How the Air Filter Impacts Your HVAC System

June 29th, 2020
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Many homeowners believe that the only purpose of the air filter inside their HVAC system is to filter allergens and other potentially harmful particles from their indoor air. Here’s the thing—not only is this not its only purpose, it’s not its purpose at all.

The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system upon manufacturing is there to protect the inside components of the HVAC system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris. Sure, it helps a bit with indoor air quality by drawing particles out of the air, but what you should be more concerned with is the state of your heating or air conditioner. Why? Read on!

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How to Boost Your Air Conditioner Efficiency

June 15th, 2020
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In less than a week, summer will officially be upon us. Of course, that doesn’t mean much with the variable weather we have. We could have “summertime temperatures” just about any time of the year it seems like. That said, when you do need to use your air conditioner, you want to do so as efficiently as possible, right? Hopefully, you have had spring maintenance done on your air conditioner to ensure this is the case (if not, it’s not too late—give us a call!)

Even without maintenance though, you can still take some actions, which we will get into below, to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and therefore lower your cooling costs. Read on as we go through some tips on how to boost your air conditioner efficiency.

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What Goes Into AC Installation Costs?

June 1st, 2020
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One of the most common questions homeowners have for our team is, “How much is my air conditioner installation going to cost?” The quick answer is, “It depends!” The thing is this is a rather loaded question and doesn’t have a simple answer. In fact, one of the factors homeowners are most often surprised by when it comes to their AC installation is the cost of the equipment itself.

We are a Daikin dealer, and have found that many folks understand the quality and the value of what they’re getting—including how much their system choice can affect their monthly utility bills for years to come.

Equipment is just one factor in your AC installation costs. Our team will first look at your home and do a load calculation to determine what type and size of system would best suit you. We look at things like the home’s square footage, how many windows and doors are present, if you’ve made any energy upgrades, and so on. We’ll take a look at your current air conditioning system to determine the best options for your home, and then we’ll go from there to make recommendations for you.

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These Sounds Indicate a Need for AC Repair

May 18th, 2020
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Summertime is the most likely time for air conditioners to develop problems. While we have heat waves and variable weather throughout the year, AC systems are placed under considerably more stress in the summer, and the added wear and tear makes it more likely for various components to break down.

It’s vital that you have your cooling system checked out by an experienced professional if you notice any signs of malfunction. Read on as we uncover one of the more common signs that your AC is in disrepair—loud or unfamiliar noises coming from the system.

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How to Choose the Right HVAC Company

May 4th, 2020
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Just like any other homeowner in the Denver area, you likely want to make sure that your home is very well cared for, and you want to also make sure that the service professionals you trust to come into your home are reputable, have integrity, and will do the job right the first time. Whether you’re investing in an air conditioner replacement right now or any other HVAC system, there’s no reason to go with mediocre service.

And remember, just because an HVAC contractor is popular or more affordable doesn’t mean they’re the right pro for you or your particular service need. It’s vital that you do your homework, and choose an HVAC company that’s the right fit for you and your needs. We’ve provided some guidelines below to help you choose a quality company here in the Denver area!

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Why Your Air Conditioner Needs Routine Maintenance

April 20th, 2020
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With temperatures trending toward consistent heat, you may have come to the realization that it’s time to schedule service for your air conditioner. Or maybe you think since you don’t actually have a problem with your air conditioner, it’s okay to skip maintenance this time around. We really don’t recommend this!

It’s never too late to get your air conditioner tuned-up, nor is it ever a bad idea to do so. There are a number of benefits to routine, professional, maintenance.

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When It’s Time to Replace Your AC, Consider These Factors

April 6th, 2020
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If you’re considering replacing your air conditioner, you have a number of considerations to make. We understand you may be in a rush to get this job done since our variable weather means that just because our temps were in the 60’s and low 70’s last week doesn’t mean they won’t be in the 80’s or even higher in several weeks from now!

We urge you not to make any hasty decisions, no matter how rushed you feel during this process, to not make any hasty decisions. Installing the wrong air conditioner, investing in amateur installation, or not properly sizing your new cooling system can all result in detrimental consequences for your wallet. So before you write that check, consider some of these important factors.

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Does Your Aging HVAC System Need Work?

March 23rd, 2020
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Denver weather can be tricky—in the coming weeks we may wind up needing our air conditioners way more than our heaters, or vice-versa. While in other parts of the country homeowners have a pretty clear idea of when they’ll need each system, we don’t necessarily get that luxury.

This means we have to really be diligent about caring for our systems to ensure they’re always prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws their way. This starts with maintenance! During maintenance, our technicians fully inspect, clean, and adjust your HVAC system, checking for any repair needs to take care of before they grow into emergency breakdowns.

For air conditioners, springtime is typically the best time to schedule this service since logically speaking, summer is when you’ll need it the most. Fall, in turn, is the best time to schedule heating system maintenance. With or without maintenance, however, you should always be aware of any signs that an HVAC system is showing signs of failure, particularly if it’s aging.

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Should the Daikin Fit be Your Next AC Installation?

March 9th, 2020
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At Apple Aire, we pride ourselves on the high-quality and high-efficiency equipment we install and service. We are a Daikin Comfort Pro, meaning we work with some of the best systems on the market. Our team is highly trained and experienced and you can always count on a professional installation.

Of course, the reason many homeowners often go with a cheaper alternative is that they’re sticker-shocked by the price of an air conditioning installation. Firstly, the equipment you choose can be costly in and of itself. Then you have other factors to consider like the level of efficiency you want, the costs of labor, and so on.

But, going with a cheaper alternative means getting low-quality performance from month to month, and ultimately paying more to cool your home because of how much energy your new air conditioning system will have to consume to do its job, and how fast that will wear down on the system.

If you’re considering a brand new air conditioner installation or an air conditioning replacement, you’d do well to look into the numerous benefits of the Daikin Fit inverter drive air conditioner.

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Heed These Signs You Need Heater Repair

February 24th, 2020
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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way for you to completely avoid ever needing heating repair services? Unfortunately, this just isn’t possible. Even the best installed and most well-maintained heating system will succumb to natural wear and tear over the years.

The best thing you can do for your heater and your wallet to learn to recognize the signs that heater repairs are needed. This way, you can get out ahead of them, and schedule professional services accordingly.

Of course, you can also reduce the chances that you’ll have huge repair needs, and lower your costs, by scheduling routine heating maintenance. Maintenance tune-ups allow our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust your furnace for optimal performance. We also check for repair needs during this service, so you can manage them before they grow into something worse.

Whether you skipped maintenance, forgot to schedule follow-up repairs, or just have an aging furnace, beware these following signs of a heating system problem:

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