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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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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Are Furnaces Good for Your Health?

October 20, 2019

Many homeowners throughout Colorado rely on their furnaces to stay warm during the winter season. This brings up the question, are furnaces good for your health? Sure, they prevent your home from freezing. But could they also create health hazards for you and your family? The answer actually depends on maintenance. The Advantages of a Well-Maintained Furnace A good-quality furnace has a positive effect on your indoor air quality. This is the air you and your family breathe. There are naturally allergens in the air. However, you can control the amount of dust, dander, and pollen in the air when...

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