Now Is the Time to Schedule This Important Heating Service

September 26th, 2022
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You expect your heating system to work for you when you need it, but what happens when a cold spell arrives and your furnace stops working? This is something you don’t want to experience. Scheduling your heating maintenance now ensures you and your family will have the comfortable indoor temperatures you need when outdoor temperatures drop. 

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The Power and Importance of Routine HVAC Maintenance

September 12th, 2022
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Maintaining your home’s climate control systems is a crucial step in keeping them working properly in the long term. Both heating and cooling systems can operate more efficiently, with less risk of problems, if they’re maintained before their heavy season starts.

That said, it makes sense to schedule your heating maintenance pretty soon! But what matters most with HVAC maintenance is consistency, more than timing. It’s important that you have both your air conditioner and your heater each professionally tuned-up once a year. This means if you have a year-round heat pump system, it needs biannual tune-ups.

Read on to learn why HVAC maintenance is so important! For the sake of this blog post, we’re going to use your heater as an example, since fall is right around the corner.

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How These Undervalued AC Components Help (or Hurt) Efficiency

August 15th, 2022
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You may already know this, but your central air conditioner came with an efficiency rating known as SEER. This stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER rating, the more powerful your air conditioner will be in general. When you’re installing a new cooling system installed, you work with an experienced team to ensure you’re being matched with the right SEER and the right sized air conditioner.

It’s also important to know what can help, or hinder, that efficiency rating. For instance, professional maintenance will help your air conditioner retain about 95% of its original efficiency rating. But each year you skip maintenance, your cooling system can actually lose 5% of that rating.

In addition to maintenance, the types of components and how well you take care of them make a difference too. Take your ductwork and your thermostat, for example. Read on to learn how these components can hurt or help your air conditioning efficiency.

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What Makes Professional AC Installation Different Than DIY Installation?

August 1st, 2022
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If you found this blog post because you were looking up information about AC installation at this time of year, chances are that you’re in a hurry to get one so you can be comfortable again ASAP. This is one of the warmest summers we’ve experienced in recent years and may only get warmer.

Now, while we completely understand your sense of urgency in this case, we do want to stress how important it is that you not rush things with your new AC purchase and installation. Rushing could leave you with a system that’s not properly matched or sized to your specific home.

This is especially true if you decide to DIY your AC installation–which we really do urge against. Read on to learn why professional AC installation is different–better–than DIY installation.

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Do I Need to Run My Air Purifier All Day?

July 18th, 2022
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If you’ve read our previous blogs or have ever read about indoor air quality, you know that without the right products or services in place, your indoor air quality can be worse than the quality of the air outside.

This means that you need air filtration and air purification systems to resolve this. Before you ask, no, your HVAC air filter is not enough to resolve any indoor air quality problems your living space may have. This is because this air filter is designed to protect the HVAC equipment itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can do it harm.

But adding a whole-house air filtration system or air purifier to your household can certainly help improve your indoor environment. As for the answer to the question this blog post presents–whether or not you should run your air purifier all day–it actually depends.

The answer depends on if you have a whole-house air purifier, a portable one, what kind of filter it uses, and more. Read on to learn more!

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Should I Include a Smart Thermostat with My AC Installation?

July 4th, 2022
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What kind of thermostat are you using in your home? Is it the old, manual slider thermostat? Or maybe you have a digital, programmable thermostat. The latter is a bit better, as it is more efficient than the old manual types.

But you can take your HVAC efficiency up an even bigger notch by upgrading to a smart thermostat! Smart thermostats are compatible with any of today’s centralized air conditioners and can benefit you in ways you might not even know about. Read on as we elaborate!

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How to Choose the Right-Sized Air Conditioner for Installation

June 20th, 2022

This is the time of year when, if homeowners are doubting their air conditioner’s ability to get them through summer, they start looking for a replacement. We want you to be able to rely on your next system, and for that reason, we want to make sure you’re matched with the right system for your specific home and needs.

Did you know that not only can an air conditioner be too small (or underpowered) for your home, it could actually be too big (overpowered) too? Size matters either way when it comes to your air conditioner, especially if you want an efficient and subsequently affordable air conditioner for your home. Read on to learn more about why proper sizing is so important.

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How Long Does an Air Conditioning Repair Last?

June 6th, 2022

One of the most frustrating household problems to have is a broken down or malfunctioning air conditioner–especially during one of the hottest days of the year here in Colorado Springs. With summer right around the corner, this may very well be on your mind. But if you have an aging air conditioner anyway, you might be wondering if it’s worth repairing, or if you should go ahead and replace it now. How long does an air conditioning repair last, anyway?

There are a lot of factors that go into this answer, which we’ll cover below, in addition to how to prevent repairs and what some of the common repair needs are that you may face with your cooling system. Read on!

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These Are the Steps of AC Maintenance

May 23rd, 2022
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If you’ve followed our blog from the beginning, then you already know we mention maintenance, a lot. This is because of how important of a service it actually is. Homeowners often think it’s more of a “luxury” service, for people who can afford it. But air conditioning maintenance is something you can’t afford to go without, if you want your system to work as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible.

Routine professional maintenance enables our technicians to spot small problems with your air conditioner before they become much bigger ones. And this helps your system operate smoother and last longer, which is great news for your budget, right? But what actually happens, during this service? Read on to find out!

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4 Sounds You Don’t Want Your AC Making

May 9th, 2022
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With springtime chugging along and summer just around the corner, homeowners throughout Peyton and beyond are looking forward to warmer temperatures and more time spent outside enjoying it. However, it’s important to remember that you want a nice, cool, comfortable home to come back to on those warm days. And if your AC system isn’t working as it should, this may not be what you get.

What if your air conditioner is operational, but it’s making some odd noises as it runs? Should you be concerned?

If you hear sounds that are outside of the usual day-to-day operational noises you typically hear your air conditioner making, then yes, you should probably be concerned. Keep reading as we reveal some odd noises you may hear come from your air conditioner if it’s in a state of disrepair.

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