Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Signs You Might Be Paying Too Much for Your Air Conditioning

Monday, June 20th, 2022

outside-air-conditioning-unitYou might be thinking, “Well, of course I’m paying too much for my air conditioning! Energy prices are crazy these days.”

We get it, paying “too much” can be a little subjective. But what if we told you that you don’t have to pay that much and that there are things you can do to actually save money from month to month on your utility costs? It’s true, you can!

There are efficiency-boosting tips you can use in order to cool your home, stay comfortable, and spend less. If you’re not doing any of these things we’re about to share, then it definitely is a sign that you are paying too much for your air conditioning.

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Here’s Why You Need to Change Your HVAC Air Filter

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

comfort-first-logoBefore we get started on the “why” of changing your HVAC air filter, we have a few questions for you…

Did you know that your central air conditioning and furnaces have air filters? Did you know that the purpose of this air filter is actually to protect the HVAC systems themselves, and has little to do with protecting your indoor air quality? Do you know what can happen if you don’t change out this air filter on a regular basis?

Don’t worry if any of these questions left you confused or worried–you’ve come to the right place. We have all the answers you need when it comes to caring for your air conditioner in a way that ensures it operates as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. 

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What Actually Happens During an Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

new-air-conditioner-outside-unitWe talk about maintenance because of how important a service it is. Homeowners often think this is just a sort of “luxury” service that only a few select people can afford. But maintenance is a preventative measure that actually helps you save money.

It does this, first, by enabling our technicians to locate small, wear-and-tear issues within your cooling system before they have a chance to grow into much bigger problems. In turn, this helps your system operate smoother and last longer, which is great news for your budget! But, what actually occurs during AC maintenance? What exactly does this service provide? Read on to find out!

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Refrigerant 101: What You Should Know

Monday, September 27th, 2021

outdoor-ac-unitDid you know that refrigerant is the substance in your air conditioner that makes the cooling process possible? It shifts between gas and liquid in order to draw heat out of your home and bring chilled air in–which is putting it simply. Homeowners often don’t understand the importance of this chemical blend in their air conditioner, so hearing something like they have a refrigerant leak or their air conditioner needs to be “recharged” might seem odd. We’re here to give you a bit of a run down on refrigerant in your air conditioner and why it matters. Read on!

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Could You Be Paying Too Much for Your Air Conditioning?

Monday, July 5th, 2021

ac-system-with-us-flagsThe short answer to this question is, “Yes, you could be!”

We’re sure you’d like us to elaborate more, though, right? Look, we don’t blame you. There are a lot of things that homeowners do (or don’t do) that may impede the performance of their air conditioner or rather the efficiency of the system.

And by restricting efficiency, you’re keeping your own energy bills high. HVAC system take up half off all the energy consumption in the average home. That’s a lot! So how can you keep using yours every day this summer but pay less? By following the tips we’re about to outline below.

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Heed These Signs You Need AC Repair

Monday, May 10th, 2021

old-air-conditioner-unitLet’s say you’ve just come inside after a fun, but hot, day of enjoying the outdoors, and you’re looking forward to taking a cool shower and then relaxing in your air-conditioned home. But alas, instead you return home to a house that’s hotter than it should be, even though you set your programmable or Wi-Fi thermostat to come on before you arrived home.

If you find yourself facing this scenario, you won’t be happy. We wouldn’t be either! But the good news is that you do have our technicians on your side to help. Read on as we uncover some of the warning signs of an air conditioner in disrepair, and then if any of them seem familiar, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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Why You Should Never Leave a Clogged Air Filter in Your Cooling System

Monday, July 6th, 2020

air-filter-closeupWith summer well underway, it’s time to start using our air conditioners on a routine basis, if you’re not already doing so. This also means it’s time to make sure your AC isn’t operating with a clogged air filter in it!

This doesn’t sound like an exciting task to manage, but we guarantee that leaving a clogged air filter in your cooling system will threaten your comfort, hurt your air conditioner, and cause your cooling bills to rise. Wouldn’t you like to avoid all that?

You might not realize how important a role your air filter plays in the overall performance of your air conditioner, but we’re here to fill you in. Read on to learn more about this HVAC component and how much power it has over your home comfort each summer.

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Why You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned This Summer

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Duct-CleaningHopefully, you’ve already had your air conditioner professionally checked out by a technician before we could get too far into summer. Even if you have, though, you’re not exactly done preparing your home for summer. There is still at least one thing that you could do to improve your home’s ability to deal with the summer heat, and that’s having your ducts cleaned. Let’s take a look at why you should have your ducts cleaned this summer.

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Monday, March 12th, 2018

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Call Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. for all your air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and water heater needs.

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