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Explore Your Home Heating Options

October 16th, 2017

furnace-wiringOne thing that we’ll give winter — it is persistent. Winter does not care if you’re aching to get out there and hit the slopes, or if you’re already trembling at the mere thoughof the coldest time of the year. Whichever camp you fall into, winter is going to arrive soon, and you had better be ready for it when it hits. For many of us, that just means ensuring that our current heaters are tuned up and prepared for action. For others, though, it may mean a heating replacement.

It is definitely not too late to schedule this particular service with our Littleton, CO heating professionals. We do recommend that you do so sooner rather than later, though. Things are already cooling down considerably, and you really don’t want to wait so long that you wind up going into the heating season proper without a system that you can rely on. Contact us today with any questions that you may have, and explore the heating options discussed briefly below.

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What Goes On During Routine Heating Maintenance?

October 2nd, 2017

man-with-radiatorDaytime temperatures have cooled off, but they’re certainly not quite cold yet. Nighttime temperatures are hanging around in the 40’s, though, and cooling off into the 30’s on some nights. That means that your heater may well start making its rounds for the season very, very soon. The question is whether or not your heater will be ready to start off strong – and finish just as strong at the end of the season. Without a heating tune-up, there is no way that this will be the case.

Heating maintenance in Arvada, CO is not something that you can afford to gloss over. Just because your heater wrapped up the previous season successfully does not mean that it is ready to be thrown back into another one without some much needed TLC. The wear and tear on that system will catch up to it eventually unless you take the steps needed to keep it great working condition. Fortunately, that really only equates to picking up the phone and scheduling your annual tune-up with our team.

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3 Signs That You Need Heating Repairs

September 18th, 2017

Chances are that you’ve noticed our daytime temperatures are still pretty warm around here, and will continue to be for the next couple of weeks. However, you’ve probably also noticed that our nighttime temperatures are dropping to the low 50’s — and lower — on a regular basis. While you are not going to be shutting down your air conditioner for the last time of the season in the next few days, it is definitely safe to say that your heater will be entering the fray before long.

Now, hopefully, you’ll have had your air conditioner tuned up for the year before putting it back into regular rotation. Even if this is the case, though, it is possible to hit a few bumps in the road at the start of the cooling season. This is especially true for older heaters that don’t bounce back from a season’s rest the way that they used to. Because it is always in your best interest to have your heater repaired promptly, we’ve got a few tips to help you spot the need for heating repairs in Denver, CO.

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The Time for Heating Maintenance Is Nigh

September 4th, 2017

winter-through-windowIt is September in Colorado, and that means that the coldest time of the year really is just around the corner at this point. Do you want to heat your home with well-earned confidence this heating season? Then you need to show your heater the TLC that it deserves! Do so by contacting a member of our team and scheduling professional heating maintenance service in Denver, CO. That way, you can count on getting the very best performance that your heater has to offer.

One truth that we can guarantee is that your heater is only going to fully reap the benefits of routine maintenance if that maintenance is carried out by a skilled, trained professional. This is not a proving ground for the even the most ardent DIY enthusiast. There is much more to routine HVAC maintenance than many homeowners realize, and attempting to tune up your system on your own not only puts the system and its performance quality at risk, but your safety as well.

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Why Use an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

August 21st, 2017

dandelion-blowing-in-windWhat do heating your home and cooling your home have in common, aside from the fact that you do both in order to live comfortably? They both cost money! Even the most efficient air conditioning and heating systems on the market cost something to run throughout their respective seasons. Homeowners don’t want to wind up paying more than they should have to in order to live comfortably, which is why they tend to seal their homes up tightly.

While doing so can certainly help to protect the efficiency with which you heat or cool your home, it can also result in reduced indoor air quality. Modern homes are often sealed up so tightly that they do not really allow for a sufficient amount of natural ventilation. This can lead to problems with low indoor air quality, which in turn can lead to discomfort and even health complications. Using an energy recovery ventilator in Denver, CO can help you to bridge the gap between efficiency, comfort, and air quality.

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Common Causes of Inefficient Air Conditioning

August 7th, 2017

This day and age, homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to the ways in which they choose to cool their homes. From traditional central air conditioners to ductless mini split systems and heat pumps, there is certainly something for everyone. What there is not, however, is an air conditioner that is going to operate completely free of charge. The fact that you will have to pay to cool your house during the summer season does not mean that you should have to overpay when doing so, though.

Have you noticed that your air conditioning costs are on the high side this year? Does it seem like your bills are really spiking despite the fact that you’ve not been using your air conditioner any differently than in years past? Whatever the case may be, we are here to help. In fact, we want to take this opportunity to help you understand why it is that your air conditioner in Denver, CO is not working as efficiently as usual.

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Ice on My AC: Good or Bad?

July 24th, 2017

man-with-fanBAD! We are not the type to alarm our clientele just to scare them into scheduling unnecessary services. We’d never even dream of doing so, honest. However, this is one situation that we like to explain from time to time, as it can be so deceiving at first glance. After all, why should you be concerned about an air conditioner with ice? It’s supposed to be cold, right? Well, yes, but it is supposed to cool the air — not freeze water. This begs 2 questions. Why is it so cold, and where the heck is this water coming from?

We’ll answer both questions in the following post. Before we do, however, we just want to remind you that any irregularity with the operation of your air conditioning system in Denver should be cause enough for concern. You don’t want to ignore what you think is a “minor” problem, only to have that problem lead to serious consequences down the road. That is why we like to remind our homeowners that there really is no such thing as a “minor” problem at all!

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Why Is There Water Surrounding My AC?

July 10th, 2017

question-markYou may know this already, but there is no water involved in the air conditioning process. Why are we telling you this? Because every now and then we get calls from concerned — and confused — homeowners regarding leaking air conditioners. Now, these homeowners are not imagining things. There are certain issues that can result in pools of water developing around an air conditioning system. They just are not “leaks” in the traditional sense that you may be thinking of.

Following are a few examples of situations in which water may seem to leak from your air conditioning system. They vary in terms of severity, but even the most benign of them should be resolved promptly to avoid issues with discomfort, water damage, and the promotion of biological pollutant growth. Whatever services you may need to get your air conditioning in Denver, CO back on track, count on our team to complete them properly.

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Did You Remember Your AC Tune-Up?

June 26th, 2017

ac-techniciansNow that we are well into June, with July just a few days off, it goes without saying that your air conditioner is playing a bigger and bigger role in the day to day reality of your life. Considering how much you are depending upon your air conditioner these days, we sincerely hope that it is in the best working condition possible. That is only going to be the case if you’ve remembered to have it tuned up for the season.

If not, though, remember that a little late is better than never! Sure, it may be slightly inconvenient to power down your air conditioner for routine maintenance at this point, but it really beats the alternatives. If you are thinking that you’ll just let it slide until next year, we strongly recommend that you think again. Without regular air conditioning maintenance in Denver, CO, there is just no way in which you can truly count on getting the best from your system. 

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AC Tip: Change That Filter Regularly!

June 12th, 2017

man-holding-air-filterIf you’ve checked out our site or read our blog posts before, then you are familiar with our advice regarding air conditioning maintenance. Scheduling AC maintenance each and every year is, without exception, the absolute best thing that you can do for your home cooling system. Air conditioning maintenance is also something that you really need to leave to the professionals — mostly. There is one simple maintenance task that you can actually handle on your own.

This is changing your air filter, and it is as beneficial as it is easy. If you use a forced air cooling — or, for that matter, heating — system, then you need to keep a fresh air filter in place. Failing to change your HVAC system’s air filter can have a number of negative consequences for your equipment, not to mention your budget and your overall comfort. Keep the following information in mind, and for goodness sake, keep a fresh filter in your AC in Denver, CO!

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