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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3 Energy Efficiency Air Conditioning Tips

HVAC energy efficiency begins with the mindset of utilizing less and getting more out of what you have. Since most homes and businesses have HVAC systems that represent a crucial portion of their typical energy costs (approximately 50-60%), energy efficiency is a factor that cannot be ignored at all costs. Today, we will share the top 3 ways to enhance your air conditioner’s energy efficiency. 1. Retrofitting Are you relocating to a new home or you are just fed up with fixing your old unit? Do you want to buy time before investing in another new system or you want
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What Does it Mean to be EPA Certified?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a division of the United States government, sets the standards for all HVAC systems. Systems that fail to meet EPA standards carry heavy penalties from the government, making EPA certification essential for HVAC installation. If you have an HVAC system, you’ll want to work with licensed professionals for installation, maintenance, and repair services to avoid issues. While some states specifically list EPA Certification as part of the state licensure for HVAC professionals, Colorado does not require state licensing for this industry. However, EPA Certification per Section 608 is a federal legal requirement for anyone handling
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Can Air Conditioning Trigger Asthma?

We depend on our HVAC units to provide air conditioning to our homes and businesses when the weather is warm. In addition, air conditioning is also responsible for preventing excess humidity from allowing mold and mildew to freely thrive indoors. But, are they the cause of health issues such as triggering asthma problems? What Is Inside Of Your Home? The air conditioner itself isn’t the trigger to asthma problems, but rather the pollutants and organisms that are already present in the air are the culprits. The air conditioning system pulls air into the compressor from the inside of the home
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