Archive for November, 2015

What Is a Hybrid Heating System?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

A hybrid heating system, also known as a dual-fuel system, may be a great choice for you in Brevard, NC. But first, it’s important to understand how this system works and what benefits it can offer you. The heating specialists from Comfort Central, Inc., have provided a quick overview of both below. (more…)

If You Have Rust on Your Furnace, It’s Time to Call Us

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Metal and water are typically not a good combination because of the propensity for rust to develop. In situations where water and metal do have to come together, steps are taken to significantly reduce the chances that corrosion will develop. When it comes to your furnace, however, rust should never develop because a furnace doesn’t use water in any capacity. The presence of rust tells you that your furnace is being exposed to moisture that should not be there, and it is important to have your furnace repaired as soon as possible. (more…)

Why Good Insulation Is Needed from Your Attic to Your Basement

Monday, November 16th, 2015

It’s getting cool in Fletcher, NC, and pretty soon it is going to be downright cold. At this time of year many homeowners are tightening their spending to accommodate for heating costs. However, if you are battling poor insulation, the only way you are going to be able to reduce your heating costs is to have your insulation checked and new insulation installed if it is found to be lacking. How do you get your home’s insulation checked? Call the indoor air quality professionals at Comfort Central, Inc. (more…)

Concerned about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Give Us a Call!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Three of our Comfort Central, Inc., technicians recently completed certification and training at the National Comfort Institute. The 3-day program focused on carbon monoxide, its effects, the warning signs to look for and solutions to reduce CO in homes while also improving energy efficiency. As purveyors of carbon monoxide detectors, we feel it is very important that our technicians have in-depth knowledge of how CO works, what the telltale signs of poor ventilation are, and the best solutions to truly remedy the problem, rather than simply easing symptoms. Our new certification allows us to do this because during the 3-day training we were able to focus on the following things:

  • Poor combustion efficiency and mechanical defects
  • Unsafe equipment operation
  • Complaints of fumes and/or odors
  • Reports of illness or headaches
  • Improper light-off or delayed ignition
  • Carbon monoxide caused by incomplete combustion
  • Inadequate combustion air
  • Improper venting of flue gases
  • Gas valve leakage or flame impingement
  • Improper furnace or boiler shutdown
  • Main Causes of CO Leakage

The main way CO gas leaks into your home is via poor venting. Poor venting is often the result of poor initial installation, but it can also happen because snow is blocking outside vents, animal or birds’ nests are blocking chimneys, or your venting equipment has been damaged in some way but your system is still operating. These issues need to be fully remedied in order for your combustion systems to work safely, property and efficiently, and stop CO gas from leaking into your home.

Signs We Look For

There are a number of things we look for when we analyze and inspect your home for any carbon monoxide leakage, but some telltale signs of venting issues are rust on the burners, heat exchangers, drafthoods and/or flues in your home, as well as a powdery, white substance on these same components. We also test your home, heating system and appliances with a carbon monoxide analyzer and give you those results in a report.

If you have concerns about carbon monoxide in your home in Asheville, NC, or you want to install a whole home CO detector, call our certified and trained professionals today! 

How Does a Geothermal System Provide Heat?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

When looking at a combustion heating system like a furnace or boiler, it’s pretty clear how heat is generated for your home. But when you look at the components and layout for a geothermal system, you can be left shaking your head. Rest assured that a geothermal system can more than adequately heat your home in Hendersonville, NC, but understanding how this system does so can go a long way toward giving you peace of mind about it. (more…)