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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

July 2nd, 2018

old-acWell, gee, you may be thinking,  if my quizzes in school were this simple, I’d have been a straight-A student! I’ll replace it when breaks down,  of course! Well, if that’s the answer that you’d give us, then we’d flunk you right out of our classroom! Okay, so we’d probably just politely explain to you why that is not the proper course of action, but you get the point. We understand the inclination, but you definitely shouldn’t wait for a complete breakdown before replacing your AC.

When you need to have your AC replaced (or any other HVAC service in Colorado Springs, CO), we are definitely the company to call. And we know that you want to get the best span of service possible from your AC, but we are going to help you to understand how to do so without putting yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Replacing a bit early is far preferable to waiting around for a replacement in sweltering heat! 

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Why Is a Clean AC Filter So Important?

June 18th, 2018

air-filter-close-upWe understand that homeowners sometimes get frustrated with the advice that we have to share. Never attempt to service your own air conditionerAC services must be handled by trained, experienced professionals, etc. The fact of the matter is that we are not just trying to drum up business for ourselves, though. You are putting your own safety and the condition of your AC at risk when you decide to take matters into your own hands—usually.

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Why Is My AC Starting and Stopping So Frequently?

June 4th, 2018

man-with-filterIf you assume that your air conditioner is running properly just because it is actually running, think again. There are plenty of problems that may develop with an air conditioning system which won’t render it completely inoperable right away. Given enough time, these and any other problems can and will result in serious issues. Chances are that you’ll be looking at a potentially expensive air conditioning repair in Manitou Springs, CO if you don’t deal with the problem promptly.

Short cycling is one such problem. What makes short cycling so tricky is that your air conditioner will still start up and run. However, it will run only very briefly before shutting back down again. Short cycling is itself a symptom of other underlying problems with your air conditioner. They are not all terribly serious, but the potential is there. Here are a few potential causes of your short cycling phenomenon. Keep them in mind, and be sure to contact us if you think that your system is in trouble.

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Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

May 21st, 2018

ac-manifoldAs a professional HVAC contractor, we like to remind homeowners that any problems with their air conditioning systems deserve and demand immediate attention. The longer that you let a problem go unresolved, the more likely it becomes that this problem will snowball and, eventually, wind up doing more extensive damage to your air conditioning system. In this sense, all AC issues are quite serious. Even we’ll admit that they’re not all created equal, though.

If you do have a refrigerant leak, then you are seriously going to need to have that problem resolved ASAP. All issues with your AC have the potential to do real damage, but a refrigerant leak can do it fast and can do it viciously. Give it enough time, and your refrigerant leak could even wind up doing irreversible damage to your compressor! At that point, an AC replacement is likely the next step. When it comes to all things HVAC in Colorado Springs, CO, we’re the pros to call.

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Don’t Skip AC Maintenance This Year

May 7th, 2018

AC-technician-outsideThings may not be heating up too much here in Colorado just yet, but trust us. The heat is coming. When it arrives, you need to know for certain that your air conditioner is going to be able to handle the demand that you will be putting on it. No matter how great of an air conditioner you invested in, no matter how outstandingly it was installed, this is just not going to be the case if you fail to schedule annual air conditioning maintenance.

If you really want to enjoy the best air conditioning in Monument, CO, then you need to schedule your annual AC tune-up with a member of our team ASAP. Throwing your air conditioner right back into it is no way to treat it after so many months of downtime. Don’t wind up wishing that you hadn’t overlooked the importance of routine maintenance when your air conditioner starts to let you down this year. Work with us to get it off on the right foot, right away.

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How to Get Healthier Air Indoors This Season

April 23rd, 2018

blowing-noseEnsuring that your heating and air conditioning systems are functioning properly, effectively, and reliably is important if you hope to continue living in the level of comfort that we know you deserve. Maintaining comfortable temperatures alone is not really enough, though. You also need to make sure that you are breathing clean, healthful air in your home. To do so, you are most likely going to need some help.

That is why we do not only provide exceptional HVAC services like air conditioning maintenance and heater repair in Colorado Springs, CO. We also offer a wide array of indoor air quality systems and services to help our clients realize the level of indoor air quality that they deserve. So read on and keep these tips in mind if you are serious about enjoying air of the highest quality in your home this season, and for many more to come.

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Not Enough Heat from the Heater: What Could Be Wrong?

April 9th, 2018

service-timeSlowly but surely, we are moving out of the heating season once more. While many of us are really looking forward to sunny spring days and even the heat of summer, the fact of the matter is that we are not necessarily done with our heaters just yet. Chilly nights still await us, and there’s a good chance that you’ll be using your heater a bit longer yet. That is why you cannot ignore the need for heater service in Black Forest, CO, even this late in the season.

One issue that you may notice with your heater—and a pretty major one, at that—is the fact that there is just not enough heat coming from that heater! As is the case with any heating problem, there are a few different reasons as to why this may be the case. Today, we will discuss some of the reasons behind this issue. Just because you have an idea why your heater may be behaving this way does not mean that you can fix it yourself, though. Remember to dial our number to have your heater repaired properly. 

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How to Extend the Life of Your Heater

March 26th, 2018

dog-under-blanketHere in Colorado, we depend on our heaters a lot. Winters are cold and snowy, and your heating system is the only thing standing between you and extreme discomfort throughout the heating season. That is why you want–or, rather, need–your heater to be there for you night and day, functioning effectively, reliably, and efficiently. Of course, even the best heating systems are operating on finite lifespans. At some point, you’ll find that you need to replace your heater.

The key is not to make your heater last forever, but to ensure that you get the longest period of service possible from that heater–without sacrificing its performance quality. Today we’re going to discuss ways in which you can extend the life of your heater to do just that. Keep these tips in mind, and you should be able to enjoy a very fruitful relationship with your heating system for many years to come. And when you do need any heating services, including boiler, heat pump, ductless mini split, or furnace service in Fountain, CO, just give us a call!

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Will a Furnace Work with a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

March 12th, 2018

opening-furnace-cabinetThe natural gas furnace has everything most homes need in a heating system. It heats the whole home from a central location, it connects to the gas line available for most homes to access, and it does not cost an arm and a leg to run. Furthermore, today’s gas furnaces are safer than they have ever been before.

However, there is still a small risk when running any natural gas appliance of the dangerous byproducts of combustion leaking into a home. Perhaps the biggest risk with a furnace is a cracked heat exchanger. This is the component that allows heat to transfer to the air moving through your home, so shouldn’t the furnace shut off if the heat exchanger is cracked? Is this really something to worry about?

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3 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Heater

February 26th, 2018

servicing-gas-furnaceA heater seems like a relatively easy piece of equipment to deal with. Yes, it has confusing moving parts and usually a gas ignition system, but these are all things your installer hooked up at installation, and that you generally don’t have to worry about. All you do is turn up the thermostat and wait for the magic to happen.

However simple it may seem, we do see homeowners make a lot of mistakes when it comes to their heating. Some of these are dangerous, and some just cost you money. Try to avoid these common heating blunders.

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