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

Are You Using Your Heater As Efficiently As Possible?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceThink about how much you’re using your heater on a daily basis this season. It’s no secret that you’d probably like to know how to do so while avoiding costly energy bills. Sure, you can expect your utility bills to increase in the winter (and in the summer, for that matter) since HVAC systems account for half of all the energy use in a household.

However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take to increase your heater’s efficiency and therefore lower costs. Actually, there are a number of steps you can take, and some don’t cost you anything but a minute of your time. Keeping heating efficiency up is also a good way to keep repair needs at bay since a higher efficiency system typically means a system that doesn’t accumulate wear and tear too quickly.

Read on as we uncover some of the easy ways you can use your heater more efficiently throughout the rest of winter and beyond.

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5 Signs Your Heater Is in Trouble

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

animated-checklistWouldn’t it be nice if there were a little screen or recording that could tell us exactly what’s wrong with our heating systems when they begin to show signs of trouble, with advice on how to fix it? Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case. Perhaps someday heaters will be self-diagnostic, but repairs are always something that should be handled by a trained pro.

That said, you can’t know to call an HVAC professional unless you know something is wrong with your heater, to begin with, right? So read on as we uncover 5 of the most common signs that something is amiss with your heating system.

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Signs of a Boiler in Distress

Monday, January 6th, 2020

top-of-boiler-with-regulating-valveNobody wants to be without effective heating this time of the year—especially when you live somewhere as cold as where we are. But this is what can happen if you let a heater in disrepair go too long without being serviced.

At worst, you could find yourself facing a complete system breakdown, leaving you scrambling for repairs in the middle of winter. Even in the best-case scenario, a struggling heater can threaten energy efficiency, leaving you paying far more for comfort than you should have to. If you’re using a boiler for your heating needs, there are, fortunately, some signs you can watch out for that the system is in disrepair. These signs include:

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3 Signs That You Need a New HVAC System

Monday, October 14th, 2019

clipboard-with-three-checksSummer is officially over and temperatures are beginning to cool. Hopefully, your air conditioner lasted through the entire season without giving you any problems.

But what if you were constantly calling for repairs? Or it was showing symptoms of old age and operational problems, and costing you more to run than you thought you should be paying? Or, what if your air conditioner worked just fine and it’s actually your heating system you’re worried about?

It could be time for a Bolingbrook, IL HVAC system replacement, and you’ve come to the right place. We’re happy to help you make an educated decision on what HVAC system to put in your home. In the meantime, we’ve shared 3 signs that it is in fact time to replace, rather than repair, your HVAC system.

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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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