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Don’t Ignore Weird AC Sounds

July 9th, 2018

woman-with-fanRoutine air conditioning maintenance is, without exception, your best chance for minimizing the need for AC repair in Madera, CA. That is why we offer homeowners throughout our service area an exceptional maintenance program. Even our top-notch maintenance is not enough to guarantee that your air conditioner will work 100% reliably at all times, unfortunately. In fact, nothing can do that.  You are going to need air conditioning repairs at some point. It’s just that simple. Don’t let this get you down.

Air conditioning repairs are inevitable but, in many cases, they need not be hugely detrimental. There are, in fact, a number of different warning signs that may alert you to potential problems with your air conditioning system. Strange sounds coming from your AC are among the most common. If and when your air conditioner starts to make such sounds, we implore you to schedule service with a member of our team immediately. The sooner that we diagnose and fix any issues, the better off your system is likely to be.

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Why Upgrade My Thermostat?

June 25th, 2018

digital-thermostatFor the most part, you do not have much cause to interact directly with the components in your HVAC system(s). One major, obvious exception to this rule is your thermostat. Your thermostat is the device that allows you to regulate the operation of your heating and air conditioning systems to begin with, so to say that it is an important component in the system is to make a massive understatement. With its importance in mind, it only makes sense to schedule your thermostat services with a professional HVAC contractor in Fresno, CA.

If you think that all thermostats are created equal, then today’s post is definitely for you. A lot of people fail to realize that they do not have to upgrade their entire HVAC systems in order to get a better, more efficient performance from them. All that you need to do in many cases is, you guessed it, upgrade your thermostat! Read on to learn more about how you stand to benefit from doing so, as well as what types of thermostats you should consider.

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Dirty AC Coils Are Big Trouble

June 11th, 2018

AC-unit-on-leavesThere are those parts of an air conditioning system that pretty much any homeowner will be able to point at and name. The thermostat, for instance, or the vent on the wall that cool air from the duct enters the room through. Fewer homeowners may be familiar with the term “air conditioner coils,” which is too bad. If you fail to act when your air conditioner’s coils get too dirty, it’s an oversight that can lead to some serious problems.

Today, we are going to fill you in on precisely why dirty air conditioning coils are such a big problem. Once you’ve reviewed this information, we’re certain that you’ll start to see the big picture. It may not happen immediately, but forcing an air conditioner to function with dirty coils can and will lead to the need for air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA eventually. When that happens, you’ll be on the hook for the bill, and you’ll be uncomfortable until the problem is resolved.

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What’s Up with These Hot Spots?

May 28th, 2018

When you come back home after a long day of work and a lengthy commute, the last thing that you want is to be greeted by an uncomfortable environment. That is why you have a whole-house air conditioning system in place, though. With it, you are able to protect yourself against the worst of the summer’s heat—or are you? When we talk about your comfort as pertains to the performance of your air conditioner, we are not talking about fractions. Your comfort should be complete!

This is just not the case if you are unable to cool your home not only effectively and efficiently, but also evenly throughout. It is amazing how many people are willing to accept “good enough” when it comes to their home comfort! The Fresno, CA air conditioning service professionals on our staff know that you deserve better. That is why we have put together a few examples of why your home may be cooling down unevenly.

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Are Your AC Capacitors Malfunctioning?

May 14th, 2018

technician-workingAt some point, you are going to need air conditioning repair in Reedley, CA. We kind of dove right into it there, but we don’t want to set up unrealistic expectations for your system. Your air conditioner is more complex than you may realize, and it has a lot of different components that you may not be familiar with. With the wear and tear that your system faces each season, it should come as no surprise that, even with routine maintenance, repairs are a matter of “when,” not “if”.

While some problems with your air conditioning system are pretty tough to spot, others have pretty obvious symptoms. The capacitors in your air conditioner may fail, and when they do, the warning signs are not that difficult to recognize. You may not understand immediately what the problem is, but you’ll notice that there is a problem. Here are a few red flags to be on the lookout for.

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AC Repairs: Fast Action Is Always Best

April 30th, 2018

hello-summerWe know, we know. Summer hasn’t even hit yet, we’re really still just coming out of the chillier time of the year, and you haven’t even really put much demand on the old AC yet. So why are we talking about repairing your air conditioning system already? Because, if you start to notice any signs of trouble, especially this early in the season, you have got a real issue on your hands. We know that everyone’s busy, but you should never put your air AC repairs in Madera, CA on the back burner.

Prompt, professional air conditioning repair is always going to be in the best interest of your air conditioner and your comfort. While not every problem that you may encounter with your air conditioning system is going to be a true emergency, the fact is that more serious problems likely are not that far off. This is especially true in a climate like ours, where your air conditioner is going to be doing a lot of heavy lifting throughout the long cooling season.

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Why Your Heater Is Making Strange Sounds

April 16th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWe very much understand that homeowners throughout the area have turned their eye toward the warmth and sunshine of the summer season. The fact of the matter is that we have still got some downright chilly nights ahead of us. Is it late in the season? Yes. Do you still want your heater to be there for you on those 45° nights? Absolutely. That is precisely why you cannot afford to ignore signs of trouble with your heater, even this late in the season.

One of the most consistent reasons for service calls that we get is concern over noises that homeowners’ heaters are making. If you hear a brand new sound coming from your heater, or if a normal operating sound is suddenly getting louder and louder, do not just wrap a pillow around your head and call it a night. Instead, contact us to determine if your heating in Fresno, CA is at risk. If so, we’ll repair it as necessary to get you through the end of the season comfortably.

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California Indoor Comfort Inc. Gives Back

April 13th, 2018

At California Indoor Comfort Inc., we are never content to offer just “good” services to our clients—we always aim for, and achieve, greatness! We are very grateful for our many successes over the years, and for those that are yet to come. This community has been good to us, which is why we focus on giving back to our community with the same passion that we bring to all of those great services that we complete for our clients. 

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AC Installation: Proper Sizing Matters

April 2nd, 2018

AC-topviewAre you ready to bring a new level of comfort into your home before the air conditioning season really gets underway? Then remember that you are going to want to schedule your air conditioning installation in Fresno, CA with qualified, experienced professionals. The last thing that you want is to waste good money on a great air conditioner, only to have it offer up a subpar performance due to a botched installation. You won’t have to worry about that when you schedule service with us, though.

Now, what too many homeowners fail to realize is the fact that a successful installation begins before the actual installation is installed. You must first do your research and ask plenty of questions to guarantee that you are choosing a system that is right for your home. You must also know for certain that your air conditioner is properly sized for your home, though. An improperly sized air conditioner is going to have consequences that will resonate over the system’s entire lifespan.

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How Airflow Resistance Affects Your AC

March 19th, 2018

man-with-air-filterWhen you need your air conditioner, you don’t really want to have to think about it. You want to adjust the temperature at your thermostat to your desired setting, and you want your air conditioner to achieve and maintain that temperature throughout your home for as long as you desire. Unfortunately, the fact is that you are still dealing with a mechanical system when it comes to your AC. That means that problems are going to arise from time to time.

While there is no way in which to completely eliminate the risk of the problems developing with your air conditioner, you don’t need to be actively increasing the likelihood of running into such problems, either.  That is actually precisely what you are doing, though, when you fail to change your air filter as needed. Failure to do so results in increased airflow resistance in your system, and over time that can lead to the need for air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA.

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