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 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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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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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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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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