Command Comfort Blog : Archive for February, 2016

Why Is Size Important to my Air Conditioner?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

With the recent heat wave here in Southern California, we’re reminded that summer is just around the bend, and if you have an outdated air conditioner, now is the perfect time to replace it with a new one. Doing so now lets you plan the operation carefully and consider all your options, rather than making a snap decision in the middle of a La Mirada, CA heat wave. Among the things you need to keep in mind is the system’s size, by which we mean its cooling power rather than its physical size. Cooling power is very important because it determines in part how efficient a given model can be in your particular home, and how much money it could save as a result.

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Benefits of a Ductless Heating or Cooling System

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Here in Cypress, CA, most people are accustomed to centralized furnaces and air conditioners to heat and cool their homes. The system works well, but it’s not the only one out there, which should come as a great relief to those with larger homes that struggle to stay comfortable, or homes that can’t support the ductwork necessary for a centralized system. Ductless systems establish a series of multiple units throughout your home, each one charged with heating or cooling a single room or section of your home. It costs more to install than centralized systems, and smaller homes don’t benefit from it as much as larger ones, but there are a number of tangible advantages offered by such a system that you should consider.

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Time to Get Your Air Conditioner Up to Speed

Monday, February 15th, 2016

We’re coming off of a February heat wave here in Cypress, CA and while spring is officially still weeks away, chances are you’ve been using your air conditioner for the last few days. That means it’s time to get your system back into fighting shape before the hot weather is here to stay and you need it to function every day. There are a few tips to help get your system up to speed, which we’d like to send along to all of our customers. Take a look and schedule some time in the next few weeks to get it done.

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3 Reasons Your Heating System Won’t Turn On

Monday, February 8th, 2016

It can be disheartening to turn on your heating system and have nothing happen, especially if it’s a cold night here in Cypress, CA. The first thing you should do when you recognize this is to turn the system off and check the thermostat to see if it’s been turned off or is malfunctioning. After that, you should check your breaker box to make sure an electrical surge didn’t disrupt your heater’s functioning. If it’s not either of those things, the problem likely lies in the heater itself, a situation that requires a trained technician to correct. There are numerous reasons why your heater won’t turn on. We’ve listed three of them below, so that you understand just how many different causes there may be.  It takes a heating professional to properly diagnose the problem.

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How to Prevent Cracked Heat Exchangers

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Few repairs on your furnace are more important or consternation than a cracked heat exchanger. The component is heated by the burners and in turn heats the air to be blown into your Cypress, CA home, while venting toxins form the burning gas out of your system. The exchangers then cool down when you turn off your system, and those extreme temperature changes can take a toll after a while. When the metal of the heat exchanger cracks, it will leak toxic gasses into your home and needs to be replaced before you run the system again.

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