Comfort24-7 provides heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services for Chicagoland, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. As a factory authorized dealer for Bryant and Carrier, our technicians are not only well-trained in the technical aspects of repair, maintenance and installation of equipment but in evaluating your needs and recommending appropriate products that suit both your site and budget. Our local contractors serve your community.
What Does Being a Factory Authorized Dealer Mean?
Being a factory authorized dealer requires technical training, knowledge of industry standards and commitment to our customers.
- Technicians are certified in core competencies and specialties by North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the industry standard for technician certification in the U.S.
- All staff undergoes training at Bryant and Carrier to learn best business practices and the technical aspects of servicing and installing equipment.
- Each dealer and contractor has all licenses, permits and insurance as required by local, state or federal regulations.
- Technicians have Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications to handle refrigerants.
- We stand by our work with a 100 percent guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the product or our work we will repair the equipment or refund the purchase price within two years of installation.
- We offer authorized Carrier and Bryant warranties as well as our own Comfort Guarantee.
- Technicians attend ongoing training to keep up-to-date with new equipment and technology.
- We use only factory authorized parts whenever possible, ensuring the highest quality products for your equipment.
Bryant and Carrier Home Comfort Products
Both Bryant and Carrier offer a range of heating, cooling and indoor air quality products for residential and commercial needs. Today’s emphasis on energy conservation demands that products not only meet, but exceed, federal guidelines for energy efficiency. Equipment that carries Energy Star ratings are in the top 25 percent of energy efficient products on the market. With heating and cooling costs accounting for almost half of all home energy use, it pays to look for energy saving products.
Several rating systems indicate the energy efficiency of an appliance. Air conditioners and heat pumps must have a minimum Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 13. The higher the number, the greater the efficiency and the less energy required to operate the product. Bryant and Carrier offer products with SEER ratings of 20 or more.
Gas and oil furnaces display the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating, which expresses a ratio of the percentage of fuel used versus the percentage wasted when heating a building. The higher the number, the less energy loss. An AFUE of 90 means that 90 percent of the fuel is used and 10 percent is lost, mostly to vents. Carrier offers furnaces with AFUE ratings greater than 98 percent and Bryant with ratings up to 96 percent, far exceeding the federal requirement of 78 percent.
Central Air Conditioners
The most popular type of air conditioner installed is the ducted forced-air split system. A compressor is located outside and the furnace, evaporator coils and blowers are inside. Air is blown through ducts to provide conditioned air to all rooms on the system. Many split systems now include heat pumps.
Both Carrier and Bryant offer Hybrid Heat split systems that use a heat pump for cooling and pairs the heat pump with a furnace for heating. Depending on the climate where you live, heat pumps may provide adequate heating without a furnace or with a lower efficiency furnace. During the summer months, heat pumps with variable-speed compressors work in tandem with variable-speed furnace blowers to reduce humidity and provide cool air.
In colder climates, heat pumps are used with high efficiency furnaces. Technologically advanced systems select the most cost-effective fuel source based on the outside temperature. The heat pump may be sufficient to provide heat when temperatures are moderate. When temperatures drop, the furnace cycles on automatically.
Ductless Mini-Split Units
If your home does not have ducts, ductless mini-split systems solve the problem. Carrier offers mini-split ductless ac units in two formats: as air conditioners or as heat pumps. An outdoor compressor cabinet is connected to an indoor blower unit by tubing that carries wiring, refrigerant and condensation lines. A small hole drilled in the wall provides the opening for the conduit.
Ductless ac systems are quiet because the compressor is outside. Blowers are mounted on the wall, ceiling or floor. Up to four rooms can be connected to one compressor, each room with its own temperature and thermostat controls. When you leave a room, the unit can be turned off. Each inside blower has its own air filter so that the airborne particulates are not circulated from room to room.
Indoor Air Quality Products
Bryant and Carrier offer several air purification systems to keep indoor air fresh and clean. Products can be attached to the HVAC system for whole-house coverage. The best filtration systems not only remove airborne pollutants like dust and animal dander but also clean the air of viruses, bacteria and molds that aggravate respiratory illness and may cause other health problems.
Ultraviolet light is used in hospitals as a way to destroy harmful pathogens and has been adapted for home use. Ultraviolet light (UV) lamps kill mold and bacteria that infiltrate the coils of an HVAC unit.
Whether you need to add heating and air conditioning to a new room, install a new system or upgrade an existing system, our technicians are trained to assess your specific needs and recommend products that are the best fit for your situation. Local contractors are available in the greater Chicago area to help you create a comfortable indoor environment.