Peak Home Performance Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why Is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

Monday, 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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Do I Need to Get a New AC When the Compressor Fails?

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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The compressor is the heart of an air conditioning system. It’s the component that puts refrigerant under pressure so it will circulate and carry out the process of heat exchange that cools down a home. Without a working compressor, a central air conditioner is nothing more than a large central fan.

The compressor is also an expensive component to replace if it fails. The conventional wisdom is that when an AC’s compressor burns out, the best option is to have a new air conditioning system installed rather than pay to put in a new compressor. Is this true, and is it always the case? We’ll look at this more below.

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Why Your AC Isn’t Effectively Cooling the 2nd Floor

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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If you live in a two-story house, you may encounter a common central air conditioning problem: the AC isn’t cooling the upstairs as well as the downstairs. Ideally, a central air conditioning system should provide even cooling around the house. But second stories present a tricky problem: heat rises and the upper floors have more heat for the AC to deal with.

This situation is often more complicated than just “heat rises.” There may be issues with your air conditioning system that are limiting it. If you want better cooling for the second floor of your house, a good strategy is to start with calling Peak Home Performance. We offer AC repair in Colorado Springs, CO that can fix problems like this, or we can replace an inadequate air conditioner with a better one. We can also find other solutions like zone controls and multiple thermostats.

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“Does My AC Need Occasional Refills of Refrigerant?”

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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This is a question homeowners often ask about their air conditioning systems. The simple answer is no. As we’ll explain, refrigerant in an AC should not require refills under normal conditions. In fact, adding refrigerant to an air conditioner can do catastrophic damage to it. 

However, there are repair situations where an AC will need refrigerant added to it to restore a lost amount. We’ll help you know when you’ve got this situation on your hands so you can call us to service your air conditioning in Parker, CO.

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AC Short-Cycling: What It Is, Why You Want It Repaired

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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Short-cycling is a common problem that affects air conditioning systems and heat pumps, although homeowners may not know what it is or how to identify that it’s happening. Our team offers high-quality air conditioning repair in Castle Rock, CO to correct short-cycling, and we want customers like you to know more about this problem and why you need to call us to have it repaired as soon as possible. 

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Understanding the Limits of Your AC

Monday, June 20th, 2022
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We take pride in the quality of the work we perform for our customers when they need air conditioning service. We install the finest AC units and take the time to ensure we do each job correctly so our customers can enjoy uninterrupted cooling with high energy efficiency for many years. 

However, even the best air conditioning system ever manufactured still has limits with what it can do for a home. A well-installed AC will provide the cooling your family needs for comfort, but you can push it too far to the point it wastes power and risks wearing down rapidly. Below we’ll look into how much cooling you can expect from your AC and how to make sure you don’t place extra strain on it.

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Why You Want the Best Pros to Install Your AC

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
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If you’re looking for a new AC installation in Colorado Springs, CO, where’s the best place to begin? Well, you’ve found our website, so you’re already off to a great start. We’re experienced professionals with years of history handling all types of HVAC services. There isn’t an HVAC job we can’t do and do right.

But sometimes homeowners think they can “get by” with a cheaper option for an air conditioning system installation, like going to an amateur who offers a cut-rate price to do the job, or someone whose entire certification to be in the HVAC business comes down to “has a truck with a phone number on it.” 

Trust us, you don’t want to go with anyone but licensed and experienced HVAC pros when it’s time to put in a new air conditioning system. We’ll explain more below.

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Prep Your AC for the Summer With the Peak Home Performance Club

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
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One of the most important services we offer for our valued customers is regular maintenance for their HVAC systems. With spring already here and the summer weather not far off, this is the ideal time to arrange for AC maintenance in Colorado Springs, CO with our team. Our Peak Home Performance Club makes maintenance an even greater value. 

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Join the Peak Home Performance Club and You Can Relax With Comfort, Savings, and More!

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Would you like to enjoy a worry-free future with your family’s comfort through all the Colorado seasons? That’s something we can offer you with our Peak Performance Plan. When you enroll, you’ll be partnered with a team you can trust for regular maintenance for your vital HVAC systems. Our regular tune-ups and inspections for your AC, furnace, and other heating and cooling systems will keep them running in top shape all year.

Enrolling in the Peak Home Performance Club not only makes maintenance easier for you, but it also comes with fantastic additional benefits. Follow us below to learn more.

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

Thursday, 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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