Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Is Your Air Conditioner Hard Starting? We Have the Cure

June 24th, 2019

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You’re probably familiar with a car that’s hard starting. Think of a winter day when it takes a few tries for the motor in your vehicle to finally turn over, making a real struggle to get the “juice” it needs to come to life.

The same problem can occur in a central air conditioning system. A powerful motor runs the compressor that’s at the heart of the AC. Sometimes, this motor will have trouble getting started because it’s not drawing enough voltage or it can’t overcome resistance. The same way you don’t want a car to hard start, you don’t want an AC to hard start either. It means too much stress put on the compressor motor and may eventually lead to this vital part of the system burning out. Replacing a compressor is expensive, and often it’s better to put in a completely new AC system (new outdoor condenser and indoor evaporator coil) than get a new compressor.

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Get Your Commercial HVAC System Checked Before Summer

June 10th, 2019

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The first official day of summer is coming up soon, and the hot weather is beginning starting to settle in. If you have already arranged a maintenance check for your home’s air conditioning system with Collier’s, that’s fantastic. But if you also own and operate a business in Northern Indiana, have you made the same arrangements for its air conditioning system? If you haven’t, you can rely on our team at Collier’s to take care of this as well for you. We are proud to provide service for commercial HVAC in Syracuse, IN!

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Changing the AC’s Air Filter—Some Tips

May 27th, 2019

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In our last post, we went over a few steps to take before your air conditioning system in Fort Wayne, IN gets down to the serious work of handling the summer heat. One of the most important of those steps is changing the HVAC air filter for a clean one. A clogged filter causes a slew of problems, from increases in utility bills to a drop in airflow through the ventilation system. It can even cause the AC to trip a circuit breaker.

But we only spent a paragraph on the air filter in that post. Here, we’d like to go into greater detail and offer some tips for the proper care of the air filter.

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Before You First Turn on the AC …

May 13th, 2019

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The warm weather is on its way! Soon, you’ll be turning on your home’s central air conditioning system and keep it running for a few hours (at least) during the day.

But wait—before you adjust the thermostat to activate the air conditioner, there are a few steps to do and checks to make. We recommend you do them at least a few weeks before you anticipate when you’ll start using the AC. You may need to schedule air conditioning repair in Plymouth, IN before the season starts, and now is a good time to find out if you do!

Follow the steps below to help your air conditioner have the best possible start to the summer.

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New HVAC Installation Time? Consider Zone Control!

April 29th, 2019

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Spring and early summer is the best time to arrange for big HVAC services in Plymouth, IN, such as installing a new air conditioner. Contractors’ have less packed schedules at this time and can easily arrange for a consultation and convenient appointment to have the installation done.

Since you have a bit more time to think about how you want to upgrade your HVAC system with a new installation, here’s something we recommend considering: zone control.

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Sign Up for Our HomeSavers Club This Spring!

April 15th, 2019

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When it comes to HVAC Services in Columbia City, IN, Collier’s is the trusted company and has been for more than three decades. Among the many reasons that homeowners turn to us to take care of their heating and cooling is because of our HomeSavers Club. This maintenance program packages the regular inspections and tune-ups an HVAC system needs with extra benefits. Customers receive tremendous value from membership, starting with reliable heating and cooling systems that don’t waste money when they run.

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Heating Services for the End of Winter

April 1st, 2019

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Winter is technically over now that it’s the first week of April. But winter isn’t really over until the weather outside says it is, and we can expect cool temperatures and a few cold days ahead before the spring starts to steadily warm up. As you get ready for the change in seasons, take some time to see if you need any heater service in Columbia City, IN. This may sound a bit strange, but trust us that a few precautions are worthwhile when it comes to your future heating needs.

Below are a few services you might need to schedule for your heating before the cold weather goes on vacation for the middle of the year.

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Why Your Furnace Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker

March 18th, 2019

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This time of year can be a troublesome one for home heating systems like furnaces. The major cold weather is almost over, but furnaces have run for so many months that they’re more likely to encounter trouble at this point. We can’t emphasize this enough: no matter when you notice trouble with your furnace, or how deep into spring you notice it, always schedule furnace repair in Plymouth, IN right away. Delaying on repairs or letting them wait until fall can mean a worse repair—or a furnace that breaks down right when you need it.

We’re going to look at a specific furnace problem you might run into this time of year, and it’s one you shouldn’t ignore—when the furnace causes a circuit breaker to trip when it comes. Please don’t keep resetting your breaker if this problem is happening! Something is overloading the circuit and it needs to be dealt with.

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How Serious Is Your Boiler Breakdown?

March 4th, 2019

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A boiler is a great way to enjoy indoor comfort on even the coldest days. But when a boiler stops working—well, it’s just as miserable as when any other home heater stops working. Your first instinct may be to call for heating repair in Syracuse, IN from our HVAC professionals. That’s a great instinct to have because it’s much better and safer than trying to fix the boiler yourself or allowing an amateur to take a run at it.

However, it’s always a good idea to make a few checks on the system that don’t involve using tools or anything extreme. A boiler may have stopped working for a simple reason you can remedy. Before you call for a technician, here are a few things to consider to see if you have a serious boiler breakdown.

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There’s a Burning Odor From My Furnace—What’s Wrong?

February 18th, 2019

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We understand that any burning odor in a house is a concern. If your electric or gas furnace starts to give off some type of acrid odors (electric, plastic, gunpowder), you’ll want to know what’s going on and if it’s dangerous.

The good news is that the majority of burning odors from a furnace don’t present immediate dangers to your household health. However, they can mean the furnace is on the verge of failure. When you’re worried about furnace odors, shut the system off and then call our technicians for heating repair in Bluffton, IN and elsewhere in North Central Indiana.

We’ve listed some of the reasons you may smell burning odors from your furnace.

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