September 11, 2015

Is your HVAC contractor certified or just qualified?

Your heating and cooling systems are big investments, so keeping them working efficiently for years to come is important. The company or companies you hire to install, service, and maintain these systems is just as important, as they will be the ones that can make your investment last. Industry certifications can be a tool to...

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August 25, 2015

What You Need to Know about ENERGY STAR

While many homeowners are familiar with the ENERGY STAR label, fewer could tell you exactly what the program means, what it does, and the story behind it. For those of you who don’t know, ENERGY STAR is a program organized between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy that promotes the preservation...

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July 28, 2015

Protecting Your Air Conditioner from Lightning

They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice, but this isn’t exactly true. Environmental and structural factors can attract lightning, and though it is uncommon for people to be struck by lightning in Colorado, our homes and electrical appliances are certainly at a higher risk than other parts of the country. The weather...

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July 7, 2015

How Air Conditioning Changed Us Forever

Every once in a long while we see entrepreneurs and inventors make products so incredible that they forever change the lifestyle of our civilization. The air conditioner is no exception, and it has changed how we behave. In 1961, fewer than 14 percent of households in urban America had air conditioning. Today, the number is...

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June 26, 2015

Don’t get burned: Adjust your hot water heater temperature

Is the hot water in your home too hot? Scalding hot water from the faucet can be dangerous for kids and adults alike. However, most people don’t have the slightest idea that water temperature can be adjusted let alone what is safe. Recommendations and Ideal Temperature Most manufacturers recommend that you set the temperature of...

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