Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Are Your Ducts Dragging Down Efficiency?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

sealing-ductworkWe run our air conditioners very regularly in this area—so much so that we hardly even think about it most of the time. When something becomes so automatic, though, it becomes easy to overlook problems that develop over time, especially when those problems develop in an incremental fashion. This is precisely the case for many homeowners as their air conditioning efficiency begins to slip. With how much we rely on our air conditioners,  you really need to keep efficiency high.

While there are a lot of different reasons why your home cooling efficiency may suffer, a very likely and very common cause is leaky ductwork. If you use a forced-air AC system, then you depend on air ducts to deliver cooled air throughout your home. And, if those ducts are leaking, then you can bet that you’ll see this reflected in your energy costs.  That is why you’ll want a professional HVAC contractor in Asheville, NC to seal up your air ducts! (more…)

Does Your AC Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

AC-manifoldHopefully not, to be honest. We’re not in the business of scare tactics, but we do need you to understand that some air conditioning problems are simply more serious than others. And when it comes to the most serious issues that your air conditioner can encounter, well—a refrigerant leak is right up there. Of course, before you can really understand just why it is that a refrigerant leak is so serious, you must first understand the role that refrigerant plays in your HVAC system in Asheville, NC.

You’re in luck because that’s part of what we’re going to be covering in today’s blog entry. As you’ll learn in the post that follows, an air conditioner without a proper refrigerant charge isn’t really much better than no air conditioner at all. In fact, running an air conditioner with a low charge is a pretty good way to wind up with no air conditioning at all! Don’t let that fate befall you in our hot and humid climate.

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Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, August 19th, 2019

AC-techniciansNo. Well, maybe. But not in the way you’re thinking. Confused? Well, just keep reading!

If you notice water surrounding your indoor AC unit, don’t worry, you’re not imagining it. However, it is important to remember that your air conditioner does not use water in the cooling process. So, that pool of water is not the result of a leaking tank somewhere in the unit, as may be the case with water surrounding a water heater. So what’s the source?

The good news is that A) it may not be a serious issue requiring repairs and B) it may be an issue you can resolve on your own. However, the cause of the problem could mean that there is a larger AC issue at play, and the fact is that any unwanted moisture in your home can result in property damages, biological pollutant growth, etc. Don’t put your air conditioning in Hendersonville, NC, at risk.

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Why Does My AC Run in Short Bursts?

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

As central air conditioners become more and more the standard for homeowner use, an issue like short cycling might be more prevalent than you think! Our summer heat and humidity is nothing to joke about. Issues like short cycling can lower the lifespan of your AC system, causing more expensive repairs and a failing system when you least expect it.

A short cycling AC unit could have a variety of different problems that need addressing. Is your air conditioner oversized or undersized? Do you have a dirty air filter that needs replacing? Don’t try and diagnose a problem as serious as this by yourself, when there are experienced technicians at Comfort Central, Inc. waiting to take your call and repair your system. If you’re in dire need of air conditioning repair in Hendersonville, NC, it might be time to contact a professional. (more…)

Ductless Systems Need Repairs, Too!

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Yes, owning a ductless system certainly comes with its benefits: they’re efficient, effective, take up very little space, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch. But just because the ductless system offers so many great benefits doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with its own set of repair needs. In fact, the ductless system comes with quite a few unique repairs needs!

If you own a ductless system, it is important that you’re aware of the types of issues that you could run into. So below, we have listed some repairs quite unique to ductless systems. That way, you can call our team to schedule your services at the first sign of trouble. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading below to find out more.

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AC User Tip: Change Your Filter Regularly

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Clean-Air-FilterOkay, your air conditioner is up and running. But is it up and running as well as possible? If you are not diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance service, then the answer is definitely no. Simply put, you simply must have your air conditioner in Hendersonville tuned up professionally on an annual basis. This is the only way in which you can count on your system being there for you when you need it most.

Unfortunately, there is one issue that yearly maintenance won’t address fully. That is keeping a fresh filter in your air conditioner. Why? Because while your filter typically will be changed during your tune-up, it needs to be changed more than once a year! Now, we know what you might be thinking: But the air quality in my home seems fine. That may be true, but consider this—that air filter is not intended to boost indoor air quality throughout your home. Read on to learn more.

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Common Air Conditioning Repair Needs

Monday, June 10th, 2019

AC-technicianIf we discover a way to make your air conditioner 100% reliable under any and all circumstances, trust us when we say that we’ll let you know right away. Until then, we all have to accept the fact that air conditioners are mechanical systems and, like any other mechanical system, they run into operational problems from time to time. The key to preventing major problems with your air conditioner, and the serious headaches that they can cause—is to resolve problems with your AC right away.

Remember, even common air conditioning problems require prompt action if you hope to limit any negative effects on your system. The longer that you wait to fix problems, the more trouble they cause. And common problems aren’t of any less concern than uncommon emergencies. Regardless of size or scope, prompt air conditioning repair in Hendersonville, NC, is always the right course of action. What kinds of problems do homeowners commonly encounter with their systems? Take a look below! (more…)

Tips for Better Cooling Efficiency

Monday, May 27th, 2019

air-conditionerConsidering how hot the summer months are around here, it makes sense to give some extra attention to matters of energy efficiency when it comes to cooling your home. The good news is that you really don’t need to replace your entire air conditioner with a brand new, high-efficiency system to cool your home more affordably. If the time is right for an AC replacement, of course, then investing in efficiency is definitely the way to go.

If you’re going to be using your existing system for the foreseeable future, though, this is the post for you.  While you cannot magically give your AC a higher efficiency rating or capability than it has, you can help it to function as efficiently as it can while cutting back on cooling costs—and without cutting back on comfort. So read on, and be sure to let us know if you’re not 100% satisfied with your air conditioning in Hendersonville, NC. (more…)

Getting the Most from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 13th, 2019

techs-ACNorth Carolina is not a place where a great performance from your air conditioner is optional. When the heat and humidity of our summer season hit, they hit hard. Your air conditioner is the only thing standing between you and major discomfort for a good chunk of the year. You cannot take any chances with its integrity or overall performance quality. Follow the tips laid out in this blog post, and you won’t have to.

Keep in mind that we’re going to cover a few items you can handle on your own in this post. That does not mean that you don’t have to work with skilled, trained professionals when the task at hand is beyond the scope of what an amateur can handle. In most cases, and certainly, when it comes down to air conditioning repair in Asheville, NC, you’re going to need to schedule professional AC services. When you do, ours is the number to call.

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Schedule Your AC Repairs Right Away!

Monday, April 29th, 2019

AC-technicianWe’re back into the hot and stormy early days of what feels like the summer season already. There’s plenty more heat to come, and a quick glance at your calendar will tell you that summer proper is still a ways away. That may be true, but the fact is that you already have your air conditioner back into regular rotation—and that means that you should have had it tuned up already! If not, do that now. Our residential maintenance program is here for you.

Just remember that even our superb maintenance services don’t guarantee 100% reliable air conditioning in Asheville, NC. At some point, your air conditioner is going to run into problems of some kind. The key to minimizing any risk of serious damages to your system, as well as a seriously uncomfortable situation in your home, is to schedule your air conditioning repairs right away. The sooner that you have our technicians on the job, the better off your air conditioning system is likely to be.

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