Comfort Incorporated Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

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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Don’t Ignore These Sounds from Your Heater

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundIdeal scenario: you turn on your furnace. It takes a few minutes for the fan to finally start that familiar “whirring” sound, since the furnace heat exchangers actually have to be warmed up by the burners, and the fan doesn’t start going until that occurs. Once you hear that whir, you are satisfied knowing that warm, comfortable air is about to come flowing through your vents.

Other than this sound, you shouldn’t expect to hear much else coming from your furnace. But what if this isn’t the case? What if you hear unusual or loud sounds coming from the system itself, your ductwork, or your vents? Well, then it is time to call in the pros for heater repair in Oklahoma City, OK. In the meantime though, we’ve provided some insight below into what might be going on when you hear these particular noises.

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Tips for Boosting Furnace Efficiency This Winter

Monday, November 19th, 2018

man looking cold in front of thermostatWinter isn’t too far off now, as unbelievable as that might seem! Chances are once it comes, it will come in fast with chilly temperatures and the need for an efficient heating system. Having a good heating system in place is about more than reliability and effectiveness. You want a heater that will work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our winters are too long and too cold for your comfort and wallet to suffer.

Of course, if something does go wrong with your heater or furnace system, we’re here for quality furnace repair in Edmond, OK. Or even heater replacement. But if you have a newer system and/or you’ve been getting it regularly maintained, then there is a good chance that you don’t have to take such drastic measures to boost your heating system efficiency this winter.

What can you do instead?

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The Safety Side of Heater Inspections

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Did you know that the gas-powered furnace is the most popular type of heating system used in the country? This is for a very good reason. First off, furnaces today are very efficient, and paying for gas every month is more affordable than paying for electrical appliances as it is a cheaper fuel source. Furnaces produce a great amount of heat, and are a good choice for many homes in our area.

However, whatever gas-powered appliance we’re talking about, it does have the ability to develop safety hazards. This is why maintenance is so incredibly vital. Part of preventive maintenance, aside from cleaning your furnace and alerting you to any repair needs or any other need for HVAC services in Moore, OK, is inspecting your heater. It’s during this inspection we’ll check for anything that needs adjusting or fixing.

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Is It Too Early for Heating Maintenance?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundThe short answer to this is, “no, never.” Temperatures are cooling down significantly, and it’s just about time to shut off our air conditioners for the season. That also means that, yes, it’s time for this very important HVAC service!

If you haven’t already scheduled yours, now is the time. It is essential to have a fully functional, efficient, and effective heating system in place to get through the chilly winters we have here. And it’s just as important that when you look for an HVAC contractor in Oklahoma City, you seek out a professional who is highly trained and experienced with such a job. Having professional maintenance done on your heater every fall will benefit you in a number of ways, including the following:

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No, Those Late Season Heating Repairs Can’t Wait

Monday, March 26th, 2018

vent on wall near floorThough we’re in the middle of a pretty rainy and wet couple of weeks, temperatures have begun mellowing out to the point that pretty soon, we’ll be done using our heaters on a daily basis. It is officially spring, though, and you probably aren’t thinking very much about your heating system. Instead, you might be wondering if you should schedule your AC maintenance appointment now (yes, you should).

That doesn’t, however, mean that you should neglect your Norman, OK heating system. Air conditioning services are certainly important, as we’re all well aware of how sweltering our summers can get. But if you have any late-season heating repair needs, we urge you to address them before shutting down your heater for the season.

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Heat Exchangers and Your Safety: What You Need to Know

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Shot of a mother and father playing with their two sons in their bedroomWith temperatures still dipping below 40 at night, it’s safe to assume you’re still using your heater on a fairly regular basis. Hopefully, you had maintenance done before the heating season began, to ensure that your system was thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and prepared for the coming months. Regardless of whether or not you had this important service done, however, something you never want to neglect is Edmond, OK furnace repair.

Today, we’re going to talk about one repair in particular—repairs to a cracked heat exchanger in a gas-powered furnace. Modern furnaces are designed to the highest standard in safety, of course, but any gas-powered appliance runs the risk of encountering a safety hazard such as this.

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Are You Buying into These Common Furnace Myths?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundThe internet is undoubtedly one of the most valuable resources we have in modern life. However, it can create a bit of chaos, too, in the sense that we are often presented with so many answers to a single question that they outright contradict each other at times. There is no exception for people who search online to find out what’s wrong with their HVAC systems. And unfortunately, this can lead to some misconceptions about that system and how it works.

When it comes down to it, when you need reliable Midwest City, OK furnace repair, the best thing you can do is contact a highly trained and experienced HVAC professional, such as a member of our staff. In the meantime though, we’d love to help bust some common furnace myths so that you can not only potentially avoid furnace repairs, but know when furnace services are necessary.

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