Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

“Do I Need to Be Aware of Furnace Repair Needs?”

April 6th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceSpring is here and temperatures are warming. We all know how our variable weather can surprise us though… while in other parts of the country homeowners are able to shut off their furnace until they need it again next fall, we could find ourselves needing our furnaces at the end of May! Therefore, yes, you most certainly do still need to be aware of furnace repair needs.

As you use your furnace the remainder of spring and beyond, keep the following signs in mind in case you need Littleton furnace repairs.

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“What Happens During Air Conditioner Maintenance?”

March 23rd, 2020

outdoor-air-conditioner-with-clipboard-on-topWe want to start by saying, we’re glad you ask! That means you’re thinking about the cooling season coming, and preparing for your air conditioner to be working for days on end once summer comes. Early spring is the perfect time to schedule this service, but homeowners are still sometimes hesitant, not truly understanding all the benefits of such a service.

For many, it helps to understand what exactly happens during air conditioner maintenance. Fortunately for you, we’ve covered this below!

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The Coronavirus and Our Promise to You

March 17th, 2020

We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus.

We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property.

If you have an appointment scheduled with Cool Sunshine, rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority.

Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.

  • We are sanitizing our hands before entering and after leaving every home
  • Office doors and handles are sanitized multiple times a day
  • All Service vehicles have sanitizers for the technicians’ safety
  • We always do wear booties in homes and are continuing to do that, using a fresh pair for every house
  • We will continue to follow whatever restrictions possible as they are updated by the President or CDC

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

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Common End-Of-Season Furnace Troubles to be Aware Of

March 9th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceThe thing about living in our area is that the weather is pretty unpredictable. While one year we can have on-and-off snow all the way through May, another it can feel like summertime at the beginning of March. Of course, if the latter happens, that means we can all shut off our furnaces and not give them another thought until next fall, right?

Well, not quite.

Unfortunately, ignoring your furnace this time of the year could lead to small problems or minor malfunctions turning into much bigger, emergency repair needs. Some of these repair needs can affect your air conditioner too—leaving you in a lurch with both your comfort control appliances.

That said, do you know how to detect furnace troubles? We’ve shared some of the most common ones we get called for below, to help you out.

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Are You Using Your Heater As Efficiently As Possible?

February 24th, 2020

heating-ventFirst off, we have some good news! If you don’t know the answer to this question, or if you know you aren’t using your heater as efficiently as you could, there are a lot of great methods to start. Some of the tips we have to provide won’t even cost you a dime.

Of course, there is one small investment you can make that will make a world of difference to your heating efficiency, and it’s one of the most important HVAC services in Arvada, CO there is—maintenance! Maintenance is a service we recommend our customers have done once a year, typically in the fall before you need your system the most. But what really matters is that you have this service done consistently—maintenance should be scheduled every 1-3 months for your HVAC systems during seasons of use.

In addition to maintenance, the following steps will help your heater work as efficiently as possible:

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Don’t Suffer from This Gas Furnace Repair Need

February 10th, 2020

jets-of-a-natural-gas-furnaceThe gas-powered furnace is a very popular choice for homeowners in our area, and for good reason. Furnaces are powerful, long-lasting, and durable—they’re particularly advantageous for people in climates that get significantly cold during the winter.

They’re cost-effective, and today’s models are built with consumer safety in mind. However, while they are never dangerous by nature, not properly caring for your gas furnace can lead to one very dangerous repair need—a cracked heat exchanger.

This isn’t something you can ignore, or delay repairs on. If you suspect or know you have a cracked heat exchanger, please turn off your furnace and give our team a call right away! Then, read on to learn more.

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Need a New Heater? Don’t Rush Your Purchase

January 27th, 2020

air-conditioning-vent-on-wall-near-floorTrust us, we get the sense of urgency you get if you’re reading a blog post about getting a new heater near the end of January. With the coldest of our weather upon us, it can be very tempting to rush out and get the most affordable heater you can find and have anyone install it so you can get back to feeling warm in your living space.

But forgoing professional installation or help choosing the right heater for your specific home can be a big mistake. It can lead to comfort problems, safety hazards, and efficiency issues. As for that latter part, there is one problem in particular that can put a damper on things—an incorrectly sized furnace or heat pump. This isn’t something you’ll need to worry about when you work with the right HVAC company in Littleton, CO for the job. Read on as we uncover the importance of properly sizing a heater.

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4 Sounds That Indicate Furnace Repair Needs

January 13th, 2020

surprised-womanWe get it—it can sometimes be easy to ignore subtle noises coming from an appliance—even if they’re noises you have never heard before. It’s easy to deny something is wrong—after all, fixing a problem can be a nuisance. However, there are certain furnace noises that really shouldn’t be ignored.

For instance, a rattle could be something as simple as a loose panel that needs to be screwed down, but alternatively, it could suggest a cracked heat exchanger, which could lead to a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.

Here at Cool Sunshine, we understand how important it is to protect not only your furnace efficiency, but more importantly, your safety! If you hear suspicious noises, please don’t hesitate to schedule a visit with one of our technicians. Below, we’ve listed 4 noises your furnace shouldn’t be making.

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The Unique Repair Needs of Ductless Systems

December 30th, 2019

closeup-of-hand-holding-ductless-remoteWhen it comes to choosing your next home comfort system, you have a variety of options. To make sure that your next HVAC system works as effectively and efficiently as possible for the years to come, you want to ensure you work with a professional, to find the best option for your specific home and budget. One of these options is the ductless heating (and cooling!) system.

Rather than functioning with a system of ductwork, connected to a single indoor air handler and evaporator unit, the ductless system breaks up the indoor unit and the blower fans in order to distribute heated or conditioned air throughout your home through air handlers, each mounted high up on the wall of each room it’s intended for. These systems are great investments for many homes, but unless you invest in professional Denver, CO ductless services, you may suffer from some unique ductless repair needs, as we’ve described below.

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Does Your Heat Pump Have a Refrigerant Leak?

December 16th, 2019

refrigerant-lineHeat pumps make great HVAC systems for a number of homes. If your home is one of them, then you already know how nice it is to have one, year-round system to both efficiently cool and heat your living space. Of course, one similarity it does have to other HVAC systems out there is that no matter how well it’s cared for, it will eventually need a repair or two.

When you do need professional and trustworthy heat pump or furnace repair in Thornton, CO, we are the team to call. But first, you need to know that you even have a repair need!

One fairly common heat pump repair need is that of a system losing refrigerant—and if you have a refrigerant leak serious damage can occur to your heat pump if you try to continue to force it to run.

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