Comfort Incorporated Blog

Should You Have Your Air Conditioner Maintained Now?

April 5th, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-air-air-conditionerIt can be easy to dismiss the recommendation for annual air conditioning maintenance. After all, nothing is actually wrong with your air conditioner, so does it really need service at all? It’s never suffered a loss of cooling power–by all accounts, it’s working “just fine.”

But you shouldn’t settle for “just fine”! What if your air conditioner isn’t actually working as best as it could, and as a result is costing each month you more money than you should have to spend? We recommend maintenance because it helps prevent problems. We would love for you to never run into an emergency AC repair need, but the only way to help guarantee that is by taking proper care of the system.

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Our Guide to Repairing or Replacing Your Heater

March 22nd, 2021

We know, as temperatures warm up, your heater is probably the last thing you want to talk about. It’s given you the runaround this year and you’re finally able to take a breath of fresh air and think about something else for a change. Go for a walk, do some meditation, or maybe schedule a spring hike with the family to celebrate making it all the way through such a harsh winter!

Once that’s done, it’s important that you don’t ignore your heating system. Ignorance can lead to problems, and when your heater is the subject of conversation, those problems can be very expensive. Let’s avoid an unnecessary heating repair in Midwest City, OK by talking about the elephant in the room.

It doesn’t have to be a tough conversation. We’ll walk you through just how easy your heater repair or replacement can be.

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Could Your HVAC Systems Be Hurting Your Indoor Air Quality?

March 8th, 2021

vent-low-on-wallIf we were to ask you the relation between your HVAC systems and your home’s indoor air quality, what would you say?

If you’re like many homeowners, you would say that your indoor air quality is determined by the temperature of your home, which of course is controlled by your HVAC systems. This isn’t wrong, but it’s not completely right either. Temperature is only part of good indoor air quality.

Another relation between IAQ and HVAC systems that people make is that their HVAC systems’ air filter protects their indoor air quality. This is also not quite true. It certainly helps with indoor air quality, but this air filter is in place to protect the HVAC systems themselves.

So, what is the real relation between your HVAC systems and your indoor air quality? Read on to find out!

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Deciding Between an Electric or Gas Furnace: Which Is More Efficient?

February 22nd, 2021

furnace-jetsYour time has come—you need a new heating system. But, you’re a little uncertain about what to go with. When you’re considering a furnace replacement, there are many factors to think about. Perhaps the most important is how efficient a furnace you want. After all, don’t you want to be comfortable at an affordable price?

But how do you know what’s the most efficient? And does it make a difference whether you get an electric or a gas furnace when it comes to your monthly utility bills?

We’ll dive into this below. You may be surprised to find that the answers to these questions aren’t as simple as you may think. First off when it comes to what efficiency is—the rating of the heating output of the furnace compared to the amount of energy it actually consumes—it makes it sound like you simply want a system with the highest efficiency rating possible. Read on as we uncover what that means.

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What Does It Mean to Have a Professional Heating Replacement?

February 8th, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceThe last thing any homeowner in the Yukon area needs during this time of the year is to have a completely broken down heater, or one that is in major disrepair. Unfortunately, if you’ve come across this blog post then there is a good chance that’s exactly the scenario you’ve found yourself in.

You may be in a rush to get a replacement system in. But this is one purchase you absolutely should take your time on, and trust the pros for the job.

There are a number of reasons we say this. First, we want to ensure you choose the best heating system for your specific needs. We can help you find an efficient system that is sized correctly and will serve you well for the years to come. But also, the steps involved in actually installing a new heater are more intricate than you might realize. Read on as we explain.

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Furnace Repairs: Why You Should Leave This Work to the Pros

January 25th, 2021

furnace-jetsA common question we get from homeowners is, “Can’t I just do repairs on my furnace myself? It’ll cost me less, right?”

No, and no. But don’t worry, we’ll give you a bit more of an explanation than simply that! Attempting furnace repairs on your own can lead not only to injury but also operational problems for the heating system. On top of that, it can end up costing you more than just calling a pro would have in the first place, since you’ll probably have to call us when your repair doesn’t last or something happens to the system because it wasn’t properly cared for.

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Why Regular Furnace Maintenance Is So Important

January 11th, 2021

furnace-jetsIt’s officially 2021, and with everything going on in the world, it can be really easy to forget about your household needs. But trust us when we say your comfort and well-being matters! We truly believe that, and that’s why we encourage all of our customers to invest in heating maintenance each year. And no, it’s not too late!

Professional furnace maintenance should be performed once a year. You’ll typically hear HVAC pros, including ours, say that it’s best to have your heater tuned-up in the fall before you need it the most—before winter makes things too cold. But it’s actually far more important to have it done consistently than it is to have it done at the same time each year.

Read on to learn why routine furnace maintenance is so important.

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“Do I Need Duct Sealing? (And Can I Do it Myself?)”

December 28th, 2020

technician-hands-sealing-ductworkWhen you hear the term “home energy solutions,” what comes to mind? If you’re like many homeowners, it’s your heating and cooling systems. These do, after all, account for over half of a home’s energy use. So you want them to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, right? But your HVAC systems simply cannot perform well if your ductwork is damaged or torn.

If this is the case, you need duct sealing! You may be wondering, “Why would I need to have this done professionally? Can’t I just seal up ducts myself with duct tape?”

Well, no. Duct sealing is not something you can or should do on your own with a roll of duct tape. The reason for this is mainly because duct tape isn’t appropriately named! It’s not actually the right tool for sealing actual HVAC ducts—for this you need the use of professional-grade mastic and the skills of an experienced HVAC technician.

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Unique Ductless Needs to Be Aware Of

December 14th, 2020

technician-repairing-ductless-air-handlerAre you considering a new HVAC system for your heating or cooling needs this season? Or maybe even both? You may think you need to buy a separate air conditioner and heater, but that’s not the case! You can do well with a ductless system.

Rather than operating through a network of ducts like a central AC or furnace does, a ductless system uses one small outdoor unit that connects to up to 4 indoor air handlers via conduits. Each of these conduits contains a powerline, refrigerant line, and condensate line. These systems are highly efficient and effective for both heating and cooling.

They save space too, since each air handler can be wall-mounted up and out of the way. Each air handler can also be individually controlled, so everyone in your home can set theirs to their own heating and cooling preferences.

As great as these systems are, it’s important to be aware that if they’re not properly installed, you could run into some unique problems. We have outlined these problems below.

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Is Your Furnace in Need of Help?

November 30th, 2020

jets-of-a-furnace-firingAre you concerned that your furnace could break down at any time? Well, if you don’t know the signs that it’s in need of repair, this theoretically could happen. It’s never fun to pay for a heating system repair, but it’s even more inconvenient to have a completely broken down heater in the middle of one of the coldest nights of the year, right?

Experts, including our own technicians, will tell you that it’s best to hop on those repair needs as soon as you discover you need them to avoid an emergency later, like a complete system failure. Read on as we uncover some of the signs that your furnace is in need of help from our pros.

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