The Inflation Reduction Act and What It Means for Our Customers

October 10th, 2022

By now, you’ve heard of the Inflation Reduction Act–a historic act implemented this year that aims to curb inflation by reducing the deficit, lowering prescription drug prices, and investing in domestic energy production while promoting clean energy.

The Inflation Reduction Act is anticipated to be the most aggressive action on tackling the climate crisis and is expected to create clean energy jobs, make the tax code fairer, re-energize American manufacturing, and lower healthcare costs overall too. Read on as we uncover how this impacts our HVAC customers!

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Furnace Red Flags to Watch Out For

January 16th, 2023

A broken furnace on the coldest day of winter is a nightmare scenario that no one should have to experience. Although we’ll always be there to quickly fix your furnace should that ever occur, wouldn’t it be better to avoid a breakdown altogether?

Luckily, your furnace will give off signs when its performance is suffering or when it’s time to be replaced. Being a good homeowner involves being aware of these signs so you can avoid an interruption in service. Here are some red flags to watch out for that indicate you probably need furnace repair in Colorado Springs. 

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Questions To Ask Before Replacing Your Furnace

December 19th, 2022

It may come as a surprise to learn that it’s not officially winter. Perhaps you’ve been running your furnace for a couple of months and it seems like winter should already be here. By now, you’ve probably got a good idea of how well your furnace has been performing. If your furnace is giving you the impression that it might not last for the entire heating season, then read on. 

If you’re wondering if your furnace is due to be replaced sometime soon, here are some questions to ask yourself. Are your utility bills going up but it seems like your furnace isn’t adequately heating your home? Is your furnace approaching the end of its estimated lifespan? Answering these questions is a good place to start to determine if you’ll need a new furnace in Peyton, CO sooner than later. Here are more questions to ponder.

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Sleep Better with a Whole House Humidifier

December 5th, 2022

The holiday season is upon us and perhaps you’ve been wondering what Santa might bring you this year. While you may have your heart set on a 4K TV or the latest smartphone, consider the gift of a whole-house humidifier for your home. 

‘Tis the season when you’ll want to feel certain that your home is a cozy and comfy sanctuary. An essential part of being comfortable in your home is having ideal humidity levels, which is just as important to your overall comfort as setting the right temperature. 

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Why You Should Consider a Smart Thermostat Installation

November 21st, 2022

The biggest shopping day of the year is just around the corner and you’ve probably got some ideas in mind on how to treat yourself. But what if you treated your home to the gift of smart thermostat installation this holiday season? Just like a smartphone makes your life easier, a smart thermostat makes managing your home comfort easier.

If you’ve wondered how a smart thermostat could benefit you, imagine this scenario. You’re headed home after a long day of Black Friday shopping. You’re dreading returning to a house that you suspect won’t be as warm as you’d like it to be. So, you turn on your smartphone and use it to increase your thermostat while you’re on the way home. It may sound like science fiction, but it’s not. 

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What’s the Harm In a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger?

November 7th, 2022

More than 64 million homes in the US use natural gas to heat their houses, and most of these homes use a furnace for the job. It’s no surprise that gas furnaces are the popular option for keeping cozy in the winter. They produce heat faster than electric ones, and do it quickly, efficiently, and economically.

Although gas furnaces are built to be as safe as possible, there are potential hazards. If you’re using a gas furnace to heat your home, it’s imperative to be aware of the things that could go wrong. One of these potential problems is a cracked heat exchanger. This is not a minor repair by any means. While gas furnaces do have a special feature to turn the system off if something malfunctions, a cracked furnace heat exchanger can be subtle and dangerous. 

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Why Is a Whole-House Humidifier Necessary?

October 24th, 2022

Did you know that Colorado has some of the driest air in the country? Because of Colorado’s elevation and distance from large bodies of water, we experience dry air year-round. However, the dry air that makes hot temperatures more manageable in the summer isn’t necessarily advantageous in the winter.

Low humidity in the winter causes dry, uncomfortable air in your home. Here are some signs that your humidity is too low.

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Now Is the Time to Schedule This Important Heating Service

September 26th, 2022

You expect your heating system to work for you when you need it, but what happens when a cold spell arrives and your furnace stops working? This is something you don’t want to experience. Scheduling your heating maintenance now ensures you and your family will have the comfortable indoor temperatures you need when outdoor temperatures drop. 

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The Power and Importance of Routine HVAC Maintenance

September 12th, 2022

Maintaining your home’s climate control systems is a crucial step in keeping them working properly in the long term. Both heating and cooling systems can operate more efficiently, with less risk of problems, if they’re maintained before their heavy season starts.

That said, it makes sense to schedule your heating maintenance pretty soon! But what matters most with HVAC maintenance is consistency, more than timing. It’s important that you have both your air conditioner and your heater each professionally tuned-up once a year. This means if you have a year-round heat pump system, it needs biannual tune-ups.

Read on to learn why HVAC maintenance is so important! For the sake of this blog post, we’re going to use your heater as an example, since fall is right around the corner.

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How These Undervalued AC Components Help (or Hurt) Efficiency

August 15th, 2022

You may already know this, but your central air conditioner came with an efficiency rating known as SEER. This stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER rating, the more powerful your air conditioner will be in general. When you’re installing a new cooling system installed, you work with an experienced team to ensure you’re being matched with the right SEER and the right sized air conditioner.

It’s also important to know what can help, or hinder, that efficiency rating. For instance, professional maintenance will help your air conditioner retain about 95% of its original efficiency rating. But each year you skip maintenance, your cooling system can actually lose 5% of that rating.

In addition to maintenance, the types of components and how well you take care of them make a difference too. Take your ductwork and your thermostat, for example. Read on to learn how these components can hurt or help your air conditioning efficiency.

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