Comfort Flow Heating Blog

How to Best Prepare Your AC for Summer

May 10th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-ac-unitWhile it may take a little bit longer for temperatures to warm up around here than it does in other parts of the country, it’s no secret that relatively speaking, our summers are hot. Therefore, you need a highly efficient and effective air conditioner to keep you cool throughout the season. True, if something goes wrong with your air conditioner, our team is here to help you with prompt and reliable repairs. But wouldn’t you like to avoid air conditioner repairs if you could?

Well, you can! With proper care, your air conditioner can work reliably and efficiently as possible throughout its entire lifespan. The average air conditioner can last 10–15 years when properly cared for. But without proper care, you can expect that lifespan to be cut in half.

Read on as we provide a few tips on how to best prepare your air conditioner for summer.

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Signs That You Need Electrical Repairs

April 26th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerElectrical problems can be among the most dangerous of household issues you can have, depending on their severity. We say this because not all electrical problems lead to just blackouts—they can lead to electrocution or even house fires. Hopefully, you invest in professional electrical maintenance once a year to avoid this problem.

Even with maintenance, however, it’s also a good idea for you to make sure that you keep an eye out for indicators that your system is struggling. The faster you can identify potential electrical issues, the less likely they’ll progress far enough to pose a threat. Take a look at some of the signs that your home’s electrical system is suffering.

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Should a Ductless HVAC System Be Your Next Installation?

April 12th, 2021

ductless-air-handler-mounted-up-on-wallWhat if we told you that when you’re looking to heat or cool your home, there’s an effective and efficient way to do both from one system? There is: the ductless HVAC system. Also referred to as a ductless mini-split or ductless heat pump, this type of central heating and cooling is becoming increasingly popular both in our area and throughout the country.

Ductless systems are effective at keeping homes warm in the winter as well as cool in the summer. If you’re looking to replace your air conditioner this spring and have also been considering a heating system replacement, then this may be just what you’re looking for.

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2 Big Ways You’ll Benefit from a Whole-House Air Purifier

March 29th, 2021

two-women-sitting-back-on-couch-looking-comfortableIf there is any home comfort problem that is collective among homeowners these days, it’s poor indoor air quality. Throughout the country, in any given household, the indoor air quality is typically far worse than the quality of the air outdoors. At least, this is the case without the right indoor air quality solutions in place.

One such solution is a whole-house air purifier. Considering that for now, Americans are still spending the majority of their time indoors, it makes sense that you want to ensure the air that you’re breathing is as healthy as possible. Read on as we uncover the power of whole-home air purifiers, and 2 big ways you’ll benefit from its installation (spoiler alert: they’re convenient and cost-effective).

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End of Season Heater Needs to Manage Now

March 15th, 2021

technician-working-on-furnace-systemThe official end of winter is just a few short days away. While it never gets as oppressively warm in our area as it does in other areas of the country, sooner or later we’re going to be shutting down our heating systems in favor of warmer temps and eventual air conditioner use.

On that note, it’s a good idea to schedule your air conditioner maintenance now, before you need this system the most. But that’s not what we’re going to talk about today.

One of the most important parts of having a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system is keeping on top of heating maintenance and repairs. If you scheduled a tune-up this past fall and took care of any pending repair needs at that time, you’re probably in good shape. Either way, it’s a good idea to be aware of any indicators of disrepair your heater may currently have, so you can rely on it throughout the remainder of our chillier temperatures. Read on as we uncover some of these indicators.

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Improve the Health of Your Home with This Indoor Air Quality Product

March 1st, 2021

woman-comfortable-on-her-couch-leaning-back-with-closed-eyesHomeowners throughout the country have become more concerned than ever about the health of their indoor environments because of the ongoing pandemic. But while there is no product out there that can 100% guarantee that COVID-19 germs or any other viruses won’t be transmitted, the good news is there are steps you can take to improve the health of your personal indoor environment—your home.

One way you can do this is by investing in the right indoor air quality products. Most Americans spend about 70% of their time indoors—and these days that estimate is creeping up to 90%. You deserve the peace of mind knowing you’re living as healthfully as possible when you spend time indoors. One indoor air quality product—that there are actually a few variations of—which we want to talk about here is the whole-house air purifier.

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5 Scenarios That Call for an Electrical Professional

February 15th, 2021

electrical-outlet-with-screwdriver-and-wire-on-tableNobody wants to face an electrical problem in their home. After all, they can lead to blackouts and even worse hazards such as electrical fires. But understanding how electrical problems happen and keeping up with services like electrical inspections (plus only trusting professionals for your electrical installs) is the best way to avoid these issues.

Many times, homeowners will see a problem and think they can just fix it on their own. With the plethora of “do-it-yourself” videos out there online, there’s no doubt that you will find a video or article telling you how to fix the exact electrical problem you have. The issue with this is twofold:

  1. If you aren’t aware of building codes, you could find yourself liable for changes you make when you go to sell your home.
  2. It can be dangerous. Making a mistake with an electrical repair can lead to electrocution or even electrical fires.

Read on as we uncover 5 of the most common electrical issues that homeowners should absolutely call on a professional to repair.

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What to Know About Your Gas Furnace and Its Heat Exchangers

February 1st, 2021

furnace-burnersIt’s cold outside this week! It’s probably safe for us to assume that you’re using your heating system on a steady basis, and you’re relying on it to keep you comfortable as well as safe.

But did you have it professionally maintained before the heating season started? If you haven’t, the good news is that it’s not too late.  Without maintenance, you can have surprise repair needs that are not only costly, but possibly harmful.

One repair to keep in mind, particularly if you have a gas furnace, is fixing or replacing a damaged heat exchanger. While no gas furnace is inherently dangerous, yours can become so if you ignore this important component.

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Forced-Air Heating and Humidity: What You Should Know

January 18th, 2021

woman-looking-cold-imposed-on-blue-backgroundIt’s a chilly winter day. You’ve just walked inside only to be greeted by static shock through everything you touch. That darn dry air! Static shock is definitely a nuisance side effect of wintertime weather.

And it doesn’t help when you run your heater, right? Forced-air heating systems like furnaces, heat pumps, or even space heaters seem to suck out moisture even more.

What’s happening is that the colder the temperatures are, the harder it is to “hold on” to humidity. The ideal relative humidity level in any home is between 30–50%, and during the winter, it’s pretty regularly under 30%.

Thankfully, there’s something you can do about this, and it doesn’t involve shutting down your heater (thank goodness!). Read on to learn more.

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Is a Whole House Air Purifier Worth the Investment?

January 4th, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-backgroundWe’re never going to answer this question with a “no,” but we imagine you’d like more of an explanation than that—and we’re here to give it!

Many homeowners have struggled recently with determining how to stay healthy inside their homes. “Indoor air quality” has become a buzzword of sorts, but achieving good indoor air quality is definitely not a fad! In fact, we’ve been touting the benefits of whole-house air purifiers for years now, and will continue to do so.

Keep in mind, there is no indoor air quality product that can guarantee you’ll never deal with virus transmission in your house. But using the right indoor air quality solutions can certainly help lower your risk of problems. A whole-house air purifier is one of those solutions. Read on to learn more!

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