Comfort Incorporated Blog: Archive for the ‘HVAC’ Category

Does a Dirty Air Filter Hurt Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

closeup-picture-of-a-dusty-air-filterThe short answer to this is, “Well… it doesn’t help.

A dirty air filter certainly does not help your indoor air quality, but improving your indoor air quality is not its intended purpose either. We touched on this very briefly in our previous blog post, regarding tips on how to boost AC efficiency while preventing repair needs, but your air filter needs to be cleaned every 1-3 months in order to maintain airflow and block debris from reaching the interior components of your air conditioner.

Reach on to learn more about what a dirty air filter does:

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The Consequences of a Dirty Air Filter (It’s Not What You Think)

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

close-up-view-of-pleated-air-filterIf you think the only reason you should care about your HVAC system’s air filter is because of the allergens and particles in your air, you’d only be partially correct.

Many homeowners assume that a dirty air filter is a problem because it keeps your air dirty, and that this is why technicians tell you to change it every 1-3 months. So, if you aren’t suffering from allergies at the moment, that means your air filter is fine where it is, right? Well, not necessarily!

While helping your indoor air quality is a small benefit of these air filters, their purpose isn’t entirely for that. Their purpose is actually to protect the interior components of your air conditioner and heating system. Keep reading to learn more about this, and how a dirty air filter actually impacts your life—or at least the life of your air conditioner.

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Can a Heat Pump Efficiently Keep Your Home Comfortable?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

register vent on wall near floorAll things considered, and compared to other parts of the country, it’s safe to call our average winters “mild.” Of course, even though that’s true, for those of us who have lived here for quite some time, we know that 30° nights can be unbearable, without an efficient and effective heating system in place! After all, you’d like to make it through winter as healthfully as possible, right?

Well if you are in the market for a new heater this year, there are many to choose from, but we want to talk about one in particular—the heat pump. This type of HVAC system is pretty unique in its operation, and our climate is great for this type of system. Keep reading for some of the benefits of using a heat pump to keep your home comfortable.

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What Makes a Commercial HVAC Contractor Different?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

air-conditioning-installation-on-rooftop“Different from what?” you may be wondering. After all, their job functions are essentially the same, right? Well, different than HVAC contractors who specialize in only residential heating, cooling, and ventilation services. Also, commercial HVAC contractors are vastly different from general commercial handymen, who may manage your business’ plumbing, electrical, and HVAC needs, but don’t actually specialize in any of these fields.

While both residential HVAC contractors and general handymen serve an important purpose, they are not equipped for the specialized needs of a commercial business. Whether your operation needs a Bethany, OK HVAC installation, repairs, or you want to schedule maintenance, you need the assistance of a professional who is trained and licensed to perform commercial HVAC work.

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Here’s How to Live in Your Home More Efficiently

Monday, February 12th, 2018

white house icon with rainbow around itIn our previous blog post, we discussed some of the common misconceptions associated with furnace systems—misconceptions, which if believed, would impact the efficiency of your heating system. For instance, things like only changing your air filter once a year or closing vents in unoccupied rooms to try to save energy will actually hurt your heater’s performance rather than help it.

But we don’t want to just tell you what not to do with your Norman, OK HVAC systems. Keep reading for some tips how to improve how efficiently you live, by taking some fairly simple steps throughout your home.

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When Is the Best Time to Schedule HVAC Maintenance?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

female hands writing in monthly planner on white backgroundWe get it: when an HVAC company recommends maintenance for your air conditioner or heating system, it can be an easy suggestion to just pass over. Unless something is seriously wrong with either your cooling or heating system (such as, you aren’t receiving any heat in the middle of winter) you may be tempted to put off calling a technician, especially if everything worked “just fine” last season.

However, like maintenance for your car, routine HVAC maintenance is very important, for repair prevention and more. And as trusted Edmond, OK HVAC specialists, we believe we have the responsibility to tell you why regular maintenance is so important, and when you should schedule it. When you’re ready to do so, we’ll be here for you. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about this vital service.

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