Happy Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Don’t Wait Until a Breakdown to Replace Your AC

Monday, April 15th, 2019

ac-replacementWhether you’re installing air conditioning for the first time, or if you’re replacing your current AC, there are a few ways you can go about doing research.

No matter what method you do choose though, there’s one method that we really advise against. It’s a method that gets homeowners in trouble time and time again by allowing them to install air conditioners they really didn’t want to install in the first place.

And just what is that method we speak of? It’s this one:

“Installing what you can because you have no choice.”

An overwhelming majority of AC installations in Colorado Springs, and in the whole country, happen immediately after the previous system breaks down. This doesn’t give the homeowner any time to do their own research into what would make the best AC for their personal needs. It’s an important decision—not just because it’s expensive, but because you’ll be stuck with that system for the next 15 years!

If you’re reading this now, it means you’re already on a good path. Here’s what you do next:

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Unexpected Symptoms of Neglecting Air Filter Replacement

Monday, September 17th, 2018

man-holding-air-filterWhen a homeowner is learning about their air conditioner, there’s a lot of information to take in: refrigerant coils, compressors, thermostat programming. It’s no surprise that the air filter—the most ordinary piece in the entire system—becomes less than the top priority. Yet, a neglected air filter can quickly become a top priority when it’s making your air conditioner flip out.

A neglected air filter can create some seriously alarming symptoms, so make sure you start by getting it replaced if you notice any of the following:

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3 Warning Signs of AC Trouble

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

ac-repairYou’ve got your air conditioner blowing cool air through your home, and life feels great. As you grow accustomed to it over the years, you might encounter something that makes you ask yourself, “Was that always like that?”

In the world of air conditioner repair, full-on breakdowns aren’t actually that common. Instead, most of the problems you’ll face will slowly creep up on you, usually reducing your efficiency or raising less urgent concerns. Gone unchecked for too long, though, could result in the need for serious repairs. Below are just three examples of some warning signs from your AC.

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Which Heat Pump Is Right for Me?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpWhen it comes to air conditioning, one of the most popular options on the market is heat pumps. And it’s no surprise why—these systems are touted not just for their efficiency, but for their ability to reverse their flow of refrigerant. That means you can use these systems to either cool or heat your home, making them versatile systems all year-round.

The question isn’t “should I install a heat pump.” Rather, it’s “Which heat pump do I install?” There are different types to consider based on your needs and your existing heating and cooling systems (if any).

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The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard about Air Conditioners

Monday, August 6th, 2018

customer-feels-skpetical-about-HVAC-advice-on-internet-websiteHave you ever heard someone giving horrible, potentially harmful advice? You might have felt conflicted about whether you have the right to step in, perhaps choosing instead to just mind your own business.

We can’t give you advice on things like which stocks to invest in or if you should stop eating gluten, but the HVAC industry is our business, so we’re more than happy to set the record straight.

Without further ado, here are just a few of the worst pieces of advice we’ve ever heard about air conditioners.

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Is an Evaporative Cooler Right for Me?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

blue-question-markIn the world of air conditioning, central air and heat pumps get all the attention. And for good reasons—these units are versatile and effective. But that doesn’t mean they’re always the best option.

Less-known is the evaporative cooler, an air conditioning system that cools your home with water. In this post, we’ll ask you three questions to help you find out if an evaporative cooler is the right choice for your home.

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A Look at an HVAC Technician’s Tune-Up Checklist

Monday, July 9th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceAn air conditioning system is a carefully tuned machine that’s expected to work flawlessly through the hottest months of the year. Unfortunately, we can’t always expect machines to work without the occasional tune-up. After all, it’s a well-accepted fact that cars need maintenance to keep running smoothly for years and years to come.

However, many homeowners aren’t always ready to accept this, wondering if they can skip the maintenance or just do some occasional DIY work on the machine.

To help clear the air, we’ve decided to show you just a few tasks that make up an HVAC technician’s maintenance checklist.

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Emergency AC Problems That Just Can’t Wait

Monday, June 25th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairIs your AC making a weird noise? Are you not able to feel any cold air coming through the vents? It’s probably time for a repair… but it can wait, right?

The honest answer is almost always “No.” Nearly every common issue with an AC is going to bring you problems somehow, whether it’s by increasing your energy bills or breaking your AC.

If you choose not to believe us, we can’t do anything about that. But we can put together a list of just a few AC problems that demand immediate attention.

If any of these problems occur in your AC, we advise you to turn off the unit and immediately call for air conditioning repair in Colorado Springs, CO.

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