Climate Control Heating & Cooling Blog

Winter is Over! Get Started Early With AC Maintenance

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

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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We Offer Daikin Ductless Systems

March 18th, 2019

If you’re a homeowner in Kansas City, chances are that you’ve been using a ducted system.

These systems use ducts and vents to send cool and warm air through your home. They’re effective systems that have been used for decades.

However, there’s another option that just might change everything:

Ductless mini-split systems.

We’ve partnered up with Daikin, a company that offers some of the industry’s best warranties on ductless mini-split systems. If your new system doesn’t meet your expectations within one year after installation, they’ll be happy to resolve the issue at no cost (and that’s on top of a 12-year warranty).

That all being said, there’s plenty of reasons why you might want to switch from a ducted system to a ductless one:

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Don’t Get Sentimental About Furnace Replacement!

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

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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Planning on Installing a Heat Pump? Here’s What to Expect

February 18th, 2019

ductless-heat-pumpHm? What’s that? It’s been a bit colder here in the Midwest, lately? Sorry, but I hardly noticed! I guess now that you mention it, it does feel a bit more like home …

Anyways, I’m sure you’re wondering what helpful tips Comfort Bear has for you this week. I’ve realized that some first-time heat pump owners may be a bit surprised with how their systems are operating—especially if they’ve been using a furnace their whole life.

So, for this post, I want those thinking about installing a heat pump to know what they’re getting into. Here are 5 things you should keep in mind:

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All About Radiant Heating Systems

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

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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How Low Humidity Affects Indoor Air Quality

January 21st, 2019

dry-airComfort Bear here, checking in for the week. Lately, I’ve begun my posts by talking about how I really have no need for furnaces or heaters thanks to my fur. Sorry, but I just can’t sympathize with you humans on that front!

But there’s one thing I can totally relate with you guys on: dry air.

The air in the Arctic was always dry (especially in winter, but it was pretty bad all year-round). I don’t miss the feeling of dry air, so today, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite human inventions: the humidifier.

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5 Common Gas Furnace Safety Issues

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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