What is the Life Expectancy of My HVAC System?

March 12, 2015

Whenever we install a new heating/cooling system we are always asked the same question: “How long will it last?”. The simple answer: it depends on how well you maintain it. Every manufacturer makes its system slightly different than another and one part could last longer than another. For example, if a manufacturer produces systems that have poor quality compressors, then the overall life expectancy could drop significantly because compressors are sometimes more expensive to replace than the system itself. Here is a chart that outlines the average life expectancy of HVAC systems based on how much maintenance

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Why Does My Hot Water Heater Pilot Light Keep Going Out?

February 5, 2015

The hot water heater is one appliance that we often take for granted. When you hop in the shower or in the bathtub you expect that when you turn the nozzle to “hot”, you’ll get hot water. For some homeowners, the water comes out cold because, quite simply, the water heater is completely off. Hot water heaters go off for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common reasons we find is the pilot light simply won’t stay on. What is a Pilot Light? First and foremost, a pilot light is the small gas

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Why is My Furnace so Loud?

December 22, 2014

Loud furnace noises come from all kinds of reasons. The problem is to understand the cause, and from there, see how the situation can be remedied. You may be able to fix some of the problems yourself; others will require the expertise of an HVAC specialist. Loud noises coming from your furnace while it is running could be caused by any of a number of issues. For example, you may have a problem with the fan that blows hot air through your vents. That might be due to the fan bearings being worn out. In that case,

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Furnace Not Kicking On? Here’s Why

December 11, 2014

A furnace not kicking on is one of the most alarming things of the winter. There you are nestled in on a chilly winter night watching movies. You press the thermostat up a couple more times and nothing. What once was just a nuisance is quickly turning into a cause for panic as the potential dangers start to run in your head – what if the pipes freeze, what if your electronics are damaged, what if we freeze? Ideally, the problem of your furnace not turning on will happen during the day and at the very beginning

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Comfort Pro Cares: Win a FREE Lennox Heating System!

November 18, 2014

Every year Comfort Pro, Inc. runs an event called Comfort Pro, Inc. Cares where we choose one family in need to win a free Lennox heating system. Winter can be brutal and some of our neighbors are still without heat. We started the annual event in 2010. Every November, we run the contest and make our decision by the end of the month. November is here again and there is just 1 week left to send in your letter! See the below graphic for details: Our goal is to install the unit in time for Christmas.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

July 30, 2014

Home AC units have dozens of parts that must function properly in order to efficiently cool your home. When one part goes out, the whole unit could malfunction. One common problem many residents notice is that their air conditioner blows warm air. This warm air is likely the result of a bad part or a refrigerant leak and will require an AC repairman to look at it. Here is the FULL list of problems which may cause an AC to blow warm air: Refrigerant Leak Sitting at the top of the list is one common cause

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 12, 2014

On a hot day, the first thing you do when you return to a warm, stuffy home is switch on the air conditioner to circulate some cool air. However, there is nothing relaxing or comfortable about cool air carrying a strong odor that eventually spreads throughout your home. If you ever find yourself asking “why does my air conditioner smell?” then find the odor that best matches yours below. Common Odors First, be certain that the smell is coming from your air conditioning vents and that the source of the foul odor isn’t something

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5 HVAC Danger Signs You Should Not Ignore

May 1, 2014

Your HVAC system is designed to make your home comfortable and livable, but sometimes things go wrong…horribly wrong. Aging, lack of maintenance, poor installations, and pure bad luck contribute to potentially dangerous malfunctions that should be fixed immediately. If you see any of these signs, please take the appropriate action! Here are 5 danger signs you should not ignore: The Sign: Rotten Egg Smell What it is: You’ve probably heard of this one before and, yes, it’s dangerous. If you smell rotten eggs and do not actually have rotten eggs in your house, then you have

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How Does Geothermal Heating Work?

April 28, 2014

During the day, the Sun naturally heats up the Earth. The surface and underneath becomes heated directly from the solar heat. A geothermal system can harness the Earth’s temperature and distribute heat and air conditioning throughout your home. Geothermal heating systems have their pros and cons, but in the end becomes one of the most ideal heating systems of the lot. So how does geothermal heating work? The Breakdown Geothermal heating systems function because of the Earth’s natural heat resources. The ground will absorb about 50% of the Sun’s energy and is naturally absorbed into the

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How to Keep Your House Cool in the Summer

April 17, 2014

Spring is officially here and when the heat hits, it hits hard! In order to keep your house cool this summer, there are some steps you can take to minimize energy costs and increase the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Some of them are unit related, but there are also steps to keep your house cool using common household items. Here are 4 ways to keep your house cool in the summer: Maintain your AC system Although it sounds obvious, it’s worth mentioning. Maintaining your system means that we (or you) perform the following maintenance:

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