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

Replacing Your Heater? Consider a Hybrid Heating System

Monday, March 14th, 2016

There is still a fair amount of cold weather ahead of us, but we’re willing to bet that you are already anxiously eyeing spring. As you look forward to the heat of summer arriving, the last thing that you may want to think about is your home heating system. However, the spring season is actually a great time to replace an old, ailing heating system, as you won’t have to worry about an early onset of winter complicating matters, as you would if you were to wait until fall to replace your heater. If you are through with your existing heater, you may want to consider replacing it with a hybrid heating system in Loveland, CO.

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Why Choose a Hybrid Heating System?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

If you are like most modern homeowners, then you expect to live in a comfortable environment throughout the entire year. Chances are that you also don’t want to spend a fortune in order to do so. This is precisely why so many homeowners choose to use highly efficient systems, such as heat pumps, in order to keep their homes comfortable in an affordable manner. The only issue with doing so, though, is that heat pumps, which use existing heat in the air outside in order to warm interior spaces, can be overwhelmed by very cold temperatures. Using a hybrid heating system in Wellington, CO is a great way to put your mind at ease in regards to such worries. Contact a member of the Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your New Heating System

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

You’ve just finished with your heating installation in Bellvue, CO—now how do you get the best performance from your new heater? We have some tips here that will help your heater live up to its potential without undue wear and tear.

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning has kept North Colorado warm since 1934. Trust to our experience when you need help with your new heater.

Keep the thermostat set to energy-saving temperatures

Your thermostat may have a very high setting—sometimes 90°F—but you shouldn’t turn it up that high because it will waste energy and force your heating system to work too hard… which will wear it down faster. The U.S. Department of Energy suggests maintaining a temperature of 68°F while you’re awake, and 58°F when you’re asleep. Most people can be comfortable at these temperatures with an extra layer of clothes or an additional blanket.

Expand your heat pump with a hybrid heating system

If you have installed a heat pump, you might consider upgrading it to a hybrid system. Heat pumps can sometimes struggle with extracting sufficient heat from the outdoors when the temperature drops below freezing—a common occurrence in Northern Colorado! However, a hybrid system hooks your heat pump up to a back-up system that uses a different fuel source, such as a propane furnace. This second heater will turn on whenever your heat pump needs help with the cold. It’s a great way to have the benefits of a heat pump without spending too much on additional heating energy, since the back-up system will only come on when necessary.

Schedule regular maintenance on your heating system

Your new heater may seem like it’s invincible, but it isn’t. Don’t wait to start regular heating maintenance for it until it starts to malfunction. Your heater should have a yearly check-up and tune-up from professionals so that it will stay in “like new” condition for many years, and so it will last up to and beyond its manufacturer’s suggested lifespan.

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning want you to have the best heating you can get from your newly installed system. Along with the above suggestions, make sure that whenever you detect problems that need repair, you call up professionals to take care of it right away.

Contact us to help you get the most out of your new heating installation in Bellvue, CO.

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