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

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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3 AC Sounds That Indicate You Need AC Repair

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
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Your air conditioner should be a fairly quiet home comfort system. Other than the sound of it turning off and on, the steady flow of air from the vents, and the occasional noise involved with its startup and shutdown, your AC shouldn’t make many other noises. 

That’s why an unusual, loud, or consistent noise is something that should be addressed promptly. These sounds can include whistling, hissing, clicking, buzzing, or shrieking. The problem could be something as simple as a loose part to a more serious issue such as a refrigerant leak. But your AC is letting you know it needs air conditioning repair in Colorado Springs.

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Central AC Vs Mini Split Installation: Which Is Better?

Monday, June 19th, 2023

More and more Colorado homeowners are realizing how essential a dependable air conditioner is. With an increase in heat waves and a longer cooling season, having an air conditioning system that keeps your home and family cool and comfortable is not just a luxury but a necessity.

So when it’s time for air conditioning installation, it pays to do a little research and find out what your options are. Many homeowners are switching from central ACs to ductless mini splits. Let’s go over the pros and cons of each so you can make an informed decision when the time comes.

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The Truth About Your AC’s Compressor

Monday, 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.

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How Spring AC Tune-Ups Fend Off Summer Repairs

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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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.

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Why Mini Splits Are Perfect For Your Home

Monday, April 24th, 2023
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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.

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My AC Compressor Died. Do I Need To Replace My AC?

Monday, 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.

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