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

Have You Checked Your Ductwork Lately?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

inside-of-flexible-ductWith summer progressing right along, there’s no denying that hotter temperatures are here to stay, at least for the next couple of months. So of course, you want to make sure that your cooling system is ready, by providing it with the right services (like maintenance). Turning up your air conditioner each year—or every 6 months if you have a heat pump system—with the help of our trained technicians, is really the only way to ensure it will function without any issues this summer, and that it won’t cost more to operate than it should.

There’s much more to keeping your cooling system operating as efficiently as possible, though. Maintenance is essential, but it’s not the end all. It helps spot AC problems before they become big emergencies… but what if your AC problem isn’t a problem with the system itself?

One of the biggest energy thieves you might face over the course of your homeownership is actually leaking ductwork.

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Why You Should Join a Maintenance Membership Program

Monday, July 29th, 2019

animated-checklistDid you make a plan for the hot weather this year? Is your air conditioner prepared for the work it’s about to go through? We’re talking about preventive maintenance—spring is typically the best time of year to have this service done, as the weather hasn’t settled into steady warmth yet and we don’t need our air conditioners on a practically hour by hour basis.

But it’s far more important that you have your maintenance done consistently than it is the time of year you have it done. For an air conditioner or heater, you should be having maintenance done once a year. For a heat pump or ductless system, which heats and cools homes, maintenance should be done twice a year.

The best way to remember all this? By enrolling in a maintenance membership program with a professional HVAC contractor. Maintenance is easily one of the most important HVAC services in Norman, OK you can have done, and with a membership, we’ll be the ones to remind you to get it done. That’s not the only great benefit of a maintenance plan though! Read on…

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“How Can I Use My AC System Most Efficiently?”

Monday, July 15th, 2019

air-conditioner-outside-unit-sitting-atop-money-on-white-backgroundSummer is here, and there’s no denying that if you aren’t already, you’re going to be using your air conditioner on a daily, and hourly, basis. Now is a great time to think about ways that you can boost your energy efficiency so that you can not only pay less to cool your home, but also reduce the need of needing air conditioning repair in Edmond, OK this summer.

When your air conditioner works as efficiently as possible, you have no reason to worry about costly energy bills. Fortunately, there are many things you can do that cost you little to nothing to actually boost AC efficiency. Keep reading to learn more!

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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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