Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Air Conditioning Noises That Can Mean Trouble

June 11th, 2018

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As the summer weather gets underway, your home’s air conditioning system will begin to put in the heaviest work of the year. If you already had the AC professionally inspected and tuned up, it will be in excellent condition to handle the stress of another summer. But that doesn’t mean the AC is invincible! We recommend you pay attention to any odd behavior in the air conditioner that can give you an early warning of a malfunction. The sooner you have a repair done on the AC, the less time the malfunction has to affect other parts of the cooling system.

Strange Sounds Are Important Warning Signs

Higher bills, uneven cooling, and generally poor household comfort are common indications that something is wrong with a residential AC. But in this post, we’re focused on how unusual noises from your air conditioner can alert you to trouble.

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Why We Recommend Solar Attic Fans

May 28th, 2018

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When people hear about attic fans, they’re sometimes confused. After all, who spends much time up in the attic? It’s stuffy and gets far too hot!

But that the attic is too hot is the reason for having attic fans, as we’ll explain. And if you decide to have attic fans installed, the type we recommend is solar attic fans, and we’ll explain that as well.

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“Dirty Sock” Syndrome and Your Air Conditioning

May 14th, 2018

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The name “dirty sock syndrome” will give you a heads-up about why this isn’t something you want happening your home. If you instantly wrinkled your nose and imagined a damp, musty, moldy, thoroughly unpleasant odor—well, you’re right. When you’ve got dirty sock syndrome happening in your house, you can expect this unwelcoming smell to permeate throughout the rooms connected to the ventilation system.

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The Advantages of a Geothermal WaterFurnace Heat Pump for Your Home

April 30th, 2018

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Have you considered using geothermal power to heat and cool your home? If you have, you may be hesitant because you think it’s too expensive or you don’t have enough room for a geothermal system. And if you haven’t, it’s probably because in the back of your mind you have similar reservations: maybe geothermal just isn’t practical.

We’ve worked with geothermal for three decades, and we can tell you that geothermal is more accessible than you might think. In fact, we’d love to show you the possibilities of making the change from your current heating and cooling system to a geothermal WaterFurnace heat pump.

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Tips for Saving on Your Air Conditioning Bills This Year

April 16th, 2018

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Our summers are warm and sometimes extremely hot. But if you have a good central air conditioner in your house, you shouldn’t have trouble enjoying comfort through the hottest of days. This does mean a rise in your utility bills, since the compressor in the AC draws on a lot of electrical power. You may, however, be paying more than you should over the summer. We have some tips below to rein in those air conditioning bills.

Some of these tips for less costly air conditioning in Warsaw, IN, are tasks we can help you with. We’re glad to help you enjoy the best possible cooling—both in performance and money saving energy efficiency.

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April Is a Great Time for an AC Tune-Up

April 2nd, 2018

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In our last post, we took you through the steps of how to best prepare your air conditioning system in the spring so it will be able to handle the upcoming stress of summer with few problems. One of the steps—arguably the most important step—is to schedule an annual furnace tune-up with HVAC professionals.

April is the best time for this service—especially since we’re currently offering a special, good through April 30, on an AC tune-up. You can have your air conditioning given a thorough tune-up for only $89! Call our office in Warsaw, IN for air conditioning maintenance information, and we’ll get you set up for this vital service as soon as possible.

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Prepping Your HVAC System for Spring

March 19th, 2018

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The cold weather hasn’t fully loosened its grip on us yet—but this week is the first official week of spring, and that means it’s planning time. And not just for doing your taxes. This is when we recommend you start preparing your HVAC system for spring weather and the hot weather of summer coming right after it.

Here are a few steps to take so your HVAC system is ready to spring into spring:

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Considerations for a Big HVAC System Upgrade This Year

March 5th, 2018

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Spring is almost here. At least “officially,” since there’s no guarantee a cold snap won’t strike Indiana during April. But spring is still a time when people begin making plans for the middle of the year and the change in weather as we emerge from under the thumb of winter. The term “spring cleaning” now simply means all the planning that goes into the season. Part of that planning may be upgrading the HVAC system in your house.

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Winter Isn’t Done Yet! Watch for Furnace Issues

February 19th, 2018

woman-shivering-in-winterPast mid-February isn’t the end of winter, even with March around the corner. March is a notoriously unpredictable month—so much so people can’t even keep straight whether the saying is “March enters like a lamb and leaves like a lion” or “March enters like a lion and leaves like a lamb.”

So even with some occasionally warmer days popping up in the future, you shouldn’t let slide the care of your home’s furnace. If you think you need furnace repair in Plymouth, IN or elsewhere in our service area, don’t hesitate to call. You never know how much longer you need to your furnace working.

Here’s some of the warnings to look for that will tell you to call for our help to repair your furnace.

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What to Do If Your Heating System Fails

February 5th, 2018

man-keping-warmEMERGENCY! It’s a cold winter day or night in Indiana, and you have your furnace running. Or maybe a heat pump or boiler. Then suddenly—nothing. The heater stops working and a chill settles over your home. You might feel panic creeping up your spine, and who could blame you? This is one of those winter nightmares homeowners hope never happens to them.

There’s no reason to panic. There’s reason to be concerned, but if you take the right steps, you and your family should make it through all right and have the heating restored in no time.

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