Peak Home Performance Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Springs’

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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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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Watch Out for Unlicensed HVAC Contractors

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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When you come to Peak Home Performance for your HVAC needs, whether you’re looking to install a new air conditioning system, think your heater needs repairs, or it’s time for regular maintenance, you’ll receive the finest service from a team of trained professionals. We’re also a licensed HVAC contractor—and you only want to work with contractors who are properly licensed.

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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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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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