Comfort Incorporated Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

“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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Is Your Furnace Showing Signs of Disrepair?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

surprised-woman-covering-mouthWhen you live somewhere like Edmond, OK, the last thing you need is to have a heater that can break down at any given moment. But if you don’t know the signs that a heating system actually needs repair, then you could very well find yourself facing this dilemma. It’s never fun to have to schedule heating repairs, but we can assure you it’s even worse to have a nonfunctioning heater in the dead of winter.

It’s best to repair a heating system as early as possible so you can avoid sudden system problems and higher emergency repair costs later on. Plus, the sooner you repair your system, the more efficiently it will run, lowering your monthly operational costs as well. Keep reading as we uncover some of the top signs of a furnace in disrepair.

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How Damaged Ducts Impact Heating Performance

Monday, December 30th, 2019

ductwork-being-professionally-sealedWe’ll start by saying, we’re definitely talking about a negative impact, not a positive one.

If you live in Oklahoma City, having a heater that works as effectively and efficiently as possible is absolutely imperative. If you want yours to do this, then it’s important to pay attention to the “V” part of “HVAC”—your ventilation that connects your furnace or heat pump to the outside, making the distribution of conditioned air possible.

This ventilation system is made up of several sections of air ducts, and they’re typically hidden out of sight, behind walls, under floors, or in your attic and crawlspace.

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How to Use Your Heater Most Efficiently

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

vent-on-wall-near-floorWhat if we told you there was a way for you to improve your home comfort in the wintertime while lowering your heating bills at the same time? There are multiple ways, actually. It’s all about taking small steps to improve the overall efficiency of your heating system—by doing this you’ll help your heater perform better overall.

We do rely on our heaters pretty heavily here, so you want to make sure you’re getting the best performance possible, right? Keep reading as we go through some of the steps we mentioned above to boost your heating system’s efficiency.

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Have You Scheduled Furnace Maintenance Yet?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

technician-inspecting-furnaceDo you have a furnace keeping your home warm this season? Is that a gas furnace, perhaps? If you answered yes to the first question, this blog post is for you. If you answered yes to the second, this blog post is definitely for you!

Furnace maintenance is key to keeping your furnace system not only functional and efficient but also safe. And with temperatures starting to chill down, now is the time to think about having this service done—it will prevent problems like sudden furnace repair in Edmond, OK, and more. Read on to learn more!

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Don’t Let the End of Winter Be the End of Your Furnace

Monday, February 11th, 2019

woman-covering-her-mouth-in-concernTemperatures are staying chilly for just a little bit longer, and then we’ll be able to turn off our furnaces and focus on our air conditioners instead. This means that if your furnace has any repair needs right now, they can just wait until the next time you need your furnace this fall, right? Wrong.

Delaying furnace repairs could mean the end of your furnace. It could also mean misdiagnosing something as a furnace problem when it’s actually a thermostat or ductwork issue—both of which will negatively impact your air conditioner as well. More on that below!

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Are Your Pets Warm Enough This Winter?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

cute dog under the warm grey blanketChances are, you didn’t expect this to be a title of a blog on an HVAC page. But the fact of the matter is that many of our customers are animal lovers and pet owners, and we want to make sure that when we provide you with heating (and cooling) tips, we’re considering your whole family!

And actually, on that note, it doesn’t matter if we’re talking about winter or summer—you get a lot of use of your HVAC system and other home comfort devices whatever time of the year it is. So naturally, it stands to reason that you’d like to save as much energy (and subsequent money) as possible when using these systems. Which leads us to the struggle that many of us face as homeowners—how do you protect your budget while doing what’s best for your animal?

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Can Damaged Ductwork Hurt Your Furnace?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsLet’s put it this way—damaged ductwork certainly doesn’t help your furnace, nor your comfort.

We get it, you want your heater to work as effectively and efficiently as possible. Well, then it’s important that you think about the “V” part in “HVAC.” That is the ventilation that connects your furnace (and central air conditioner) to the outside, making the distribution of conditioned air possible. This ventilation system is what’s known as your ductwork, or air ducts, and is usually hidden out of sight behind walls, beneath floors, or in your attic and crawlspace.

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