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Do You Need an HVAC Tune-Up?

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system works tirelessly to keep your home cool during the blazing hot summer and warm during the freezing cold winter. A well-maintained HVAC system is the key to a comfortable interior and affordable energy bills. So, the question is, do you need an HVAC tune-up? Learn what signs to watch for, the steps involved in seasonal HVAC maintenance, and the benefits of making this preventative service…

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Choosing a Gas or Electric Furnace

Forced-air central furnaces are the most common home heating systems in the US. The two utility-based fuel options include natural gas and electricity. Propane and oil furnaces are also available, but they’re less popular because they require onsite storage.
Most people know whether they have a gas or electric furnace, but far fewer understand the costs and benefits of each. It pays to learn the differences between gas and electric furnaces…

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9 Furnace Installation Facts Every Homeowner Should Know

It’s not every day you install a new furnace. By becoming informed and prepared, you’re more likely to choose the perfect heating system and HVAC accessories for your Colorado home. Brush up on these nine furnace installation facts to help the process go smoothly.

Furnaces Must be Sized Properly
When it comes to selecting a furnace size, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, an oversized furnace leads to uncomfortable temperature…

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How to Prepare Your Home for the First Freeze

We’ve had a lovely fall in Northern Colorado, with above-average temperatures perfect for pumpkin patch visits and leaf peeping in the mountains. But fall will soon give way to winter. In fact, the first freeze of the season is expected in Fort Collins within the next couple of weeks. Are you ready? Follow this freeze checklist to prepare your home for cold winter weather.

Seal air leaks: Fall is the perfect time to replace worn-out…

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Should your furnace and AC be replaced at the same time?

We all want our homes to be safe and comfortable, and if your HVAC system isn’t working, you’ve got a problem. If you’re in a situation where either your A/C or heater has died, you need to consider whether it would be a good idea to replace both systems at the same time.
Obviously, replacing both units may cost more than just replacing one, but there are many factors to consider before making a decision.
Why You Should Replace Both…

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Fall Water Heater and Plumbing Hints and Tips

As the weather gets colder, it’s important to take steps to winterize your home–including your plumbing. Colder temperatures can cause several problems for your plumbing, including frozen pipes and an increased risk of leaks. Here are a few hints and tips to help you keep your Fort Collins’ plumbing in top shape this winter.

What to Do for Your Water Heater and Plumbing This Fall
If your home is like most, the water heater is one of the…

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HVAC Tune-Up Checklist: What a Maintenance Visit Should Include

Modern HVAC systems are robust machines that work hard to keep your home comfortable, no matter the weather. Still, you shouldn’t neglect your unit if you want it to remain in top operating condition for years to come. That’s where HVAC tune-ups come in. If it’s been more than a year since your last maintenance visit, consider scheduling an appointment sooner rather than later. Here’s a look at why preventative maintenance is important…

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Should I Install a Tankless Water Heater? 7 Pros and Cons

Most homes in the United States have storage tank water heaters. Americans are comfortable and familiar with this technology. Unfortunately, this makes many people hesitant to even consider more energy-efficient alternatives. For example, tankless water heaters save energy while providing limitless hot water. Of course, they aren’t without their flaws, or every home in America would have one.
If you’re thinking of replacing your water…

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The 5 Best Ways to Heat Your Garage

For many of us, a garage is more than a place to park the car and store tools. It can be a workshop, an exercise area, or a rehearsal space for a band. But if you live in Colorado, you probably don’t enjoy spending a lot of time in the garage when winter comes around. Since garages are uninsulated spaces, they get uncomfortably cold, so that special place hobby space can go unused for months. Wouldn’t it be great to make it warm and…

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8 Best Furnace Filters

One of the basic chores of maintaining a furnace is checking and replacing the air filter. Your furnace can’t heat your house efficiently if the air filter is all clogged up with debris, and you don’t want your family breathing dirty air. A good filter can protect you from indoor and outdoor dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, dust mite debris, various bacteria and smoke. Make sure to check or replace your air filter every two to…

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