Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for September, 2016

Why Is My Home Heating Unevenly?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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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