Posts Tagged ‘AC’

How Ductless Mini Splits Can Save You Money

Monday, March 30th, 2020

For those in the know, the term “heat pump” has pretty much become synonymous with “efficiency.” If you’re not using a heat pump to keep your home comfortable, then you’re probably not keeping your home comfortable in the most efficient way possible. We live in a great climate for heat pump use, after all. We’ll get into heat pump technology a bit more in the post below if you’re not 100% sure what we’re talking about. Don’t worry.

Now, if you’re wondering what’s out there that can outdo even the heat pump—there’s always something, right?—then you’re looking for a ductless mini-split. Ductless HVAC systems in Asheville, NC, are very common, and it’s not hard to understand why. By combining the benefits of a heat pump with a truly unique design, ductless mini splits are able to offer even more to homeowners than a standard air-source heat pump can promise. And that’s saying something!

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It Is Not too Early to Think About AC Maintenance

Monday, March 16th, 2020

comfortable-coupleIt may seem a bit cruel to be talking about air conditioning maintenance at this point. We’ve got some damp and dreary weather to deal with over the next few weeks, and summer still seems like it’s a ways away.  That does not mean that it is too early to start thinking about air conditioning maintenance in Asheville, NC, though. It only makes sense that you’d want to get your AC in the best working condition possible before the heat of summer is back in full swing, right?

The fact is that routine AC maintenance is by far the best step that you can take to get the best that your AC has to offer. And no, you cannot simply find a maintenance checklist online and then go about tuning your air conditioning system on your own. This is absolutely a job for skilled, trained professionals—like ours! Be sure to check out the benefits of our Maintenance Program for the best deal! (more…)

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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Why You Need Professional Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

commercial-rooftop-unitsYou know that your commercial HVAC system is important. It is this system, heater and air conditioner both, that keeps your commercial property comfortable throughout the year. And if you’re not able to keep your commercial property comfortable, then you are not going to be able to keep your customers, tenants, and/or employees happy. And once that satisfaction starts to go, your business is really going to be in trouble. This is where commercial HVAC maintenance in Asheville, NC comes in.

In terms of keeping your HVAC systems in the best working condition possible, nothing else even comes close to routine commercial HVAC maintenance. The fact is that,  if you fail to maintain your systems properly,  you are setting them up for failure.  And setting those systems up for failure can really set your business itself up for failure, too. If you’re serious about your success, stemming from keeping everyone in your commercial property comfortable, then give us a call. (more…)

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…)

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…)