The Importance of Proper Sizing for a New AC

June 5th, 2023

You may need to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home before the major summer weather arrives. Now is a great time to arrange with the Peak Home Performance team for an air conditioning installation in Colorado Springs, CO.

You definitely want experts like ours to handle this installation. There are many reasons for this, and one of the most important is that only pros can correctly size a new air conditioning system. This doesn’t mean finding the right physical size of unit for a home, but rather finding the right cooling power. It’s an essential step, since the wrong-size AC will create numerous problems and require an early replacement.

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How to Take It Easy on Your AC This Summer

May 22nd, 2023

We can expect another hot summer in Colorado, and that means air conditioning systems in homes will put in plenty of work. A central air conditioner is a wonderful appliance to have so you can make it through the summer’s hottest days—but you also want to ensure your AC continues to operate throughout the season and doesn’t break down because of excess strain.

The most important step to ease the stress on your cooling system is to schedule air conditioning maintenance in Colorado Springs, CO during the spring. Please contact our team and arrange for this as soon as possible, as it gives your air conditioner the best chance to sail through the summer with zero problems (and better energy efficiency). 

When the summer starts, you can take several steps to help ease the pressure on your AC, help to avoid a sudden breakdown, and to help lower your bills.

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Factors to Consider When Getting a New AC

May 8th, 2023

The most important way you can prepare your air conditioning system for the approaching summer is to arrange for a maintenance inspection and tune-up from our Peak Home Performance team. This service helps an AC run at its highest efficiency while avoiding most repair issues, and it extends the air conditioner’s service life and keeps the warranty valid.

You, however, may be in a situation where your home’s air conditioner needs something bigger than maintenance. It needs to be replaced. That means purchasing a new air conditioner and having our technicians handle an air conditioning installation in Colorado Springs, CO. Getting a new AC is a big job, and you want to make sure you get the right kind for your home’s needs and for your budget. We’ll look at several factors to consider as you think over your purchase.

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Other Great Benefits of Regular AC Maintenance

April 24th, 2023

The Peak Home Performance Maintenance Program is one of the best services that we offer to our customers. When you join the program, you’ll receive routine maintenance visits from our exceptional technicians to keep your HVAC equipment running in true “Peak” condition. 

Air conditioning maintenance in Colorado Springs, CO has numerous benefits, many of which we detailed in our last post. These include an extended service life, improved system efficiency, and general peace of mind. Our Peak Home Performance Maintenance Program comes with special membership perks as well:

  • Priority service within 48 hours
  • $500 off a complete HVAC system replacement
  • Inflation protection in case program fees increase
  • No overtime fees
  • 15% discount on all repairs, parts, and cleaning

That’s great value for your money. But we haven’t examined all of the benefits of maintenance. We’ve written about the major, but we want to share with you some benefits that don’t receive as much attention as they should.

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Sign Up for the Peak Home Performance Plan and Get Your Spring AC Maintenance

April 10th, 2023

Are you excited about the warmer weather? Even people who love the winters in Colorado enjoy it when the warm weather finally arrives. But amidst the relief from the intense cold, it’s important to remember that warm weather often turns into hot weather during the summer. So as spring gets underway, we want to remind all our current and future customers about scheduling their regular spring maintenance for their air conditioning systems.

The best way to get great professional air conditioning maintenance in Colorado Springs, CO, is to join our Peak Home Performance Maintenance Plan. The benefits are tremendous—it’s one of the best services we offer!

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Should You Shutdown Your Furnace for the Summer?

March 27th, 2023

Early spring isn’t a time of year to take risks with your home heating. Yes, the arrival of spring does mean that warmer weather is inevitable. But March, April, and even June are notoriously unpredictable when it comes to swings toward the cold weather and even freezing weather. Your household furnace needs to stay ready to get to work whenever you need it for the near future. (This is one of the reasons we always strongly recommend our customers never skip furnace service Woodland Park, CO at this time of year; always stay prepared in spring.)

This does bring up an important question, however: when the summer does arrive and you know you won’t need your furnace for the next couple months, instead relying on your AC, should you shut the furnace down completely? 

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Signs a Gas Furnace Isn’t Venting Properly

February 13th, 2023

A gas furnace combusts natural gas, and this generates the heat that warms the air. However, the hot combustion gases cannot come into direct contact with the air that moves through the furnace and into the home because the gases are harmful to breathe. The way a furnace trasnfers the heat from the combustion gases to the air is through a component called the heat exchanger, a chamber that collects the gases so that its metal walls heat up and warm the air moving around the exchanger. 

Once the heating process is complete, the leftover combustion gas byproducts safely exits the furnace through a vent. This ventilation stage is critical for the furnace’s safe operation. Problems with the venting can lead to the toxic gas byproducts (principally carbon monoxide) to go the wrong direction and end up in the house and also speed up the effects of corrosion on the furnace.

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Warnings of a Malfunctioning Gas Furnace

January 30th, 2023

At Peak Home Performance, we treat our customers like they’re our family—and nobody wants their own family members stuck with a failed furnace smack dab in the middle of a brutally cold Colorado winter! If you need speedy furnace repair in Parker, CO, our technicians are the skilled people to call. 

However, speedy furnace repairs require that you know if you’ve got a malfunctioning furnace in the first place. Below, we’ll list the signs that you’ve got a faulty furnace so you know that it’s time to get our team to help. You never want to delay when you know there’s a problem, because even the smallest problem can get worse and lead to a busted furnace or even a safety hazard. Never take chances and please don’t try to perform any repairs to the furnace on your own.

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How Often Do I Need to Schedule Duct Cleaning?

January 16th, 2023

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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Is It Possible for a Furnace to Corrode?

December 12th, 2022

Corrosion is rarely a good thing in any circumstance, since it means a severe weakening of metal. If you’re asking whether your furnace can corrode, it’s likely because you’ve already noticed it on your gas furnace and wonder if it means the furnace is finished. 

Furnaces absolutely can corrode, and understanding why and what to do about it are critical for your home heating needs as well as safety. In most cases, a corroding furnace does need a replacement. 

Below we’ll take a closer look at why corrosion can start on a furnace and why it creates a serious problem.

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