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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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3 Reasons to Trust a Pro for Your Heating Installation

Monday, March 28th, 2022

technician-working-on-furnaceYou made the decision to have a new heating system installed, and you’re excited about the features and comfort it is sure to bring. However, having a professional install it is essential since these systems have numerous components that require hands-on experience.

Leaving the work to the pros ensures that everything is done properly. It also helps to make sure the warranty that came with your heating system is valid and that the efficiency standards are met. Here is what you can expect from the process.

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End-Of-Season Heating Repair Needs You Might Encounter

Monday, March 14th, 2022

vent-low-on-wallAs the warmer weather approaches, you may be thinking about your air conditioning, not your heating. Yet, end-of-the-season problems can arise commonly, especially if the system was not maintained well during the heavy use season (even if it was, a long winter is hard on your system). That’s why paying close attention to heating repair in Salem, OR, even as the season draws to a close, is necessary. 

Know what to look for that warrants a call to your repair technician, such as these situations.

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“My Heater Is Drying Out My Air, What’s Wrong With It?”

Monday, December 7th, 2020

man-looking-at-thermostat-on-a-cold-daySo here’s the thing: there might not be anything wrong with your heater. If there is something wrong with your heater, we are definitely the team to call! And to be fair, this is a call we get pretty often. Dry air is an issue for folks running their heating system on a daily, and even hourly, basis.

The assumption that heaters dry out the air is true to a point. When the level of moisture outdoors drops, as it does every winter, then your indoor relative humidity level drops as well. Anything below 30% is considered too low, and it will cause discomfort in addition to lowered immunity, leading to you and your family members catching illnesses easier. Low humidity can even cause property damage as wood starts to dry out and splinter.

But if your heater is only a small part of the problem, and even if it were the main problem, you wouldn’t want to stop using it anyway, what can you do? Read on to find out!

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Heed These Signs of a Furnace in Disrepair

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

technician-inspecting-furnaceWhen you live somewhere that’s consistently chilly as it is here in the Salem area, you need a strong heating system to keep you cozy during the winter. Many homeowners have a furnace in place to get this job done. In fact, most homeowners choose this system type—so we are pretty familiar with them! This means we know all the ins and outs of their service, and what type of repair needs are most common with them as well. Remember, just like any other complex piece of machinery, your furnace will need repairs.

You can prevent the worst of repair needs with thorough professional maintenance tune-ups. During these appointments, our professionals comprehensively inspect your furnace, making adjustments and cleaning the system as necessary. All of this serves to help the system run more efficiently, powerfully, and to help prevent the biggest repair needs you might face. But your system can still experience malfunctions between tune-ups, and for this reason it’s vital that you know the signs of a furnace in disrepair.

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5 Ways to Help Out Your AC

Monday, August 31st, 2020

top-view-of-outdoor-ac-unitIt’s hot here in Salem, and we are sure that you’re putting your air conditioner to work. Most summers we’re sure that you just turn on your air conditioner and let it run. There’s not much more thought surrounding it because … what else is there to think about?

Well, we want to take the time to tell you that there is so much more to air conditioning service in Salem, OR. In fact, we’re here today to help you get more from your air conditioner. There are a few simple things that you can do to help out your home’s air conditioner this summer.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Cooling System?

Monday, August 17th, 2020

top-view-of-outdoor-ac-unitSummer is progressing right along, with homeowners using their air conditioners pretty consistently. Did you know this is the time of year that air conditioners are most likely to break down? At least, this is the case if you tend to skip your annual maintenance appointments and/or your system is aging.

Of course, this is the last thing you want to deal with, right? If you have an aging system or an air conditioner that’s been experiencing trouble, it may be time to consider upgrading to a newer and more efficient system. But how do you know for sure when it’s time? Read on!

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Are Your Thermostat Settings Hurting AC Efficiency?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

temperature-gaugeHere at Comfort Flow, our goal is to help our customers be as comfortable as possible, while doing so efficiently. In our last blog post, we cited some methods to do just this. One of the ideas we shared was in regards to good thermostat placement. A thermostat placed directly where sunlight hits, or in a secluded and cool area of your home, will not help your cooling efficiency.

In addition to thermostat placement, you’d do well to consider your thermostat settings. When you understand the best way to set an program your thermostat, you’ll be able to use your air conditioner in a way that will save you money on your cooling bills, while still keeping your household comfortable.
Link back to last blog post—refer to proper thermostat placement but also how thermostat settings play a role. Read on to learn more!

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Don’t Let Your Heater Go Out with a Bang!

Monday, March 30th, 2020

woman-covering-her-ears-with-shocked-expression-on-face“Going out with a bang”—this phrase is often used to describe something exciting, like the end of the year leading into the New Year, or a quarterback scoring a touchdown at the very last second of a game. What you don’t want it to describe, is your heater.

The thing is, a loud banging sound coming from your heater is a sign of impending failure, something that nobody wants. And this isn’t the only noise you should be concerned about. As our heating season slowly but surely gives way to spring and warmer temperatures, the time to take care of any heating repair needs you may have is now!

Read on as we uncover what a banging noise or any other noise might mean for your heater.

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Is It Too Late to Talk about Furnace Maintenance?

Monday, March 16th, 2020

technician-inspecting-and-maintaining-gas-furnaceIt may seem strange to talk about furnace maintenance when our heating systems have already gotten their heaviest use for the year over the past several months. And it’s true, the ideal time to schedule this service is in the early Fall, before you need the system the most.

But unless your furnace has completely broken down to the point that you cannot use it at all and repairs would be fruitless, it’s not too late to have your heater maintained. And considering we experience cooler temperatures throughout the year, it’s never a bad idea to have maintenance done if it’s been a year or longer since your last tune-up!

We get that this may seem like a hassle, but trust us when we say that furnace maintenance makes a huge difference in not only your comfort but your energy bills, too. Keep reading for a few of the biggest benefits of scheduling furnace maintenance now.

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