August HVAC Maintenance Tips

August 13, 2019

Though Reading, PA, is still hot in August, the end of summer is approaching quickly. There are several HVAC maintenance tasks that you should think about doing now. Providing your HVAC system with the maintenance it needs is the key to making sure your temperature-control equipment continues to function optimally. Maintenance for Your Cooling System Your AC system’s air filter will get very dirty during the summer months, particularly if your air conditioner has been on throughout most of the day. Airborne dust, allergens, and other particles get trapped in the air filter, and this can

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Air Conditioners – Old vs. New

July 22, 2019

Most air conditioning systems are engineered to last approximately 20 years. When AC systems are nearing the end of their functional lifespan, breakdowns begin to grow more common. At that point, every homeowner wonders, “Should I repair my old system, or should I replace it?” There’s no easy answer to that question. AC repairs are far less expensive than replacements. This is true. However, the costs associated with two or three major repairs may be nearly equivalent to a new system. Keep in mind, too, that aging AC units are very inefficient. A new air conditioner may

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3 Energy Efficiency Tips

May 15, 2019

High energy bills are something that can be managed and avoided if you take some steps to conserve energy. Here are some energy efficiency tips for your Reading, PA home. Lower the Temperature on the Water Heater Most people will set the temperature on their hot water heater to 140 degrees. In fact, that is the default. However, the Department of Energy recommends that the temperature be set at 120 degrees. It will take a quick minute, but can save a couple of dollars each month, depending on how much hot water your household uses. You

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Importance of AC Filters

May 10, 2019

The air filter in your AC system is a very important but often overlooked, component of your cooling system. Its purpose is to clean the air that circulates through your cooling system. Filters trap and hold various particulates and contaminants that may affect your comfort as well as your health. It is critical that the air filters in your air conditioning system be clean and fit properly. This can help to ensure that the system itself works as efficiently as possible while also ensuring that the air in your home is clean and easy to breathe. Air

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Guide to Choosing an HVAC System

April 20, 2019

Many homeowners in need of a new HVAC system don’t know what they’re looking for. It’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed by the number of options out there. Climate control is essential if you want to stay comfortable and significantly impact your quality of life. This is why you need to be sure you find the right system for your needs. Geothermal Heat Pumps Geothermal heat pumps are a great option when you need a new system. They use the earth’s natural energy to provide heat for your home. This results in a highly energy-efficient system,

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What is the Comfort Pro WatchDog Plan?

March 7, 2019

Regular HVAC maintenance is key to minimizing your heating/cooling costs and ensuring the maximum lifespan of your current equipment. Well, how about a program that provides the maintenance you require but at the lowest price possible? Enter the WatchDog plan. WatchDog Plan WatchDog stands for preventative annual comfort test, and the WatchDog plan is an annual maintenance program that includes that testing but also many other services throughout the year. As a WatchDog member, you are a priority customer who receives a: 17-point spring tune-up 25-point fall tune-up 10-percent discount on

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How Do You Control Static Electricity in Your Home?

February 15, 2019

Every home has some level of static electricity, and your house isn’t an exception. As we walk around, we create an electron imbalance in the air. The moisture level in the air can amplify this effect, and the weather might also influence the situation in your home. Cold, dry air is a significant issue for many people. Luckily, there are steps you can take to control the static electricity in your home. What’s the Solution? You’ll probably want to adjust to your home’s level of static electricity. There are products available to reduce static electricity in

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What Does it Mean to be a Premier Lennox Dealer?

October 10, 2018

Comfort Pro, Inc. is a Lennox Premier Dealer serving the residents of Reading, PA. To be selected for this prestigious level of service, we have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Our technicians are certified and trained to be a part of our team. Along with providing comprehensive HVAC maintenance and repair, our services are affordable. Learn more about what it takes to be a Premier Lennox Dealer serving customers in Reading, PA. Premium Service Provider To be selected to represent the industry as a Lennox Premium Dealer demands that we provide premium service. We are

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How Candles Affect Indoor Air Quality

September 26, 2018

A few candles can change the entire atmosphere of a room. Unfortunately, they can change the indoor air quality for the worse as well. Candle Health Risk Studies In an EPA report from 2001, the agency cited studies that suggest that some candles, especially ones with added scents, can produce chemical reactions that release formaldehyde, acrolein, nitrogen dioxide, and acetaldehyde in concentration levels which exceed the EPA’s indoor air threshold levels for safety. A study at South Carolina State University found that paraffin candles may emit toluene and benzene which are toxic. These

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How to Test Indoor Air Quality

August 30, 2018

Homeowners in Reading, PA may wonder exactly what is indoor air quality and why does it matter? The air you breathe inside your home will always have some level of pollution. Indoor air quality or IAG is the measure of the level of common indoor air pollutants and its relationship to the comfort and health of occupants. Your family is exposed to unavoidable environmental air quality issues such as excessive humidity, vehicle traffic, and manufacturer products off-gassing when your HVAC filters or air ducts are clogged and dirty. There are steps you can take to test indoor

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