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Air Conditioning Knowledge

HVAC systems are much like cars – the more you know, the better you can take care of them. Air Conditioning units and furnaces often get overlooked in general home maintenance since they are mostly out of sight and run behind the scenes. Let’s look at a few things about your AC unit that you […]

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What Does SEER Mean?

When it comes to your air conditioner, a common term used in the HVAC business that you’re likely to see is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input; the ratio of the amount […]

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Why Is My AC Making So Much Noise?

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Balance Point Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to […]

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What Size AC Unit Should I Get?

Having the right sized air conditioner is a key component in cooling your space effectively. A unit that is too small has to run constantly, playing catch up all day trying to fill a space that it isn’t designed for. A unit that is too big will turn on, cool the space quickly and then […]

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How Often Should I Change my Furnace Filter?



Out of sight, out of mind. This is especially true for furnace filters. When you have a clean furnace filter in place, your furnace will run optimally, keeping your home an ideal temperature. A dirty filter will inhibit the performance of your furnace. It may even cause your furnace to fail. What kind? There are […]

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What to Do About A Cracked Heat Exchanger

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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Using an Air Cleaner in Fort Collins

The air we breath is just as important to our health as the food we eat or the beverages we drink. Your Fort Collins air quality is one of the most important and yet least thought about contributors to our health and well being. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, your indoor air can be […]

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What is a Thermocouple?

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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Don’t Skip your Fort Collins Furnace Maintenance

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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