Possible Causes of Furnace Condensation

January 20, 2023

Your HVAC system is designed to regulate not only air temperatures in your home but also humidity levels. As such, there is a certain amount of water and condensation that will be present in your system at any given time during operation. When condensation becomes excessive or consistently visible, however, this may be cause for concern. Here are some reasons why your system may be getting over-saturated with condensation. High Humidity Levels High indoor humidity levels may contribute to excess furnace condensation through contact with cold surfaces. When humid air comes into contact with a cool

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Tips for Improving Your Home’s Air Quality This Winter

December 19, 2022

Winter is fast approaching, and as we head into darker days and cooler temperatures, there’s one thing that not many give attention to. An increased time indoors leads to greater reliance on indoor air supplies, which may not be the best to breathe in. Your home tends to be more tightly sealed in in the winter; we have less access to fresh air, and your home can quickly become saturated with dirt, dust, debris, and allergens that can cause long-term health consequences such as: Headaches Nausea Fatigue Respiratory issues

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How Can You Tell If Your Furnace’s Oil Pump Is Broken

November 20, 2022

Your home furnace is a lot more complex than it looks from the outside, with a lot of parts that need to work together to make sure everything is working properly. One part that tends to cause issues with the whole system is the oil pump. A faulty oil pump can cause a lot of wear and tear on other parts of your furnace system. If you do suspect something is wrong with your oil pump, getting it looked at by a professional is the best way to figure out the next steps. A professional technician can tell you if

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Problems Your Heat Pump Can Experience in the Wintertime

October 20, 2022

In the winter, your heat pump absorbs warmth from the air outdoors and delivers it into your home. But, because this unit is outside, it’s vulnerable to snow, freezing rain, and cold temperatures. Not surprisingly, these conditions can cause issues with your heat pump. Some of these issues are more common than others. Formation of Ice on the Unit A heat pump has a normal defrost cycle designed to melt ice forming on the sides of the unit. However, if ice forms on your heat pump and remains there, it indicates a problem. The formation of

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2 Ways Ceiling Heights Affect the Efficiency of Air Conditioning

September 20, 2022

Your HVAC system is one of the essential parts of your home, and you want to ensure that it’s continually operating at peak efficiency. But did you know that one of the factors that can affect your AC’s efficiency is the ceiling height? While a higher ceiling can make your home feel more open and airy, it can also cause your AC unit to work harder to cool your home. 1. Ceiling Height Affects the HVAC System’s Cooling Space Higher ceilings increase the space your HVAC system needs to heat or cool. This means that your

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4 Tips for Self-Servicing Your AC

August 16, 2022

It’s important to keep your AC unit serviced to ensure it runs at its best. If you don’t service it often enough, the unit can become clogged with dirt and debris, affecting its performance. We will discuss how often you should service your AC unit and what benefits you can expect. How Often? At a minimum, you should have your AC unit serviced once a year. This will help keep it running smoothly and prevent any issues. However, you may need to service it more often if you live in an area with high humidity or

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When Is the Best Time to Switch to a New HVAC Unit?

July 15, 2022

At one point, replacing an HVAC unit is inevitable. Like any other mechanical system with moving parts, it will succumb to regular wear and tear and eventually stop working properly. When this happens, you have two options: to repair or replace the unit. If you’re wondering when is the best time to switch to a new HVAC unit, the answer depends on several factors. Time of the Year As the weather begins to warm up, many people start thinking about buying a new air conditioner. After all, who wants to be stuck in

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Static Pressure: What It Is and How It Affects Your HVAC System

June 14, 2022

You may have never heard of static pressure and still wonder what it is, or you may have figured out that it’s necessarily a good thing. Either way, this article will enlighten you and help ensure your HVAC system remains free from interference. What even is static pressure? Static pressure is the resistance to airflow in ductwork. Cooling and heating systems supply air through ducts to rooms to circulate warm or cool air. However, some factors inhibit airflow. It is impossible to have no resistance at all, but the idea is to keep it in check.

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Will Closing Upstairs Vents Save You Money?

May 16, 2022

The Denver area truly experiences the full range of weather conditions with winter temperatures regularly below freezing and summer days that can easily reach triple-digit temperatures. This can make keeping your home cooled and heated throughout the year expensive. As a result, you might be wondering whether you can reduce these costs by closing the vents on the upper levels of your homes or in any rooms you don’t frequently use. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a resounding no. Not only will closing your vents not reduce the amount of energy your HVAC system uses but doing so

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5 Ways Smart Thermostats Can Help You Save

April 19, 2022

The energy bills for your Northglenn, CO home are likely a constant concern. Many homeowners throughout the greater Denver metro area are spending considerable sums each year to keep their living environments at safe, comfortable temperatures. The good news is that you can easily cut both your energy use and your utility costs by investing in a smart thermostat. These simple yet highly effective devices make it infinitely easier to control your HVAC system and prevent energy waste. Read on to discover five ways in which a smart thermostat can help you save.

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