Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Crest Hill’

Is It Too Late for Heating Maintenance?

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Every time the new year comes and goes, we get a lot of calls from people thinking that it’s just too late for maintenance at this point. If your heater has been working well so far, then winter is almost over, so it’s probably better to just invest in AC maintenance for the spring and summer to come, right? Well, not exactly.

Both your heating system and your air conditioning unit need maintenance, not just one. And routine maintenance isn’t necessarily late or early, it depends on the routine aspect of it.

We’d like to focus on heating maintenance and when it might be too late to invest in it. As of now, if your heating system is working reliably, then it’s definitely not too late for maintenance. You can always trust your local pros for heating maintenance in Crest Hill, IL!

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Here’s What Water Heater Scaling Is and Why It’s a Problem

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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Perhaps you’ve heard the term “hard water” before. It may sound a little alarming in regard 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, and 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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Your Water Heater Might Be Struggling If…

Monday, October 10th, 2022

logoIf you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think very much about how much work your household’s water heater actually does. There is a much higher demand on it than say for your furnace, air conditioner, or other home comfort system because it must heat water 24/7 for use any day of the year, any time of the day. No matter the season, hot water must flow, right?

As you might imagine, all this work puts a lot of stress on the water heater. Although it doesn’t have very many moving parts that can break down, your water heater will eventually need professional repairs to keep it operational. Ignoring any signs that your water heater is malfunctioning can lead to it breaking down and can shorten its lifespan.

Read on as we uncover the signs that your water heater may indeed need repairs, and then be sure to dial our number!

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Signs That It’s Time for an AC Upgrade

Monday, August 15th, 2022

ac-installNo air conditioner can last forever, although we wish that weren’t the case. Here at Comfort First, we are all about being transparent with our customers, which means giving you whatever information you need to make an informed decision about the future of your home comfort. If your cooling system is in good shape and can last many more years, we’ll tell you! But if we think it would be more economically beneficial for you to make an upgrade, we’ll tell you that.

This said, some homeowners are simply just curious to know when the best time to make an AC upgrade is. And that’s okay! We believe that all homeowners should be informed about their cooling systems and the status of their equipment. The more you know about your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be able to make that educated decision about what to do about it. Read on to learn some signs that your air conditioner is indeed ready for an upgrade.

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