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

How to Boost AC Efficiency While Preventing Repair Needs

Monday, 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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Humidity and Its Impact on Your AC

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Don’t Put Off Your AC Maintenance Tune-Up Any Longer

Monday, April 8th, 2019

outside-air-conditioner-unitThis is the time of year that marks a shift in the weather as we progress into spring and inch closer to the heat of summer. Therefore, now is the perfect time to schedule air conditioning maintenance in Oklahoma City. There are a few basic tasks you can complete on your own when it comes to maintaining your cooling system, like changing your air filter every 1-3 months. But full maintenance that makes an actual difference must be left to the pros!

Only trained technicians can manage the numerous tasks involved with this service, like inspecting motors and electrical connections, as well as cleaning coils and moving parts. You can rely on our staff to provide your air conditioner with top quality maintenance each year.

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Buying a New Air Conditioner? Don’t Rush!

Monday, March 25th, 2019

top-unit-of-outside-air-conditioning-unitThe official start of spring is a great reminder that summer is just around the corner! If you’ve lived in the area for even just a year, you know how uncomfortable it can get. Temperatures begin climbing, and humidity settles in like an old friend. So, this means that now is the time to think about your air conditioner—especially if you have an aging system that needs replacement!

If your air conditioner is over a decade old and is outdated, it is probably time to consider a replacement. Purchasing a new air conditioner, however, is something that comes with many considerations. It’s not a task you want to rush, for quite a few reasons. The good news is, you can contact our team to make not only an educated decision about what type of air conditioner to buy but also what size. This is just the start of why a pro should install your AC!

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It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Air Conditioning Breakdowns!

Monday, March 11th, 2019

ac-system-being-worked-onOur hottest temperatures are still a good ways off. But don’t let our relatively cool spring weather trick you into thinking that you don’t need to worry about your air conditioner just yet. When summer does arrive in earnest, it can sneak up on you. And even though the warmer weather is generally pretty welcomed, you won’t get to enjoy it as much indoors if you need AC repair in Norman, OK.

The best way to prevent this? By scheduling air conditioning maintenance, sooner than later.

There are some basic maintenance chores you can do on your own. This includes changing the air filter in your air conditioner as needed. Typically, this means every 1-3 months during periods of use (and if you used a furnace this winter, the air filter is probably shared between the two systems, so it’s actually a great idea to change it now!) It’s also a good idea to remove any debris from around your outdoor condenser unit, to help airflow.

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Take Care of Last Minute AC Repairs Now

Monday, October 8th, 2018

technician working on air conditioning unitSummer is coming to an end, and we’re experiencing cooler weather. Your air conditioner, while you might still be using it on occasion during the peak times of the afternoon, is probably getting less and less use. But how has it performed? Has it indicated it needs air conditioning repair in Edmond, OK?

We recommend scheduling repairs for a malfunctioning AC system as soon as it becomes evident there are problems with it, no matter how late in the year it happens to be. We understand you might be tempted to wait—after all, in just a few short weeks you won’t need it at all, right? But if you want your air conditioner to work at its best next spring, and not fail on you suddenly, then you’d do well to address any needs the system has now.

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Should You Replace Your AC before Next Year?

Monday, September 24th, 2018

An old air conditioner unit, in need of updating, sitting in tall weedsAs we progress into fall, you may be thinking about retiring your AC for the season and not looking back. This is probably fine if you had maintenance done before this spring and if your air conditioner showed no signs of needing service over the past few months. But, what if you do need air conditioning repair in Moore, OK? And what if that repair isn’t enough and it’s actually a better idea to replace the system altogether?

We can’t make that decision for you, but we can certainly help you make an educated choice in the manner, and advise you that replacing your air conditioner before next year is a better idea than waiting until next spring and rushing into an HVAC purchase. The following are some signs that it is in fact time to replace your air conditioner:

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Don’t Neglect These End of Season AC Problems

Monday, September 10th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.It may not feel like it quite yet, but we’re slowly approaching the end of summer. Or maybe you do realize summer is almost over, in which case you might have decided that any AC repair needs you have can wait.

But, why wait? Really, why wait and just allow these problems to grow, potentially leaving you with a completely broken down cooling system when you need it next spring?

Not to mention, the end of summer is actually one of the best times to have a professional HVAC technician look over your system and make any adjustments needed, to make sure it’s in good shape. Yes, we usually recommend this service before summer begins, but here’s the thing, it matters more that you have it done once a year than it does what month you have it done in. So, if you need a repair for your air conditioning in Midwest City, let us take care of it now.

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Troubleshooting Tips for a Malfunctioning Cooling System

Monday, August 27th, 2018

ac tech fixing an air conditionerWe know it still seems a bit far off, but sure enough, temperatures are going to start cooling down. Before you know it, you’ll be relying less and less on your air conditioning in Bethany, OK, and you’ll be ready to turn on your heater for fall and winter. But, this means that if your air conditioner has struggled at all this past summer, now is the best time to manage any malfunctions you’ve run into.

But, what sort of trouble are you having with your cooling system? Maybe it’s blowing out air but that air doesn’t feel as cool as you think it should—this could mean you’re dealing with a refrigerant leak. Or perhaps the entire system is making loud and unfamiliar noises. There might be a loose part in it. Read on to discover a few of the reasons your air conditioner may malfunction, and our number one tip to manage them.

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