Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

What’s Water Hammer?

March 1st, 2021

woman-covering-earsIf we asked you to describe your home’s plumbing in a few words, what would you choose? Efficient, effective, and… loud? The last one isn’t a good one. Your home’s plumbing should be quiet. Yes, there are some noises that you might notice when it’s really quiet in your home early in the morning or even in the middle of the night… you shouldn’t notice much else though.

When it comes to your plumbing in Loveland, CO, you can schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re here to handle that odd thumping noise that’s plaguing your home. Our professionals are helpful above all else. Refer to us when you need high-quality work.

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Simple Tips for Protecting Heating Efficiency

February 15th, 2021

folded-twenty-dollar-billWe’re not going to use this post to tell you about all of the incredible, cutting edge, high-efficiency heating systems that we have to offer. I mean, we do have those systems, and you can definitely give us a call if you’re interested in investing in a brand new heater. But this post is not meant to be a sales pitch.

We just want to help you to heat your home more efficiently.

Times are tough for a lot of people right now, and a little bit of improved efficiency can go a long way. And even if you’re finances are doing just fine—why pay more than you should have to for your home comfort? Doesn’t make much sense, does it? Follow these tips to keep costs in check and enjoy more affordable heating in Loveland, CO.

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Should I Choose a Tank or Tankless or Water Heater?

February 1st, 2021

technician-tank-water-heaterIn truth, we can’t answer this question directly in this post. Why not?

It’s not because we don’t know our stuff, obviously. When you’re looking for a plumber in Loveland, CO, you know we’re the company to trust.

No, it’s because there is no one type of water heater that is right for every home or every homeowner.

What we can do in this post is to help you better understand both the pros and the cons of tank and tankless water heaters. That way, you can make an educated decision for yourself.  And, of course, you can always reach out to a member of our team with any questions that you may have.

So keep the following in mind, and let us know if you’re ready to invest in a new water heater for your home!

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3 Easy Ways to Protect Plumbing This Winter

January 18th, 2021

frozen-copper-pipeWe are writing this post on a sunny Friday morning in Loveland. It may be mid-January, but the weather isn’t too cold. In fact, it’s going to be a pretty warm day! Nearly 50 degrees! Not too bad, right?

Of course, currently it is only 19 degrees, which brings us to the point of this post.

Don’t get complacent.

Sure, we’ve got some warm and sunny days on the radar. But we’ve also got some cold nights and mornings ahead, as well. Just because the temperature is pleasant during the day doesn’t mean your pipes aren’t still at risk of freezing.

Keep these tips in mind to protect your plumbing in Loveland, CO, this winter.

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Why Your Furnace Blows Cool Air

January 7th, 2021

gas-jetsWhether you’re hitting the slopes with the family, cross country skiing through the backcountry, or just making a snowman with the kids out back, there is a lot to love about winter in Colorado.

If you’re not able to heat your home effectively, though, it’s a lot tougher to keep your enthusiasm up.

That’s why any necessary furnace repairs in Loveland, CO need to be handled promptly. You don’t want to ignore a minor problem, only to have it cause serious issues down the road. You also don’t want to be scheduling repairs that aren’t actually needed, either. 

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3 Tips for Avoiding Heating Repairs

December 21st, 2020

winter-familyWinter in Colorado is a wonderful time of the year. Provided, of course, that you’re prepared for it. If not, then it is definitely not all that enjoyable. Our winters are way too harsh to take any chances with your comfort or your safety. That is why it is so important that you do everything possible to prevent the need for heating repair in Windsor, CO.

If you’re looking for a way in which to completely avoid any and all heating repair needs, this isn’t the post for you. And if you find a post claiming to have such answers, you should know you’ve found an unreliable resource. All heaters run into trouble sometimes.  That just the reality of the situation. With these tips in mind, though, you can keep repair needs as few and far between as possible.

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Announcing This Year’s Furnace Giveaway Winner!

December 15th, 2020

Every year, Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning helps out a local family in need of a new furnace. We accept nominations from mid-October through mid-November, announce the winner shortly after Thanksgiving, and install it before Christmas. It has been a difficult year for everyone in our community and we appreciate the opportunity to help out a neighbor in need.

This year’s winner was a Fort Collins woman whose furnace was over 25 years old. She has been replacing small parts of the old unit every single year. After raising 11 kids in her 55-year-old house, she told us it would be nice to finally have a dependable heat source. Our video below tells the rest of the story.

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5 Potential Furnace Problems

December 7th, 2020

gas-furnaceIdeally, you’d never have to worry about the need for furnace repair in Windsor, CO. Realistically?

You’re going to need furnace repairs at some point.

The best thing that you can do for your furnace is to schedule your professional furnace repairs at the very first sign of trouble. What does furnace trouble look like?  Or smell like? Or sound like? Or feel like?

As you can guess from our phrasing, furnace problems can present themselves in a variety of ways. Here are a number of common issues that you should be aware of, so that you can act fast.

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We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You!

December 4th, 2020

2020-winnerWe want to take this opportunity to give a hearty “Thank You” to everyone that voted for us in this year’s NOCO Style Magazine Best of 2020 poll.

2020 marks the fifth consecutive win for us in the Best Heating and Air Services category.

We’re proud of the title, and we’re proud of the hot streak. What we’re most proud of, though, is your support. Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is the local company that puts our community first. Seeing all of your support, year after year, is one of our proudest achievements.

And don’t worry—we won’t let it get to our heads. 5 wins in a row or 50, we’ll always be big enough to serve, small enough to care!

Thanks Again from Everyone at the Fort Collins Family.

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3 Sounds Telling You It’s Time for Heating Repairs

November 23rd, 2020

woman-covering-earsIdeally, you’d never need heater repairs in Loveland, CO. Realistically? It’s going to happen. The key to keeping your heater running as reliably as possible is to jump on any necessary heater repairs as soon as possible. This means that you really need to know what signs to look for.  Or, in this case, to listen for.

Do you know what your furnace is trying to tell you? Familiarizing yourself with these audible warning signs is a great way to protect your system and your comfort. If you do hear these sounds,  get us on the case as soon as possible. Staying out ahead of major issues is always in your best interest. We’ll make sure that your system is repaired properly the first time. 

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