California Indoor Comfort Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Madera’

Strange AC Noises and What They Might Mean

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Have you been hearing something go “bump” in the night lately? While Halloween may be just around the corner, it isn’t likely that you have a haunted house. It is probable, however, that your AC is trying to communicate with you.

When your air conditioner is running smoothly, it should be doing so quietly. Strange noises coming for your cooling system is not the norm – and it never should be! If you are noticing that your AC has been making some bizarre noises, it is time to call in the professionals (air conditioner technicians, not Ghostbusters).

Read on to find out what noises you should be listening for!

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A Bad Thermostat Means Big Trouble

Monday, August 19th, 2019

temperature-guage-just-rightJust as one bad taco means big stomach trouble, one bad thermostat means big trouble for your air conditioner! You see, your air conditioner would render quite useless without your thermostat, and therefore, you want to be absolutely sure that the thermostat you’ve got is the best thermostat there is!

And in case you don’t believe us, keep reading below. We’ve outlined just some of the ways thermostat troubles can impact your HVAC system. So, what are you waiting for? Keep on reading! (And of course, contact our team for your air conditioning services in Madera, CA).

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How Heat Pumps Work

Monday, December 24th, 2018

air-ventHere in California, you depend on both your air conditioner and heater to keep you comfortable year round. Summers around here can be brutally hot, while our winters can be quite chilly. If you’ve found yourself in need of a new heater or air conditioner, stop and think about what you really need. Instead of having to eventually replace and install two new systems, consider a unit that can serve both functions.

A heat pump is a system that allows you to shift between cooling and heating depending on the time of the time of the year and your needs. In addition, it can save you huge amounts of money in winter, cutting down on high heating bills. If you are interested in how heat pumps work and the benefits of installing one, keep reading! 

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Why Your Forced Air Heater Needs a Clean Filter

Monday, November 26th, 2018

clean-air-filterWell, it is chilly outside. The heater seems to be running decently. Nothing to see here, no problems on the horizon. 

Wait just a second!

Before you go deciding that your heater is working “good enough,” ask yourself this:

Is “good enough” really good enough for you? Even more importantly—when is the last time that you changed your air filter?

When your heater is up and running, be it a heat pump or a furnace, you may convince yourself that this alone means that everything is going just fine. That is not really the case. There could be potential issues simmering away just under the surface. And you know what? A dirty air filter is one of the most common causes of such problems. The air filter is a very simple component to swap out, and they are quite cheap to purchase.

It may sound like and an exaggeration, but believe us when we say that changing your air filter regularly is the single best thing that you can do for your heater. It can even help you to avoid heater repair in Madera, CA!

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Don’t Ride Out the Season with a Compromised AC!

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

ac-outdoor-unitYou hear a weird sound.

Or you notice a higher utility bill.

Maybe your AC seems be running in shorter and shorter bursts.

Well, you think, at least it is pretty late in the season. It can wait until winter is over, I guess. 

You’ve chosen poorly, if that’s your line of thinking.

We may be looking at some cooler temperatures ahead. Your air conditioner may not be working quite as hard as it was when the heat of summer was at its most intense.

But we’ve still got a ways to go. If you’re serious about protecting your comfort and the condition of your AC, then sitting on repairs is definitely not the way to go.

Why not?

Don’t just take our word for it. Read on for some examples of how putting off your air conditioning repair in Madera, CA can come back to bite you. Then pick up the phone or follow this link to schedule your AC repairs with the professional technicians on our team.

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Why an AC Might Blow Warm Air

Monday, August 20th, 2018

neglected-condenserOne of the reasons why air conditioning problems sometimes do serious damage to those systems is because homeowners don’t always recognize the fact that there is a problem to begin with. This is due to the fact that many such problems are quite subtle, and you may not notice them as being problems right away. That’s why you should always act promptly when you do start to suspect that there is a problem of some kind with your air conditioner in Madera, CA.

Of course, not all problems are going to be very hard to notice when it comes to your AC system. Shy of an air conditioner that won’t turn on at all, an AC that is blowing warm air just may be the most obvious sign of trouble that you can encounter. The fact that the problem itself is a bit obvious doesn’t mean that its source will necessarily be easy to diagnose, though. There are quite a few potential issues that could be at play.

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Don’t Ignore Weird AC Sounds

Monday, 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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AC Repairs: Fast Action Is Always Best

Monday, 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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Maintain Balanced Humidity in Your Home

Monday, August 7th, 2017

family-outside-houseWhat do you think of when you hear the word “comfort”? Your air conditioner? Your heating system? Of course, the heater and the AC in your home both play a huge role in keeping you comfortable throughout the year. However, maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout your living space may not be enough to guarantee that you are living in the level of comfort that we know you deserve. You may also need to balance humidity levels throughout your home in order to take your overall comfort to the next level.

But how is it that one can be expected to add or subtract humidity from the air in his or her home as needed? The answer is actually quite simple — by using a whole-house humidifier and/or dehumidifier in Madera, CA. Opting for a whole-house system makes maintaining the right level of humidity in your home as simple and convenient as it is beneficial. Read on to learn a bit more about these systems, and remember to leave your indoor air quality services to the pros on our staff. 

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Do I Need a UV Air Purifier?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

UV-lampThe only answer that we can give you without assessing your unique situation is a very general “maybe.” Not every home is going to require UV air purifiers. Even those homes that benefit from the use of air filtration systems or electronic air cleaners may be fine without the use of UV air purifiers in Madera, CA. That being said, those homes that can benefit from UV air cleaners really benefit from them. In certain conditions, the positive effects of using these products, such as UV germicidal lights are simply monumental.

Keep the following information in mind when next you take stock of the overall indoor air quality in your home. If you suspect that UV germicidal lights may be a good addition to your IAQ system, give a member of our team a call. We can discuss your concerns, recommend products, and, of course, complete your UV air purifier installation and services with the skill and expertise that has come to define our services.

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