Comfort Incorporated Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma City’

Take These Steps to Avoid Needless AC Repairs

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

checklist-aniimatedIf you’ve lived in our area through even just one summer season, then you already know that your air conditioner is in for a big workout pretty soon. Fortunately, cooling systems are durable and designed to handle the heat—when they are properly cared for.

When they’re not properly cared for, you can find yourself paying a lot more than you should have to for your AC to keep you cool. You might also find yourself calling for our AC repair professionals a lot more than you think you should need to. Of course, we’re always happy to help! We would like to help you avoid needless repairs, though. Read on as we uncover how to do just that.

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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Necessary?

Monday, March 9th, 2020

before-and-after-shot-of-duct-cleaning“Do I really need duct cleaning?”

This is a common question among homeowners, and it makes sense. After all, it takes years for dirt and dust to build up in ductwork, and you may not even notice the decline in your indoor air quality. Perhaps you’ve even accepted that you and your family members suffer from allergies and there’s nothing more you can do about it.

Well, professional duct cleaning service keeps you from breathing in contaminants and paying more than necessary for your HVAC services. Duct cleaning helps you avoid these detriments by improving your indoor air quality (which can actually be worse than that of outdoors without the right air quality systems and services in place). Improved air quality leads to better health, easier breathing, and more comfort.

Having duct cleaning done every few years helps you achieve this, plus presents you with the following benefits.

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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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Should a Ductless System Be Your Next Home Comfort Installation?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

ductless-unit-and-remote-in-handAre you looking to replace both your heater and your air conditioner this year? In the past, this could be a very expensive and timely hassle—but these days, it’s possible to meet all your cooling and heating needs with just one system—a ductless mini-split.

These systems are becoming a preferred option more and more, as they are great for keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer very effectively and efficiently. When you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, consider going ductless! Read on to learn more.

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When Should You Call for Heater Repairs?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

jets-of-a-furnace-firingAre you concerned that your heater could break down any minute? If you don’t know the signs that your heater is in disrepair, perhaps you should be worried. It’s never fun to need to call for heater repairs, but it’s even worse if your heater has broken down completely, calling for an emergency repair or premature replacement that could cost you even more.

Expert HVAC technicians will tell you it’s important to repair your heating system as early as possible to avoid sudden system breakdowns later on, plus higher repair costs. Additionally, the sooner your repair your heater, the lower your monthly bills can be, and the longer your system will last. Check out the following signs that indicate you have a heater in need of repair.

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Help Your Home Perform with Spotless Ducts!

Monday, October 7th, 2019

duct-being-cleaned-lots-of-dustPerhaps to you, a duct cleaning service seems unnecessary, or at least really minor when it comes to the performance of your HVAC systems. After all, does it even compare to a malfunctioning air conditioner or heater? Maybe it minor—but neglecting the need for duct cleaning can lead to HVAC performance issues.

It seems like your ventilation system is just a minor part of your overall HVAC system, right? They’re actually very important to your air conditioner and heater, as well as your home comfort and indoor air quality. To keep your HVAC systems working properly and keep your indoor air quality high, consider scheduling professional duct cleaning. Read on to learn the benefits!

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Signs That You’ll Need a New AC before Next Spring

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

top-view-of-air-conditionerIt’s officially Fall! With that, it’s almost time to turn off our air conditioners for the season and turn our attention to our heaters. But, what if the cooling system you used all summer wasn’t up to the task of efficiently keeping you cool? What if you found yourself calling for air conditioning repair  more than once this season?

The last thing you want is to be without your air conditioner next spring, or even without it if we have a heatwave between now and then. Your air conditioner repair needs may be a sign that it’s time to replace the system, particularly if it’s aging. Read on to learn more!

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Why You Should Join a Maintenance Membership Program

Monday, July 29th, 2019

animated-checklistDid you make a plan for the hot weather this year? Is your air conditioner prepared for the work it’s about to go through? We’re talking about preventive maintenance—spring is typically the best time of year to have this service done, as the weather hasn’t settled into steady warmth yet and we don’t need our air conditioners on a practically hour by hour basis.

But it’s far more important that you have your maintenance done consistently than it is the time of year you have it done. For an air conditioner or heater, you should be having maintenance done once a year. For a heat pump or ductless system, which heats and cools homes, maintenance should be done twice a year.

The best way to remember all this? By enrolling in a maintenance membership program with a professional HVAC contractor. Maintenance is easily one of the most important HVAC services in Norman, OK you can have done, and with a membership, we’ll be the ones to remind you to get it done. That’s not the only great benefit of a maintenance plan though! Read on…

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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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Humidity and Its Impact on Your AC

Monday, May 20th, 2019

woman-sitting-in-front-of-fan-cooling-offDid you know that excessive humidity can actually hurt your air conditioner?

Humidity is essentially moisture—moisture that in our area comes with the high summer temperatures we’re all very familiar with. This moisture makes us uncomfortable, and essentially the only way it dissipates is by lowering the temperature. So, it stands to reason that you’d turn on your air conditioner and set it to the lowest possible temperature, right?

The problem with this is that it makes your air conditioner work harder and harder as summer progresses, and as a result, the AC system is strained and accumulates wear and damage. Plus, the humidity isn’t effectively removed, so you’ll still be uncomfortable.

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