Climate Control Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Blog

Maintain Your Furnace to Avoid These Haunting Problems

November 11th, 2019

furnace-being-worked-onHalloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be haunted—by furnace problems, that is. We don’t mean to be dramatic, but the truth is if you don’t keep up on your furnace maintenance appointments, you can find yourself facing scary heating bills, operational troubles, and even unsafe conditions when it comes to your furnace. The Comfort Bear doesn’t get spooked easily, but this is definitely scary!

Have you scheduled your tune-up yet? The good news is, it’s not too late if you haven’t! The only time it’s too late is if your aging furnace completely fails on you and is beyond repair. Today’s furnace models are built with efficiency, performance, and safety in mind. We can only guarantee these qualities if you allow us to professional tune-up your heater. Doing so will help you avoid the following haunting problems.

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Beware Common Indoor Air Quality Threats

October 28th, 2019

man-relaxing-in-homeMany homeowners don’t realize this, but the quality of their indoor air can actually be worse than that of outdoors. It’s hard to believe, when our outdoor air quality isn’t even that bad to begin with, relative to other parts of the country. But if you have a modern home, it means it was built “tightly” to allow for the best efficiency for your HVAC systems—and this type of construction also allows for allergens and other contaminants to stay trapped in your home.

This is great news for your energy bills, as your air conditioner and heater will operate more efficiently. But it’s not so great if anyone in your family is an allergy or asthma sufferer. With no air being able to escape your home, contaminants like dust, dirt, pollen and pet dander get trapped inside with you, and even the healthiest person can become ill—without the right indoor air quality products and services in place.

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Coming Soon: Residential Plumbing Services!

October 28th, 2019

Keep an eye out—your trusted HVAC contractor in the greater Kansas City metro area is soon going to be offering comprehensive plumbing services.

Starting in November, Climate Control Heating & Cooling will provide full service general residential plumbing services, including—but not limited to:

  • Bathroom and Kitchen Plumbing
  • Emergency Plumbing
  • Repiping and Main Water Line Services
  • Gas Piping
  • Leak Detection and Repair
  • Sump Pumps
  • Drain Services
  • Sewer Services
  • Water Treatment
  • A Stand-Alone Plumbing Maintenance Agreement!
    • May be purchased with or without our HVAC maintenance plan.

You can count on us to keep providing the same great water heater services too, with installation options ranging from the traditional tank water heater to tankless and heat pump models.

Stay tuned for future plumbing service additions, including trenchless technology, video pipe inspection, and commercial plumbing services.

Keep your plumbing system in good shape—contact Climate Control Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our expansive plumbing service offerings.

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What Condition Are Your Ducts In?

October 14th, 2019

duct-being-cleaned-surrounded-by-dirtThe Comfort Bear likes a clean home—it’s part of what it takes to stay so comfortable!

This means having a home that is free of dust, allergens, and other debris. But, did you know there’s one area of your home you probably don’t consider when it comes time to clean?

It’s the “V” part of your HVAC system—the ventilation system, or rather, your ductwork.

It seems like your ductwork is just a minor component to your entire HVAC system, right? Well, your air ducts are actually very important to the operation of both your air conditioner and forced-air heater. If you want to keep both of these performing well, and keep your indoor air quality at the high level you deserve, you should get your ducts professionally cleaned.

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Is It Cheaper to Buy a New HVAC System in the Off-Season?

September 30th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitThe short answer to this is, “it depends,” but read on!

Hello! The Comfort Bear here. Did your air conditioner give out after a long and hard summer? Or maybe your heater quit on you last winter and you’re ready to get a new one before the winter arrives. I may have a lot of fur, but even I know how important it is to have an effective and efficient heater in place to keep warm.

There’s some good news if you are ready to have an HVAC system installed in the off-season of autumn—we’re offering a special promo here at Climate Control—when you purchase a new furnace or air conditioner you receive a free water heater

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Replacement vs. Repair: Which Is Right for You?

September 16th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topSummer is just about to end, a concept that the Comfort Bear can certainly get behind! Do you know how hot it gets under all this fur?

Of course, we still do have some hot weather ahead, and there’s always the chance of a heat wave too. The last thing you need is an old air conditioner to shut down on you when you still need it to work at it’s very best.

So, if you suspect yours isn’t up to the task of keeping you cool much longer, let alone working next summer, it may be a good idea to consider replacing it 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 repair. If your system is under 10 years old and hasn’t had a lot of repair needs in that time, it’s a different story than one that’s over 15 and has had multiple issues. We’ll elaborate below, as we go through the reasons you may want to consider replacement:

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Look for Climate Control at This Year’s Liberty Fall Festival!

September 9th, 2019

fall-backgroundThe Comfort Bear is here to tell you to stop on by the Liberty Fall Festival this autumn! Established in 1934, the Liberty Fall Festival is back again this year with food, fun, and entertainment.

When:

Friday, Sept. 27th 11am – 9pm; all areas open

Saturday, Sept. 28th 9am – 9pm; all areas open

Sunday, Sept. 29th Noon – 4pm; carnival and adjacent areas only

 

Events:

Vendor Booths

Climate Control Heating & Cooling along with the Comfort Bear will be hosting a booth and a float in the parade! Stop by our booth for your chance to win a prize, including a free furnace tune-up or a free water heater!

Arts & Crafts
The festival features 175 quality Arts and Crafts booths including original designs in a variety of art such as: textiles, wearable art, hand-crafted ceramics, decorative and functional wood, jewelry, leather, photography, paintings, drawings, prints, and metal work.

Carnival
The Carnival will open at 5pm on Friday, September 27th.  Cost: 32 tickets for $25 or $1 each.  Wristbands will be available for $20 on Sunday only from Noon-4pm. The carnival is located in the parking lot at the intersection of Kansas & Missouri.

Food
Tasty food and beverages are sold throughout the festival to benefit local non-profit groups so enjoy the food and support a cause.

Parking
Parking at the Festival is free to the public and there are several public parking lots in the area and on-street parking is allowed. Limited handicapped parking is available.

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Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by These AC Problems

September 2nd, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitIf there’s anything the Comfort Bear knows, it’s the importance of a fully functioning, efficiently operating air conditioner during a Blue Springs summer.

So, if yours is broken or you even suspect that something is wrong with it, the time to fix it is now! Otherwise, you could be caught off guard by sudden repair needs or even a broken down air conditioner.

Take it from the Comfort Bear—an air conditioner in disrepair will only cost you more money than it should, and leave you and your family feeling pretty uncomfortable. And sure, it can be tempting to hold off on repair needs since it’s nearing the end of summer, but trust me, there are plenty of reasons why our team suggests otherwise.

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Don’t Cover Your Ears; These AC Noises Shouldn’t be Ignored!

August 19th, 2019

woman-looking-surprisedThe Comfort Bear is here again with some more great tips for you.

Today, we’re talking about hearing. No, that’s not a typo–think about the things you hear in your home every day. There are some noises that are so familiar that you might not even really notice them–like the sound of your fridge running, your ice-maker working, a toilet flushing, etc.

You may also hear the hum of your AC fans and a slight clicking after it stops cycling. But what if your air conditioner is making a noise you don’t recognize? If it’s quiet enough, couldn’t you just ignore it? Well, the Comfort Bear probably doesn’t have to tell you this, but even the smallest problem now can turn into a huge emergency later.

So, what should you listen for?

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“Why Is Water Leaking From My AC?”

August 5th, 2019

outdoor-unit-of-an-air-conditionerComfort Bear here! Have you been plagued by a leak near your air conditioner? Did you try calling a plumber to no avail? Well, this could be because the leak is coming from your air conditioner.

This one can be a bit of a head-scratcher—after all, does your air conditioner even use water to operate? No, it doesn’t, so what’s going on?

If there’s anything the Comfort Bear can’t stand during the summer, it is air conditioning problems that lead to discomfort. Unfortunately, this is one of those things that while on the onset is relatively minor, can grow into something bigger. A leaking air conditioner can be quite the issue. Read on to learn more!

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