Climate Control Heating & Cooling Blog

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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Signs That It’s Time to Replace the Heat Pump

July 22nd, 2019

close-up-of-hvac-fanComfort Bear here again! I sure hope summer is treating you well so far. I’ve gotta say, this excessive heat we’ve had this past week is no fun. Did you know bears can’t sweat? I have to stay cool in other ways—stretching out and laying on the cool ground, panting, and going for lots of swims.

Well, and by making sure my heat pump is in cooling mode and ready to do its job effectively and efficiently this season!

In our last blog post, we talked about what to do if your heat pump wouldn’t switch to cooling mode. Hopefully, you’re not still stuck in heating mode—but perhaps even after you fixed your heat pump, it doesn’t seem to be keeping you cool?

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Why Your Heat Pump Can’t Switch to Cooling Mode

July 8th, 2019

woman-looking-hot-in-house-and-trying-to-cool-off-with-fanWith temperatures already in the 80’s, Comfort Bear is going to go out on a limb here and assume you’ve already tried to switch your year-round heat pump from heating mode to cooling mode. If not, I am super impressed! But then again, I’m a bear—I literally can’t take that much heat.

Anyway, if you’ve just tried to switch modes to discover it won’t actually go into cooling mode, what can you do? Assume that your HVAC system has broken down completely, throw it out, and rush out to buy a new one? No, no, we’re not going to encourage that at all.

Instead, give us a call for an inspection and potential repair, and in the meantime read on to learn what could be causing this problem, and discover some solutions, straight from the Comfort Bear:

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The Many Benefits of Duct Cleaning

June 24th, 2019

duct-being-cleanedIf there’s anything humans and bears have in common, it’s the desire for a clean home. Okay, well that’s not necessarily true, but even Comfort Bear will admit that when I’m indoors, I don’t want to be sniffling and sneezing because of dust.

You might be thinking that’s just a fact of life this time of year, as the cooler temperatures dissipate and all the dust and pollen outdoors gets kicked back up again and makes its way into our homes. Well not to worry! In addition to getting you set up with the right indoor air quality services, my team will also make sure that your ducts are so clean you can eat out of them. Not that you would want to, but you catch my drift.

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3 Dangerous Water Heater Problems

June 10th, 2019

residential-water-heater“Comfort Bear, are you using a scare tactic?”

No, that is not my intention—but hear me out. Water heaters are one of those systems that we all suffer for if we go without, but take for granted the fact that we have them for cooking, cleaning, and bathing.

I may like it when temperatures outside are a bit on the chillier side, but cold showers early in the morning are not my favorite.

When you forget about your water heater, it means you’re forgetting about the care it needs. While your system isn’t inherently dangerous on its own, ignoring the need for maintenance or water heater repair can be hazardous. Here are 3 potential risks of neglecting your water heater.

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Reducing Humidity Is Key for Comfort in the Summer

May 27th, 2019

fan-familyComfort Bear here, ready to dispense some wisdom for you. Hold onto your seat, because this one’s a real mind blower:

You know how it gets hot and uncomfortable in the summer? You might think that it’s the high temperatures that have got you feeling gross and sweaty. But you’d be mistaken.

The truth is that it’s not the heat, it’s actually the humidity that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Sorry, what? You say you’ve already heard that expression? And you’ve heard it more times than you can stand it?

Okay, okay. But did you know that you can turn your home into a safe haven, free from the discomfort of high humidity, with the simple addition of a whole-house dehumidifier?

And not only will this help you feel more comfortable, but it can even save you money! Here’s the complete rundown:

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