will get through this spring and summer, you may still run into cooling system problems that need to be fixed. But how do you know when this is the case?

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