Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

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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Sounds You Should Never Hear Your Heater Making

December 2nd, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-It can be easy to ignore some of the noises coming from your heater. After all, there is no such thing as a completely silent heating system, and in the everyday hustle and bustle of life, it can be easy to ignore a small rattle or weird grinding noise.

We really have to discourage you from neglecting strange noises, though. You’ll regularly hear your ductwork fluctuating with temperature changes, and you’ll hear your system start up and shut down. You’ll also hear the air whooshing through your vents. Any other noise coming from your furnace or heating system should be cause for alarm. For instance, call us if you hear:

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Don’t Ignore These Signs You Need Furnace Repair!

November 18th, 2019

gas-jets-of-furnace-firingIf there was a way we could help you avoid any and all need for furnace repair in Littleton, CO, we’d be the first to know about it! Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case. Eventually, you’ll face a problem of some type with your home heating system. And the best thing you can do to prevent heating system catastrophes is to learn to recognize the signs of a system in disrepair. This way, you can get out ahead of them before they grow into much worse problems.

Routine heating system maintenance is the best way to keep the need for heating repairs at bay. Even so, your system will fail you in some way at some point. When this time comes, our service pros are the ones you want to handle repairs. We will accurately diagnose the problem, and resolve it completely. Keep these following tips in mind, and dial our number the moment you notice a heating system problem.

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Should You Install a Humidifier This Winter?

November 4th, 2019

woman-looking-comfortable-in-homeIf there’s anything you know about Denver, it’s that weather can be unpredictable. Sure, it snows in the winter, but we have had unseasonably warm winters before.

One thing remains the same year after year though—wintertime is when the air gets dry around these parts. And it’s not just outside that we feel this, it’s indoors as well. Low humidity plagues all of Denver and the surrounding communities this time of the year.

But finding a way to balance the humidity in your home can help you in many ways. You know the dry hair, dry skin, and frequent colds you and your family experience? These symptoms can be relieved—through the installation of a whole-house humidifier. Read on to learn more, and give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your installation!

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How to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

October 21st, 2019

ice-developing-on-air-conditionerTemperatures are drastically cooling down now, and chances are that you’re not using your air conditioner much more before next spring. First off, we hope you’ve taken the chance to schedule your heating system maintenance to ensure that your furnace or other heating system is ready to perform safely and effectively this coming winter.

But we also want you think about your air conditioner! While it won’t need maintenance again until spring (assuming you had AC maintenance done last spring), it does need some attention before you just forget about it for the season.

“Winterizing” your cooling system isn’t a complicated process, but it will reward you. You’ll be able to protect it from potential damage, extend its service life, and ensure that it has an easy time operating when it is time to turn it on again next year. So, what are the steps and considerations involved with winterizing your system? Read on!

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When is the Best Time to Have a New Furnace Installed?

October 7th, 2019

new-gas-furnace-on-white-backgroundWe are the team to call for Thornton, CO HVAC installations, but we don’t want you to go into it blindly! There are a lot of considerations to make when having a new furnace installed, and you should definitely only trust a pro for the job. But, when is the best time to have one installed?

Generally speaking, early fall—before you need the furnace the most—is the best time. This, of course, depends on you knowing you need a new furnace. So, what if you have a heater in place already, and are unsure if it’s time to replace it?

It’s not a good idea to just rush out and buy the biggest one that matches your budget—too large of a furnace won’t work efficiently and you don’t want to risk spending more money than you should on a premature furnace replacement. Fortunately, there are signs you can watch out for with your current heating system that indicates it is, in fact, time for a heating upgrade.

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What Type of Heater Should You Have Installed?

September 23rd, 2019

technicians-hands-working-on-heaterThere are so many ways to answer this… and we’re going to sum it up with “it depends.” There are a number of factors to consider, all of which our team is happy to help you out with.

The thing is, we understand that investing in a new heater for your home is a huge financial decision, and you have to make it carefully. We always recommend consulting with a professional HVAC contractor who knows your area, what works best for your neighbors, and can walk you through the process of choosing a heater.

We’ve provided a quick guide below on factors to thing about when you’re considering a heater purchase for your home. Read on, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!

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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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