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

Protect Your Health with a Good Air Purifier

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Now that winter is settling in for another cold season, many homeowners are really scrutinizing their heating systems. This is understandable. After all, you are not going to live comfortably throughout the heating season if you are unable to successfully heat your home. However, there are other considerations to make.

Your indoor air quality in Laporte, CO is equally as important as the temperature in your home. Subpar indoor air quality can not only leave you living in discomfort, but it can negatively affect your health as well. Following are two examples of air purifiers that you may want to consider using in your home.

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Forced-Air Heaters Need Clean Filters

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Using a forced-air heating system, like a furnace or a heat pump, is the preferred method of maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout the winter season for many homeowners. Just because your heater is operational, however, doesn’t mean that it is performing at peak efficiency and performance levels. One way in which you can help your heater is by keeping a fresh air filter in place.

Routine heating maintenance is very important for keeping your system up and running properly. But you cannot leave filter changes for your professional heating technician to handle once a year. Filters need to be changed far more frequently in order to enjoy quality heating in Laporte, CO.

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Choose Radiant Heating for Comfort and Efficiency

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Forced air heating systems are very popular, and offer prompt comfort thanks to their method of heating air and then distributing that heated air throughout homes via ductwork. However, there are a few potential drawbacks to using a forced air heating system in your home. Many of these drawbacks are made clear by the benefits that radiant heating has to offer.

There is no heating method or system that is going to be a perfect fit for every home or homeowner. There is certainly one, though, that is right for your personal preferences and heating needs. Read on, and you may just decide that radiant heating in Laporte, CO fits the bill.

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Subpar Cooling? Your Thermostat May Be the Culprit

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

When your air conditioner is not cooling your home as effectively as it once did, or if it is costing more to run than it used to, you may start to sweat—and not just because it’s still so hot out. You may just be getting nervous about the prospect of costly AC repair needs. Before you go exploring all of the worst case scenarios out there, though, you should keep in mind the fact that it may just be a problem with your thermostat.

Now, your thermostat is an integral player in your HVAC system, and we don’t mean to downplay its importance. The fact is, though, that dealing with a malfunctioning or even just an out-of-date thermostat is preferable to, say a failing condenser unit. Whatever the case may be, give us a call to schedule great thermostat services in Laporte, CO.

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Simple Tips for More Efficient Cooling

Monday, August 1st, 2016

You want to keep your home cool and comfortable, but you also don’t want to drain your budget when cooling your home with your air conditioning system. While replacing your entire air conditioner in Laporte, CO with a more efficient system may seem like your only option, it most certainly is not. Read on to learn more about how you can boost energy efficiency in order to cool your home more affordably this summer season.

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Take Greater Control Over Your Comfort

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Chances are that, if you use a forced air heating and/or cooling system in your home, that you are heating and cooling your entire living space to just one temperature throughout. Have you ever stopped to wonder why, though? After all, you don’t walk into your house and flip one master switch that turns on every light, right? By using a zone control system in Laporte, CO, you can take greater control over the way in which you distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home. Just remember to schedule service with us, so that you know that your zone control system is designed, installed, and serviced properly.

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How to Breathe Better Air, Reduce Costs, And Boost Comfort in 2016

Monday, January 4th, 2016

No one wants a home that’s uncomfortable, whose HVAC system never seems to operate correctly, or whose indoor air is stifling. We’ve all got enough to worry about without having to worry about the bare essentials. So why not make 2016 the year when you take full control over the quality of your domestic life? There is plenty that you can do straightaway to ensure that you and your family are breathing clean air in the home, enjoying exceptional comfort, and not paying for anything that you don’t need.

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3 Signs That You May Need Heater Repairs

Monday, September 28th, 2015

The autumn season may still just be getting started, but it is not uncommon for winter to really sneak up on residents in this area. Hopefully you have a great heater in your home, and one that was professionally installed by a trained technician. Even if you do have a high-quality heater, though, and even if it was and is professionally installed and serviced, there is just no way in which you can hope for that heater to function with 100% reliability. You are going to need heating repairs in Laporte, CO at some point. When you do, it is always in your best interest to schedule them as promptly as possible. When that time comes, make sure that you hire the pros here at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning to get the job done right.

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How Does Duct Sealing Save You Money

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Although the ductwork of your house remains mostly hidden from your sight, there are still ways to tell if you need professionals to seal up breaks or gaps in your ducts. If you detect low air pressure, incorrect temperatures, or musty smells emanating from your vents, then chances are good there’s a break somewhere in them. (Even if there isn’t, something is wrong and it needs investigating.)

Duct sealing isn’t only about restoring your home’s correct temperature. It will save you money. Here are some of the different ways that our Laporte, CO, duct sealing team at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning can help you save money with repairs on your ducts.

Here’s Why Duct Sealing Will Save You Money

  • Increased efficiency for your HVAC system: The most immediate problem that breaks and gaps in ducts will cause is a reduction of air pressure. Ductwork requires an airtight seal along its length to maintain the air pressure from the blower all the way to the vents, and when any leaks occur along the ducts it will lead to a drop in airflow and a loss of heating and cooling. Your HVAC system will work harder to overcome this loss, leading to a noticeable spike in your bills. Duct sealing will restore the airtightness of the ducts and take pressure off your comfort system.
  • Less need for duct cleaning: Duct cleaning is something you should schedule on a regular basis—dust will enter your ventilation system no matter what—but the amount of dust and other contaminants that will enter the ducts will leap dramatically because of breaks. Often, these breaks occur in hidden and dusty areas of your home, which makes the dirt and debris problem worse. You could find yourself needing duct cleaning more than once a year unless you seal up those holes.
  • Reduced chance of needing mold remediation: Another danger from having leaks that open up onto hidden and unused areas of your home is that moisture can get inside the ducts, and this will encourage the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. To protect your indoor air quality, as well as to prevent further damage to the ducts, you will need to have mold remediation done using the installation of UV germicidal lights. Avoid this extra expense with timely duct sealing.

Duct Sealing Needs Professionals

If you thought that perhaps you could just seal those holes with duct tape, you need to know that duct tape isn’t for ductwork. Sealing ducts requires special metallic tape and resin sealant. It also requires technicians capable of accessing your ducts. Call in the professionals for this job: Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning has the duct sealing and HVAC service specialists in Laporte who can help you save money.

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