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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Cost of Whole-Home Repiping in Colorado

February 22, 2021

The cost to repipe a home in Colorado ranges from $4,500 to $10,000+, with the average customer paying around $7,000. Of course, this is a pretty large cost range. While the best way to get an accurate price for your whole-home repiping project is to contact a professional, this blog can help you estimate how much you’ll pay on the price range.  The factors that can impact the overall cost of repiping your entire home, include:  Your home’s size The number of plumbing fixtures  Piping material The contractor you hire Below, we’ll walk you through each of these factors and...

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What’s the Cost to Install a Boiler in Denver?

January 19, 2021

Looking to replace your boiler? The cost is probably top of mind for you.  The average cost to install a boiler in Denver runs around $10,000, but you could end up paying anywhere from $5,500 to $21,400.  That’s a broad range, we know. The cost varies depending on the five factors below:  Boiler size Boiler efficiency Fuel type  Length of parts warranty Contractor you hire In this blog, we’ll examine how each of these factors can impact where your boiler installation cost falls on the price spectrum.  While this blog can help you ballpark how much your boiler installation would...

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What’s the Cost to Install a Heat Pump in Denver?

January 19, 2021

The cost to install a heat pump in Denver averages out to about $8,000. However, some installations cost as little as $5,000 and some as much as $11,000. With a $6,000 gap between the lowest and highest prices, you’re probably wondering why the price range is so wide.  Generally speaking, the price of a heat pump installation comes down to four factors:  The size of the heat pump The efficiency of the heat pump The length of your heat pump’s warranties The HVAC contractor you choose In this blog, we’ll review all four of the above factors to help you...

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5 Most Common Electrical Repairs in Denver

January 6, 2021

It can be frustrating and inconvenient to deal with electrical issues in your home. However, if you’re struggling with issues like bad outlets and lights, you’re in good company with other Denver homeowners.  Here are 5 of the most common electrical issues Denver homeowners encounter: Outlets that aren’t working Overloading your outlets or power strips Flickering lights Lights that quickly burn out Frequent electrical surges In this blog, we’ll go over how you can repair the above problems and get back to enjoying your home.  Want an electrical repair ASAP? Contact Cooper Green Team. We can fix your problem correctly—the...

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