Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling Blog

Summer’s Almost Over, So Should I Bother with Scheduling AC Repairs Now?

August 29th, 2016

We understand that as the end of the season approaches, you might feel that it’s not worth the investment in arranging to repair troubles with your air conditioner. You can worry about these problems later, after all, and if the issue seems minor, why should you rush?

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The End of Summer Is a “Danger Zone” for Your Air Conditioner

August 22nd, 2016

As the close of summer approaches (the official end is less than a month away), you’ll start thinking about cooler temperatures and a pleasant reprieve from the heat. Your air conditioner, however, is entering into the riskiest part of its annual workload. The late summer is a period when the heat is still at high levels—it may be even hotter than the middle of the season—and an air conditioner has already handled an immense amount of operational stress from the months before. This is the “danger zone” for an AC because it’s the point when it’s most likely to run into a malfunction that will impair its cooling power, or a breakdown that will bring your home cooling to an abrupt end.

Trouble to watch for

During this stretch of summer, take any drop in the cooling ability of your AC very seriously. If it seems as if it’s taking longer for the air conditioner to get the house to the right temperature, or if the house doesn’t reach the temperature you expect, then there could be a number of issues with the air conditioner that need to be addressed. If you ignore these problems, there’s a high chance of the AC failing abruptly on you.

Another way to detect trouble with the air conditioner is if your bills take a noticeable leap up from the preceding months. This can indicate mechanical strain that requires attention from professionals. At the very least, have repairs will get your bills back under control.

Odd noises from the air conditioner are another late-season warning of malfunctions. A hissing sound often means that refrigerant is escaping through leaks. Grinding and clicking point toward a compressor that’s struggling to start the cooling cycle (i.e. “hard-starting”). And general clanging and banging warns that mechanical parts have come loose.

Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling has 24-hour emergency air conditioning repair service available to Cumming and Roswell, GA. Call our customer service specialists at 770-213-COOL (2665) and let us know how we can help.

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Emergency Cooling Tips for When Your AC Breaks Down

August 15th, 2016

One of the most important jobs that we do for our customers is to come to their assistance quickly when they run into an air conditioning emergency. When the summer heat is higher than 90°F or 100°F, a broken AC is a potential disaster. We offer 24-hour emergency service to respond to your needs as fast as possible.

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We Can Fix Your Hard-Starting Air Conditioner! Here’s How

August 8th, 2016

As we move into the second half of the summer, we recommend that you keep a close watch on how your air conditioning system is running. When you notice anything out of the ordinary, call for our technicians right away. The sooner you have an AC problem fixed, the less likely for the trouble to spread and create bigger repair problems, or even cause the air conditioner to break down.

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Don’t Have Room for Ducts? You Can Still Have Great Air Conditioning!

August 1st, 2016

If you live in an older home that doesn’t have space for ductwork in its walls, you’ve probably had to rely on window air conditioning units to keep cool through our hot and humid summers. When the window AC was invented in the 1950s, it was a breakthrough in offering affordable indoor cooling for homes. But that was long ago, and central air conditioning is now the far superior option compared to the inefficient and often ineffective window units.

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How Can I Save Money on Cooling?

July 25th, 2016

Keeping your Cumming, GA home cool requires a fair amount of electricity every summer. Considering how much we rely upon air conditioners to deliver ample comfort into our homes, you can count on paying far more in July and August than at other times during the year. If that bothers you, you may be looking for ways to cut down on energy consumption. There are plenty of ways to do this. 

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How Air Purifiers Clean Your Air without Filters

July 18th, 2016

The most common way to provide better air quality in a building is to have special filters installed into the HVAC system. (No, the standard filter for the system isn’t designed to clean the air, only protect the inside of the AC and furnace from dust and dirt.) But the mesh of polyester or fiberglass in a filter can’t affect numerous smaller particles, such as chemicals, smoke, and volatile organic compounds. Extremely thick filters can sometimes do the job—but these are not appropriate for residential HVAC systems because they’ll choke off airflow.

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Can I Save Money on Air Conditioning by Closing Room Vents? (No!)

July 11th, 2016

If you look at the room vents for the air conditioning (and heating) system in your home, you’ll notice that behind the grill are louvers you can adjust with a handle. This offers a temptation: why not adjust the louvers to shut off the vent entirely? That way you can save energy by closing off rooms in the house that don’t need air conditioning.

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Have an Old AC? Now Is a Great Time to Install a Daikin Air Conditioner!

July 4th, 2016

We’re expecting weather up in the 90s for a long stretch. We hope you’ve already arranged for maintenance for you air conditioner so it has the best chance to make it through the hot weather without suffering a breakdown. (If you haven’t schedule maintenance service yet, it’s not too late!)

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Do You Have an Attic Air Conditioner That’s Leaking Water?

June 27th, 2016

Many homes in the area have their air conditioning systems housed in the attic. There’s nothing wrong with that location, unless the air conditioner starts to leak water. This will damage the insulation in the attic and lead to water damage inside the house. If you detect water leaking from your attic air conditioner, call on our HVAC technicians as soon as possible to have the trouble fixed.

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