February 29, 2016

Understanding Heat Load and Heating Capacity

If you’re looking to buy or upgrade your furnace, it’s important to know some of the basic facts about heating and cooling systems. In the case of furnaces, two important terms are ‘heat load’ and ‘heat capacity.’ A beginner in the world of HVAC (short for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) might not know the...

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February 17, 2016

How to Efficiently and Safely Use a Space Heater

When the temperatures drop during Colorado winters, your energy bills can increase as your furnace works harder to heat your home. If you’re sensitive to cold weather or if you want to save money on heating bills, you can use a space heater to warm up an individual room without touching your thermostat. However, be...

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February 3, 2016

Humidifiers: A Winter Necessity?

When winter comes to Colorado, you turn up your thermostat and pull the heavy blankets out of storage. While your furnace provides a welcome reprieve from the harsh winds and frigid temperatures outside, it also dries out the air inside your home. Discover why a standard or steam humidifier might offer the best solution for...

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January 29, 2016

The Most Critical Factor for Furnaces and Boilers

The vast majority of our homes employ either a furnace or a boiler for central heating. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) requires that manufacturers of these heaters document their equipment’s AFUE ratings so that consumers can compare the efficiencies of various models they may consider purchasing. As you might imagine, this is a very important...

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January 22, 2016

Thinking about Your AC Unit in the Winter

While it may be cold outside and you have the heater blasting, now is the perfect time to consider pre-scheduling annual AC maintenance–or, installing a new or replacement central or ductless air conditioner in your home. During the wintertime, the installation schedule is less frantic, and there’s also a good chance you may get a...

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