Tips & Resources


Learn about furnace repair, air conditioner maintenance, repairing a hot water heater, installing a whole house humidifier, and much more. Our blog is informative, helpful, and sure to provide you with many practical tips.

AFUE: How Furnace Efficiency is Measured

Many factors go into choosing the heating system that is best for your home. One important factor to understand is the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating. Because home heating accounts for nearly half of a home’s energy use, knowing how to use this information when purchasing new heating equipment can help you make the best choice, save money and improve your comfort.

An Overview of How Heating Systems Work

Space heating is the largest energy expense in your home. Understanding how your home heating works can help you get the most benefit from your system in terms of comfort, efficiency and energy cost savings. Here is an overview of the different available systems.

With a little preparation and research, you can be sure to maximize your investment and choose the system that is best for your home and family, while avoiding the common mistakes homeowners make when replacing their heating and AC systems.

A tankless water heater does not store hot water, but rather heats the water on demand. Although the upfront cost can be much more than for a regular water heater, when sized and installed properly, a tankless water heater can be an economical solution for providing hot water to your home. 

Sometimes taking care of your home means knowing what not to do. This applies to your central air conditioning system. To protect your home and your investment in your HVAC avoid these common mistakes.

Colorado is known for its dry climate, which has benefits but can take a toll on your skin and sinuses. The ideal humidity level is about 40% for optimal comfort and health. One of the best ways to maintain that level in your home is with an energy efficient whole house humidifier.

Funny or unpleasant smells emanating from your air conditioner can negate the comfort you normally experience when you enter your home on a hot day. Odors can also be a sign of a more serious problem. There are several potential causes of odors from your air conditioner.

Because children are still developing, good indoor air quality at home is even more important for them than for adults. A child’s lungs and immune system are more susceptible to the negative effects of allergens and pollutants. Some toxins can even compromise brain development.

The first "air conditioner" was created by naval engineers for President James Garfield in 1881 when he was dying. It consumed half a million pounds of ice in two months. 

Smart HVAC leverages environmental sensor technology to improve performance and efficiency. Many homes already use programmable thermostats, but with today’s ever-evolving technology, these devices are only the beginning.