Brown's Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Choose the Right-Sized Air Conditioner for Installation

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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 ac 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

Monday, 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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AC Installations to Consider

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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When you’re shopping for something as big and important as an air conditioner, it can be overwhelming. You only need one air conditioner for your home, and yet there is such a variety of options to choose from, it can turn frustrating quickly if you don’t have the information you need.

That’s what we are here for! First off, no matter what air conditioner you choose, we’re the experts to install it for you. We know how to properly install your system so it will work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Read on to learn about your ac installation options and make an educated decision.

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The Best Way to Prevent AC Repair This Spring

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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With our variable weather throughout the year, it’s absolutely vital that you have a powerful and efficient air conditioner in place to keep you and your household comfortable. The last thing you need is to be met with unexpected ac repair needs in the middle of summer though–can this be prevented?

Yes, absolutely! Professional maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs your air conditioner may ever accumulate. Read on to learn more, in addition to the other benefits of professional air conditioner maintenance.

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The Various Sounds You Don’t Want Coming From Your AC

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Perhaps, in the not too distant future, we will have air conditioners that self-diagnose malfunctions and report them back to the homeowner in explicit detail. It’s really not too far-fetched of an idea if you really think about it–a smart air conditioner to go with your smart thermostat, right?

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite the reality yet, and we have to rely on other methods for our air conditioners to send us warning signals that something is amiss. Maybe it’s a decline in cooling power or an unexplained increase in your energy bills. Or, it could be that your circuit breakers for the indoor and outdoor units keep tripping.

One of the most common signs that something is indeed wrong with your air conditioner is strange sounds coming from the system. But what qualifies as a strange sound? Honestly, it’s going to be anything that’s different from the normal, everyday noises you hear coming from the system.

Like what, you ask? Read on!

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4 Signs You Need Late-Season AC Repairs

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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If there’s any home service that you shouldn’t delay when you know you need it, it’s going to be air conditioning repair. This is definitely the time for it, too. Whether or not homeowners have their air conditioners professionally maintained, if they’re going to run into problems it’s going to be late in the cooling season, after their systems have gone through a ton of work and strain. The last thing you want is a surprise breakdown, right?

But the longer you wait to have your air conditioner repaired, the more likely this is.

So, you know to call us when you need cooling system repair… but how do you know you need cooling system repair? We’re here to share some key signs. Read on!

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Tips for Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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When you live in a climate such as ours, where a massive heatwave can hit just as easily as a major blizzard, it goes without saying that homeowners need fully functional HVAC systems that work as effectively and efficiently as possible. You need your air conditioning system and your heating system to work flawlessly day in and day out, season after season.

For truly reliable HVAC service, though, it’s essential that you work only with trained and experienced professionals. You want an HVAC contractor who you can trust and who will get the job done right the first time! This isn’t a partnership anyone wants to just rush into, as doing this could leave you with an HVAC system that’s not properly sized for your home, or even installed incorrectly so that it can’t possibly work as efficiently as it was meant to.

Whether we’re discussing installation, maintenance, or repairs, you can trust our team. But how do you know that for sure? What are the qualities of a good HVAC contractor? Read on!

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What Kind of AC Should You Have Installed?

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Summer’s just begun and there’s no doubt you’re looking forward to keeping cool indoors with your refreshing air conditioner. Of course, if you’ve come across this blog post, then there’s a good chance you’ve found yourself in need of a new cooling system altogether.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help! This isn’t a purchase you want to rush into, as there are many factors to consider. The first question is, should you go with the same type of air conditioner you’ve always had, or make a switch?

The best way to answer this question is to look at your options and get professional assistance with selecting the best option for your specific home and comfort needs. Read on to learn what those options are.

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