Collier's Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Fort Wayne’

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!

Continue Reading

3 Great Things About Our HomeSavers Club

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Let’s be honest, savings and HVAC contractor aren’t two phrases that homeowners use together very often. People tend to think of HVAC service as a heavy expense, where it either costs a lot, or costs a little bit less than a lot. HVAC systems are expensive, and the cost of heating or cooling your entire home can be great, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save enough money to spend elsewhere in your life.

That’s why we invented the HomeSavers Club. Our vision was to make experiences like heating repair in Fort Wayne, IN cost less and also net you some pretty big bonuses as long as you were a part of our club. It’s an agreement, a commitment to better HVAC care and savings in the future.

We’re going to focus on three aspects of our HomeSavers Club. Hopefully, these can show you just how impressive our membership services are.

Continue Reading

3 Warning Signs That Your Furnace Is In Trouble

Monday, January 25th, 2021

furnaceInvesting in a great furnace, have it installed by qualified pros like us, and schedule routine maintenance. That’s all you need to enjoy the best heating experience possible.

Unfortunately, even the best heating experience is not a perfect heating experience. You are going to need furnace repairs in Fort Wayne, IN, at some point. Doing the above will keep those repair needs to a bare minimum, but even so—they’re coming eventually.

Staying out ahead of repair needs and contacting us for service at the first sign of trouble is definitely in your best interest. That also requires knowing some early warning signs to look for, though.  Keep these tips in mind, and reach out if you have any concerns at all about your furnace.

Continue Reading

4 Ways a Heater Tells You It Needs Repairs

Monday, January 11th, 2021

gas-jetsYou spent good money on your home heating system. You hired professionals to install it. And you’re smart enough to have enrolled in our HomeSaver’s Club, too. So your heater should be pretty much invincible, right?

Unfortunately, no.

Don’t get us wrong. Investing in a good system, having it professionally installed, and enrolling in a good maintenance plan will ensure you get the most reliable performance possible from your heater. However, never needing heating repairs in Fort Wayne, IN, simply is not possible. Even the best heaters serviced by the best technicians run into trouble here and there.

And that’s why we want to share some common warning signs with you today. Prompt repairs are always in your best interest.

Continue Reading

Why Are My Heating Bills Higher Than Normal?

Monday, December 28th, 2020

money-chimneyYou looked at the first month of your bills since your heating system turned on for the season—and you did not like what you saw. At all. You expect to see utility bills rise after the lull of the fall season between peak AC and peak heater use, but this rise is larger. What’s going on?

There are plenty of possibilities for why you’ve got the high heating cost blues, but be glad you noticed it early in the winter so you can help turn it around. In this post, we’re going to look at some reasons you have more expensive heating bills (aside from an increase in energy pieces) and what can be done about it.

Continue Reading

Is Radiant Heating My Best Option?

Monday, December 14th, 2020

alternative-heating-systemsChoosing a new heating system is a major decision. If you’ve started the process of shopping around for a new heater, you’ve probably already discovered 2 truths.

  1. There are a lot of options out there.
  2. Comfort doesn’t come cheap.

Here’s another truth for you—there’s no such thing as one “perfect” or “best” heater. There is a heater that is best for you, though. Finding it can be tricky, but that’s what we’re here for. Let’s take a closer look at radiant heating in Fort Wayne, IN.

Continue Reading

Should I Heat My Home with a Heat Pump?

Monday, November 30th, 2020

heat-pumpThat’s not really a question that we can answer definitively. There is no single heating system that is right for every home or for every homeowner. What we can tell you is that you should at least weigh your options and consider the heat pump and its benefits carefully. There may not be a single heating system that’s right for everyone—but the heat pump sure is right for a lot of homeowners!

We’ll dive into what makes the heat pump such a fan favorite in today’s post. But first, a quick reminder. You can spend your money on the best systems and equipment in town, but that doesn’t guarantee a great performance from those systems and equipment. To enjoy the best that any heat pump has to offer, you need to schedule your heat pump services with skilled, trained professionals.  Leave your heat pump services in Fort Wayne to our team in order to do so.

Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Heat Your Home without Ducts

Monday, November 16th, 2020

ductless-blowerWhole-house, forced air heating and air conditioning systems are incredibly popular. And with good reason. These systems are efficient, and they’re effective. When you use a furnace and an air conditioner (or just an air-source heat pump) to heat and cool your home, you also only need one heat distribution system to handle your heating and cooling—your ductwork! There is another option to consider, however, and it is one that we cannot recommend strongly enough.

This is the ductless mini split. As the name implies, ductless mini splits (or ductless heat pumps) do not require air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout the house. And no, they are not at all just another version of a space heater or window unit. They’re still whole-house systems, just with a very unique design. Read on to learn more about ductless mini splits in Fort Wayne, IN.

Continue Reading

3 Reasons Heaters Shut Down So Soon

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

dog-under-blanketIf your house is warm, you may think that there’s nothing to worry about in terms of your heater’s condition. Sure, it seems like it’s starting up and shutting down super frequently, but like you said—the house is warm! That’s all that matters right?

Wrong.

If that’s your attitude toward your short cycling heater, which is the problem described above, then your home may not be comfortable for that much longer. Short cycling can do real damage over time.  The good news? It may be a simple fix! The bad news? It could actually be quite serious. Here’s everything you need to know.

Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Choose a Geothermal System

Monday, September 7th, 2020

geothermal-loopsLooking for a new heating and/or air conditioning system? Feeling a little overwhelmed by the options that you have in front of you? If so, we understand. There is a lot to consider. And we don’t want to overwhelm you further, but we’ve got one more to add to the list. If you’re not paying attention to geothermal technology, then you risk really missing out.

Geothermal heating and cooling in Fort Wayne, IN, is really gaining momentum among homeowners. By the time you’re finished reading this post, you’ll understand why. Is geothermal right for every home and every homeowner? No. No HVAC system can make that claim. However, you may just find that it’s the system you’ve been dreaming about!

Continue Reading