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

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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Don’t Get Sentimental About Furnace Replacement!

Monday, March 18th, 2019

old-furnace“Comfort Bear, why are you clutching that furnace?” you may be asking. Well, you see, this furnace has been with me since the very beginning. And now, I’m suddenly being told that I have to replace it!

We’ve been through some intense winters together. In return, I vowed that I’d always be there for it: through all of its maintenance checks, through all of its repairs, every time it fails to start, even during that one time it triggered the carbon monoxide alarm…

Well, okay, maybe I’m being a bit sentimental. I guess it’s time to let go. When I think about it objectively, I suppose there are a lot of good reasons for knowing when to replace your furnace:

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4 Realistic Ways to Cut Down Your Heating Costs

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

hairless-bear-inspects-thermostatComfort Bear, here. Earlier today, I did an internet search for “how to save money on heating,” and I decided I would try out some of the energy-saving tactics. As I type this, I’m now wearing five layers of clothes, three pairs of socks, I’m only eating hot soup (and washing it down with hot tea), and I have the oven open. I’ve also lit several candles because each one is supposed to heat the room by approximately 1 degree.

But I don’t see how anyone can live this way! There are much more reasonable ways to cut down on heating costs, and you can achieve them with just a few Independence, MO HVAC services.

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All About Radiant Heating Systems

Monday, February 4th, 2019

radiatorComfort Bear, back again this week to tell you about boilers. Why boilers?

Well, to be honest, they make me a bit nostalgic for the Arctic. That’s because some of the heating principles used in boilers are also used in igloos! The iconic snow houses were used to keep the Inuit people warm with a combination of three kinds of heating: conduction, convection, and radiation.

Likewise, depending on the kind of boiler, it may use variations of those heating methods. But we’ve found that the most comfortable and efficient boilers are the ones that use radiant heating. Today, we’ll talk all about them.

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Introducing the All-Inclusive Special

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

How would you like to never write another check for HVAC services?

With Climate Control Heating and Cooling’s new special, we won’t make you do anything for the next 10 years.

For just $129 a month on approved credit, we’ll treat your HVAC system like it was our own.

The full plan includes:

  • 10 year parts and labor warranty
  • 10 years of maintenance, one visit a year
  • 10 years of flame sensor cleaning
  • 10 years of blower motor cleaning
  • 10 years of outdoor coil cleaning
  • 10 years of service fees*
  • 10 years of service repairs*
  • Wifi thermostat**

*Excludes duct modification, duct cleaning/sealing, IAQ, insulation, fees and repairs for non AIO options
**Customer responsible for WI-FI connectivity, required hardware and mobile device

The All In One special puts the entire responsibility of your HVAC system into our hands. Even if your system has an issue that maintenance can’t prevent, it’s still covered by the All-Inclusive special’s ten-year warranty. You won’t even have to buy your own air filters!

You won’t find this deal anywhere else in Kansas City.

Contact Climate Control Heating and Cooling today to learn more about the All-Inclusive special.

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5 Common Gas Furnace Safety Issues

Monday, January 7th, 2019

technician-inspects-furnace-safelyThis is Comfort Bear, here to tell you more about furnaces. Lucky for me I don’t really need a furnace. To be honest, I’m already looking forward to the feeling of cool air from an AC unit blowing through my fur…

Sorry, spaced out there for a second. As I was saying: furnaces. Gas furnaces are incredible devices, and they’re crazy popular across the whole nation. Even so, you want to make sure it runs safely all year long. Gas appliances are safe when installed by a pro, but even then, they can fall into disrepair and invite some trouble.

Here are some of the common safety issues you can look out for with your own furnace:

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How to Sniff Out a Bad HVAC Contractor

Monday, December 24th, 2018

contractor

Comfort Bear here. Let me tell you something about my cousins from the Arctic:

When they’re looking for a tasty meal, they rely on a sharp sense of smell. It’s so strong that they can even smell prey from under the ice.

If you humans had a sense of smell that good, you might be able to sniff out a fishy HVAC contractor. A bad HVAC contractor is a huge loss of both time and money, but it can be difficult to spot them.

Of course, humans do have something like this sense of smell, but they call it their intuition and experience. I’ll share some of that experience with you so you can sniff out a bad contractor.

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Why It Pays to Get Furnace Maintenance

Monday, December 10th, 2018

furnace-technicianHere’s the grisly truth about furnace maintenance:

Avoiding it is going to cost you some serious money through the life of your furnace.

The benefits of maintenance aren’t always apparent in the short-term, which is why many homeowners don’t take it seriously. However, after looking at the numbers and doing the math, it will become apparent that maintenance is actually what keeps costs down.

I’ll explain further down below:

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Heating Options to Consider This Season

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Comfort Bear, here. As much as I love talking about heating systems, I really can’t enjoy them. My fur keeps me way too warm, and I’m not about to have it trimmed any time soon (but ask me again in the summer). For you hairless bears, however, heating systems might be the perfect thing to keep you warm through the fall and winter.

Today, I can tell you all about the clever ways that humans have learned to heat up their homes.

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Furnace Issues to Be Aware Of This Fall

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Burner-JetsHeating season is upon us, which means that it’s time to make sure that you have what you need to stay comfy and warm over the next few months. I tend not to worry too much about heating issues, having fur and all. For those of you not adapted to arctic climates, though, you might want to make sure that your furnace is in good shape before relying on it on a daily basis.

Preventive maintenance is ideal for making sure that your furnace stays healthy throughout the winter season. Still, there is a chance that you’ll have to deal with some level of issue during the winter, though, which is why you need to keep an eye out for signs that your furnace is dealing with some kind of problem. The following are some common signs that a furnace is in need of repair.

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