Collier's Comfort Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

It Might Be Time for an AC Replacement

Monday, July 26th, 2021

We’ve been hit hard this year by hot temperatures, and things are only going to get hotter as we jump right into August. Many homeowners are struggling with air conditioners that are ten years old, running inefficiently, or just cost too much to maintain. We completely understand, which is why we want to highlight the benefit of replacement services, as well as clue you into a great promotion we’re running.

So, let’s talk about efficiency ratings, affordable replacement systems, and what replacement services really entail. We won’t push you towards a specific product because every home and budget is different, but we do want to talk about why replacing your aging system now could be the best move for the future!

Don’t forget—regardless of whether you need AC repair in Roanoke, IN or a whole-system replacement, our team is the one to call!

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What Is an AC Capacitor?

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Air conditioners rely on electricity in order to keep our homes cool—this is no mystery. What is a mystery to many homeowners is just how this process happens. How does your system turn electricity into cool, comfortable air at an affordable price? And how does it know to start and stop depending on the temperature set on your thermostat?

Well, the answer to this question is your capacitor. This is a little component that might not seem like it does much, but your air conditioner actually relies on it very heavily. Without it, it won’t know when to properly start or stop, and you’ll be needing air conditioning service in Fort Wayne, IN.

Today, let’s shed some light on this mysterious component and talk about why you might need to have your system’s capacitor replaced. Or, if you’re just curious about how your system works, we’ll fill you in!

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Preparing for the Summer Heat

Monday, June 28th, 2021

We’ve got record-breaking temperatures on their way this summer, and it’s no mystery that we’re trying to get every homeowner in our area ready for them. Sure, you could just flip the switch on your air conditioner and hope for the best, but sometimes that’s not good enough. Let’s avoid that worst-case scenario of dealing with uncomfortable temperatures on the hottest day of the year.

The truth of the matter is that air conditioning involves more than just your AC system itself. There are other factors to consider and they all can contribute to the temperature of your indoor air. Eventually, when these scorching hot temperatures hit our area, we’ll be ready.

Just remember that none of these tips or fixes can replace actual professional air conditioning repair in Huntertown, IN. When you need serious help, our team should be the first one you call!

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Why Keeping Your AC’s Warranty Matters

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Your air conditioner needs to be protected. That could mean a variety of things, like being protected from wear and tear by routine maintenance every year, or being protected from additional problems by calling a professional that you can trust to fix it. It’s important to think of your AC like the investment that it is, and any proactive step you take towards keeping it in good condition is going to help you down the line.

Today, we’re going to talk about a specific type of protection that we advocate for. Warranties are absolutely vital in the HVAC industry, and when it comes to your air conditioner, if you’ve got a warranty then you’re much better off not losing it.

If you’re looking to save money on AC repair in Auburn, IN, or if you thought that skipping maintenance would be fine, then keep reading as we shed some light on the situation.

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3 Reasons Your AC Keeps Shutting Down too Soon

Monday, August 24th, 2020

ac-repair-manNobody wants to deal with a broken down air conditioner when things start to heat up outside. What too many people do seem comfortable dealing with, however, is an air conditioner that may not be totally broken down, but which definitely is not working properly. That’s the case with a short cycling air conditioner. And make no mistake. Ignore the problem long enough, and a breakdown is likely in your future.

Today, we’re not only going to talk about what short cycling is. We’re going to talk about what causes it. Why? Because, in some cases, it’s a simple matter of user error. Others will require professional air conditioning repairs in Fort Wayne, IN. Either way,  it is always good to have an idea of what you’re up against. Read on, and stop putting up with short cycling from your AC!

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5 Reasons You’re Paying too Much for Cooling

Monday, August 10th, 2020

service-reminderNobody wants to be uncomfortable in their own home. But nobody wants to drain their budget just to keep their home comfortable, either. So, it’s a real problem when homeowners are forced to choose to between high energy bills and effective cooling. The good news is that the problem is definitely one with a solution. And no, we’re not going to tell you that you need to replace your entire air conditioning system. Thought that could definitely help boost efficiency in many cases.

Regardless, there are plenty of ways that you may cut down on energy costs without sacrificing your comfort. In many cases, the answer is as simple as dialing our number. If your dissatisfied with your air conditioner in Fort Wayne, IN, we’re the pros to call. Not only can we diagnose and fix existing problems. We can also help to avoid future problems from developing. So keep these tips in mind, and stop paying too much for the comfort you deserve!

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3 Ways Dirty Filters Cause AC Problems

Monday, July 27th, 2020

man-with-filterYou know that AC technicians need to handle AC maintenance.  It’s just not a DIY job. There is way too much to consider. Too much training and experience needed. But did you know that there is one maintenance task that you can and should handle yourself?

It’s an easy one. Just change your air filter as needed.

Well, that doesn’t sound all that important, you’re thinking. In truth, keeping a fresh air filter in your AC is the best thing that you yourself can do for your system. Why? Well, that’s what we’re here to talk about today. So read on, and reach out with any questions that you may have.

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You Can’t Ignore These 5 AC Problems!

Monday, July 13th, 2020

AC-techniciansOkay, we suppose that you could ignore them. But why would you? Air conditioning problems are not going to go away on their own. In fact, they are only going to get worse. We assume that you value your comfort. And we assume that we value your money. Ignoring any of these 5 problems is going to cost you both. Maybe not all at once, but eventually. The good news is that you’re reading this now.

When you need air conditioning repairs in Fort Wayne, IN, we are the pros to call. We get out to homes fast. We fix problems fast. But we never choose “fast” over “right.” Don’t compromise your comfort, and don’t compromise on service quality. Let us know the moment that you notice any of these problems in your home. There is no reason to wait when our team is standing by. Get your comfort back on track ASAP!

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Negative Effects of a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, June 29th, 2020

refrigerant-fillingWith summer temperatures being as hot as they are in our area, it goes without saying that you need a great performance from your home cooling system. A great performance is a complete impossibility if that cooling system has a refrigerant leak, though. There are a lot of different problems that may develop with your AC in Fort Wayne, IN, but a refrigerant leak is one of the most serious. Why? Because a lot of homeowners don’t know the warning signs.

If left unaddressed for too long, a refrigerant leak can cause serious comfort issues in your home, but it won’t stop there.  Let it go even longer, and your system could be damaged beyond repair! We’re not telling you this to try and scare you. We just want you to understand what’s at risk when a refrigerant leak goes unresolved. We also want you to understand what warning signs your AC might give you if it should spring a leak!

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Tips to Save Energy and Keep Cool

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Summers in this part of the country can be two things: hot and humid. This can make for days that are uncomfortable, to say the least. If you are one of the many Fort Wayne residents who choose to spend the majority of your time indoors during the summer to avoid the high heat, you are going to be relying a lot on your air conditioner.

Now you may be wondering if there is any way to save a little extra cash this summer without sacrificing your comfort. We are happy to say that there is. There is more than one way to adjust your habits at home to give your AC a helping hand and keep things more cool and comfortable, without an added cost.

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