Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog

Your Furnace Might Not Wait—Schedule Your Tune-Up Now!

November 11th, 2019

jets-of-a-furnace-firingWith temperatures already cooling down drastically, we’re going to guess that you’re using your furnace on a regular basis. This means you had it tuned up too, right? If not, it’s never too late!

Well actually, it could be too late, if your furnace has completely shut down and is in total disrepair. We’d like to help you avoid that scenario. Keep reading as we delve into the importance of professional furnace maintenance, and give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your tune-up.

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Make Sure Your AC System is Ready for Next Year

October 28th, 2019

air-conditioner-with-clipboard-on-topWith temperatures already cooling down for the year, it’s time to shut off AC systems for the season and turn our attention to our heaters. Have you scheduled heating maintenance yet? If not, now is the time! Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly and carefully inspect your system, adjusting any components that need it and alerting you to repair needs so you can get them on your schedule right away.

But wait, don’t forget about your air conditioner. Just because you may not need it again until next year doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Besides, if your air conditioner had even the smallest issue this past summer, it’s a good idea to have the system checked now, rather than waiting on it—waiting can lead to more serious problems.

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Bears Ticket Giveaway!

October 22nd, 2019

How can you score two tickets to the Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs game on December 22nd? By entering our giveaway here at Comfort First Heating & Cooling.

To enter, you must

  1. Visit and like the Comfort First Facebook Page
  2. Publicly share this post.
  3. Publicly comment on this post.

 Drawing ends at 11:59 P.M. on December 12, 2019. Winner will be announced on December 13, 2019

(Winner will be transferred tickets vie an email through The Ticketmaster App)

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Comfort First Named “Best of 2019” for Heating and Air Conditioning

October 16th, 2019

This past summer, a number of business leaders throughout Grundy County were honored at the seventh Greater Grundy County Reader’s Choice Awards at the VFW in Morris.

This is an annual event, produced by The Morris-Herald News to give readers the opportunity to recognize their favorite Grundy-based businesses.

Categories this year ranged from Best Financial Advisor to Best Bakery. Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. was voted one of the best heating/AC companies in Greater Grundy County for 2019.

We’re proud to serve the communities throughout Grundy County.

Comfort First Heating and Cooling, where we put your comfort first!

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3 Signs That You Need a New HVAC System

October 14th, 2019

clipboard-with-three-checksSummer is officially over and temperatures are beginning to cool. Hopefully, your air conditioner lasted through the entire season without giving you any problems.

But what if you were constantly calling for repairs? Or it was showing symptoms of old age and operational problems, and costing you more to run than you thought you should be paying? Or, what if your air conditioner worked just fine and it’s actually your heating system you’re worried about?

It could be time for a Bolingbrook, IL HVAC system replacement, and you’ve come to the right place. We’re happy to help you make an educated decision on what HVAC system to put in your home. In the meantime, we’ve shared 3 signs that it is in fact time to replace, rather than repair, your HVAC system.

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Now Hiring! Full-Time HVAC Apprentice

October 10th, 2019

Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. is now hiring!

The ideal candidate is mechanical, eager to learn, and able to follow procedures. Must be able to lift 75-100 pounds. This is a great opportunity for the right person to learn the trade.

Starting Pay: $10-$15 an hour, plus benefits.

Interviews will begin when there is a sufficient amount of applicants. The right candidate could start immediately!

Please send resumes to service@comfortfirstheatingandcooling.com
or 302 E Wapella St, Minooka, Illinois 60447

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Help Us Support Two Great Organizations for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October 3rd, 2019

pink-breast-cancer-ribbon-on-green-backgroundThis October, we are supporting two fantastic nonprofits in our area in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For every furnace sold and installed by our team, Comfort First will donate $15 each to the Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter and the Shorewood HUGS Organization.

Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter Mission Statement: “As the Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter, we use the color Pink not for breast cancer but because it is the color of women! To us, it should not matter what type of illness she or her family has. We as a society have become such a caused based society, when the time has come that we all become people based. Our slogan and mission is simple: We Support Women and Their Families, Not Causes!”

Shorewood HUGS: Shorewood HUGS is a nonprofit women’s organization that works to make a positive impact in the lives of those in the community & surrounding communities, one hug at a time. We do this by hosting unique events & raising funds to fulfill wishes for those in need. To date, we’ve fulfilled over 700 wishes! Making a Difference One Hug at a Time”

In the market for a new furnace? Contact Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. today! 

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Quality HVAC Inspections: Our Specialty

September 30th, 2019

checklistWhen you have an HVAC system installed by your average handyman or even inexperienced contractor, chances are that they install the system and call it a day. They aren’t going to check back and make sure that the installation was done right and that your air conditioner or heating system is working flawlessly. At least, they aren’t if they’re not a Comfort First technician!

HVAC installation inspections are our specialty—every installation will be followed up with a Quality Control Inspection. We believe in going above and beyond for each one of our installation customers. One of our technicians will conduct the installation, and then a different tech will be sent out a week later to make sure everything is working as it should. Without this inspection, you could find yourself paying repair costs far before you should have to, and you may even be stuck with a system that has a shortened lifespan due to an installation mistake.

This inspection is part of our promise to you! Of course, this promise should always be backed by a professional HVAC installation to start with. More on this below…

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Short Cycling: A Sign That You Need AC Repair

September 16th, 2019

air-conditioning-unit-with-tools-on-topOne of the most common and unfortunately harmful problems an air conditioner can experience is a condition called short-cycling. This is a symptom of a problem with your air conditioner, and can actually cause further problems. Sometimes, a few simple adjustments might be all that’s needed to fix this problem. But if the root cause is serious, it may require a professional HVAC tech to conduct repairs.

Short-cycling must be resolved, otherwise, it will eventually lead to an early replacement for your air conditioner, and waste enormous amounts of power until that point.

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Decoding Those Weird Sounds Your AC is Making

September 2nd, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsWouldn’t it be nice if we had air conditioners that could self-diagnose when something is wrong and send a text to our phones telling us what’s up? Let’s face it, this is probably a reality in the future, but unfortunately, we’re not quite there yet.

In the meantime, homeowners have to rely on other methods for our cooling systems to send warning signs. Some indicators might include a drop in cooling power, or an unexplained spike in energy bills. Or it may even be that your circuit breakers for the indoor and outdoor units keep tripping.

Another possibility is that you hear strange sounds coming from your air conditioner. And by strange sounds, we mean anything out of the ordinary hum from the fans or whoosh of air through your AC vents. So, what sort of sounds specifically are we talking about? We’ve listed several below. Read on to learn more!

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