What is HVAC?

March 28, 2020

Every home and place of business can’t function without proper heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). HVAC is important in keeping a building at a consistent temperature to allow optimum comfort, and in a place of business, it can help ensure productivity. No matter where an HVAC is installed, it is absolutely necessary. Every HVAC system must consist of certain inner-workings. There is the main system located outside that pulls in the air for the system to cool or heat accordingly. After, the air passes through the coils which will either heat or cool the air before being distributed throughout

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Why Does My AC Keep Running? Tips for Fixing a Constantly Running AC Unit

March 28, 2020

A properly sized AC unit keeps your home comfortable during those long, hot summer days. The key to efficient AC performance: Regular maintenance. A spring tune-up will do wonders for your AC unit this summer. Yet, even with regular service, AC units can still have performance issues. One of the most common summertime AC problems: The AC unit runs constantly. Not only does an over-running AC create cooling issues in the home, but it can also increase your electricity costs and put undue stress on the AC unit. An efficient, well-functioning AC unit will

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Is Replacing or Repairing Your Furnace a Better Option?

March 20, 2020

Anyone living in a region known for cold weather needs a reliable furnace in the home. A faltering furnace causes more than a lack of comfort. Pipes may burst when furnaces fail, and temperatures drop below freezing. What do you do with that old furnace, though? Replacing and repairing are two options. Making the right choice is critical. Age of the Furnace A furnace won’t last beyond a specific “expiration date.” Most furnaces last about 15 or 20 years before they start showing problems and lose their efficiency. Replacing a furnace at this point becomes necessary.

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Symptoms of a Dirty Coil

February 16, 2020

One of the most important aspects of HVAC upkeep is maintaining a clean system. Not only should you keep your air filter clean and replace it as needed, but a clean evaporator coil is also key to efficiently cooling your home. The following symptoms indicate that you may need to clean your evaporator coil. Your Air Conditioner Is Less Effective at Cooling If you notice that your air conditioner no longer cools your home as quickly as it used to, a dirty evaporator coil might be the cause. When dust and debris are allowed to accumulate,

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Should My Furnace Fan Continuously Run

January 9, 2020

Many homeowners become concerned when they hear their furnace fan running all day, every day. In reality, this is not necessarily a bad thing, and it does not always indicate that something is wrong with your heating and cooling system. Here’s a quick look at why your fan might be running all the time and why that might actually be good. Why Is Your Furnace Fan Always Running? Usually, the furnace fan in your home will run continuously because of the setting on your thermostat. Most thermostats have two fan settings: “Auto” and “On.” The “Auto”

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Should My Furnace Fan Continously Run

January 9, 2020

Many homeowners become concerned when they hear their furnace fan running all day, every day. In reality, this is not necessarily a bad thing, and it does not always indicate that something is wrong with your heating and cooling system. Here’s a quick look at why your fan might be running all the time and why that might actually be good. Why Is Your Furnace Fan Always Running? Usually, the furnace fan in your home will run continuously because of the setting on your thermostat. Most thermostats have two fan settings: “Auto” and “On.” The “Auto”

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5 Common Boiler Problems

December 17, 2019

You probably have a boiler at home serving various purposes. Like any other home appliance or piece of equipment, boilers tend to break down for a variety of reasons. Boiler problems can cripple the comfort of your home and can create a nightmare. Here are five common boiler problems that you may come across. Failure to Heat Water Your boiler may fail to heat water properly. This is a common problem that is widely associated with a series of causes. Some of the key reasons for boiler heating failure include broken diaphragms, valve failure, issues with

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Optimizing Your Energy Efficiency This Winter

November 12, 2019

Winter can bring with it high energy costs, and many homeowners seek ways to limit those big bills and optimize their energy efficiency this winter. At Comfort Pro, Inc. in Reading, we offer a full range of heating services and have some basic recommendations that apply to all homes and homeowners. Fall Tune-Up Schedule a professional tune-up in early autumn before the real cold sets in. Your technician can conduct a multipoint inspection of the system, perform maintenance and make recommendations that can stave off any unfortunate surprises during winter. Set Your Ceiling Fans Properly

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Early Fall Issues Your HVAC System Might Encounter

October 15, 2019

It’s that time of year when everyone enjoys crisp air and relief from the summer heat. That means your home’s heating system also needs to be ready for the chilly weather. Avoiding HVAC system issues early in the season will help you save money on costly repair bills and increased utility bill expenses. Comfort Pro, Inc. is happy to provide you with some DIY tips and a tune-up to help your system run safely and at an optimal performance this fall. Simple Tips to Save Time and Money Checking the external and internal HVAC components of your heating

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The Difference Between HVAC and AC

September 11, 2019

The terms “AC” and “HVAC” are commonly used in the industry. While they are similar and actually overlap, HVAC is a more comprehensive concept. It stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, while AC just involves the air conditioning on its own. Here in Pennsylvania, we do have to cover it all since our days range from being hot and humid in the summer to below freezing in the winter. Types of Systems There are many different possibilities in terms of how a system can be designed. You’ll commonly find a system in which the heating

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