Comfort Flow Heating Blog

The Air Conditioner That Dripped Water! (Yes, This Is a Problem)

September 17th, 2018

air-conditioner-compressorsAt Comfort Flow Heating, we get lots of calls about AC leakages, especially after a long summer of full hot temperatures. Even though temperatures are cooling down now if you’re having a persistent air conditioning leakage you shouldn’t put it off for long. A leaking air conditioning system shouldn’t go unchecked, this leads to damage. If you need a team skilled in everything air conditioning in Roseburg, OR, our crew at Comfort Flow Heating can do the job.

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Why Modular Air Conditioning Is Great for Commercial Spaces

September 3rd, 2018

rooftop-hvac-unitsCommercial HVAC systems have the same standard foundation as residential HVAC systems, but they need different methods to deliver air conditioning because their performance happens on a much larger scale. A modular rooftop unit might be the best choice for your business. Modular systems feature multiple units mounted on the roof of a building out of sight. These units work together to cool a space. Contact our experienced team at Comfort Flow Heating for the best commercial HVAC in Salem, OR.

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An August AC Cooling Dive? Let’s See What’s Wrong

August 20th, 2018

flushed-man-in-front-of-fanAugust is often the hottest month we get here in Oregon, and it’s unfortunately also the time when air conditioning systems are most likely to suffer from a breakdown. In August, an air conditioner has already been putting in immense amounts of work for a few months, so even with the best in regular maintenance a cooling system may experience a major failure and stop cooling.

If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll want repairs for your valuable air conditioning in Salem, OR, from experienced professionals. This isn’t a problem you can fix on your own, and letting an amateur attempt the repairs can end up creating a more expensive problem. Below are some of the reasons for a failed AC at this time of year to give you an idea of the scope of the problem.

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Ductless Systems Can’t Be Installed By Amateurs!

August 6th, 2018

ductless-system-with-technicianIf you’ve heard anything about ductless mini split heat pumps, you may have heard that they’re simpler to install in a home than a standard central heat pump that uses ducts. This is true, but it’s not true that they are so simple to install that a non-professional can handle the work. Unfortunately, misinformation about ductless systems is common. People imagine they can save money if they tackle the installation work as a DIY project—but this is a mistake.

If you are interested in ductless heating and ductless air conditioning in Eugene, OR, we recommend you speak to our technicians first. They can help you make the choice about whether a ductless system is ideal for your specific home needs. If it is, they’ll see that you have a fast and accurate installation to ensure the ductless system you end up with does exactly the job it should.

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3rd Quarter Spotlight: Mike Mervine

July 27th, 2018

Mike-Mervine-3rd-quarter-employee-spotlightEach quarter, we like to shine a spotlight on one of the great employees at Comfort Flow Heating. It’s people like these that make CFH a continuing success and the contractor that customers want to work with again and again. We’ve been in business for more than 50 years because of the work, skill, and commitment of the amazing people on our team.

Mike Mervine

Mike Mervine is our Journeyman Commercial Installer. He’s been with Comfort Flow Heating for just over four years. What he likes the most about working at CFH is that he has the opportunity to come up with solutions to difficult problems. It’s this type of creative problem-solving that makes for a great installer, and we’re fortunate to have Mike working on our team!

Mike’s hobbies include photography, playing guitar, hiking, fishing, and camping. He’s been married to his wife Kendra for 18 years and they have two children: daughter Madelyn (15) and son Max (9).

We’d like to thank Mike for all he does for us!

Turn to Comfort Flow Heating for all your heating and cooling needs in Oregon.

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5 Things We Want Everyone to Know About Air Conditioning

July 23rd, 2018

checkmark-greenAir conditioning is so common today that people tend to take it for granted. On a hot summer day, you can walk into a business and find yourself in an oasis of cool. You can switch on your home’s AC on the same day and enjoy the most relaxing summer possible. It’s almost like magic.

Except it’s not. In many ways, it’s more interesting than magic.

Allow us to pull back the curtain and open up the magician’s kit and show you some important basics about “AC magic.” Below are 5 facts about air conditioning that we wish everyone knew—because it makes it easier to take care of an AC system.

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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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