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The Benefits of Professional Carrier Air Conditioning Installation and Repair

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Air Conditioning and Heating Contractors Blog | 0 comments

Air Conditioning Installation in Barrie, ON

One of the worst things that can happen to you during a hot summer is to have your home’s AC unit break down. When temperatures go up, the first thing you’ll want to do is to make sure your AC unit is in great working order to get you through the hottest days and nights ahead. However, before you try to take on the work yourself, it’s important to know the benefits of professional air conditioning installation and repair for your Carrier units. Air Conditioning Service- A benefit of professional air conditioning installation and repair is that the person working on your unit will be a professionally trained and licensed technician. These experienced workers know how to correctly maintain your Carrier unit and can tell if your unit needs maintenance, repair, or replacement. Servicing your Carrier AC unit professionally once every 8-12 months will ensure that it is always working at its peak performance, allowing it to run efficiently and effectively to maintain your home’s comfort. Air Conditioning Installation- Although air conditioning installation may look easy, there is a lot to be said about having a professional install your unit. Since AC units are themselves quite costly, ensuring that they are installed correctly the first time, adhering to all safety precautions, is paramount to your home’s comfort system. Proper professional air conditioning installation not only ensures that your unit will be in top working order, but also significantly decreases the possibility of fires, electrical problems, or other hazards related to your HVAC system. Air Conditioning Expertise- Nothing is more valuable than knowledge and experience. That is why having your Carrier AC unit installed and repaired by a professional also means that you are relying on their vast training to install your unit correctly. By having a professional use their skills to install your unit, you will save yourself time, money, and eliminate hazards related to your HVAC systems. For professional air conditioning installation & repair in Barrie, ON and the rest of the GTA, contact us at Southern Comfort HVAC. We are available 24 hours a day to serve...

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HVAC Companies: The Importance of Customer Service

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Air Conditioning and Heating Contractors Blog | 0 comments

HVAC in Barrie, ON

No matter what company you’re dealing with, one of the most important things you should look for is one that prides itself on excellent customer service. HVAC companies are no exception to this. When dealing with your home’s heating and cooling systems, you want to work with a company that not only provides great technical service, but also excellent customer service. Customer service should always be proactive. Your HVAC technician should always walk into your home and acknowledge you and speak with you about the problems you’re having with your home’s comfort systems. They should be ready and willing to answer any and all of your questions, as well as take the time to explain to you what they will be doing to your heating & cooling systems. Reliability is also key for customer service. Choose an HVAC company that provides consistent customer service throughout their service calls to you. The last thing you want is to have multiple calls from HVAC technicians and have completely different experiences with each one. Make sure your HVAC company is up-to-date on current industry trends and knowledge. A company that consistently has their technicians up-to-date on HVAC training is one that will be able to provide you with only the best information when it comes to your home’s comfort systems. They will also be able to answer all of your questions and provide you with solid advice regarding HVAC products. Never settle for a company that is not willing to go the extra mile for you. Choose an HVAC company that puts customer service first and provides excellent repair and maintenance services. If you live in the Barrie, ON area, give us at Southern Comfort HVAC a try. We are proud of our excellent customer service and promise to strive to exceed your expectations on every service...

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When Is It Time to Replace your Carrier Air Conditioners?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Air Conditioning and Heating Contractors Blog | 0 comments

Air Conditioners in Barrie, ON

The last thing you want to do in a hot Canadian summer is to be left without the comfort of working air conditioners. When your units start to fail, you’re faced with a decision: should you try to repair your existing air conditioners or have them replaced? Carrier air conditioners are known for the reliability and durability; however, they will eventually need to be repaired or replaced, particularly if the warranty period has passed. Most of the time, a simple replacement part will suffice in getting your Carrier air conditioner to work again; however, if you’re wondering if it is time to replace your units, take these three things into consideration: The Efficiency of your Carrier Air Conditioner- Your current air conditioner is only as efficient as it was at the time of its manufacture. That means if your air conditioners are 25 years old, chances are they are not nearly as efficient as units on the market today. A newer model can save you significant amounts on your utility bill and will be better for the environment. Your Carrier Air Conditioner’s Age- Carrier air conditioners can last 20+ years and have warranties to match. However, the general life expectancy for any given air conditioning unit is about 8 to 12 years. Realistically if your air conditioner is 10 years or older, it is time to seriously consider a replacement or upgrade, since as air conditioners continue to age, they are more likely to suffer breakdowns or other problems. The Condition of Your Carrier Air Conditioner- Honestly ask yourself what the condition of your air conditioner is. Carrier is a reputable company that builds reliable units and has excellent warranties; however, if your unit is past its lifespan or experiencing problems beyond the scope of the warranty, it is time to consider a replacement. Replacing a faulty unit with a new Carrier model is the way to go to save you money and increase comfort inside your home.   If you are interested in learning more about air conditioners, contact us today at Southern Comfort HVAC in Barrie, ON. We can make sure your home stays at the perfect cool temperature all summer long!...

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A Guide to Carrier Air Conditioners

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Air Conditioning and Heating Contractors Blog | 0 comments

Choosing the right brand of air conditioners can be daunting, especially when there are so many well-known brands on the market. Carrier is a reputable air conditioner brand sold in North America. The Carrier brand is well known amongst customers for creating air conditioners that are both reliable and durable. If you are currently in the market for a new A/C, Carrier air conditioners would be a great addition to your home’s cooling system. Features- There are eight varieties of Carrier air conditioners available in three categories: Elite Series, Merit Series, and the Dave Carrier Signature Collection. Six of the eight units (the other two found in the Merit Series) are EnergyStar rated and range from 14 SEER to 20.5 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio), which can save you hundreds of dollars each year compared to older air conditioners. Types- Carrier offers nine packaged (sometimes referred to as dual-pack) units, which are installed outside of the home. Benefits- Founded in 1895 by Dave Carrier, Carrier carries the most products with the Good Housekeeping Seal. This seal gives an additional 2-year limited warranty in addition to the Carrier warranty. Warranty- The Carrier warranty comes standard on all air conditioners. Units in the Signature Collection have a 10-year warranty on parts, a 10-year warranty on the compressor, and a limited lifetime or 20-year warranty on the heat exchanger. Units in the Elite Series have a 5-year warranty on parts, 10-year warranty for the compressor, and a limited lifetime or 20-year warranty on the heat exchanger. The Merit Series units have 5-year warranties on both parts and compressor, and a 20-year warranty on the heat exchanger. Service Plans- Carrier offers a Complete Care Plus extended service plan for any air conditioners after the standard manufactured warranty has expired. There is also an option for an extended warranty to supplement the basic warranty, which extends the warranties of the Elite and Merit Series units an additional 5 to 10 years. If you are interested in learning more about Carrier air conditioners, contact us today at Southern Comfort HVAC in Barrie,...

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Our New Website is live!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Air Conditioning and Heating Contractors Blog | 0 comments

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We’ve been working on a new site for the last month, and we’re pleased to say it’s finally live! What do you think of it? Got any comments or feedback? Please let us know by posting a message...

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