Collier's Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Simple Tips for Boosting HVAC Efficiency

Monday, 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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Is a Heat Pump the Right AC for Me?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

hot-and-coldThat depends. Do you value versatility and efficiency in the systems that you use in your home? If your answer is something along the lines “Yes, obviously!” then a heat pump is obviously a system that you should consider. Is it definitely going to be the right choice for every home and every homeowner? No, of course not. If there were an air conditioning system that were right for everyone, then there wouldn’t be so many options to consider.

Today, we’re going to explore the benefits of heat pumps, as well as how it is that they work and what sets them apart from other air conditioning systems. If you have any questions or if you think that a heat pump might be the right air conditioner for your home, just give us a call. Our team is happy to help you cool your home with the outstanding results that you deserve. So schedule your AC services in Fort Wayne with us!

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Air Conditioning Services Can Include Upgrades

Monday, July 16th, 2018

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When we say “air conditioning services,” we don’t just mean installation and repair. Various products can be installed in your AC to give it an upgrade.

In this post, we’ll be going over a few specific AC upgrades that will help you go the extra step in controlling your comfort.

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Don’t Hesitate if You Need Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-installationTemperatures are rising every day, and soon enough, every home in the Fort Wayne area is going to need their air conditioner to run on a daily basis. If you need a new air conditioner installed in your home, now is the time to do so. Hesitating could be a big mistake.

Why? Because installing a new air conditioner now means that you’ll avoid a number of issues later on in the summer, such as inefficient operation and flat-out breakdowns. Dealing with such issues in the middle of a heat wave isn’t something anyone wants to deal with. Installing the system now means you’ll be covered by the warranty all summer long – and many summers to come as well – and the improved efficiency of a new unit means that those monthly air conditioning bills won’t be nearly as high as they might otherwise.

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Size Your New Air Conditioner Carefully

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

air-conditioning-repairWith summer on the way, households with old or worn-down air conditioners need to think about installing new ones. In general, spring is the ideal time to install a new air conditioner. It allows you to enjoy the benefits of such a system – including improved efficiency and a reduced risk of breakdowns – and ensures that you won’t have to deal the higher costs of running an older system.

If you’ve decided to install a new air conditioner this spring, the very first thing you need to determine is the power output level of your system. Frankly, it may be the most important aspect of your air conditioner, and it needs to be balanced very carefully against the needs of your home.

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Collier’s Comfort Supports Friends Who Care with a Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Here at Collier’s Comfort Services, we believe that belonging to a community means more than just running a reliable business. That’s why we work hand-in-hand with Friends Who Care, a local cancer relief organization that helps cover necessities like groceries and gas that aren’t covered by insurance. We’re proud of our association with such a tremendous organization, and committed to helping it lend a hand to those in need in The Fort Wayne, IN area.

As part of that ongoing effort, we’re hosting a Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser Saturday, October 14 at Lighted Gardens in Ossian. Community members are showing their pride by bringing their prized chili recipes for tasting and judging, and all attendees will get a chance to weigh in on the best chili of the night. There will also be a live band, a cash bar, drinks, local vendors in attendance, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle for all attendees. Best of all, all of the proceeds will go to Friends Who Care, and provide relief for local members of the community go through cancer treatment.

Tickets cost only $5, and there’s no charge for children 12 or under. You can purchase them both on our site, and directly from Friends Who Care. (Call them at 260-307-1074.) Join us at Lighted Gardens for a good time helping a good cause!

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How to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 11th, 2017

winterizing-air-conditioningFall will be here in a few weeks, and with it comes the eventual need to shut down your air conditioner and turn on your heater. Last week, we dealt with getting your heating system up to speed with timely maintenance. This week, we’re going to cover winterizing your air conditioner, and preparing it for months of inactivity as winter arrives.

Winterizing your AC is important because it will cut down on wear and tear over the cooler months and ensure that your system is ready to go as soon as you need it next spring. Most of the steps can be taken yourself, though there is one that we strongly recommend you speak to a professional about.

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Why Does Ice Form on Air Conditioning Coils?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

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Air conditioning problems are quite common this time of year for obvious reasons. Our AC systems are put to the test each and every day as temperatures climb into the triple digits and beyond sometimes. Ideally, everything will work as intended, but in the event it doesn’t, you need to move quickly. Otherwise, an unexpected breakdown could leave you without proper air conditioning, and turn you home into an oven in the process.

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3 Things to Look for in a Commercial AC Service

Monday, July 17th, 2017

rooftop-commercial-ACCommercial air conditioners are even more important than residential air conditioners in many ways. Most of us spend the bulk of our days as a business or retail space, after all, and if you’re either a business owner or an office manager, you know how important a comfortable environment is. A problem with your commercial air conditioners could send customers away in droves, force your employees to work in hot and uncomfortable conditions (or even make you send them home for the day), and even damage key components to your business like computers, which can overheat in the midst of our sweltering Indiana summers.

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Spotting a Breach or Leak in Your Ducts

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

duct-breach-repairCentralized heating and air conditioning systems rely on a series of ducts to carry cool air to the various corners of your home. They do the same job in the winter when it comes to hot air from your furnace. They do their jobs well in most cases, and because they’re usually hidden behind the walls or in the attic, they don’t often suffer damage. When they do, however – or even when age and wear-and-tear create leaks or breaches – then it can be very hard to spot the damage.

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