Comfort Incorporated Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Norman’

How to Listen for Signs of AC Trouble

Monday, August 10th, 2020

woman-covering-earsWouldn’t it be nice if someday there was a way for our air conditioners to tell us when they weren’t feeling well? Like, an app that sends us a text message saying, “Help! My refrigerant is low!” or “I think I have a bent fan blade.”

The truth is, this reality is probably not too far off in the future. But for now, it’s up to homeowners to keep an eye and ear out for problems and give our team a call to investigate. One of the most common signs of a problem is strange or unfamiliar noises coming from the air conditioning system. What sort of noises do we mean? Read on!

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Get Your AC Ready to Work This Summer

Monday, April 6th, 2020

outdoor-ac-unit-with-clipboard-on-itHave you scheduled spring maintenance for your air conditioner yet? If not, now is a perfect time! We typically recommend this service right before you need your system the most, so it has the best chance of making it through summer without needing repairs or breaking down on you unexpectedly. During maintenance, our technicians fully inspect your air conditioner, clean it inside and out, make adjustments, and recommend repairs to you if needed.

This all helps your air conditioner perform better, last longer, and keep you more comfortable! Of course, this type of maintenance service should be left to the professionals—forgoing professional maintenance and trying to do complex work on your own can actually void out the system warranty. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take that help with overall maintenance. Curious? Read on!

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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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The Problem with Low Humidity (and What Can Be Done)

Monday, October 21st, 2019

happy-couple-enjoying-indoorsWhen it comes to indoor air quality, you may think that the measurement for this is how hot or cool it is in your home. Your HVAC systems certainly play an important role in your overall indoor air quality, but they’re certainly not the only component. In fact, your HVAC system can actually contribute to lower indoor air quality just by their nature.

One of the common ways in which our indoor air quality suffers as we get closer to the winter months is with low humidity. The ideal relative humidity level in any home is between 30%-50%. Anything above this range means there’s too much moisture in the air—a common summertime problem—while anything below this range means it’s too dry. And dry air can be as bad in your home as humid air!

Read on to learn more.

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Common End of Season AC Repairs to Be Aware Of

Monday, September 9th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitsDo you know when you’re in need of air conditioning repairs? The signs aren’t always so obvious, so we don’t blame you if you don’t.

AC repair is one of those services that you don’t want to wait on—doing so can leave you without a functioning air conditioner when you need it the most. At the same time, we understand not wanting to call in a pro unless you know something is wrong with your air conditioner. So, we’ve provided some tips below on what you should look for if you have any suspicions that your AC system isn’t working as it should.

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How to Boost AC Efficiency While Preventing Repair Needs

Monday, June 17th, 2019

man-holding-air-filter-to-change-and-boot-efficiencyIf you’ve lived in the area for even just one summer, then you know that your air conditioner is in for a big workout pretty soon. Fortunately, it is durable and designed to handle the heat—when it is properly cared for!

When it’s not properly cared for, you may find yourself paying a lot more for your AC to keep you cool than you should have to. You may also find yourself facing needs for air conditioning repair in Norman, OK that you shouldn’t need to. The good news is, there are many methods to not only boost efficiency and lower costs, but prevent repair needs, too. Keep reading to learn more.

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It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Air Conditioning Breakdowns!

Monday, March 11th, 2019

ac-system-being-worked-onOur hottest temperatures are still a good ways off. But don’t let our relatively cool spring weather trick you into thinking that you don’t need to worry about your air conditioner just yet. When summer does arrive in earnest, it can sneak up on you. And even though the warmer weather is generally pretty welcomed, you won’t get to enjoy it as much indoors if you need AC repair in Norman, OK.

The best way to prevent this? By scheduling air conditioning maintenance, sooner than later.

There are some basic maintenance chores you can do on your own. This includes changing the air filter in your air conditioner as needed. Typically, this means every 1-3 months during periods of use (and if you used a furnace this winter, the air filter is probably shared between the two systems, so it’s actually a great idea to change it now!) It’s also a good idea to remove any debris from around your outdoor condenser unit, to help airflow.

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Are UV Lights Worth the Investment?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

blue-uv-lightIt would be really easy for us to just say, “Yes!” and leave it at that. But you deserve more of an explanation than that. There are many things that can negatively impact your indoor air quality, and there are a number of systems that can help improve this situation.

The fact of the matter is, indoor air quality is a big concern just about any time of the year—in fact, your indoor air quality is actually worse than that of outdoors, especially without the right products in your home. And a UV air purifier is one of these products!

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Is Your Commercial Cooling System in Good Shape?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

rooftop ac units on top of commercial buildingIf your answer is, “no, it needs work” or “actually, I have no idea,” then it’s time to call our team for professional commercial HVAC services in Norman, OK. After all, we’re about to enter our hottest part of the year. This is a great time to have a trained technician give your system(s) a look and address any problems that need fixing before summer hits. This is especially the case for commercial air conditioners, which have a much heavier workload than residential systems, and require a contractor that specializes in commercial services.

If you are a business owner or manage an office space, you should contact a commercial HVAC company to have maintenance done if you haven’t already, and repairs if you’ve been told you need them or suspect you may need them.

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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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