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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Understanding the AC Installation Process

August 2, 2020

An air conditioner is made up of several different parts that work together, so AC installation can be quite complex. Knowing what to expect before your AC installation will help you be prepared when the crew shows up at your home. Regardless of what type of AC you select, the installation will typically follow these steps. Step 1: Evaluating Your HVAC Needs Before you can install an AC, you need to figure out what system you need. This can sometimes be one of the longest steps because there is so much to consider. Luckily, the experts at in Broomfield, CO,...

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How to Read HVAC Gauges

July 14, 2020

When you’re continually handling air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and refrigeration appliances in Broomfield, CO, your HVAC gauges are your most valuable assets. HVAC gauges typically consist of two unique valves connected via a single-spring pressure indication. If you don’t know how to use HVAC gauges, then here’s the guide you’ve been looking for. What Is an HVAC Gauge? HVAC gauges are used to read the pressure of gases and liquids in a cooling unit as well as the vacuum pressure when you’re charging or pressure testing the gadget. There are a variety of ports on the HVAC gauge set, also...

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How to Remove Mold from AC Ducts

June 5, 2020

Having mold growing in your home is dangerous, especially black mold. It can cause a variety of health issues and degrade the quality of the air in your home. Mold can easily grow in your ductwork where it can’t be seen or easily removed. Using your air conditioner can accelerate growth in your ducts by causing the condensation of moisture onto the surfaces of the ductwork as cold air flows through. If you suspect that you have mold growing in your home, it’s important to test for its presence and see what type it is. Once that is known, you...

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Most Recent HVAC Advancements

May 10, 2020

Central air conditioning systems and heat pumps usually last for 10 to 12 years, and furnaces last for about 15 years. If your Denver-area home is ready for a replacement HVAC system, you might be wondering what has changed in the heating and cooling world. Here are some of the most recent HVAC advancements that you should know about when arranging for a replacement or new installation in your home. Smart Thermostats Smart thermostats have been around for a couple of years, but the most recent models offer a range of convenient features. One such feature is a remote sensor....

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Do Plants Help Indoor Air Quality

April 14, 2020

If you’re concerned about the quality of your air inside your home, chances are you’ve come across the idea that plants can improve indoor air quality. Using plants to enhance your air quality is a smart idea in theory, since plants are affordable, nice to look at, and let out oxygen while they take in carbon dioxide. While they are helpful with indoor air quality, the full story is a little complicated. A Lab Test Versus Reality Plants have actually been proven to remove certain toxins from the environment. However, you have to pay attention to the parameters of these...

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