How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 6, 2021

When the summer season sets in, you might get tempted to stay close to a fan or crank up the air conditioner. However, it is essential to note that this is not the only way to keep cool. There are other ways that you can use to keep your home, and yourself, cool without incurring high energy costs. Here are ways you can keep cool even without an AC. 1. Keep the Blinds Closed When there is a heatwave, you are likely to find yourself hiding from the sun. That is why it is advisable to close the curtains. To...

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 24, 2021

Determining the amount of power needed by an air conditioner is a challenging task. That’s because it depends on various factors, including its size and model, various characteristics of your residence, and the age of the AC system. Although you can research the number of watts a particular AC uses and then compute your unit’s usage, the number you get will still be a rough estimate. Generally, central air conditioning systems draw lots of power every time they switch on, and telling how efficiently your unit is working is difficult. Continue reading to know more about your AC’s energy consumption...

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 6, 2021

As the summer approaches, it will be time to put your furnace to rest. During the summer, many people prefer to keep their windows open for fresh air and warmth. When to turn off your furnace, and for how long, is a confusing issue. Here is a detailed piece to help you make an informed decision. 1. Should I Turn Off My Furnace in the Summer? It’s a good idea to turn off your furnace during hot months. If left on, it will continue to consume energy. The furnace contains some electrical components like sensors that can needlessly draw power...

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What to Do With Gas Furnace During Power Outage

March 17, 2021

As weather patterns change, many areas of the country are experiencing unusually cold winters. The sudden increase in demand for electricity can take down power grids for hours or even days. During these times, many homeowners in Broomfield and the Denver area are wondering if their gas furnaces will work or what steps to take during power outages. Here are some tips from the experts at to help you keep your family safe and comfortable. Do Gas Furnaces Need Electricity? Like most modern appliances, your gas furnace does use some amount of electricity to operate. Unfortunately, this means that your...

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What Type Of Water Heater Is Most Energy Efficient?

February 18, 2021

There are many types of heaters in the market with different fuel capacities, sizes, and costs. But most homeowners are looking for both energy-efficiency and cost-efficiency when buying their heaters. Many modern water heaters provide much-needed efficiency while still ensuring minimal costs. But keeping in mind that there are many heaters in the market, you need to do your research and only purchase the best. Remember, this is a long-term investment that you can never take for granted. Here are various types of water heaters that come with different efficiency levels and technological advancements. Tankless Water Heaters Tankless water heaters...

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What Is An Air Handler Unit?

January 21, 2021

Your Denver home’s HVAC system consists of multiple components that are required to produce conditioned air and deliver that air throughout your residence. While components such as the condenser, compressor and others are fairly well-known, what’s less understood is how these components work together to keep your home comfortable. The answer is an often-overlooked component known as the air handler. Technically, air handlers are actually units consisting of various other components that your system requires to operate. Gaining a greater knowledge of your system’s air handler will help you better understand your system as a whole. Electrical Components Only An...

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Should I Cover My Outdoor Unit During Colder Months?

December 14, 2020

During the colder months of the year in Boulder, CO, you likely store or cover your outdoor patio furniture, flower pots and barbecue grill. You may wonder if you should cover the outdoor unit of your air conditioner or heat pump during the winter as well. Here’s what you need to know about why covering the outdoor unit is a bad idea almost all the time and when the one good time is to temporarily cover it. Outdoor Units Are Designed for Extreme Weather Even though you won’t be using your air conditioner until late spring or early summer, you...

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Space Heater Safety Tips

November 20, 2020

If you need to quickly heat a small area in your Broomfield home, a space heater provides a great way to do that. While modern space heaters are largely safe, they must be used wisely in order to prevent any unnecessary safety risks. At , we want you to stay safe as the cold weather arrives, which is why we offer you these space heater safety tips. Inspect Before Use Although your space heater is fairly simple when compared to the HVAC systems installed by , there are still multiple vital components that need to work properly to help your...

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Why You Might Consider Two-Stage Heating

October 12, 2020

If you choose to use a furnace for your heating needs, you have the option of picking between various furnace speeds. A two-stage furnace is one of the most popular choices for homeowners because it’s very efficient while still being quite affordable. To figure out whether two-stage heating is a good choice for you, here are some things you should know. How Does Two-Stage Heating Work? A two-stage heater is a type of furnace that is capable of running at multiple levels of heat output. Unlike traditional furnaces, it is not blasting high heat all the time. Instead, you can...

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Common Problems That Can Develop With Zone Control Systems

September 20, 2020

A zone control HVAC setup provides support to homeowners wishing to reduce energy waste and expenses. As the name indicates, “zone control” refers to regulating temperatures in specific areas. Not every room in the home finds itself occupied consistently. The kitchen, bathroom, living room, and master bedroom might find residents spending a lot of time in them. Guest rooms, second bathrooms, and even game rooms could be empty most of the time, so why waste hot or cold air in these areas? A zone control setup eliminates the need to keep the entire house at the same temperature. However, problems...

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