SoCo Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Springs’

The Difference Between Minor and Major Electrical Repairs

Monday, November 20th, 2023

From broken light switches to tripped circuits, electrical repairs are just an essential part of being a homeowner. Electricity when it’s talked about it physics classes or videos seems like a simple idea–electrons being sent through a specific type of wire to your devices or appliances when they’re needed. But in practice, electrical work is much more complicated and riskier than people might realize.

Look, we’re never going to tell homeowners that they can’t replace that burnt out light bulb or even try their hand at troubleshooting that outlet that’s not working. The solution might be pretty simple and you might be in great shape.

But more often than not, the problem is a lot more complex and you might end up risking your personal safety if you try to fix an electrical repair in Colorado Springs, CO. That’s where our team comes in.

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Heating Smells That Signal a Problem

Monday, November 6th, 2023

A heating system that’s in good shape should never really smell like anything. Sure, every home has a unique scent, whether it’s the detergent you use to clean your sheets or the smell of your pets, but these kinds of scents are a lot different than ones your heater might make.

And, to make things even more complicated, depending on the type of heating system you have, the smell coming from it could signal a different problem. For instance, a gas furnace might smell like rotten eggs or smoke if there’s a leak in the system. This means you should shut the unit down and call for heating repair in Colorado Springs, CO ASAP.

But a heat pump doesn’t use natural gas to heat your home, so it’s never going to give off the “rotten egg” smell. Instead, you might get a dirty sock smell which can signal a different problem that requires support as well. Keep reading to learn more.

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3 Spooky Sounds From Your Furnace

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

It’s Halloween Season! Everyone is putting up their decorations and starting to bake those yummy pumpkin pies and muffins. Whether you’re into scary movies and frightening props, or you just like the cozy nature of the season’s weather, we’d like to officially welcome you into the spooky season.

What’s not nice, however, is when your furnace makes some weird or strange sounds during the night. Nothing can feel quite as disturbing as watching a scary movie for the spooky season only to be woken up in the middle of the night by a boom or a ding that comes from your furnace. What gives?

Well, we can’t give you a thorough diagnosis unless you call us to schedule furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO. But what we can do is tell you about three of the most common noises that furnaces make, and why they’re so bad.

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Cool Air: Where It Comes From

Monday, August 14th, 2023

So, your air conditioner is hard at work trying to cool your home down during these record-breaking hot temperatures. All of a sudden, you might realize that you don’t actually know how that cool air is produced from the system.

You’re smart enough to know that it’s not magic, but what if one of your kids asks you how the AC works? What are you supposed to tell them?

Well, we’re here to save the day! No matter if you’re a homeowner in desperate need for AC repair in Colorado Springs, CO, or if you’re just one of our regular readers trying to learn more, we’re going to help you figure this out.

Let’s talk about the cooling process–how it happens and how you know that something is wrong with it.

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3 Electrical Tips to Save on Insurance

Monday, July 17th, 2023

A home electrical system works behind the scenes, so it can be common for homeowners to think everything is just fine when it’s not. As long as you flip a light switch and the light turns on, everything is A-OK, right? Well, not exactly.

Homes need to be insured, and those insurance companies would love to raise your premiums for any small electrical fault. Since electrical problems are often linked with safety concerns, this can be an easy way for insurance costs to get out of control and in dangerous territory. From old knob and tube wiring that was never removed, to outlets that should be GFCI protected, you could see a future full of high costs and headaches without the help of an electrician in Colorado Springs, CO.

Luckily, our team is full of licensed and experienced electricians who can fix your issues quickly and get your home to where it should be.

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Refrigerant: What to Do With a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Refrigerant leaks are an unfortunate occurrence when it comes to air conditioning. Every air conditioner that works to cool a home must rely on refrigerant to do its job, so it makes sense that one of the core problems with an AC unit is a refrigerant leak.

However, due to some misconceptions about refrigerant and some poor craftsmanship in the HVAC industry, people just don’t know that much about it. That’s what we’re here to change.

First and foremost, if your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant then make sure you call our team for AC repair in Colorado Springs. This is going to be the most important thing you can do to ensure your air conditioner remains in good shape.

Secondly, keep reading to learn about what refrigerant is, why it might leak, and how you can better detect this kind of problem.

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Pro Tip: When to Replace Your AC

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Air conditioners require repairs over the course of their lifespans. This is an essential part of owning an air conditioning system, and it’s fine if you’ve got a great HVAC technician on your team to get to the bottom of the issue. However, sometimes repairs aren’t enough, and sometimes repairs are actually missing the point of the problem at hand.

While repairs and maintenance are required to keep your AC running in good shape, eventually your air conditioner will run into problems that these solutions can’t fix. Depreciation, inefficiency, and even worn down components will eventually make you think about whether you should replace your system with a new AC installation in Colorado Springs.

That sounds stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll make the process easy. Follow along with us as we discuss some of the signs that your AC requires replacement and not just repairs.

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Introducing: The REME Halo Air Purifier

Monday, May 8th, 2023

We’ve been trying to clean the air in our homes for generations. From home remedies to technologies that were way too expensive and unscientific, you’ve probably heard the idea of an “air cleaner” before. So, what makes this system better or different than any of the products you’ve seen before?

Simple–the REME Halo combines several different existing air purifier technologies into one handy system. And, to top it all off, the system is installed in one of the most sensitive areas of your entire home, essentially cleaning the entire air supply. Yep, it’s real, and we’re going to spend the majority of this blog explaining how this system works.

So, buckle up! It’s time to talk about the REME Halo, your next potential air purifier in Colorado Springs, CO. We’ll break down how this system works and why it’s so effective.

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3 Reasons to Call for an Electrician

Monday, April 24th, 2023

Electrical work at home can be difficult to measure. Sure, changing a lightbulb can be a breeze, and replacing the cover of an outlet can be done by a homeowner who is careful, but anything more than that can get dicey.

We’re not just talking about safety when it comes to electrical services in Colorado Springs. You could end up damaging sensitive components of your home, harming some of your most expensive electrical devices, and even then still end up where you started. There’s a lot at risk when thinking about DIY electrical services, which is why calling for a professional is always a good choice.

We can fix your electrical systems, rewire sections of your home, replace lights with new lighting systems (like track lights), and more. The important thing is that you rely on us instead of jeopardizing your home’s electrical system with DIY work.

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Air Purifiers: Technology That Just Works

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Have you ever wondered how an air purifier works? Perhaps you’ve got a coworker or a neighbor who has one of those portable air purifiers. Sometimes, it just looks like a box with vents, and other times people have air purifiers hooked up to their air ducts. For many of our customers, unless they know how they work, they’re just not going to buy them. It’s tough selling a product that almost feels like magic!

Well, air purifiers like the REME Halo Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier do an exceptional job of keeping contaminants out of your air. But we’re going to take the time today to explain how this system works and why it’s going to benefit you in the long run.

Air purifiers in Colorado Springs, CO can eradicate biological contaminants quickly and effectively. And we’re going to show you how!

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