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

5 Silent Signs That Your Furnace Needs Repair

Monday, January 15th, 2024
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When your HVAC system encounters problems, it’ll often let you know by making some strange and unusual noises. But sometimes a furnace will run into trouble and not make a peep. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the silent signs of a furnace that is struggling. 

Although things like cold spots and decreased airflow can be much harder to detect than a loud banging noise coming from your furnace, by reading through this list you’ll become aware of things to be on the lookout for. Here are 5 silent signs that mean you need furnace repair.

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Here’s What a Reputable Heating Contractor Can Do For You

Monday, January 1st, 2024
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When searching for heating contractors in Colorado Springs, we know there are a lot of options. In fact, a Google search may have led you to this very blog. When hiring an HVAC contractor, there are a lot of things to take into consideration because unfortunately, not all HVAC companies are trustworthy.

So what should you look for when trying to find a reputable contractor to work on your home’s expensive HVAC systems? From how long they’ve been in business to checking their online reviews, let’s go over the things you should look for to make sure you’ve chosen a reputable HVAC company.

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Making Sense of Furnace AFUE Ratings

Monday, December 18th, 2023


When it’s time for furnace replacement in Colorado Springs, the most important thing to take into consideration is its AFUE rating. This measures how energy-efficient a gas furnace is. Let’s use a simple analogy to illustrate just how important an AFUE rating is–and to explain what it means. A furnace’s AFUE rating is similar to a new vehicle’s fuel rating or MPG. 

One of the top things someone who’s shopping for a new car takes into consideration is its MPG. We’d bet that you could tell us exactly how many miles per gallon your current car gets in the city–and on the highway!

MPG is one of the top things to consider because it determines how much you’ll spend on gas for as long as you own the car. And let’s face it–gas is expensive! Anyone who drives a car knows how much gas costs on a day-to-day basis. 

However, not nearly as many people consider fuel and energy costs when purchasing a new furnace. Why is that? It’s just as important because these things influence how much you’ll spend on utilities for as long as you own the furnace.

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3 Essential Heating Repairs That Can’t Be Overlooked

Monday, November 20th, 2023
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and soon the holiday season will be in full swing. If there’s one thing that can really throw a wrench in your holiday plans, it’s a problem with your heating system.

Given how busy the holidays can be, you may be tempted to put off calling for heating repair, perhaps even relying on other methods of hearing your home like your fireplace. But some repair needs should be addressed ASAP. Let’s take a look at these so you’ll know to schedule a prompt repair and get back to your enjoyment of the holiday season.

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Is Your Furnace Ready for the Holidays?

Monday, November 6th, 2023
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Many people who love Halloween are disappointed on November 1st. But those who believe that November and December mark the most wonderful time of the year are overjoyed when “spooky season” is over.

If you’re one of those people who put up their Christmas tree on 11/1, there are a lot of things to do to maximize your enjoyment of the holiday season. From scheduling furnace maintenance to changing the air filter, making sure your furnace is ready for the holidays is as easy as pumpkin pie. Let’s go over some tips to ensure your furnace is ready for the ho-ho-holidays. 

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How to Choose the Right Heating System for Your Colorado Home

Monday, October 23rd, 2023
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When it’s time for heating installation in your home, you may be assuming that there are a limited number of options available. However, HVAC technology has advanced in the last decade, giving homeowners more options to choose from. Let’s go over how to choose the right heating system for your Colorado home. Whether you’ve made your decision or need more help choosing a system, contact us for heating services.

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5 Common Furnace Issues You’ll Experience

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Fall is officially here and that means you’ll be relying on your heating system to keep you warm through our long, cold winters. If you have a furnace, it’s essential to know what types of issues are common for homeowners to deal with.

From uneven heating to short cycling, let’s go over 5 of the most common furnace issues you’ll inevitably encounter as a homeowner. That way you’ll know if there’s something you can do to try and fix it or if it’s time to call us for furnace repair.

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Summer Furnace Maintenance Tips

Monday, August 28th, 2023

We know that “summer furnace” might seem like two words that shouldn’t ever be side-by-side in a sentence together. However, furnace maintenance is actually a good thing to be thinking about during the summer–especially in Colorado when that first cool day can sneak up on you! 

It’s better to give 5 minutes of your time right now to thinking about furnace maintenance in the summer so you’re not left googling “furnace repair near me” when you least expect it. Doing so will help ensure that your heating system is in fine working order on that first chilly “summer” day of the season. Here are a couple of things that you can do to make sure your furnace will be ready.

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Is A Heat Pump a Good Investment in Colorado Springs?

Monday, January 30th, 2023
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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.

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Furnace Red Flags to Watch Out For

Monday, January 16th, 2023

A broken furnace on the coldest day of winter is a nightmare scenario that no one should have to experience. Although we’ll always be there to quickly fix your furnace should that ever occur, wouldn’t it be better to avoid a breakdown altogether?

Luckily, your furnace will give off signs when its performance is suffering or when it’s time to be replaced. Being a good homeowner involves being aware of these signs so you can avoid an interruption in service. Here are some red flags to watch out for that indicate you probably need furnace repair in Colorado Springs. 

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