Air Conditioning Articles

AC and Allergies

July 15, 2024
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If you’re afflicted with seasonal allergies, you’re not alone. As many as 60 million Americans have allergic rhinitis part-time or year-round, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your AC and Summer Energy Bill

June 14, 2024
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) says air conditioning can account for 35 to 40 percent of your utility bill here in North Carolina. At Comfort Services, Inc., we take energy efficiency seriously.

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3 Signs It’s Time for a New AC

April 15, 2024
3 Signs It’s Time for a New AC. Whole family are sitting on the front of the ventilators.

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.

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5 Common AC Problems

July 31, 2023
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When your air conditioner (AC) is running at peak efficiency, you win.

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SEER––What Does It Mean?

June 30, 2023
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SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This universal rating system helps you determine the efficiency of your North Carolina air conditioning (AC) unit or heat pump. 

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

June 14, 2023
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Sometimes, life moves incredibly fast. You could have sworn you just bought your air conditioner. But lately, it doesn’t seem to be working so well. You check the box and are shocked to find out you’ve had it for a decade. Where did the time go?

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

May 15, 2023
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It’s about to heat up here in Aberdeen. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the North Carolina summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

May 2, 2022
AC Maintenance Checklist

Can you imagine a hot Aberdeen summer without air conditioning? Your air conditioning system can be your very best friend on the warmest days. 

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

August 3, 2021
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When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of air conditioners available, the entire process can get quickly overwhelming.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

July 7, 2021
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If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like?

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How to Properly Size an AC System

June 4, 2021
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Air conditioner loads must be calculated carefully, so you can match the unit to your cooling needs. Our professionals at Comfort Services would be happy to help you select the best-sized air conditioner for your particular North Carolina home. In the meantime, here is a peak into how our trained experts calculate air conditioning needs.

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Do I Need an Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

May 11, 2021
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An air conditioner tune-up can help more permanent components last longer, because they are not working hard to battle things like dirty filters and unlubricated parts. A new air conditioning system is a costly investment; make it last as long as possible with a regular air conditioner tune-up.

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Common Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions

August 18, 2020
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When the weather gets really hot in Aberdeen, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at Comfort Services, Inc. wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

July 8, 2020
A hand adjusting the settings on an air conditioner | Air Conditioner Short Cycling | Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off? | Aberdeen, NC

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 15, 2020
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A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

May 15, 2020

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

March 16, 2020
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Why should you get maintenance for your air conditioner now? Our team in Aberdeen wants your unit well prepared in advance for the hotter months.

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

October 24, 2019
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During warm weather, air conditioners and heat pumps do more or less the same thing: pull heat out of the air and move it elsewhere to lower your home temperature. When it gets cool, heat pumps can generate hot air but air conditioners can’t.

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

September 1, 2019
Air conditioning technician in Aberdeen, NC.

At Comfort Services, we pride ourselves in being great matchmakers. We want to set you up with an air conditioner (AC) that’s right for your home. For your convenience, we created a list of things to remember when purchasing an air conditioner.

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SEER––What Does It Mean?

August 29, 2019
HVAC repairman fixing an air conditioner.

SEER is a term that gets thrown around a lot in reference to air conditioning (AC) products. As a homeowner, it’s helpful to know what it means. SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Essentially, it’s a rating system that allows you to quickly determine an air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Its rating is…

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