Heat Pump vs. Furnace

December 20, 2018

Here at Custom Comfort Air, we’re happy to provide Houston and surrounding cities, not only with high-quality climate control systems and service but also with expert advice for homeowners trying to choose heating and cooling options. One question that item comes up is, “Should I put in a furnace or a heat pump?” Let’s take a look at the consideration that goes into making that particular choice. One-Way vs. Two-Way The first thing you must consider is the fact that a furnace is a one-way system, meaning that it can only warm your home; it can’t cool it. A heat pump, which uses outside air and an electric heating element to regulate temperature, can provide both cooling and warming. On the other hand, if your home is already equipped with air conditioning units, you might need only a one-way addition rather than a two-way, all-in-one solution. Climate Furnaces are better at coping with temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat pumps are weak below this cutoff, but their ability to cool you down make them an attractive choice for our part of Texas, where sub-40 temperatures are rare and heat is the big enemy. Costs A traditional gas-powered furnace will typically...

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff. Ask friends, neighbors...

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff. Ask friends, neighbors...

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