Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist for Your Chino Valley Home

TDK Comfort Systems is the company for air conditioner repair Chino Valley residents trust for all their air conditioner needs. Although we offer fast, reliable, and affordable AC repair 24 hours a day, we also recognize that no one wants to have to use emergency air conditioning repair services, especially when the Arizona heat is in full force. The best way to prevent expensive and inconvenient repairs is through regular seasonal maintenance. When you schedule your seasonal maintenance visit with TDK Comfort, we send one of our technicians to perform an extensive check-up of your unit, including: 1. The capacitors – bad capacitors are one of the leading causes of equipment failure. Having them checked and replaced before the burnout is one of the most effective ways to save an emergency call. 2. The unit disconnect – a worn out or over-heated disconnect can blow fuses and is dangerous. Having it tested makes sure it is safe and operational. 3. The condenser coil – a dirty condenser coil raises the refrigerant pressure and increases your electric bill. It can also cause your HVAC equipment to clog and quit working. Your service visit may also include a condenser cleaning. 4. The...

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5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

AC units, heat pumps and furnaces seem so self-sufficient. It’s an illusion. They need some simple, regularly AC maintenance. Routine inspection of your cooling system by a professional -based technician is important to help extend the life of your AC unit. But between visits, you can properly care for your system by doing the following: Keep It Clean Do these simple cleaning tasks to extend the life of your AC unit: clean the evaporator coil annually, replace filters at least every two months, whisk a wire brush through the drain channels, and check window seals for leaks. Contact for more tips or assistance! Give Your AC Unit Some Down Time Please avoid running your AC all day. It is tempting on a sweltering day, but it is better to install a programmable thermostat or use a timer to cool your home before you get home from work. This is more efficient and does not overwork your system. There is no need to blow your AC while you are away. You are only going to keep your houseplants cool and refreshed. Don’t Crank It Way Down Do you like your home a chilly, brisk 72 degrees? Then it is not a...

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Why Does My AC Unit Freeze Up?

It’s a bizarre sight: your air conditioner is a frozen block of ice, and it’s the right in the middle of scorching summer in . It’s also when you need it the most, which is frustrating and stressful. After all, how can something freeze if it’s cranking continuously in high temperatures? This is a sign that something is not quite right since a frozen AC unit is not the norm. This issue should be addressed immediately. Your cooling system could be having a number of issues. Though it appears that the entire equipment is frozen solid, most likely only the evaporator coil has frozen, where its airflow is restricted somehow. If this is true, then no air will move through the system and the coil can freeze. Also, if the refrigerant is leaking, the AC unit’s evaporator coil pressure can drop, which causes condensation in the air to freeze and accumulate. This may require the AC repair expertise of a qualified technician, but there are a few things to try yourself first. Turn off the unit at the thermostat, but don’t increase the temperature. Check the vent filters to see if they are clogged, restricting air flow. Those filthy filters...

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Why Tune-Up Your AC?

Summers here average in the steamy mid-90s. Ouch. When the summer temperatures rise in Chino Valley, it’s important that your cooling system is working optimally. It’s proven that regular tune-ups of your AC unit will maintain it right near its original, working efficiency. With fewer repairs and maintenance work needed, you will recover your annual tune-up costs almost instantly. Regularly scheduled AC tune-ups can also prevent major air conditioning breakdowns. Through inspections, your thorough AC technician can prevent a compressor from burning out by repairing a refrigerant leak. Much like an automobile tune-up, it’s much more affordable to replace or fix a small part than to replace a major system component later. Neglecting regular maintenance, which includes tune-ups, can void your product warranty. Many AC units come with a limited warranty from the manufacturer and require you to keep your AC maintained by a certified technician. If your warranty is broken, you may have difficulty obtaining replacement parts. Please check with a Chino Valley cooling and heating company like TDK Comfort Systems for more details A regularly tuned AC unit lasts longer than one that isn’t. Regular maintenance leads to fewer repairs while neglecting proper AC maintenance can reduce its...

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How to Choose an AC Company

We’re all looking for the best deal when it comes to air conditioning whether it be in AC installation, AC repair or AC maintenance. In Chino Valley, there are a lot of options for air conditioning companies. Many of those options, though, are real stinkers. They won’t provide you with the great service and quality products that a truly top tier air conditioning company like TDK Comfort Systems will. But what’s there to look for in a good air conditioning company? The sheer amount of things to think about when choosing a company can be overwhelming but here are a few pieces of information to consider. One thing to examine is whether or not their staff is well versed in product knowledge. You want to know exactly what type of products you’re getting when you buy an AC unit or furnace, so you’re going to need a company with an understanding of their inventory. Here at TDK Comfort Systems, we train all our staff to know our air conditioning units and furnaces like the back of their hands so that when you have a question, we have the answer. You should think about an AC company’s customer service. A company...

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5 Summer Prep Tips for AC

and our team of HVAC professionals is committed to serving the people of . If your home has an HVAC system, you know it has the potential to cost you a lot of money. There are simple, common-sense ways you can make sure your AC will keep you and your family cool this summer without racking up massive electric bills. 1) Make sure your HVAC system is cooling at its maximum efficiency. Look at the overall condition of your wiring. Check to make sure the condenser’s refrigerant connections and evaporator are in good condition. One thing you can do to measure if your AC is working at its best is to compare the temperature of the air blowing out of the vent to the temperature of the air flowing back to the return air vent. Ideally, there should be a difference of around 15 to 18 degrees between the two. A larger difference could be a sign of a clogged air filter; a smaller difference could indicate you’re low on Freon. 2) Check your air filter every 30 to 60 days, depending on how often the system is in use. This is the equivalent of checking your car’s oil on...

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Replace or Repair the Decision is not Always Final

When living in sunny  Arizona one does not always stop to  think about the upkeep and repair of furnaces.   Fortunately there is a family owned business that has been able to help in this area.  TDK Comfort Systems Inc. has been in the heating repair service in Cottonwood, AZ for over 16 years. Offering repair work, maintenance plans and installation of new units to the local area. Keeping the furnace in tip top shape can sometimes feel like a hopeless task yet one of the simplest things to do is to simply change the dirty filter. Not checking your filter monthly and cleaning or changing it is one of the biggest causes of furnace breakdown.  If the furnace is not working properly, that should be the first thing that you check.  Leaving a dirty filter in can cause permanent damage to the furnace resulting in costly repairs or even having to replace the entire furnace.   TDK Comfort Systems has monthly maintenance programs specifically tailored to fit not only your budget but your needs. We also have extensive experience in both installing new systems and retrofitting your older system. If you are finally thinking about building your dream home, we are...

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Outstanding And Evolving Heating Repair Service In Cottonwood Arizona

Comfort Systems Inc. offers a unique heating repair service in the Cottonwood, Arizona area for homeowners and businesses. A family based corporation, our company has established a needed niche in the heating industry, eagerly taking on the challenges of repairing and maintaining newer heating technologies such as radiant floor or baseboard heating, both as part of a new construction project or as one phase of a remodeling or retrofitting plan. Geothermal heat pumps are another specialty of our staff, providing sometimes hard to find expertise in the assessment and repair of any problems a home or business owner may encounter with this green technology, taking advantage of the intrinsic heat deep within the earth to keep today’s homes cozy and comfortable. Solar hot water heating is another possibility we offer as you look to upgrading as you consider your heating service repair options. We have assembled a superlative staff of highly trained HVAC consultants for your heating repair needs in the Tri-City area. Our team includes experienced installers, some with drafting and architectural backgrounds, strong design skills and industry specific certifications such as those indicating NATE (North American Technician Excellence) and from BPI (Building Performance Institute). Not constrained by conventional...

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Repair Or Replace? We Can Help

If you’re looking for heating repair service, Cottonwood Arizona boasts one of the best companies in the State ! Yes, that’s us, Comfort Systems Inc. Did you know that the average American family spends around $2000 a year in fuel bills? If you are on a tight budget, that represents a lot of money. Imagine being able to take a nice percentage of that out of your annual spending. That would make things easier all around, wouldn’t it? If you have an older HVAC system, you are literally burning money. New systems have Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratings (SEER) that older systems simply don’t have. That means that new systems are very miserly with the amount of fuel they use, saving you big bucks over the years. Of course, it may be that you have maintained your HVAC well during its life, and if it’s less than ten years old (if you’re a heavy user) or fifteen years old (if you’re a lighter user) then it could still give you good service – even up to twenty years more. However, realistically, older systems do cost more to run, and they are much less reliable. Repairs and replacement parts are going to...

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