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

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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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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What Happens During Cooling System Maintenance?

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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If you follow our blog, you’ll see that we talk about maintenance quite a bit. This is for good reason, maintenance is important! Too many homeowners dismiss this service as a “luxury” that only the lucky few who can afford it get for their HVAC systems. That’s not true at all.

Your air conditioning and heating systems need care just like the vehicle you drive does.

During your HVAC maintenance tune-ups, our technicians will thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it, in order to help your home comfort system operate smoother and last longer. Ultimately, this is great news for your budget. But what actually happens during your AC maintenance tune-up? Read on to find out.

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Don’t Ignore Your Furnace This Time of Year!

Monday, March 1st, 2021
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While winter has certainly brought some surprises this year, especially to our neighbors in the south, the season is almost officially over. And when it does end, we don’t need to think about our heaters again for six more months, right?!

Well, not quite. If you’ve lived in this area for even just a year, then you are very well aware of how variable our weather can be. Heatwaves come just as much as unseasonable cold snaps. As such, you need your furnace to always be in good shape. If it has repair needs now, you shouldn’t ignore them—that could leave you with a malfunctioning heater or a completely broken down one next time you need it.

Also, ignoring certain furnace problems—such as a problem with your ductwork or thermostat—can impact your air conditioner too, then what does that leave you with? Expensive energy bills and decreased comfort, that’s what.

Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs that you need repairs for your furnace sooner rather than later.

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What to Know about a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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The first thing you should know about a cracked heat exchanger in a gas furnace is that you don’t want one!

Gas furnaces are not inherently dangerous devices—something we should clear up right away. However, if you don’t take proper care of your gas furnace, it can become dangerous. Just like any other powerful appliance or appliance that creates combustion gasses, a furnace can potentially create health hazards if it is not properly maintained on a consistent basis.

What we want to caution you about today is one of the most common causes for a gas furnace becoming unsafe. Cracked heat exchangers are more likely to occur in older furnace systems (10-15 years old), so we recommend looking into a replacement sooner than later if you have an aging system. Routine maintenance does help catch problems like this before they start! Be sure to call for maintenance if you skipped it in the fall.

In the meantime, read on to learn more about heat exchangers in gas furnaces.

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3 Reasons to Hire a Pro for Your AC Installation

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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Has the time come for you to get a new air conditioner? Perhaps you already know exactly what you want or think you know what you need and are ready to buy it and put it in.

We really have to discourage you from rushing into this task. It pays to have a trained and experienced professional handle this kind of job. Alternatively, rushing into a job like this can leave you sacrificing efficiency and comfort, especially if you try to install the system all on your own. Read on as we uncover three reasons you should only trust a pro for your AC installation.

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