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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When Is the Best Time to Install an Air Conditioner?

February 15, 2022

The cost of installing an air conditioner is lower at certain times of the year. However, the season shouldn’t be the only factor you consider. If your AC is showing signs of failing, you’re better off promptly replacing it than trying to hold out until the next season. Off-Season HVAC companies are busiest during summer and winter because the outdoor weather is at its most extreme then. Thus, installing a new air conditioner is usually more expensive during those seasons. Spring is the best time to install a new air conditioner because you’ll get a better

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Has Your HVAC Ductwork Reached the End of Its Lifespan?

October 20, 2021

Taking good care of the HVAC equipment in your Northglenn home is the absolute best way to protect your indoor air quality and keep your home heating and cooling bills at a moderate, manageable level. Unfortunately, however, these efforts are often far more involved than simply changing the air filter. If you haven’t done so in a while, it may be time to have your ductwork replaced. Why Replacing Your HVAC Ductwork Is So Important Quality HVAC ductwork has a maximum lifespan of 25 years. However, many systems start to show serious signs of wear after

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The AC Installation Process

August 18, 2021

An air conditioner is undoubtedly one of the most important appliances any homeowner can have. This explains why the majority of the households in the United States own an AC system. Now, after you’ve decided that you’re going to purchase a new AC unit for your home, you might be wondering about how you can go about the installation process. In reality, there are two ways you can install an AC unit in your home. You can go the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) way, or you can simply hire a professional to do it

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Common AC Problems in Summer

July 29, 2021

Your home stays comfortable over the summer thanks to your air conditioning. However, that comfort can be easily interrupted, leaving you wondering what happened and what you can do to fix it. Here are the common problems you might run into this summer, their causes, and what you can do about them, provided by Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. located in Northglenn. 1. Clogged Air Filter Clogged air filters are the most common problem with any HVAC system. The filter removes airborne contaminants before they can enter your system and clog harder-to-reach components. But that means they need regular replacement

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

Cleaning your air conditioning unit is an effective way of keeping the system healthy and operational for a long time. It also helps you cool your house with clean, fresh, quality air. Cleaning your air conditioner will help you avoid the accumulation of dirt, as well as mildew and mold growth alongside or inside your home cooling system and ductwork. Among many benefits of maintaining a clean air conditioning unit is that it saves you some money as it consumes less energy. However, if you are considering the process for the first time, it

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