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People Love Us On Yelp Award

Comfort Air is proud to announce that we have been chosen as a recipient of the “People Love Us on Yelp” award for 2016. We were chosen for this award after receiving so many high ratings from a long list of happy customers. We are so glad to be recognized for our efforts because our goal has always been to provide service you can rely on by experts you can trust. We are so thankful for our wonderful customers who have allowed us to serve them, and look forward to the privilege for many years to come. If you need HVAC repair or service, here’s one more reason to be sure that you can count on Comfort Air!

Here are just a few things our customers have to say about our service:

You guys are the best. I will continue to come to you for any heating or cooling needs I have, as you give it to me straight and don’t try to nickel and dime me. -Kelsey in Portland

Great service, on time, and very thorough job. Our monthly heating bill is now much lower.
-Scott in Vancouver

We are very satisfied with our heat pump and the excellent customer service! -Jill in Brush Prairie

We are a leading HVAC, air conditioning and heating company based in Vancouver, Washington and serving the Portland Metro Area. We are committed to providing “Better, Cleaner, Faster” service to a growing following of loyal satisfied customers by going the extra mile to best assist you. Whether you need maintenance of an existing unit or a new install, give us a call. We’d be glad to serve you.

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Furnace Maintenance Warning Signs

Although it’s very important, furnace maintenance is one of those around the house responsibilities that often goes ignored. If you notice that even though you have cranked up the thermostat your home is still chilly, it could be a sign that you need furnace repair. Also, if your furnace is making rumbling noises, and sounds possessed, this is another sign that you need to have a professional come out and diagnose the issue.

A furnace will only last about 15-20 years, and requires annual maintenance to make sure everything is in working order. This helps to ensure that your HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible and heating your home as it should.

Making sure air quality in your home is at an optimal level is a key to good health. If it’s been awhile since you’ve had furnace maintenance, or it you notice your heating bill is higher than usual, it would be a great idea to schedule an appointment with us. Higher heating bills can be a sign that your system is not functioning as well as it could be. Having it serviced annually will ensure that you get the most out of your HVAC system, and keep it running as efficiently as possible. Call us to make an appointment today!

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Four Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Many people don’t realize that due to modern living indoor air quality can sometimes be worse than the air we breathe outside. Even with all of the pollution that comes from CO2 emissions, it still doesn’t add up to the countless allergens and toxins that may be present in the air inside your home or office due to the use of chemical products, pet dander, VOCs from manufactured items and household cleaners to name a few. Besides changing your HVAC air filter on a regular basis, and making sure your air ducts are kept free of dust and mites with periodic cleanings, it’s smart to consider other ways to improve your indoor air quality as well.

Keep Floors Tidy
By using a vacuum with a HEPA filter you can suck up many toxins and allergens and also reduce concentrations of lead in your home. Using a microfiber mop is also a good idea because it picks up tiny particles that can be missed by traditional mops. Also, simply placing a floor mat at entrances can be a big help. You can go one step further by asking people to remove their shoes when entering your home so as to prevent outside pollutants from entering your home.

Get Some Ventilation
It’s important to keep the level of humidity in your home low so that moisture loving mold doesn’t have a chance to grow. Investing in and having an HRV, or Heat Recovery Ventilator, installed by Comfort Air not only helps to circulate air in your home with fresh air from outside, it also reduces humidity inside your home.

Use Fragrance Free Cleaning Products
Often times the fresh smelling fragrances found in cleaning products are a toxic combination of chemicals, and they can be harmful to your health if you’re exposed to them on a regular basis. People with asthma and other respiratory ailments should especially be aware of the type of fragrances they are exposed to on a regular basis, because often times they can be a codeword for volatile organic compound or VOC. Fragrance free cleaners and products work just as well but without the additional potentially hazardous chemicals.

Test For Radon
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is emitted from the natural decay of uranium found in most soils. It’s also radioactive and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, which is why it’s important to have your home tested. You can assess your home’s radon levels with a simple store bought kit. If you find your home has radon emission above acceptable levels, there are inexpensive ways to reduce it. The Environmental Protection Agency offers advice on their website on how to treat this issue.

Best Practices for Maintaining Your HVAC System

Making sure your homes HVAC systems are well maintained is critical to the lifespan and overall efficiency of your heating and cooling appliances.

Regularly check and change air filters

Air filters should be checked periodically, about once a month, for any dust build up. Depending on the amount of accumulated dust and dirt, you may need to replace your filter every 1-6 months. However, even if your filter can go months on end with no dramatic buildup of dust and dirt, it is not advisable to leave a filter unchanged for longer than a six month period.

Annual HVAC maintenance

Arguably one of the most important things you can do to maintain your HVAC system is to schedule an annual maintenance with your local HVAC specialist, like Comfort Air. Our certified HVAC specialist can fully inspect your systems for any irregularities and abnormalities and offer prompt service and recommendations for your systems unique requirements.

Comfort Air takes it one step further though with our Comfort Club Maintenance program. As a member, you are given at least one (1) maintenance visit every year, reduced diagnostic rates, and a 15 percent savings on all repairs!

If you are ever in need of quality, local HVAC services or simply have any questions regarding your homes heating and cooling needs, look no further than Comfort Air!

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Friendly and Reliable Heating Services in Vancouver, WA

This cold weather season, if you need friendly and reliable heating services in Vancouver, WA, then look no further than Comfort Air. We have a solid reputation for providing a wide array of HVAC services to keep your home warm and toasty for the winter.

We offer service plans to keep your HVAC system running in top notch order. Our Comfort Club Maintenance Plans feature a a complete system maintenance that covers all of the most important system checks to keep everything functioning at an optimal level.

In addition to one-time maintenance visits, we have 2 Comfort Club Maintenance Membership options, depending on your households needs. Qualified staff will work with your schedule to come out
and service your HVAC system at your convenience. Our annual plans also come with additional discounts and perks. It’s just our way of saying thank you to our valuable customers.

If you need heating services in Vancouver WA, or the surrounding Portland metro area, then you can count on Comfort Air. Give us a call today to set up your appointment.

The HVAC Company That is Here for You!

For over 30 years now, Comfort Air has prided itself in being able to answer any question or tackle any problem that our clients have with their HVAC systems. Today, Comfort Air uses our decades of experience to offer unparalleled service, quality and excellent customer care and support. Not only do we set out to fix our customers HVAC related problems, we work hard to ensure that our customers needs are continually met even after our initial business with them is concluded.

In order to achieve this goal, we encourage all of our clients to schedule annual maintenance checkups with us to ensure that their systems are operating within manufacturer specifications. We do this in an effort to save our clients the potential headache and financial burden of a costly repair that could have otherwise been avoided through regular system maintenance.

We also offer our clients the opportunity to save a tremendous amount of money on maintenance visits and HVAC repairs by signing up for the Comfort Club Maintenance program. This program allows all participants to expect at least one maintenance visit per year as well as a 15% reduction in all HVAC related repairs. When we say we are here to meet your needs, we mean it!

If you or someone you know is in need of quality, local, and experienced HVAC service, please do not hesitate to give Comfort Air a call today. We are here to serve you and your unique HVAC needs!

Conducting a Home Energy Audit

As we start approaching the winter months it is important to take note on the condition of your home’s heating systems before the day you need them the most. Conducting a home energy audit is a fantastic way to make sure your home is maintaining its heating efficiency without costing you any unnecessary money.
If you are looking to save energy and reduce your heating bill, there are several simple tasks you can perform on your own to test the efficiency of your home’s energy consumption:

  • Check for any air leaks or drafts within your home. These can typically be found where two different materials in your homes construction come together or where your walls meet the floor and ceiling. Try to seal these air leaks with the appropriate material if you can.
  • Check your home’s insulation. If your insulation is less than the recommend minimum thickness you can be looking at huge amounts of heat loss, resulting in a higher monthly energy bill.
  • Check all of your heating and cooling systems. Make sure they get serviced at least once a year and replace any filters as needed. It is also recommended to consider replacing your HVAC system for a more modern energy efficient one if your homes unit is over 15 years old.
  • Make sure to check your home’s lighting as well. Examine all light bulbs in your home and replace older less efficient bulbs with more modern high efficiency, energy saving bulbs.
  • Make note of all the appliances and electronics that are in use within your home and calculate their estimated energy use. You can try to reduce your energy use from appliances by unplugging chargers when they are not in use.   Use electronics and appliances no more than needed, or if possible replace the items with more efficient models.

By following the steps listed above and performing your own home energy audit, you can start to take back control of your home’s energy efficiency. If however you still feel lost or have questions regarding any of the steps outlined above, please feel free to give the Comfort Air team a call. We are happy to answer your home energy audit questions!

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Winter is Coming: Schedule Your Furnace Maintenance

Fall is one of the busiest seasons of the year, and scheduling a furnace maintenance is probably one of the last things on your mind, but keeping up with it can save you big bucks in the long run. Think of furnace maintenance like you would think of car maintenance. You wouldn’t expect your car to be in top shape if you hadn’t changed the oil in 5 years. It’s the same idea with a gas furnace or an electric furnace. They are mechanical systems with components that need to be inspected, cleaned and adjusted from time to time to ensure proper functioning. Simply following the manufacturer’s instructions to keep your HVAC system running in tip top shape and can prevent last minute emergency repairs, which almost always incur lofty service fees.

What are the benefits of annual furnace maintenance?

  • Prolong the life of your system by making sure each piece is in full working order
  • Save on energy costs by improving efficiency
  • May help to keep your warranty valid

In between maintenance, one good habit is to change the furnace filter every 3 months so as to insure proper filtration of dust and allergens that enter your home due to everyday living. Comfort air is licensed, bonded, and insured. We are the professionals you can rely on to help maintain your furnace so it functions at an optimal level. Give us a call today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance.

 

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The Value of Air Duct Cleaning

Home air duct cleaning is one of the best ways to keep your heating and cooling system working efficiently, as well as maintaining the quality of the air in your home. People who suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma will benefit from a duct cleaning as well as families with pets or who have had a recent remodel, especially if one has not been performed in your home in recent years.

Homes in the Vancouver, WA and Portland Metro areas will benefit from a duct cleaning about every 3-5 years, depending on the individual situation. A full service cleaning will improve indoor air quality by removing debris, dust, mold spores and pollen. Another plus to keeping up to date on air duct cleaning is that it supports the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by removing the debris that limits air flow and can cause damage to your furnace.

One thing to keep in mind is that there is a right way and a wrong way to go about cleaning your air ducts, which is why you will want to hire a reputable company who’s commitment to quality will yield the best results for you and your family. Comfort Air has been serving Vancouver, WA and the surrounding Portland Metro area for over 30 years, building a great reputation among its clients.

If you want to be sure that it will be done right, call Comfort Air today and make an appointment.

Providing the best in furnace repair in Vancouver, WA

With summer officially behind us, now is the time for residents of Vancouver, WA and the Portland Metro area to turn their attention towards the fall and winter months.  The days have already turned toward the colder, wet weather for which our area is so well known; but just because the weather is starting to get cooler doesn’t mean your home should!

Comfort Air has been providing furnace repair and installation services to our clients in Vancouver, WA and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. We have the experience and the technical know-how to ensure that your home not only stays nice and cozy this fall and winter, but that your home is heated evenly and efficiently.

If you feel your furnace has not been warming your house like it used to, or perhaps not heating your home at all, please give Comfort Air a call!  We’ll are always more than happy to send one of our trained technicians to perform a diagnostic analysis your heating system, and work with you on the most prudent course of action specific to your furnace repair needs.

If a furnace repair is what you need to get through the cold times ahead, look no further than Comfort Air!