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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End-of-Season AC Care Tips

October 5th, 2020
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Summer is at its official end, more or less. While we do, of course, experience very cold and snowy winters here, we could always be surprised by a fall or wintertime heat wave. This is part of the reason we can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure your air conditioner is well cared for!

Hopefully, you had maintenance done in the spring to ensure your AC was able to work as effectively and efficiently as possible throughout not only the summer, but its lifespan. Regardless of whether you had maintenance done or not, however, there are some things you can do to ensure your air conditioner is performing at its best and is ready to go next spring when you need it again on a regular basis. Read on as we uncover a few end-of-season AC care tips.

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How Healthy Is Your Indoor Air?

September 21st, 2020
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Were you aware that the air within your household can be lower quality than the air outdoors? At least, this is the case if your home isn’t equipped with the right indoor air quality systems and services. It’s even more likely that your air quality is bad if you have a modern home–one built in the last couple of decades or so. The reason being homes today are built very “tightly” to prevent conditioned air from escaping.

This is good news for your HVAC efficiency since there won’t be any heating or cooling loss. Unfortunately, this traps contaminants inside. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, or if anyone in your home does, this definitely isn’t great news. Things like pollen, dirt, dust, and pet dander don’t have a way out of your home, and this is what contributes to the poor air quality. So, what can you do about it?

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Are You Believing This AC Myth?

September 7th, 2020
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In the age of the Internet, there isn’t much information about air conditioners you can’t find. However, this doesn’t mean that all that information is correct. In fact, some of what you find can be based on myths and misconceptions, leading to you treat your air conditioner in a way you think is helpful, but is actually harmful.

There’s one myth, in particular, that seems harmless in theory, but can actually make your air conditioner work quite inefficiently, and could even lead to premature system breakdown. What’s that myth? Read on to find out!

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An Unexpected Cause of AC Trouble

August 24th, 2020
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Homeowners often don’t realize this–or perhaps they’re even in a little bit of denial about it–but a dirty air filter can actually cause a great deal of trouble for their air conditioners.

Now, you’ve probably seen us talk about dirty air filters before–we recommend changing yours every 1-3 months. But it’s probably not for the reason you think. The reason we suggest this is not for your indoor air quality like you might assume, but to protect the air conditioner itself.

You see, this filter is in place to block particles and contaminants from damaging the inside of your HVAC system by pummeling it or jamming the fan. When an AC system is too dirty, it can accumulate a lot of problems. Read on to learn more about what these problems are.

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Tips to Spot an AC in Disrepair

August 10th, 2020
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We recently posted about the different sounds that indicate a need for AC repair. Strange or unfamiliar noises are certainly something to be aware of, but this is not the only sign of an air conditioner that needs repair.

Of course, just like a car or any other important piece of machinery, you can avoid the worst of repair needs with routine maintenance. This is a service we typically recommend in the spring before you need your air conditioner the most. But consistency is really what’s most important when it comes to your annual tune-ups. And still, even with maintenance, it’s good to know the signs that you need repair so you can give us a call right away. These signs include:

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Unique Ductless Needs to Be Aware Of

July 27th, 2020
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When you find yourself in need of a new air conditioner, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. After all, there are a lot of options out there! You may find it easier to just go with whatever system you’ve always had, but what if this isn’t the most efficient option available?

It may be time for you to consider a ductless system!

Ductless systems are comprised of a single outdoor unit connected to up to four air handlers that can be controlled independently of each other. They’re highly efficient and a great option for homeowners looking for a system that provides effective cooling and efficient heating.

However, if not installed correctly, you could run into a few unique repair needs, such as:

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Compressor Replacement vs. AC System Replacement

July 13th, 2020
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Air conditioning systems have a variety of components that work together toprovide you with your home comfort. The thermostat, for example, serves as the “brain” of the system, while the compressor serves as the “heart” of your cooling system.

The compressor is what causes the refrigerant to move through your air conditioner and transfer heat from the inside to the outside. When a compressor fails, the air conditioner essentially fails. This may sound automatically like it means you have to replace your entire air conditioner, but this isn’t always the case!

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