Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Why Might I Choose a Tankless Water Heater?

February 13th, 2017

There are a lot of appliances and systems that we use these days to keep our homes comfortable and our lives convenient. When it comes to the hardest working appliance in any given home, the water heater is usually a big contender. You use hot water whenever you shower, do the laundry, wash the dishes, or just clean up in general. If you’re in the process of choosing a new water heater, you really need to know that you are making that decision carefully.

This means that you should weigh all of your options before deciding which water heater is right for you. We recommend that you consider using a tankless water heater in Wellington, CO. These unique systems have a lot to recommend them.

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Do I Need Boiler Repairs?

February 6th, 2017

boilerNow that it is February, many homeowners are beginning to look forward to the coming of the warmer weather. That being said, there is still a good amount of cold temperatures ahead of us. If you’re serious about making it through the remainder of the winter season in comfort, then you cannot ignore the signs that your heater is in trouble. We may be nearing the end of the season, but you cannot afford to put the condition of your boiler in Windsor, CO at risk.

That is precisely why acting quickly when problems with your boiler develop is a must. That way, you can schedule prompt boiler repairs in the event of trouble.

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Why Choose Hybrid Heating?

January 23rd, 2017

gas-furnace-burnerWe have still got a lot of sub-freezing weather headed our way before this winter season is over. How has your heater fared so far? If you’ve been unimpressed with your aging heater’s performance, if you’re a bit shell-shocked by the cost of heating your home this season, you may be thinking about replacing your heater once the weather finally warms up once more. If this is the case, then we strongly recommend that you consider the use of a hybrid heating system in Fort Collins, CO.

A hybrid heating system is unique in that it actually utilizes two different methods of heating in order to strike a balance between reliability and efficiency. More on that below.

Before we go any further, we do just want to remind you that even the most dependable equipment from the best manufacturers in the industry will falter if not expertly installed, serviced, and maintained. That is why you should leave all of your heating services to our technicians. 

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Use an ERV for Year Round Benefits

January 17th, 2017

When you heat your home—or cool it, for that matter—you want to do so in the most efficient manner possible. Nobody wants to overpay for their comfort. That is why so many homes are constructed so tightly these days.

The problem is that, by sealing up your home extremely tightly, you can actually put your indoor air quality at risk. If your home does not have sufficient insulation, you may be able to cut down on unwanted heat transfer. Your air quality will likely fall as a result, however. An ERV helps you to enjoy both great efficiency and outstanding indoor air quality. 

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How Does Radiant Heating Work?

January 16th, 2017

The most popular home heating system is probably the furnace. Furnaces are forced air heaters, meaning that they heat air directly and then distribute this heated air throughout the house in order to warm it up. However, there are some drawbacks to this operation.

While forced air heating is great if you want to heat your home promptly, issues like duct leaks and hot air getting trapped at the ceiling can lead to problems with efficiency and overall comfort. These issues are resolved with radiant heating. So how does radiant heating work?

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You Need an Appropriately Sized Heater

January 9th, 2017

When the chill of winter is in full swing, you want your heater to act fast in order to heat your home successfully. Obviously, that means that you don’t want to be dealing with a heater that is too small to do the job effectively. However, you also don’t want your heater to be bigger than it needs to be. This can cause just as many problems as a heater that is too small, in fact.

If you think knowing the square footage of your home is all that you need to get the right sized heater, think again. There is much more to consider when sizing your heater in Wellington, CO. Fortunately for you, our technicians are here to guarantee that your heater is of the right size for your home.

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Should I Use a Gas or Electric Furnace?

January 2nd, 2017

There is no denying the popularity of the furnace in Windsor, CO. Things get cold around here during the heating season, and you really need to know that your heater is going to get the job done. Using a properly sized and professionally installed furnace guarantees it.

That being said, deciding that you want to use a furnace isn’t quite enough. You also need to decide if you want to use a natural gas or an electric furnace. We’ll cover some of the pros and cons for you.

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Is Ductless Heating an Option Worth Considering?

December 26th, 2016

We could answer the question posed in the title of this post with a simple “yes,” but we’ll give you a bit more to work with than that. Ductless heating in Fort Collins, CO is absolutely worth your consideration. In fact, there are many benefits that ductless mini splits have to offer that more traditional heating systems simply cannot match.

Read on to learn a bit more about why you may want to use a ductless heating system in your home. If you still have any questions, be sure to contact us. We are happy to help you decide if ductless heating is the right option for your home.

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Why Is My Furnace Making This Noise?

December 19th, 2016

If you expect your furnace to operate truly silently, you’re going to be a bit disappointed. Depending upon the location of your furnace in your home, you may hear it cycle on and off. You’ll likely also hear some sound as the furnace forces hot air throughout your ductwork.

These are what we consider to be normal operating sounds. If you begin to hear what could only be described as abnormal operating sounds, however, you have reason to be concerned. When your furnace in Fort Collins, CO starts making strange and unfamiliar sounds, call our number to have the problem resolved before serious damage is done.

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Leaky Ductwork Is a Serious Problem!

December 19th, 2016

If you use a radiant heating or ductless system, then you are not going to be depending upon your air ducts again until the cooling season arrives once more. If you use a forced-air heating system, such as a furnace or a heat pump, though, then your heating system is still very much a part of your day to day life. You cannot let leaky ductwork go unresolved.

Unfortunately, there is no way in which to guarantee that you will never encounter problems of any kind with your air ducts. When you do, however, there are definitely warning signs that you can recognize and which can give you an early alert. Read on, and remember to let the professionals on our staff handle your duct sealing services in Loveland, CO.

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