Colorado Winterization Tips

December 8, 2021

With Colorado’s unpredictable weather, you never know when winter will hit. That’s why as Autumn’s chilly days start to roll around, it’s best to begin winterizing your home. To help protect your HVAC and plumbing systems from the harsh winter cold, below we’ve outlined our top 5 Colorado winterization tips: Schedule a heating tune-up Replace or clean air filters Ensure plumbing is insulated  Disconnect exterior hoses Perform chimney maintenance Through these simple tips, you can rest easy knowing that your household will be warm and comfortable all season long. Interested in scheduling a heating tune-up? Contact Cooper Heating & Cooling...

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How Much Does Heating Maintenance Cost in Colorado?

December 2, 2021

In Colorado, heating maintenance (often referred to as a “tune-up”) costs about $129 to $179. However, if you need any repairs or replacement parts, your costs may be higher. While it may seem like an unnecessary expense, heating maintenance is critical for your system’s health, efficiency, and lifespan. And when you consider the cost of an entire system replacement (which can range anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000) it pales in comparison. If you’re interested in healing maintenance but concerned about the cost, below we’ll explain some key factors related to the topic, including: The benefits of heating system maintenance Signs...

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Is a Heat Pump or AC better for your Colorado Home?

November 8, 2021

If you’re looking to install a new cooling system, you may be wondering whether a heat pump or central air conditioning system is more suitable for your Colorado home. The most significant difference between a central AC and a heat pump is that heat pumps have the ability to both heat AND cool your home, whereas central AC systems can only cool your home. When choosing between the two options, you should consider the climate where you live. Average Colorado temperatures range from 22°F to 89°F throughout the year, so while both options can effectively cool your home in the...

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What’s The Cost Of A Furnace Repair?

November 3, 2021

Having heating problems? In need of a furnace repair?. If so, you may be wondering how much a repair may cost you. On average, the cost of a furnace repair in Colorado can range anywhere from $129 to $1,119. The price range may seem large, but the overall cost will depend on the kind of repairs needed for your unit, along with other factors such as:  Scope of work required Age of your furnace  Valid warranties  The contractor you hire  In this blog, we’ll examine how each of these factors impacts the overall cost of a furnace repair. But first,...

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Increased safety precautions for AC electrical outlets (NEC changes to GFCI in 2020)

August 16, 2021

In 2020, following several nationwide electrocution incidents, panel members that govern the National Electrical Code (“NEC”) decided to make some critical safety code changes. These changes affect cooling systems because the compressor equipment often installed in ductless or ducted HVAC systems now requires new electrical outlet power conversions. While the NEC changes are intended to prevent harmful accidents, the new code requirements are presenting some unfortunate challenges. Most notably, HVAC systems with updated outlet conversions are frequently tripping the circuit breaker, causing issues with operation and functionality.  It’s a complex and technical subject— we know. So to help you better...

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How long do ACs last in Colorado?

August 12, 2021

According to energy.gov, most central air conditioners last around 15-20 years, while most ductless mini-split systems can last 20 years or more.  In Colorado, you can probably expect your AC’s lifespan to fall within that range. However, it does depend on some key factors such as: Whether your AC was properly installed  The size or capacity of your AC unit If you have your AC professionally maintained By and large, professional maintenance will play the most significant role in how long your AC lasts. You will see a noticeable difference in your AC’s performance long-term if you invest in seasonal...

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Benefits Of A Zone Control HVAC System

June 22, 2021

Every year, more and more Colorado residents are adding zoned HVAC systems to their homes. As this advanced technology becomes more readily available and affordable, you may be wondering if a zoned system is a worthy upgrade for your home. Many people who have a zoned system would say it’s a solid investment because it provides the following benefits: Improved indoor comfort Higher energy savings Longer-lasting equipment We’ll take a closer look at each of these benefits in more detail below. But first, we’ll give a quick overview of how a zoned system works. Interested in installing a zone control...

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Combating Bad Air Quality in Colorado

May 20, 2021

The fresh mountain air of Colorado is definitely something to behold. And while homeowners in even the more urban areas of Denver or Boulder enjoy fresher air than people in other parts of the country, poor indoor air quality is still a problem that many Colorado homeowners face. The good news is you’ve got options if you’re looking for ways to remove contaminants in the air such as mold spores, pollen, bacteria, dust, smoke and more  In this blog, we’ll go over the following ways to combat bad indoor air quality: Keeping a clean home Replacing dirty and used air...

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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Ductless Air Conditioner?

April 27, 2021

If you’re in the market for a ductless AC system, you might be wondering how much you’ll pay for it. The cost range to install a ductless system is from $5,000 to $28,000 with $12,348 being the average cost. Ductless air conditioners (also known as mini-splits) give homeowners considerable control over the temperature of their home’s individual rooms and can slash a home’s annual cooling costs by up to 50%. They’re particularly beneficial for older homes without ductwork or for homes that have had additional rooms built into them.  As you see above, there’s quite a large range when it...

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How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Main Sewer Line?

February 22, 2021

If you’ve noticed sewage water backing up or pooling beneath your crawl spaces, basement or underneath landscaping, you likely have a main sewer line problem. Sewer line problems can cause major water damage and can be a biological hazard for your family, so it’s vital to get them fixed ASAP. To fix a main sewer line, you’re looking at a cost ranging from $3,000 to $25,000+. That’s a wide range, we know.  The cost to replace your sewer line is impacted by the following factors: Length of the pipe Method used (conventional trench or trenchless) Piping material Company you hire...

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