Understanding Airflow in Your Home

September 24, 2019

Understanding How Air Flows Through Your Home Airflow is a critical aspect of a comfortable, efficient and healthy home. Inadequate airflow can result in uneven cooling and heating as well as poor indoor air quality. Too much airflow can also result in uneven heating and cooling as well as a much higher energy bill. Natural Ventilation Natural ventilation refers to outside air that enters your home through cracks as well as gaps around doors and windows. Not all natural ventilation is unintended. Some is expected and even relied upon for optimal airflow. However, modern homes are very well-sealed and tend...

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10 Steps to a Green Home

September 15, 2019

10 Ways to Make Your Home Greener Making your home greener, aka more eco-friendly, is good for the planet and your utility bills. Changes you can implement could from the simple to the complex. Here are 10 methods to achieving a greener home. 1. Update Your Lightbulbs To save money and make your home greener, install compact fluorescent lamps in addition to LED bulbs. Aside from using less energy, this type of lighting lasts longer. 2. Install a Programmable Thermostat A programmable thermostat regulates the interior temperature of your home based on the settings you input for particular times of...

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HVAC Ductwork Basics

September 8, 2019

What You Should Know About Your Ductwork Ductwork Plays a Major Role in Your HVAC System’s Performance If your HVAC system isn’t performing up to your expectations, there could be many causes. However, ductwork is often the unknown culprit. The ductwork in our homes and buildings takes the air and pushes it from the source to the destination. Along the way, it flows to the areas intended, and it delivers air to its destination. The problem comes in when we make changes to the external parts of the system or the living area, causing a change in the delicate balance...

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Do Salt Lamps Really Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

September 1, 2019

Can You Actually Improve Air Quality With a Salt Lamp? If you are interested in interior design or healthy living, you have probably seen bloggers and influencers recommending salt lamps lately. These lamps look like a huge, glowing rock, and some people claim that the lamp purifies the air. Does this really work? Keep reading to find out. How Salt Lamps Supposedly Work Salt lamp supporters suggest that these lamps work because the warmth of the light bulb inside gently heats the salt. Supposedly, this salt can then release negative ions that help it trap moisture and dust inside the...

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A Guide to Fixing Hot Spots in Your Home

August 30, 2019

Do you experience hot spots in your home when you run the air conditioner? Hot spots are a common AC problem that may indicate an issue with equipment but can also be caused by inadequate maintenance or even improper usage. Schedule an AC System Inspection has been helping homeowners in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and other communities for more than 40 years. Our team highly recommends seasonal checkups, which are fast and convenient, for early diagnosis of the issues that can cause hot spots. If it has been a while since your last AC inspection, schedule an appointment today....

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How to Go Green With Your HVAC Installation

August 25, 2019

More homeowners are environmentally conscious than ever. When it comes time for an HVAC installation, they want to make choices that keep their energy bills as low as possible but also protect the environment for their children and generations to come. Avoid Waiting Too Long has been serving homeowners in Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs for more than four decades. When it comes to replacing cooling and heating equipment, waiting too long is a common mistake we encounter. An air conditioner may last 20 years, but it will likely stop being eco-friendly long before that milestone. Opt for Higher...

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5 Helpful Indoor Air Quality Tips

August 20, 2019

It’s important to keep the air in your home as clean as possible so that you and your family can breathe easy. Here are five tips to improve air quality at your home in Denver. 1. Clean or Change HVAC Filters Regularly Almost all HVAC systems have a filter in them. This filter collects the dust and dander from your air. When the filter gets clogged, it can’t work effectively. Therefore, you should change or clean it regularly. 2. Get Regular HVAC Maintenance Every appliance in your home requires regular maintenance to run at peak efficiency. Your HVAC system is...

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New Home AC System: Your Checklist

August 15, 2019

Buying a home means a lot more than just buying four walls and a roof; you’re also buying everything inside it, including the air conditioner. Your AC system plays a huge role in your day-to-day life and impacts everything from how comfortable your house is to how much your energy bills cost. Not all AC units are made alike, but in Denver, CO, can tell you exactly what you should know about your new home’s cooling system.  1. How Old Is Your AC? If you know how old your new AC is, you’ll be able to determine how many years...

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August HVAC Maintenance Tips

August 10, 2019

The end of summer is the perfect time to do some routine maintenance on your home’s HVAC unit. Here at , our team understands that maintenance is the key to getting the most out of your heating and cooling system. By taking a few steps at the end of the season, you can extend your AC’s lifespan, reduce the risk of breakdowns, and even make it more energy-efficient. Here are some August HVAC maintenance tips to get your system ready for fall. Clean the Outdoor Condenser Unit Take a look at your AC unit. Is there any lawn debris or...

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Main Causes of AC Failure and How to Prevent Them

August 5, 2019

People rely on air conditioners to keep homes cool and comfortable during the spring and summer months of the year. Although the appliance is designed to last long-term, it can still suffer from certain issues. Here are a few of the top causes of AC failure and ways to avoid them. 1. Dirty Condenser Coils The condenser coils are responsible for removing heat but can have difficulty operating when they become too dirty. In downtown areas where a lot of pollution is present, many people experience this issue due to the low air quality of the region. Make it a...

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