Pros and Cons of Two Different Types of Water Heaters

September 26, 2018

There is no mistaking that a hot water heater is an essential piece of equipment to have in your home. If you are in the market for a new hot water heater, you have two choices: traditional or tankless. Each kind has its pros and cons. As a smart consumer, you will need the essential information about each to make your decision. When you begin shopping for your new hot water heater, keep the following points in mind. Traditional Water Heater Basics A traditional water heater holds 30-50 gallons of water at one time. It stores preheated water so it is ready to use when someone in the house needs to wash the dishes, take a shower or anything else that requires the use of hot water. The tank then refills and begins the preheating process again. Tankless Water Heater Basics Since there is no tank to store preheated water, a tankless system relies on a source such as electricity or gas to immediately heat supplied cool water whenever it is needed. Pros of Traditional Water Heaters Using a traditional water heater has some advantages. First, the initial financial output is lower than a tankless water heater. If there is...

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Common Furnace Issues

September 26, 2018

In life, there are things that are okay to wait on like investing in stock, sending money to a Nigerian prince, or installing a slide that goes from your master bedroom to your living room. All joking aside, something that you definitely shouldn’t wait on is maintaining your home. A reliable heating system is one of the most important things to have in your home. Especially, in the cold Colorado winter months. That’s why you should definitely invest in a lasting relationship with a trusted Colorado Springs furnace repair company. Usually, they can even setup a regular maintenance schedule so you don’t even have to worry about calling for an appointment. Below are some common issues you may be facing or have previously seen before. Water is Pooling Around Your Furnace If your house isn’t as warm as you’d like, it may be a good idea to have a professional come check your furnace. A clogged condensate line can be the cause of a leak and can prevent your furnace from running effectively. This is something I would not recommend trying to fix DIY style with a video on YouTube. Remember your furnace is harnessing fire and gas. As you...

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Picking the Right HVAC Company

September 26, 2018

Choosing a HVAC company or contractor can be something of a process. Especially because not all contractors provide the same level of service. Performing research can be the difference between ending up with an expert and just plain getting ripped off. Some contractors even make a career out of one-time scare sale tactics because they don’t plan to deal with that person again. In some cases, you may find some contractors aren’t actual contractors. In other cases, you could find yourself dealing with a couple of self-proclaimed handymen working from their truck. All hope is not lost. There plenty of contractors that can be trusted. We certainly consider ourselves a cut above the rest and would love to work with you on your HVAC needs. In any case, we are about community and building long lasting relationships, so we want to provide you the means to make a good decision for yourself. Below are some tips to do so. Do Research Research the HVAC Contractor’s Reputation. If you’re like most people, you want someone with a credible reputation in your home. If you go with someone you found on a classifieds site or by other means they may charge you...

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Lower Your Energy Bills With these Summertime AC Tips

September 26, 2018

When it comes to air conditioning summer is a time of increased usage in both homes and businesses and this is reflected in higher costs — often as much as half of power bills during summer months. That’s a good reason to explore and initiate proven means of cutting back on air conditioning usage with the aim of lowering home cooling costs during Summer. Fortunately, the task is not formidable. There are many ways to lower air conditioning costs. Chief among them is scheduling an AC checkup, preferably prior to the onset of summer. Just the act of making sure the A/C filter is not clogged can result in as much as a 15% savings. Remember though that an air conditioner older than 10 years may be a good candidate for replacement. As simple as it may seem adjusting the thermostat just a few degrees can result in considerable savings. It has been reported that setting the thermostat to 76˚F instead of 75˚F might save you as much as 15% in costs, and raising the setting to 80˚F when you’re not at home will save you even more. Another simple way to lower your overall air conditioning costs includes the...

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Benefits of Maintaining Your Air Conditioning System

August 30, 2018

As we approach summer in Colorado Springs and things really begin to heat up, even the most robust central air conditioning system can fail without proper care. Having an efficient air conditioning system can have several benefits. Careful upgrades and maintenance can prevent your air conditioning system from failing. Keeping an eye on your home’s climate control system health also lowers monthly energy costs. Plus, it could save you a lot of money down the line by noticeably extending the life of your system. First, How HVAC Relates to Air Conditioning You’re probably already aware that HVAC is short for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning”. These little modern marvels of engineering make it possible for our homes to remain comfortable throughout the year. Otherwise known as “central air”, this combination of components, sometimes even entirely separate appliances work together to cool your home. During the hottest days of summer, an air conditioner module kicks on to both cool the air and wick away excess humidity. A remote, wall-mounted thermostat runs your system which constantly tests indoor conditions and provides commands to the air conditioning unit accordingly. We’re Your Colorado Springs AC Maintenance Experts With several parts operating in tandem, both...

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