Category: hvac

What Are the Best Ways to Heat a Garage?

Heating a garage is often necessary for homeowners who use this space for workshops, hobbies, projects or extra living space. Of course, there are both pros and cons to heating a garage. With the number of options available, finding the best way to heat a garage involves a little research and a lot of factoring in the details of your situation. Today, our boiler repair experts share a few basic things you might want to consider when heating a garage.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Assess Your Heating NeedsDetermine how difficult it is to heat up your garage space. Consider the size of your garage and how warm you need it to be. Check your garage insulation to measure how much heating output you’ll need. Heat output is measured in BTUs or British Thermal Units. Insulate Your GarageAccording to heater repair experts, you don’t want all of your warm air to seep out through cracks. Even if you have insulated walls, consider insulating doors and either finishing or insulating an open-rafter ceiling. You can add additional protection from heat loss easily and cheaply by using plastic shrink film to cover any windows in the garage.Heating OptionsForced Air Heating – It blows hot air into a space to heat it. It’s less expensive than some other duct systems and fairly efficient in terms of power consumption versus output.Convection Heating – This warms air by passing it over a heated coil and then pushes it out with a fan. With natural airflow, it forces hot air to flow up and cool air to flow down, which creates an ambient temperature.Ductless Heating – Also known as mini-split heating systems, they consist of two components: an outdoor condenser or compressor and an air handling unit indoors. As the name indicates, it does not need ductwork to be installed nor does it need to connect to existing duct systems.Portable Space Heater – It can warm only a limited space but can be very effective in small garages.Count on Air Comfort, Inc. to provide you with a wide selection of heating solutions. We have more than five decades of experience serving homeowners with quality HVAC service, workmanship and customer care. We also offer repair of boiler and heater control systems. Call our professional HVAC technicians at (330) 434-8107 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in and around Akron, OH.

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How to Recognize and Avoid Common Residential HVAC Scams

Heating and cooling is undeniably important to homes and homeowners everywhere. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous contractors out there that capitalize off this fact. In this article, HVAC control systems specialist Air Comfort, Inc. talks about the most common HVAC scams and shares how homeowners can avoid falling victim to these fraudulent schemes. Continue reading “How to Recognize and Avoid Common Residential HVAC Scams”

When to Schedule & How to Prepare for an HVAC Service Visit

Your HVAC system works day in and day out to keep your home comfortable all year ’round. Needless to say, keeping your HVAC unit in optimal condition should be a top priority if you want to ensure everyday comfort in your home. When your heating or cooling units start to malfunction or begin to show signs of inefficiency, it’s time to call your go-to HVAC control systems specialist. Better yet, it’s time to schedule regular maintenance appointments to prevent major HVAC issues from happening in the first place. Continue reading “When to Schedule & How to Prepare for an HVAC Service Visit”

How to Achieve a Well-Maintained, Winter-Ready Furnace in Your Home

One of the most important things you need to prioritize doing before winter arrives is making sure that your furnace will be able to do its job during the colder months ahead. Preparation is key in many situations, and maintaining a warm home throughout the winter is no exception. Here are a few things that are essential to keeping your furnace up and running at all times, from heater repair and installation expert Air Comfort, Inc.

3 Ways Your HVAC System Could Be Making Your Allergies Worse

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 26 million people in the U.S. have asthma. Out of this figure, about 60% have allergic asthma, making it the most common type of asthma. Common triggers are pollen and pet dander, but did you know that your HVAC system could be exacerbating your symptoms as well? Here’s how: