October 10th, 2022
By now, you’ve heard of the Inflation Reduction Act–a historic act implemented this year that aims to curb inflation by reducing the deficit, lowering prescription drug prices, and investing in domestic energy production while promoting clean energy.
The Inflation Reduction Act is anticipated to be the most aggressive action on tackling the climate crisis and is expected to create clean energy jobs, make the tax code fairer, re-energize American manufacturing, and lower healthcare costs overall too. Read on as we uncover how this impacts our HVAC customers!
June 5th, 2023
Summer is just around the corner and we’ll bet you’re excited to enjoy the hot weather. However, there’s nothing that’ll throw a wrench in your enjoyment of warmer temperatures than an AC that’s on the fritz.
There are numerous repair issues that’ll spring up in the life of an AC. This is especially true if you don’t keep up on those annual tune-ups (twice a year if you have a heat pump or mini split). When you think about how hard your AC works, it’s inevitable that such a workhorse will eventually succumb to issues such as a refrigerant leak, a failed capacitor, or a broken part. Luckily, these are fairly easy fixes for an experienced HVAC team such as ours.
However, there’s one AC problem that’s more feared among homeowners and that’s a broken down compressor. When you realize that the compressor is essentially the heart of your AC, when this part becomes damaged or breaks down, it can mean certain death for your AC. Let’s dive into whether you need AC compressor repair or a system replacement.
May 22nd, 2023
Summer is almost here and you’re probably excited about finally needing to switch from using your heating system to using your AC. The end of spring is also a great time to assess how you think your AC will hold up over the summer. After all, the last thing you want to spoil the summer you’ve been waiting for is having a broken-down AC compromise your comfort or ruin any festivities.
The absolute best way to help your air conditioner sail through the summer without any interruption in service (or a costly repair) is to get an AC tune-up Let’s take a look at how AC maintenance guards against needing air conditioning repair in Colorado Springs.
May 8th, 2023
It seems like there’s a lot of new-fangled technology that’s designed to make our lives easier. It can be hard to know which technology to adopt and which to wait for. However, upgrading an outdated thermostat to a smart thermostat is definitely a change for the better.
Just about everyone has a smartphone but not all homeowners have opted for a smart thermostat installation yet. Just like a smartphone can do much more than a regular phone, the same applies to smart thermostats. Let’s go over the ways a smart thermostat can improve your home comfort and reduce your utility bills.
April 24th, 2023
Is it time for air conditioning installation in your Colorado Springs home? If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you should know about ductless mini splits. Although they have a funny name, these mini marvels are no joke when it comes to cooling and heating your home!
That’s right, we said cool and heat. Mini splits use heat pump technology. That means they can heat and cool your home, keeping you in comfort all year round. If your home lacks quality ductwork or if you’d love to replace your heating system at the same time, a mini split is a perfect solution. Read on to learn about this popular option for homeowners who’re looking for versatility in their home comfort systems.
April 10th, 2023
The “dead compressor” is one of the worst things that can happen to your air conditioning system. That’s because the compressor is a major–and thus a costly–component of the system. Your AC simply cannot function without a working compressor.
When a compressor fails, some HVAC companies will recommend replacing the entire system. But this isn’t always necessary. If you’re wondering, “Can an AC compressor be replaced,” you’ve come to the right place. Let’s look at 3 possible options for when an AC system’s compressor has failed.
March 27th, 2023
Spring is here and the promise of better weather and the change in season often motivates people to tackle spring cleaning chores around the house. Many homeowners also have spring maintenance checklists for their homes and on the top of that list should be getting your air conditioner or heat pump serviced.
If you own a heat pump in Colorado Springs you might be thinking you can skip this in the spring if you had it done in the fall. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. Unlike central heating and air conditioning systems that need to be maintained once a year, heat pumps need maintenance twice a year. Read on to find out why it’s so important.
March 13th, 2023
The term “short cycle” is a bit of a misnomer. When an AC is short cycling, it’s not completing a cooling cycle at all. Your system will attempt to complete a cycle but will shut itself off before the cycle can be completed. The amount of time the air conditioner turns on and off is short, hence the “short” part of short cycling.
Despite its brevity, an air conditioner that’s short cycling is difficult to ignore. The sound of the system turning on and off, on and off, is unmistakable and rather annoying. Worst of all, your air conditioner is unable to adequately cool your home down and that’s not something that’s easy to miss.
In addition to the decrease in your comfort, short cycling is bad for other reasons. Not only is it a problem, but it can also be a symptom of bigger problems. When left unchecked, short cycling can cause damage to your system. In many cases, it will require professional repairs from a trained and experienced HVAC technician. Let’s look at why short cycling is bad and why you should have it looked at ASAP.
February 27th, 2023
It’s likely that a Google search for “air conditioning near me” has brought you here. If your air conditioner issue is related to the need for repairs or a possible replacement, then read on. Knowing when to repair and replace an air conditioner is one of the trickiest questions for homeowners to answer and feeling a bit overwhelmed and stressed is normal.
You might be holding a costly estimate for a repair in your hand. You also might be feeling pressure from a contractor to have your AC replaced but you think it has a little more life left in it. You’re looking for answers about what to do and that’s why we’ve created this helpful blog to help you determine how to answer this difficult question.
February 13th, 2023
There are many common issues an air conditioner will have over the course of its lifespan. Some loose nuts and bolts or a dirty evaporator coil are examples of easy fixes that a professional HVAC technician has encountered many times in his or her career and shouldn’t cause any concern for the homeowner.
However, there are some repairs that aren’t so easy–or inexpensive–to fix. A more unusual problem your air conditioner may experience is when something goes wrong with the compressor.
For this issue, you definitely want to call on an experienced HVAC technician. For AC compressor installation in Palmer Lake, you can rely on a team such as ours to handle this complicated issue for you.
January 30th, 2023
If you’ve been wondering if a heat pump in Colorado Springs is a suitable HVAC system for our chilly winters, you’re not alone. Many of our customers who are interested in these unique 2-in-1 systems have asked us if heat pumps can handle our cold Colorado winters. They certainly can!
While we’ve been singing the praises of heat pumps, don’t just take our word for it. According to the Colorado Sun, “Heat pumps are having their Colorado moment, thanks to a combination of improved technology making the units more efficient in cold weather, and financial incentives from utilities and local, state and federal governments.”
The highly energy-efficient heat pump could be exactly what your home needs for year-round comfort. Read on to relieve any fears that heat pumps aren’t appropriate for homes in Colorado Springs and learn about their many benefits.