Keep Furnace Filters Out of the Recycling Bin

As an environmentally conscious person, you probably try to recycle as often as possible. Therefore, it’s only sensible that you’d wonder whether furnace filters are recyclable as well. It turns out that simply tossing a filter into the recycling bin isn’t the best way to care for the environment or for your own health. Put Safety First Furnace filters can be made from a variety of materials. One of the most common is fiberglass, and that’s a substance you definitely can’t dispose of in your household recycling bin. Unless you specifically know what materials were used to make your filter,
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Ideas for Lowering Your Winter Heating Bills

It’s nice to be warm and comfortable in the winter, but that can come with a price if you’re faced with a high utility bill. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can lower your energy bills in the winter. Things You Can Do Today There are several things you can start doing right away to lower your heating bill. First, you can simply turn down the thermostat a few degrees. While every system is different, you could potentially save hundreds of dollars a season. Since hot air rises, you can use any ceiling fans in your favor. There should
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Benefits of Financing a Heating System

There’s no doubt about it – winter is fully upon us here in Commerce City, CO. That means there’s no better time to consider replacing your existing heating system. Best of all, you don’t need to shell out a ton of money to do it. With our financing options, you can enjoy a new heating system with a payment solution that works for you. Here are four important benefits of financing a heating system: 1. Saves Money Our heating systems are energy efficient, which is critically important in Commerce City. These systems can help reduce your energy bills by a
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The Wonderful Invention Of Furnaces: A Walk Back Through Time

There are many things that we take for granted in today’s modern world. We don’t usually take the time to think about years ago when common things like heating and cooling systems weren’t readily available. It’s thanks to the ingeniousness of inventors, (probably some really cold ones) hundreds of years ago that created the wonderful furnace that we couldn’t live comfortably without. Here is a walk back through time to pay tribute to the wonderful invention of furnaces. The Furnace Concept is Thousands Of Years Old Believe it or not, humans began using fire to cook food all the way
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3 Heating Hacks

The easy way to stay warm in Winter is to just keep your furnace blasting all day long. If you’d rather give it a break now and then and save on utility bills, here are three heating hacks to stay nice and cozy without spending a bunch of extra money: Shower With the Door Open Two of the big concerns with Colorado Winters: the cold and the dry climate. By showering with the bathroom door open, you can release all that precious steam into the rest of the house instead of keeping it stored up in the bathroom. As long
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Should I Turn My Furnace Off When on Vacation?

You might be tempted to turn your furnace off for safety reasons while you’re away on vacation. The thought that your furnace might set your house on fire means you won’t have peace of mind while you’re trying enjoy some time away. Simply put, it’s a bad idea to turn off your furnace, especially if you’re taking a vacation during the winter. Colorado winter weather is especially hard on homes and you don’t want to risk damaging your home. You can take solace in the fact that furnaces come with safety switches that protect your home in the event there’s
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How Can You Find the Best Furnace For Your Home?

Because each home is different, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question “what’s the best furnace?” Whether you opt for a geothermal heat pump or traditional oil-burning furnace, you’ll want to consider factors like your home’s size, your typical heating needs, and your budget. Learn more about how some of the most common heating systems stack up for Denver metro homeowners. Oil Furnace These furnaces use heating oil to generate heat; a series of fans then circulates this heated air through your home’s HVAC ducts. Oil furnaces are most commonly powered through an oil tank located in a home’s backyard.
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Smart Thermostats vs Programmable Thermostats

If you’re trying to improve the energy efficiency of your home, consider upgrading your thermostat. Though your HVAC system is what cools and heats your home, your thermostat is what controls when it actually turns on. Both programmable thermostats and smart thermostats are available to control this, but smart thermostats are generally more effective. What is a Programmable Thermostat? Most homes come with some form of programmable thermostat. This is a thermostat that has a simple computer device in it that controls when the HVAC system turns on. A programmable thermostat may be set to keep the temperature at exactly
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How Candles Affect Indoor Air Quality

Candles make a room smell great, and many people use them to provide a calmer, more relaxing environment. For thousands of years, people have used candles for light, heat, and to send signals. In emergencies, candles are necessary even in the modern age. Even in the days of electric light, candles are so popular that they are one of the most common gifts. Unfortunately, candles can have a negative effect on the air inside any building where they’re being used. How Do Candles Affect Indoor Air Quality Negatively? When a substance burns, it produces soot and releases smoke into the
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Benefits of Routine AC Maintenance

Think of your air conditioner as you would your car. You rely on your vehicle for transportation, and in order to keep it running better for longer, you make sure it gets oil changes, tire rotations, tune-ups, and other manufacturer-recommended maintenance when it reaches certain milestones. Failure to do so, and it would likely run poorly, cost more to repair and need to be replaced sooner. Importance of AC Maintenance You also rely on your air conditioner for something important – comfort. And like your vehicle, a lack of proper maintenance on your AC unit is the No. 1 reason
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