6 Signs of Air Conditioner Damage After a Storm

August 18, 2021

While modern air conditioning units are designed to withstand many weather conditions, they are not immune to damages caused by severe storms. Sometimes, signs of AC damage after a hurricane are evident. However, other times, the signs aren’t as apparent and can cause permanent damage to the unit if not fixed in time. These are the six signs of air conditioning unit damage to look out for after a storm. 1. Physical Damage A hurricane or severe storm can cause physical damage both to your residential property and the air conditioning system. The signs may include damaged condenser coils, disconnected...

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Which Thermostat Mode Do I Choose?

July 27, 2021

Before you can decide on a thermostat mode, you need to choose whether to heat or cool your home. Once you’ve selected that setting, there are several modes the thermostat can operate from. Select the right one for an energy-efficient experience, and you should be able to keep utility bills under control. We’ve created a general guide to address what the different thermostat modes mean. Always check with the thermostat manufacturer for specific information about your brand and model number. Digital, Programmable and Manual Thermostats Each manufacturer should include a user manual with the purchase of a thermostat. If your...

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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 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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