Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

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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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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