Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog

Is Your Boiler in Trouble?

December 7th, 2020

A boiler can only operate as efficiently as it is meant to if it is cared for properly. This means it needs to be professionally installed, repaired, and maintained by experienced and trained professionals to perform as it should.

It’s also important to remember that even with quality boiler services, there’s still a chance that something will eventually go amiss with your heating system, and eventually you may need boiler repairs or even replacement. Read on as we uncover some of the leading signs that your boiler is in trouble and needs help.

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Caring for Your Boiler: What You Should Know

November 23rd, 2020

top-of-boiler-with-pressure-gaugeBoilers are very sturdy heating systems. In fact, that’s why many homeowners throughout Joliet and beyond choose these systems to keep their homes comfortable in the winter. With fewer moving parts than the more traditional furnaces or heat pumps, they tend to have fewer repair needs, too. But boilers still deserve to be cared for just like any other heating system. And what many homeowners don’t realize is just like any other type of heater, boilers need professional maintenance to prevent repair needs!

If you have any hope of continuing to enjoy the comfort and energy savings they bring throughout the years, then you’ll want to make sure you properly care for your boiler, through professional maintenance. Read on to learn more!

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Boost Your Heating Efficiency This Year with These Tips

November 9th, 2020

animated-checklistWinter is just around the corner, and we want to help you be prepared! Let’s face it, it can get pretty darn cold around here. And you need a fully functional and highly efficient heater to see you through the season.

Having a great heater is about a number of things—it means you want a heater that is reliable, effective, and highly efficient. Our winters and sometimes even our springs stay chilly for too long to sacrifice any of this or to overpay for comfort. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple steps you can take toward boosting your heating efficiency and saving even more money as a result.

Read on as we uncover our top heating efficiency-boosting tips.

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Have You Scheduled Your Heating Maintenance Appointment Yet?

October 26th, 2020

woman-hand-filling-out-calendarIt’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again! You know, the time where leaves are falling, pumpkin and apple pies are baking, and all over the community homeowners are starting to use their heaters on a daily basis.

This is also the time of year that it’s best to schedule heating maintenance! Keeping your heating system in good shape will ensure that you’re able to keep your household warm and cozy all fall and winter long, and do so safely. Now is the perfect time to schedule your tune-up. Keep reading as we dive into why that is the case!

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How Healthy Is the Air You Breathe?

October 12th, 2020

It’s not surprising that many homeowners these days are focusing on germ transmission–or rather how to limit germ transmission–in their homes. With the COVID-19 outbreak, many households search for ways to keep their homes healthier and safer. And while we can’t guarantee there is any one product or service out there that will eliminate germ transmission, there are absolutely steps you can take to reduce that risk, while staying aware of the guidelines provided by the CDC and elsewhere in regards to COVID-19 development.

Read on as we uncover some of the indoor air quality services, tasks, and products that can help keep your home cleaner and family healthier in general. By implementing certain practices, like hand washing and covering our mouths when we cough or sneeze, we can improve our own immunities and limit our risk of virus and germ transmission. Plus following the tips below will help.

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Why Is Scaling a Big Deal for a Water Heater?

September 28th, 2020

water-heater-tankPerhaps you’ve heard the term “hard water” before. It may sound a little alarming in regards to your water quality, but it’s actually okay–for you that is. It’s another story when it comes to your plumbing system. Hard water is water with a high level of minerals in it. Namely, we mean calcium and magnesium, sometimes even a bit of iron. But like we said, while these are harmless to you, we can’t say the same for your pipes and plumbing appliances.

Scaling–or the deposits that get left behind from hard water–will impact your water heater worse than any other part of your plumbing system. While it’s relatively easy to clean scale out of a faucet, the same can’t be said when it comes to your tank water heater.

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How To Not Neglect Your Indoor Air Quality

September 14th, 2020

image-of-beautiful-home-interiorMost homeowners aren’t aware of this, but the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of outdoors. With more and more folks interested in improving and maintaining their health, it makes sense that you’d want to know how to change this, right? Fortunately, we have some answers.

The thing is, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, you’re essentially neglecting your indoor air quality, and effectively neglecting the health of your home. You don’t have to neglect this though! Read on to learn how not to.

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Warning: HVAC Equipment Shortages Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns

September 8th, 2020

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We’re in the time of year where many customers are calling for HVAC installations and replacements, whether it’s a worn-out AC or they’re shopping for a new heater for the winter. Be forewarned: there are currently equipment shortages nationwide for various AC systems due to COVID-19 manufacturer shutdowns.

If you’re currently in need of AC services, now is the time to schedule them. Customers in the Joliet, IL and surrounding communities should reach out to Comfort First Heating and Cooling Inc. today. We have inventory on hand to keep your HVAC systems running and keep you cool for the remainder of summer.

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7 Sounds You Don’t Want Your AC Making

August 31st, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsYour air conditioner isn’t silent, but if someone asked you to explain the noise that your air conditioner makes, you’d probably have to pause and think about it before you could answer, right? That’s because your air conditioner does make distinctive noises, but as long as the system is healthy these noises are always relatively quiet.

If you’ve noticed this summer has made your air conditioner develop some new habits, then it’s time to reach out to us. You need AC repair in Plainfield, IL. It’s just that plain and simple.

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Are Your Ducts Hurting AC Efficiency?

August 17th, 2020

hand-sealing-up-ductworkHere’s the thing–your air ducts could be hurting your AC efficiency without you even knowing it. They could be hurting your indoor air quality as well. Your air ducts can leak out around 30% of your conditioned air–that’s air that you are otherwise paying for but not enjoying the comfort from. What’s the solution to this?

Professional duct sealing!

Now, you might be wondering–why? Why can’t you just get up there and put some duct tape on damaged ductwork? Well, that’s not actually what duct tape is for. Rather, duct tape is inappropriately named and was originally meant to tape up ammo boxes in wartimes. It actually turns brittle and falls apart if it gets too hot. So using it for ductwork would be a fruitless effort. But professional duct sealing is another story–read on to learn more!

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