Installation Services

When installing a new air conditioner system, it is essential to have it done correctly to ensure the system will run efficiently. Furthermore, a properly installed air conditioner will reduce any ongoing service and maintenance costs and increase your system’s longevity.

A professional AC installer can help you determine which system and which size is perfect for your home. You don’t want a system that is too small or one that is too large. The installer can also help you determine what type of ductwork would be best for your specific home.

Below is a list of air conditioners and what’s special about them:
  • It efficiently removes air micro-organisms, dust, and other elements found in your home.
  • It effectively has consistent clean airflow, which helps distribute cool air throughout your home.
  • It maintains and frees excess air humidity in all areas of your home, which overall helps lower the insects and parasites to keep your home cleaner.
  • It reduces the probability of Asthma Attacks, Dehydration, and Heat stroke.
  • It prevents your electronics from overheating, which helps lengthen your electronics life spans.
What to look for when choosing a high-efficiency air conditioner:
  • Knowing the size of your living space at your home can reduce your energy bill for whether a smaller or larger air conditioner best suits you.
  • Considering your air conditioner cooling capacity, which is measured in BTUs. A smaller space is often preferred for a lower level of BTUs, whereas a larger space is recommended for higher-level BTUs.
  • No matter what air conditioner you decide on, you can count on us to help you make a decision that is right for you.

Heat pumps have many advantages, such as
  • Two-in-one functionality: Heat pumps can be used for cooling and heating.
  • You are in control of your comfort: A heat pump provides you with the ability to easily control and maintain your indoor climate to your specific comfort levels.
  • Heat pumps are convenient and safe: A heat pump allows you to switch from heating to cooling automatically in an instant with the push of a button. A heat pump can heat or cool down a room with ease within minutes. Once the room reaches your preferred temperature, the heat pump will maintain that temperature for as long as you require it.
  • Heat pumps are highly energy-efficient and eco-friendly. They don’t burn anything, so there are no carbon emissions and minimal electricity consumption.
  • Heat pumps are one of the most cost-effective forms of heating.
  • Heat pumps are safe: Unlike gas heat or wood burners, there are no flames or hot surfaces to worry about.
  • Heat pumps can add value to your home: A warm, comfortable environment with the benefit of air conditioning will always be a plus to a home buyer.

Licensed technicians should carry out heat pump installations. All Home Comfort Inc. technicians are licensed and have clean background checks so you can have complete peace of mind.

Furthermore, we also work with you to ensure that your installation goes off without a hitch and is a smooth (and even enjoyable) experience for you.

If you would like assistance in financing your new system, reach out to us today to learn more about our financing options.

All the Home Comfort Inc. installers are licensed and have clean background checks so you can have complete peace of mind. Furthermore, we also work with you to ensure that your ductless installation goes off without a hitch and is a smooth (and even enjoyable) experience for you. If you would like assistance in financing your new system, reach out to us today to learn more about our financing options.

Due to the work required to install a geothermal system properly, this is not a Do-It-Yourself job. Experienced technicians and specialized tools are needed for this type of work. The “closed-loop” variation is the most common type of geothermal system people get installed. This is done by trenching your ground and installing high-density polyethylene pipes that are then are buried between 4 – 6 feet deep. These pipes are filled with an environmentally friendly antifreeze/water solution which works as a heat exchanger. This enables the system to heat in winter by bringing warmth in and cool in summer by removing the house’s heat back into the ground. The air is delivered throughout the house via ductwork, similar to conventional systems. The air handler (the box you will see with the coil and fan) consists of a large blower and a filter, just like air conditioners. It’s important to note that while most geothermal systems are automatically covered under homeowner’s insurance, you should contact your insurance provider and make sure it is covered. You should also inform your provider in writing that you have a new system to ensure it is added to your policy. If you would like an estimate or want to move forward with installing a geothermal heating and cooling system then give us a call or contact us below.

Repair Services

One of the worst feelings is waking up cold in the middle of a winter night. Here are some of the most common problems to watch out for when dealing with furnaces.

  • If your furnace is not producing any heat, check whether the circuit breaker or fuse has tripped. If it has, recommend having a trained technician evaluate the system before it is reset to ensure it is safe.
  • If the furnace works, but is not producing enough heat, check that the air filter is clean and that the filter is clean and in good condition. If it is not, replace the filter as soon as possible.
  • Are you experiencing a noisy furnace? While some sounds associated with furnaces are normal, hearing a rumbling, rattling, or squeaking sound could signal that repairs may be in order. If you are unsure, fill out the form below to contact us and schedule a technician to come take a look.
  • Proper airflow is key to the operation of your furnace. Ensure all of the registers are open; sometimes registers get bumped or shut without you knowing or noticing.
  • Make sure the power is on! Most furnaces have a power switch to turn the power on or off. Check to make sure your switch was not bumped and turned off accidentally. Broom handles, golf clubs, and the likes, are often the culprits.
  • Finally, make sure the thermostat is set to “Heat”, and the temperature is set higher than the room temperature. We have seen this more times than you may think.

If none of the above have helped you determining your furnace’s reason for malfunction, fill out the form below or give us a call to set up a technician appointment: (971) 260-9553.

No matter what problems you may encounter, it is helpful to know what type of furnace you have, the furnace’s age, and the last time it was serviced.

Here are some of the most common reasons your ductless mini-split system needs to be repaired:

  • If you adjust the controls, the system fails to respond: Try replacing your batteries in the remote. If this doesn’t solve the problem, it is time to call a technician to inspect your system.
  • If you notice a reduction in cooling, it could indicate a refrigerant leak. If you have a leak, the air will feel as if it is recirculating, similar to a fan, rather than cooling. If you notice this, call a technician right away to come and take a look at your system.
  • If you hear odd noises, such as rumbling, rattling, or squeaking, Your HVAC system may require repairs. It is always best to call a technician if you are unsure what is causing the noise.
  • If you notice an iced-over outdoor unit, it is time to call a technician right away! It is common to see a thin layer of frost on the outdoor unit during winters, but your ductless system should be running a defrost cycle to rid itself of this frost. If your defrost cycle is not working correctly, ice-buildup and blockage may occur. It is vital to contact a licensed technician right away to help prevent an entire system breakdown if it does.

One of the nice things about Boilers is that they rarely require repairs. When they do, you will likely encounter one of these common types listed below:

  • No heat
    If you notice that your boiler is not outputting heat, a myriad of causes could be to blame. The best solution, in this case, is to schedule an appointment with a qualified technician to determine the root cause of the problem and suggest repairs to be carried out to get your system back up and running as soon as possible.
  • Kettling
    Kettling is a common problem in hot water boilers, specifically in areas with hard water. Kettling refers to water minerals forming deposits in the heating elements of your boiler. If you notice an uncharacteristically loud banging or a rumbling sound coming from your boiler, call a technician as soon as possible. Time is of the essence with this type of problem to ensure that it can be repaired and help prevent you from purchasing a new boiler.
  • Leaking and Dripping
    While boilers are truly resilient to issues, one of the most common ones people experience is leaking. If the boiler itself is leaking, it is time to replace it as the tank has likely started to corrode. If you notice a leak coming from the pump or the pressure relief valve, it may still be able to be prepared. To determine the cause of the leak and any repairs that need to be completed, schedule an appointment with a certified technician.
  • Pilot troubles
    If you have trouble with your pilot light (for example, if the pilot light is not starting), the best thing to do is calling a technician to come out and diagnose the nature of the problem.

Geothermal heating and cooling systems have become very popular due to their reliability and efficiency. To take advantage of these units’ long lifespan and peak efficiency, regular maintenance, and occasional repairs will have to be done.

Below are some of the most common issues you may experience with your Geothermal Heating unit:
  • Heat Pump Failure or Issues
    You may encounter issues with the compressor, the fan, or anti-freeze leaks.
  • Scale Build-Up
    Get your water tested to determine whether you have hard water (very mineralized water); you may encounter some scale build-up and problems if you do.
  • Ground Loop Leak
    While this is the most extensive repair/problem you may encounter, a certified technician will be able to repair your leak and get your system back to working order.

Maintenance Services

Servicing your furnace on an annual basis ensures that your system runs at peak efficiency. Regular servicing helps identify problems while small and fix them before they become larger and more expensive to repair. In the long run, it may save you over the life of your furnace.

It is essential to know that most manufacturers require annual maintenance to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty.

Regular air conditioner maintenance doesn’t just keep your system clean and mitigate more significant problems, and it also helps extend its longevity.

One of the easiest and fastest maintenance tasks is most often overlooked: filters. Check and replace your filters regularly!

Regular maintenance checklist:
  • Regularly check and replace your filters. If you are unsure which filters and which size you need, you can always reach out to us for assistance.
  • Check around the air conditioner for any leaking water.
  • Smell your air conditioner and be aware of smokey or burning smells from it. If that occurs, contact us and a technician will discuss options.
  • Listen to your air conditioner and note any vibrations or unusual noises. If you notice any, call a technician right away.
Monthly maintenance checklist:
  • You should do a visual inspection of your outside unit to ensure that the area around the air conditioner is clean and free of debris.
  • Remove any dirt, leaves, and other debris to help your system run smoothly and efficiently.

If at any time you would like a second opinion or want maintenance handled for you. Just give us a call or fill out the form below.

Regular maintenance can help extend your heat pump’s longevity and keep repair costs low. Below are a few maintenance tips for your unit:
  • Check your air filters monthly. Clean or replace them as needed.
  • Keep the outdoor unit clear of snow, ice, and debris. This includes the top, sides, bottom, and around the heat pump.
  • Keep shrubs and trees pruned back at least 18 inches from all sides of the heat pump to allow for proper airflow and servicing. (move up one paragraph).
  • Keep the outdoor coils clean. If they require cleaning, use a household cleaner that is safe on aluminum and hose them down lightly. Make sure to turn the breaker to the heat pump off first.
  • Schedule a technician to flush the indoor condensate pan and drain in the Spring before using the air conditioning. This is extremely important if the unit is above or in a finished living area. A trained service technician should only complete this.
  • Fan motors may need to be lubricated by a service technician
  • Schedule a technician to inspect and/or clean your heat pump at least once a year.

Contact us via the form below, or give us a call to schedule your maintenance appointment: (971) 260-9553

All HVAC units will benefit from regular maintenance. One of the first tell-tale signs that your unit may be overdue for maintenance is a higher than usual energy consumption.

Whether your higher energy consumption is due to bad equipment, clogged air filters, or failing parts, we will work hard to determine the cause and help you maintain your HVAC unit and prolong its lifespan.

Regularly scheduled services will aid in maintaining pristine condition.

As with all HVAC systems, proper maintenance will increase the longevity of your systems. You don’t always need to have a technician perform every maintenance; here are a few daily, monthly, and periodic maintenance items you can perform yourself:

Daily maintenance checklist:
  • Check around the boiler for any leaking water
  • Clear any obstructions around the boiler
  • Double-check temperature and any pressure readings to ensure they are within an appropriate range.
  • If you have a display on your boiler, check for service or error codes – if you see any, note them down and schedule an appointment with a technician to repair the boiler.
  • Listen to your boiler and note any vibrations or unusual noises. If you notice any, call a technician right away.
Monthly maintenance checklist:
  • Take a look at the combustion air piping, gas vent, relief valve pipe, and boiler relief valve for signs of leakage, blockage, obstruction, or deterioration.
  • If you have a condensing boiler, take time to check the drain line, PVC fittings, drain systems, and the drain trap for any blockage.
Periodic maintenance checklist:
  • Check the hydronic piping for any signs of leaks.
  • If possible, check the burner flame. If the flame looks unusual, call a technician to investigate potential causes.
  • Call a technician to have your low water cutoff tested to ensure it is working properly. You went to ensure that the water levels inside do not dip below manufacturer-recommended levels.

If at any time you would like a second opinion or want maintenance handled for you. Just give us a call or fill out the form below.

Geothermal HVAC systems offer several benefits when compared to conventional AC units. Typically they are long-lasting and lower maintenance costs. While it does require less maintenance, it is still essential to get the system regularly serviced. As with conventional units, your Geothermal Heating unit will show signs when it is time to make a maintenance call. Here are some of the most common symptoms: Improper Heating and Cooling – this could be a sign that the filter may need to be replaced. Higher Energy Bills – as geothermal systems are known to be very energy efficient, you should schedule a maintenance appointment if you notice a noticeably higher than usual electricity bill. Humidity Problems – a failing geothermal system will be unable to dehumidify your home. Rattling Sounds – while your geothermal heating system may emit a slight noise similar in loudness to other appliances, you should schedule maintenance if your system is emitting a loud rattling or grinding sound. As with any heating and cooling system proper maintenance and regular service calls will allow your system to run smoothly for a long time.

Replacement Services

Deciding if, and when, you should upgrade your furnace is a big decision. To make sure you understand your options, we offer free energy audits. We will share our findings and review options to help you make the best possible choice for repair, maintenance or replacement of your existing furnace.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a heat pump’s average lifespan is between 10 to 15 years. It’s possible to get more life out of your heat pump once you pass 15 years, but you should start making replacement plans before then.

Besides age, performance will also tell you whether it is time to start thinking about replacing your current heat pump. If your unit requires frequent repairs and you find that your heating and cooling bills are higher than usual, it may be time to consider a replacement, especially if your current unit is ten years old or older.

Another tip-off is efficiency. If you find some rooms to be more comfortable than others, it may mean that your unit is struggling to do its job. Heat pumps also tend to become quite noisy in their later years, alerting you that their days may be numbered.

The cost of replacing your heat pump can vary, depending on the unit’s size, efficiency, and installation cost. Installation cost being a significant part of the expense.

If you think your heat pump may be due for a replacement or just want a professional opinion, schedule a service and ask for an assessment of the unit’s remaining life. Fill in the form below, or call us today: (971) 260-9553

The average lifespan of a ductless air conditioner is 12 to 15 years. Over time your HVAC system will start to lose efficiency. While in more recently installed units, a high energy consumption usually signals a need for maintenance or repair, in older units, it can mean that it’s time for a replacement.

To help you decide between maintenance or replacement, we offer free energy audits to understand your system and its problems more deeply.

Boilers are pretty reliable and resistant to issues, allowing repairs to be carried out quickly. However, every once in a while, you may still experience an equipment failure which will necessitate a boiler replacement.

Below are some of the most common signs that your boiler may need to be replaced:
  • Age of your boiler Cast Iron boilers have a lifespan of 20 – 30 years – possibly longer with proper care and regular maintenance; condensing boilers have a lifespan of approximately 15 years. If your boiler is reaching the expected end of its lifespan, ensure that you keep up with regular maintenance to expand your boiler’s lifespan.
  • Energy expenses As your boiler ages, you will notice an increase in utility bills as its efficiency begins to drop. If you see an unusual increase in costs, it may be time to replace your boiler.
  • Service Calls Typically, your boiler will have regular maintenance calls and the occasional repair call. Still, if you start noticing frequent needs and problems, it may be time to discuss replacing your boiler.
  • Home comfortability Suppose you start noticing that different areas of the house seem to have vastly different temperatures. In that case, you should schedule a technician to come and determine whether your boiler needs to be replaced.

Geothermal heating systems are well-known for their longevity and, despite the higher upfront cost, continued to be a favorite for customers. However, even with a long lifespan, you may come upon a time where you have to think about replacing your geothermal system. The good news about replacing your geothermal system is that when it comes time to replace a component, you can do this in sections rather than the entire system at once. By far, the most extensive replacement would be the ground loop replacement. But fear not, if your system is already installed and all the trenches built, having your ground loop replaced is faster (and cheaper) than an original installation would be. To learn more about the system’s replacement and chat about potential repair options, give us a call today!

Other Services

When it comes to furnaces, filters are often overlooked. They are one of (if not the) most important part of a well-running system. A clean filter can not only keep your air quality high and you and your family healthy, but it can also help keep your furnace operating efficiently.

Have you ever experienced eye irritation, sneezing, dizziness, or respiratory problems? People suffering from allergies are often affected by poor indoor quality. Changing your furnace filter regularly will help prevent dust, dirt, mold spores, bacteria, and allergens from building up inside your home.

Another reason for changing your furnace filter regularly is reduced energy costs! Yes, a new filter can save you money! A furnace with a new filter doesn’t have to work as hard, therefore saving energy and money.

If the filter is dirty, the system will have to work much harder, which can lead to problems, including overheating. An overheating furnace can cause serious damage and result in you having to replace your furnace entirely! Keep up with your filter replacements, and save money, time, and energy.

Mold, dust, allergens, and spores are nasty creatures that live and breed in the world all around us. Nature has a brilliant way of neutralizing these little buggers through rain, wind, and ultraviolet rays. Since the invention of the home, we have effectively kept out nature’s self-cleaning service. Because of this, the air in our homes becomes contaminated and can even make you and your family sick.

Home Comfort Inc.’s state-of-the-art Duct cleaning system and our filter replacement service can help make your home the healthy place you expect it to be. A healthy system runs more efficiently and will provide you with long-lasting comfort for many years. Contact your Home Comfort Inc. Specialist today to schedule your HVAC System service.

Did you know that “The average house collects 40 pounds of dust each year” – Discover Magazine

Some Steps to Consider Before Having An Air Duct Cleaning Service Is Being Handled Are:
  • Make sure all air vents are unblocked and accessible prior to your appointment.
  • We use a negative pressure system to clean your HVAC system but it’s never a bad idea to cover your furniture with covers prior to cleaning.

Rest assured during your service that we will follow all NADAC’s (National Air Duct Cleaning Association) air duct cleaning standards.

Give us a call today to schedule your duct cleaning or if you want more information on this service: (971) 260-9553.

It’s a pretty scary statement but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air quality among the top five public health concerns. Between smoke, dust, vapors, and cleaning products, indoor air pollution is commonly two to five times more concentrated than outdoors. Because we spend 90% of our time indoors, managing air quality is essential to good health. Good air quality means good airflow, keeping air clean, and reducing sources of pollution. – Oregon Environmental Council

The first step in protecting yourself is knowledge which can be gained with a comprehensive indoor air quality audit. During your audit, we will measure your home’s contamination levels, flow rates and inspect your Heating Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment for signs of bacteria, mold, and other potentially harmful contaminants. In short, your audit is the fastest and easiest way to determine the current condition of the air quality in your home. From there, we can work with you to find a plan to clean and remove the harmful bacteria and particles in your HVAC systems and get you breathing safely in your home.

Give us a call today to learn more about audits or to schedule your audit: (971) 260-9553