The Role of Ventilation in Reducing Pollutants

June 11, 2024

The quality of your Northglenn, CO, home’s indoor air quality can have a direct effect on your health and well-being. Exposure to things like pet dander, dust, dust mites, pollen, mold spores, and volatile organic compounds can lead to symptoms such as a scratchy or sore throat, coughing, irritated eyes, and sneezing. Your HVAC system plays an important role in filtering the air that’s circulating through your home, but ventilation is also an important component to consider. What Is Ventilation and How Does It Reduce Pollutants? Ventilation in a home refers to the exchange of air

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How to Optimize Your HVAC System for Pet Owners

May 15, 2024

Owning a pet can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life. However, it can also wreak havoc on your home’s indoor quality, which can make it harder to breathe or otherwise impact your quality of life. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to ensure that your HVAC system is capable of working at peak efficiency even with an animal in the house. Consider an Air Purifier A whole-home or localized air purifier can remove a significant amount of fur or dander that your pets leave behind. It may also be able

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The Importance of Proper Insulation for HVAC Efficiency

April 3, 2024

Your HVAC system should optimize the performance of your air conditioner and your heater. In order to do this, you need insulation in conjunction with a well-installed ductwork system. Insulation and properly installed duct systems are vital to the energy efficiency and comfort of any building. Optimize HVAC Performance Insulation can lock in temperatures. This is true for the heating provided by the furnace during the winter and the cooling provided by the air conditioner during the summer. Insulation, therefore, optimizes HVAC performance, reducing the system’s workload and energy consumption. Lower Cost

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Guide to Spring HVAC Maintenance in Colorado’s Varied Weather

March 14, 2024

Colorado has a unique climate that may present challenges when trying to keep your home comfortable, especially during the spring. Overnight temperatures may drop to frigid levels, while the daytime high may get hot enough to warrant running your AC on the same day. Use this guide to learn how to make sure that your HVAC system is ready for the season ahead. Change Your System’s Air Filter One of the best ways to make sure that your HVAC system is ready for the change of seasons is to replace the air filter. When it

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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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