March 29th, 2021
The time of year has come to start thinking about our cooling needs for the coming spring and summer. This means if your air conditioner is on the newer side and in good shape, it’s time to schedule a tune-up to keep it that way. If your air conditioner is aging, however (10-15 years old) and starting to show signs of struggle, it’s time to consider a replacement.
Before you rush out and purchase a new air conditioner though, there are a number of things to consider, including whether or not it would be beneficial to have a new furnace installed at the same time. In many cases, this is a good option. Read on as we uncover why!
March 15th, 2021
If there’s anything you don’t want to be stuck with in the middle of a chilly day in winter, it’s a broken-down furnace system. And if you’ve come across this blog post, chances are that you’re in a bit of a rush to get a new system installed in your home—we are still dealing with cooler temps for a bit, after all.
This isn’t a decision to be rushed, though! This could lead you to make a mistake that will result in repair needs and inefficient furnace operation further down the road. Mistakes like, assuming that bigger is better when it comes to what size furnace you get.
Furnace size does matter! You probably know this in a sense—that too small of a system isn’t powerful enough to efficiently cool a home. But did you know that too large of a system can also have detrimental effects? Read on to learn more!
March 8th, 2021
We’ve seen some big technological advancements over the years in the HVAC industry. These advancements help you live more comfortably in your home, in addition to more safely and efficiently. This is thanks, in part, to the important contributions of inventive minds along the way.
March 1st, 2021
More and more homeowners are looking for ways to improve the comfort, and more importantly the health, of their homes these days. One way to do this is by ensuring you have the right indoor air quality solutions in place. One of these solutions is the Air Scrubber by Aerus, an air purifier that combines powerful ionization with UV technology to effectively eliminate harmful contaminants like mold, bacteria, and viruses before they even have the chance to enter your indoor air.
At Comfort First, we install and service a number of air purifier types. Read on as we uncover the benefits of having a whole-house air purifier installed, then give us a call when you’re ready to invest in improved home comfort and health!
February 15th, 2021
If you’re looking for a new heater installation this time of the year, chances are that you’re in a bit of a rush. We really want to encourage you to slow down and take some time with this decision. Rushing into a furnace purchase can leave you with a system that’s not properly matched for your specific home and needs, and therefore doesn’t work as efficiently as you need it to.
About efficiency—efficiency is the rating of the heating output of your furnace compared to the amount of energy that it consumes. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that a furnace with a higher efficiency rating will, by default, cost less to run. A good example of this is when you’re looking at the AFUE ratings of electric furnaces versus that of gas furnaces.
February 8th, 2021
Modern HVAC has seen some huge technological advancements, that allow homeowners like you to live more comfortably, safely, and efficiently. But none of this would be possible without the important contributions of innovative minds along the way. Two of these great minds are David Crosthwait Jr. and Alice Parker.
February 1st, 2021
Throughout the country, COVID-19 has brought reasonable concerns about health and safety to the surface, especially the health of our households. And while there is no guarantee that any one indoor air quality product will completely eliminate the risk of COVID germs, and we do urge you to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, there are certainly steps you can take to mitigate the risk of virus transmission in your living space.
For instance, you can make sure you’re well equipped with the right indoor air quality solutions. Most Americans spend 70% of their time inside—a number that might be even higher now. It makes sense that you want to ensure you’re breathing as healthy air as possible. And you can with an air scrubber by Aerus.
January 18th, 2021
If you’re reading a blog post about furnace installation in January, it probably means you’re pretty desperate to get some reliable heat in your home, now. But this really isn’t a service you want to rush. As important as finding the right heater for your home is trusting the team that’s doing the job.
“Wait, I can’t just put it in myself?”
Well, you could, but we can’t promise that it would be done effectively, that your furnace would work efficiently if at all, or that your furnace will operate safely.
Read on as we uncover the work that goes into a furnace installation. These are at least three reasons you should trust a pro.
January 4th, 2021
Whether you have an electric or gas furnace, you count on it for powerful performance right? Well, as long as you properly take care of your heater, you’ll never have to worry about it failing on you. But no heater is immune to problems, no matter how well maintained.
So what if yours is running, but it doesn’t seem to be actually heating your home? Maybe you’ve tried raising the thermostat to make up the difference to no avail.
This means your furnace or heating system is malfunctioning in some way, but what could be to blame?
December 21st, 2020
It’s often easy to ignore subtle sounds coming from your heating system. Or rather, it’s easy to tune them out. Sounds like the whoosh of air coming through your vents, for instance, can become a noise so natural in the fall and winter that you don’t even notice it anymore. You might also neglect to notice the sound of a very gentle rattling of your ductwork as it shifts with the temperature fluctuations.
But what about those noises that seem to creep up on you out of nowhere? Is it ever okay to ignore a strange sound coming from your furnace? Well, you could ignore it, but you’d probably regret that. Unusual sounds are among the first signs that something is wrong with your furnace. Keep reading as we outline three of the most common sounds that indicate a furnace in disrepair.