Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Why Is My Air Quality Suffering?

July 22nd, 2019

woman-blowing-noseWhen you think about air quality in Colorado, you’re probably thinking about smoke from wildfires and exhaust from cars lowering the quality of our outdoor air. Environmental pollutants are a big issue in our world, but it’s important to pay attention to the air quality inside your home too.

You might think of your home as a safe haven away from this pollution. But your indoor air quality is often worse than the air quality outdoors. Air quality inside homes is so low because homes modern home across the country are tightly sealed and impeccably energy efficient. This is great for your energy bills but bad for your lungs. If you’re wondering what factors cause low indoor air quality, keep reading below, if you’d like Loveland HVAC services you can contact our team.

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When to Call a Professional Plumber

July 8th, 2019

plumber-sinkWould you cut away at the walls in your home in order to service—or attempt to service—your electrical wiring? We’re betting and, frankly, hoping that you wouldn’t. Let us ask you this, then. Would you feel more comfortable servicing the pipes in your home?  If you answered yes, we’ve got to ask: why? Safety is probably your first and foremost answer, but we really want to stress that DIY plumbing services come with their own inherent risks.

While there are certainly some cases in which you can handle your own plumbing needs—you probably don’t need a professional plumber to plunge the toilet on occasion—most plumbing issues are really going to require the skill and expertise that only a professional plumber can offer. In today’s post, we’ll talk about a few instances in which it’s in your best interest to contact a professional plumber. So read on, and be sure to contact a member of our team when you need any plumbing services in Loveland.

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The Great Water Heater Debate: Tank or Tankless?

June 24th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterWe know that water heaters may not be the most exciting investment in the world. A new family vehicle, for instance, might be something you’d anticipate more than a new water heater. That being said, the fact remains that your water heater is not going to last forever. You’ll need to replace it at some point—but with what? Another system capable of heating water for use throughout your home, yes, but what kind of system?

If you’re looking into your water heater options, then chances are that you’ve seen the two major one out there: tank and tankless systems. Today we’ll be turning to our expert plumbers in Windsor, CO, to help you determine which water heater is right for your needs. First, we’ll give you some background information on how these systems work, what sets them apart, and the pros and cons of each. Then, you simply need to contact us with any questions that you may have!

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Why Refrigerant Leaks Are So Serious

June 10th, 2019

ac-technician-workingWe’re the company that locals call when they need an HVAC company in Loveland, CO, that they know they can trust. We’ve seen and done it all when it comes to AC repairs over the years. There’s still one AC problem that can send chills down our spine—though it won’t do anything to help your AC chill your home! That problem is the refrigerant leak, and it is a very serious problem indeed.

Your air conditioner shouldn’t run out of refrigerant. It shouldn’t need a refrigerant top-off at any point. That refrigerant loop is supposed to be a closed system. Low levels typically mean that there is a leak present, and that is a job that only a trained, experienced technician can handle. We’ll find the leak, we’ll seal the leak, and we’ll make sure that your refrigerant charge is right back up to where it should be.

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Drive Down Your Cooling Costs

May 27th, 2019

folded-twenty-dollar-billIf you’re looking for a blog post that will tell you how to keep your home cool and comfortable for free, you’re going to have to keep on looking. If you find a blog post telling you how to do that, then you shouldn’t take it too seriously. Why not? Because cooling your home isn’t free. You have to pay for your comfort in the summer. That being said, there is no reason why you should be overpaying to cool your home.

In today’s post,  we are going to be covering some ways in which you can help to cool your home in a more affordable manner. Don’t worry, we’re not just going to tell you that you have to invest in an expensive new system. We can handle your AC replacement if the time is right—or any air conditioning repair in Loveland, CO, for that matter. But for now, let’s just focus on getting those cooling costs under control. 

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When Should I Schedule My Air Conditioning Repairs?

May 13th, 2019

AC-technician-manifoldThe short answer to this question is really that you want to schedule air conditioning repairs the moment you notice there are problems with your air conditioner.

There are a few problems with this answer, though. You may not have the background knowledge to notice problems right away, and you may not realize that certain problems are actually that serious even when you do notice them. Today, we want to help you better understand these situations so you can take prompt action.

Air conditioning problems are only going to get worse the longer that you choose to ignore them or the longer that it takes you to realize that these problems demand your attention. Early intervention is key, so be sure to schedule air conditioning repair in Windsor, CO, with our team at the first sign of trouble. We excel in AC repairs of all kinds, and we also have the training and expertise necessary to diagnose problems accurately the first time.

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Early Season AC Problems to Nip in the Bud

April 29th, 2019

AC-technicianOnce the warm weather finally arrives around here, we’re all pretty ready for the change of pace. Winters in Colorado can be beautiful and there’s certainly no shortage of outdoor winter sports opportunity around here. But eventually, enough is enough. Before long, though, you’ll find the heat in your home is a bit much, and you’ll turn to your air conditioning system for comfort once more. The best piece of advice we can give you to help your system succeed is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance with our team.

But there is no such thing as a 100% reliable air conditioner. You can count on the need for air conditioning repair in Loveland, CO, at some point. When that time comes, you want to act fast. The longer you wait to schedule repairs with our team, the worse off your air conditioning system is likely to be. In today’s post, we’ll cover some issues you’ll want to address even if it’s the beginning of the season.

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How Does Video Pipe Inspection Work?

April 15th, 2019

dog-and-boy-in-tubWhat’s the number one problem that homeowners may encounter with their plumbing system? Leaks, right? We bet you said leaks. It makes sense. After all, there are a lot of pipes in your plumbing system, and the unfortunate truth is that there is just no way to completely eliminate the risk of leaks in any one of them! The good news is that, while we can’t promise you’ll never run into leaks in your system—in fact, we can pretty much guarantee that you will!—we can help find them fast.

That’s because we offer video pipe inspection services. This is the single best way to pinpoint and diagnose leaks in your plumbing in Loveland, CO. If you have any concerns about potential leaks in your plumbing system, then be sure to call a member of our team. We’ll put our expertise and our technology to work for you. That way, you won’t have to worry about the serious problems that plumbing leaks can lead to when given the time.

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5 Reasons to Sign Up for an Energy Savings Agreement Before the Summer Heat

April 5th, 2019
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Owner Glenn Frank

There is never a bad time of year to sign up for our Energy Savings Agreement. However, as we transition into the summer heat, it is important to be well-prepared and know that breakdowns do occur (often at the worst times). June and July are the busiest months in the HVAC industry. In July 2018, during one single day, our customer service representatives handled over 5,000 incoming calls! Although it’s a rarity to get so many calls in one day, you can imagine what the demand for HVAC service was during that time period.

What is an Energy Savings Agreement? It is regularly scheduled maintenance on your most frequently used, and maybe the most critical, appliances in your home. By being one of our Energy Savings Agreement customers, in addition to many other benefits, you receive Ultimate Tune-Ups on your heating and cooling equipment from our background and drug screened technicians that will show up to your home in a well-marked company vehicle and uniform. When you are one of our agreement customers, you are working with a locally-owned company that is “Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care.”

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Get That AC Ready Ahead of Time!

April 1st, 2019

bright-raysThere are certain facts in life that are completely inarguable. We’ve got one in the HVAC world. Routine maintenance is the best way in which to keep your air conditioner working as successfully as possible. There’s just no getting around it. It doesn’t matter where you live. It doesn’t matter at what heights temperatures in your area max out at. If you want to make it through the summer season comfortably, you need to schedule the maintenance that your AC demands.

If you think that this is one air conditioning service in Windsor, CO, that you can handle on your own, think again. Routine maintenance may be just that—routine—but that does not mean that it is simple. A thorough and successful tune-up is something that only a skilled professional can ensure, and you don’t want to run the risk of damaging your system or putting yourself in danger by doing the job on your own.

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