4 Sure Fire Signs That You Shouldn’t Repair an Old Air Conditioner

Nobody likes the idea of losing their air conditioner during the summer. We’ve all become accustomed to being more or less comfortable in our homes even on the hottest days of the year, and when we are forced to go without air conditioning it can feel like torture. A well-maintained air conditioner will last between 15 and 20 years, but like everything else it will need to be replaced eventually. Here are some tips that will help you decide when it’s time for a new air conditioner. 1. Your Air Conditioner is Over Ten Years Old Although an air conditioner
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4 Things You Need to do Right Now to Save Money on Air Conditioning

Summer is upon us and that means turning on the air conditioner. Depending on where you are, you might not be thinking much about keeping your air conditioning costs down right now, but there are still plenty of things you should be doing that will help save some money on your heating and air conditioning bills. 1. Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced A good air conditioner will last for about 20 years, but it still needs to be maintained. An air conditioner that hasn’t been serviced in a few years might not be working as efficiently as it should be,
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Do my home improvements affect my homeowners insurance?

Homeowners insurance will help guarantee that your home is protected from loss, but what happens if you want to make significant changes to your home? Most insurance policies will protect you and your home from anything short of earthquakes, floods and other acts of God, but it may or may not cover home improvement projects. Home Insurance Coverage During Home Improvements In most cases, additions to your home must be specifically added in to your homeowners insurance coverage, and that can be a process in itself. It usually involves contacting a building inspector to perform an inspection of your home
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4 Triggers of Allergies In Your Home You Wish You Never Knew About

When people think of indoor allergies, what usually comes to mind are things like pet dander, cigarette smoke, dust or maybe even some kinds of food allergies. These all present serious problems, but, what about some lesser-known indoor allergies? These are the things that can go unnoticed for months, or even years, in a home before people realize they’ve been triggering allergic reactions and making them miserable. Some of them could even be in your home right now, and they could be to blame if you constantly feel sick for no apparent reason. There are several allergens that can cause
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How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?

It’s been said that a furnace will work reliably for about 18 to 22 years if you have done regular maintenance to your machine. After that, you should consider a furnace replacement. Getting a new furnace sounds like it would be a huge headache.  And yet, this doesn’t need to be the case, especially since there are a large variety of different solutions that will cater to your family’s needs. The size of your home, scope of the installation, furnace location, duct modifications, and code upgrades will determine its the new furnace cost.  There are options that can dramatically improve
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Why should I get a whole house humidifier?

Anybody who has ever had to deal with the uncomfortably dry skin and allergy symptoms that affect people every winter is probably familiar with the benefits of  humidifiers.  Smaller portable humidifiers are certainly effective in individual rooms or small apartments, but what happens when you need something for an entire house? A portable model isn’t going to cut it, so you will want to install a whole home humidifier. A whole house humidifier connects to your home’s HVAC system and spreads water vapor through your heating ducts to increase the humidity throughout your home.  Humidity levels can be controlled through
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The 411 on When Fix or Replace a Furnace, Air Conditioner, or Water Heater

Protect your wallet and your most essential home equipment – How to know when to repair or replace a furnace, water heater, or air conditioner. You already know that there is a problem with your water heater, furnace, or air conditioner you just haven’t realized it. In the back of your mind you might notice that your house is just a little too cold in the winter or a little too hot in the summer. You might also find that your shower just isn’t hot enough anymore.  Most importantly you begin to notice your energy or water bill is going
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7 Reasons to Love Trane Furnaces and Air Conditioners

Our Valentine’s Day sweetheart this year is Trane.  Trane is one of the best names in HVAC for furnaces, air conditioners, and home comfort systems.  Here are the reasons why we love their products and why you will too. Made in America Trane was founded over 100 years ago in La Crosse, Wisconsin Trane products have excellent quality and durability to keep you comfortable for years to come Trane not only makes furnace and air conditioners they have patents on them they are so well made.   All products are put through 5 years of wear and tear within a few
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Furnace Repair Infographic – Quick Guide to Regular Maintenance

 Why Regular Maintenance Saves BIG $ on Furnace Repairs Few people realize that regular yearly furnace maintenance is vital to literally saving you thousands of dollars.  If you regularly maintain your HVAC unit it not only increases the life of one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home but it also runs more efficiently therefore saving money on home energy costs.  Each year that you do not have your furnace checked you lose 5% efficiency.  Do the math, that is 25% efficiency in 5 short years.  Do yourself a favor and get your furnace checked every heating
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Portable Room Humidifiers VS. Whole House Humidifiers – What is right for your home?

One of the hazards of winter that often goes ignored among the bitter cold and the slippery roads is the low humidity. Since the grass is covered by snow and green leaves have all fallen from trees, there is practically no moisture in the air.  Colorado is already known for its dry climate and the winter makes it worse.  This is unfortunate; especially since humidity levels below 30 percent can cause a number of different problems such as respiratory irritation, nosebleeds and uncomfortably dry and itchy skin.  Not only does it affect your body but it also affects your home. 
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