HVAC News and Updates

Benefits of Quality Installation for a New HVAC System

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If you have come to the point in your relationship with your HVAC system that it is time to part ways, then you have probably already done the research required to determine which system is right for you. And, you have already spent time learning of the many advantages a new system can offer you, such as improved energy efficiency, fewer repairs, better indoor comfort, and a longer service life – just to name a few. However, what you may not realize is that the best system is only as good as the quality of the installation job! Proper HVAC installation by a certified technician allows a new heating or cooling system to function as expected and perform to the levels stated.

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Is your basement staying dry?

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The snow has melted, and spring has finally arrived. For most, this is a great opportunity to get outside and tackle all the yard work and spring cleaning projects you have been putting off all winter. But as sure as April showers bring May flowers, there is another little thing that spring months bring… “sump season. Now is the perfect time to check on one of the most important, but most forgotten about appliances in your home: the sump pump.

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Thermal imaging helps make inspections more efficient

Remember the Terminator with its cool infrared technology? What would you say if I told you that Choice Comfort Services has also gone infrared? All of our technicians are now equipped with Flir One Pro infrared cameras which are allowing us to see heating, cooling and plumbing issues in a whole new way.

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Frequently asked questions (and answers) on furnace repairs

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This weather is…unpredictable to say the least! We are hopeful that you will not find yourself without heat this winter, but if there is an issue, we are sure you will have some questions about furnace repairs. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked furnace repair questions below to give you some insight into what a furnace repair could entail.

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

With temperatures this cold, homeowners are burrowing down under covers, sipping hot chocolate and trying to stay warm...and we don't blame you! But there is one thing you need to be sure not to neglect during these below freezing temps: your water pipes! Why? Because when water freezes, it expands, which can cause pipes to burst—flooding your home, ruining your drywall, and costing thousands of dollars in repairs. In fact, if pipes aren't properly protected they tend to freeze whenever outside temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. What does it mean for you if your pipes burst? According to State Farm Insurance, the average claim for burst pipe damage runs $15,000. We've put together a few tips to help you keep the water flowing during these frigid temperatures.

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Winter-proofing your Kitchen and Bathroom

There is a definite chill in the air and that means it is time to do some winter-proofing! And while you may have already started thinking about checking for leaks around windows and doors, there are two little rooms in the house that are often overlooked when preparing for the cold months ahead: the kitchen and the bathrooms.

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Managing Humidity for Maximum Comfort

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No matter what type of climate you live in, the levels of humidity in the air can affect the comfort of your home, as well as the proper functioning of your heating and air conditioning units. Managing ideal indoor humidity should be a priority for every homeowner, especially when it comes to tailoring your heating and cooling preferences to meet your personal home needs. Having the right level of moisture in your home at all times will ensure that your home HVAC systems are working efficiently for you. In other words, with the right humidity balance, your home will feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, if levels are not properly maintained, your home will not only feel uncomfortable to you, but your household may also become susceptible to respiratory disorders or chemical reactions. Additionally, improper humidity levels can cause damage to both the inside and outside of your home.

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IS YOUR FILTER COVERED IN DIRT?

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Every good homeowner knows that replacing their HVAC system filters on schedule is an excellent best practice. But sometimes, “on schedule” just isn’t good enough. If you are one of those good homeowners who check your filter at regularly scheduled times yet still find that it’s completely covered in dust, hair and other particles, you might start wondering what causes it to get dirty prematurely. Following are a list of common culprits, as well as a few tips on what you can do to correct the issue. Premature Clogging:

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Should you raise the dial on your AC when you’re not home or turn it off?

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If you ask people how to best save money on their air conditioning in the summer, you will get a variety of answers. Interestingly, most people assume that the best way to save money on cooling costs is to turn their air conditioner off when they’re not at home. However, there is a much better way: Turn your thermostat up instead of turning the AC completely off.

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R-22 Refrigerant Phase-Out Approaching: How does it affect you?

Several years ago, the government announced that it was changing their refrigerant standards for residential central air conditioners. In short, they required that the most common refrigerant, R-22 be phased out and eliminated from use by the year 2020. This regulation also required air conditioning manufacturers to cease the shipment of R-22 refrigerant with any newly-produced air conditioning systems. When you buy a new air conditioner today, it will most likely contain the more environmentally-friendly R-410A refrigerant or a legal alternative. Now, with just three years to go on this regulation, consumers have questions and so, we’ve put together five commonly asked questions below to help you navigate this area.

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    "Last year we had to have our furnace replaced and we chose Choice Comfort for the job. The tech was very courteous and polite. The job was done in a timely manner and there was no mess left behind. When getting our tune up this year we found the water heater needed replaced. Within a few hours the new heater was in and again no muss or fuss. We would definitely recommend this company to anyone needing their services!"

    Pamela Medlen

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    "On time and as advertised. Very happy with the equipment and service. Installers were great. This was to replace a 20 year old Carrier brand that was working perfectly but was probably getting to the end of it's life span.
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    Don Waters

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    "Excellent service! Technician was knowledgable and didn't try to sell me a new furnace a la Airtron. Turned out to be an easy fix. They also came out within an hour of my phone call. Great job. I'll continue to use Choice Comfort for all of my HVAC needs. "

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    "Every time the old oil heater would fire up, you could hear it all through the house. The new system is soooo quiet. And, we're enjoying lower heating bills. We expect this system will pay for itself in no time!"

    Michael, Butler Township

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    "I was in the neighborhood and just thought I'd stop by and talk with you about my furnace tune-up for this winter and away-from-home service. I am happy to know you are here and so close to home!"

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    "Back from a week on vacation to discover our air conditioner is out on a Sunday. With steamy weather on the way we called our trusted technicians from Choice Comfort Services. Paul quickly identified the problem and had the parts on hand. After the repair was complete he gave the rest of the system a thorough evaluation. I recommend without hesitation the integrity and quality of Choice Comfort Services. Thanks again!"

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    Stephen and Ann

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    "Thank you for all of the work you put into keeping us cool this summer. You came out on several Sundays to recharge our old unit until you could get it replaced. Your staff did a great job installing the new unit and fixing some electrical work for us. I would highly recommend Choice Comfort to anyone in need of heating, air conditioning or electrical work!"

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    Jeffrey

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    "Matt & Shaun did an outstanding job answering all my questions and making sure I was 100% satisfied with my purchase and installation."

    Mike

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    "Shaun was here when he said he would be. He was very courteous and considerate. He explained everything and was very thorough"

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    "Great service, thanks so much!"

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    "We were very impressed from start to finish. Thank you!"

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    "An Experienced Technician completed a complete system check up. Very thorough and he knows his job well. Answered all my questions. I was very pleased with the check up. All ready for the heating season."

    Garry C., Vandalia

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    "An Experienced Technician completed a complete system check up. Very thorough and he knows his job well. Answered all my questions. I was very pleased with the check up. All ready for the heating season."

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    "Choice Comfort Services is always there when we need them! Over the last 3 years my husband and I have had numerous electric and HVAC issues. Each time the Choice Comfort Services team have provided exceptional service. Paul, Barry, Shaun, and Mike have all been out to our property for various issues. They do their best to provide quick service and the prices are always affordable. We wouldn't use anyone else for our HVAC/electrical needs! "

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    "Always great! I have use this company for years! I have always been happy with them and referred them to several friends! "

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    "As always, servicemen from Choice Comfort Services are prompt, respectful, polite, neat, knowledgeable, patient and willing to answer questions, thorough, and efficient. Do you need any more adjectives to convince you to call them for your HVAC needs? "

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