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6 Tips to Keep Your Gas Furnace Working for Years

A gas furnace is a major investment and homeowners can take several steps to ensure that their furnaces remain efficient and reliable for as long as possible. Past a certain point, however, many people wonder whether it makes more sense economically to replace or repair a furnace.

Furnace Not Reaching Set Temperature? Here are Some Tips

It can be extremely frustrating when your furnace is not keeping your home warm. Fortunately, there are often simple diagnostics that you can run to troubleshoot an HVAC issue.

6 Steps to Take Before Turning on Your Furnace this Fall

Before turning that furnace on this fall, it’s a good idea to follow these six steps to ensure your furnace is in proper working condition before it actually has to go to work for you.

What Does it Mean to be a NATE Certified & Licensed HVAC Technician?

Choosing an expert in any given field is often a difficult and time-consuming process. In the HVAC industry, choosing a NATE certified technician can put your mind at ease, but what is a NATE Certified & Licensed HVAC Technician?

7 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Water Heater

Investing a little time now into the inspection of your water heater can save you a lot of time and money down the road. Here are 7 steps you can take to extend the life of your water heater.

5 Things You can do to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Few people realize that indoor air can cause irritation just as quickly as outdoor air. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality of your home and create safeguards for your own health.

How to Find the Best Geothermal Heating & Cooling Contractors

Geothermal systems are long-lasting, efficient, and in the long-term, great for your bank account. Make sure you hire a qualified geothermal heating and cooling contractor, however. Here are several questions you should ask before hiring one.

8 Things to Check Before Calling for Air Conditioner Service

After essentially being in mothballs for months, your air conditioner may not function on all cylinders the first time you start it up. If you run into trouble with your air conditioner this summer, you shouldn’t panic. Try exercising your own air conditioner troubleshooting skills before calling your HVAC contractor.

Is An Electronic Air Cleaner The Best Choice For You?

Your home may be a cesspool of airborne contamination of dust, dirt, mold spores, pet dander, bacteria, chemical fumes, smoke and odor-carrying particles that you breathe into your lungs every day. One of the most effective solutions to this is to incorporate an electronic air cleaner into your ductwork.

What to do if Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Cooling Your Home

There are many reasons why an air conditioner may not function properly, or produce acceptable results, and expensive repairs aren’t always required to get them back up and running. In fact, taking the initiative to do a little troubleshooting on your own may be enough to solve the problem.

3 Air Conditioning Options for Homes with Boiler Systems

In most parts of the country, air conditioning is an essential element in a home comfort package, and just because you live in a home or apartment heated by a boiler does not mean you have to endure the sweltering summer heat. For boiler system owners, there are three good air conditioning options:

Geothermal Heating and Cooling—How Does Geothermal Energy Work?

Sometimes the land of opportunity can be found right beneath your feet, and that is the case with geothermal energy. Only a small percentage of the heat pumps installed in the US each year are geothermal heat pumps, which is incredible because they cost the same as traditional heat pumps but are far more efficient.

Is It Time to Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

Are air conditioner repair bills getting you down? If so, it might be time to consider air conditioner replacement. But then again, maybe continuing to repair your HVAC system is still the way to go, at least for a while. There are several factors to consider…

How Often Does an Air Conditioner Need Service?

Air conditioning can be a big investment, yet we often take it for granted — until it doesn’t work. That’s why it’s important to take care of your air conditioner with regular maintenance…

Which is Better: Whole-House or Portable Humidifiers?

As pleasant as the dry Colorado climate can be, too little humidity in your home can cause problems. Fortunately, humidifiers can provide allergy relief and ease other symptoms, but which type is best — a whole-house humidifier or a portable humidifier?

The Pros and Cons of Multi-Zone Heating and Cooling

Multi-zone heating and cooling is the latest trend in HVAC. Zoning offers several important benefits, including energy savings over time. Still, it may not be for everyone. Here’s a look at the pros and cons…

5 Ways to Minimize Allergies This Spring

With a few simple steps you can reduce the impact of spring allergies. HVAC maintenance plays a part in keeping your home a safe, comfortable space…

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New A/C or Furnace

These tips will help you avoid the top mistakes people typically make when purchasing a new heating or cooling system…

16 Benefits of the Honeywell Prestige IAQ Thermostat

Wi-Fi smart thermostats have raised the stakes considerably on energy efficiency, cost savings and convenience, all while maintaining comfort in your home. Read on to learn how the furnace and air conditioner in your home can work much better with the Honeywell Prestige IAQ Thermostat…

5 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

There are several steps you can take to cut your monthly heating bills by 40-50 percent, if you’re willing to invest the time and money to reap these long-term financial rewards…

What’s the Difference Between a Boiler and a Furnace When it Comes to Heating Your Home?

Furnaces and boilers both create heat through the process of combustion, using similar fuel sources (usually natural gas or oil). But this is where the similarities end. In comparison to furnaces, boilers have some clear advantages…

7 Advantages of Ductless Heating & Cooling Systems

Ductless heating and cooling systems are making a significant impact in Colorado and in the HVAC industry in general. Home by home, consumers are discovering the many benefits ductless systems can offer. Here are seven good reason to consider going ductless…

Noisy Furnace? Here’s What May be Wrong

The occasional ding, squeak, bump or pop emerging from your furnace or ductwork isn’t a big deal. But if your furnace is making regular or recurrent noises, and if those noises appear to be getting worse over time, it could be a real cause for concern…

Will a Two-Stage Furnace Save You Money?

While the initial investment is a bit more than required to purchase a standard model furnace, two-stage furnaces function so smoothly and efficiently that in the long run they’re an absolute bargain at any price.

Is it Time for a New Furnace? Here are 6 Warning Signs

Here are six telltale signs that may indicate your furnace is ready for the scrap heap…

What to Do if Your Furnace is Blowing Cold Air

Oh no! The temperature has dropped and your furnace is suddenly blowing cold air. There are several common causes for this, and some you can fix yourself. Before placing a service call, check out these troubleshooting tips…

The Pros & Cons of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat is both ancient, in terms of its origin, and cutting edge, in terms of its application today to home heating. Simply put, geothermal heat pumps use the heat that is naturally stored in the earth itself to regulate the temperature of a home or building, without relying on combustion from either gas or oil. Here is an overview of the pros and cons of geothermal heat pumps…

How Annual Maintenance May Prevent Common Furnace Repairs

Most people don’t think about their heating system until it stops working. Often by then, however, the problem is much costlier and more disruptive than it would have been if caught earlier. Scheduling regular maintenance is the best way to prevent those emergency calls for repairs, and to ensure that your furnace operates consistently and efficiently throughout the season…

How to Make the Switch from Air Conditioning to Heating in 5 Simple Steps

Switching from air conditioning to heating is a necessary chore that requires some thoughtful attention and preparation in order to make sure your furnace is ready for use and your air conditioning equipment will be in good shape when it is needed again.

Water Heater Leaking? Here’s What You Need to Know

A leaking water heater is cause for concern, but it does not have to be cause for alarm. Don’t automatically assume you will have to replace the water heater just because of a leak. While it does need to be fixed quickly, depending on where the leak is coming from, it could be a minor repair. Here are some key things to do before calling a professional (or running out to buy a new water heater).

A Do-it-yourself Home Energy Audit for Denver Homeowners

Saving money on energy costs starts with assessing your energy usage and needs. A simple but thorough walk-through can identify many problem areas in your home…

What Can a Smart Thermostat do that Mine Can’t Already Do?

You have probably heard the hype about smart thermostats in the recent years. They are the newest method to control your air conditioner and furnace. Yet before you take the plunge and buy one for your home, you’ll want to understand what these thermostats have that existing programmable thermostats don’t have…

4 Ways to Ventilate Your Home

Energy-efficient homes, both new and existing, require mechanical ventilation to maintain indoor air quality. There are four basic mechanical whole-house ventilation systems – exhaust, supply, balanced, and energy recovery…

Why is My Air Conditioner Running Constantly?

When your air conditioner runs throughout the day and night without shutting off, or if it cycles on and off continuously, there are several causes for concern. Typically, there are 9 reasons why an air conditioner constantly runs…

9 Ways to Lower Your Air Conditioning Costs this Summer

Summer is here and thank goodness for air conditioning! The air conditioner is a wonderful invention, but comes with a price, especially during the hottest months of the year. Fortunately, there are things you can do to lower your air conditioning bills…

A Simple Guide to Understanding Air Conditioner and Furnace Energy Ratings

If you’ve ever shopped for a new air conditioner or furnace, you’ve probably seen energy rating data listed on the products. Knowing what those acronyms and numbers mean, and how to compare them, can save you a lot of money over the life of your HVAC equipment…

Is Your AC Making You Sick? 5 Things You Need to Know

Your air conditioning unit keeps you cool during the summer months, but it also requires regular maintenance. When you do not have proper maintenance, it may lead to sicknesses and health issues…

Troubleshooting Common Air Conditioning Problems

Even the best air conditioners can encounter problems over time. The issue may be simpler than you think to resolve…

Need a New Air Conditioner? Here are the Top 5 Things to Consider

Over the past decade, many improvements have been made to air conditioners to maximize efficiency, reliability and performance. If you are shopping for a new air conditioner, be sure to consider all these factors to make the best purchase for you and your home…

10 Energy & Money Saving Tips for Spring

Are you concerned about your energy bills this summer? Then start taking steps to save money and save energy this spring. Here are 10 tips…

What to Expect from an Air Conditioning Tune-up

Purchasing a new air conditioner is a big investment, and the best way to protect that investment is with regular maintenance. However, you may be wondering what that means, and if it is worth spending the money on an air conditioning tune-up every year. Consider that heating and cooling account for 50% of your home’s energy costs. Keeping your system running at peak efficiency will save you money every month.

The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters have been getting buzz for a while now. If you’re in the market for a new water heater you may be curious about what “tankless” means, how it works and if it is right for you. Here are some pros and cons to consider…

How Can I Improve My Home’s Indoor Air Quality?

As homes become ever more energy efficient, indoor air quality becomes more of a concern. This affects everyone in your home, but especially those with allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions. Efficient HVAC equipment, a whole home air cleaner, a humidifier and duct cleaning are some of the tools available to keep your indoor air clean and free of pollutants, dust and allergens. Read on for information on how they work and more tips for cleaner, healthier indoor air…

6 Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Boiler

The best way to prevent having to replace your boiler is to implement a regular maintenance inspection plan with a qualified HVAC contractor. Annual maintenance is the key to ensuring high efficiency and longevity of your boiler, and to ensure full coverage of your warranty. However, if you have missed a few annual inspections and you are not sure it makes sense to go ahead with another repair, here are 6 signs it may be time for a replacement…

Furnace Not Producing Enough Heat? Here are Some Things to Check

Your furnace is not producing heat, and your first thought is anticipating an expensive service call. Before you start contemplating which of your belongings you’ll need to sell in order to pay for it, take a deep breath and try these troubleshooting tips…

Thermostat Not Working? Here are Some Troubleshooting Tips

When your heating or cooling goes out, the problem could be your thermostat, rather than your furnace or air conditioner. Here are some simple troubleshooting steps you can take — before you call for service — to possibly resolve the problem yourself or determine if you need a new thermostat…

How Much Will a High Efficiency Furnace Lower My Heating Bill?

Here in the Denver Metro area, weather can go from balmy to blizzard overnight, and below-freezing cold snaps are not uncommon. So even with our 300 days of sunshine each year, having a reliable furnace is a necessity. While a high-efficiency furnace will cost more initially, the energy savings you will enjoy over the life of the system can offset the additional upfront expense…

10 Things to Consider When Buying a New Furnace

Unless you’ve been waiting patiently for your old, inefficient furnace to take its last breath so that you can finally upgrade to a new one, the thought of a major purchase like this will not likely fill you with joy. But don’t worry. We can help you navigate the options. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when shopping for a new furnace…

5 Top Features & Benefits of an Electric Whole House Air Cleaner

With an increased desire for energy efficiency, our homes have become more and more tightly sealed. However, this creates another problem: poor indoor air quality due to a lack of fresh air circulation. One answer is installing an electric whole house air cleaner. In Denver, where temperature inversions in winter cause elevated levels of pollution outside, having clean indoor air is especially important. Here are some of the key benefits to a whole house air cleaner…

10 Ways to Lower Your Heating Costs

Save money on heating your home this winter. Regular maintenance and small changes, such as adjusting your thermostat and the temperature of your hot water heater, can dramatically reduce energy consumption and significantly lower your utility bills. Here are 10 simple things you can do right now…

The Top 7 Reasons a Furnace Malfunctions

As we move closer to winter, that distinctive chill in the air may have you thinking about your furnace. Consider these troubleshooting tips to help you prepare for common problems you may encounter…

What to Look for When Hiring a HVAC Contractor

Your HVAC contractor plays a crucial role in your home’s comfort, air quality and safety. Whether you are purchasing and installing new equipment, or servicing your existing equipment, consider these steps when making your hiring decision…

How to Save Up to $2,000 on a Furnace, A/C, and Water Heater with Xcel Energy Rebates

Heating and cooling your home accounts for approximately 50% of your energy costs. New, high-efficiency models are engineered to save energy, which means you save money month after month on utility bills. Now you can save even more with Xcel Energy rebates…

What to Expect from a Furnace Tune-up from ABE Heating and Cooling

If getting a furnace tune-up is not on your fall maintenance to-do list, it should be. This annual service can significantly improve the performance and longevity of your furnace, saving you money and headaches over time. Here is what an HVAC professional can do…

Why a Geothermal Heating & Cooling System Might be Right for Your Home

Geothermal heating and cooling systems provide clean energy all year long. Geothermal heat pumps can be used effectively in almost any location. Installation and design of each system takes into account several factors, including the composition of rocks and soil on the property, the availability of ground or surface water, the size and layout of the property, and the presence and location of landscaping and sprinkler systems…

6 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs

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6 Signs That You Need a New Furnace

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