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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What Does SEER Mean?

March 19, 2020

As you shop for a new air conditioner, you’ll likely see the term “SEER Rating” used frequently. The SEER rating tells us how efficient a unit is, with higher ratings indicating greater efficiency. What SEER Stands For When discussing SEER ratings, we first have to consider what this acronym stands for. It’s short for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” The ratio is determined by taking the total cooling output during a typical cooling season and dividing it by the total electrical input during that same amount of time. Technically, it’s a ratio and not a rating, but the concept behind SEER...

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 16, 2020

Your furnace is a critical part of your life. However, this system is often ignored until something stops working properly. Take a few minutes to understand the basics of what makes this silent partner work. By knowing a little background on furnaces, you’ll be better equipped to address any heating situation. How Your Furnace Works If you have a modern furnace, it operates through a forced-air system. This name comes from the unit forcing air into your living space. Here is how it actually warms your home: Before the air can start flowing, the furnace needs to create heat. It...

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Importance of Carbon Monoxide Testing In Your Home

January 8, 2020

Having clean air in your home is crucial for the health of everyone living in your household. However, what is more important is making sure there is no carbon monoxide leaking into any of your rooms. Here are some important reasons why you should test for carbon monoxide in your residence. Prevents Serious Illnesses The best way to test for the presence of carbon monoxide is to have carbon monoxide detectors throughout the house. These detectors can make sure this dangerous gas is not present. Why are detectors important? You cannot see or smell carbon monoxide, which makes the gas...

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Furnace Tips for the Holidays

December 18, 2019

The holiday feeling is here with us. It is associated with a wide range of indoor and home-based activities, including family get-togethers. The cold winter weather associated with the holiday season will most probably have you rely on your furnace to keep your home warm for your guests and family. To get the optimum benefit from your HVAC equipment, remember these four furnace tips. Changing the Filters As a result of repetitive usage, your HVAC filters often get clogging with particulate material, such as dust and other organic material. With time, these accumulated materials prevent the effective pumping of air...

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

November 18, 2019

Your furnace will likely be in an area of your home that has a lot of dust, dirt, and other contaminants. The air filter inside the furnace will help to remove as many of these items as possible. However, if the filter is black, it should be replaced right away. Particles Make the Filter Black The particles that the air filter collects will cause it to change from white to black over a period of several weeks or months. As a general rule, there is no reason to be alarmed by the change in color. However, an air filter can...

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