Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

End of Season AC Tips for Long Lasting Performance

September 9th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitsIf you want your air conditioner to last for as many years as possible, you have to take care of it. This means scheduling maintenance for it once a year so our technicians can thoroughly clean and inspect it for problems. It also means that as we approach the cooler months of the year, it’s time to think about winterizing the system.

True, we’re not there quite yet! But now is a good time to start thinking about your AC needs so you can first take care of any pending repairs, and then begin the shutting down process. Otherwise, you can’t trust that your air conditioner will simply leap to life next year when you need it again. Cooling systems simply don’t work that way!

The good news is, we have a few steps to share with you that you can take once you’re ready to turn your AC off for the season so it will remain in good condition over its winter break and greet you with great performance next year! Read on.

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Does Your Ductwork Need Repair?

August 26th, 2019

ductwork-being-professionally-repairedIf you were to guess what the most overlooked part of your air conditioner was, what would you say? Many homeowners are quick to say the outdoor unit—after all, other than the noise it makes when its expelling hot air from your home, it is not very noticeable, right?

But alas, we’re actually talking about another component—the “V” of HVAC—your ventilation system. Rather, your ductwork. And because it’s overlooked, and out of sight, spotting air duct problems can be hard. After all, most of these ducts are hidden behind ceilings and walls, making it tricky to spot problems. So how can you tell when your ductwork needs repair?

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Noises You Don’t Want Your AC to Make and Why

August 12th, 2019

women-covering-her-earsDid you know that summertime is the most likely season for air conditioners to develop issues? Even if you used your system a little this past spring or need to use it some more this coming fall, the time you’ll be using it the most is these summer months. And the more use it gets, the more wear and tear it accumulates, making it more likely for various components to break down.

It’s important that you have your air conditioning system checked out by a professional if you notice any signs that it’s malfunctioning in some way. Let’s take a look at one of the more common signs that your AC system is malfunctioning in some way: odd noises.

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Replacing Your AC in the Middle of Summer?

July 29th, 2019

ac-technician-explaining-service-costsSummer is here! Well, actually, it’s been here for a while now. Hopefully, if you’ve been using your air conditioner consistently, it’s been working reliably for you!

But what if it hasn’t? What if you have noticed yours isn’t quite up to the job of keeping you cool this summer? If you’re doubtful, there’s no time like the present to start looking into new AC systems—but don’t rush (more on that below).

We don’t want you to be without your air conditioner any longer than you need to be during the hottest time of the year, but the fact of the matter is that sometimes another repair just won’t cut it—it may be time to replace your system. But how do you know if this is the case?

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Ease the Strain on Your AC with These Tips!

July 15th, 2019

air-conditioning-vent-on-wall-near-floorSummer has officially been here for a few weeks, and there is no escaping the warmer temperatures now. Our air conditioners are getting quite the workout! Therefore, it’s important that you care for yours in the right way.

This means scheduling routine maintenance as needed—once a year for most HVAC systems, but twice a year for year-round heat pump and ductless systems. Without this maintenance session, you can easily find yourself facing the need for unexpected air conditioning repair in Lakewood, CO, and even a shortened air conditioner lifespan. Professional maintenance helps improve the efficiency of your air conditioner, too, which is perhaps its main benefit.

This isn’t the only way to boost your air conditioner efficiency, however! There are some very low-cost to no-cost things you can do in your home to boost the performance and cost-effectiveness of your cooling system while also improving home comfort and reducing the risk of sudden repair needs. Read on!

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Do You Need Whole-Home Air Purification?

July 1st, 2019

woman-suffering-from-allergies-in-her-homeWhen it comes to something like air quality, you probably think a lot more about what’s in the air outside versus what could be in the air inside your home—even though the latter is much more important. The thing is, the level of allergens like dust and pollen, and even mold spores, that bother you outside, can be in even higher concentrations indoors.

In other words, your indoor air quality is worse than that of outdoors—at least, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place—namely, a whole house air purifier installed by technicians from an experienced Littleton, CO HVAC company.

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Performance Boosting Tips for Your Air Conditioner

June 17th, 2019

ac-technicians-working-on-air-conditionerSummer is just about officially here, which means soon enough you’ll be using your air conditioner on a daily basis. This makes now a great time to begin thinking of the ways that you can boost your energy efficiency in order to save money. During the season you need your air conditioner the most, you want to get the most out of it, after all!

When your air conditioner is working as efficiently as possible, you won’t need to worry as much about the cost of electricity. And fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to boost this Denver air conditioning efficiency. Keep reading to learn more!

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Should I Get a Whole-House Humidifier This Summer?

June 3rd, 2019

happy-family-in-homeWhen you hear the term “humidity,” it’s likely that you think about muggy summers that other parts of the country experience, such as down south. Humidity is often seen by people as a nuisance, and not something that’s actually a good Denver, CO indoor air quality solution. But the fact of the matter is, in Denver, dry air is quite a problem throughout the year, and therefore needs more humidity.

There’s not a lot you can do about this outside other than moisturizing as much as possible, but you can absolutely tackle dry air inside your home, with the right whole-house humidifier installation. If your home’s humidity levels are too low, then even the temperature inside can be less comfortable—running your air conditioner only makes the air drier! Read on to learn more about humidity, and how you could benefit from a humidifier installation.

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule AC Maintenance

May 20th, 2019

technician-working-on-outdoor-air-conditioning-unitMay is just about over and warmer temperatures are on their way. It may be hard to believe given the weather recently, nevertheless, it’s time to think about your air conditioner. But is it too late for maintenance? Should you have gotten in done closer to the beginning of spring? Well, no!

In the absence of a total system breakdown, it’s never too late to have your system professionally maintained. In fact, this is a great example of “it’s better late than never.” There are a variety of benefits to having routine maintenance done. Keep reading to learn more!

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Is Your Thermostat Use Hurting Your AC Efficiency?

May 6th, 2019

thermostat-hurting-ac-efficiencyWhile we may be known in our area for the cooler temps of winter, our summers pack quite the punch, too. And when summer comes, you want to make your home not only comfortable, but also bearable. So if your air conditioner isn’t working the way it’s meant to, it may be time to call in for air conditioner repair, particularly if you haven’t had maintenance done yet this season.

But wait! What if you don’t have a problem with your air conditioner at all, but rather with your thermostat? Is it time to call for Denver thermostat services?

It could be, but don’t rush to call your AC pro just yet. The fact of the matter is, your air conditioner’s poor efficiency might not be from a malfunction at all, but rather how you are using your thermostat.

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