Climate Control Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City’

What Condition Are Your Ducts In?

Monday, October 14th, 2019

duct-being-cleaned-surrounded-by-dirtThe Comfort Bear likes a clean home—it’s part of what it takes to stay so comfortable!

This means having a home that is free of dust, allergens, and other debris. But, did you know there’s one area of your home you probably don’t consider when it comes time to clean?

It’s the “V” part of your HVAC system—the ventilation system, or rather, your ductwork.

It seems like your ductwork is just a minor component to your entire HVAC system, right? Well, your air ducts are actually very important to the operation of both your air conditioner and forced-air heater. If you want to keep both of these performing well, and keep your indoor air quality at the high level you deserve, you should get your ducts professionally cleaned.

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Don’t Cover Your Ears; These AC Noises Shouldn’t be Ignored!

Monday, 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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Signs That It’s Time to Replace the Heat Pump

Monday, 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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3 Dangerous Water Heater Problems

Monday, 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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Don’t Forget About Duct Cleaning

Monday, April 29th, 2019

air-duct-cleaningComfort Bear here, this time with an important PSA for all homeowners:

Duck cleaning is a scam. Don’t trust anyone who comes to your home claiming that your ducks need to be cleaned. For one, ducks are constantly in the water. And two, it’s called “preening,” not “cleaning.”

That being said, duct cleaning is definitely something you should have performed if you want your HVAC system to run efficiently and smoothly. If there’s ever any concern, you can always consult the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. They were founded specifically to establish the standards for what makes a proper duct cleaning in Kansas City.

Duct cleaning is an essential part of a balanced maintenance tune-up, so I don’t want you to forget about it when it comes time to fire up your air conditioner again this year. Don’t worry, I’ll explain everything:

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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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We Offer Daikin Ductless Systems

Monday, 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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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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How Low Humidity Affects Indoor Air Quality

Monday, 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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