Colorado Homeowners: How to Save Money This Summer on Electrical Bills

September 14, 2022

  Want to save money this summer on electrical bills? You’re not alone. With recent energy price increases, such as those affecting Xcel Energy customers, many Colorado residents are looking for ways to reduce their power bills.  To help ease the burden of sky-high utility bills this summer, we’re sharing our top 5 tips for reducing your energy consumption: Schedule AC maintenance Adjust your thermostat settings Consider a smart thermostat Use ceiling fans effectively Get your air ducts sealed Curious how you can save money on electrical bills year-round? Check out our blog on how to save money on electricity...

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5 Most Common AC Repairs in Colorado

September 13, 2022

Here in Colorado, it can often get hot during the summer months, so you’ll need to have an air conditioning system in your home to help maintain a comfortable temperature.  Typically, AC units are designed to last a decade or more, but they can still run into problems over the years. When you are having trouble with your cooling system, you’ll want to deal with it as quickly as possible to restore your home’s interior temperature and minimize the risk of further damage to your equipment.  Let’s take a closer look at five of the most common AC repairs in...

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Best Setting for Your Thermostat in Colorado

August 17, 2022

  Wondering about the best setting for your thermostat in Colorado? You’re not alone. Colorado experiences a wide range of outdoor temperatures throughout the seasons, which makes it difficult to keep one steady setting. Summers can climb over 100 degrees, winters can drop below freezing, and spring weather fluctuations mean constant shifts between warm sunny days and freezing snow. To maintain your household’s comfort without the hassle of constant thermostat adjustments, we’re sharing our tips for ideal thermostat settings.  We’ll take a look at: Best settings by season Best settings for energy savings We’ll also review: The benefits of zone-controlled...

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Heat Pump vs. Furnace in Colorado | Which is Better?

February 22, 2022

Are you looking to invest in a new heating system for your Colorado home? If so, you might be wondering which type of heating system is most suitable for your area: a heat pump or a furnace. While many Colorado homeowners have a gas furnace to heat their home, others are completely satisfied with their heat pumps. So, which is the best choice? Unfortunately, there isn’t one straightforward answer as to which system is better. That’s because you’ll need to consider your heating preferences and your budget before you make a decision, along with a few other factors, including: Your...

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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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