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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 suffiicent amount of naturla 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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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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