Peak Home Performance Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Springs’

Why Your Furnace Is Running Constantly

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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Furnaces run through heating cycles: you should expect the furnace in your home to turn on and off several times during an hour when the thermostat is set to supply your house with heat. These cycles last from 7 to 20 minutes on average depending on how much heat your home needs. If the furnace begins to run in shorter bursts of only 2 to 3 minutes, it’s a problem called short-cycling that you’ll need to have professionals investigate.

The opposite problem can occur: a furnace that seems to run most of the time without cycling down. This kind of “nonstop” furnace will waste money while raising the temperature of your house far higher than you want it. When you notice this occurring, don’t try to get around it by just lowering the thermostat. The furnace may have a serious malfunction, and you’ll want our help with heater repair in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Why Won’t the Burners in Your Furnace Light?

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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This is a situation nobody wants to run into during a cold winter in Colorado: going to adjust the thermostat so the furnace will come on, but the furnace’s burners simply won’t light. Without lit burners, the furnace won’t provide any heat. 

If this happens to you, you may need to call our expert technicians to handle furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO. If you can’t find a simple reason for the furnace’s failure, such as a dirty filter (we’ll talk about this more in a moment), please don’t attempt to do any repairs on your own since it’s potentially very dangerous. Our technicians will quickly diagnose the problem and have your furnace restored.

Below are several of the most common causes of furnace burners failing to light.

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Some Great Uses for Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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With each year, more homeowners are choosing to have ductless heating and cooling systems installed for their homes. Although these ductless systems (also known as ductless mini split heat pumps) are not ideal for all homes and all situations, they have several excellent uses we recommend homeowners consider the next time they’re looking for a new HVAC installation. 

A quick reminder of how ductless mini splits work: They operate similarly to standard heat pumps, circulating refrigerant to either move heat into a home or move it out. Unlike the standard heat pump, which uses a single indoor unit that pushes air into a network of ducts to spread it through the rooms, a ductless mini split system has multiple smaller air handlers that attach to the outer room walls. The air handlers each have their own refrigerant coil and blower so they can send conditioned air directly into the living space—no ducts needed.

Here are some of the best applications of ductless heating and cooling.

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Important Safety Tips for Gas Furnaces

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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Natural gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system found in homes across the country. Although people sometimes worry about the safety of using a gas furnace, these models would not be so widespread if they regularly created hazards for homes and families. Modern gas furnaces have many special safety features to help them operate with little chance of danger.

However, gas furnaces can develop safety issues. If you have a natural gas furnace to warm your home, you’ll need to know some important information about how to ensure the heater runs at its safest. Below are several safety tips that will help you and your family enjoy a worry-free winter each year with your gas furnace. 

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Make Spring Easier with Whole House Air Purifiers

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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