Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Why Is My Home Heating Unevenly?

September 26th, 2016

When you heat your home using a whole-house heating system, such as a furnace, boiler, or heat pump, your entire house should be comfortable. If this is not the case, then something may well be wrong. It could be an issue with your heater, or even with the house itself. Whatever the case, you need to have the problem resolved so that you can get back to living in the comfort that you deserve.

The Timnath, CO heating professionals on our staff have put together a few potential causes of issues with uneven heating. These will give you an idea of why you may encounter the problem, but you will need to work with a professional to resolve most of the issues. Contact us to do so.

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Heating Your Home Efficiently This Winter

September 26th, 2016

We all want to live comfortably in our homes, regardless of how cold it may get outside during the winter season. Here in Colorado, it can get extremely cold. The last thing that you should be forced to do is to choose between heating your home effectively and doing so affordably. That is why we have put together some tips to help you enjoy efficient heating.

You may think that heating your home more efficiently and affordably will necessitate the replacement of your existing heater, which may be an investment that you are unwilling or unable to make. In truth, though, there are plenty of ways in which to cut back on heating costs. Read on, and remember to schedule your heating services with our team.

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Want to Live Comfortably More Affordably? Consider a DC Variable Speed Motor

September 19th, 2016

If you use a furnace in order to keep your home comfortable during the heating season, then you do so by distributing heated air throughout your home via a system of ductwork. In order to do that, you need a blower to force that air through the ductwork—hence the phrase “forced air” heating. The blower in your system is powered by electricity, and the amount of energy that it uses to distribute air through your home can have a  serious affect on your overall efficiency levels.

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Why Does My Gas Furnace Smell When I First Turn It on in the Fall?

September 12th, 2016

Your home’s furnace, like everything in your home, collects dust on it over time. This is especially true if your air filter system allows air to go around the filter, or you do not have a high efficiency air cleaner.

So when that furnace fires up for the first time in fall, it will burn off the dust that has collected on the heat exchanger or electric elements since the last heating season. Sometimes it may even emit a small amount of carbon monoxide into the house and create that smell—burning dust!  The same thing will likely happen when you turn on your gas fireplace for the first time in the fall, too.

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The Heating Season Is Coming, So Keep Carbon Monoxide in Mind

September 6th, 2016

Heating your home effectively, reliably, and efficiently throughout the winter season is an absolute necessity. In this day and age, with so many home heating options to choose from, there is really no reason why your comfort during the coldest time of the year should be compromised. As important as it is to keep your home comfortable, though, it is even more important to ensure that you are able to do so safely.

That is precisely why it is so important that you have a good carbon monoxide detector installed in your home. Carbon monoxide can be quite dangerous and difficult to detect, as you’ll learn more about below. If you want to use your heater in Fort Collins, CO as safely as possible, you need to have a great carbon monoxide detector on your side. 

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Subpar Cooling? Your Thermostat May Be the Culprit

August 30th, 2016

When your air conditioner is not cooling your home as effectively as it once did, or if it is costing more to run than it used to, you may start to sweat—and not just because it’s still so hot out. You may just be getting nervous about the prospect of costly AC repair needs. Before you go exploring all of the worst case scenarios out there, though, you should keep in mind the fact that it may just be a problem with your thermostat.

Now, your thermostat is an integral player in your HVAC system, and we don’t mean to downplay its importance. The fact is, though, that dealing with a malfunctioning or even just an out-of-date thermostat is preferable to, say a failing condenser unit. Whatever the case may be, give us a call to schedule great thermostat services in Laporte, CO.

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HVAC FAQ: Why Is My System Running in Short Bursts?

August 29th, 2016

You are undoubtedly still running your air conditioner in Wellington, CO. We are not out of the woods yet as far as hot weather goes. Before long, though, you’ll find that you don’t need your AC quite as much, and soon enough you’ll actually be firing up the heater! Regardless of which system is in use, though, it’s important that it is functioning properly.

There are a few problems that can negatively affect both your heating and your air conditioning systems. Short cycling is one such problem. If your air conditioner—or heater, for that matter—is running in short bursts, be sure to contact us right away.

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Do Not Underestimate the Need for Heating Maintenance

August 22nd, 2016

It does get pretty cold here in the winter, you may be thinking, but it’s not like we’re dealing with subzero temperatures on a regular basis; I’m sure my heater is ready for action.

Something along those lines is the type of logic that leaves homeowners with broken down heating systems, just as they need them the most. No, we may not have the most extreme winter weather in this part of the country. To think that means that you don’t need annual heating maintenance in Windsor, CO, though, is to buy into a serious misconception.

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Replacing Your AC This Year? Consider Using a Ductless Mini Split System

August 15th, 2016

No air conditioner is going to last forever. It is generally in your best interest to replace your air conditioning system before that system breaks down entirely, as this allows you to plan on when the work will be completed. After all, your ailing system is most likely to break down during the hottest time of the year, when it is working the hardest.

If your air conditioner has been struggling this summer, or if you are ready to replace it with a new system for efficiency and/or reliability’s sake, consider doing so with a ductless mini split system. Ductless mini splits have a lot to offer homeowners, and are only growing more popular. Read on and let us know if you are thinking about going ductless.

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What Does a Zone Control System Do?

August 8th, 2016

A zone control system is a great way in which to get a more efficient performance out of your air conditioning system. We know that you want to cool your home effectively, but you don’t want to drain your budget in doing so. When you choose to use a zone control system, you won’t have to.

Just remember that a zone control system is only going to function properly if you schedule your zone control system services in Fort Collins, CO with trained, experienced professionals. Simply call our number to do so.

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