Heat Pumps: How Long Do They Last?

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Heat PumpsHeat pumps are a viable appliance in our region for both cooling and heating homes. Their average lifespan is around 15 years, and heat pumps may last longer depending on the initial installation process and the maintenance they receive. read more →

True Energy Efficiency Requires a Whole-House Approach — What That Means

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energy efficiency When it comes to HVAC systems, you can think of your home as a kind of organism. It has walls and insulation for its skin, uses ventilation to breathe, and the conditioned air circulates through ductwork the way blood circulates through the body, returning to the furnace and air conditioner (or heart) on each cycle. And just as your health is a combination of all the systems in your body working together, the health of your energy systems depends on all of the systems in your home working together efficiently. read more →

Is a Heat Pump Right for Your Casper Home’s Needs? The Pros and Cons

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heat pumpsHeat pumps are growing in popularity, and for good reason: dollar for dollar, they can produce three to four times the amount of heating that a traditional furnace can provide, and their efficiency extends to their cooling powers as well. And because a single unit takes on both the heating and cooling roles in your home, your overall HVAC installation can be simplified. But if that’s the case, why hasn’t the whole nation switched? The answer involves some heat pump pros and cons. read more →

Expert Load Calculations Will Lead You to the Right-Sized HVAC System

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load calculationsProper heating and load calculations are crucial to HVAC system design. Home comfort, construction costs, air quality and many other factors are directly affected by these calculations, so use these simple tips to make sure the HVAC experts you’ve employed are following proper calculation guidelines. read more →

3 Benefits of a Variable Speed Furnace Can Offer Northern Colorado Homeowners

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Variable Speed FurnaceAside from promoting good energy-saving habits in your family, an efficient furnace is an easy way to reduce your energy usage. A variable speed furnace uses a fan that has the ability to change speeds, allowing you to increase your energy savings even more. The fan speed is controlled automatically and will ramp up or down depending on your heating or cooling needs. read more →

Caulking Makes Sealing Air Leaks Easier — What You Need to Know

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Make sure your home is free of energy leaks by providing proper caulking where energy leaks happen. The Western United States is known for hot summers and cold winters. It’s critical that spots prone to air or even water leakage are adequately protected with caulk to prevent energy leaks that cost you money and can even damage your home. read more →

Tankless Water Heaters — An On-Demand Option That Reduces Energy Costs

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tankless water heatersIf it’s time to replace your home’s water heater, it might be worth considering a tankless water heater. Along with saving energy by reducing standby losses, tankless units provide instantaneous hot water, so there’s no more waiting for the shower to warm before stepping in. read more →

AFUE Ratings Give You Insight Into the Efficiency of Your Home Furnace

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afue ratingsAn energy-efficient furnace can provide healthier air, limit the release of harmful pollutants into the environment and significantly reduce energy costs. But how do you know if your furnace operates efficiently? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) uses a measurement called annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) and requires the measurement to be disclosed on all new furnaces. read more →

Attic Ventilation Makes for a Healthy Home Any Time of Year

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attic ventilation for a healthy home, Colorado and WyomingBelieve it or not, adequate attic ventilation can make a serious impact on home comfort. There are several aspects to consider when it comes to understanding how ventilation in the upper story of your home matters throughout the year. read more →

Water Heater Options: Know What’s Out There Before You Buy

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water heater options, Denver, ColoradoWhether you’re building a new home, remodeling an existing one or simply need to replace a water heater, it’s important to understand your water heater options, as well as the factors that will influence which model best suits your home’s water heating needs. read more →