Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Choices for a New Air Conditioning Installation for the Summer

June 12th, 2017

outdoor-air-conditioning-unit-with-catWe’ve written previously about making the choice to retire an aging air conditioner and putting a new one in before summer arrives. But we didn’t address the next question you ask once you’ve answered, “Should I replace my AC?” And that question is, “What should I replace it with?”

HVAC technology never stands still. There are new models available today superior to your current AC even when it was new. And there are different varieties of air conditioners other than the standard split system central AC and the inefficient window unit. (We don’t recommend the latter, by the way.) We’ve put together a list of some of your air conditioner options, all of which our technicians install. To find out more about these choices for a new air conditioning installation in Columbia City, IN, and throughout Northeastern Indiana, talk to our staff today.

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How Often Should I Change the HVAC System’s Air Filters?

May 29th, 2017

pleated-air-filterLast year we wrote a tutorial post about how to change the air filter in your HVAC system. As a brief reminder of why this is important, a clogged air filter can cause the following problems for your air conditioning and heating system:

  • A significant plunge in energy efficiency because the blower motor must strain harder against the obstructions in the filter.
  • Potential damage to the interior of the HVAC system because of dust and dirt infiltration.
  • A general decline in comfort around the house because there will no longer be sufficient airflow.

A question we often hear from customers is, “How often does the filter need to be changed?” We’re glad people ask this, because there’s a misleading belief—one we’ve seen too often wandering around the Internet—that the air filter only needs to be changed once a year. Nothing could be further from the truth! In some cases, an HVAC filter needs to be changed as often as once a month.

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Let’s Keep Your AC Efficient This Coming Summer

May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-money-saverAt Collier’s, our goal is more than just being there when you need us for an air conditioning repair. We want to help you avoid air conditioning repairs and we want you to save money each time you turn on your air conditioning in Warsaw, IN or the surrounding areas. We take air conditioning efficiency seriously, and in this post we’re going to offer advice on how you can keep your AC operating at energy-saving levels over the coming summer—without sacrificing comfort.

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Replace That Old Troublesome Air Conditioner This Spring

May 1st, 2017

top-view-of-ac-grillSpring is the time to take a good look at your air conditioning system and decide if it can make it through the coming summer heat. In most cases, an AC only needs regular maintenance. But eventually, the air conditioner will be old enough that it’s more cost-effective to have it replaced with a new unit. You’ll also have better reassurance the AC will work without trouble through the summer.

If you aren’t sure about whether your aging air conditioner has reached the point where it needs to retire (or has gone past it), that’s what our professionals are here for! Make an appointment with us to look over your current cooling system and we’ll give you honest, expert advice about whether to replace it or not, and what system is best for a replacement if that’s the best option.

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Why You Should Join Our HomeSavers Club

April 17th, 2017

dollar-signs-out-house-chimneyThe arrival of the first warm spring weather is a warning sign for homeowners that the time has come to have their air conditioning systems given a thorough professional inspection and precision tune-up. This helps people head into the hottest weather of the year with the reassurance their ACs will perform to expectation, won’t waste money, and have little chance of breaking down.

When it’s time for your annual air conditioning maintenance in Syracuse, IN, the best way to get started isn’t simply to call an HVAC contractor and schedule a maintenance appointment. But you can contact us and sign up for our HomeSavers Club to have all your maintenance needs for the year taken care of at once, as well as enjoy discounts and other benefits.

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An Important Spring Cleaning Job: Duct Cleaning

April 3rd, 2017

duct-cleaning-with-vacuumSpring means both house cleaning and financial cleaning. As you look over your taxes for the year and think about big-scale home cleaning jobs, it’s easy to pass over a few cleaning jobs hiding out of sight. One of these is professional air duct cleaning.

You can’t see most of the ductwork in your home, so it’s no wonder you probably give little thought to having it cleaned. But if more than a couple years have gone by since you arrange to have the air ducts cleaned—or you’ve never had them cleaned—right now during spring and tax season is an excellent time to have it done. You can relax outside while the professionals do the work, or spend the time getting the last bit of your taxes finished.

When you need duct cleaning in Columbia City, IN or the surrounding areas, we’re the people to contact!

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How Geothermal Cooling Works

March 20th, 2017

geothermal-heat-pump-diagramWhen most people think of the word geothermal, they think of using the heat of the earth to provide warmth. This makes sense because the word thermal is right there in the name. And geothermal heat pumps are indeed an excellent way to bring warmth into a home.

But geothermal heat pumps, like all heat pumps, offer cooling as well. If you are currently thinking about making a change in your home’s air conditioning as part of planning for the coming summer, we advise you give some thought to going with a geothermal heat pump installation in Bluffton, IN. It may sound like a daunting task, but when you rely on our experienced professionals, you’ll receive the best results. We were one of the first geothermal contractors for Northeastern Indiana and we remain on the cutting edge of the best in geothermal technology.

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March Planning for Your HVAC System

March 6th, 2017

heating-and-cool-homesMarch. It’s a weird month. The year can’t decide if it’s winter or spring. There are so many old proverbs about the weather in March that it’s easy to become confused about what exactly the weather is supposed to be. Is it “in like a lion, out like a lamb,” or the other way around?

The truth is that March Mayhem is the most accurate description. The swings in temperature through these 30 days can make life difficult if your home isn’t equipped with an excellent heating system and an air conditioner that’s prepared to handle abrupt heat. But we’re here to make it all easier! Call our offices in Warsaw, IN for heating and air conditioning service. No matter the trouble, no matter the preparation work you need done, you can trust to our excellent team of HVAC technicians to do the job right the first time.

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Is Water Leaking from Your Gas Furnace?

February 27th, 2017

furnace-burnersWe’re starting to enjoy some warmer weather here. But as we pointed out in our last post, no matter what the groundhog says about seeing his shadow, you must always be ready for harsh winter colds to blow in at any time before the spring truly beings. March can be notorious with its shifts in temperature. It’s not time to turn off your gas furnace and prepare it for summer hibernation quite yet.

In fact, this is a part of the year when you need to pay special attention to issues that might crop up in your gas furnace after so much hard work through the winter. We’re going to look into a specific issue that many people are surprised to learn can happen in a gas furnace: leaking water.

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We Will Be at the 2017 Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show March 2–5

February 23rd, 2017

fort-wayne-home-and-garden-show-logoOn Thursday through Friday of next week, Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning will be at the Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show. The show will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805). The hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can find us at booths #307 and #309. Go to the show’s official website for more visitor information.

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