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

What’s the Best Setting for My Furnace Thermostat?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

man-standing-by-thermostat-shiveringGenerally speaking, your thermostat is a fairly simple device. This is particularly true if you are still using an older, manual thermostat with a dial and a slider. When you want more heat in the wintertime, you just turn up the thermostat and get the extra heat. And when it’s too stuffy? You turn the thermostat back down. Pretty basic stuff, right?

But, adjusting your thermostat with this “up-and-down” pattern based on how warm your house currently feels can waste energy without providing better comfort—it can even shorten the service life of your heating system due to the extra strain.

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High Heating Bills Don’t Have to be Inevitable

Monday, November 25th, 2019

design-logo-of-money-and-home-on-seesawThe holidays are almost upon us! Of course, for us, that means that colder weather is just about upon us. Actually, it’s already here, and it’s only going to get chillier. With the long winter ahead of us, you’ll want a furnace that operates consistently and reliably, right? What about efficiently?

Surely, with how often we need our heaters around here you want to do anything you can to boost efficiency—in other words, you want to do everything you can to save money. Maintaining furnace efficiency is a great way to prevent repairs and keep costs down. The good news is, not all the tips we are about to share cost money—some are completely free! Read on.

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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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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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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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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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