Watch Out for These Signs of a Malfunctioning Gas Furnace

January 30th, 2023
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Our philosophy at Peak Home Performance is to treat our customers like they’re family. We certainly don’t want our family members trapped with a failed furnace during the intense cold winter weather of Colorado, so we don’t want our customers to have to encounter the same problems.

If you need fast furnace repair in Parker, CO, we’re ready to help! In this post, we’ll list the major signs that you’ve got a malfunctioning furnace so you’ll know to call us as soon as possible. Don’t wait when it comes to furnace problems and hope they will “get better.” Trust us, they’ll likely get worse, and you don’t want to risk that!

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How Often Do I Need to Schedule Duct Cleaning?

January 16th, 2023
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Duct cleaning is a regular service homes need, but it’s also the regular service that homeowners are most likely to forget to have done. The reason for this is simple: because ductwork is hidden from sight, it’s easy for people to forget about it entirely. They assume the ducts are fine, doing their job, and there’s no need to clean them. Why would they get dirty in the first place?

But duct cleaning is an important service because ductwork gradually accumulates dust, lint, dander, and other debris over time. You won’t need to call us for annual duct cleaning in Colorado Springs, CO, but we recommend you have an idea how long it takes before your ducts are dirty enough that they need this service.

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Can a Furnace Corrode?

December 19th, 2022
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If you’re asking this question and looking for answers online, it’s probably because you think you’ve found corrosion on your gas furnace. Or perhaps you’re curious because you have an older furnace and you want to know what can happen to it as it ages. Whatever the reason, we’re glad you asked because corrosion is an important topic when it comes to furnaces.

So the simple answer is, Yes, a gas furnace can corrode. It’s not something you want to happen, and it’s often a warning that the furnace needs to be replaced.

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How to Tell if You Need to Replace Your Old Boiler

December 5th, 2022
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We’ve got good news about your home’s boiler! If you take good care of it, scheduling annual maintenance and prompt repairs as necessary, you can expect your boiler to outlast most other heating systems. Although gas furnaces and heat pumps usually last for about 15 years, boilers can last for over 20 and may even reach 30 years of effective service. This is one of the reasons people still invest in boilers for home heating: they provide an excellent return on investment.

But no boiler can last forever, and you should be able to recognize the signs that your home’s boiler is reaching the end of its lifespan. You don’t want to get trapped with a dead boiler in the middle of the winter or spend extra money to keep a boiler going when it should’ve gone to the recycling yard years earlier. 

We’ll help you with our expert knowledge about heating in Parker, CO to spot the signs you need to replace your boiler.

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What Is “Flame Roll-Out” in a Furnace?

November 21st, 2022
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One of our biggest concerns as an HVAC company offering heating services to local homeowners is ensuring that natural gas furnaces operate safely throughout the year. If a gas furnace receives regular professional maintenance annually (and right now is a great time to schedule it!) it has the highest likelihood of presenting no safety concerns during its service life. 

Nothing is able to stop all safety worries with a gas furnace, and you might also have a furnace that is aging or which hasn’t received the routine maintenance it needs. In this post we want to caution you about a furnace safety issue that might occur, one which people aren’t often aware of: flame roll-out.

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Boiler Problems You May Run Into

November 7th, 2022
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Although boilers aren’t as common a way to heat a home as furnaces, there are still many homes that use boilers in Castle Rock, CO. Boilers offer a different type of heating from furnaces and heat pumps: radiant heating, which doesn’t heat the air but instead sends waves of heat energy from one heated object to another. People often prefer the sensation of radiant heating to having hot air blown around, and boilers can spread heat faster and more evenly than other types of heating systems.

Boilers, however, can run into their share of problems—and not all local HVAC contractors work on boilers. We at Peak Home Performance are proud to offer our expertise when it comes to solving any issues you may have with your home’s boiler. Below are several of the more common malfunctions your boiler may run into and which we can resolve for you.

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How Long Can You Expect Your Furnace to Last?

October 24th, 2022
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A furnace is a vital part of a home in Colorado. Can you imagine getting through any winter without your furnace? It’s certainly not something you want to think about, much less actually go through.

Because we must rely so heavily on our furnaces here, we put a lot of “miles” on them. Eventually, even with the best routine maintenance and diligent repairs, those miles will catch up with your furnace and you’ll need to arrange for a replacement. How long can you expect to have your furnace around before then? We’ll look into this more below.

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How the Furnace Limit Switch Works to Regulate Heating and Keep You Safe

October 10th, 2022
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Furnaces are among the oldest methods of providing central heating to homes, going back to when people would connect pipes to their coal and wood-burning stoves to allow heat to naturally rise and move to different rooms. The modern natural gas furnace is a much more intricate and precise device that uses a control board and different components to regulate its operation and keep it running safely. 

Since you probably use a natural gas furnace for your heating in Colorado Springs, CO, we’d like to share some knowledge with you about how it runs. We’re going to examine an important part of the furnace, the limit switch, and see how it helps the furnace perform its best and prevent safety concerns.

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Fall Is Heating Maintenance Time—We’re Ready to Help!

September 26th, 2022
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Yes, it’s already fall. The weather may not be behaving like it yet, but the season is underway and we’ll soon need to start thinking about preparing our homes for colder temperatures. In the world of HVAC, this means it’s time to schedule heater maintenance in Castle Rock, CO.

And Peak has your back when it comes to HVAC maintenance! Our team of professionals will help your heating system work at its best, most reliable, and most energy efficient throughout the coming winter. We won’t high-pressure you with sales talk when we come to your home—we’re there to see that your heating system will provide you with peace of mind (and lower bills) during the winter.

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Why Is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

September 12th, 2022
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If you listen to the sounds that an air conditioner makes as it runs, you’ll notice the occasional sound of the drip of water. This isn’t a malfunction but part of how the AC works. And if you can hear water inside your air conditioner, that must mean the water gets sent somewhere, because you don’t see water dripping out of the AC.

Except you might. Water leaking from an AC unit is a sign of a malfunction, and you’ll want professionals on the job as soon as possible to get it fixed. 

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