Smith Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Are Ductless Systems More Efficient Than Traditional HVAC?

Monday, September 27th, 2021

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life where you’re going to need to upgrade your home’s HVAC system. When this day comes, we want to be able to help you usher this process along. For many people in our area, when they’re faced with an upgrade, they end up needing to choose between traditional HVAC systems or a system that’s new to them, like a ductless system. 

You might have questions if you’re in this boat. If this is the case, then we want to be here to answer your questions about ductless mini splits in Colorado Springs, CO. Get in touch with us when you’re ready to improve your home’s HVAC services. 

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How long does an HVAC system last in Colorado?

Monday, September 6th, 2021

When you go through the effort of buying yourself a new HVAC system in Colorado, you want it to last for a while. Do you ever wonder how long your air conditioner is estimated to last you? We’re here to help you answer this question today. 

Your HVAC system should last you about 15-20 years if it’s an air conditioner, and about 10-15 if it’s a heater. We’re mainly going to focus on installing a new AC system in Colorado Springs, CO today, but we wanted to give you the information regarding both systems. Now, let’s talk about how you can possibly make your air conditioning system last a little while longer.

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Should I Replace My 20-Year-Old Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 30th, 2021
Air conditioner in need of service or repair.

It’s important for your home’s air conditioner to serve you well. The fact of the matter is, if your air conditioner is nearing the 20 year age mark, then you’re probably not getting quality service from it. It’s important to replace your air conditioner when the right time comes. According to Energy.gov, that time is going to come every 15-20 years. You shouldn’t wait much longer to replace your unit if it’s in this age range. This means that a 20-year-old air conditioner is more than ready to go.

If you’re ready for AC system replacement in Pueblo West, CO, then you should schedule an appointment with a professional team. Our technicians will make your replacement a breeze. Let’s discuss the benefits below…

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FAQs For Homeowners Experiencing Air Conditioning Fan Problems

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
Air conditioner in need of service or repair.

Once August rolls around in Peyton, CO, we typically reach our highest temperatures of the year. The days of early summer evenings spent outside, by the pool, or at amusement parks are long gone. We’re taking thing slower these days and spending our time indoors trying to stay as cool as possible. If you’ve got a great air conditioning system, then you’re in the clear. What happens if you start to notice that there’s trouble in paradise with your unit though?

You should start by turning to our professionals. We’ve got you covered when it comes to air conditioning repair in Peyton, CO. We’ll make sure to get your air conditioning back in shape in a flash. Contact us sooner than later to get the process started.

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How Do I Know If My AC Has Insufficient Coolant?

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Coolant! It’s a word that we’re sure you see in many an HVAC blog. Today we want you to be honest with us. You’re amongst friends here—do you understand what coolant is and what it means for your system?

If you’re having problems with your air conditioner and you need fast AC repair in Colorado Springs, then we’re the team you should lean on. We say that we’re experts often, but coolant problems are where our expertise can really shine through. We want to help you figure out what’s going on with your system so you can act ASAP. Let’s chat below…

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How Do I Troubleshoot my Central AC System?

Monday, August 9th, 2021

If you’re having trouble getting your air conditioning system to perform, then we’re here to swoop in and save the day. Of course, we’re always here to provide you with the right resources and team members to fix up your home. We understand that there’s a little time between your call and our team members arriving. If you’d like to troubleshoot your air conditioning problems while you wait, we’ve got some tips. Try…

  • Checking for a Dirty Filter
  • Checking Your Thermostat Settings
  • Checking Your Circuit Breaker
  • Checking Your Outdoor Unit
  • Checking Your Air Vents

We’re going to get into everything you need to know about these topics. We specialize in AC repair in Pueblo, CO, and we’re going to get your air conditioner in great shape.

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2 Story House Air Conditioning Tips

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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If you have a two story home, then you know that you that there’s typically a little difficulty getting your space to cool evenly. Heat rises—this is something we all learn pretty early in life in our elementary school classrooms. This lesson comes into play when you notice that you start to live it in your two story home. Your downstairs space might be perfectly cool, but your upstairs bedroom might be stuffy and scorching hot.

If you want to work around this, you’ve got options. We’re going to run through many of them today. There are some simple ways to work about the issues that a two story home can cause. We’re prepared to help you with this.

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How Many Amps Are Required for a Ductless Mini Split System?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

When we speak to homeowners about switching from one air conditioning or heating unit to another, we’re met with a few different questions. Typically, the questions center around things like cost and compatibility with a home. You might be concerned with something a little different though—your power needs.

Your ductless mini-split will need between 15 and 45 amps per mini-split. In volts, this looks like about 110 to 120 volts on the more conservative side of things and 208 to 240 volts on the higher end. If you have any more questions concerning your mini-split, you can contact us. We’re experts at AC installation in Fountain, CO.

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How Is Your Air Conditioner Doing This Summer?

Monday, July 19th, 2021

We want you to take a moment to check in with your air conditioner at this point in the summer. It’s easy to get swept up in your daily life and start to deprioritize your comfort. You should always make sure that your comfort is one of your top priorities. It’s going to affect you every single day. We’ll make sure that your air conditioning services are top-notch and affordable.

If you want great air conditioning in Colorado Springs, CO, then you should schedule an appointment with our team members. Today, we’re going to take some time to help you determine if you need more from your AC.

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Refrigerant 101—Everything You Need to Know

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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Refrigerant is one of the most important aspects of your air conditioning system. The problem is that there’s a substantial amount of misinformation surrounding refrigerant. Today, we’d like to set the record straight. We’re going to answer all the common questions that you have surrounding refrigerant including what it is, what the signs are that you need new refrigerant, and what it’s being replaced with.

If you’re having trouble with your air conditioner and you think you need air conditioning repair in Colorado Springs, CO, you should come to us. We know our stuff and we’re going to make sure to put that knowledge to great use.

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