Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog: Archive for September, 2019

Quality HVAC Inspections: Our Specialty

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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