Many homeowners wonder if an annual air conditioner tune-up is an unnecessary expense. On the contrary, regular maintenance can actually save money by preventing costly repairs and extending the system's lifespan, as well as by maximizing the unit’s efficiency and performance. Learn more about why you should schedule an air conditioner tune-up before the start of the season.
Ahh, spring! Or is it ahhchoo, Spring? Milder weather, longer days and awesome skiing are just some of the benefits of springtime in Colorado, but as flowers and trees begin to bloom, spring allergies can make the season miserable for those who have them. Fortunately, a few simple steps can minimize the impact of allergens inside your home and...
Whether purchasing a home, making sure you understand your HVAC system from the start will go a long way toward insuring your comfort and safety in your new place. Here are some tips for evaluating the HVAC equipment in a potential home.
Deciding what kind of furnace to buy, and what efficiency works best for your budget, can be a difficult decision to make. The good news is that efficiency in furnaces is now carefully measured, and that means you can figure out how much a new furnace might save you on energy bills before you decide which make and model...
Let's face it: we live in a dry climate. A home humidity level that is too low negatively affects you; a dry home means dry skin, dry throats, and dry noses. This is why it is important to improve the indoor air quality and increase your home comfort by maintaining the proper humidity level.
Smoothly operating furnaces and air conditioners are fairly quiet, and the noise they do make is usually consistent and unobtrusive. So when you hear noises that are loud, grating or out of the ordinary, it could be a sign that something has gone wrong.
Energy costs are a significant expense of home ownership. Maximizing efficiency can help you save money while making your home more comfortable. However, it takes more than simply finding the right balance on your thermostat. While controlling the temperature is part of the solution, there are other steps you can take to make your home energy efficient without sacrificing...
Programmable thermostats are a great way to save money (and energy). But you won’t automatically save energy or money simply because you have one installed. You've got to understand how they work, and program them to maximize your savings.
Annual furnace inspections might seem fussy or a nuisance, but they’re just the opposite. Just like regular maintenance for your car, like changing the oil and inspecting the tire wear, regular maintenance and tune-ups for your home comfort system are important. Read on for some of the benefits you can expect from an annual inspection and tune-up.
Investing money in a high-efficiency HVAC unit won’t do you a bit of good if your ducts leak air. Duct leakage results in wasted energy and higher utility costs because the warm or cold air you are paying to condition slowly bleeds into your walls and floors. It never reaches the actual rooms in your home!