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Let Peterson Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Drains handle all of your air conditioning installation and replacement needs in Grand Junction, Colorado and the surrounding areas!

The easiest way to ensure you have access to cool air when you need it the most is to rely on professional heating and cooling specialists to maintain your system. That’s why the technicians at Peterson Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Drains provide regular inspections and checkups to guarantee that your system is fully functioning and ready to provide you with cool, comfortable air at your fingertips!

Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

If the air conditioning unit in your home has been acting up and you’re starting to suspect that it may be time to think about replacing it, consider these issues and if you are experiencing any of them in your home:

  • Constant Breakdowns

Repairs every other month aren’t routine, so if your unit is breaking down regularly, cut your losses and invest in a new unit as soon as possible to save yourself money and frustration in the long run.

  • Poor Temperature Control

If you’re setting your thermostat to a specific temperature and you don’t immediately start to notice a difference in the temperature of the air in your home, there’s likely an issue with your AC unit that needs to be addressed.

  • Your Unit is Old

Air conditioning units that are approaching or over the 10-year mark will often begin to deteriorate and break down due to regular use and general wear and tear.

  • Your Energy Bills are Going Up

If your energy bill has suddenly started climbing, it may be due to an issue with your AC unit. Old systems don’t work as efficiently, and as a result, eat up more energy which costs you more money and harms the planet.

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How Does Investing in a New Unit Benefit You?

Still trying to decide if it’s time to invest in a new air conditioning unit? There are a variety of reasons why investing in a new, high-efficiency unit will benefit you and your family. Here are just a few:

  • Higher Energy Efficiency

Recent technological developments allow newer units to run more efficiently than ever before, cutting back on energy costs and saving you money even if you run your air conditioning unit nonstop.

  • Better Air Quality

As AC units age, they begin to work less efficiently, meaning that the quality and cleanliness of the air decline. Installing a new unit means you can breathe easily knowing that the air in your home is as clean as possible.

  • Long-Term Savings

While the investment of a new unit may seem like a steep up-front cost, it also means that you can enjoy years of hassle-free cool air and temperature control without having to worry about the cost of repairs and servicing thanks to the warranty that comes with most new models.

Make sure your air conditioning system is always ready to provide you with cool air whenever you need it by calling the professionals at Peterson Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Drains today!

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Cooling FAQS

Because of differences in size (square footage), layout (single or multilevel), exposure, leakage, and other issues that affect HVAC sizing and cost, it is nearly impossible to put an exact price on a new HVAC system. Fortunately, you can get a free, no obligation quote from Peterson’s for your specific setup.

We recommend that your heating or cooling system is cleaned and serviced twice each year to ensure perfect operation. Regular cleaning and maintenance also help to keep the air expelled by your system clean and pure. You can choose to arrange your regular maintenance when you need, or you can become a Peterson member and enjoy the benefits of regular maintenance and discounts.

There are many things that could go wrong with your heating and cooling system. Give your thermostat settings a quick check and check that any batteries are in working order. You can also check your circuit breakers as this is a common problem that our customers often overlook. No matter what heating or air conditioning system you have, Peterson can always assist.

Low refrigerant can cause your system to freeze up. Over time, wear and tear to your system can result in leaks that cause the system to lose refrigerant. When your unit loses refrigerant, it causes the system to freeze up because of low pressure inside the system.

When refrigerant levels are low, the refrigerant still is forced to expand to the same amount. The more that expansion occurs, the cooler the temperature is produced. The colder temperature will cause moisture in the air around your unit’s evaporator coil to freeze, eventually icing up the coil and impeding its function.

Dirty evaporator coils and filters can cause units to lose airflow and, eventually, cause the system to freeze up. Defective blower motors can also cause freezing.

You should never turn your system completely off when you leave for the day. Either raise or lower your thermostats three to five degrees from its normal set point. That way, your system maintains an ideal temperature all day, and you don’t have to power it on high when you get home.

If you notice an increase in the amount of dust circulating in your home, double-check the type of air filtration you’re using. The wrong size filter, or a low-quality type of filter, is going to be inefficient. You also might want to consider adding an air purifier to your home’s ventilation process.

The average home air conditioning company sees a lot of emergency service calls resulting from dirty air filters. To safeguard the performance, efficiency, and lifespan of your system, changing or cleaning your filter once a month is recommended – once every 3 months, at a minimum if you live in a home with no kids and no pets.

To help you understand the main difference between the various kinds of whole-home systems, we’ve grouped them into two types: active and passive. Both types of purification systems work with your existing HVAC system, utilizing your home’s blower motor and ductwork to purify the air in your home. However, they work in two very different ways.

Passive systems generally wait for the air to come to them. Passive systems are those where you either install UV lights or a 13-rated MRV HEPA filter on your system. Here’s how they work.



A HEPA filter works just like your standard filter, only it’s rated higher to collect and stop much finer particulates from being circulated through your air. This is a relatively inexpensive way to remove some of those airborne toxins like mold, germs, and viruses. However, there is a catch to this method. (Get it, catch? Like, catching particles?) While the tight, dense weave of a HEPA filter is perfect for catching most of the fine particles in the air, it can also restrict airflow. This forces your HVAC system to work harder, and makes your system less efficient and could contribute to early system breakdowns. So, for the money you could be saving on this purification solution, it could potentially cost you a lot down the line.



Another alternative that purifies the air in a passive way is a UV light that attaches to the inside of your HVAC ducting. When the air moves past the UV light, the light kills the germs, viruses, bacteria, mold, volatile organic compounds, odors, etc. that might be floating in the air. But, like any HVAC system-mounted passive purification solution, this also has a downside. Because of where it sits inside your system, there’s no guarantee that the UV light will be able to clean all the air in your home. It’s dependent on the air that passes over the light for effectiveness. So, while this can be an effective solution, there are no guarantees that it can cover the whole home or assure that every harmful particle will pass over the UV light.



Rather than sitting and waiting for the pollutants to come through the system, active systems will go after pollutants in the air and on the surfaces of your home. An active purification system like the Reme-Halo installed in the ducting of your HVAC unit, and as the air passes over the Reme-Halo device, it sends ionized hydro-peroxides into the home on a search and destroy mission.

When these naturally occurring hydro-peroxides disperse through the air and settle on the surfaces of your home, they attach to particulates, pollutants, volatile organic compounds (cleaning products, chemical odors), smoke, mold, bacteria, and viruses, and change the pollutant’s chemical makeup. Through a process called cell lysing, these friendly oxidizers revert toxins back to harmless oxygen and hydrogen. Research on this process is extensive and there are no known health risks to these hydro-peroxides, which have existed naturally in our outside air for over 3.5 billion years.

Our Promise

Peterson Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drains is committed to providing Grand Junction and surrounding areas the best service possible. We guarantee quality workmanship and value for all your home comfort and maintenance needs. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and our expert technicians and staff guarantee friendly and professional interactions, transparent pricing, written warranties on all our systems and products, and fast and reliable service, every time.

For satisfaction-guaranteed service, call today at 970-399-7063! Enjoy the best value in plumbing, heating, and cooling in Grand Junction, CO and the surrounding areas.