Collier's Comfort Blog

Is Ductless Heating Right for Me?

January 13th, 2020

ductless-mini-splitOne thing’s for certain—you’ve got no shortage of home heating systems to choose from. In fact, if you’re exploring your options for heating in Fort Wayne, IN, then there is a pretty good chance that you’ll be a bit overwhelmed by what you find. That may lead you to rush through the system selection process, but we urge you to think twice before doing that. It’s an important decision, and should be made with care.

If you haven’t yet considered a ductless mini split heating system for your home, then you certainly have some further research to do. Ductless mini splits offer many great benefits to homeowners, and we install systems manufactured by some of the most trusted names in the industry. Keep the following information in mind when choosing a new heater for installation in your home, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions that you may have. Our goal is always your comfort and 100% satisfaction.

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It Might Be Your Thermostat Making You Cold

December 30th, 2019

smart-thermostatBefore you reach for the phone to call for yet another furnace repair, have you considered that maybe your heater isn’t the source of the problem? All too often, we have encountered people who are struggling through winter and are sure their heater is broken only to discover that the real culprit is their thermostat.

If there is an issue with your thermostat it can actually be the main cause of a seemingly malfunctioning heater. This is because your thermostat is responsible for detecting the temperature difference in the room and letting your heater know when it is time to turn on. Problems with the connection between your heater and your thermostat, or with your thermostat’s ability to gauge the temperature of the room, can result in a very chilly, or very stuffy, home.

Learn more about this issue below and contact Collier’s Comfort when you are in need of thermostat repair in Fort Wayne, IN.

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Choosing Between a Gas or Electric Furnace

December 16th, 2019

furnaceAs you may well know, the furnace is probably the single most popular heating system throughout the country. Furnaces have a lot to offer homeowners. They’re pretty affordable when compared to installing a system like a hydronic heating system, and they offer quick and effective heating through their forced air heat distribution method. Even if you’ve decided that a furnace is the right heating option for your home, though, you have another important consideration to make.

Are you going to use a gas or electric furnace? That’s the question that we’re going to be diving into a bit further in today’s post. Before we do, we want to take this opportunity to remind you, right up top, that any furnace service in Fort Wayne, IN, regardless of whether it’s a gas or electric model in question, requires the skill and expertise that only experienced, professional furnace technicians can offer. So be sure to schedule yours with our team!

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Heating Pro Tip: Change Your Furnace’s Filter Regularly!

December 2nd, 2019

air-filterFor the most part, you are going to see us advise against DIY heating service attempts here on our blog. That’s because attempting to service your furnace on your own can result in damages to the system as well as serious personal injury. However, there is one furnace service that you not only can handle on your own, but that you should be completing on your own. That is changing your furnace’s air filter on a regular basis.

We know, we know. Changing an air filter doesn’t exactly sound like the most critical step that you can take with your home heating system. However, it is actually one of the best ways in which you yourself can improve your furnace’s overall performance quality. And the best part? It’s so simple! Read on, keep this information in mind, and remember how much such a simple act stands to benefit you and your furnace in Fort Wayne, IN throughout the heating season.

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Signs That Your Furnace Might Be in Trouble

November 18th, 2019

The fastest way to identify a contractor that you don’t want to work with is to find the one that tells you they can promise a completely problem-free home heating experience.  Why is that? Because 100% reliability simply is not something that you’ll ever get from any machinery, heaters included. This includes furnaces in Fort Wayne, IN. Yes, even the best furnaces on the market.  Yes, even when trained professionals install and service them.

Investing in good equipment and scheduling your furnace services with qualified professionals is certainly the best way in which to get the most reliable and effective performance possible from your home heating system, but nothing can guarantee 100% dependability. Learning some of the warning signs that your heater is in trouble is the next best thing, though. When you understand that your furnace is in trouble early on, after all, it’s more likely that you’ll be able to fix the problems quickly to mitigate any damages.

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Ready for a New Heater? Weigh Your Options Carefully!

November 4th, 2019

cold-manIf you need a new heater, and you only realize that right as temperatures are really starting to plummet, then you may feel some pressure to get a new system in place as quickly as possible. We understand that completely. You obviously don’t want to suffer through a period of discomfort for any reason, let alone due to the fact that you pushed the old heater situation a bit farther than you should have.

However, we’re here to tell you that a heater replacement is definitely not an HVAC service in Fort Wayne, IN, that you want to rush. None of them are, really. If you think that this may be the year for a new heater, remember that you don’t have to replace your existing heater with the exact same type. There is a lot to consider, and the pros on our team are here to ensure that you wind up with a heater best suited to your needs, your home, and your personal user preference.

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Get Your Heater Ready for Winter—Now!

October 21st, 2019

cold-manChances are that you’ve already begun running your heater this year. Temperatures are cooling off quite a bit, and we’re dipping down into the 30’s at night. That is more than cold enough to justify firing up your home heating system. The problem is that too many homeowners do so before they’ve scheduled their heating maintenance for the year.  Even if you’re already running your heater, it is not too late to schedule this vital service with our Fort Wayne, IN HVAC pros.

In fact, we value routine HVAC  maintenance so much that we offer enrollment in our HomeSavers Club to maximize savings and make the process as simple as possible for our clients. There is no reason to let heating maintenance pass you by. Consider the following, and remember that scheduling heating maintenance a bit later than you should have is a much better option than skipping over it entirely. If you have any questions or you’re ready to schedule your tune-up, our team is here to take your call.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Short Cycling?

October 7th, 2019

woman-on-couch-with-fanNot sure what we mean by “short cycling?” Well, short cycling is a very common problem that homeowners encounter with their air conditioning in Fort Wayne, IN, and the fact that you don’t know it by name does not mean that you’ve never dealt with—or are not currently dealing with—the problem! Short cycling is one of those issues that actually is quite serious, but which doesn’t result in the immediate breakdown of HVAC equipment.

Given the opportunity, however, short cycling can definitely wind up damaging your air conditioner system or heater—perhaps even irrevocably. So keep the following information in mind, and be sure to let a member of our team know if you’re concerned about short cycling with your air conditioner. The issue may actually have a very simple fix, but it could also be quite serious. That means that you need to take short cycling seriously every time, and not just hope for the best.

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Simple Tips for Boosting HVAC Efficiency

September 23rd, 2019

It is only once you are stuck in an uncomfortable room that you realize how important your HVAC systems are. When it is chilly or very warm outside, it is good to know you have a fully functional system keeping the environment in your house comfortable.

Your HVAC unit plays a vital role in making your home a space that you love. What if there was a way to tell it, “Thank you?”

The best way to show your appreciation to your heating and cooling system is to take care of it. There are a few simple practices that you can incorporate into your regular home maintenance that will also improve the efficiency of your HVAC.

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3 Major Benefits of the HVAC Tune-Up

September 9th, 2019

thumbs-upIf we were to tell you that there is a simple way to keep your HVAC systems in the best working condition, would you be interested? We’re willing to be that the answer is yes, which is why we’re posting this today! The simple fact of the matter is that there is nothing better that you can do for your HVAC systems in Fort Wayne, IN, than scheduling routine HVAC maintenance. Provided, of course, that you work with qualified professionals.

That’s why you want to work with the pros on our staff. Our HomeSavers Club makes it easier than ever to keep up with routine HVAC maintenance that your systems need to succeed, and it offers a few additional benefits over the already outstanding perks that maintenance has to offer. If you have any doubts about just how important maintaining your HVAC system truly is, then today’s post should put them to rest. Reach out with any questions that you have. 

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