AC Issues

3 Reasons Quiet Cool is a “MUST HAVE”

Reason #1 AIR CONDITIONING SAVINGS

Monthly Bill:

  • Save up to 50-90% on you monthly AC bill
  • Lowers the core temperature of your home
  • Induces thermal mass cooling
  • Exhausts heat pockets in the attic

HVAC System:

  • Reduces AC run time
  • Extends the systems life
  • Delay in the inevitable replacement or repair

When to run your Quiet Cool for Optimal Savings:

Run the system anytime the outside temperature is cooler than the inside temperature- typically when you get home from work in the evenings or in the early morning. You can run the fan on high for just a few minutes to exhaust the heat from your attic and then shift into the low setting to run throughout the night.

 

Reason #2 COOLING AND COMFORT

A Breeze on a Switch!

  • Instantaneous relief (moving air makes you feel 10°F cooler)
  • Consistent airflow
  • Balances upstairs and downstairs temperatures

When to run your Quiet Cool for Cooling and Comfort:

Run the system in accordance to your personal preference. Everyone is a little different but if you prefer a temperature of around 70°F- you will be able to turn on your fan when the outside temperature hits somewhere in the neighborhood of 80°F (because the air flow will automatically make you feel 10°F cooler).

 

Reason #3 VENTILATION AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Long Term Health Benefits:

  • The EPA reports that indoor air quality may be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air quality.
  • The American Medical Association reports that indoor air quality is directly responsible for up to 1/3 of our national health bill
  • Eliminates top causes of indoor air pollution such as VOC gases and toxins from the home by adding “active ventilation”
  • Completes air exchange in 3-4 minutes year round, regardless of outdoor temperature.

Everyday Common Tangible Air Quality Benefits

  • Eliminates dust, allergens, pollens and dander from the air
  • Eliminates kitchen and bathroom odors

When to run your Quiet Cool for Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality:

Run the system anytime the air quality is “good”. Outdoor air quality is easy to monitor in real time reports by visiting www. airnow.gov or by checking the local weather app. As long as the outside air quality is “good” you only need to run the fan for 3-4 minutes for a complete air exchange inside your home. This means you can run it regardless of the outside temperature – it doesn’t matter if its 22°F outside or 122°F because 3-4 minutes is not enough to induce thermal mass exchange . There is no better solution for the IAQ problem than running a complete air exchange with a Quiet Cool. We recommend doing that at least twice per week for a happy and healthy home.

 

Call us today to schedule an appointment for a Quiet Cool Whole House Fan. We serve Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder, Windsor, Wellington, and the surrounding areas. Schedule an appointment with an expert you can trust. Service delivered with pride! 970-399-9940

AC Issues

Hail Storm? Check on Your Air-Conditioning Unit

We are no strangers to hail damage here in Northern Colorado. Here, hail can happen just about any time of the year and often without advanced warning. Damage to vehicles and building structures is common knowledge, but one thing many homeowners in the area do not know to check on after a hail storm is their exterior air conditioning unit.

Inspecting Your Air Conditioner After a Hail Storm

What You’re Looking For

To cut right to the chase, what you’re looking for when inspecting your exterior air-conditioning unit for damages is any structural harm. Most commonly, the component that is likely to suffer hail damage is the coils that often surround your air conditioning unit.

If you see that the thin screens surrounding the coils or cooling fins of your unit have impact marks, dents, or any other noticeable damages, call a certified service expert as soon as possible.

It is rare that internal components of your system will be damaged, but in extreme cases that could be possible. If your exterior unit has noticeable dents or impact marks on its surface, especially to the housing around the fan at the top, interior damage could be possible. If you notice anything unusual about your AC unit after a hail storm, do not wait for the problem to go away on its own.

Consider the Timing

Since many Northern Colorado hail storms occur on warm days in the spring and summer months, it’s possible that your AC will be running when the damage occurs. If you need your system active in the days after the storm, do not hesitate to reach out and speak with our team at the first sign of possible damages.

Additionally, it is important that we mention that you should never touch your AC unit while the system is active, even if it isn’t running at the moment; always turn off the AC system inside before inspecting the unit.

Why Impact Damages Can be Concerning

As mentioned, it is most likely that damages to your air conditioning unit will be centered around the coil system that wraps most exterior units. Since the coils on your air conditioning unit are often left exposed or semi-exposed to the elements, they can take a beating from powerful enough hail.

This can be problematic as damage to this portion of your air conditioning system can have a dramatic impact on your monthly energy consumption and costs, as well as put unnecessary strain on your forced-air system. Essentially, there are multiple ways that impact damages to this system can cost you far more money down the road versus the low cost of inspecting and repairing damages as necessary following a hail storm.

The Good News

If you’re ready for some good news in all of this, here are some key things to consider:

  1. Since most external air-conditioning units are nestled up near your home, they are often largely protected from the worst of a hail storm by your home’s structure.
  2. Damages to this system are often minor compared to that of homes or cars and most exterior air-conditioning units are built tough to withstand quite a bit of harassment.
  3. Even if your AC unit does get damaged, repairs to your coil system are far less expensive than increased energy costs from leaving the issue unchecked or fully replacing your AC or furnace.
  4. The team at Lion Home Services is committed to helping your family with honest advice, estimates, repairs, and even replacements if needed. We’re proud to serve Northern Colorado families after a storm and will always strive to do what’s best for you.

If you suspect that your system has been damaged by a recent hail storm after inspecting the unit, noticing a sudden spike in energy costs, or hearing something not quite right with your home’s air conditioning system, get in touch with our team today to get that checked out.

Also, our team proudly provides roofing repair and replacement services for normal wear-and-tear, as well as hail damage for our Northern Colorado community. With one call, you can get all of your home’s exterior inspected and repaired.

Contact us today for help with your home!

AC Issues

5 Common AC Issues

AC Issues When you count on your AC to keep your Fort Collins home cool during summer, having something go wrong with it can be frustrating. Although there are many different kinds of issues that air conditioning systems can have, some occur more often. Learn more about five common AC issues that your system might end up having.

1. AC Has Frequent Cycles

If your air conditioner turns on and off a lot throughout the day, this is known as frequent cycling. Although air conditioners are designed to run as often as they need to in order to keep homes cool, they shouldn’t have short and frequent cycles. When this happens, it can mean that your air conditioning system is too big for your home. If you have the right size air conditioner, frequent cycling could be due to bad wiring or problems with other components.

2. Air Conditioner Won’t Come On

Air conditioners that won’t come on at all might have a problem with the power source. This could mean faulty wiring or loose wires that need to be repaired or replaced. When your air conditioner won’t come on, you might also have a problem with the thermostat.

3. AC Blows Warm Air

When your air conditioner only blows warm air, this can be due to different causes. AC units can blow warm air when they’re frozen or when the compressor is broken. Other possible causes of warm air from an AC system include a refrigerant leak or a blown breaker.

4. Loud Noises

Air conditioners usually make some noise when they’re running, but they shouldn’t be making any unusual noises, such as rattling or grinding. If your AC system is making loud noises, there could be a problem with debris in the fans, ducts or exterior vents. Problems with the motor or other components can also cause unusual sounds.

5. Air Conditioning Leaks

Air conditioners can end up with leaks when there is a frozen evaporator coil that prevents condensation from evaporating. This water typically drips into a condensation pan and does not cause any problems. However, if you have a frozen AC unit or if the condensation pan is damaged, leaks can occur. Keep in mind that a frozen AC unit can cause damage to the compressor if the system continues to run.

AC Technicians in Fort Collins

If you need AC installation, repair or maintenance at your home, contact Lion Home Service today. Our team provides quality cooling services for homeowners in the Fort Collins area, whether you need a new system installed or your current system repaired or maintained.