AC Units: Is It Safe to Power Wash Them?

August 18, 2022

AC units can become quite dirty during a typical season of use. It is, after all, exposed to the elements and can become quite unsightly over time. As this occurs, you may find yourself tempted to break out the power washer. However, is it safe? The answer is no, but let’s go over why exactly you should avoid it. Why Power Washing an AC Unit Is a Bad Idea Power washers are very intense and can cause damage to your AC’s coils or create holes in the tubing. The concentrated pressure is just too much for

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When Should You Replace Your HVAC System?

July 15, 2022

Do you think it might be time to replace the heating and cooling equipment in your home? Constantly repairing an old unit is a waste of time and money, so it can be costly to wait to purchase a newer model. Nevertheless, there are a lot of variables to consider before replacement. If your existing system is still doing its job somewhat reliably, it’s understandable that you might prefer to keep it for another few years. Here’s what you should know about the best time to replace your unit. The Best Time to

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6 Causes for Your Air Conditioner Running All Day

May 19, 2022

When your air conditioner functions normally, it may run for 15 to 20 minutes until it reaches the temperature that you set it at. After it reaches that temperature, it will shut itself off until the internal temperature goes above the set temperature again. Then, it will run for another 15 to 20 minutes to cool off your home. During intense heat waves, however, your air conditioner might run more frequently. When it runs constantly during normal summertime temperatures, you need to find out why it will not shut off after reaching the set temperature and take

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Learn More About the Thermostatic Expansion Valve

October 13, 2021

Your air conditioning system is made up of various components, and each element plays a crucial role in ensuring your system is running efficiently. Your air conditioning system is highly dependent on refrigerants when it comes to cooling your home. The refrigerant works to absorb the heat in your home hence allowing for the distribution of cool air around your home. A thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) or thermal expansion valve is responsible for controlling the amount of refrigerant released into your system based on the temperature set on your thermostat. The TXV, therefore, ensures only the necessary amount of refrigerant

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HVAC Maintenance to Wrap Up Your Summer

August 17, 2021

It always seems that summer is too short, and the end of summer brings preparation for the winter. As you wind down your summer, don’t forget to wrap up your air conditioner’s use with these important maintenance tips. Clean Up Debris Around Your Compressor You’ll likely find yourself working around your yard to wind down the summer. As you do, be sure to clear out any debris from around your condensing unit. It’s common for grass and weeds to grow up along the unit or for grass clippings to get caught in the housing.

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Getting the Best Performance From Your AC

July 26, 2021

At Coffman & Company, we help Aurora families stay comfortable throughout the year. Our technicians are always ready to keep your home cool during the summer months. However, you do not need to call on an expert for every aspect of your cooling system. If you want to get the most from your air conditioner, there are several steps you can take to increase its efficiency and reliability. Protect It in the Off-Season You may not think about your air conditioner during the cold Colorado winters, but caring for it in the off-season will give you better performance

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 15, 2021

As a responsible homeowner, it’s necessary to clean your air conditioner at least once per year. This cleaning process involves both the indoor and outdoor units of your cooling system. By understanding the tips that we present below, you’ll be able to ensure that your system gets cleaned properly. Start With Your Venting Before you get started with cleaning your actual air conditioning units, you should begin with your venting. Each main room throughout your house should have at least two vents. You’ll want to remove these vents and give them a thorough cleaning. It’s very

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

May 10, 2021

Your air conditioner should be the right size for your home. If it’s too big or too small, it will not provide the comfort you are wanting for your home. Fortunately, identifying what you need for your home is not a matter of guessing, but simple math. Why People Think Bigger Is Better Many people simply think a bigger system will either make their home cooler or will cool their home more quickly. This makes sense given the size of the system is measured in how much it can cool in an hour. However, this shows

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