Furnace Articles

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

February 24, 2020
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The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity. In reality, the key is treating your Loveland, CO system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy,…

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 10, 2020

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should…

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

January 21, 2020

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Loveland house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals at Balance…

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Furnace Filters 101

December 9, 2019

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

November 28, 2019

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Anatomy of a Furnace

October 21, 2019

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Confused on How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat?

September 24, 2019

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 12, 2019

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

February 19, 2019

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

January 16, 2019

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 7, 2019

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

November 7, 2018

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Home Furnace Filters

September 27, 2018

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 23, 2018

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Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. Auto

December 14, 2017

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Dual Fuel Systems

December 12, 2017

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Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

November 27, 2017

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Heating System: Furnace vs. Heat Pump

November 8, 2017

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All About Your Furnace Filter

October 12, 2017

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What to Do About A Cracked Heat Exchanger

February 23, 2017

You are having issues with your gas furnace? Maybe your friend suggested that it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger. What’s a heat exchanger? How can you tell if that’s what the issue is? What should you do about it?  Don’t ignore the possibility. A cracked heat exchanger in your Fort Collins gas…

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Don’t Skip your Fort Collins Furnace Maintenance

January 11, 2017

A furnace is crucial to comfort in Colorado winter, yet it’s so often ignored when it comes to home maintenance. It is easy to forget your furnace or HVAC system since it is often hidden away in low traffic areas of our homes. To avoid costly, inconvenient, and possibly dangerous emergency repairs, you should always…

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What Are The Signs I Need a New Furnace?

October 25, 2016

A new furnace is a big investment and can be a heavy cost for any homeowner. It can be hard to make the decision replace your current furnace, every furnace will need to be replaced at some point in a home’s life. How do you know when it is time to say good bye to…

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Why is my Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 22, 2016

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reason that your furnace may be blowing cold air and there a few things to check before you need…

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What is Furnace Short Cycling?

February 10, 2016

Short cycling basically means short run times and short off times, that your furnace is turning on and off quickly and thus not providing the heat that your home needs. It can happen for a number of reasons. A furnace that is too big for your home is often the culprit. When your home heats…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

January 19, 2016

A gas furnace creates heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other carbon based gasses. The Ignitor The process starts with the ignitor. The ignition source for older furnaces is a pilot light, newer furnaces use an electronic starter. With a pilot light, the regulator supplies a very small bit…

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How to Troubleshoot/Test Your Thermostat

December 3, 2015

A thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has a temperature sensor that causes the switch to open or close which in turn completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating or cooling system. Sometimes the most obvious solutions to a problem are the hardest to see. If your Furnace is not functioning correctly,…

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When Do I Need To Replace My Furnace?

October 28, 2015

As we move into the colder weather Balance Point Heating & Air Conditioning recommends a furnace clean and check. You should have this done before the really cold weather sets in. There are also a few things to take into consideration when thinking about your furnace and when or how soon you will need a…

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The Importance of Furnace Maintenance

October 15, 2015

You should have your furnace serviced and inspected professionally at least once a year. At Balance Point Heating and Air Conditioning we recommend this being done at the beginning of the season. But between inspections you can go through regular furnace maintenance to make sure your furnace runs as efficiently as possible and provide your…

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Different Kinds of Furnaces

September 12, 2015

There are three different types of furnaces available. There are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, duct work and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget. One of the certified technicians at Balance Point Heating & Cooling can…

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Got Thermostat Problems? Troubleshoot the Issue With These Steps

August 20, 2015

Problems with the thermostat in your Fort Collins home can cause your HVAC system to stop working completely, or cause it to heat or cool ineffectively. Here are a few tips that can help you solve some of the most common thermostat problems and help you save on the cost of a service visit and…

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Helpful Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Programmable Thermostat

June 4, 2015

Installing a programmable thermostat can reduce your energy consumption and lower your utility bills. It can also help you gain better control over the climate within your home. Like any tool, the better you know how to use it, the better the results will be. To that end, the following tips can help you set…

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Active & Passive Solar Heating: What’s the Difference?

April 28, 2015

There are several methods available today to capture the sun’s energy and use it to heat your Fort Collins home partially, or even completely. Many homes use a combination of both passive and active solar heating to accomplish the task. Passive Solar Heating Passive solar heating takes advantage of a building’s design and construction to…

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Tips for Making Your Oil Furnace Burn Less Oil This Winter

February 26, 2015

An oil furnace can provide many years of reliable energy-efficient operation even if you do little more than change your air filter every few months. However, there are some ways you can make your system burn even less oil and still provide the same level of comfort to your family on cold winter days. Look over the…

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Feeling Cold? Test the Thermostat on Your Gas Furnace

February 17, 2015

If your Fort Collins home is not maintaining a comfortable temperature, chances are you’ll need to test your thermostat. There are a number of issues that can cause a malfunctioning thermostat, including: Dust in the controls: Dust can cause the mechanism that triggers your furnace to misfire, causing irregular temperatures. Not properly calibrated: Proper calibration keeps the temperature in your rooms…

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Is Your Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Address the Problem with These Helpful Tips

February 10, 2015

There’s nothing quite as disappointing than turning on your furnace during the winter and feeling a blast of icy cold air. If this occurs, it’s important to call a quality HVAC expert to troubleshoot your furnace. However, we’ve compiled a few helpful tips to help you address the furnace problem in your Fort Collins home. Check the Filter First, check…

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How to Select the Best Furnace Filter for Indoor Air Quality

February 5, 2015

Regularly changing the air filter in your HVAC system is a quick and simple task. However, many homeowners don’t replace their filter on a set schedule. The air quality of your home can be significantly reduced by running your system with a dirty filter. Anyone in your household suffering from allergies may experience increased symptoms.…

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Steps to Take When Checking Furnace Ducts for Blockage

January 29, 2015

Restricted airflow can cause cold spots in your Fort Collins home, making your furnace ineffective. If you’re experiencing restricted airflow, check your furnace ducts for blockage. There are many reasons why your furnace may not be functioning properly, so to keep your home comfortable, make sure to schedule an inspection of your heating system. General Inspection of Ductwork To…

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Single, Two Stage or Variable — What Kind of Furnace Will Work for You?

December 2, 2014

If you find yourself in need of a new heating system for your Colorado home, you’re probably wondering what kind of furnace is best for you. It can be a daunting choice to have to make, but furnace options can be broken down into three basic categories: Single-Stage Furnaces Sometimes referred to as single-speed furnaces, these…

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How to Troubleshoot the Problems Your Gas Furnace Is Facing

November 27, 2014

Do you need help troubleshooting a gas furnace? Following are some tips to ensure that your conventional gas furnace is operating like it should be and help you whip it back into shape if it’s not. Understanding Your Conventional Gas Furnace Before troubleshooting a gas furnace commences, it helps to get a solid understanding of the…

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Planning to Replace Your Furnace? Consult This Buying Guide Before You Shop

November 25, 2014

As a homeowner in the Fort Collins area, you know how bad the winters get. With temperatures barely above freezing on the best of days, you want to know that you’re prepared, which is why you’re planning to replace your furnace. Our buying guide centers on the most important decision making factors which will help you find the…

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An Over-sized Furnace: Why Bigger Is Not Better

November 20, 2014

If you are considering replacing your furnace, the thought of cold winter nights without enough heat is probably one of the main reasons. You may be thinking that the largest furnace possible will ensure a warm winter with less strain on the HVAC equipment. This is not necessarily the case. An over-sized furnace may be…

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Warm in Freezing Winter Temperatures

November 18, 2014

Keeping your home warm in freezing temperatures is an important part of having a safe and comfortable winter. Here are some tips on how to stay warm this winter: Seal Air Leaks Air leaks let cold air in and make it harder for your furnace or heat pump to keep your home warm. Sealing these…

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Don’t Neglect Your Furnace Filter: Tips on What Type to Buy

November 13, 2014

Dust, pollen and other particles in the air are the cause of everything from allergies to inefficient or broken heating and cooling systems. When you operate your furnace during the winter, your furnace filter helps get rid of the airborne particles that can cause problems. You may have not thought much about furnace filters in…

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Don’t Delay: Schedule Your Furnace Checkup Today

November 4, 2014

The time of year when you depend on your furnace to keep you and your family warm is quickly approaching. So, before the cold Colorado winter is in full swing, schedule a furnace checkup to make sure your furnace is ready for winter.  If you are familiar with the workings of your furnace, you can perform some…

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How Your Programmable Thermostat Can Help You Stay Warmer This Winter

October 28, 2014

The winter is approaching and you will want to keep your home warm without breaking the bank. If you have an old dial-type thermostat, you may have been keeping your temperature set low to try and save energy. A programmable thermostat can help with energy savings while maintaining a more comfortable temperature during busy times in your…

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Tips for Winterizing Your Fort Collins Home

October 23, 2014

Winter is well on its way in our area, so if you haven’t thought about winterizing your Fort Collins home, now is the time. Follow these simple winterizing tips to keep your home snug and warm this winter. Clean out your gutters. Once the leaves are mostly off the trees, it’s time to climb up the…

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Learn Why Mercury-Free Thermostats Benefit Your Home and Family

October 7, 2014

Many older thermostats use a mercury-containing switch to turn on the HVAC system, and to provide a time delay between the on and off states, reducing frequent power cycling that could damage the system. Mercury can be extremely toxic, and if you are planning on replacing the thermostats in your Fort Collins home, make sure…

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If You Need to Purchase a New Furnace — Consider Your Budget

September 30, 2014

The average life span of a residential furnace is only 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is more than 15 years old, you have a right to be concerned that it might fail over the long winter. However, before you purchase a new furnace, you’ll want to set a budget. Fuel Types The first…

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The Leaves Changing Is a Good Sign to Schedule Your Fall Furnace Maintenance

September 23, 2014

As the summer fades and the weather begins to cool, people start thinking about heating their homes. But before you turn your furnace on, it’s a good idea to have it serviced. Fall furnace maintenance generally entails having the parts cleaned and lubricated and the belts adjusted. Yearly servicing is recommended by most furnace manufacturers and for…

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Setting a Programmable Thermostat Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

July 31, 2014

There’s a lot of buzz about the programmable thermostat in the area of home comfort, but if you’ve avoided installing one for fear it’ll be too complicated, don’t let that hold you back. The reason for all the talk is that a programmable thermostat can truly save a significant amount of energy and dollars for your household.…

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DOE Will Implement Higher HVAC System Efficiency Standards

July 8, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) attempted to implement higher HVAC system efficiency standards for HVAC equipment several years ago that would have had a serious financial impact on homeowners in northern states. HVAC industry leaders brought the DOE to court over their decision and the court ruled against the DOE. It ordered the DOE to work with…

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Planning a New Home? Consider These 4 Types of HVAC Systems

July 3, 2014

Building a new home in the Fort Collins area (or anywhere really) is exciting for a number of reasons. One important reason is the chance to do everything right, creating the home environment you (or your buyers) truly want. Among the many decisions you’ll need to make is how to heat and cool the house.…

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Here’s How to Handle a Programmable Thermostat Malfunction

June 12, 2014

If the HVAC system in your Fort Collins home is not running at all, it is possible that there is a problem with you programmable thermostat, which acts as a switch to turn on the system. Before you replace the thermostat or call a professional for a service visit, try these troubleshooting tips for your…

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Changing the Air Filter Is Easy, Right? Yes, but There’s More to Know

May 8, 2014

The air filter in your HVAC system is the only thing standing between a wide assortment of airborne contaminants and your family’s breathing air. Indoor air pollution is composed of not only the common dust particles you can see, but invisible microorganisms like mold spores and bacteria, as well as pet dander, lint and even…

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Air Leaks Can Cost A Lot in the Long Run: Learn How to Stop Them

April 29, 2014

Have you noticed air leaks in your heating or cooling systems? Air leaks could even occur without you noticing the problem, but you’ll notice increases in your utility bills that can add up over time. Use these tips to stop leaks to keep your home comfortable at a fraction of the cost. How To Find…

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How Long Can You Expect Your Gas Furnace to Last?

March 27, 2014

The anticipated lifespan is one of the top considerations when choosing an ideal gas furnace. Unfortunately, estimating the number of years that your furnace will last before it starts developing problems that may necessitate replacement is quite difficult. Heating equipment can last for many years without showing any signs of breaking down. Factors affecting the…

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Furnace Replacement? Before You Commit, Consider These Pointers

March 25, 2014

No one likes hearing “you may need a furnace replacement.” Sometimes the truth is hard to hear because furnace replacement can be expensive and time consuming. However, it is a necessary part of homeownership. Before putting up the cash to replace, consider the following pointers. These tips will help you determine if replacement is the…

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When Your Furnace Starts Blowing Cool Air, Here’s What It Might Be

March 18, 2014

The only time a furnace should blow cold air is when the thermostat’s setting is on “on” instead of “auto.” The on setting will continue to run the fan after the heater stops heating, and eventually, the air will feel cool. However, if your furnace doesn’t have the setting to run continually (which some don’t), it’s usually…

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Is a Condensing Gas Furnace a Good Investment in Our Climate?

March 13, 2014

A condensing gas furnace is a smart and safe investment for homeowners in regions with long cold winters and high heating bills, like we experience here in Fort Collins. If it’s time to replace your heating system, read on to discover why a high-efficiency furnace makes sense and saves energy dollars. High Heating Efficiency, Low…

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An Efficient Furnace Demands an Efficient Home to Make It Worth Your Investment

March 6, 2014

As a longtime heating and cooling company, Balance Point is always eager to help clients find the most efficient furnace or related products and services at affordable prices. Our services go way beyond installation – we want to offer our expertise in improving the air quality and overall efficiency of your home. After all, having…

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Wifi Thermostats: Take Charge of Your Home’s Climate, Whether at Home or Away

February 25, 2014

WiFi thermostats interface with a computer or smartphone to give you access to its settings remotely. A smart thermostat helps you fine tune your control over your house’s climate, resulting in a more comfortable home with energy cost savings. In most cases, you’re out of the home for school or work during the day. You…

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Why a Variable Capacity Gas Furnace or Heat Pump Are Good Options For Our Cold Climate

February 20, 2014

Variable capacity furnaces and heat pumps are a great long-term investment for those of us living in cold climates. They heat your home more efficiently, making it cozier with less energy. Though they cost more up front, variable capacity furnaces and heat pumps save you money in the long run by reducing energy costs. What…

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Energy Star Appliances Offer Year-Round Savings

January 16, 2014

Need to purchase a new HVAC system for your home? Look for the Energy Star label on heating and cooling systems and you’ll save energy, which is good for both the world and your wallet. Before you begin your search for an Energy Star appliance, here are some terms that you should become familiar with.…

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Why a Two-Stage Furnace is a Wise Investment for Fort Collins

January 14, 2014

Winter is in full force in Fort Collins and you’ve no-doubt kicked on your furnace. If your current system is costing you because you you have to set the thermostat so high just to keep minimally warm, it may be time to replace.  Upgrading to a two-stage furnace may be the answer to increased comfort and…

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Zoning System: Ask These Questions to Determine if You Need One

December 31, 2013

Have you ever walked into a room and wondered why it was so cold? Or ducked into the spare bedroom for an extra blanket and found it warmer than the rest of the house? If you find your house has areas which are constantly at a different temperature, or you seldom use some rooms, a zoning…

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Your New Furnace: ECM or PSC Motor? Well, That’s an Easy Choice

December 10, 2013

When you are replacing a motor on your furnace or installing a new system, the question of a furnace ECM or PSC will undoubtedly come up. PSC (Permanent Split Capacitor) motors have one speed which is controlled by a series of power reductions; as well as being less efficient, the motor isn’t easily repairable meaning complete replacement…

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Getting a New Furnace? Questions for Your Installer

November 26, 2013

When you buy a car, you most likely do your research before you start talking with any dealers. You look into what the various manufacturers are offering, the features that weren’t available when you purchased your present car, fuel economy and the various warranties. The same goes for buying a furnace. You want to do…

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What to Expect During Your Fall Furnace Maintenance Call

November 19, 2013

No one wants to call an HVAC-system professional in the middle of a cold snap because the furnace has died. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to help prevent that scenario. Making sure your furnace is serviced by an HVAC-system professional at the start of every heating season can go a long way toward ensuring…

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Programmable Thermostat ‘Do’s’ to Save You Money

October 2, 2013

Using a programmable thermostat in your Fort Collins area home is a great way to save on energy costs while maintaining home comfort, as long as you use it correctly. A digital thermostat used incorrectly can actually cost you more money than setting a static temperature on an older analog thermostat. This happens when homeowners,…

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Dual Fuel: A Singularly Efficient System

May 2, 2013

Are you looking for an efficient way to heat and cool your greater Fort Collins home? A dual fuel system may be just the solution. Here’s how the system works, and how you can benefit from this efficient two-in-one system. Dual fuel systems take advantage of hybrid technology, which is particularly useful during the heating…

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Leave Furnace Installation to the Pros — There Are Other Jobs For You To Handle

April 18, 2013

If you’re someone who’s handy, doing your own home repairs can save you a lot of money. Some jobs, though, are best left to the pros. Furnace installation is one of them. Qualified HVAC-system technicians have the training and equipment necessary to ensure that your furnace installation is done safely and efficiently. Having the pros do the…

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Going With A Smart Programmable Thermostat? Now That’s The Idea

April 16, 2013

Many Fort Collins homeowners are familiar with the programmable thermostat – with just a few button presses, you can program your home’s HVAC system to operate efficiently for maximum energy savings. In the winter, you can program it to lower the temperature when you’re sleeping or away at work and raise it again before you…

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Furnace Troubleshooting: Simple Fixes You Can Try Yourself

April 4, 2013

Forced-air furnaces are designed to last for years with regular maintenance. But despite their overall reliability, furnaces can and do break down. Usually, this means a call to your HVAC contractor for a service call. Sometimes, though, some simple troubleshooting can remedy the problem. If your furnace breaks down, try one of these simple fixes…

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A Red-Tagged Furnace Can Mean A System Replacement: Get Expert Advice

April 2, 2013

When your trusted HVAC technician does preventive maintenance on your furnace, making sure it’s safe is paramount in his mind. Usually, your technician can quickly remedy any problem. But sometime he might discover a serious problem that jeopardizes your safety, and he might be required to take your furnace out of commission. This is called…

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High-Efficiency Furnaces Require Special Care For Sidewall Venting

March 26, 2013

The high-efficiency condensing-gas furnace offers Colorado homeowners optimal performance and energy conservation. Like a standard furnace, it burns natural gas to warm the air that heats your home. But the way a high-efficiency furnace exhausts harmful gases such as carbon monoxide differs from the way a standard furnace vents those gases. A standard furnace typically…

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Furnace Problems: Here’s How To Manage And Avoid Them

March 5, 2013

A furnace malfunction can be anything from a major annoyance to a household emergency. As a homeowner, you want to do everything possible to keep your heating system working, especially during the coldest days of winter. Regular preventive maintenance is the best thing you can do to sustain furnace performance. But just about every furnace…

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Learn How To Read Your Gas Bill, And Lock In Savings Too

February 28, 2013

Natural gas is a common source of fuel for home heating. To make the best and most economical use of this resource, it pays to know how to read your gas bill. When you understand what you’re paying for every month, you’ll be better able to identify areas where you can conserve and save money. BTU:…

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Get A Head Start With The Electronically Commutated Motor

February 19, 2013

Fifteen years ago, blower-fan motors in most furnaces were inherently inefficient. These permanent-split capacitor motors are now largely a thing of the past, thanks to the electronically commutated motor. If you’re looking for an HVAC upgrade, an ECM will give you a good start. How ECMs boost efficiency The PSC motor was always somewhat inefficient…

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Choosing The Energy Star Most-Efficient Label

February 12, 2013

Most homeowners know the value of choosing products with the Energy Star logo. Since 1992, it has been the go-to beacon, helping homeowners differentiate more-efficient home heating and cooling equipment, electronics and appliances from less-efficient products. But the Energy Star program is evolving. Motivated by multiple factors, the program has unveiled its Most-Efficient label, a…

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1 Reason For Choosing A Condensing Furnace

January 29, 2013

Furnace technology has come a long way over the years. Innovative features available today greatly advance home comfort and savings. Choosing a condensing furnace is one way to take advantage of recent innovations, especially if you’re aiming for lower energy bills. And while lowering utility costs may be your priority, choosing a condensing furnace affords…

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Strange Smells Coming From Your Furnace? Here’s What To Do

January 17, 2013

It’s almost never a good sign if your furnace is emitting a strange smell. If you find yourself in that situation, it’s helpful to identify the smell and know how to proceed to avoid a system failure, or worse, a fire hazard. Here is a guide to handling strange smells coming from your furnace. It’s…

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Furnace Filter: Get The Straight Facts Here

January 15, 2013

You probably know that your furnace filter is an important component of your system. But along with many other homeowners, you might be at a loss when it comes to understanding exactly why filter maintenance is so crucial. Take this opportunity to educate yourself about the all-important filter in your furnace. The role of the…

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Changes In Furnace Efficiency Standards: What Fort Collins Homeowners Should Know

January 10, 2013

Changes in furnace efficiency standards are on the horizon for Fort Collins homeowners. That’s good news, because as more homeowners adopt higher-efficiency systems, greenhouse gas emissions will be lowered, natural resources will be conserved, demand on foreign fuel supplies will be reduced and — perhaps the most motivating factor of all — energy bills will…

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