Posts Tagged "Lee's Summit"
Why You Need a Home Plumbing Inspection
If you’ve been following the Comfort Bear and our blog here for very long, you might have noticed some changes. The biggest one would be the change to our name! In our efforts to service your entire home and bring ultimate comfort to your living space, you can now not only contact our team for expert HVAC professionals, but reach out any time you need a plumber in Lee’s Summit, MO, too!
We don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty great to the Comfort Bear.
Of course, any plumbing system can only work as well as expected if it’s properly installed and cared for. Part of that care means having your plumbing system inspected and maintained. Why so? Read on!
Does Your Water Heater Need Repair?
If there’s any appliance the Comfort Bear doesn’t want to be without, it’s a water heater! Sure, I may have a lot of fur to keep me warm but let’s face it, chilly showers aren’t fun for anyone.
Plus, who wants to wash their dishes and clothes with artic water? Not the Comfort Bear, that’s for sure.
Unfortunately, many homeowners take their water heaters a bit for granted. Like the majority of their plumbing systems, water heaters are usually tucked away, out of sight in a corner of the garage or inside a storage closet. This means that when something goes wrong with it, it’s often missed until it’s too late.
It’s important to know the signs for when your water heater is in trouble, which we’ve highlighted below. Read on, and contact the Comfort Bear with any questions you might have!
Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?
“Ah, it feels SO nice in here!” THAT is what we want to both feel and hear from others when they come into our home, and when it comes to energy efficiency and getting homeowners the best options for a new air conditioner that fits their home and is humming like a finely tuned racing car, Climate Control is the HVAC company of choice for many satisfied customers in the Kansas City metro!
If you suspect your AC unit may not be up to the task of keeping you cool much longer (or as cool as you’d like it to be) let alone working next summer, it may be a good idea to consider replacing your HVAC system with a new system now. The Comfort Bear and Team are here to help you decide if it really is time to do so, or if you can maybe get by with another HVAC system repair vs replacing that old system.
If your air conditioner and heating system is under 10 years old and hasn’t had a lot of repair needs in that time and has had regular tune-ups and regular maintenance as needed, it’s a different story, than one that’s over 15 years old and has had multiple issues like refrigerant leaks, compressors, condensers, adding freon every year, and so on. We’ll elaborate below, as we go through the reasons you may want to consider replacement of your old system with a new high-efficiency central air conditioner instead of continuing to go through AC repair after repair as well as higher energy bills:
The Many Benefits of a Clean Air Duct
When it comes to contaminants and allergens affecting air quality, we can all suffer the itchy eyes, sneezing, and other allergic reactions to the airborne particles, mold spores and other pollutants that can build up in your HVAC system’s ductwork.
You might be thinking that’s just a fact of life this time of year, as the cooler temperatures dissipate and all the dust, pollen, pet dander and other pollutants outdoors gets kicked back up again and makes its way into our homes, and causing dirty air ducts, and clogging up the air filter.
Well not to worry! In addition to getting you set up with the right indoor air quality services, the Climate Control team will also make sure that your ducts are clean and ready to carry clean air conditioning air throughout your home, improving air flow, which can lower your energy bills and reduce your energy costs because your HVAC system can work less to provide the same performance! Not to mention it can even possibly increase the lifespan of your air conditioning system.
Improve Indoor Air Quality, Improve Health: The Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality
Our indoor environment is where we spend so much of our time, and our HVAC system helps shield us from the temps of the outdoor air, but if you find yourself feeling sick more often than usual, the answer may have something to do with indoor air quality.
An enclosed space like a home or office can easily become a breeding ground for indoor pollutants and contaminants. Our ventilation system for our air conditioning and heating units can spread airborne allergens, dust mites, animal dander, mold spies, particulates and other indoor air pollutants. When immune systems are lowered, poor IAQ can contribute to the spread of bacteria and viruses from indoor air pollution and irritants, as well as rob us of better sleep and well-being. It can even exacerbate allergies and asthma.
Fresh air can truly do the body good, and the way to improve the VOCS (volatile organic compounds) for our indoor environments is to address indoor air quality as much as possible. Here are a couple of ways you can do that:
Improve the Air Quality in Your Home With These 5 Indoor Air Quality Systems
Summer is not far off, now, and when it arrives you’re going to have more to worry about than keeping cool. Indoor air quality tends to suffer in homes across the country during the summertime, for a variety of different reasons. As indoor air quality in a home drops, so does your comfort. Low indoor air quality is also responsible for increased illness, so it’s a good idea to keep it as high as possible. Look at the following systems for some easy ways to improve your indoor air quality this summer.
Now is the Perfect Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance
There are a number of things that you need to do to get your home ready for the summer season. One of the most important is scheduling air conditioning maintenance services. You’re going to be relying on your air conditioner a lot over the next few months, and if you don’t have it tuned up first you’re going to be increasing the chances of something bad happening down the road. Preventive maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure that your air conditioner is ready to deal with summer. Read on to find out more about why preventive air conditioning maintenance is so important to the health of your system.
What to Check When the Furnace is Not Heating
If your thermostat seems to refuse to get your home warm enough and your furnace is not providing the levels of heat that you need to stay comfortable, you probably need to have a professional HVAC technician troubleshoot what is going on. Before you call for professional furnace troubleshooting and furnace repairs, though, you should check a few things yourself to make sure that it’s not a minor DIY furnace problem that you can take care of yourself and not have to spend money on the service call for your HVAC system. We’ve outlined a few of those minor issues below.