Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 11, 2021

An air conditioning unit works through advanced control of airflow, pressure, and temperature. If one of these elements goes off balance, the refrigerant unit that forms cold air may overclock and even freeze itself. A frozen AC unit will either blow cool or warm air in your house or nothing at all. Here are some of the reasons why the air conditioning unit is freezing and what you can do to solve or prevent the problem. 1. Low Outdoor Temperatures An air conditioner is not meant to run if the outside temperatures are below 62

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Who Invented Air Conditioning?

April 12, 2021

The air conditioner has become a basic requirement for most homes and offices around the globe. However, it was not until the 20th century that the modern air conditioner was invented. It took the genius of a young American engineer to invent the first modern air conditioner. The concept of that invention continues to be the basic model of the air conditioners manufactured in today’s world. The Problem That Led to the Invention of the Air Conditioner The air conditioner was invented to solve a major problem with a printing press. With fluctuating

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 17, 2021

The short answer to the question above is absolutely not. When you smell gas, there’s a problem. Modern gas heating systems are designed to keep your family safe, but an older unit may be more prone to problems such as gas leaks. Even if you have a new unit, though, you may need to have repairs made to keep it running efficiently and safely. If you have a natural gas furnace in your Northglenn home, you may be wondering how to protect your family from gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon Monoxide Versus Natural Gas

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How Can I Make My Windows More Energy Efficient

February 18, 2021

Windows offer so much more than picturesque views and natural lighting. They also play a major role in your home’s energy efficiency. While airtight windows can drastically improve efficiency, windows with drafts and leaks can be problematic. Luckily, there are easy ways to shore up your windows against the elements. Here at Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., our technicians know everything there is to know about home energy efficiency. We have been Northington, CO’s, heating and cooling experts since 2007. Our technicians are well-versed in how to prevent your furnace and AC from overworking. Continue reading to learn our secrets

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How to humidify your house in the winter

January 21, 2021

Unless you’re an HVAC or air quality expert, you might not know that humidity can help you have a more comfortable winter. During summer, it’s true that high humidity levels lead to sweat, misery, and overheating. Although humidity might make summers worse, high humidity levels make winter infinitely more enjoyable. How Does Humidity Help in the Winter? Our planet never has a uniform worldwide humidity level. Rather, humidity readings change all across the earth. This is also true for buildings and structures, which often have different relative humidity levels from the air immediately outside of them.

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How Does a Heat Pump Work in the Winter?

December 18, 2020

Many of us know heat pumps as energy-efficient appliances that keep us comfortable during the cold and hot seasons. We love how they help us save on energy expenses by combining the functions of air conditioners and furnaces. But how does a heat pump work exactly during the cold season? If you’ve been asking yourself the same question, then you came to the right place. Heat pumps have a very interesting mechanical process that efficiently keeps our homes warm during the cold season. Here’s how the heat pump works. Pulling Heat

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6 HVAC Maintenance Tips For the Cooler Months

November 21, 2020

Once the children head back to school and the days begin to grow shorter than in the summer months, it is only a matter of time before your HVAC system will be called upon to maintain the warmth and comfort within your home. It is also the perfect time to perform a bit of preventative maintenance to ensure your unit is up to the job. 1. Install Clean, Quality Air Filters HVAC filters that are dirty or clogged will prevent the flow of air through your HVAC system. This restricted airflow will negatively affect the

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Why is fall the best season to replace your old HVAC system?

October 20, 2020

5 Reasons You Should Replace Your HVAC System in the Fall If you have an older HVAC system, don’t wait until it breaks down to get a new one. Scheduling your replacement for fall can make the entire process a lot easier. There are several reasons to pick fall as the time for your HVAC replacement. Whether your priority is saving the most money or getting the most convenient replacement time, autumn is an excellent choice. 1. Save Big on Your Heating Bill In the past few years, HVAC manufacturers have improved efficiency drastically.

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Protecting Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

September 20, 2020

In the effort to keep your family safe, there are multiple types of risks to address. To make matters more difficult, some of these risks are unseen risks that can be difficult to battle against. Fortunately, if you have the right tools in place, one of these unseen risks, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in your Northglenn home, can be effectively addressed. We at Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. offer these insights to help you reduce the risk of any member of your family suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Maintain Gas-Using Appliances Any appliance that uses natural gas, such

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How Are Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Related?

August 8, 2020

Your home’s HVAC system and indoor air quality are strongly related to one another. All the air in your home circulates through your HVAC system, so it’s the best place to address indoor air quality issues. Here are the ways indoor air quality and HVAC are connected. What is HVAC? This term stands for heating ventilation and air conditioning. Your heating system, air conditioner, ductwork and thermostat form your home’s HVAC system. Your HVAC system is responsible for heating and cooling your home, reducing humidity and otherwise improving your home’s indoor air quality.

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