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

What Does a Bad Capacitor Do to Your AC?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

outdoor-ac-unit-with-clipboard-on-topHere’s the thing—air conditioners are complex! They’re electronic devices involving wires, switches, capacitors, and many other components. When something goes amiss, there is often an electrical reason behind it. This isn’t always the case, of course, as air conditioners are susceptible to natural wear and tear. But a good rule of thumb if your well-maintained AC is showing troubling symptoms is to call a pro to check out the electrical connections.

We recommend calling pros versus trying to resolve the problem on your own for safety reasons—only a licensed and experienced professional should ever deal with all the wiring that’s involved.

We can tell you though, that if it is an electrical problem, it could very well have something to do with a failing or broken down capacitor. Read on to learn more!

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How to Choose the Right Cooling System for Installation

Monday, June 15th, 2020

woman-enjoying-the-breeze-from-her-ductless-air-handlerWhen it comes to AC systems, you’ll see all sorts of terms come up, from central air conditioners and ductless systems to heat pumps. For homeowners who haven’t purchased a new cooling system in a while, this can all be overwhelming. After all, you probably have no desire to spend hours a day searching for the best cooling system to buy.

Fortunately, our team can give you the lowdown, and you don’t have to worry about searching far and wide for the information you need. You can just give us a call! In the meantime, we’ve shared some basic information below about a few types of AC systems we install and service, and what their differences are.

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AC Noises You Never Want to Hear!

Monday, June 1st, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsWhen you live somewhere as uncomfortably hot and humid as we do throughout the summer, it goes without saying that using your air conditioner daily is a must. Since summer is well on its way, it’s vital that you keep a close eye out in case any problems crop up. Problems with your AC are more likely to occur when you’re getting the most use out of them, after all.

One of the most common indicators that you have a problem with your air conditioner is that it’s making strange noises as it operates. There are a few sounds in particular that you never want to hear coming from your cooling system. Read on as we uncover them.

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Can a Dirty Air Filter Hurt Your AC System?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Get Your AC Ready to Work This Summer

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Signs That You’ll Need a New AC before Next Spring

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

top-view-of-air-conditionerIt’s officially Fall! With that, it’s almost time to turn off our air conditioners for the season and turn our attention to our heaters. But, what if the cooling system you used all summer wasn’t up to the task of efficiently keeping you cool? What if you found yourself calling for air conditioning repair  more than once this season?

The last thing you want is to be without your air conditioner next spring, or even without it if we have a heatwave between now and then. Your air conditioner repair needs may be a sign that it’s time to replace the system, particularly if it’s aging. Read on to learn more!

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Common End of Season AC Repairs to Be Aware Of

Monday, September 9th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitsDo you know when you’re in need of air conditioning repairs? The signs aren’t always so obvious, so we don’t blame you if you don’t.

AC repair is one of those services that you don’t want to wait on—doing so can leave you without a functioning air conditioner when you need it the most. At the same time, we understand not wanting to call in a pro unless you know something is wrong with your air conditioner. So, we’ve provided some tips below on what you should look for if you have any suspicions that your AC system isn’t working as it should.

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4 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Might Malfunction

Monday, August 26th, 2019

top-view-of-air-conditioner-unitDid you know that if you have a component break down in your air conditioning system, it could have a domino effect on the rest of the system? Meaning, one component becoming loose or breaking down could impact the component next to it, so on and so forth—and before you know it you’ll be stuck in the sweltering heat waiting for repairs—uncomfortably so.

Routine maintenance is the best way to ensure your system works as efficiently and effectively as possible, so if you haven’t kept up on this service, it’s not too late to schedule it now! Regardless of a tune-up appointment or not, the following are some common AC malfunctions we get calls for.

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