Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Denver’

Air Filters and How They Impact Your HVAC Performance

Monday, May 18th, 2020

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Do you know why HVAC professionals tell you to change your systems’ air filters every 1-3 months? The answer may surprise you. Homeowners often assume that the reason a dirty air filter is a problem is due to poor indoor air quality and that this is the reason we tell you to clean or replace it. This is partially true, but definitely not the whole story.

This air filter is in place to do much more than preventing allergens from moving back into your home’s airstream. It blocks particles from damaging the inside of your air conditioner by pummeling the components or jamming the fan. When an air filter is too clogged up though, it can do just as much damage to your HVAC performance, requiring you to need unexpected air conditioning services. Of course, we’re here for those services! But we’d like to help you avoid preventable problems like the ones we’ve outlined below.

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4 Sounds That Indicate Furnace Repair Needs

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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How to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

Monday, 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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What Type of Heater Should You Have Installed?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Replacing Your AC in the Middle of Summer?

Monday, 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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Performance Boosting Tips for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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