Collier's Comfort Blog

Smart Thermostats Have to Be Used Smartly!

December 17th, 2018

smart-thermostat-remote-controlA search on the internet will show you hundreds of results about how smart and WiFi thermostats can lower your monthly energy expenses. But here’s the truth about these thermostats that most people won’t tell you:

It’s how you use them that matters. And if you don’t use them smarter, then you won’t see the savings you want.

In this post, we’ll go over some of the thermostat features you have to start using if you want to lower your monthly energy expenses.

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3 Factors in Choosing a New Heater

December 3rd, 2018

furnace-repair-servicesWith all the types of heating systems out there on the market, it’s no surprise that homeowners feel overwhelmed. They all boast several unique features, and some features might even overlap—it’s easy to feel like you could be missing out by choosing one system over another.

Instead, we think you should approach it from the other end: take some factors of heating systems into consideration and then let that inform you of what kind of heater is best. We’ll help you get started with three important factors in choosing a new heater.

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Air Filters vs Air Purifiers: Which Is Better?

November 19th, 2018

UV-air-purifierIt depends, actually. Various kinds of air filters and air purifiers exist, but they’re not all made with the exact same purpose in mind. Although some of their functions do overlap, it’s more about finding out which one makes sense for you and your home.

For the average homeowner, you just need to make sure that you’re getting the right kinds of treatment for your unique needs.  Allow us to explain:

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Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality This Season

November 5th, 2018

replacing-air-filterAre you concerned about illness and allergies through the cold season? The cold doesn’t make our home’s air quality any worse, but our immunities will be lowered due to the cold. If your home is not already equipped to combat poor indoor air quality, then here are some steps you can take to change that:

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Ground-Source vs Air-Source Heat Pumps

October 22nd, 2018

geothermal-heat-pump-diagramHeat pumps are renowned for their functionality and efficiency. They can be used as both heaters and air conditioners, and they do so more efficiently than both central air conditioners and furnaces.

However, even in the heat pump category, there’s debate about which type of heat pump is best: air-source, or ground-source. Both have their pros and cons. In this post, we’ll go over the benefits and drawbacks of both types of heat pumps.

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Common Furnace Problems That Will Ruin Your Comfort

October 8th, 2018

technician-inspecting-furnaceAs temperatures continue dropping in Indiana, many homeowners may wonder if their furnace will last them for the whole season. After all, it’s been nearly half a year since they started using their heaters consistently again, so we understand the concern.

We don’t recommend gambling on it, though! A quick maintenance check can easily uncover some hidden issues, many of which aren’t listed in this article. As for some of the more obvious signs that you can look into right now, you can look for:

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

September 24th, 2018

air-conditioner-unitsYou’ve had your air conditioner for years now, and it has been running pretty well for the most part. You probably had to call for some repairs, and maybe you did some maintenance… But lately, it just doesn’t seem to be pulling its own weight anymore. Is it time to replace it?

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How Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Hold Up?

September 10th, 2018

geothermal-heat-pump-diagramWhen it comes to heating and air conditioning options, geothermal heat pumps are possibly the best option out there. If that’s true, then why aren’t they household names? That’s most likely because they’re expensive upfront and can only be installed with enough property to work with. Other than that, geothermal heat pumps truly boast some great qualities, such as:

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The Proper Way to Size an Air Conditioner

August 27th, 2018

blue-question-markBefore the 1980s, the general philosophy about air conditioning was pretty simple: Bigger is better.

At the time, it made sense. The air conditioner that cools your home down the fastest is the winner. Nowadays, we understand that this is an expensive way to operate an air conditioner (and it was none other than the homeowner who had to foot the bill).

Air conditioners in the present day are all about efficiency—cooling down the home at the most reasonable rate while using the least amount of energy. However, this is only possible when the air conditioner is sized properly.

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Alleviate Your Allergies with These Air Quality Services

August 13th, 2018

indoor-air-quality-contaminantsFor allergy and asthma sufferers, it can feel like there’s little hope for them. Aside from what the doctor can provide, most of them have accepted that it’s just a condition they’ll have to live with. It means the potential of suffering whenever they go outside.

While we can’t change the outdoor environment for you, it doesn’t mean we can’t try to improve things for you in the home, where you’re supposed to be most comfortable. Below are just a few indoor air quality products and services that have been shown to help relieve allergies and asthma.

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