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Why You Should Hire a Pro for Your AC Installation 

Monday, September 26th, 2022

While it may surprise you, some homeowners think that AC installation is a DIY project. There are many home improvement projects you can do yourself, but AC installation isn’t one of them. In fact, for your AC unit to be up to code you have to use an expert professional with the correct certifications for handling electrical work. 

Plus, a professional ensures that the job is done right the first time. If you need AC installation in Salem, OR, give our team a call. We can talk you through the installation process and schedule a free consultation. After that, we can offer options and help you choose the best AC that fits your family’s needs. In the meantime, you can read on to learn why professional installation is so important. 

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Comfort Flow’s Guide to AC Repair

Monday, July 18th, 2022

two-techs-working-on-acAC repair in Coos Bay is one of those services that require extensive knowledge and effort. This often prevents most people from completing the repairs on their own, as it should. For those who live in overly hot areas or who have a large number of residents within their homes, this can be highly frustrating. This is especially the case when you are on a budget or otherwise struggle to find the money for unexpected repairs. 

However, you can ultimately save money by not cutting corners, and having a professional manage your repair needs. Luckily, by taking the time to learn more about AC repairs, you will learn the signs that your air conditioner needs to be serviced, and call our pros right away, which can prevent costlier damages from occurring. With that in mind, the following is a short guide to AC repair. 

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Heed These Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

Monday, June 20th, 2022

outside-ac-unitYour AC unit doesn’t talk, so how do you know when it needs repairs? Well, it might not speak in actual words, but AC units actually do make it obvious when they need servicing. 

However, you have to know what to be looking for or you’ll miss your unit’s cries for help. Check out these common signs that your air conditioner needs repair. 

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How to Boost AC Efficiency and Save Money

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

persons-hands-with-pen-and-calculator-and-energy-efficient-home-iconAir conditioning efficiency is a very big part of creating a comfortable and healthy living space throughout the hot summer months in Oregon. With rising energy costs, many of today’s homeowners want to find simple but effective ways to get the most out of their air conditioner. The key to remember here is that air conditioning efficiency really starts with the things you do to maintain and protect your system. Here are a few ways that you can get the most out of your system.

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Fall HVAC Tips from the Pros

Monday, September 27th, 2021

vent-near-floorThis summer was definitely one of our hottest! You’re probably looking forward to the cooler temps and actually using your heater instead of blasting your air conditioner day in and day out at this point. Of course, if you want to be as comfortable as possible while efficiently using your HVAC system, then it’s important that you take a few HVAC care steps before you get too far into fall. One of those steps is to take care of any lingering air conditioning repair in Creswell, OR you may have.

The end of summer is the most likely time to experience an AC breakdown, because of how much work our systems go through in this season. But if you know the signs of repair needs, which we’ll get into below, then you can help ensure your AC will do its job to the best of its ability when you need it. Read on to learn more about this and to see some other fall HVAC tips we have to share.

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Air Conditioner…

Monday, August 16th, 2021

top-view-of-outdoor-ac-unitSummer is still progressing along, and this means that now is the perfect time to check to ensure your air conditioner is up to the task of getting you through the rest of the warmer weather. If your system has been struggling, and if it’s an older system (more on this below), then it’s a good idea to start looking into air conditioning replacement now rather than waiting for it to completely break down.

There’s no denying that this summer has shown us we don’t want to be without air conditioning any longer than we need to. Read on as we uncover a few signs it’s time to replace your AC system.

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Are You Managing Your AC Needs Efficiently?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-outside-ac-unitIt goes without saying that it’s been a little hot in our area recently! While summers are never cold, we’re definitely not used to the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing in recent weeks (with more to come). So we would completely understand your temptation to blast your air conditioner at the lowest temperature possible. This could actually be doing more harm than good to your air conditioner, while not doing much at all to improve your comfort.

We’re going to dive into the why of this below, as well as how managing your AC needs efficiently can help you avoid the need for air conditioning repair in Eugene, OR. In the meantime, if you have any questions or need urgent air conditioning service, please don’t hesitate to give our number a call.

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Clues That It’s Time to Call an HVAC Pro

Monday, July 5th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerImagine this scene playing out in your home: You’re in your living room, sitting on the couch relaxing. It’s an 85°F day, but that’s alright! After all, your air conditioner is blasting away, providing you with cool air that makes you feel perfectly comfortable. Until suddenly, it stops working.

What do you do next? If you’re like most folks, you probably head over to your thermostat. Maybe you see that the settings are correct and the device seems to be working okay. So next is the circuit breaker panel—did the breaker for the AC trip? Nope, that’s fine too. So what’s happening?

You go ahead and call for emergency repairs, but you have to wait because everyone’s doing the same thing on this hot day. Now you’re stuck not only feeling frustrated, but uncomfortable too.

What next?

Well, hopefully, you’ll never have this scenario play out. Read on as we uncover some major clues that it’s time to call an HVAC pro for a small repair need before it grows into a much bigger problem, like the one we just outlined.

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Can I Fix My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

technician-working-on-ac-unitWhen something goes wrong with your air conditioning system, it can be a big problem. There is the obvious immediate issue of poor cooling for your home along with the additional troubles of higher energy bills and potential added strain on the system. An AC in need of repairs isn’t something to ignore.

But a malfunctioning AC isn’t something you should try to fix on your own. We know that the internet is rife with DIY solutions for a faulty air conditioner, but opening up this system and trying to fix it yourself is not going to end up the way you want it to. In a majority of cases, DIY repair attempts often end up damaging an air conditioner more than anything else. Your best option if something goes wrong with your AC is to contact a professional for air conditioning repair in Eugene, OR.

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How to Best Prepare Your AC for Summer

Monday, 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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