Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘HVAC’

Why Refrigerant Leaks Are So Serious

Monday, 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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Is a Bigger HVAC System Always Better?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

blown-awayNo, absolutely not. It is a common misconception, though. There is an idea floating around out there that when you want a job done right, you turn to the biggest, most powerful solution you can find to get it done. Just like you wouldn’t drop a huge engine into a small car or outfit a large sailboat with a bath towel on the mast, however, you shouldn’t put an inappropriately sized heating or cooling system into your home. A system that is too small may seem more obviously problematic, but too large is really no better.

Today, we are going to go over some of the reasons why oversized HVAC systems are really no good. Even if you invest in the best system on the market from one of the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, it is only going to meet, let alone exceed, your expectations if it is appropriately sized for the property in question. That is why you should work with our team—we’re one of the most trusted HVAC contractors in Masonville, CO and the surrounding areas.

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Heat Pump Problems: Refrigerant Leaks

Monday, February 5th, 2018

outdoor-unit-money-pileThe heat pump is becoming a more and more popular option among homeowners in the market for new HVAC systems. It is not hard to understand why, considering heat pumps can function as effective air conditioners and also as highly efficient heating systems. What is a bit harder to understand for some users, however, is how this is even possible. The answer is that a heat pump is able to reverse its refrigeration cycle.

Because the refrigerant in these systems serves such an important purpose in both the heating and cooling process, it should be obvious that any issues with the refrigerant in the system are a serious problem. Refrigerant is not consumed by a heat pump, but rather operates in a closed loop and is just cycled through the system over and over. That means that low refrigerant levels indicate a leak, and that could spell big trouble for your heat pump in Loveland, CO.

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Join Our Team and Enjoy a Great Career!

Monday, July 24th, 2017

technician-wiringWhat did you want to be when you were young? A rock star? An astronaut? A professional baseball player? We all had these long-shot dreams at some point,  but the fact of the matter is that the longshot would not be a long-shot if everyone succeeded in those pursuits. Plus, where would we be as a society if every one of us was a famous actor or athlete? Well, we’d all be a lot less comfortable in our homes, probably!

At some point, we started drilling into our children the idea that white collar jobs, where you’re stuck in an office all day, are the ones that you want. Or that you can only contribute to your community as a physician. This simply is not true. We as a society need the motivated, hard-working, knowledgeable technicians that keep our comfort systems up and running. We need great HVAC technicians.

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What Is a Zone Control System, and Why Use One?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The majority of homeowners utilizing whole-house HVAC systems use air ducts in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout their homes. While this is a very effective and efficient way in which to heat and cool one’s home, assuming that those air ducts are in great working condition, not everyone will want to heat or cool his or her entire home to one temperature. That is where a zone control system comes in. Read the following post about how zone control systems work and the benefits that they offer. If you decide that using a zone control system in Fort Collins, CO is right for you, give us a call. Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is ready and willing to install and service yours.

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We’re Hiring! Career Opportunities at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

There are certain “problems” that one cannot really complain about, and that is precisely the sort of problem that we here at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning have run into. Simply put, people have caught wind of how exceptional our technicians are and the high quality of our services. As a result, we’re having some trouble keeping up with the demand for those services! Like we said, we certainly cannot complain about our popularity. Still, we could use some help in handling the workload. That is why we are hiring qualified technicians ready to work hard and live up to the high bar of excellence that our team has established. Contact us today to learn more about our career opportunities in the Fort Collins, CO area.

Retail Lead HVAC Installer

An exciting opportunity for technicians with five or more years of experience as an HVAC installation, maintenance, or service technician, or for those holding a comparable education, the retail lead HVAC installer plays a vital role on our team. The candidate that we are looking for will be EPA certified, able to follow/perform installation procedures for HVAC/R equipment, follow controls/wiring schematics, braze/solder/weld, and perform minor field fabrication. Candidates should have a clean, well-groomed appearance, free of visible tattoos or piercings. NATE certification is a plus. To learn more about this position, visit the posting here.

HVAC Installer

Are you looking t0 join a truly exceptional team of HVAC professionals? Do ongoing paid training, accrued paid time off, health insurance compensation, disability insurance, and dental/vision coverage sound like the types of benefits you are after? Then consider joining our team as an HVAC installer. In addition to our lead installer position above, we are also hiring installers and entry level installers. Put your education to work with a company you can be proud to be a part of. Our top priorities are the comfort and complete satisfaction of our customers, and we know that we can only fulfill those priorities with an exceptional team in place.

To learn more about all available positions, or to apply for employment with our company today, visit our careers page. We look forward to hearing from you.

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3 Causes of Thermostat Issues

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The thermostat that you use to regulate the operation of your HVAC system is one of the most important components of that system. If you hope to heat and cool your home with the greatest efficiency and reliability possible, then it is absolutely necessary that you have a quality thermostat, and it is installed and serviced by skilled, trained professionals. Considering the fact that your thermostat is the only means through which you can communicate with your HVAC system, it should be clear any problems with your thermostat in Fort Collins, CO must be resolved promptly. Here are 3 common causes of thermostat issues. Contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning if you have any concerns regarding the condition or operational quality of your thermostat.

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Why Do You Offer A Maintenance Program?

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Modern HVAC systems are extremely reliable, efficient and effective. However, you cannot expect them to perform at maximum performance levels for very long if you fail to schedule the maintenance services that this sort of equipment needs with a trustworthy Fort Collins, CO air conditioning company. When you take advantage of the Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning maintenance agreement, you can heat and cool your home with great efficiency and reliability, while also doing so with great confidence. Call now to discuss the finer points of our maintenance program. When you do, you’ll realize that the question isn’t really why we would offer such a great opportunity, but why you wouldn’t take advantage of it.

As your heating and air conditioning systems operate over the course of the heating and cooling seasons, they are going to incur some general wear and tear. There is no way to avoid this, nor is there any reason that this wear and tear really has to have much of an impact on your system. By scheduling routine maintenance service, you can ensure that your air conditioner and heater are in the outstanding condition necessary to perform properly. A good maintenance program makes doing so simpler than ever.

The main reason we offer a maintenance program is to protect the comfort of our customers, plain and simple. With a well-tuned heating and air conditioning system, you can prevent the risk of system breakdowns and damages to the system. This means less interruption to your comfort. Enjoy a quieter, smoother operation and increased air quality as well. Routine maintenance is a great way to extend the life of your HVAC system, as well as to minimize repair needs. Should repair needs be needed, you can enjoy discounted repair costs while never paying overtime. You also receive priority customer status when you take advantage of our great maintenance agreement.

Contact us today to further discuss the many benefits of the Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning maintenance plan. We are a tried and true Fort Collins, CO air conditioning company you can rely on for exceptional services. Let our skilled technicians keep your HVAC equipment up and running properly and with the greatest performance and efficiency levels possible.

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