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Top Ten Most Common AC Issues

An air conditioner runs 24/7 for months at a time, and even with regular maintenance and high-quality care, sometimes your AC may fall into disrepair. For the most part, air conditioner disrepair is a very quick fix for the expert technicians at Fahrhall as it usually comes down to one of the top ten most […]

Why Does My AC Smell Musty

One of the most noticeable and inconvenient signs that your air conditioner could need repair or maintenance is the presence of an unpleasant smell. Unpleasant smells from air conditioners are virtually impossible to ignore and are extremely frustrating. Fortunately, usually, a musty smell from an air conditioner is easy to fix, sometimes it can even […]

Air Conditioner Safety Tips

Air conditioners have become an essential part of Windsor homes during the summer months. By protecting homeowners from extreme heat and humidity, they’re sometimes seen as a safety staple in the summer. While air conditioners do keep us safe from the heat, when treated poorly, they can become unsafe themselves. Take a look at our […]

Air Conditioner Key Components You Should Know

Most homeowners in Windsor own an air conditioner, but many of them don’t understand how it works or which part is which. If your air conditioner experiences disrepair and you need to communicate something to an AC technician, it can be very helpful to know the basic parts of the system. Here are some of […]

Save on an AC Maintenance Plan

It’s no secret that owning, maintaining, and repairing an air conditioner can be costly, however, it’s also necessary if you wish to keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer. Fortunately, a great way to save money on air conditioner maintenance, repair, and even replacement parts is investing in an AC maintenance plan with […]

Ideal Thermostat Settings for Summer

Everyone has an ideal temperature that they like to keep their thermostat programmed to during the summer. Some homeowners love a crisp, cool house and like to keep their AC pumping, while others enjoy a warmer home during the summer and keep their AC at a minimum. However, have you ever wondered which temperature is […]

Ways To Diminish Summer Allergies

When most people think of seasonal allergies, they think of springtime. Unfortunately, millions of Canadians also suffer from allergies in the summer. Ragweed, pollen, and grass are all outdoor allergens that can affect you both outside and in the house, which is why it’s important to do everything you can to keep your home a […]

The Benefits Of A Lennox Air Conditioner

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, the number of options available can be overwhelming. While issues like size, features, and energy efficiency can be easily decided on, how do you know you’re investing in the right brand? At Fahrhall, one of our favourite air conditioner manufacturers is Lennox, learn more about […]

Most Common Summer AC Issues

It can be a real pain to experience issues with your air conditioner while trying to battle the heat of the summer. Unfortunately, summer air conditioner problems are not uncommon in Windsor homes, however, if your air conditioner is well-maintained and cared-for, often these issues can be very easily resolved. If your air conditioner is […]

Air Conditioner Headaches And How To Prevent Them

When it’s extremely hot, sweaty, and sticky outside, there’s no wonder why so many Canadians love to pump up their air conditioner to the max during the summer months. While the cool, conditioned air can feel absolutely luxurious, it’s not uncommon that you may experience an air conditioner headache, putting a real damper on your […]

Tips For Saving Money On Air Conditioning

Sometimes keeping your home cool in the summer can feel like a catch-22. Your home isn’t comfortable without AC, but running AC all summer long can be costly. If you, like many Canadians, need your air conditioner running in the summer to feel comfortable but wish to save money on energy costs, here are a […]

Signs It’s Time To Call For AC Repair

During the hot summer months, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home happy and healthy. One of the worst things that can happen during the dog days of summer is for your air conditioner to break down, leaving you with large repair or replacement costs. A great way to ensure that your […]

Why You Should Schedule AC Maintenance In The Spring

With spring here and summer approaching very quickly, so many Canadian homeowners are getting ready to turn on their air conditioning for the season. This year, to ensure that your air conditioner works its best all summer long, the experts at Fahrhall recommend that you schedule your annual preventive maintenance now. Why? Because there are […]

Replace Your Furnace and Air Conditioner Together This Year

The summer has ended and fall is in full swing, leading many homeowners to consider the quality of their home comfort systems. If your air conditioner barely made it through the summer, and your furnace is looking past its prime as well, it might be time to replace both systems together. Furnaces and air conditioners […]

Should I Use An Air Conditioner Cover?

As autumn approaches, many Canadians are getting ready to say farewell to their central air conditioning until next year. You may have been told that as a responsible homeowner, you should cover your air conditioner for the winter to protect it from the elements, but when it comes to taking care of your outdoor unit, […]

Is My AC Cooling Setting Too Low?

Some people do really enjoy a brisk and cool home; as it can be comfortable to step into a chilly house after being outside in the summer heat. Personal preferences aside, keeping your home too cool during the summer months can be financially taxing, and can actually affect the quality of your air conditioning system […]

Why Is My AC Tripping The Breaker?

When you’re in the middle of the summer and the heat is unbearable, the last thing you need is to have an air conditioner that works sometimes and not others. There are a number of reasons why an air conditioner may be switching off without warning, one of which could be that your AC is […]

Will UV Light Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Whether you’re someone who struggles with allergies and asthma, or you’re looking for ways to keep dust from piling up in your home, or perhaps you’re someone who simply wants to have the best indoor air quality possible, you may have considered ways of improving your home’s air quality beyond just your furnace filter. While […]

The Best Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner: Spring vs. Summer

As the temperatures steadily increase with every passing day, homeowners across the country are turning on their cooling systems just to realize that they need to be replaced. Although sometimes you’ll miss the warning signs that your air conditioner is on its last legs and need to replace it in a pinch, there is an […]

Why You Should Keep Your Pet Away from Your Air Conditioning Unit

Many homeowners aren’t aware that their pets could be severely damaging their HVAC systems. The acids in the urine of your pet are highly corrosive, and many dogs are highly territorial, leading them to urinate on areas around your home, including your air conditioning unit.

Air Conditioner Prep for the Warmer Weather

Now that we’ve had a taste of the warmer weather, many of us are anxiously awaiting the summer sun. We want all of our customers’ cooling systems to be ready for the impending heat, so we’ve put together a list of air conditioner prep pointers to help you ensure your system won’t leave you hanging.

Understanding Fahrhall’s Furnace Protection Plans

Having a functioning furnace is a necessity for Canadian homeowners, especially during the fall and winter. Fahrhall offers three levels of protection plans, Bronze, Silver Plus, and Gold Plus, to ensure your heating system is well maintained and operating properly. Here is everything you need to know about these system saving plans.

What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Freezes

If your air conditioner freezes or you notice it starting to ice up, the first thing you need to do is shut the unit off immediately. Allowing your air conditioner to continue running while it is frozen can cause serious, sometimes irreparable, damage to your unit. If your AC does freeze up, you’ll most likely […]

Does Your Air Conditioner Use R22 Refrigerant?

The HVAC industry, like many others, is constantly adapting to be as environmentally conscious as possible. R22, more commonly known as Freon, is a chemical refrigerant used in air conditioners that was found to be a major cause of ozone depletion and phased out of the industry. As of January 1, 2020, you can no […]

How to Reset Your Air Conditioner

There might be times you need to reset your air conditioner. Most often, this will be required if there’s been a power outage, and the air conditioner was tripped and shut off. In order to get the cool air flowing again, you’ll likely need to reset it.

Save on a New Air Conditioner with our Summer Promotion

If your air conditioner was installed before 2010, it’s time to start thinking about an upgrade.

Can I Replace the AC Myself?

There are a lot of DIY projects that homeowners can safely undertake, but air conditioner replacement is definitely not one of them. Not only do you need specialized tools and extensive training to remove and replace the AC, installing a cooling system yourself could void any manufacturer warranty.

Pro Tip: Replace Air Conditioner Before Summer

Before the hot weather arrives for good, make sure your AC system is up to the task of keeping you and your family cool and comfortable all summer long. It’s always best to proactively replace your air conditioner, rather than waiting for it to break down.

Difference Between a Ductless and Central AC

When considering AC installation, there are two different systems that you could use: ductless or central AC. Both have their benefits and deciding which one is best for your home will depend on a number of factors.

Purchase An AC Protection Plan Online

You can save money on air conditioner repair and maintenance with an AC protection plan. Coverage is good for a year and comes with a number of benefits including:

When Should I Schedule AC Maintenance?

It’s important to have your air conditioner professionally inspected every year by a reputable HVAC company. While it’s nice to have AC maintenance done in the spring before using the air conditioner for the first time, you should know that waiting until later in the summer is ok too!

Rake in the Savings with our Daikin Fall Promotion!

There’s no better time to upgrade your home comfort system than with the return of our Daikin Fall Promotion. Take your comfort to a new level this autumn and SAVE BIG at the same time!

Frequently Asked Questions About a Broken Air Conditioner

When the air conditioner breaks, it can cause frustration for homeowners, especially if the system shuts down during a heatwave. If you’re a panicked homeowner looking for answers about your broken air conditioner, here are some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received over the phone and online.

Prepare Your AC for Colder Weather

While it’s important to schedule annual furnace maintenance, don’t forget about winterizing your AC unit. It’s essential to prepare it for colder weather.

Fahrhall Donated A Furnace & AC to Border City Boxing Club!

With the support of our community partners, we were able to facilitate the installation of a brand new high-efficiency, industry leading furnace and air-conditioner for the Border City Boxing Club & Family Fitness Centre so people can enjoy world class workouts all year round in total comfort.

What Is the Best SEER Rating for a New AC?

One of the most important factors affecting an air conditioner’s cost and performance is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). You’re probably thinking—what is the ideal SEER rating for your new AC?

Tips to Extend AC Lifespan

An air conditioner can generally be expected to last between 10 and 15 years, but there are some important things you can do to extend AC lifespan.

Maintenance Plan vs. Manufacturer Warranty: Which is Best?

Investing in a new home comfort system is a decision that requires careful research and consultation with a heating and cooling specialist, but what is the best way to protect your investment for years to come?

Everything You Need to Know About Buying a New AC

Thinking about upgrading to a new air conditioner? Navigating your way through the buying process can be complicated—and with all the different options and terminology—homeowners can easily become overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve put together a useful guide to help make buying a new AC simple and easy!

Four Reasons to Schedule AC Maintenance Before Summer

The official start of summer is less than a month away, but is your air conditioner ready to take on the heat? Nothing is more frustrating on a hot summer day than a malfunctioning or underperforming AC and scheduling routine maintenance will help you avoid this scenario while also giving you other major benefits.

Best Air Conditioning Repair Company in Windsor-Essex County

Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists is proud to be the premier air conditioning repair company in Windsor-Essex County and the first call for many area homeowners when they’re having AC trouble. To become the foremost HVAC company in the area, we only hire the best technicians and always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Air Conditioner Maintenance to Get Ready for Summer

Spring is in the air, so that means it’s time to make sure your AC is ready to take on the warm weather ahead. From scheduling air conditioner maintenance to upgrading your thermostat, there are a number of tasks you can do to get your AC ready!

Upgrade Your Cooling System and Finance a New Air Conditioner

Upgrading a home’s cooling system is a financial investment and sometimes homeowners haven’t budgeted for the expense of AC replacement. You can still benefit from a new air conditioner even if you can’t afford to pay for the new system up front with Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists and Snap Home Finance.

Take Care of Your Air Conditioner with a Protection Plan

Many area homeowners are taking advantage of manufacturer discounts and promotions to upgrade their cooling system before the summer. Having an upgraded AC system can increase home comfort and efficiency, but it’s also important to take care of your new air conditioner with a protection plan.

Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split in Your Home

If you’re looking to upgrade your cooling system, remember that you’re not restricted to using a central air conditioning system. There are other options available and an increasingly popular system is the ductless mini-split.

Stay Cool this Summer with an AC Tune-Up

The first day of spring has arrived and that means warm weather is on the way! This is the perfect opportunity to beat the rush and get your house ready for the summer season. Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists wants to keep you cool and comfortable by scheduling your AC tune-up today.

Time for Winter AC Maintenance!

Air conditioning season is officially over. Soon the leaves are going to change and the temperature is going to drop and, before you know it, we’ll be in the snowy, frigid season of winter. The harsh winter weather can damage your outdoor AC unit, so ensure that your compressor is properly secured with our winter […]

NOW is the Time for AC and Furnace Replacement with our Daikin Fall Promo!

In just a few weeks, the leaves will start to change colours, pumpkin spice will take over everywhere and furnaces will start up all over the region. Make sure you’re ready and schedule your air conditioner and furnace replacement NOW to take advantage of our Daikin Fall Promo! Between September 1, 2017 and November 30, […]

Causes and Signs of HVAC Mould

Mould can be extremely dangerous to your health. According to Health Canada1, exposure to indoor mould is associated with an increase in chronic wheezing, and associations have been found between a home’s dampness and the risk of developing asthma. To ensure the health of everyone in your home, make sure you know the causes and […]

Solar Powered Air Conditioning? We Can Install That!

Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular as more products enter the market that are solar powered. While there is a lot of press about solar cars, did you know that you can keep your home cool and comfortable with solar powered air conditioning?

Before Calling for Air Conditioning Repair, Try These Tips to Improve AC Airflow

Is your air conditioner working, but not quite as powerful as you think it should be? Often, to improve AC airflow, there are a few DIY tasks you can do before calling for air conditioning repair.

AC Problems: Condensate Drain Issues

After a summer of heavy usage, there’s a good chance that now is the time that something will go wrong with your cooling system. We find that at this time of year, we often respond to AC service calls that could’ve been prevented with a little maintenance on an air conditioner’s condensate drain.

Why Do I Get Air Conditioner Headaches?

It’s a strange but real occurrence—you turn on the air conditioner to escape the hot summer heat, but instead of being cool and comfortable, you end up with a splitting headache. While only a minority of people suffer from air conditioner headaches, they could be a signal that there is something wrong with your cooling […]

Don’t Forget to Maintain a Clean Air Conditioner Filter!

How much do we depend on our air conditioners throughout the long, hot summer months? A lot. However, many homeowners don’t consider the value of their air conditioner filter and how much your system depends on it for good functionality.

What to do About Frozen AC Coils

When an air conditioner unexpectedly turns off and you can’t get it to work again, the culprit is often frozen AC coils. There are usually subtle signs that your air conditioner is frozen, and if ignored will lead to a total system shutdown and potentially irreversible damage to the compressor.

Keep Your Home Allergy Free this Spring!

All around the region, flowers are blooming and the buzz of spring is in the air. While most people are excited about the warm air, gentle breeze and freshly sprouted foliage, some dread this time of year because of allergies. For those that suffer from watery, itchy eyes and stuffy noses, springtime presents a challenge […]

Benefits of Hiring a Pro for Air Conditioning Service this Summer

It’s the time of year when you feel extremely busy with everything going on in your life. Between work and planning summer vacation, the last thing you want to think about is dealing with a broken air conditioner. You may consider trying to fix it yourself with a DIY article available online—but the benefits of […]

Beat the Rush—Book Your Air Conditioning Maintenance NOW!

April is always a strange time of year in our area. One day you may be out and about in shorts, and the next morning you pull out the parka for a snowstorm! Luckily for us, we’re inching our way to warmer weather. Make sure your cooling system is ready for the sweltering season ahead […]

Heating & Cooling Replacement Made Easy with Daikin and Fahrhall!

It’s that time of year again, when the temperatures are fluctuating up and down and we’re anxiously waiting for spring. It’s also the perfect time to upgrade your home comfort system with a heating and cooling replacement while saving BIG with our Daikin Spring Promotion!

Book Your Furnace Repair Before Winter Strikes

As we gear up for winter, we start to organize our home inside and out. However, don’t forget to prepare the most significant part of your home that keeps your family comfortable in the chilly winter months ­– your furnace. Be sure to invest in furnace repair this season so you’re not left in the […]

The Benefits of Hiring a Pro

If you’re having issues with your furnace or your air conditioner, chances are you’ve thought about cutting costs and installing or servicing the unit yourself. This may seem simple at first, but there are many benefits of hiring a pro that will end up saving you more money in the long run.

Your Fall Furnace and Air Conditioner Checklist

Fall is a time for preparation. In the industry, we call it a shoulder season because while you may still use both your heating and cooling system, neither is necessarily in constant need.

Save Up To $3,400 With Our Daikin Fall Promotion!

Winter is coming… But not just yet! Yes it’s true, the summer is starting to really feel like it’s coming to a close. It’s getting darker much earlier and the nights are cooler than they were just a week ago! To gear up for the long, cold winter season, Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists are pleased […]

As Summer Ends, Evaluate the Condition of your AC!

The summer season is coming to a close, making way for our long autumn and winter seasons. The warm weather has been great, and getting to cool off in our homes after a long day in the sun was exactly what we needed these months to relax a little bit. But while we’ve given ourselves […]

Maintain a Healthy Home with Clean Indoor Air

We’re called Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists for a reason. We’re not just about heating or cooling, we’re concerned with building a personalized comfort system that offers you a relaxing and healthy home with clean indoor air.

My Air Conditioner is Leaking Water

Air conditioner leaks can be alarming to see, especially if you don’t quite understand what’s causing them. They can actually be a result of some pretty common issues within your unit, and a professional can fix them right up for you! Today we’ll outline some of the reasons for a leaking water through an air […]

Put Your Mind At Ease With Fahrhall Protection Plans

Your home is what you’ve invested most in, intending it to be the place you can always rely on to be comfortable. With Fahrhall Protection Plans your (HVAC) furnace, air conditioner and other home systems play a huge role in ensuring everything feels just right when you step inside. The very last thing you want […]

Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air? Here’s Why:

Coming home after a long, hot day in the summer to a warm home is the last thing any of us want. Upon investigation, you notice that it’s your air conditioner blowing hot air throughout your home. But why, and how can it be fixed? Check Your Thermostat If your thermostat is on the wrong […]

Summer Air Conditioner Preparation

It’s finally summertime, and many people haven’t started up their air conditioners yet this year. If you fall into this category, don’t fret! You can still do the necessary air conditioner preparation that’s required before you start up your unit, and we’ve compiled some tips that you can do to your air conditioner so that […]

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