Today’s smart thermostats are a critical component of a home’s HVAC system. However, thermostats can malfunction. When an air conditioner or furnace does not work properly, the problem may actually be with the thermostat.
It may sound strange that in the heat of summer your air conditioning system can actually freeze, bringing your home's cooling to a grinding halt. But it is possible – and it isn’t good, either for your comfort or your HVAC system. Understanding the causes, however, can help you prevent your A/C from freezing up and keep it running...
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...
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.
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...
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!
We all want a more comfortable home. Most of us suffer from poor air quality. You can improve your home comfort level with just a few minor adjustments. 1. Seal leaky ductwork and upgrade your insulation. Sealing leaks helps eliminate conditioned air loss and so does upgrading your insulation. About 40% of your energy is
Before the cooling season arrives, the following steps should be taken to ensure your air conditioner is clean and in good working order and will not make your allergy problems worse.
If it’s time to do a little remodeling and you’re torn between carpet or hardwood floors, you aren’t alone, It’s a debate that has proponents on both sides of the aisle. (Mainly carpet manufacturers and hardwood floor producers.) If resale value, durability, air quality and beauty are your primary concerns, then quality hardwood floors will