Heating Articles

Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. Auto

December 14, 2017

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Heating System: Furnace vs. Heat Pump

November 8, 2017

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Fall Maintenance in Fort Collins

September 11, 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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What is a Thermocouple?

January 27, 2017

Thermocouples are sensors used to measure temperature. It is a device used inside your Fort Collins gas furnace, to assist the pilot light in keeping your furnace running and safe. It works rather like a fail-safe to keep unburned gas from accumulating and burning, exploding or causing another type of health risk. A thermocouple consists…

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How to Save Money on my Heating Bill this Winter

January 7, 2016

Is your energy bill too high in the winter time? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things that you can do at home to save money. Some of them are big projects but most are simple things that you can do in your day to day life…

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Do You Know the Difference Between the 3 Cooling and Heating Loads?

August 18, 2015

A building’s load represents how much heating or cooling is required to keep the indoor environment at the temperature the occupants prefer. When calculating a building’s cooling and heating loads, there are three types that should be taken into consideration: design load, extreme load and part load. Cooling and heating loads are determined by assessing…

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Reduce Heating Costs with Energy-Saving Home Upgrades

March 12, 2015

Improving the overall energy efficiency of your home can help reduce heating costs and increase comfort levels during our cold Colorado winters. To start saving more energy today, consider tackling these effective energy-saving upgrades in your Fort Collins home. Schedule an Energy Audit During an energy audit, specialized assessment techniques and tools are used to identify efficiency…

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Effective Ways to Heat a Garage & Keep Warm

January 1, 2015

Your garage has the potential to transform into a very comfortable workshop with the right modifications. The greatest barrier Colorado homeowners face when taking advantage of this space is our region’s frigid weather. Fortunately, there are a couple simple ways to heat a garage with dedicated heaters. Ways to Heat a Garage Forced-air garage heaters: A popular…

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The Benefits of a Forced Air Garage Heater

October 2, 2014

It may still be summer in Fort Collins, but winter will soon be here. The average low temperature in October is 36 degrees and it just gets colder after that. If you use your garage for a workshop, man cave, or conventionally park your car there, you’ll want to know the benefits of a forced…

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Considering a Garage Heater? Find the Right One for Your CO Home

February 11, 2014

Colorado winters can be harsh. To combat cold weather we use furnaces and heaters. Everyone heats their home, but not everyone heats their garage. It’s usually a good idea to keep the temperature out there above freezing to prevent damage. You have several different options for a garage heater. The basic three choices would be a wood burning…

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Ice Dams Can Be Costly – How to Avoid Them

January 28, 2014

Ice dams are created by a back-up of water from snow melt that freezes and creates a dam in your rooftop water drainage. Just like a beaver dam in a river, the ice dam will create a backup of standing water which can change the landscape of the area, in this case — your roof.…

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Replacing Your HVAC System? Now’s The Time To Correct Any Problems In Your Ductwork

April 11, 2013

If you’re going to the trouble of replacing your HVAC system, it pays to ensure that your home’s ductwork is as efficient and problem-free as possible. Many heating and cooling inefficiencies in a home can be traced to ductwork problems. Now’s the time to work with your HVAC-system professional to correct these problems. Air leakage…

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Why A Dual-Fuel Heating System Outperforms Other Equipment

February 14, 2013

If you’re less than satisfied with your heating system, consider the advantages a dual-fuel system. A dual-fuel system is like a hybrid car, able to access two fuel sources. The system is intelligent enough to know when to access each fuel source to maximize efficiency. Here’s how the system outperforms other equipment. A dual-fuel system…

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Ensuring Fresh Air With Heat Recovery Ventilation

February 7, 2013

One of the more common problems associated with winter heating is a lack of ventilation. When you close your home against the cold temperatures, you also block out fresh air. This can lower indoor air quality and lead to conditions such as increased amounts of airborne particulates, stuffy rooms and odors. To provide wintertime air…

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