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Your home or business's air conditioning unit provides for your comfort during hot, muggy midwest summers. It's essential that you have regular air conditioning service performed in order to keep your unit in tip-top shape and ensure that you aren't left without AC on a hot summer day. If your HVAC equipment is in need of servicing, has broken down or needs to be replaced, it will pay to work with a professional HVAC dealer who can guide you through repairs, maintenance and new purchases. Working with a trained technician ensures that you'll enjoy the highest level of comfort in your home.
We are proud to offer a wide variety of AC services designed to meet the needs of all of our clients. Services range from initial installation of new or replacement systems to regular maintenance and emergency repairs. Remember that arranging for regular maintenance and having AC tuneups performed is one of the best ways to ensure that your HVAC system provides efficient service for as long as possible.
At Komfort Heating & Cooling, we specialize in providing for the needs of residential and commercial customers throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Whether your AC unit needs servicing or you are interested in purchasing new equipment, we are here to assist you. Please call us today to set up regular maintenance, arrange for a service call or speak with a qualified HVAC technician about your system replacement options.
Equipment breakdowns can be extremely stressful, especially if they occur during the warmer months. It's essential that your AC unit be repaired as quickly as possible. A trained HVAC technician will be able to pinpoint system issues and recommend a repair strategy. Remember that scheduling regular air conditioning service will limit future repair calls.
If your AC unit has broken down or is no longer providing the level of performance that you desire, you may be considering replacing your old unit with a new, energy-efficient model. Most homeowners will need to replace their units every 10 to 12 years. You may also want to replace your AC unit if repairs will cost more than half of the unit's overall value..
Regular air condition service appointments will protect your A/C unit from many of the common mechanical problems that can lead to breakdowns and a shortened lifespan. During a service appointment, all of the following will be completed:
Condenser coil fins will be cleaned as required.
Benefit: Dirty condenser coils raise refrigerant pressure higher than needed, increasing your electrical bill.
Evaporator coils will be cleaned
Benefit: Evaporator coils become dirty because air filters collect only a portion of the particles in the air. Even a small amount of dirt can decrease efficiency and increase operating cost. This is also a major cause of compressor failure.
Blower motor will be cleaned
Benefit: Dirty blower motor reduces air flow, causing longer operating time and increased cost. This problem can lead to lost comfort and compressor failure.
Refrigerant charge will be checked
Benefit: A low or high refrigerant charge can easily go unnoticed and increase operating costs. An improper charge can cause compressor shutdown.
Air filter will be replaced (High quality, pleated)
Benefit: A restricted air filter can cause your air conditioning and heating unit to waste energy and shorten the compressor's life.
Belts and pulleys will be inspected and adjusted as required.
Benefit: Loose belts and pulleys decrease air flow, increase operating costs and shorten the compressor's life. Belts may crack and break with age.
Lubrication of motors and bearings.
Benefit: Improperly lubricated rotating equipment will eventually fail.
Safety controls will be operationally checked.
Benefit: Safety controls that do not operate can cause dangerous problems.
Thermostat will be checked
Benefit: Improperly calibrated thermostats allow the unit to run longer than necessary. Every degree on your air conditioner operates below 75 degrees can add 5-8% to the cost of cooling.
Condensate drain will be checked to assure it is open.
Benefit: Algae can plug a condensate drain which can cause expensive water damage.
Relays and contactors will be inspected.
Benefit: Worn contacts and loose wire connections can lead to a motor or compressor failure.
Unit disconnect will be inspected.
Benefit: A worn or overheated disconnect blows fuses and is dangerous.
Unit wiring will be inspected and loose connections tightened.
Benefit: Loose connection can lead to a motor or compressor failure.
Temperatures and pressures will be taken and recorded.
Benefit: An accurate record of your equipment's vital data can indicate potential problems, which can be eliminated.
Duct work will be checked for leaks and proper installation.
Benefit: Duct leaks may exist from the time it was installed. Un-repaired duct work problems can increase operating costs. Accessible duct work will be inspected at least once during the first year of the agreement.
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Check out these great energy saver tips from We Energies' website for you and your family
Keep the thermostat clear of heat. Don't position heat producing devices such as lamps and TVs close to your thermostat. Heat from these devices could cause the thermostat to read a temperature higher than the true room temperature. This may lead to excessive cooling and wasted energy.
Get your unit tuned up. This can help the unit operate more efficiently and may prevent failures in the middle of peak cooling season.
Keep the condenser and filter clean. Keep leaves, grass and other debris away from the outside condenser. Also, clean the filter monthly and replace it as needed. (Your central AC uses the same filter as your furnace.) A clean condenser and filter help the unit run more efficiently.
Increase your thermostat setting. When at home, set it a few degrees higher. When leaving, move the setting even higher -- about 78 to 80 degrees. Cooling the house when you return costs less than keeping it cool all the time. Taking these steps can save 10 percent or more on your summer cooling costs.
Keep the sun out. Closing blinds, shades and drapes on the sunny side of your home during the day will help keep the house cooler, causing the air conditioner to use less energy in bringing the temperature to a comfortable level.
Keep vents clear. Keep furniture and drapes away from air vents. This allows the cool air to move out into the rooms and keeps your air conditioner from running more than necessary.
Your home or business's air conditioning unit provides for your comfort during hot, muggy midwest summers. It's essential that you have regular air conditioning service performed in order to keep your unit in tip-top shape and ensure that you aren't left without AC on a hot summer day. If your HVAC equipment is in need of servicing, has broken down or needs to be replaced, it will pay to work with a professional HVAC dealer who can guide you through repairs, maintenance and new purchases. Working with a trained technician ensures that you'll enjoy the highest level of comfort in your home.
We are proud to offer a wide variety of AC services designed to meet the needs of all of our clients. Services range from initial installation of new or replacement systems to regular maintenance and emergency repairs. Remember that arranging for regular maintenance and having AC tuneups performed is one of the best ways to ensure that your HVAC system provides efficient service for as long as possible.
At Komfort Heating & Cooling, we specialize in providing for the needs of residential and commercial customers throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Whether your AC unit needs servicing or you are interested in purchasing new equipment, we are here to assist you. Please call us today to set up regular maintenance, arrange for a service call or speak with a qualified HVAC technician about your system replacement options.
Equipment breakdowns can be extremely stressful, especially if they occur during the warmer months. It's essential that your AC unit be repaired as quickly as possible. A trained HVAC technician will be able to pinpoint system issues and recommend a repair strategy. Remember that scheduling regular air conditioning service will limit future repair calls.
If your AC unit has broken down or is no longer providing the level of performance that you desire, you may be considering replacing your old unit with a new, energy-efficient model. Most homeowners will need to replace their units every 10 to 12 years. You may also want to replace your AC unit if repairs will cost more than half of the unit's overall value..
At Komfort Heating & Cooling, we specialize in providing for the needs of residential and commercial customers throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Whether your AC unit needs servicing or you are interested in purchasing new equipment, we are here to assist you. Please call us today to set up regular maintenance, arrange for a service call or speak with a qualified HVAC technician about your system replacement options.
Equipment breakdowns can be extremely stressful, especially if they occur during the warmer months. It's essential that your AC unit be repaired as quickly as possible. A trained HVAC technician will be able to pinpoint system issues and recommend a repair strategy. Remember that scheduling regular air conditioning service will limit future repair calls.
If your AC unit has broken down or is no longer providing the level of performance that you desire, you may be considering replacing your old unit with a new, energy-efficient model. Most homeowners will need to replace their units every 10 to 12 years. You may also want to replace your AC unit if repairs will cost more than half of the unit's overall value..
Regular air condition service appointments will protect your A/C unit from many of the common mechanical problems that can lead to breakdowns and a shortened lifespan. During a service appointment, all of the following will be completed:
Condenser coil fins will be cleaned as required. Benefit: Dirty condenser coils raise refrigerant pressure higher than needed, increasing your electrical bill.
Evaporator coils will be cleaned Benefit: Evaporator coils become dirty because air filters collect only a portion of the particles in the air. Even a small amount of dirt can decrease efficiency and increase operating cost. This is also a major cause of compressor failure.
Blower motor will be cleaned Benefit: Dirty blower motor reduces air flow, causing longer operating time and increased cost. This problem can lead to lost comfort and compressor failure.
Refrigerant charge will be checked Benefit: A low or high refrigerant charge can easily go unnoticed and increase operating costs. An improper charge can cause compressor shutdown.
Air filter will be replaced (High quality, pleated) Benefit: A restricted air filter can cause your air conditioning and heating unit to waste energy and shorten the compressor's life.
Belts and pulleys will be inspected and adjusted as required. Benefit: Loose belts and pulleys decrease air flow, increase operating costs and shorten the compressor's life. Belts may crack and break with age.
Lubrication of motors and bearings. Benefit: Improperly lubricated rotating equipment will eventually fail.
Safety controls will be operationally checked. Benefit: Safety controls that do not operate can cause dangerous problems.
Thermostat will be checked Benefit: Improperly calibrated thermostats allow the unit to run longer than necessary. Every degree on your air conditioner operates below 75 degrees can add 5-8% to the cost of cooling.
Condensate drain will be checked to assure it is open. Benefit: Algae can plug a condensate drain which can cause expensive water damage.
Relays and contactors will be inspected. Benefit: Worn contacts and loose wire connections can lead to a motor or compressor failure.
Unit disconnect will be inspected. Benefit: A worn or overheated disconnect blows fuses and is dangerous.
Unit wiring will be inspected and loose connections tightened. Benefit: Loose connection can lead to a motor or compressor failure.
Temperatures and pressures will be taken and recorded. Benefit: An accurate record of your equipment's vital data can indicate potential problems, which can be eliminated.
Duct work will be checked for leaks and proper installation. Benefit: Duct leaks may exist from the time it was installed. Un-repaired duct work problems can increase operating costs. Accessible duct work will be inspected at least once during the first year of the agreement.
Check out these great energy saver tips from We Energies' website for you and your family
Keep the thermostat clear of heat. Don't position heat producing devices such as lamps and TVs close to your thermostat. Heat from these devices could cause the thermostat to read a temperature higher than the true room temperature. This may lead to excessive cooling and wasted energy.
Get your unit tuned up. This can help the unit operate more efficiently and may prevent failures in the middle of peak cooling season.
Keep the condenser and filter clean. Keep leaves, grass and other debris away from the outside condenser. Also, clean the filter monthly and replace it as needed. (Your central AC uses the same filter as your furnace.) A clean condenser and filter help the unit run more efficiently.
Increase your thermostat setting. When at home, set it a few degrees higher. When leaving, move the setting even higher -- about 78 to 80 degrees. Cooling the house when you return costs less than keeping it cool all the time. Taking these steps can save 10 percent or more on your summer cooling costs.
Keep the sun out. Closing blinds, shades and drapes on the sunny side of your home during the day will help keep the house cooler, causing the air conditioner to use less energy in bringing the temperature to a comfortable level.
Keep vents clear. Keep furniture and drapes away from air vents. This allows the cool air to move out into the rooms and keeps your air conditioner from running more than necessary.