Comfort Incorporated Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Our Guide to Repairing or Replacing Your Heater

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

We know, as temperatures warm up, your heater is probably the last thing you want to talk about. It’s given you the runaround this year and you’re finally able to take a breath of fresh air and think about something else for a change. Go for a walk, do some meditation, or maybe schedule a spring hike with the family to celebrate making it all the way through such a harsh winter!

Once that’s done, it’s important that you don’t ignore your heating system. Ignorance can lead to problems, and when your heater is the subject of conversation, those problems can be very expensive. Let’s avoid an unnecessary heating repair in Midwest City, OK by talking about the elephant in the room.

It doesn’t have to be a tough conversation. We’ll walk you through just how easy your heater repair or replacement can be.

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Deciding Between an Electric or Gas Furnace: Which Is More Efficient?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

furnace-jetsYour time has come—you need a new heating system. But, you’re a little uncertain about what to go with. When you’re considering a furnace replacement, there are many factors to think about. Perhaps the most important is how efficient a furnace you want. After all, don’t you want to be comfortable at an affordable price?

But how do you know what’s the most efficient? And does it make a difference whether you get an electric or a gas furnace when it comes to your monthly utility bills?

We’ll dive into this below. You may be surprised to find that the answers to these questions aren’t as simple as you may think. First off when it comes to what efficiency is—the rating of the heating output of the furnace compared to the amount of energy it actually consumes—it makes it sound like you simply want a system with the highest efficiency rating possible. Read on as we uncover what that means.

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What Does It Mean to Have a Professional Heating Replacement?

Monday, February 8th, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceThe last thing any homeowner in the Yukon area needs during this time of the year is to have a completely broken down heater, or one that is in major disrepair. Unfortunately, if you’ve come across this blog post then there is a good chance that’s exactly the scenario you’ve found yourself in.

You may be in a rush to get a replacement system in. But this is one purchase you absolutely should take your time on, and trust the pros for the job.

There are a number of reasons we say this. First, we want to ensure you choose the best heating system for your specific needs. We can help you find an efficient system that is sized correctly and will serve you well for the years to come. But also, the steps involved in actually installing a new heater are more intricate than you might realize. Read on as we explain.

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Furnace Repairs: Why You Should Leave This Work to the Pros

Monday, January 25th, 2021

furnace-jetsA common question we get from homeowners is, “Can’t I just do repairs on my furnace myself? It’ll cost me less, right?”

No, and no. But don’t worry, we’ll give you a bit more of an explanation than simply that! Attempting furnace repairs on your own can lead not only to injury but also operational problems for the heating system. On top of that, it can end up costing you more than just calling a pro would have in the first place, since you’ll probably have to call us when your repair doesn’t last or something happens to the system because it wasn’t properly cared for.

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Unique Ductless Needs to Be Aware Of

Monday, December 14th, 2020

technician-repairing-ductless-air-handlerAre you considering a new HVAC system for your heating or cooling needs this season? Or maybe even both? You may think you need to buy a separate air conditioner and heater, but that’s not the case! You can do well with a ductless system.

Rather than operating through a network of ducts like a central AC or furnace does, a ductless system uses one small outdoor unit that connects to up to 4 indoor air handlers via conduits. Each of these conduits contains a powerline, refrigerant line, and condensate line. These systems are highly efficient and effective for both heating and cooling.

They save space too, since each air handler can be wall-mounted up and out of the way. Each air handler can also be individually controlled, so everyone in your home can set theirs to their own heating and cooling preferences.

As great as these systems are, it’s important to be aware that if they’re not properly installed, you could run into some unique problems. We have outlined these problems below.

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Is Your Furnace in Need of Help?

Monday, November 30th, 2020

jets-of-a-furnace-firingAre you concerned that your furnace could break down at any time? Well, if you don’t know the signs that it’s in need of repair, this theoretically could happen. It’s never fun to pay for a heating system repair, but it’s even more inconvenient to have a completely broken down heater in the middle of one of the coldest nights of the year, right?

Experts, including our own technicians, will tell you that it’s best to hop on those repair needs as soon as you discover you need them to avoid an emergency later, like a complete system failure. Read on as we uncover some of the signs that your furnace is in need of help from our pros.

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Is It Too Early for a Heater Tune-Up?

Monday, September 21st, 2020

technician-looking-over-furnaceIf the weather this past week was any indication, even though the official start of fall is here, our temperatures are still trending on the high side. So it may seem silly, perhaps even absurd, to already be talking about our heating systems.

Here’s the thing though–when temperatures do cool down and you need your heater, you’re going to want it to actually run, and to do so efficiently and effectively as possible. One way to help ensure this is the case is by scheduling routine heating maintenance. So, no, it’s not too early to think about a heater tune-up. Read on to learn why!

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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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