Comfort Incorporated Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear Your AC Make

Monday, August 9th, 2021

woman-with-hand-to-ear-to-listenDo you hear odd noises from your air conditioner? If your unit is old, then some noises are to be expected. For example, you will hear the compressor start up. You may also hear the gentle rattling of ductwork. However, there are other sounds that are not normal and could hint at an underlying issue. 

Here we discuss some of the most common sounds that you may hear from a malfunctioning AC unit. Knowing about these sounds can help detect a problem early and get in touch with a professional for air conditioning repair in Edmond, OK. They can diagnose the issue before it causes too much damage to your AC and help you avoid costly repairs. 

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Refrigerant 101: Why Is a Leak Bad News?

Monday, July 12th, 2021

insulated-refrigerant-lineAn air conditioning system can develop several issues over its lifespan. One of the most frequent problems that different types of air conditioning systems develop is a refrigerant leak. A leak in your air conditioner’s refrigerant line leads to the system losing refrigerant. Many people do not realize that a refrigerant leak can lead to many problems for an air conditioner.

You’re probably aware that refrigerant is an important part of how your air conditioner keeps your home cool and comfortable during the searing heat in Midwest City. If you don’t know more, it is about time that you learn some of the most important things about it.

This post will share some important information about the refrigerant because understanding its role can help you realize the importance of calling a professional for AC repair in Midwest City if your air conditioner develops a refrigerant leak.

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Sounds You Should Never Hear Your Air Conditioner Make

Monday, June 28th, 2021

man-looking-annoyed-on-blue-backgroundA well-tuned air conditioner running efficiently will make little to no noise. Modern ACs are designed to run while creating minimal noise and improved efficiency over their older counterparts. Have you been hearing your AC making strange noises that you shouldn’t hear it make?

There is a chance that something is wrong with your air conditioner. Not addressing the problem on time could result in your AC breaking down, and you might have to end up scheduling services for AC repair in Edmond, OK.

We will list down some of the sounds you should never hear your air conditioner make and what they could mean.

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“Can I Prevent Air Conditioner Repair Needs?”

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-backgroundThe truth is, no, you can’t always prevent AC repair needs. Natural wear and tear is going to require a cooling system repair every now and then. But that’s okay! It’s to be expected and it’s something we typically catch during professional maintenance. Yes, that means you have to stay on top of scheduling professional maintenance. More on that below.

Look, we understand, nobody wants to have to call for repairs in their home. Fortunately, while not all repair needs are preventable, we can help you avoid some problems. Read on as we uncover some of the best ways to stop air conditioner repair needs before they even happen, in order to save yourself time and money, while enjoying your summer.

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What Happens During an AC Tune-Up?

Monday, May 17th, 2021

smiling-technician-working-on-ac-unitIf you’ve been reading our blog for a while, then you probably know that we talk about maintenance quite a bit. This is because of how important an air conditioning service this is! Homeowners often still think of it as a “luxury” service that only people who can truly afford it get. However, maintenance is actually a necessity to keep your air conditioner running efficiently—you can’t afford to go without it.

Maintenance is what allows our technicians to spot small problems with your air conditioner before they grow into much larger problems, or even emergency breakdowns. But what actually happens during this service? What does an AC tune-up provide you with? Read on!

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Should You Have Your Air Conditioner Maintained Now?

Monday, 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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Is Your Air Conditioner About to Call It Quits?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

two-techs-looking-over-air-conditionerThe summer season is “officially” over, but we still have plenty of warm weather to contend with. Now is a great time to check and make sure your air conditioner is still in good shape. If your system had no problems keeping you cool over the past few months and you had maintenance and repairs done in the spring, you likely have nothing to worry about.

On the other hand, if your system was struggling to keep you comfortable, or struggling to keep you comfortable affordably this past summer, then it may be showing you signs that it’s about to call it quits. Read on as we uncover some of the top signs that it’s time for you to consider an AC replacement before next spring.

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Should You Buy Your New AC Now?

Monday, September 7th, 2020

old-degrading-air-conditionerIn just a couple of weeks, the official start of fall will be here. And in just a couple of months, the temperatures will start to show that. We’ll be turning our attention to our home heating systems, ensuring that they are properly maintained and ready to meet our wintertime needs.

But what if you have an aging air conditioner that struggled a bit this summer? If it’s still running “fine,” should you bother replacing it now, or can you just wait until next spring?

You know the phrase, “better safe than sorry”? It applies here. Sure, your air conditioner may be functional still. But if it is aging or experiencing any of the symptoms we’re about to describe, you may be facing a completely broken down system when you go to turn it on for the first time next year. Why not avoid that by investing in a new system now? Read on as we dive deeper into this.

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AC Compressor Troubleshooting: Repair or Replace?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

ac-compressorOver the years, standard wear and tear can create a lot of—expected—repair needs for your air conditioning system. Particularly with our summers, which are hard on air conditioning systems. You could find yourself facing component replacements, failed capacitors, refrigerant leaks, and even ductwork damage.

Scheduling professional maintenance will help you avoid the most sudden and expensive air conditioning repair needs, but smaller ones still need attention. By skipping maintenance or neglecting repairs you risk the failure of an essential component: the compressor.

With most AC system components, a simple swap out is usually the best option. But with a compressor, the most expensive component there is, the question becomes, “Should I replace my entire air conditioner?” Our well-trained staff can help you make an informed decision on the matter, but you should know there is a good chance we’ll recommend a complete system upgrade. Read on to learn why.

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How to Listen for Signs of AC Trouble

Monday, August 10th, 2020

woman-covering-earsWouldn’t it be nice if someday there was a way for our air conditioners to tell us when they weren’t feeling well? Like, an app that sends us a text message saying, “Help! My refrigerant is low!” or “I think I have a bent fan blade.”

The truth is, this reality is probably not too far off in the future. But for now, it’s up to homeowners to keep an eye and ear out for problems and give our team a call to investigate. One of the most common signs of a problem is strange or unfamiliar noises coming from the air conditioning system. What sort of noises do we mean? Read on!

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