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Why Is My Heater Shutting Down So Soon?

January 22nd, 2018

dog-under-blanketSome people seem to think that the fact that their heaters are starting up when temperatures get too chilly for comfort means that those heaters are operating properly. That is not necessarily the case, though, particularly not when the heater is starting up again, and again, and again. If your heater is cycling on, but only running for a brief amount of time before cycling back down, then it is short cycling. This is a much bigger problem than some may realize.

Today we’ll help you to better understand precisely what can cause short cycling, as well as the issues that can develop when the problem is left unresolved. We think that you’ll agree when we say that it is definitely a problem that you do not want to ignore. Be sure to give a member of our team a call if you notice your system short cycling, or if you suspect the need for heating repair in Golden, CO for any other reason.

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Heating Pro Tip: Furnaces Favor Fresh Filters

January 8th, 2018

air-filter-closeupDo you use a furnace in order to heat your home? If so, then you are no doubt already familiar with the many benefits of doing so. Furnaces, both gas and electric models, can be quite efficient, and their method of heating air and then distributing that heated air throughout the house via a set of ductwork allows for the prompt, effective heating of one’s home. When you invest in a great furnace and have it tuned up annually, you can expect years of great heating output.

Or, at least, you can when you do your part. While routine maintenance is definitely a must, there is one maintenance task that you really need to take charge of on your own when it comes to successful heating in Thornton, CO. That is the regular changing of the air filter in your furnace. This air filter plays a vital role in the function of your furnace—though it may not be precisely what you think it is.

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Ask the Pros: What is Radiant Heating?

December 25th, 2017

radiant-in-floor-heatingHeating your home effectively is a must here in Colorado, where winter weather can and will get quite cold indeed. If you are ready to install a heating system in a brand new property, or if you want to replace your existing heating system with something new, then you should definitely consider a radiant heating system. With a good radiant heating system, you can enjoy a dependable and efficient heating performance—provided that you work with a qualified HVAC company in Aurora, CO.

In today’s post, we are going to help you better understand how it is that radiant heating works, as well as some reasons why you may choose to utilize radiant heating rather than forced air heating in your home. As is the case with any heater, of course, radiant heating is not going to be ideal for every single homeowner or every single home. If you think that it may be right for you and yours, however, we’re the pros to call.

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Common Signs of Electrical Problems

December 11th, 2017

light-bulbMost modern homeowners would find the notion of living in a house without electricity laughable. Regardless of whether you use electricity from the grid, or you’ve opted for a solar energy system on your property, the fact remains that electricity is one of the greatest resources that we have in this day and age. That is why electrical problems of any kind are so troubling—well, that and the fact that electrical problems could also prove dangerous.

Today, the professional electricians on our team want to help you to better understand the ways in which problems with your electrical system may manifest themselves. Learning what to keep an eye out for can help you to catch such problems early on, and to have them professionally repaired before real damage is done to your system and your property. Don’t ignore signs of trouble, only to learn the hard way that dealing with electrical problems promptly is vital. Schedule electrical services in Thornton, CO with us ASAP!

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Is My Toilet Leaking?

November 27th, 2017

What do you think of first and foremost when you hear the word “plumbing“? A lot of people would immediately answer with “bathroom” if this were a word association game—though we’re admittedly not sure why you’d be playing a plumbing word association game to begin with. Regardless, the fact of the matter is that your bathroom is something of a central hub for your plumbing system. Its sink, shower/bathtub, and yes, toilet, are all integral parts of your daily routine.

That is exactly why experiencing a problem with your bathroom plumbing in Colorado Springs, CO is so troubling. Sure, you may have a kitchen sink that you can use, and maybe you can skip a shower for a day until the problem is resolved. When the issue lies with your toilet, though, you don’t really have much in the way of a backup plan. That is why you should learn to recognize a leaking toilet, and remember to schedule prompt bathroom plumbing services in such scenarios.

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How Furnace Maintenance Benefits You

November 13th, 2017

chilly-manCertain areas of the country, such as Miami or Phoenix, may not give their heating systems that much attention in the time leading up to the winter season. We still think that they should, because even mild winters can be uncomfortable when a heater fails to operated properly, but the fact is that their winters really pale in comparison to the extreme heat of their long summer seasons. Here in Colorado, though, we know that the winter weather can really pack a wallop!

That is why we strongly urge you to schedule routine furnace maintenance in Denver, CO before the cold weather arrives once more. Trust us when we tell you that you’ll be happy that you chose to do so. The last thing that you want is to discover the hard way that your furnace just is not up to the task of heating your home effectively — or safely, for that matter. Let our technicians get your furnace back into fighting shape. 

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Leave Your Drain Cleaning to a Professional Plumber

October 30th, 2017

clearing-drainThere are certain jobs around the house that no homeowner is really going to consider taking on his or her own self. Replacing an electrical panel, for instance, is something that very obviously demands the skill and expertise of a licensed, qualified individual. Other household projects, however, don’t seem quite as intimidating. Cleaning out your drain, for example, isn’t going to put you in harm’s way, right? So why not just do it yourself? The primary reason is so that it is done right!

While it is certainly not the most complex jobs that our plumbers in Golden, CO are tasked with completing, drain cleaning is a very important job nonetheless. It is one that you want done right the first time, every time, so that you don’t have to worry about encountering problems with your drain again in very short order. Read on to learn why drain cleaning is best left to the pros, and then dial our number to schedule service.

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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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