Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling Blog

What to Check Before Calling for Air Conditioner Repairs

December 11th, 2017

air-conditioner-repairAir conditioner problems are a pain to deal with, especially when it’s hot out. If your air conditioner is acting up, though, you are going to want to check a few things before you call for professional repairs. It may well be that you have a problem with your system that only a professional can resolve for you. However, it’s also possible that it’s a problem that you yourself can take care of with a bit of effort. Check the following things before you call a professional to look at your air conditioner for you.

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How Leaky Ducts Can Ruin Your Heating Efficiency

November 27th, 2017

ductsWhen trying to get their climate control systems ready for winter, a lot of homeowners will focus on the main body of the system itself. While you certainly should have a professional look over the main part of your heating system before the winter arrives, that’s not the only part you need to worry about.

The condition of your ducts can actually have a significant effect on the efficiency of your heating system, assuming you’re using a centralized ducted system. Have a look at how leaky ducts can ruin your system efficiency, and what you can do to prevent it.

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Keeping Your Air Conditioner in Good Condition

November 13th, 2017

air-conditioner-cashThe cooling season may be over for now, but it will be here again before you know it. Next time summer comes around, you should be as prepared for it as possible. That means taking steps to keep your air conditioner in good shape, so that it can deal with the added strain. There are a couple of different measures that you can take to prepare your air conditioner for the summer season. Let’s go over the two most important ones, and why it’s a good idea to take advantage of them.

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What can Happen if Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Properly Sized

October 30th, 2017

air-conditioner-cashIt may seem kind of odd to be shopping for a new air conditioner during the fall season. But, that’s exactly what some homeowners like to do at the end of the summer. Off-season prices are often lower, and if you know that your air conditioner isn’t going to be able to get you through another summer then it’s better to have a new one installed now than to wait until demand is higher. If you’re one of those homeowners who is looking for a new air conditioning system this fall, there are a couple of considerations that you should take note of. One of the most important is the size of the air conditioner you’re trying to install.

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Factors to Consider When Installing a New Air Conditioner

October 16th, 2017

air-conditioning-tool-bagWe’ve still got a little while before the weather starts to consistently cool off. That means that you’re probably still going to need an air conditioner to keep your home cool during that time. If your air conditioner has failed, or you have some other reason to install a new air conditioning system, you should be sure to consider a number of factors first. You don’t want to install a brand new system, only to find out that it isn’t suited for your home situation. Have a look at some of these factors, and why they’re important.

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Problems That can Lead to Air Conditioner Replacement

October 2nd, 2017

air-conditioning-tool-bagAir conditioners can be afflicted by all kinds of issues over years of use. Some of these issues are minor, like a clogged air filter, and can be remedied without even necessarily involving professional technicians. Others, like short cycling, are very serious threats to the system that require immediate professional assistance. It’s important that you be able to tell the difference between these two classes of air conditioner issues, and that you know when to call for repairs. Let’s go over a few of the more serious problems that can lead to replacing your entire air conditioner if you’re not careful.

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Low Air Conditioner Output, and What Causes it

September 18th, 2017

air-conditioning-tool-bagLow output is a common indicator of a problem with your air conditioner. Typically, it’s the first one that homeowners notice. If your air conditioner output is low, the first thing you should do is call for professional repairs. While you’re waiting for your HVAC technician to get there, though, have a look at some of the possible causes for low air conditioner output.

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Common Air Conditioning Problems to Watch for

September 4th, 2017

air-conditioning-tool-bagSummer continues to scorch the region. We’re willing to bet that you’re probably relying on your air conditioner for most of the daylight hours to keep your home comfortable. Of course, more demand means more strain on the system, which means a higher chance for problems to develop. It’s a good idea to be aware of the common problems that can affect an air conditioner, so that you can call for repairs as soon as you start to see warning signs. Let’s have a look at some of the common air conditioning problems that you might have to deal with this summer.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Odd Noises?

August 21st, 2017

air-conditioner-repairIt’s especially important that you keep an eye on your air conditioner during the summer, when strain on the system is at its highest. The added demand causes more wear and tear, making it more likely that problems of various kinds will occur. You can reduce the chances of a problem cropping up by scheduling preventive maintenance for your air conditioner every spring. However, that’s never going to be 100% effective. If and when a problem does occur in your air conditioner, you need to be able to quickly identify it so you can have it repaired. The faster you get it repaired, the more damage you can prevent and the better off it will be. One of the easiest symptoms of an air conditioner problem to recognize is the presence of odd noises. Let’s go over some of those noises now.

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Let’s Find Some Ways to Save on Cooling Costs in Late Summer

August 7th, 2017

air-conditioning-plastic-grillAs we move into the last part of summer (wow, August already?), it’s a good time to make sure that we don’t slip into bad habits with air conditioning. We know it’s easy to start leaving the AC running more than it should because we’re simply sick of the heat. But late summer is an important time to be vigilant about air conditioning use: not only will this help keep utility bills under control, but it can prevent unnecessary repair calls and help extend the cooling system’s service life.

Here are some tips for reining in the high costs of air conditioning in Dunwoody, GA during the late summer season:

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