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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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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

May 29th, 2017

electric-fanColorado may not be the first place that people think of when extreme summer heat comes up. Sure, there are warmer areas of the country, but that doesn’t change the fact that summers around here are still plenty hot. If you want to make it through the summer season in anything remotely resembling true comfort, then you need to have a great air conditioner installed in your home. Unfortunately, even the best air conditioners — and even those that are properly installed and regularly tuned up — are not perfect.

Of all the issues that may develop with an air conditioning system, and AC that is blowing warm air is one of the most alarming. However, warm air blowing from your air conditioner in Denver, CO does not necessarily mean that there are serious issues at play. In fact, there may be a very simple solution to the problem that you can handle on your own. It could be something serious though, so it is important that you contact a member of our team if you can find no obvious fix.

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Spotting Signs of Trouble with Your Sewer Line

May 15th, 2017

pipe-full-of-rootsYour plumbing system allows you to live with great comfort and convenience, providing you with the potable water that you need in order to shower, clean up around the house, wash the dishes, do the laundry, and so on. For most of us, the idea of drawing water out of a well in order to handle all of these chores is nothing shy of laughable. Equally as absurd is emptying out receptacles of water once you are done with it. Instead, you just pull the plug and drain that water away, right?

Only if the other half of your plumbing system, the drain and sewer side, is functioning properly. When you drain the tub or flush the toilet, the waste and wastewater you wish to dispose of is whisked out of your home and away from your property via your drain and sewer lines. If you have a problem with your sewer line in Denver, CO, then you are going to have some serious issues developing in your home. Here are a few tips to help you spot potential problems with your sewer line.

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Can Ductless Air Conditioning Save Me Money?

May 1st, 2017

ductless-cool-airWith energy costs being as high as they are these days, it only makes sense to be a little frugal and do what you can to keep your energy use in check. Now, that is all well and good, but we do not believe that you should have to sacrifice your comfort in order to keep your bills in an affordable range. That is why we like to remind homeowners interested in new HVAC equipment that there are systems available that could help them to save money in the long term. A ductless air conditioner is certainly one such option to consider.

Ductless air conditioning in Denver, CO has grown more and more common recently, as more and more homeowners come to understand what these systems have to have to offer. It is important to remember that no air conditioner is going to be the right fit for everyone. However, if your home and your personal preferences are suited to the use of a ductless mini split, you just may be able to scale back those energy bills the way that you’re hoping to.

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3 Signs That You May Need Air Conditioning Repairs

April 17th, 2017

AC-technician-at-workWe’re still waiting for the really warm weather to hit us in this part of the country. Our patience will be rewarded, of course, just as it is every year as we anxiously wait for things to warm up after a long, cold winter. Few things are as frustrating once the warm weather finally sets in than a broken down air conditioner. That is why we strongly suggest that you take heed of any warning signs that your air conditioner gives you that it may be in trouble.

While a broken down air conditioner is a pretty obvious sign that something is wrong with the system, ideally you’ll never let things get to the point that your system breaks down to begin with. Yes, there are situations in which the AC may be rendered completely inoperable. Generally speaking, though, the problems affecting an air conditioner are going to do damage over a span of time. Prompt air conditioning repairs in Denver, CO will help to keep those problems in check.

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Is It Time for a New AC?

April 3rd, 2017

thermometer-hot-dayThe heat of summer is still a ways off, though it is getting closer and closer with each passing day. While you are not going to be needing your air conditioner in the immediate future, you should definitely be thinking about having it tuned up and ready for action, should the summer weather sneak up on us a bit earlier than expected. If you are thinking about replacing your air conditioner in Denver, CO before the summer season sets in, then now is definitely the time to start that process.

There are many different reasons that you may choose to replace your home cooling system. If you think that waiting until the system breaks down entirely before replacing it is the way to go, think again. You don’t want to waste money on a premature replacement, and we understand that. However, getting a new system in place before you wind up in an uncomfortable situation really is the way to go. Here are a few reasons to consider replacing your system.

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8 Reasons to Properly Maintain Your Rental Property’s HVAC System

March 30th, 2017

Landlords in Denver, Colorado are required to invDenver Rental Propertyest in an HVAC system. Although most of them are aware of this responsibility, a good number of people fail to maintain proper upkeep. What they fail to realize is that an HVAC system is similar to a car; it requires regular maintenance and care in order to function properly. Aside from that, here are some of the most common reasons why you should maintain the HVAC system of your rental properties.

 

1. Higher Efficiency

ThermostatRegular maintenance of the HVAC system would allow you to resolve any problems that could potentially affect the cooling efficiency of your air conditioner, resulting in higher electricity bills. Aside from that, a low efficiency unit would also make the system work harder just so it will be able to achieve the desired temperature. If this happens on a constant basis, it would definitely shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system. That being said, have your ductwork regularly inspected for leaks and see if the air filter is functioning properly to achieve optimum air flow. Aside from those, make sure that the leaves, grass clippings, and other debris are away from the unit.

2. Better Indoor Air Quality

Once summer hits in Denver, Colorado expect that this would lead to higher humidity, encouraging mold growth in the duct work, coils, and condensation pan. This can be a landlord’s worst nightmare, because mold usually has a musty smell that could aggravate asthma and allergies. Not just that, it could even trigger flu-like symptoms. Pollen, dust, dirt, and other contaminants could also build up in the system and spread in your rental property. An HVAC professional would tell you if ductwork is necessary and if you should also clean the other parts of your system.

3. No Need to Stress Yourself About Additional CostsStack of Money

With regular maintenance of the HVAC system, this gives you the assurance that if there’s something wrong with the unit, you’ll be able to resolve the problem right away and it would be working properly again during summer until winter.

4. Less Problems

After some time, no matter how high quality your HVAC system is, expect that it would eventually break, and the belts would start to crack. Aside from that, other parts would probably need some lubrication for it to continue working, and the dirty coils if left un-cleaned, would lead to frosting on your air circulation. This is probably why your room isn’t getting cool at all. Fortunately, by regular maintenance and upkeep, you’ll be able to save yourself from stress and worries brought by these common issues.

5. No Need to Stress Yourself About Repair Costs Later On

With regular maintenance, you’re also saving yourself from the trouble of having a malfunctioning unit, because you’ll be able to fix the problem before it even gets worse. Thus, you’ll have a working unit all throughout the year. This precautionary measure would also lessen the chances of having to shoulder costly repairs due to sudden breakdown.

6. Ensure Safety

As a landlord, you have to keep your tenants, as well as, their possessions safe at all times. However, it shouldn’t be limited to securing the property, but making it a point that the air conditioners are functioning the way they should be. This would prevent the occupants from getting ill. Likewise, make sure that the units are also pleasantly warm and make sure that it’s also protected against harsh winter months.

7. It Could Lower the Cost of Energy Bills

Who would want to burden themselves with ridiculously high energy bills? No one. One of the most effective ways to prevent that from happening is by maintaining your HVAC unit. If you have been paying ridiculous amounts in energy bills for a few months now, it’s probably because you have a faulty unit. Luckily, you can easily take care of this problem through regular HVAC maintenance. That means it’s your job to carry out routine equipment serving, as well as, the maintenance of the HVAC unit.

8. Less Emergency Repairs

Just like what has been mentioned earlier, HVAC systems would need emergency repairs every now and then. However, a well-maintained unit is more likely to last longer than the one that’s left neglected. By checking your unit regularly, you’ll be saving yourself time to have it repaired in the future.

Final Words

An HVAC system is very important in a rental property. It keeps the temperature enjoyable, ensuring that your tenants would stay comfortable and happy. That’s why it should be your priority to keep these units at its prime condition always.

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Have Your Air Ducts Repaired Before Summer Arrives

March 20th, 2017

sealing-ductworkMarch is a very time of the year in terms of keeping comfortable. With temperatures one week approaching 80 degrees, and the next hovering in the high 50’s and low 60’s, you may be tempted in equal parts to use your heater or your air conditioner. One way in which you can help either a forced air heater or central AC out tremendously is to schedule professional duct repairs in Denver, CO.

Leaky ductwork is the hidden issue behind many heating, cooling, and indoor air quality problems. It really pays to know the symptoms that suggest damaged ductwork, as it is not as though you can visually inspect your air ducts on your own. Fortunately for you, we are here to share some tips for doing so with you, as well as to explain some of the great benefits of professional duct repair. 

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Are You Planning a Heating Replacement?

March 6th, 2017

gas jetsWe’re certain that you are still running your heater at this point, and the fact of the matter is that you are going to continue doing so for the weeks that lie ahead. Even as we start to see our daytime temperatures warm up in the coming days, nighttime temperatures are going to be considerably colder for the immediate future. Hopefully your heater will get you through the season comfortably. If you have any concerns that it may not, if your heater breaks down on you, or if you’re just planning a heating replacement at the close of the season, we’re here to get the job done right.

Hopefully your heater will get you through the season comfortably. If you have any concerns that it may not, if your heater breaks down on you, or if you’re just planning a heating replacement at the close of the season, we’re here to get the job done right.

Since you’ve invested in your existing heating system, you probably aim to get the greatest return possible on that system. We understand this, but you also have to understand that letting your heater go out on a high note is definitely for the best. You don’t want it to break down on you entirely before you have it replaced. Here are some factors to consider that may help you to decide if the time is right for a heating replacement in Denver, CO.

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What Is a Hybrid Heating System?

February 20th, 2017

heat-pump-outdoor-unitIn our last post, we talked about how a heat pump is able to both heat and cool one’s home. It’s an amazing technology that offers homeowners using its many benefits. However, there are certain concerns surrounding the use of a heat pump in very cold conditions that may make some homeowners hesitant to do so.

Whether or not these concerns are really founded is a bit tricky, as we’ll touch on later. It is true that a heat pump can face challenges when temperatures really drop, though, which is why using a hybrid heating system in Denver, CO may be your best bet.

It actually combines two systems in order to give you the beast heating experience possible. Consider the following, and be sure to let us know if you think that hybrid heating is right for your home.

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