Comfort Incorporated Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Edmond’

Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 19th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerWhen homeowners hear the phrase indoor air quality, they’re quick to think about the temperature of their home, not necessarily about the contaminants and pollutants that can be floating around in it. This includes dust, dirt, pollen, bacteria, and even viruses. Your home should be your safe haven, but without the proper indoor air quality solutions in place, there’s no way it can be.

Of course, we’re not trying to imply your home is dangerous, only that the state of your indoor air quality can have a big impact on your quality of life and comfort. Read on as we uncover a few tips to improve your indoor air quality, and why you should make it a priority to do so.

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Could Your HVAC Systems Be Hurting Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, March 8th, 2021

vent-low-on-wallIf we were to ask you the relation between your HVAC systems and your home’s indoor air quality, what would you say?

If you’re like many homeowners, you would say that your indoor air quality is determined by the temperature of your home, which of course is controlled by your HVAC systems. This isn’t wrong, but it’s not completely right either. Temperature is only part of good indoor air quality.

Another relation between IAQ and HVAC systems that people make is that their HVAC systems’ air filter protects their indoor air quality. This is also not quite true. It certainly helps with indoor air quality, but this air filter is in place to protect the HVAC systems themselves.

So, what is the real relation between your HVAC systems and your indoor air quality? Read on to find out!

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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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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 Air Conditioner About to Call It Quits?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

two-techs-looking-over-air-conditionerThe summer season is “officially” over, but we still have plenty of warm weather to contend with. Now is a great time to check and make sure your air conditioner is still in good shape. If your system had no problems keeping you cool over the past few months and you had maintenance and repairs done in the spring, you likely have nothing to worry about.

On the other hand, if your system was struggling to keep you comfortable, or struggling to keep you comfortable affordably this past summer, then it may be showing you signs that it’s about to call it quits. Read on as we uncover some of the top signs that it’s time for you to consider an AC replacement before next spring.

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Should You Buy Your New AC Now?

Monday, September 7th, 2020

old-degrading-air-conditionerIn just a couple of weeks, the official start of fall will be here. And in just a couple of months, the temperatures will start to show that. We’ll be turning our attention to our home heating systems, ensuring that they are properly maintained and ready to meet our wintertime needs.

But what if you have an aging air conditioner that struggled a bit this summer? If it’s still running “fine,” should you bother replacing it now, or can you just wait until next spring?

You know the phrase, “better safe than sorry”? It applies here. Sure, your air conditioner may be functional still. But if it is aging or experiencing any of the symptoms we’re about to describe, you may be facing a completely broken down system when you go to turn it on for the first time next year. Why not avoid that by investing in a new system now? Read on as we dive deeper into this.

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What Does a Bad Capacitor Do to Your AC?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

outdoor-ac-unit-with-clipboard-on-topHere’s the thing—air conditioners are complex! They’re electronic devices involving wires, switches, capacitors, and many other components. When something goes amiss, there is often an electrical reason behind it. This isn’t always the case, of course, as air conditioners are susceptible to natural wear and tear. But a good rule of thumb if your well-maintained AC is showing troubling symptoms is to call a pro to check out the electrical connections.

We recommend calling pros versus trying to resolve the problem on your own for safety reasons—only a licensed and experienced professional should ever deal with all the wiring that’s involved.

We can tell you though, that if it is an electrical problem, it could very well have something to do with a failing or broken down capacitor. Read on to learn more!

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AC Noises You Never Want to Hear!

Monday, June 1st, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsWhen you live somewhere as uncomfortably hot and humid as we do throughout the summer, it goes without saying that using your air conditioner daily is a must. Since summer is well on its way, it’s vital that you keep a close eye out in case any problems crop up. Problems with your AC are more likely to occur when you’re getting the most use out of them, after all.

One of the most common indicators that you have a problem with your air conditioner is that it’s making strange noises as it operates. There are a few sounds in particular that you never want to hear coming from your cooling system. Read on as we uncover them.

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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 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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