Do Your Ducts Need to Be Sealed?

February 18th, 2019

sealing-ductsMany homeowners that use central air conditioning systems also use forced air heaters like furnaces in order to heat their homes. If you use a heat pump, of course, you’re using that system throughout the entire year. In either case, this also means that you are using your air ducts all year long to ensure that you are able to live in the comfort that you deserve. Here’s a question that you may not have considered yet, though:

What kind of shape are those air ducts in?

If your ductwork is not in great working condition, then you really cannot expect a great overall performance from your home comfort systems. In fact, damaged and leaking ductwork can negatively affect the condition and performance of your forced air heating and air conditioning systems in a number of ways. Don’t believe us? Then read on, and you’ll likely be scheduling any necessary duct sealing in Brevard, NC, as soon as possible.  Continue Reading

Avoid Dry Air Issues This Winter

February 4th, 2019

family-with-dogWhen people think in terms of humidity here in North Carolina, too much humidity is likely the first thought that enters their mind. Sure, summer days are notoriously humid in this area, and summer does seem to last for much of the year. That being said, humidity does drop here in the winter season just like it does in most other places. When you add in other factors like the tight seal of your home’s thermal envelope, you can really start to encounter problems.

What kind of problems can dry air really lead to, though? What’s the big deal? Well, we’ll be covering all that in today’s post. Let’s just start by saying that, once you’ve read the following info, it is very likely that you’ll be looking for a new whole-house humidifier in Mills River, NC. If you do decide that the time is right for a whole-house humidifier installation, then you’ll want to schedule that service with a skilled, experienced professional.

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Remember: Heat Pumps Use Refrigerant

January 21st, 2019

service-timeDo you use a heat pump to keep your home warm throughout the winter season? If so, then you probably don’t need us to remind you of just how incredible these systems are. They provide exceptionally efficient heating when the weather outside is cold, and they have the huge added benefit of providing cooling all summer long. This means that you get year-round comfort with just one system installed on your property. Like any other system, however, heat pumps can run into problems.

It should always be a top priority to have your heater repaired ASAP if you suspect that there is a problem with the system. Just keep in mind the fact that a heat pump does use a refrigerant cycle in order to heat your home. A refrigerant leak is one of those problems that represents a major threat to the integrity of your system at large. If you suspect a refrigerant leak in your heat pump in Asheville, NC, contact us right away.

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Forced Air Heater? You Need Fresh Filters!

January 7th, 2019

man-with-filterHeat pumps and furnaces, both gas and electric, are what we call forced air heating systems. That simply means that they heat air and then use a fan and ductwork in order to distribute that heated air throughout the house. In addition to this shared method of heat distribution, forced air heaters share another trait in common—their use of air filters. Know what else they share in common? The fact that a dirty filter will cause them problems.

How big of a problem could a dirty air filter really cause? Well, keep reading. We’ve got a whole blog post about it, so that should give you a hint about how serious of an issue your dirty air filter can really be. Not only is it detrimental to your system’s performance, but it can actually lead to the need for heating repairs in Asheville, NC, as well. Don’t let something as simple to handle as a dirty air filter cause big problems for you!

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Why Is My Heater Starting and Stopping So Much?

December 24th, 2018

cold-manOkay, so a heater that is starting and stopping is not really something to be worried about—provided that it is not starting and stopping very rapidly. Your heater, after all, should not be running nonstop. If it is, then there is a problem of some kind. It may even be too small for your home, meaning that it is running and running to produce a heating output that it really cannot achieve. If your heater starts up and runs very briefly before cycling back down, however, then it is short cycling.

This is a problem for a few different reasons. A heater that short cycles suffers a lot of wear and tear that it otherwise wouldn’t. That means it will degrade faster, shortening its lifespan and resulting in more frequent repair needs. It will also waste energy, as it uses more power to start a system up than it does to keep it running. Ultimately, you’ll likely be paying more for a weaker performance from your heater in Asheville, NC!

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Why Are Gas Furnaces So Popular?

December 10th, 2018

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Many homeowners in North Carolina have switched to natural gas furnaces to heat their homes during the chilly months. Have you ever wondered why that is? Well, we are here to tell you that there are many advantages to installing a gas furnace in your home. So, if you are looking for a gas furnace in Brevard, NC, Comfort Central, Inc. is here to help you! If you have found yourself curious about the many benefits of owning a gas furnace, keep reading! Continue Reading

Is Ductless Heating Right for Me?

November 26th, 2018

ductless-blowerMaybe. We’re sorry for not having a solid, concrete answer for you right off the bat, but there are just too many variables to consider before we can tell you with certainty which system is best for your situation. What we can tell you, though, is that ductless heating has a lot to offer. It also has a few features and benefits that you simply won’t find with other systems. In today’s post, we’ll look at what makes ductless heating so unique.

Because of its design, one benefit that we’ll be discussing is the convenience of installing a ductless mini-split in an existing property. Why spoil that now? Because we want to reiterate that, despite such convenience, a ductless mini-split still demands professional installation services, along with routine maintenance and repairs. The only way to get the most from your ductless mini-split in Asheville is to schedule service with professionals that you can trust. Now, let’s take a closer look.  Continue Reading

How Do Heat Pumps Heat So Efficiently?

November 12th, 2018

question-markThe quick answer? Because they use existing heat to heat your home, rather than generate new heat. That doesn’t make much sense at first, does it? If there were enough heat in the air outside to heat your home in the winter, couldn’t you just open the window to let that heat in? Well, the fact is that heat pumps do use existing heat in the air outside to warm up homes. There is a bit more to the process than that, though.

The “process” that we’re really referring to here is heat transfer, and that transfer of heat is the key to the heat pump’s efficiency. When properly installed and professionally maintained, a heat pump in Asheville, NC, can keep your home comfortable reliably while also cutting back on your heating costs. So, let’s take a closer look at what the heat pump is actually doing when it heats your home. That will help you to decide if the heat pump is the right heater for you.

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You Might Want to Replace Your Heater if It’s Doing This

October 29th, 2018

burner-assemblyWith the heating season just starting, it’s important to take stock of your home heating situation right now. If your current heating system is not up to the task of keeping your home warm and comfortable over the next few months, it might be a good idea to replace it now. You don’t want to risk having your heater break down permanently in the middle of the coldest months of the year, right?

The best way to know for certain whether or not your heating system is in need of replacement is to have a technician examine it for you. Barring that, though, there are some warning signs to watch out for which may indicate your system is in need of replacing. Continue Reading

Call for Boiler Repairs If You Notice These Signs

October 15th, 2018

BoilerWith heating season upon us, you’re probably starting to fire up the boiler at least a couple days a week. Hopefully, you’ve already scheduled preventive maintenance for your system to make sure that it’s in top condition. Even if you have, though, you still need to keep an eye out for any and all signs that your boiler might be in need of repair services. There are still plenty of ways that your boiler could develop some sort of problem, and the faster you can identify that the faster you can get it repaired. The following are a few of the more common signs that your boiler might be in need of repair. Continue Reading