Comfort Incorporated Blog

Can a Dirty Air Filter Hurt Your AC System?

May 18th, 2020

man-holding-air-filterThe short answer to this is, “yes.” We’ll elaborate more below!

Too many homeowners think that the only reason they should care about their HVAC system’s air filter is due to the allergens and particles in their indoor air. But this is only partially true.

A dirty air filter isn’t a problem necessarily due to indoor air quality problems. When a technician recommends that you change yours out ever 1-3 months, it’s not so you’ll breathe easier—it’s so that the airflow going into your air conditioner won’t be restricted, and that debris won’t reach the interior components of the air conditioner itself.

Sure, helping your indoor air quality is a small benefit of this type of air filter, but that’s not the air filter’s primary job. Read on to learn more, and to learn how a dirty air filter actually impacts your cooling system.

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How to Detect the Signs Your AC Needs Repair

May 4th, 2020

two-ac-technicians-in-front-of-outdoor-ac-unit-looking-at-checklist-on-clipboardAir conditioning repair is one of those services nobody wants to have to schedule, but it’s inevitable that at some point it will happen. It’s not that air conditioners aren’t sturdy appliances, but rather that no matter the type of air conditioner, it goes through a natural process of wear and tear. Components break down and need replacement, the strain on the system leads to repair needs, and even the lack of maintenance could mean more repairs are necessary.

The longer you wait to schedule AC repair, the higher chance there is of suffering a complete system breakdown. Nobody wants that in the middle of summer, right? So it’s best to learn now what the signs of an air conditioner in disrepair are. We aren’t calling for homeowners to become AC experts, but we do want you to know when it’s in your best interest to give our pros a call.

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How to Have a Healthy Home

April 20th, 2020

woman-looking-comfortable-in-home-officeThere is a lot of concern around personal and public health right now, understandably. Families are searching for ways to prevent illness in their homes and keep their household safe. In that search, we’ve seen a lot of customers look into indoor air quality products.

The right indoor air quality product can help you fight against the transmission of viruses and illnesses. Not enough is known about the transmission of the current outbreak we’re dealing with, but we can tell you that you will only benefit from looking into how to improve your indoor air quality and take a big step toward a healthier home.

After all, even without a virus in the environment, your indoor air can be worse than that of outdoors. This is true for many homes that don’t have the right indoor air quality products or services in place.

We encourage you to consider the installation of a whole-home air purifier, but did you know you have options on which type?

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Get Your AC Ready to Work This Summer

April 6th, 2020

outdoor-ac-unit-with-clipboard-on-itHave you scheduled spring maintenance for your air conditioner yet? If not, now is a perfect time! We typically recommend this service right before you need your system the most, so it has the best chance of making it through summer without needing repairs or breaking down on you unexpectedly. During maintenance, our technicians fully inspect your air conditioner, clean it inside and out, make adjustments, and recommend repairs to you if needed.

This all helps your air conditioner perform better, last longer, and keep you more comfortable! Of course, this type of maintenance service should be left to the professionals—forgoing professional maintenance and trying to do complex work on your own can actually void out the system warranty. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take that help with overall maintenance. Curious? Read on!

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Take These Steps to Avoid Needless AC Repairs

March 23rd, 2020

checklist-aniimatedIf you’ve lived in our area through even just one summer season, then you already know that your air conditioner is in for a big workout pretty soon. Fortunately, cooling systems are durable and designed to handle the heat—when they are properly cared for.

When they’re not properly cared for, you can find yourself paying a lot more than you should have to for your AC to keep you cool. You might also find yourself calling for our AC repair professionals a lot more than you think you should need to. Of course, we’re always happy to help! We would like to help you avoid needless repairs, though. Read on as we uncover how to do just that.

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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Necessary?

March 9th, 2020

before-and-after-shot-of-duct-cleaning“Do I really need duct cleaning?”

This is a common question among homeowners, and it makes sense. After all, it takes years for dirt and dust to build up in ductwork, and you may not even notice the decline in your indoor air quality. Perhaps you’ve even accepted that you and your family members suffer from allergies and there’s nothing more you can do about it.

Well, professional duct cleaning service keeps you from breathing in contaminants and paying more than necessary for your HVAC services. Duct cleaning helps you avoid these detriments by improving your indoor air quality (which can actually be worse than that of outdoors without the right air quality systems and services in place). Improved air quality leads to better health, easier breathing, and more comfort.

Having duct cleaning done every few years helps you achieve this, plus presents you with the following benefits.

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“If I Skipped Furnace Maintenance, Is It Too Late?”

February 24th, 2020

heating-ventHere’s the thing—the number one way to prevent furnace repair in Norman, OK is to schedule routine maintenance. Now, we aren’t saying that you’ll never need a furnace repair—that would be an outrageous claim. Every heating or air conditioning system will succumb to natural wear and tear, and as a result, will need repairs.

But to keep those repair needs minor and to limit your chances of having an HVAC emergency on your hands, you’d do well to schedule annual maintenance services. That said, you’ll often see us recommend this service in the fall. After all, this is before you need your system the most, right? But no, that does not mean it’s too late now to schedule it if you skipped it this fall.

There are far more benefits to having maintenance done now than there are skipping it until next year. These benefits include:

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What Goes Into a Professional Furnace Replacement?

February 10th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceThis time of the year is clearly not the greatest to be stuck with a malfunctioning heating system, right? But if you’re reading a blog post about furnace replacement, it likely means that you’re in need of one. That said, we totally understand the urgency and how easy it would be to rush into a heater purchase, and even save time by hiring just anyone to do the replacement service.

We really have to discourage this, however. There are a number of reasons you should only trust a professional for a job like this. There’s a lot of work that goes into a furnace installation, and trusting a professional for the job will not only help your comfort and heater performance but also will protect your safety. To help you understand this, we’ve outlined what exactly goes into a furnace replacement, below.

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How to Avoid Furnace Repairs

January 27th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceOkay, so you can’t completely avoid furnace repairs. That’d be nice, but every heating system has its limits. Natural wear and tear will impact the newest and best furnaces eventually. What you can do, however, is mitigate repair needs—make sure that the repairs you’re paying for are minimal at best and you’re never caught by surprise with furnace emergencies you weren’t expecting.

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Is Your Furnace Showing Signs of Disrepair?

January 13th, 2020

surprised-woman-covering-mouthWhen you live somewhere like Edmond, OK, the last thing you need is to have a heater that can break down at any given moment. But if you don’t know the signs that a heating system actually needs repair, then you could very well find yourself facing this dilemma. It’s never fun to have to schedule heating repairs, but we can assure you it’s even worse to have a nonfunctioning heater in the dead of winter.

It’s best to repair a heating system as early as possible so you can avoid sudden system problems and higher emergency repair costs later on. Plus, the sooner you repair your system, the more efficiently it will run, lowering your monthly operational costs as well. Keep reading as we uncover some of the top signs of a furnace in disrepair.

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