Peak Home Performance Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Castle Rock’

Signs a Gas Furnace Isn’t Venting Properly

Monday, 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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Flame Roll-Out in a Furnace: What You Need to Know

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Maintaining the safety of our customers is one of our major concerns at Peak Home Performance. Gas furnaces are the residential heating systems that need the most safety attention. This doesn’t mean a gas furnace is automatically a dangerous appliance: if you keep your furnace maintained regularly, you’ll have few safety worries during its lifespan. 

However, we want to draw your attention to a specific furnace safety issue that can sometimes occur. Even the best maintenance and the most diligent repairs won’t prevent 100% of furnace malfunctions, such as the topic we’re going to examine today: flame roll-out.

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Several Common Boiler Problems

Monday, November 7th, 2022

The furnace is the most common way people heat their homes, but boilers in Castle Rock, CO are still found in many house. Boilers function differently from furnaces. Rather than heat up air and then blow it around (which is known as forced-air heating), boilers send out waves of thermal energy from one object to another, transferring heat (which is known as radiant heating). Boilers have several advantages as radiant heaters, including a faster and more even spread of heat.

Boilers also have fewer repair needs than furnaces—but that doesn’t mean they’ll have no repair needs. Unfortunately, not all HVAC technicians will work on boilers. Fortunately, you’ve found a local company that does! We’re happy to deliver high quality repairs to fix your boiler.

Below are several of the more common boiler problems. Call us to resolve these when you notice them.

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

Monday, September 26th, 2022

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

Monday, August 15th, 2022

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

Monday, July 4th, 2022

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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