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

Ice On Your AC Coils? Here’s What To Do!

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

comfort-first-logoThere’s a relatively common myth around air conditioners. It’s that ice is a normal part of the cooling process. This makes sense after all, right? AC systems chill the air, so if it’s cold enough, ice will develop, right?

It’s easy for us to understand why homeowners would jump to this conclusion. Unfortunately, however, it is incorrect. Believing in this myth can do your air conditioner a lot of harm. Ice development on an air conditioner is a fairly serious problem and can lead to a number of other problems for the AC system.

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Signs It’s Time to Call Us about Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 19th, 2021

comfort-first-logoAre you finding that even though your home seems to be fairly comfortable, there’s just… something… missing? We hear these types of comments pretty frequently in our industry. After all, if you’re uncomfortable, it must have something to do with your HVAC system, right?

Well, maybe, but it could also be your indoor air quality. Homeowners often don’t realize this, but the quality of their indoor air can actually be much worse than that of the outdoor air, particularly without the right products and services in place. One of these products is the air purifier!

There are a few different types of air purifiers, each addressing a different need. For this reason, it can be hard for the average homeowner to determine that they actually do need one. Here are some signs that it’s time to consider an air purifier as a method to improve your indoor air quality:

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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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How the Right Furnace Installation Job Can Prevent Repair Needs Later

Monday, March 15th, 2021

old-furnace-that-needs-replacementIf there’s anything you don’t want to be stuck with in the middle of a chilly day in winter, it’s a broken-down furnace system. And if you’ve come across this blog post, chances are that you’re in a bit of a rush to get a new system installed in your home—we are still dealing with cooler temps for a bit, after all.

This isn’t a decision to be rushed, though! This could lead you to make a mistake that will result in repair needs and inefficient furnace operation further down the road. Mistakes like, assuming that bigger is better when it comes to what size furnace you get.

Furnace size does matter! You probably know this in a sense—that too small of a system isn’t powerful enough to efficiently cool a home. But did you know that too large of a system can also have detrimental effects? Read on to learn more!

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Decoding Those Weird Sounds Your AC is Making

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsWouldn’t it be nice if we had air conditioners that could self-diagnose when something is wrong and send a text to our phones telling us what’s up? Let’s face it, this is probably a reality in the future, but unfortunately, we’re not quite there yet.

In the meantime, homeowners have to rely on other methods for our cooling systems to send warning signs. Some indicators might include a drop in cooling power, or an unexplained spike in energy bills. Or it may even be that your circuit breakers for the indoor and outdoor units keep tripping.

Another possibility is that you hear strange sounds coming from your air conditioner. And by strange sounds, we mean anything out of the ordinary hum from the fans or whoosh of air through your AC vents. So, what sort of sounds specifically are we talking about? We’ve listed several below. Read on to learn more!

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Simple Ways to Increase Your AC Efficiency

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Are you wincing every time you look at your air conditioning bill this summer? You can expect your energy bill to increase a little bit when summer rolls around. After all, you’re relying on your air conditioner a lot more often than normal. The thing about this is that you should never pay an unreasonable amount for your air conditioning services. Your air conditioner should always be able to provide you with the right cooling services for the right price.

If you need air conditioning service in Orland Park, IL, you can contact our professional team. You’re going to need experts for this type of service. You should never try to DIY your air conditioning services or even try to hire an amateur for your air conditioning services. You can trust our team to provide you with the service that you need.

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How You Can Benefit From Using a Ductless System

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Ductless-ServiceThere are a lot of air conditioning systems available on the market today, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Not all air conditioning systems are going to be equally suited to an individual home, though. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system yourself, you need to carefully evaluate which of the many air conditioning types is going to be best able to meet your needs. Of course, if you want the best possible advice on this topic you should consult with a professional in-person. They’ll be able to walk through your home with your and suggest the best system for your situation. In the meantime, though, have a look at how a ductless system might be the one for you.

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