Today Is National HVAC Tech Day!

June 22nd, 2021

June 22nd is a special day here at Peak Home Performance: it’s National HVAC Tech Day! We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge how important HVAC technicians are—for individual homeowners, for our community, and for our company. It’s easy to focus on the heating and cooling equipment in our homes that allow us to make it through the year in comfort, but none of this equipment would be worth anything if not for the skilled technicians who install and keep our systems running. These technicians are real heroes who are ready to put in long hours, often in intense heat or brutal cold, so that we can enjoy living in our homes. 

At Peak Home Performance, we’re especially proud of our HVAC technicians. We couldn’t offer the guaranteed comfort and affordable service that local homeowners rely on if it weren’t for the talent and dedication of our technicians. These are the best HVAC techs you’ll find, and it’s our honor to have them as part of our team. 

To observe National HVAC Tech Day, we’d like to spotlight each of our technicians. These are the people who help make us the HVAC contractor homeowners trust!

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Landlord or Tenant: Who’s Responsible for HVAC Service and Maintenance Needs?

June 10th, 2021

Up-to-date and efficient HVAC service is a huge attraction when you’re advertising rental property. The quality of your HVAC equipment is one of the main things tenants look at before renting. But just as your HVAC can help you find good tenants, it can also be the source of endless conflict with tenants. This will happen if you don’t outline your own and the tenant’s HVAC responsibilities from the get-go.

Emergencies with the HVAC system can make a rental unlivable and invalidate the implied warranty of habitability you gave to your tenants. Common HVAC problems such as refrigerant leaks, other kinds of leaks, thermostat malfunctions, blocked filters, and ignition issues all provide valid grounds for tenants to initiate legal action. This is at least one reason to take HVAC maintenance seriously.

How should you assign responsibility for HVAC service and maintenance in a rental? Should you take complete responsibility, should you let tenants handle it, or should you look for a middle ground where you and the tenants share responsibility? These are the basic methods for allocating responsibility for HVAC maintenance in a rental and each comes with its specific problems.

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Buying or Selling an Older Home? What You Need to Know About HVAC Systems

May 20th, 2021
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Buying a home is both thrilling and a touch scary. For many potential home buyers in the El Paso market, there’s an extra level of worry, because although the market is currently busy and competitive, there are fewer new homes for sale. Purchasing an older home brings up new questions about how many upgrades the house may need. 

A part of an older home that may need an extensive upgrade is its HVAC system. This isn’t a cosmetic part of the house: it’s essential for comfort and energy efficiency. A home can look beautiful but have a money-draining old HVAC system hiding inside. Making upgrades with a new furnace or air conditioner, repairs to aging components, and changes to ductwork can turn into the most expensive part of getting a “fixer-upper.” 

We’re here to help you with education about HVAC systems in older homes. You can use this information whether you’re looking to purchase or sell a house in the current market.

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Make Spring Easier with Whole House Air Purifiers

April 12th, 2021
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Spring is in the air! While we all look forward to spending more time outdoors, it’s also the start of spring allergy season.

It’s tough to enjoy all that spring has to offer when you’re sneezing and rubbing at itchy eyes due to dust, pollen, mold spores, and other allergens. Your home is supposed to be your oasis away from it all, but allergy season may bother you even more if you haven’t addressed your home’s indoor air quality.

Did you know that poor indoor air quality can lead to an increase in symptoms we commonly associate with allergies and pollen?

● Sneezing
● Wheezing
● Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
● Fatigue

So what are you supposed to do when allergy season invades your indoor space too? At Peak Home Performance, we’d suggest evaluating your home’s indoor air quality and considering a whole house UV air purifying system.

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Know Your Neighbor: Weldon Long

April 7th, 2021
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If you’ve seen the recent issue of Life in Broadmoor, you may have noticed a certain friendly face on the cover: our founder Weldon Long, accompanied by his wife and company co-owner Taryn Long. You might already be part of the Peak Home Performance family, or perhaps you’re looking for a trustworthy heating and cooling company in Southern Colorado. Either way, we’d like to help you get to know Weldon a bit better!

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Your Home Is More Than Just a House! Make Sure It Feels Like It

March 29th, 2021
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What separates a “house” from a “home” is comfort. Everything you bring into your space from the décor, personal style, and loved ones makes it a home. Your HVAC system matters here too. You need to make sure that you have a solid comfort system foundation to really keep your home comfortable.

We’ve finally reached the last stop on the heating train in our area. If you noticed that you have room for improvement with your heater, then make sure you rectify these issues before the spring weather arrives. Tying up any loose ends now ensures that you have a seamless transition into the fall season next year. We’re here to help you with your heating repair in Colorado Springs, CO. Keep reading below to figure out how to tie up any loose ends this year.  

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The Importance of Heating (and AC) Maintenance

March 15th, 2021

We’re getting toward the end of the heating season in Colorado. We know that this isn’t the typical time that you would call a professional for heating maintenance. While we understand that the timing of this might seem a little off, we want you to know that it’s really never too late to invest in maintenance.

Maintenance is one of those services that’s worthwhile whenever you go for it. If you care about your air conditioning heating in Colorado Springs, CO springs, you should schedule an appointment today. We pride ourselves on having the best equipped technicians in the area. If you’ve got a problem, then we’re determined to solve it for you.

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Let’s Talk About Furnace Efficiency

March 1st, 2021

One thing that you should know is that every furnace has an efficiency rating. It’s called the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). To sum it up simply, each furnace is given a rating to describe how efficiently it’s able to operate. Although your AFUE rating is the biggest factor when determining how efficiently your heater can run, there are some other factors that affect this. We’re going to discuss them today.

Before we get into anything else, we want you to know that we’re here to perform any of the furnace services you need. In fact, we specialize in furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO. You can get everything you need from our team members.

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Never Delay When It Comes to Repairing Your Heating System

February 15th, 2021

When is the best time to have repairs done for your heating system? The simple answer is: As soon as you notice there’s a problem with the heater.

Your heating in Colorado Springs, CO is vital for you and your family to stay healthy and happy during the often extreme winters. Even if you think odd behavior from your furnace or other heating system might not be a big deal, it’s safer to play it cautious and call for our professionals to see if anything is wrong. The biggest enemy of a healthy heating system is procrastination.

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Why Your Heater Makes That Funny Noise

February 1st, 2021

You’ve had your home’s heater running regularly for at least the last month or so. No surprise—it’s cold! You need your heater now more than ever. A central heater is the only way to keep your entire house warm.

And now you’re worried that comfort might vanish. Why? Because you’ve noticed weird noises coming from the furnace whenever it runs. That can’t be good news.

These odd sounds are a reason to call us for heating repair in Colorado Springs, CO. Even if your furnace appears to be running fine and is keeping the home warm, that irritating noise can warn of an emerging malfunction, one that might leave you with a dead furnace on a cold day. Or worse, it might leave you with an unsafe furnace. Shut off the furnace and call us to see what needs to be fixed.

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