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...
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.
Your home's heating and cooling system is important for your comfort and your health. When you purchase new HVAC equipment and need it professionally installed or require repairs or maintenance for your existing HVAC system, you can’t afford to get mixed up with a bad contractor.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that water heating costs are responsible for a whopping 18 percent of a household’s energy consumption. We’re here to help! If you implement the recommendations listed below, you’ll be rewarded with a lower utility bill each month. 1 – Reduce your shower time We know, this isn’t a popular
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.
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!