Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

There Is No Such Thing as a Minor Refrigerant Leak!

June 22nd, 2020

AC-techniciansYou are going to run into problems with your air conditioning system at some point. “Problems,” of course, is a very broad term. An air filter that is too dirty is a problem, but it is one that homeowners can pretty easily resolve on their own. A refrigerant leak, on the other hand, is a very serious problem. If you have any reason at all to suspect that you have a refrigerant leak, then you absolutely need to schedule professional repairs right away.

If you want the best air conditioning in Loveland, CO, then you need an air conditioner with the ideal amount of refrigerant in the system. It’s just that simple. Low refrigerant levels cause serious issues, potentially doing irreparable harm to systems. And refrigerant is not just something that you can top off,  like the gas in your car, when it runs low—because it should never run low. More on that below. Let us handle your AC service needs.

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Ride the iWave to Better Health

June 19th, 2020

woman-relaxing-at-homeWe’ve always been proud to offer quality iWave products for installation in our clients’ homes. Why? because we’ve always known that iWave air purifiers are some of the best in industry. And, with the current pandemic putting homeowners on high alert, we’re excited to share that iWave has proven this fact yet again.

Through testing, the iWave-C proved a formidable foe to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 disease. Using the iWave-C, and based on viral titrations, it was determined that 84.2% of the virus was inactivated at the 10 minute mark. This number jumped to 92.6% at 15 minutes, and all the way to 99.4% inactivation at 30 minutes!

If you’re interested in protecting your health and your family’s health with a tried and proven system, contact a member of our team today. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning. Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care.

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Don’t Ignore Any Signs of Plumbing Leaks!

June 8th, 2020

water-leakOut of sight, out of mind. If you want to minimize as much stress as possible from your life as a homeowner, then there is one thing that you should put out of your mind—and that is that very phrase! Just because something is out of sight does not mean that you can afford to put it out of mind—and we mean the word “afford” quite literally. Many plumbing leaks, for instance, develop in areas that you cannot actually see with the naked eye.

However, that does not mean that you should just ignore them. Nor should you ignore any plumbing problems because they seem, in your opinion, too “minor” to really worry about.  Trust us, we’ve had plenty of plumbing repair calls that were the result of ignoring “minor” problems. When it comes to your plumbing in Loveland, CO, you can’t always anticipate problems. But when you know some warning signs to look for, you can at least act fast!

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We’re Here to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

May 25th, 2020

dandelion-fieldHomeowners tend to put a lot of emphasis on the temperatures in their homes. When you live in a place like Colorado, you need to make sure that your home is kept cool and comfortable in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter. It’s totally understandable that, given our spectrum of temperature extremes, you’d put a lot of focus on your HVAC systems. However, as a trusted HVAC company in Loveland, we have to remind you to look beyond temperature.

Why? Because temperature is really only a part of the comfort equation. Is it an important part? Yes, of course it is. But so too is your indoor air quality, and that is a component that is too often ignored or simply overlooked by homeowners. That’s a shame, because poor indoor air quality can really lead to problems not just with comfort, but with overall health, as well. Our team can help you improve your indoor air quality.

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Can a Tankless Water Heater Save Me Money?

May 11th, 2020

tankless-water-heaterThe answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is, yes, a tankless water heater can save you money. However, there is a lot to consider when deciding if a tankless water heater in Fort Collins, CO, is actually the right system for your needs and personal user preference. Plus, there is your budget to consider. Because a tankless water heater can certainly save you money, you have to look at it as a long term investment.

A lot of homeowners thinking about using a tankless water heater stop thinking about it when they see the price tag on these systems. It is true that they cost more than traditional tank water heaters do. That initial investment should not necessarily deter you, though, because the improved efficiency with which these systems operate can offset that initial investment and save you money provided that you give it the time to do so. Call our plumbers today if you’re thinking about going tankless. 

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Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Before Your AC Is Started Up!

April 27th, 2020

AC-topviewThe last thing that any homeowner wants to encounter when the heat of summer is at its worst is an air conditioner that is either broken down completely or which cannot deliver the level of performance quality needed. Unfortunately, despite not wanting these problems, many homeowners put themselves at risk of their development. How? By failing to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance before actually needing their air conditioning systems for the season. Put simply, your AC desperately needs annual tune-ups.

We’ll get more into the reasons for this below, as well as the many benefits of professional AC maintenance. First, though, think of it this way. Your train hard to complete a big footrace one year, and you do so successfully. Then you relax throughout the remainder of the year, fail to train, and try to run that same race again the next year. How do you think your body would hold up? Probably not that well, we’re guessing.

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Low Water Pressure Comes with a High Cost!

April 13th, 2020

Shower-HeadPicture this. You’re running late for the workday. Got out of bed a bit later than you’d intended. That’s okay, it happens to everyone. You throw on the coffee pot, jump in the shower—and make do with the weak stream, little more than a sputter, spewing forth from the showerhead. Now an inconvenient morning has become just that much more frustrating. Do not forget about this issue as you rush to go about the rest of your day.

Low water pressure is not just an inconvenience. It may indicate a very serious issue with your plumbing system at large. If you find yourself facing down an issue with low water pressure, it is definitely in your best interest to schedule service with a professional plumber in Severance, CO, immediately. The longer that you wait to do so, the greater the risk to your plumbing system. This is not a time when rolling the dice is going to pay off in any way.

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Be Mindful of What You Flush!

March 30th, 2020

Flushing-toiletOne issue that few of us saw coming as the world deals with a viral outbreak is a lack of toilet paper. Lo and behold, though, toilet paper has become something of a commodity in certain areas. We hope that you’ve got everything that you and your family need stocked up and at your disposal. If, however, you do find yourself running out of toilet paper, think twice before you try and flush an alternative down your toilet!

Our plumbers are very skilled at removing clogs and getting toilets flushing again, and we will certainly be there for you should you need us. Right now, we understand that a plumbing problem is probably not something you really want to be thinking about, though. Prevention is key if you want to avoid plumbing issues, so we’ve got a few tips to help you keep your bathroom plumbing in Loveland, CO, as reliable as possible.

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The Coronavirus and Our Promise to You

March 18th, 2020

We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus.

We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property.

If you have an appointment scheduled with Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time, and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority.

Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

Here is what we are doing:

  1. Tech makes no physical contact with the customer, maintaining a 3 – 6 foot barrier
  2. No shaking hands
  3. Techs wear shoe covers
  4. Wipe iPad after each use
  5. For your protection, we are using hand sanitizer, gloves, and disinfectant wipes
  6. Face masks are available on request
  7. any employee displaying any symptoms of the Corona Virus or experiencing a temperature of 100 or more will not be in your home.

We are pleased to announce a new service for our customers.

We now offer a “TellaTech” phone/video service solution as an alternative to on site visit for HVAC & plumbing problems. We find that many of our calls are simple enough that the average home owner may be able to resolve themselves with a little help remotely. We now offer that service for the low price of $29! Most problems can be resolved over the phone or with the assistance of video conference. This is a fraction of the cost to have a tech come to your home and you can avoid social contact! If for some reason we can’t resolve your issue remotely those charges can be applied to the normal dispatch and diagnostic charges to have us come out.

Call the TellaTech hotline @ 970-251-1069 or email TellaTech@fortcollinsheating.com

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Use Gas Piping Safely On Your Property

March 16th, 2020

gas-meter-wrenchIf you use natural gas in your home, you don’t need us telling you how great a resource it is. It is piped directly into your home, eliminating the need for fuel deliveries or for storing fuel. It is a largely domestic product, so you don’t have to worry about volatile markets and the pricing spikes that come with them quite as much. Plus, it is just so versatile! Homeowners use natural gas for everything from heating their homes to fueling their water heaters, ovens and ranges, and even their clothes dryers.

Like most any other fuel source, however, natural gas can be dangerous if not used and/or delivered throughout your home properly. That is where the necessity for professional gas piping services comes into play. You can’t do better than working with our plumbers in Loveland, CO. We aim for your 100% satisfaction with every job that we do, and your safety is even more important! Let us help you use gas safely.

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