Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

AC Maintenance: It’s That Time of Year

April 3rd, 2018

technician working on outside unit of ACWe may be looking ahead to some still-cool and pretty rainy weather in the coming weeks, but with the official start of spring, temperatures will rise soon. And when they do, you want to make sure you have a fully efficient and effective air conditioner to get you through the hottest time of year.

That’s why Denver, CO air conditioning maintenance is such a vital service, granting you a number of important benefits for your home and for the AC, which we’ve highlighted below.

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How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

March 5th, 2018

woman-blow-noseWe’re comfort specialists, which means we can help keep the temperature in your home just right. But temperature is not the only aspect of home comfort! Indoor air quality can be just as important, especially if airborne contaminants are making you sick or if you have allergies or asthma.

Indoor air quality is often much worse than the quality of the outside air, up to 5 times worse, but we can help. Follow our tips on how to make your indoor air quality fresh and clean.

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Noises from a Heater You Shouldn’t Ignore

February 6th, 2018

woman-ears-no-soundWhen a heater in Denver breaks down in the middle of winter, it’s a problem that’s impossible to ignore. We need our central heaters in Colorado, and you know to call in technicians ASAP when the problem cannot be solved by replacing a blown fuse or changing a battery in the thermostat.

But some problems with a furnace are easy to ignore. You might think that a noise from within your furnace is not such a big deal, but we think this is a mistake. Letting a noise in your heater go unchecked can result in more trouble than it’s worth, and these are things you shouldn’t ignore.

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Radiant vs. Forced-Air Heating for Homes

January 9th, 2018

pressure-gauge-boilerFrom time to time, we hear people use the terms “boiler” and “furnace” interchangeably. However, these are two very different systems, and we believe that difference is important to know if you own a home in our area.

While furnaces use forced-air ventilation systems, as with your air conditioner, boilers use an entirely different type of system for radiant heating. Learn more about these differences—and find out which may be the better choice for your home—in today’s quick guide!

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When to Repair or Replace Your Home’s Furnace

December 12th, 2017

There’s one big question homeowners have when we show up to look at a broken-down furnace. “Do I have to replace it?” Of course, you’d prefer the system could be fixed. We would prefer that too! Our ultimate goal is customer satisfaction, and people are always happy when they can save money.

However, there are times when repairing a furnace just doesn’t make sense. Eventually, your furnace will need replacement, and we’re here to help you understand why. For a thorough diagnosis and assessment, contact a local technician.

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4 Ways to Save Money on Heating Costs

November 13th, 2017

piggy-bank-coinIf you already feel like you’re over budget on your heating bills for the season, there may be something you can do. In our area, high bills are common once temperatures begin to drop, and they’re only going up from here. But you probably don’t have to spend as much as you think. Check out our list of ways to save this year!

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How to Choose the Right Heating System

October 17th, 2017

furnace-flame-gas-bluePicking out the right sofa for your home or the perfect high-definition TV is a much different process than picking out a heating system. You’re not looking for the perfect design or the best picture; instead, you need a heater that will work correctly in your home.

There is likely one type of system that is the best fit for your home, but this won’t be the best fit for everyone. Today, we’re offering a guide to help you pick out the best heater you can, one that’s just right for your home.

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3 Reasons to Maintain Your Heating Equipment EARLY!

September 19th, 2017

furnace-repair-serviceFall is nearly here, and yet, we haven’t started to feel the effects in Denver. Just last week, temperatures approached almost 90°F, and they’re not falling very quickly! And yet, we believe it’s important for residents to start thinking about the state of their heating systems. It may not seem like an urgent issue, but it will be once temperatures take that unexpected turn.

It’s advisable to tune up your heating system as early in the fall as possible, even if you’re still running the AC. We’ll give you three good reasons to call in technicians for a tune-up of your furnace in today’s guide.

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Joy Valentine, Owner Cool Sunshine Heating & Air Conditioning

August 17th, 2017

My husband and our business partner started Cool Sunshine Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in Oct 1996. I was working full time as a nail technician and would do the books at night and on weekends for them. Then, in 1998 I started working with the company full time…and that is how I was basically thrown into this great adventure.

At Cool Sunshine Heating & Air Conditioning, I started off as just office staff, then I started helping with things like ordering material for the crews in the mornings and helping get them out to the jobsites. I started working home shows and going to training classes. I would go to any training class available, business classes, advertising classes, sales classes…you name it! I still go to as many classes as possible. Currently I still handle the financials, deal with builders, homeowners, engineers, etc. but I also go on outside sales calls as a Comfort Advisor. I would say being a Comfort Advisor and going on outside sales calls is definitely my passion…and my calling…anyone that knows me, knows that I am a people person and LOVE to talk. About 10-12 years ago I took a sales class and I came back and told my husband and our partner that I wanted to go out and do outside sales calls…..guess what happened? They told me NO WAY…people won’t take you seriously and buy from us, you’re a women. So, long story short, it took a Sales person from one of our distributors to change their minds….he came in to our office one day and said “why don’t you have Joy out selling”  She would be great at sales! And…here we are today with me out selling and loving every minute of it!!

My greatest achievement is my success in a male dominated industry and the success of my company. My greatest obstacle has been overcoming how people perceive me as a young woman in the industry. I think often times when people meet a woman in this industry they assume she doesn’t have much knowledge, so that can be challenging at times.

Women in HVACR has given me the opportunity to meet so many great people, some of which are now lifelong friends.  I also get to work with several wonderful vendors, builders, engineers, architects, etc.

To new females in the industry, I would say to get as much experience as possible because you are already starting off with a disadvantage in a male dominated industry. If you don’t know anything about how the installations go, duct sizing, equipment sizing, venting, etc. you will not have good success in this field. In my experience, doing outside sales, I have seen some men that can just be “salesmen” and sell systems to people without knowing much about the HVAC business. Often times I go into a home the homeowner automatically thinks I don’t know what I’m doing because I’m a woman and this is a “man’s job” right? So you need to prove yourself to them, show them that you DO know what you are talking about and that you are the expert in the room in regards to their HVAC needs.

I am always joking and having fun with everyone! My family is the most important thing to me in the entire world!!! I go to every sporting event and dance competition that my kids have. I am the mom that yells really loud just to embarrass them…why else would I go, right? I LOVE dancing, camping, fishing, hunting and just having fun. And, WINE…lots and lots of wine!

I work with men EVERY day, I have a PHD in parenting/negotiating (my children are a little naughty)…….all of these lead to a Doctorate in life skills, I’d say!!

 

My plans for the future are to continue learning and to better myself within the industry. Bringing the kids into the business is also a goal of mine, it would be great to continue the legacy. Lastly, our employee’s success is key to us, as we could not do this without them, we have all grown into one big happy family and we love each and every one of them!

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

August 14th, 2017

Be sure to bookmark the Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

We’ll feature money saving promotions here as well.

Call Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning for all your air conditioning, heating and indoor air quality needs.

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