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

The Problem With Old Wiring

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Around the turn of the 20th century, it became common for homes to be built with access to electricity. Wires were hooked up in basements and rooftops, fuse boxes were set up in houses throughout the area, and homeowners began picking up electrical appliances they could use right in their own houses. The electrification of America happened swiftly and efficiently.

However, a lot has changed since then, and electrical appliances require more energy than they ever did. Not only that, but the methods we use to set up a home with electricity are much different than those older methods. The ancient knob and tube wiring you might see in an old barn or farmhouse is very outdated at this point, and you might need to call a professional electrician in Colorado Springs, CO to get it replaced.

Here are a few reasons why your electrical system might be too old to keep around.

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas 

Monday, December 19th, 2022

Thoughtful Last-minute Christmas Gifts from SoCo Heating and Cooling

Are you struggling to come up with the perfect present? Don’t know what to get the one who has it all? Think outside of the box this year!

SoCo Heating and Cooling is selling wrapped Whole House Air Purifiers or Humidifiers.  We will wrap and hand deliver the Humidifier or Air Purifier. You’ll have it just in time to put under the Christmas Tree, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the holiday season. Let us help you take one thing off your very busy plate!

Please call us at 719-497-2777 to coordinate your Humidifier or Air Purifier’s arrival and installation.  The idea behind this is so that you will have a cool gift for your loved one to unwrap and we will install the item when it’s good for them! Installation needs to be scheduled within 30 days after the holiday.

Click here to coordinate your next holiday gift now with SoCo Heating and Cooling! So Cool. So Cozy.

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The SoCo Air Filter FAQ

Monday, December 19th, 2022

We’ve mentioned air filters multiple times on our blogs, but we haven’t really dedicated a blog specifically to them yet. These components are special when compared to other heating system components, because they’re specifically designed to be addressed by a homeowner.

We think it’s a bad idea to just open your furnace up and start fiddling with the components. You can void your warranty and run into some serious problems, even safety concerns. But your air filter is located in a safe place that’s outside of your furnace box where it can be easily lifted out and a replacement can be placed back in. This is what makes this component unique.

So, let’s discuss any questions you might have about your air filter and make sure that all of our customers are on the right page with how to treat this powerful yet sensitive component of your heating in Colorado Springs, CO!

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Furnace Noises and What They Mean

Monday, November 7th, 2022

So, you’re the proud owner of a furnace system that works hard to keep you warm throughout the winter. Congratulations! Gas furnaces are some of the most efficient and effective heating systems on the market, and they really don’t break the budget like some other heating systems might. There are several reasons why they’re the most common heating system in America.

Now, in order for your furnace to run exactly how it’s intended to, it needs to be repaired when something goes wrong. Detecting a problem that requires Colorado Springs furnace repair can be tricky, especially if you’re not trained in the HVAC industry. This blog post is for homeowners that are hearing strange or distressing noises coming from their heating system. We’ll talk about what these sounds mean, why they’re occurring, and what you can do about them.

Here’s a hint–you can call our team for fast diagnosis and repairs!

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“Help! I Turned on My Heater But It Won’t Heat!”

Monday, October 24th, 2022

Oh no! What a pesky problem. It’s usually enough to ruin someone’s day. And compound this kind of heater malfunction with other things that can go wrong on a given day, and we can understand why our customers might be struggling. Well, the good news is that you’re in the right place. Our team is full of heating experts that can help you with your heating system.

Depending on the type of heater you have and the specific issue at hand, you might require different solutions, like a quick fix or more extensive heating repairs. Heat pumps require different repairs than gas furnaces.

Keep reading to learn more about what might cause this kind of problem, and whether or not it’s safe. Otherwise, call our team for fast and effective heating service in Colorado Springs, CO! We’ve got your back.

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Why Do Heat Pumps Require Maintenance Twice a Year?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

This is a question that customers ask us a lot, and it’s one that requires a bit of an explanation. Heat pumps sometimes feel like the only appliances in the whole world that require routine maintenance twice a year, while all other types of systems seem like they can be maintained yearly. What gives?

Well, your home comfort is what gives! You see, heat pumps work tirelessly throughout the entire year to keep an entire home comfortable. Spring, summer, fall, and even through the winter, a heat pump is still responsible for transferring heat from one place to another.

Down below, we’re going to talk a bit about how your heat pump can do so much for your home, while also mentioning some of the benefits of heat pump maintenance in Colorado Springs. Just make sure you give our team a call and schedule an appointment early!

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Get Ahead of the Line With Heating Maintenance Now

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Heating maintenance is a vital service that can seriously benefit your budget, your home comfort, and your energy efficiency. Not only that, but getting maintenance done now, before the cold winter hits, is going to be a great idea to alleviate stress and grant you peace of mind. It always feels better having a trained professional come to your home and give you the green light for the rest of the year.

However, when it comes to joining the cozy club and investing in heating maintenance in Colorado Springs, CO, there are many people who need more information. How does maintenance work? Why would I invest in maintenance now, rather than in the wintertime?

These are great questions, and ones that we will answer down below. Knowledge is power, and we hope to inform our customers so they can treat their HVAC systems with care!

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3 Signs You Might Want to Consider a Professional Electrician

Monday, September 12th, 2022

One of the most important aspects of being a property owner or manager, is trying to figure out what projects you can do yourself and what almost always require a professional. Changing out a lightbulb, for instance, is usually going to be easy enough for a homeowner. As long as you know the correct type of bulb to use, then you’re really not going to run into any major problems.

However, when trying to replace electrical wires, or even when installing new appliances, it can be easy to hit a wall where a professional is required. That’s where we come in!

This blog post is dedicated to those people taking on home projects and investing in their property who can’t seem to find the line between DIY and professional work. Let’s figure out why you might need electricians in Colorado Springs, CO, and we’ll even make a shocking announcement at the end!

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What Are the Pros and Cons of a Heat Pump?

Monday, August 15th, 2022

We could write 10, 20, or even 100 blog posts about the usefulness of heat pumps, but not all of that information would be relevant to our readers. While scientifically, they’re some of the most interesting pieces of equipment to be developed in the last few decades, that means very little to someone on a tight budget who is exploring their home comfort options. We need to fit the useful information into a blog post so our customers can get what they need, right?

Well, let’s start with some simple pros and cons! Heat pumps are valuable, and we’re always going to be big proponents of Colorado Springs heat pump services. But heat pumps aren’t for everyone, and we’re going to make that very clear today.

So, continue through this blog and make sure you call our team with any questions. And if you think your home is right for a heat pump installation, then get started with us today!

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Can I Replace My AC on My Own?

Monday, August 1st, 2022

We understand that some of our customers are bright and really great with home improvement projects, but we’d argue that replacing an air conditioner is a little beyond a simple project. These systems are large, complex, and they’re expensive, which means the more issues you run into trying to do it yourself, the more you’re going to pay in fixing the damages.

Let’s talk a bit about why professional AC replacement in Colorado Springs is going to be better in almost every way than DIY AC replacement. We also want to stress how much of an opportunity it is to have your AC replaced by a professional, since this is your chance to get your old unit swapped out by a new and improved system like a ductless mini split!

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