Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Your Heating System’s Report Card

November 14th, 2022

Yep, you heard that right! Just because your heating system doesn’t go to school or take any tests, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t grade its performance every few months or years. Your heater provides a valuable service to your home and it’s important that it keeps doing so efficiently, otherwise you’ll be the one paying the consequences with your own money.

Does your heating system need to work perfectly? Of course not, but a furnace that’s barely functioning, or running with frequent repair needs and obnoxious noises is one that’s in dire need of furnace replacement in Warsaw, IN. We’re just trying to help customers figure out if they need maintenance, repairs, or a whole system replacement before their unit breaks down on the coldest day of the year.

Ready to get started? It might be helpful to pull up a notepad or a pen so you can take some notes to have with you when you grade your own heating system.

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What Might Be in Your Ducts?

October 17th, 2022

Air ducts are a spot in your home reserved for one thing only: air. That’s not just because they’re called “air ducts,” but because it relates to their sole function. Air ducts are supposed to bring cool, conditioned air in the summer (and heated air in the winter) throughout your home and deposit it into the rooms where you can feel it. Without air ducts, you’d simply sit in your uncomfortable room while your AC or heater churned out the temperatures you wanted but only in the area that it worked.

Air ducts are great, but the truth is that they don’t get nearly the attention they deserve. Sometimes they fall into disrepair (which we can help with), but even when they’re in relatively good shape, they’ll get covered in contaminants. Those contaminants can end up in your breathable air if you don’t hire a team for air duct cleaning service in Warsaw, IN.

Keep reading to find out more.

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3 Things to Avoid With Sub-Par Commercial HVAC

September 12th, 2022

Commercial air conditioning really matters. In fact, some might argue that it matters more than residential air conditioning. At least with a residential system, a full breakdown or faulty system is going to lead to a family or just a few people being uncomfortable. But with commercial air conditioning, a broken or malfunctioning air conditioner could be absolutely devastating to your bottom line. Customers might head to a different bakery or retail shop, and that split-second decision could lose you a patron for life.

Of course, most business owners understand this. If your place of work is too hot and uncomfortable, you’re likely already aware of this fact. That’s why we want to make sure we get across that our team has specific expertise when it comes to commercial AC repair in Warsaw, IN. If you need help with your industrial air conditioner, turn to us.

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Let’s Learn About the Compressor

August 8th, 2022

Compressors and air conditioners go hand in hand. The compressor is kind of like the engine of the system if you’re comparing your AC to a car. Without it, the air conditioner doesn’t really do much other than blow lukewarm air through the vents of your home. The compressor is the component that turns your air conditioner into an air conditioner, allowing it to actually cool the air that goes through the system. It’s so important that it warrants its own blog post.

Today, we’re going to talk about AC compressors in Warsaw, IN. We’ll talk about what they are, how they work, and why exactly a compressor problem is a big deal. Our hope is that after this blog post, you’ll be ready to invest in the right services to keep your system in good condition, or to replace an old system with a faulty compressor.

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4 Comfort Tips for the Hot Weather

July 11th, 2022

There’s one thing for certain if you’re reading this by the time it gets posted—it’s hot! We see some of the hottest weather of the year when we pass the Fourth of July, and we have yet to see some record-breaking heatwaves down the line. The nice part about this for many who are consistent readers of our blog is that their air conditioner is prepped and ready to protect them from the heat. An AC is always going to be able to keep you cool and comfortable when temperatures are way too high for comfort.

Well, for anyone who might be dealing with an AC that’s on its way out (but you don’t really have the budget to replace it yet), or for people who experience emergency AC failure, this blog post is for you. You could have a problem with your AC refrigerant in Warsaw, IN that only a professional can fix.

While we fix your AC, here’s what you can do in the meantime.

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3 Major Benefits to AC Maintenance

June 13th, 2022

We talk a lot about the importance of AC maintenance on this blog, but sometimes we can get lost in the weeds. An HVAC professional can focus so much on telling customers to invest in AC maintenance, that they can forget to talk about why it’s so important to schedule this kind of service. After all, for many customers, a quick online search is the only method of obtaining this kind of information, so we need to switch our focus and talk about three major benefits of maintenance.

When you think of AC maintenance in Columbia City, IN, you probably think of an unnecessary service—something that you can invest in if you want to feel good or pay for a pro to just “check things.” The truth is much more complicated.

Maintenance is a valuable service, and there are three specific things we’d like to mention today that make it totally worth it.

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Prioritize Your Air Conditioning Needs

May 9th, 2022

Have you ever read a self-help book or one of those step-by-step guides written by famous sports players or movie celebrities? There’s a lot of talk about priorities, and setting clear goals that are bound to make a measurable difference in your life. We’re not experts on life coaching, so we’re not going to tell people how to structure or organize their lives. But we are experts on HVAC technology, and we can give some tips that can help you organize the priorities of comfort!

That’s right, comfort is a priority, and we believe that customers should have access to cooling systems that keep them comfy and happy for a minimal cost. If you’re wondering how much care you should give to your air conditioning in Warsaw, IN, then this is the blog for you. Let’s prioritize your air conditioning needs point by point!

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5 Biases Homeowners Have When Buying a Heater

April 11th, 2022

So, your heater finally called it quits this year, and you’re looking to get a new one for next fall or winter. This is a great idea, since we will have to depend on them when temperatures cool down again. Now is the perfect time to do your research and plan ahead, since supply shortages are making it hard to immediately get your hands on a new system at an affordable price.

If you’re looking for HVAC contractors in Syracuse, IN to give you support, then we’re here for you. Our team specializes in the setup and complete installation of heating systems throughout the area. However, the decision doesn’t start with us, it starts with you!

This blog post will help you navigate the factual minefield of heating systems so you can choose the right one for your home without falling for any misconceptions or personal biases.

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How Expensive Should Heating Bills Be?

March 14th, 2022

This is a good question, and one that we will answer throughout this blog post. The truth is that we’re not going to give you a basic number for how much heating bills should cost, because the real number differs from customer to customer and home to home. A larger home will spend more money heating it than a smaller home, and homeowners with particular comfort preferences will need to spend more in order to keep things exactly how they want them.

However, there are a few things that can limit your heating bills and keep them around a simple, average amount. We’ll talk about both how to detect when your heating bill is too expensive and a few methods to limit those expenses. Services like heater maintenance in Plymouth, IN are proven to keep repair and heating bills low with our help.

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A Smoking Heater Is a Red Flag

February 14th, 2022

Have you ever heard the phrase “where there’s smoke, there’s fire?” Well, this phrase is almost always going to be true, since smoke is a direct product of fire. Our homes aren’t really heated by “fire” anymore, so we don’t deal with smoke problems indoors like we used to. Fires, especially residential fires, are a lot less common than they were in the old days.

However, we’re not out of the woods yet. The most common type of heating in Plymouth, IN is the gas furnace. They’re affordable, reliable, and they’re incredibly efficient. They heat your home using the heat that’s brought from the combustion of natural gas. Today, we’d like to talk about a situation that we hope you never encounter.

If there’s smoke coming from your furnace, then there’s likely something very serious going wrong. Let’s talk about why there might be smoke and what you can do about it.

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