How to Choose the Best AC Contractor for the Job

May 3rd, 2021
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It’s that time of year—temperatures are about to heat up for the coming months, and HVAC contractors all over the place will be flooded with calls for air conditioner maintenance and repairs. You’ll need quality service to ensure that your air conditioner is going to work as efficiently as possible.

This is why we suggest contacting a qualified AC contractor with years of experience. Getting a highly trained contractor to deal with your air conditioning system needs will make the difference between a fully efficient system and one that might break down on you in the middle of the summer season.

But what qualities should you look for when searching for an AC contractor? Read on!

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Choosing the Right Sized Air Conditioner

April 19th, 2021
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Summer is right around the corner, and anyone who has lived here for even just a year can tell you how variable our temperatures are—meaning we could either have a cool summer or an extremely hot one. If we do have the latter, you’re going to want a powerful and reliable air conditioner on your side. So, if you’ve found yourself facing a replacement, now is the time to consider what exactly you want and need from a cooling system.

We get it—your first instinct is likely to buy the biggest, most powerful air conditioning system on the market, especially if you’ve spent previous summers sweating bullets as your previous air conditioner struggled. But we really want to discourage you from rushing into this decision, because it may surprise you but… bigger isn’t always better.

Read on as we dive into this further, and uncover the problem with not only air conditioner that are too small for the space they’re installed in, but also too large.

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Now Is the Time: Schedule an AC Tune-Up!

April 5th, 2021
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One of the easiest HVAC service needs for homeowners to dismiss is the need for routine air conditioner maintenance or a tune-up. Unless something is severely wrong with the system, after all—like a loss of cooling power—it can seem really tempting to put off an AC tune-up if the system is behaving “just fine.”

But what if your air conditioner could work more than “just fine”? What if it could operate more efficiently, and as a result cost you less to run? Also, what if it could prevent repair needs, meaning that over the lifetime of the system you could spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars less than you otherwise would? This is all possible, with a routine tune-up!

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Is Your Furnace in Need of Repair?

March 22nd, 2021
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We get it—the official end of winter is here. We can all start looking forward to warmer temperatures and favoring our air conditioners over our furnaces.

Here’s the thing, though. If you’ve lived in the Denver Metro area for even just a year, then you know how variable our temperatures are. It can be 75° and sunny tomorrow and then back to blizzard conditions next Wednesday.

Why are we saying all this? Well, to stress the point that even though it’s almost time to start using your cooling system, your heater may still have a lot of work to do. That means if it has repair needs, then now is the time to address them. There’s never a good reason to wait.

So, how do you know if your furnace is in need of repair? Here are some signs:

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Tips for Using Your Furnace As Efficiently As Possible

March 8th, 2021
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The official end of winter will be here soon enough, meaning we can turn our attention to our air conditioners. Have you scheduled maintenance for yours yet this year? It’s not too early!

Regardless of whether you’ve scheduled AC maintenance this year yet or not, it’s never a bad idea to give your furnace a little extra attention, no matter how much longer you might be using it. The thing is, we use our furnace systems so much around here, that it makes sense you want to use yours as efficiently as possible, to save money on energy bills and to help the furnace last as long as possible, right?

Well, boosting your furnace efficiency might be easier than you think. Homeowners sometimes think that boosting heating efficiency and saving money means not using their heating system, but this is simply not the case. There are some simple things you can do to not only boost your furnace efficiency but your air conditioner efficiency too when it comes time to use it. Like what? Read on!

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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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