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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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Winter-proofing Your Home

When it comes to heating in Cottonwood Arizona, TDK Comfort Systems are the professionals you know and trust. We want all of our customers to stay comfortable throughout all seasons while also saving money. Here are a few easy tips to keep your home toasty and your wallet full this winter: Ditch the draft. Small air leaks are one of the leading causes of wasted heating energy. Door thresholds are a major source of lost hot air. If you can see air from outside coming in from underneath your door, you are losing heat. If your threshold has screws, you can use them to raise it up using a screwdriver. If not, you can buy a product designed to slide underneath your door or you can even use a rolled up towel. You are also going to want to replace any old, worn out weather stripping around your doors or windows.  Finally, use silicone caulk or insulation foam to seal any holes that lead to the outside of your home. Seal your windows and arcadia doors. You lose a lot of heat through your glass. Purchase a sealing film for a few dollars at Home Depot or Ace. The film will...

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How to Fix Your Home to Add Value

Whether you are living in a home that needs some fixing up, are looking to purchase a home that needs some work, or are already in the process of renovating a home, things can quickly become a little overwhelming. Rather than becoming caught up on a lot of costly repairs or updates that may or may not add value to the home, consider focusing on a few key areas that are proven to add value and entice buyers if that is your end goal: Paint it. Neutral paint like a light tan throughout the home, with a crisp white ceiling will make a home appealing to most and will lighten up a space. Make sure the appliances are new and up to date. A beautiful kitchen with an old black and white coil top stove can be a red flag for potential buyers and an eyesore for owners. Save money by painting cabinetry and replacing hardware, while also updating appliances. This also applies to HVAC units. If the heater and air conditioner are in good shape, just have them serviced and maintained by a trusted company like TDK Comfort Systems, the experts in all Cottonwood HVAC needs. Update floors, but...

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Common Sense Money Saving Tips for the Winter

Unfortunately, heating your home costs money. It doesn’t, however, need to cost an arm and a leg. It is possible to save some cash on your heating costs this winter. Bundle Up: The easiest, most effective way to keep your heating costs down is to turn down your heat. Just because it’s winter outside doesn’t mean it has to be summer inside. Turn the heat down and bundle up with thick socks and a heavy sweater. Invest in flannel sheets and a heavy comforter for nighttime. You’ll be just as cozy and your wallet fuller. Perform Regular Maintenance: In order to keep your car running smoothly, you perform regular maintenance. The same goes for your heating system. Contact us today for Chino Valley furnace service. Plug the Drafts: Escaping heat is a major money and energy waster. Fix drafty windows and doors using weatherstripping, caulk, or window insulation kits. All of these methods are easy and affordable. Don’t forget the entrances to your basement and attic. Closing the doors to unused rooms will also help keep the heat where it is being used. Get Baking: Take advantage of the heat created by your oven and do some holiday baking. If baking...

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An air conditioning buying guide

You may have been dreading this moment for the last few years, hoping your air conditioning would make it through just one more summer. Alas the time has come and it is time to shop for a new air conditioning system. Most people will only have to replace their air conditioning systems once or twice in a lifetime which means consumers often know very little about what to look for or what they really need. TDK is the Sedona AC company that residents in Sedona and the Verde Valley have trusted with their air conditioning needs for years. We are happy to help answer your questions and find you a system that is perfect for your unique needs. To get you started, here are a few of the main things to consider. SEER: SEER rates the energy efficiency of a unit and determines how much of your money it will take to run your unit. SEER calculations are based on several unique elements and so there is no standard scale to go by. A technician can help you determine the SEER of various systems and the long-term savings you can expect from each system. Single-stage vs. Multiple-stage: Most air conditioning...

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Which Heating System Is Right for Your Prescott Home?

Regardless of what type of heating system you have in your home right now, there’s a chance that there’s a better option out there. The energy efficient heat pumps and furnaces of today leave many to wonder, “Which heating system is right for my home?” This blog explores the differences, and the energy efficiency levels offered by each of the two most common heating systems. Take the time to familiarize yourself with both, and feel free to contact your Prescott heating repair experts with any additional questions you may have. Furnaces: Furnaces use an internal burner to create heat which is distributed through the vents in your home via the blower. The heat is created by the burning of a fuel source, typically gas or oil. Your location and the availability of fuel sources in your area will affect your decision to choose a gas or oil fired furnace, although gas furnaces are typically more efficient than oil-fired ones. Furnace efficiency is measured by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), which determines the amount of fuel that is actually converted into energy as compared to the amount lost as exhaust. Trane offers highly efficient furnaces with up to 96.7% AFUE. Heat...

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Benefits of Having Maintenance on Your Prescott Heating System

Can you believe fall is half over and Thanksgiving is already here? While the summer was especially hot, we are enjoying the relief of cool fall temperatures. In fact, many have already turned on their heating systems this season as low temperatures dropped to near freezing levels recently. Unfortunately, many homeowners have neglected to have routine maintenance services performed by a Prescott heating repair expert. While you may think it unnecessary, there are a number of great reasons to sign a maintenance agreement… It improves your indoor air quality. While you may not see them, there are millions of airborne particles circulating throughout your home. Since it has been many months since your furnace was in use, many of these particles have settled within your system. When you turn the heat on, these particles will be blown into your home and inhaled your family. We will clean your system during maintenance to ensure this doesn’t happen! It acts as a safety precaution. When using a heating system—especially one which uses gas as a fuel source—fire and carbon monoxide are always possible dangers. During maintenance, an HVAC professional will inspect your system to check for things such as over-fired burners and...

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Prescott HVAC Solutions Offer Fall Allergy Relief

To many, the autumn season means you can get outside and enjoy the more mild temperatures after a hot summer and active monsoon season. Unfortunately, many may be finding themselves trapped inside suffering from seasonal fall allergies as a result of the heat and above average precipitation of summer. Fall allergy season is typically mild for Arizona residents, but this year is proving to be more severe than usual. If you have fallen victim to the coughing, sneezing, and other discomforting symptoms, you may take comfort knowing that there are a few things you can do to remove allergens from your home, allowing you to rest easy at home. With the Prescott heating season not far ahead, now is the time to take action and clear the air in your space. Take a look at these great recommendations, and call TDK Comfort Systems for system and installation information at your convenience. Give Your Home a Thorough Cleaning When you open windows and doors, airborne irritants are allowed to enter your home, in addition to the particles which are accumulated inside such as dust and pet dander. When your HVAC system is in operation, these particles are stirred and circulate through...

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How to Prepare Your Prescott Home for Fall

Image As the summer heat begins to subside and the comfortable temperatures of fall arrive, you may find yourself able to get outside and enjoy it. Likewise, your AC repair Prescott contractor will become your trusted heating expert.  Unfortunately, transitioning to a new season means some general housekeeping tasks are in order. To prepare for the upcoming autumn season, take into consideration the following suggestions to ensure the safety and indoor comfort you will experience at home. Schedule Heating Maintenance Well-maintained heating systems are capable of operating at higher efficiency levels which means reduced and energy use and expense for you. Signing a planned maintenance agreement with your local Cottonwood AC contractor is a great way to ensure that your systems are properly cared for without the headache of remembering to schedule service. We’ll remind you! Change Those Filters! The filters in your heating system are there to catch unwanted airborne particles such as allergens and dust, and dirt and prevent them from being expelled into the air. When they become dirty, your system becomes clogged and air flow is reduced, resulting in reduced energy efficiency which costs you money. Buy a pack of filters, check them every month, and...

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3 Tips for Choosing a Trustworthy Chino Valley AC Company

The heat we’ve been experiencing this summer has been one for the record books. As a result of the extreme, triple-digit temperatures we’ve had this season, many in the Tri-City area been left in need of Chino Valley air conditioning repair, maintenance, and replacement services. When choosing a contractor, it is imperative that you find one that is both experienced and trustworthy. Unfortunately, not all contractors have the customer’s best interest in mind. It is important to consider the following when seeking a professional to service your HVAC equipment in order to prevent getting involved with a dishonorable contractor and having a negative (and costly) experience: Ask Friends & Family- Your friends and family are an honest source for locating a reliable contractor. Be sure to keep in mind that while they may have had a positive experience with a specific company, that doesn’t ensure that your experience will be equally as positive. The best advice is to do your research, which is our second tip! Do Your Research- After getting a few referrals from those you trust most, research the contractor online. By visiting their website, you can learn a lot about a company. For example, are they licensed,...

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