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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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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Maggies Coloring Contest

July 3, 2019

Enter Maggie’s Coloring Contest How to enter for a chance to WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Chuck E Cheese’s in Wyomissing, PA 1. Print out the PDF above of Maggie and have your child 10 or under color the page. (any medium – crayon, marker, watercolor, etc.) 2. Submit a photo or scan of the colored sheet to [email protected] It’s that easy! Once a month we will choose the winner and notify them. If you are not able to print out Maggie’s page, stop by our

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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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