Colorado Weather and Your HVAC System

November 13, 2023

Part of the appeal of living in Colorado is how the state experiences all four seasons. The climate appeals to many people, but it can also affect the lifespan of an HVAC system. Cold winters and hot summers cause people to rely on their heating and cooling units to stay safe and comfortable. Learning how the weather can affect HVAC units can help homeowners keep their systems more efficient and potentially last longer. Weather Affects HVAC Systems The length and severity of each season can play a role in the condition of heating and cooling

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Understanding the Benefits of an HVAC Home Maintenance Plan

October 19, 2023

An HVAC maintenance plan helps keep your system in great working condition. While many homeowners recognize the significance of routine HVAC maintenance, the stress of everyday life can turn the actual scheduling of appointments into an afterthought. HVAC maintenance plans can take away the extra pressure of home upkeep by scheduling recommended maintenance sessions well in advance. But what are the other benefits of signing up for an HVAC services plan? An overview of the top reasons to invest in an HVAC maintenance plan can help you make a smart decision for your home. Increased Energy Efficiency

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What You Need to Know About Your AC’s SEER Rating

August 15, 2023

SEER stands for “seasonal energy efficiency ratio.” It is a rating system for measuring the cooling performance of an air conditioning unit. The SEER rating scale is a way for consumers to compare the energy efficiency of one air conditioning unit to another. The New Legal Standards for Air Conditioners In 2023, the Department of Energy set new standards that require residential air conditioning units to meet a specific SEER rating. These rules are different in the northern part of the United States than they are in the southern states. In Colorado, homeowners installing new air

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Signs That Your Ducting Needs to Be Cleaned

July 18, 2023

The ducting that runs throughout your home is a necessary component for both your home cooling and heating systems. It helps to ensure that airflow adequately reaches all the rooms throughout your home so that they can be maintained at a comfortable temperature for you and your family. From time to time, your ducting will need to undergo duct cleaning by a licensed professional to ensure optimal HVAC system performance. Excessive Dust A common indicator that your ducting is reaching the point where it needs to be properly cleaned out is when your home starts to

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Everything You Need to Know About Air Scrubbers

March 16, 2023

An air scrubber is an HVAC device that is used to purify the air of contaminants. The extent of the air scrubber’s germ-extermination ability is impressive. It exterminates particulates such as pollen, volatile organic compounds, and dander, creating organisms such as viruses and mold, and smoke-like odors. It cleans the air and can exterminate germs on surfaces like countertops or doorknobs. The air scrubbers release particles that travel throughout your home, attracting germs off surfaces and pulling them back via your HVAC system to be filtered outside your indoor air. An air scrubber consists of

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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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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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