Climate Control Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

What to Do About Low Air Flow from Your AC

Monday, April 15th, 2019

blue-question-markIf you know Comfort Bear in summer, then you know there’s nothing I love more than feeling the cool air from the air conditioner blowing across my fur. It can get really warm under here, after all.

So you can bet that I’ll be calling up the HVAC technicians from the office if my air conditioner suddenly starts having air flow problems. You can find air flow problems easily by putting your hand up to the air vent, or by feeling if some rooms of the home are warmer than others.

If I suspect my AC isn’t outputting air like it’s supposed to, there are a few things I can do to fix the problem myself. If that doesn’t help, I’ll then call an expert to have them do some inspections. Here’s how that process goes:

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Winter is Over! Get Started Early With AC Maintenance

Monday, April 1st, 2019

ac-maintenanceAt the office, everyone keeps asking, “Comfort Bear, aren’t you excited? Winter is over!”

To be honest… No, I’m not. Winter is the only time of year that I can feel comfortable! I’ll have no choice but to blast my AC as soon as temperatures start rising. If my home isn’t colder than an igloo, you can bet that I won’t be happy.

What’s that? I should just cut my hair? Nope, not happening!

So, if I don’t want to suffer through the heat this summer, then I’ll need to make sure my air conditioner is ready for the season. After all, firing up your AC without any maintenance is just asking for it to break down on you at the worst time!

Before you run your air conditioner this year, take the time to have it inspected by a professional. They’ll be able to find any potential problems that might affect the efficiency or performance of your system. Some examples of those problems include:

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Help for Flooding Victims in the Kansas City Area

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Climate Control Heating & Cooling wants to help our neighbors in the KC area

Flooding and water damage can come unexpectedly.

If you are in the St Joseph area and you experienced recent flooding, you probably want to just get back to normal life as soon as possible. A lot of things are probably running through your mind like how you are going to clean up and how to repair water damage to your home. You may not realize this, but if your HVAC unit was submerged during the flood, you may have a whole list of other issues.

Sure, the outside of your air conditioner or furnace may look just the same as it did before the flood! It is highly likely that water-damaged HVAC equipment may not work or may not work for long after being flooded. Furnaces, heaters and boilers have gas valves and controls that are especially vulnerable to water damage. Even electric furnaces have coils that are susceptible to corrosion if flooded.

What should you do?

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Air Conditioning Issues You Still Might Run Into

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Air-ConditionersCooler temperatures are ahead, but we’re not quite there yet. There are still going to be a few pretty warm days between now and heating season, which means you’re likely still going to use your air conditioner a couple of times over the next few weeks. You should know what to look for when it comes to air conditioner problems while you’re still using your system. You don’t want to have your air conditioner break down, at any time of the year, let alone now. The following are a few of the more common signs that your air conditioner is in some sort of trouble.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner Before Next Cooling Season?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

air-conditioner-techWell, folks, we’re finally moving out of summer and into the cooler fall season. You’re probably looking forward to some relief from the heat, but not so fast! You might still have one or two things you need to take care of before cooling season is over. Namely: whether or not to replace your air conditioner ahead of next cooling season. Now, you’re probably saying to yourself “Comfort Bear, you need to lie down. We’re moving into the heating season. I don’t have to worry about my air conditioner until next year!” Trust me, though, there are some good reasons to consider replacing your air conditioner really early. Let’s go over them below.

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Be Careful of These Common Air Conditioner Issues This Summer

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

air-conditioningAir conditioner issues are common during the summer season. All that use puts added strain on the system, and for many air conditioners that’s enough to create new problems or exacerbate old ones. There are things you can do, of course. Scheduling preventive maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner in good condition throughout the summer. You could just try going without air conditioning, but even if you aren’t a sentient-HVAC loving bear (you aren’t, are you?) you probably don’t want to spend the entire summer in the heat. Whether you’ve had maintenance done on your air conditioner this year or not, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs. That way, you can call for repairs as soon as possible, and limit the damage to your system.

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Air Conditioning Issues That Can Destroy the System

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Air-Conditioner-ServiceSeeing as how I’m more adapted to polar environments (fur and such), summer is an especially uncomfortable time for me. I rely on my air conditioner to keep me cool and comfortable throughout the summer season, and am especially careful to keep an eye out for any issues that might crop up with the system. There are many different kinds of air conditioning problems, some of which are merely inconvenient, and some of which can completely cripple the system if you aren’t careful. If you want to protect your air conditioner from the various kinds of issues that can afflict it this summer, you need to be aware of the kinds of symptoms such dangerous problems might give off. The following are a few of the different kinds of air conditioning issues that can completely cripple the system if you aren’t careful.

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Odd Air Conditioner Noises and What They Indicate

Monday, July 9th, 2018

outdoor-air-conditioning-unitsSummer is when air conditioners are put under the most strain, which makes them more prone to developing issues of various kinds. Perhaps you scheduled preventive maintenance for your air conditioner, to make sure that it’s in top condition during the summer season. We certainly hope you did, and if not you should do so as soon as possible. Even if you have, though, you should know that there is still a chance for issues of various kinds to develop in the system. One of the most obvious signs that an air conditioner is malfunctioning is if it starts making odd noises during operation. Let’s go over some of the more common sounds that indicate an issue with the air conditioner.

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3 Causes of Low Air Conditioner Output

Monday, June 25th, 2018

clean-air-filterSummer is the time of year when you need to be on the lookout for signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. The system is going to be put under a lot of strain over the next few months, and you may end up paying a lot in repair costs if you aren’t careful. The best way to prevent your air conditioner from developing issues, of course, is to schedule preventive maintenance for it every year. Even so, you need to be careful of signs that the system is in trouble between appointments. One major sign that your air conditioner is experiencing difficulty is low output. Have a look below at some of the causes of low air conditioner output.

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What to Do if Your AC is Frozen Over

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Frozen-ACThere are a lot of different problems your air conditioner might run into over the course of the next few months. One of the more unusual ones, though, is the system apparently freezing over in the middle of a hot day. While it may seem like a good thing to see ice on your air conditioner when it’s running, it’s actually a serious problem that can cause the system to break down. Read on to find out why this actually happens, and what you should do to address it.

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