Climate Control Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Blog

Climate Control Recognized for Nonprofit Partnerships

January 13th, 2020

The Comfort Bear, along with Dave Dennis and the rest of our committed team are proud to serve our local communities. There are a number of fantastic charities throughout the Kansas City Metro area, and we love it when we can partner with them and help serve them to keep their organizations running as smoothly as possible!

We are humbled by our customer testimonials such as this one, and we look forward to continuing to service residents and businesses throughout Kansas City, MO and beyond. 

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

January 10th, 2020

Let’s find out if a  tankless water heater right for you.

There are many opinions on tankless water heaters and it can be a little difficult to get some clear information about them.  Some say they love them, while others haven’t had a great experience with them.

So, what does a tankless water heater do and how does it work? Here’s the lowdown!

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The Most Common Misconception About Water Pressure

January 8th, 2020

It seems that a common request we get from our customers is asking for more water pressure, especially at the showerheads.  Let’s chat about what’s actually happening and what we can do to fix it.

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Why You Need a Home Plumbing Inspection

January 6th, 2020

adult-holding-child-hands-at-sink-faucetIf 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!

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These Sounds Indicate a Furnace in Disrepair

December 23rd, 2019

natural-gas-jets-of-furnaceWhen it comes to home comfort, the Comfort Bear would like to ignore strange noises coming from appliances in the home—but ultimately this would be a bad idea.

It’s easy to deny that something may be amiss with our heaters when they start making an odd sound, since fixing it can be a nuisance. But just like the Comfort Bear, you shouldn’t neglect these signs of furnace disrepair.

A rattle may be something as benign as an easy-to-fix loose panel, or it could suggest a cracked heat exchanger which can lead to a hazardous carbon monoxide leak. It’s important to protect your family—if you hear anything outside of the normal cycling of your furnace and air whooshing through your vents, please give us a call. We’ve listed below some of the common sounds you should alert us to.

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Garbage Advice – Literally!

December 20th, 2019

Here are a few tips and tricks from the pros on how to get the best performance from your garbage disposal. We will also correct a few garbage myths out there.

1. Use plenty of water when using your disposal.
The fact is, most garbage disposal clogs could have been prevented by using more water while the disposal was in use.

2. Stage food waste in the sink basin before feeding in slowly
This allows you to ensure plenty of water is assisting the disposal while grinding food waste.

3. Feed the food waste slowly
The second leading cause of disposal clogs is overloading. Disposals do a much better job if we slow down the rate we feed the food waste into the disposal. Otherwise, you could find yourself facing the next problem on the list…

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Choose a Plumber Today (and Call Them When You Need Them)!

December 18th, 2019

 

Plumbing issues might not arise too often in your home, so it’s natural to be a little in the dark when it comes to selecting a high-quality plumber.  We’ve put together a few tips you should consider when the day comes along that you need to call on a plumber.

Ultimately, now is the time to select your plumbing contractor.

STOP!  Read that last line again.  If you wait until an emergency plumbing situation where you need someone fast, you may let your guard down and sacrifice value for whatever contractor answered the phone first–a potentially expensive mistake.

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Does Your Water Heater Need Repair?

December 9th, 2019

Technician-servicing-water-heaterIf 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!

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Tips to Prepare Your Home Plumbing for Winter

November 25th, 2019

icicles-hanging-from-pipeThe Comfort Bear, here! Are you as ready for winter as I am? I might not hibernate as much as my friends do—I need to be there for homeowners throughout Independence! But I’m all about making my home as comfortable and safe as possible. How about you?

If we’re in agreement, then boy does our team have a suggestion for you—get an inspection from our professionals! We’ll conduct a thorough one, checking for any pending repair needs and possible leaks you may have occurring. Most of all, though, when you contact our team versus a competitor, you’ll get plumbers who actually listen. We believe that what our customers have to say is much more important than the tools in the toolbox. That said, we’re the team to call when you suspect a problem. But we do also want to help you avoid plumbing problems, which is why we’ve provided the guide below.

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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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