Comparing Heat Pumps to Furnaces

January 10, 2022

When it is time to replace your heating system, it is worth looking into alternative options that may improve your system’s efficiency. That is why so many people consider heat pumps, given that they are rated considerably more efficient. Use this guide to understand how these heating systems differ and what may be better for your home. Generating vs. Transferring Heat One of the first things to understand is the difference between how they heat your home. A furnace creates heat, whereas heat pumps transfer heat. Let’s dig into more of what this means.

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What Is a Heat Exchanger and How Does It Work

December 20, 2021

Heating your home depends on generating and transferring heat to various rooms within your home. The heat exchanger is the component of your HVAC system that is responsible for this important job. Let’s explore what a heat exchanger is and how it works. What Is a Heat Exchanger? By its simplest definition, a heat exchanger transfers heat between two or more liquids. Each liquid is separated by a wall to prevent them from mixing. Sometimes, in an HVAC system, the heat exchange will occur between a gas and a liquid. They can be used

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Where to Set Your Thermostat This Winter

November 17, 2021

When winter in Northglenn rolls around, it’s time for your furnace to do some heavy lifting. Just how much heavy lifting your furnace will do, though, is largely up to you. Choosing the best temperature at which to set your thermostat can be a matter of frequent household debates. Although there’s no single answer that will satisfy every individual, Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. has some tips to help you stay comfortable without wasting money on heating your house too much. What Can You Tolerate? A major component of choosing a thermostat temperature is deciding what you can handle. If

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Tips for Residential Furnace Safety

September 20, 2021

There’s no denying the fact that a residential furnace can be a significant monetary investment. Taking proper care of your heating system and staying safe while doing so are absolute necessities. Here are some essential safety tips for you to follow. Annual Maintenance Is a Must The first tip we have for you regarding furnace safety is that you need to schedule annual maintenance. Your furnace has a lot of moving parts that require regular attention to keep operating properly. Having a professional perform maintenance on your system ensures that its components are

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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 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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How Long Should a Furnace Last?

February 20, 2020

Most furnaces can last up to 30 years. The life expectancy of yours will depend on a variety of factors. These include the furnace’s manufacturer and model, whether proper installation techniques were used, the frequency and quality of maintenance services performed and the moisture level in your home. Let’s explore the factors that can determine your furnace’s life expectancy. Furnace Manufacturer and Model Price doesn’t determine the quality of a furnace. However, some manufacturers produce better furnaces than others. When shopping for a furnace, it’s important to select a quality furnace from a reputable manufacturer. Research

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How to Avoid Furnace Repairs

January 12, 2020

Sitting in the cold while waiting for furnace repairs can greatly interrupt your family’s routine and contentment. Fortunately, you can avoid furnace emergencies. Keeping tabs on the age of your heater, having a preventative maintenance program, and looking for symptoms that a major breakdown is about to happen will help to keep your family warm all winter. Keep Track of Your Furnace’s Age How old is your furnace? It’s important to keep track of its age because equipment does wear out over time. Many of the modern heaters last from 15 to 20 years, on average.

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