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

Why You Should Consider a Smart Thermostat Installation

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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The biggest shopping day of the year is just around the corner and you’ve probably got some ideas in mind on how to treat yourself. But what if you treated your home to the gift of smart thermostat installation this holiday season? Just like a smartphone makes your life easier, a smart thermostat makes managing your home comfort easier.

If you’ve wondered how a smart thermostat could benefit you, imagine this scenario. You’re headed home after a long day of Black Friday shopping. You’re dreading returning to a house that you suspect won’t be as warm as you’d like it to be. So, you turn on your smartphone and use it to increase your thermostat while you’re on the way home. It may sound like science fiction, but it’s not. 

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What’s the Harm In a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger?

Monday, November 7th, 2022
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More than 64 million homes in the US use natural gas to heat their houses, and most of these homes use a furnace for the job. It’s no surprise that gas furnaces are the popular option for keeping cozy in the winter. They produce heat faster than electric ones, and do it quickly, efficiently, and economically.

Although gas furnaces are built to be as safe as possible, there are potential hazards. If you’re using a gas furnace to heat your home, it’s imperative to be aware of the things that could go wrong. One of these potential problems is a cracked heat exchanger. This is not a minor repair by any means. While gas furnaces do have a special feature to turn the system off if something malfunctions, a cracked furnace heat exchanger can be subtle and dangerous. 

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Why Is a Whole-House Humidifier Necessary?

Monday, October 24th, 2022

Did you know that Colorado has some of the driest air in the country? Because of Colorado’s elevation and distance from large bodies of water, we experience dry air year-round. However, the dry air that makes hot temperatures more manageable in the summer isn’t necessarily advantageous in the winter.

Low humidity in the winter causes dry, uncomfortable air in your home. Here are some signs that your humidity is too low.

  • Dry, chapped, cracked, and itchy skin
  • Dry mucous membranes (one of the reasons why colds are more common in winter)
  • Static electricity in the home
  • Damage to wood furniture, floors, and wallpaper
  • A heating system that works harder to heat your home

That last one might be one you’ve never heard of and should be a cause for homeowner concern.

When the air in your home is dry, it makes your house feel like it’s much cooler than it actually is. This causes you to run your heating system more, which leads to higher heating bills and a system that isn’t running as efficiently as it could. 

When your home’s humidity is balanced, the benefits are twofold: it will increase the overall comfort level of your home while decreasing your heating bills and energy consumption.

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The Inflation Reduction Act and What It Means for Our Customers

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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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!

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Now Is the Time to Schedule This Important Heating Service

Monday, 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

Monday, 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 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 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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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 options and make an educated decision.

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