Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Did You Include Your Ducts in Your Spring Cleaning?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

duct-that-has-been-cleanedIn our last blog post, we walked through some of the spring cleaning steps to take to ensure your home is ready to provide you with clean and healthy air. One of the methods we discussed was air duct cleaning—a service that is vital to the efficiency of your HVAC systems and the health of your indoor air.

Without regular duct cleaning, you may be breathing in contaminants, you can feel colder in the winter due to lack of airflow (as well as warmer in the summer for the same reason), and you can be paying more than necessary for your HVAC operation. Not sure if you really need duct cleaning? Read on as we uncover some of the biggest benefits.

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Make Sure Your AC System is Ready for Next Year

Monday, 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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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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Simple Ways to Increase Your AC Efficiency

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Are you wincing every time you look at your air conditioning bill this summer? You can expect your energy bill to increase a little bit when summer rolls around. After all, you’re relying on your air conditioner a lot more often than normal. The thing about this is that you should never pay an unreasonable amount for your air conditioning services. Your air conditioner should always be able to provide you with the right cooling services for the right price.

If you need air conditioning service in Orland Park, IL, you can contact our professional team. You’re going to need experts for this type of service. You should never try to DIY your air conditioning services or even try to hire an amateur for your air conditioning services. You can trust our team to provide you with the service that you need.

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AC Not Cooling? Here’s Why

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Air-Conditioning-TechWe’re easing into the latter half of summer here in Joliet. If you’re struggling with your air conditioning services, you’re going to need to hire a professional to fix your issues. Your air conditioner might not cool for a variety of reasons. The culprit behind your problems could be anything from your air conditioner’s internal compressor to a clog in your ductwork system. You should never try to fix these problems on your own accord.

We know that it’s always tempting to hire some a little less than qualified because they promise more bang for your buck. If you’re looking for great AC repair in Joliet, IL, you can trust our team because we perform thorough services at affordable prices. Contact our team today.

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The Dangers of Hiring an Unlicensed HVAC Contractor

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

smiling-technicianHVAC services are expensive. Installing a new HVAC system is an outright investment and repair, replacement, and maintenance services can also cost you a pretty penny. We understand that you might be tempted to cut corners here and there. There are a lot of points for temptation throughout this process — there are so many unlicensed contractors and amateurs in Joliet.

You might think that you’re cheating the system and still getting a great deal by taking this route. In reality, there are way too many risks involved and too high of a chance of receiving shoddy craftsmanship in your home. Choosing a professional HVAC contractor in Joliet, IL will save you a headache. Contact our team today.

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5 Signs That You Need AC Repair this Summer

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Is your air conditioner struggling to keep up so far this summer? It might be time for you to schedule your air conditioning repair services. There’s really no better time to schedule your air conditioning repair services than now. We haven’t quite reached the scorching summer temperatures yet. You might think that you’re saving yourself an unnecessary air conditioning expense by putting off your air conditioning services—but in actuality, you’re only hurting your air conditioning system further.

The summertime is one of the most inconvenient times that you could need air conditioning repair. You can avoid trouble like this by remaining proactive. Avoid a big air conditioning problem this summer by scheduling your air conditioning repair in Joliet, IL. We’re the right team to service your home whenever you need us.

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Ready to Go Ductless? Know Your Stuff

Monday, June 24th, 2019

ductless-ac-blowing-cold-airAre you ready to upgrade your air conditioner this summer? If you are, make sure that you contact our team today to schedule an appointment. This is the time of year where many people start to reevaluate their home’s air conditioner—this is the right time to do it too. If you’re ready to upgrade your air conditioner, you don’t have to just upgrade to a new central air conditioner. We know that this is the most comfortable next step for a lot of people but there are so many other systems on the market that can do your home a lot of justice. If you want great AC installation in Joliet, IL for your new ductless system, make sure that you contact our team.

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Don’t Run Your AC into the Ground! Common AC Mistakes

Monday, June 10th, 2019

hand-drawing-check-boxDo you ever second guess yourself when you go to turn on your air conditioner? A lot of homeowners pick up tips and tricks from the internet about how to run your air conditioner in an efficient manner. This information is great. The only problem is that it isn’t tailored to the needs of your home—it’s just tailored to the needs of the average American home.

Now we don’t expect you to swap out your current novel with your air conditioner’s manual, but we do want you to know the best AC practices. If you want to know the most common AC operation mistakes, keep reading below. And, if you need air conditioning service in Joliet, IL, make sure you come to our team.  

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