Brown's Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Springs’

Ducted & Ductless Heat Pumps: What’s the Difference?

Monday, February 12th, 2024
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Mini splits, heat pumps, and ductless systems–oh my! If you’re confused about all these terms you’ve read about and need some clarification, you’ve come to the right place.

Although it may take a minute to wrap your head around all the heat pump terminology, it’s definitely worth learning about these amazing HVAC systems. Let’s go over the basics of heat pumps including what’s the difference between ducted and ductless systems. It’s really not that complicated once you know how these systems work. Let’s explain.

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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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Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes? 4 Possible Causes

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
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Your heat pump provides essential year-round heating and cooling to your home. But sometimes, it can seem like it’s not switching modes. In the cold of winter, there’s nothing worse than the feeling that your tried-and-true heat pump seems like the reversing valve is stuck in cooling mode. Let’s look at 4 possible causes of this problem. 

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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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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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Is AC Short Cycling Dangerous?

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Many homeowners who have an air conditioner that’s short cycling want to know one thing: Is AC short cycling dangerous? We understand why this can be concerning. An AC that seems to be running all day and turns itself on and off repeatedly can definitely come across as having something major wrong with it! 

Although AC short cycling isn’t inherently dangerous, it is incredibly hard on your system.  Not only does short cycling result in your home never cooling down properly, but it also causes enormous wear and tear. Here’s what causes short cycling and why it’s so bad for air conditioners.

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What to Look For in an HVAC Contractor

Monday, August 14th, 2023

When your air conditioner isn’t working with a heat wave in the forecast, or a heater that goes out on Christmas Eve, spending a lot of time trying to find the best contractor for the job isn’t something you have the time for. That’s why it’s important to know some general things you should be on the lookout for when deciding between cooling and heating contractors.

It’s easy to find plenty of HVAC companies that are ready and willing to work on your home’s precious HVAC systems. But what specifically should you be looking for in an HVAC contractor that really differentiates the professionals from the “chucks in a truck?” Let’s go over 4 key factors to consider when deciding on an HVAC company.

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Are Heat Pumps and Mini Splits the Same Thing?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Are you in the market for a new HVAC system? Have you been frantically searching online “heating and cooling near me,” trying to figure out what type of system will be best for your home? Well, it might make you feel a little better to know you’re not alone. There’s undoubtedly been a lot of changes since the last time you bought an HVAC system.

Whether you’re shopping for a new system for the first time or replacing an old one, a common question we get is: Are heat pumps and mini splits the same thing? The short answer is yes, they’re the same thing. However, they also have many differences. Let’s go over exactly what heat pumps and mini splits are so you can be an informed consumer when it’s time to make a decision

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