Comfort Flow Heating Blog

This May Be the Reason Your AC Overheated

July 9th, 2018

thermometer-going-redAn air conditioning system is designed to tackle the heat—but like any piece of machinery, it can overheat and stop working. Just like you wouldn’t want your car’s engine to overheat while you’re on a long drive, you don’t want your AC to overheat during a sweltering summer day.

If your air conditioner has overheated and tripped a circuit breaker, we recommend you call us to service your air conditioning in Salem, OR right away. We offer 24-hour emergency service, and our trained technicians can get to the bottom of what’s wrong quickly and fix it. You definitely need pros for this service because there are a variety of reasons an air conditioner may overheat, and it takes trained technicians to figure out exactly what it is that must be fixed.

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Air Conditioning Services to Help Lower Your Cooling Costs

June 25th, 2018

money-saving-piggy-bankIf you cringe at the thought of looking at your electrical bills during the summer, this post is for you. Running the AC during the hot months places an enormous demand on the electrical system. The air conditioner’s compressor motor is extremely powerful (it has to turn liquid refrigerant into gas, after all) and it creates a noticeable spike in electrical costs when it runs. There’s no way to avoid running the compressor if you want cooling from the AC—but you can find ways to run the compressor less often.

There are many simple steps you can take to reduce AC use: close blinds during the day, run the fan only, keep the thermostat around 78°F, reduce the use of larger appliances during peak heat. But in this post, we’re looking specifically at AC services our professionals provide that can make a big difference in summer cooling costs.

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Employee Spotlight: Joe Garner

June 15th, 2018

We’re proud to showcase the great people who work at Comfort Flow Heating. Each quarter, we shine a spotlight on one of our employees who displays all of what makes us the HVAC contractor people want to work with again and again. It’s people like this that have made us trusted for more than 50 years.

Our 2nd Quarter Employee Spotlight goes to … Joe Garner!

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Joe has a long history with us. He started working for Comfort Flow almost 19 years ago. Today he’s our New Construction Field Supervisor. He says his favorite part about working at Comfort Flow is his co-workers. (Aw, shucks!) His hobbies are hunting, fishing, hiking, and, well, just about anything outdoors! He and his wife, Mindy, have two children, Darren and Wyatt.

Congratulations to Joe, and we look forward to many more great years with us!

Call Comfort Flow Heating for all your air conditioning and heating needs. We serve all of Oregon.

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Reasons You May Have Uneven Cooling

June 11th, 2018

flushed-man-in-front-of-fanIs your air conditioning system running, but isn’t spread cooling around the house the way it should? Uneven cooling like this is a common trouble people encounter with ACs. There are many different possible causes, ranging from small glitches to serious problems that require installing a new air conditioner. Below we’re going to examine a few of the possible sources for an air conditioner that isn’t giving you even cooling this summer.

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Early Warning Signs You’ve Got AC Trouble

May 28th, 2018

air-conditioner-compressorsIf you’ve already arranged for a complete tune-up and inspection for your home’s air conditioner with our professionals, you should have a cooling system that’s ready for the summer weather. But there’s no way to stop all problems that might plague an air conditioner when it’s working. The best way to deal with potential malfunctions in an air conditioner is to know the early warning signs. That way you’ll be able to call for air conditioning repair in Salem, OR in time to have the issue corrected when it’s still small and before it can spread to create other malfunctions.

What should you watch for? Here are a few early signs of caution that it’s time to call our repair team:

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Is Duct Cleaning Actually Beneficial?

May 14th, 2018

inside-air-ductIf you’ve looked around our website at the many residential services we offer our customers, you may have noticed that you can schedule duct cleaning in Eugene, OR, or elsewhere in our service area for your home’s ventilation system. A common reaction people have to seeing this service is to wonder if it’s useful at all.

We understand why homeowners may be skeptical. For one thing, ducts are out of sight—and that often means they’re out of mind. People rarely give much thought to what’s inside their ducts. There are also a number of non-professionals who offer duct cleaning at suspiciously low costs. “Suspiciously” is right: these aren’t real duct cleaning, only a quick vacuum job that doesn’t do much good.

Thorough duct cleaning from professionals using the finest equipment can provide a home with many benefits. Here are some of the ways regular duct cleaning (done every 3 to 5 years) with our pros is beneficial:

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We’ll Be at the Home Building & Remodeling EXPO: May 18, 19 and 20th

May 9th, 2018

expo-logoComfort Flow Heating will be at the upcoming Home Building & Remodeling EXPO in Springfield, OR, with our own booth. This is the first Home Building & Remodeling Expo held by the Home Builders Association of Lane County, and it will give the community the opportunity to meet professional local businesses in the housing industry. If you’re considering doing building or remodeling for your home, the Expo is your one-stop shopping place for the many services you need. You can meet with landscapers, designers, builders, remodelers, and more. It’s the only show of its kind in Springfield!

More Information on the Home Building & Remodeling EXPO – Click Here

We’ll be there presenting the best in the HVAC installations you need for comfort in your new home or to complete your remodeling project. Are you interested in using radiant floor heating for your house, or are you considering putting in ductless mini splits for flexible construction planning? We’ll help you explore all the options available to you for great heating and cooling. Stop by and say hello! We are in booths #207, 208, and 209.

Willamalane Center
250 S. 32nd Street
Springfield, OR 97478

Expo Hours

Friday, May 18th: 5pm – 8 pm
Saturday, May 19th: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, May 20th:10 am – 5 pm

Admission and parking are free for guests!

Comfort Flow Heating serves all of Oregon with heating and cooling.

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Can Ductless Air Conditioning Keep Up with Summer Heat?

April 30th, 2018

air-conditioner-blowing-airThe ductless mini split heat pump is an increasingly popular choice for both homes and businesses. For new residential and commercial building construction, a ductless system allows for more freedom in building and designing. A ductless mini split uses an outdoor unit (or more than one outdoor unit depending on how large the space they need to condition is) that connects to up to 8 indoor air handlers per outdoor unit. Each of the indoor air handlers contains a refrigerant coil and blower fan to send cooled or heated air directly into the living space.

If you’re considering going with a ductless system for your home, you may feel a bit hesitant at first. After all, those air handler units look a lot like window air conditioners, just not set into a window. Window units aren’t much good for efficiency or comfort, so you might wonder if the ductless system can really keep up with a hot summer.

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Do You Need a Spring Air Conditioning Replacement?

April 16th, 2018

comfortable-womanWe’re in the race toward summer. Why is it a race? Because the time is shortening when you can have air conditioning services like repairs and upgrades done before the hot weather arrives and AC work is much less convenient. It’s especially important to act fast on spring AC jobs if you think you need to have a new air conditioner put in.

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Is It Time for a New Commercial Boiler?

April 2nd, 2018

commercial-boilerDoes your commercial space use a boiler to provide comfort in winter, or to keep the building’s climate at a temperature necessary for work? If so, you can’t afford to allow the boiler to run and run until it finally breaks down on you one day and won’t come back on. To prevent this, make sure to keep an eye on its performance—and be sure the building manager knows to as well—so you can call our technicians to arrange for putting in a new boiler before the old one fails.

We’ll look a bit further into the indications that you’re coming near the point where repairs alone aren’t enough and it will be time for a replacement for your commercial boiler in Eugene, OR, or wherever you are in the state. Here are the major signs to watch for.

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