Gas or Electric: Choosing the Right New Furnace for You

February 22nd, 2021
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If you’re looking for a new furnace this time of the year, chances are you’re pretty desperate to find one fast. But we want to discourage you from rushing into this type of purchase. Doing so can leave you with a system that is not properly matched to your specific home and needs. There are some other factors to consider too, like whether you want a gas furnace, or an electric one.

The question is, which is more efficient? Will one save you more on monthly energy costs than the other?

This is what we’re going to dive into below. The answers may be a little more complex than you think. First off, you have to consider what efficiency is. It’s the rating of heating output compared to the amount of energy the heating system actually consumed. So, a furnace with a higher efficiency rating will automatically cost you less to run from month to month, right? Well, not necessarily.

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How to Choose the Right HVAC Installer

February 8th, 2021
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Temperatures are on the colder side for now, but you know as well as we do that they can be… well… temperamental! Whether you discovered your air conditioner struggling as we headed into fall or you feel like your heater is about to fail as we near winter, you may be on the market for a new HVAC system, which means it’s time to start doing some research.

You might be wondering why you can’t just look online and choose a great air conditioner or heating system within your budget, and then just hire an amateur handyman to put it in. We really have to discourage rushing into a decision like this, however, as it can leave you with a headache and an ineffective HVAC system.

When you hire a trained and experienced professional to help you decide on your air conditioner and then install it, you know it will be adequately sized for your space, the best system model for your needs and your budget, and you can count on it operating just as it should. Read on as we uncover how to choose the right professional HVAC contractor.

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How to Stay Warm If Your Furnace Stops Working

January 25th, 2021
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If it were up to us, you’d never face this scenario. You’d never have to look up methods to stay warm because your furnace completely broke down. The fact of the matter is that this happens to the best of us. Of course, it’s a lot less likely to happen if you keep up with your heating maintenance appointments. These tune-ups allow our professionals to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust your furnace inside and out, which helps it work as effectively and efficiently as possible for as long as possible.

Maintenance tune-ups also help prevent small repair needs from turning into much bigger, major breakdowns that can lead to the subject of this post. But we’re going to assume that if you’re reading this, you probably already have a broken-down heater. Give our team a call if this is the case so we can get your system back into working order. And while you wait for your furnace repair technician to show up, follow the following tips to stay warm.

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Are You Using Your Heater Efficiently?

January 11th, 2021
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If outdoor temperatures didn’t clue you in, winter is officially here for the long haul. Are you prepared?

Sure, we don’t always have bone-chillingly cold weather at this time of the year, but our winter seasons are certainly cold, and require fully functioning heating systems to keep households as warm as possible.

When we say we want you to have a great heating system, we mean that we want you to have a heater that is reliable, effective, and highly efficient! This last point is especially important. After all, if your heater isn’t working as efficiently as it should, then it means you’re paying more for its service than you should! And let’s face it, our winters are too long and drawn out to pay too much to comfort.

So what can you do? We’ve provided a rundown of some relatively easy steps you can take. Read on!

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Hints Your Boiler Needs Professional Service

December 28th, 2020
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No matter what type of boiler system you use to heat your home, it can only work as efficiently as it’s meant to if it is professionally installed and properly cared for. This also means that any necessary repairs should be conducted by trained and experienced professionals.

But how do you know to begin with when repairs are necessary? Well, this starts with maintenance. If you’ve invested in annual maintenance for your boiler system, then it’s already getting checked over by the pros once a year at least. This is great for peace of mind!

It’s still important, though, that you know the signs of a boiler in need of professional service so you can give us a call right away before the problem grows worse. Read on as we uncover some of the hints that your boiler may need repair or even replacement.

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Warning Sounds Your Gas Furnace May Need Repairs

December 14th, 2020
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Do you use a gas furnace in Denver, CO for your home heating? You’re one of many: natural gas furnaces are the most common way to provide central heating to homes in the area thanks to their powerful output, reliability, and cost-effective operation.

We want you to keep enjoying a furnace that works in top condition. The best way to help your furnace is to schedule pre-season maintenance for it (not too late if you haven’t done so yet!). The next best way is to pay attention to warning signs the furnace needs our repair services. A gas furnace will usually give off early indications it’s in trouble, which grants you time to have it repaired before it ends up failing entirely—probably on the coldest day of the year.

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Heed These Signs of a Suffering Furnace

November 30th, 2020
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Furnace systems are not simple pieces of equipment. They involve a number of complex components, and when servicing something as complex as this, you’ll need to be one of two things—either an experienced professional HVAC contractor or a vigilant homeowner. Chances are, you’re the latter—a vigilant homeowner should do their research to know when their heater is trouble so they can call for professional repairs ASAP.

Without proper training, it may be hard to determine exactly what is wrong with your furnace when it’s acting up or when it suddenly breaks down. That’s what we are here for! We do think it’s possible, however, to know the signs that something is wrong with your furnace. And the sooner you discover a sign of trouble, the sooner you can give us a call to have the repair need taken care of.

And the thing is, the signs of a suffering furnace aren’t always big, bright, or loud. Meaning, you may not even know what to look for. But again, that’s what we are here for.

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Beware a Cracked Heat Exchanger in Your Furnace

November 16th, 2020
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Are you one of the many homeowners in our area using a gas-powered furnace to keep your home warm this fall and winter? This is a great choice, and actually is still the most popular option among homeowners nationwide. This is especially true for climates like ours, with a need for a powerful heating system that will keep residents warm no matter what the weather has to throw our way.

Furnaces are cost-effective, and a great choice for many individuals. But when not properly maintained and serviced, furnaces can become dangerous. This is actually the case for any gas-powered appliance in your home. While they won’t be dangerous by nature, skipping important tune-ups or ignoring an aging furnace can certainly lead to operational and safety issues. One of these potential issues is a cracked heat exchanger.

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We’re Not Your Average Heating Contractor

November 2nd, 2020

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a “professional heating contractor,” or “professional heater repair in Littleton, CO?” Is it the high prices that come with premium service? Or perhaps it’s the frustration of narrowing down your top favorite heating companies and seeing which ones fit well with you? Both of these can be frustrating, so we understand how you got into this conundrum.

However, while you might know that you need professional heater repair, we’d like to make the case that you need our professional heater repair service. That’s because we offer a wide variety of benefits that actually make it worth it to go into business with us. We’re not just banking on you needing a pro and calling the first number you see—you’re smarter than that!

Keep reading as we go into some detail about what makes our company different.

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Have You Scheduled a Heating Tune-Up Yet?

October 19th, 2020
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If not, now is a perfect time! We always recommend early fall for scheduling heating maintenance. The reason for this is because it’s right before you need your heating system the most. Additionally, it’s when HVAC technicians are a lot less likely to be out on emergency calls and other service calls.

But honestly, when we are talking about maintenance, consistency is what’s really vital. Consistent tune-ups will help ensure that your heating system works as effectively and efficiently as possible for as long as possible, so that you know your heater is always ready to do its job when you need it.

Read on as we uncover why this heating service is so important!

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