The Problem With Closing Your Door To Control Heating and Ventilation

By |December 7th, 2017|

If you don’t use a room, shut the door and avoid the costs of heating or cooling that room. That’s what search results often recommend if you go hunting for ways to reduce your energy bills.

But what most people don’t know is that closing that door can do a whole lot more: it can make […]

Why Is AFUE Important When Buying A Gas Furnace?

By |December 5th, 2017|

If you’re in the market for a new furnace, you may have noticed the acronym AFUE. AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. AFUE is a measure of a gas furnace’s efficiency in converting fuel to energy. The higher the AFUE rating, the greater the energy efficiency.

Let’s take a furnace with a 95 percent AFUE […]

Does Your House Really Need To Breathe?

By |November 29th, 2017|

Have you heard the advice that your home shouldn’t be sealed too tightly because it needs to breathe?

But here’s the thing: people need to breathe, houses don’t.

This advice was probably born a few decades ago when houses were going through major transitions. Insulations were being developed, new products like energy-efficient windows and doors were being […]

Installing an Exhaust Fan For Your Comfort

By |November 26th, 2017|

Did you know that exhaust fans are beneficial for maintaining ideal temperatures and air quality throughout your home? Without them, places like your kitchen or bathroom aren’t ventilated properly, which means they aren’t letting out the bad air that can impact your indoor air quality.

Exhaust fans pull odors, fumes, and moisture from specific areas of […]

Don’t Overload Your HVAC Unit

By |November 22nd, 2017|

The heart of your HVAC system is the compressor. It emits heat as a normal part of the process. However, if it becomes too warm, your system will shut down.

Compressor thermal overload is a common malfunction. And it typically happens on the coldest or warmest days of the year, when your system is working its […]

Ideal Indoor Humidity Means Ideal Indoor Comfort

By |November 19th, 2017|

Colorado’s climate can only be classified as dry. And in the winter time, as your furnace works overtime trying to combat the single digit days and nights, your inside humidity level can become even drier.

You know it when you feel those tiny electric shocks when you touch something. Or your hair stands straight up in […]

8 HVAC Noises That Need Your Attention

By |November 13th, 2017|

How old is your HVAC unit? If it’s more than a few years old, it may be humming, clanking and squealing on occasion. What do those sounds mean? Should you be concerned? Or should you ignore them and hope they go away?

Some may be minor problems. Some you should never ignore. And in some cases, […]

What To Expect When You Have A New HVAC System Installed

By |November 9th, 2017|

Your HVAC unit is an important system to keep your home comfortable and healthy. Whether you are replacing your old equipment because it is no longer functioning very well, or simply because you want a more energy efficient unit in place, it’s a good idea to know what to expect when the technicians arrive.

Removing the […]

Winter Energy Saving Tips

By |November 3rd, 2017|

Have you ever walked into your home after being gone all day and found it freezing? You head to your thermometer, ready to boost the temperature and warm your home. But then you stop. How high should you turn it? Can you deal with it a little chillier than normal to avoid the high utility […]

What Is A Gas Furnace?

By |October 20th, 2017|

Most appliances that are in our home are taken for granted. They exist. They do their jobs. We think little about them until they break down and our lives are inconvenienced.

Your furnace is at the top of that list. It sits in your basement or crawlspace, hidden behind a door, working flawlessly every day throughout […]