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Denver HVAC Tips

Money Saving Heating and Air Conditioning Tips Thermostat:  Programming your thermostat can help you save money year-round.  For example, program your thermostat to 65 degrees during the day in the winter and then have it kick in during the evening hours to 72 degrees and then back down when you go to sleep. Seals:  An unproperly sealed window can let out valuable warm air in the winter and let in the hot air in the summer.  Make sure all the seals around your windows, doors and outlets are secure.  A good quality caulk can easily fix any leaks. Check Your Filter:  Be sure you have a clean filter in your furnace or fan.  A dirty filter will force your unit to work extra hard, costing you extra money. Remove Debris:  Make sure the area around your unit outside is clear of any debris.  Clean the Humidifier:  It is a good idea to clean your humidifier at the start of every winter.  Your owner’s manual should have instructions on how to do so.

Furnace If you don’t like the weather in Denver, wait a few hours and it will change.  Before you know it, you are going to need your furnace.  A furnace is very much like a car.  Change the oil and you can drive it for many years.  Ignore the oil and the transmission drops out when you are late for the biggest appointment of your life.  The concept is very similar with your furnace.  Once a year, get a furnace tune up.  Make sure you change your furnace filter once per month.  Take care of your furnace and it will take care of you.  Want to take care of this today?  Call one of our pre-screened Heating and Air Conditioning  repair and maintenance companies today and they’ll be happy to help you.  Call early and they may have  a special for you!


Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Tip provided by Horizon Mechanical

Question: How often should a Carbon Monoxide Detector be replaced?

Answer: Every 5 Years. 

Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is very toxic and deadly.  Gas fired appliances such as a furnace, hot water heater, fireplace, or a stove can emit carbon monoxide. This is dangerous in the home and can be a silent killer. A carbon monoxide detector will detect the gas in the air and alert you when the gas is present. Carbon monoxide detectors last about five years, however, batteries need to be changed every year.