Archive for May, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Every year on the final Monday of May, citizens of America come together to honor those who have served our country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day came to prominence after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen soldiers on either side. Although its origins are somewhat ambiguous, it has always been about bringing people together to recognize our country’s military personnel and history. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who have served our country.

Memorial Day also marks the beginning of summer. We hope that you have a wonderful day off, and that it is a great start to your summer!

Comfort Central is now Hiring a Service Technician

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Comfort Central, a family business servicing western North Carolina, is hiring a full time service technician. We’re looking for someone experienced, professional, and reliable to join our team!

Our service techs should have the following qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in the HVAC field
  • Must be well groomed and have a neat appearance
  • EPA certified
  • Able to quickly troubleshoot problems
  • Attention to detail and a desire to see the job done right the first time
  • Friendly, personable, responds to customer concerns, and enjoys making our customers smile
  • Valid social security card, driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Must agree to a background and drug check
  • Desire to perform beyond the mandatory job requirements
  • Ability to follow proper safety techniques
  • NATE certification a plus!

You must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds and push, pull, or carry heavy objects. You must be able to maneuver heavier objects with assistance from appropriate devices or additional manpower. You must be able to climb ladders and work in small crawl spaces.

Duties:

  • Respond to service requests from residential customers, following dispatch, by taking appropriate action
  • Maintain truck and keep inventory well stocked
  • Maintain other equipment and tools and ensure proper working order of company property
  • Perform other duties as assigned

We will provide you with:

  • Truck
  • Phone
  • iPad
  • Performance based pay (unlimited potential)
  • Regular training opportunities
  • Achievement recognition
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement Matching
  • Flexible Hours

We require all employees to work various evenings and weekends (on-call rotation).

Do you feel that you possess all of the qualifications listed above? Click here to submit your resume today!

Asheville, NC Air Conditioning Repair: What’s that Sound?

Monday, May 20th, 2013

One of the most common complaints about air conditioners that we hear from our clients is that their systems make strange sounds. It’s important to take note of sounds that seem unusual or that occur suddenly. They often indicate a problem requiring professional attention. Make sure to take action before that small sound develops in a major repair. For Asheville, NC air conditioning repair, call the experts at Comfort Central today!

Let’s review a few of the most common sounds that indicate underlying problems:

  • Grinding: If you hear a grinding noise in your indoor unit, it probably indicates a mechanical issue, perhaps a problem with the bearings in the blower fan motor.
  • Buzzing: While you should probably expect humming from your unit, buzzing can indicate an electrical problem. Like all electrical problems, the solution needs to be recommended and executed by a trained technician. There might be a damaged wire somewhere in the system.
  • Banging: This is an unpleasant sound, and if it sounds like two metal pieces smacking together inside your AC, then that’s probably what’s going on. One of the components may have come loose within the housing, or one of the fan blades may be bent and interfering with another component. Ignoring this sound could result in significant physical damage to your unit.
  • Hissing: If it sounds as though there’s an air leak in your system somewhere, there probably is! If it’s in your ductwork, there’s probably a crack or loose joint in the ductwork that’s causing the issue. If you hear around your system components, then your refrigerant line may have been punctured, and you’re losing the refrigerant charge.

These are just a few of the most common problematic sounds. For Asheville, NC air conditioning repair, contact the experts at Comfort Central today! 

Hendersonville, NC Air Conditioning Repair Tips

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Whether your AC is 5 or 15 years old, it probably will need repair at some point in its life. While routine maintenance can go a long way toward ensuring that your AC runs effectively and efficiently, repairs are inevitable. As with any mechanical system, your air conditioner’s components and mechanisms work hard and may begin to undergo wear and tear and even physical damage over the course of its working life. While some repairs can be prevented, others are just part of long-term operation. Make sure you take care of any problems as soon as possible. For comprehensive Hendersonville, NC air conditioning repair, call Comfort Central today!

Here are some tips to keep your AC working well:

  • Monitor your energy bill: If you notice any spikes in your energy bill without a corresponding increase in usage, then you may need air conditioning repair. Inefficient cooling can be costly, but it can often be solved quickly. If you have a frozen coil, low refrigerant, or a mechanical fault in your compressor, then you may be paying for more cool air than you’re actually receiving. Keep an eye on your bill.
  • Clean and replace your air filter: While this is an easy task, it is often overlooked by homeowners. Cleaning and replacing your air filter on a regular basis is a great way to ensure that your AC operates effectively and efficiently for years to come. While your air filter is designed to prevent the passage of noxious particles into your living space, when it becomes clogged or excessively dirty, then it can actually begin to impede airflow. This disrupts the balance of the system, and it may also cause your evaporator coil to freeze over. It should be changed about once per month during peak cooling times.
  • Clear debris from your units: Make sure that there is a clean and clear perimeter surrounding all parts of your system, especially the outdoor compressor/condenser unit. If vegetation has encroached upon the exhaust fan, then it can present serious problems with the performance and efficiency of your unit.

Need some more tips? Or would you like to schedule a service? Call Comfort Central for exceptional Hendersonville, NC air conditioning repair

Asheville, NC Air Conditioning Repair: Causes of Short Cycling

Monday, May 6th, 2013

You rely on your air conditioning system to provide excellent cooling all summer long. The heat and humidity in the Asheville, NC area should be no match for your cool indoor air. But when our AC requires repair, we often have a tendency to put it off. For example, short cycling—which describes the action of your AC turning on and off frequently—can be a major problem, and while it may not always stop your AC from running entirely, it will dramatically affect its efficiency as well as increase its risk of damages. For air conditioning repair in Asheville, NC, call Comfort Central today!

Let’s take a look at some of the common causes of short cycling:

  • Inappropriately sized system. While many homeowners believe that bigger is better, when it comes to your AC, an inappropriately sized AC can often create problems, one of which is short cycling. It can also lead to excessively cold air and a lack of energy-efficiency.
  • Refrigerant leaks. Your refrigerant circulates through a system of coils, and requires a certain volume at a certain pressure. A leak disrupts both of these requirements and can lead to inadequate cooling, in addition to short cycling. Always let a professional handle refrigerant.
  • Electrical problem. As you well know, your AC runs on electricity to deliver cool air all summer long. If there is an electrical fault with your AC, then it may frequently turn on and off. This may also occur with frequent blown fuses and tripped circuit breakers.
  • Frozen coils. Your evaporator coil circulates very cold refrigerant in order to provide cool air for your home. If there is a blockage in the system, however, cold air can build up on the coils and create frost and other condensation problems. This may, in turn, cause your AC to shut itself off because it detects the problem needs to defrost.

Short cycling is a common problem with air conditioners. For comprehensive air conditioning repair in Asheville, NC, call Comfort Central today!