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Winter Plumbing Problems

The colder winter temperatures not only have a way of chilling your bones. They also have a way of freezing the pipes in your home, causing major plumbing issues. We have some pretty cold winters in Colorado. An unexpected freeze can lead to ice bulding up in your pipes, which …

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Maximize Furnace Efficiency with 4 Easy Tips

To make sure your home is toasty through the winter season, here are our best tips for maximizing your furnace’s efficiency. Make Sure Your Furnace is Venting Correctly: First and foremost, make sure your furnace is venting correctly. A furnace that is not venting correctly will likely give you and …

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How’s Your Air Filter Knowledge? There’s More to Know Than Just When to Change It

Springtime has taken hold in Glenwood Springs, and it’s time to think about air conditioner maintenance. One of your most important summertime maintenance tasks is making sure your air filter is clean. You probably know that you should check the air filter in your HVAC system monthly and replace it when it’s …

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Common A/C Problems and the Best Practices for Solving Them

Colorado is gorgeous year-round, especially in the summer. But as much as Colorado residents love to be outside when it’s sunny and warm, having to spend at least some time indoors is a given. And that means you need your air conditioning on the warmest days. Unfortunately, an air conditioner …

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A Comprehensive Ventilation System: What the Well-Sealed Home Needs

The goal of new-home builders today is to create virtually airtight houses. This prevents the energy waste that occurs because of air leaks in your home’s outer envelope. However, well-sealed homes often require a comprehensive ventilation system. Here’s a look at the three issues of well-sealed homes that proper ventilation counteracts.

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Neglect Your A/C Maintenance This Spring, and You May Regret It This Summer

Spring is the ideal time to get your air conditioner ready for the summer ahead. Preventive A/C maintenance will not only extend the life of your system, but also ensure its efficiency, which translates to reduced energy bills and a lower carbon footprint, and will help prevent expensive and inconvenient mid-summer breakdowns. …

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Your Air Conditioner: Can You Squeeze Out 1 More Summer, or Is It Time for a Replacement?

Think back to last summer: Did your air conditioner work like you expected? Did it give you more problems than you would like? It may be tempting to try to get one more summer’s worth of performance out of your ailing cooling system, but the disadvantages may be more trouble …

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A Basic Homeowner’s Guide to Water Heater Maintenance

Nothing’s quite as frustrating as running out of hot water in the middle of a shampoo. Storage tank water heaters are largely ignored until something goes wrong, and by then the problem can be expensive to repair, or the system may be too far gone to salvage.

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Ductwork Design: Don’t Neglect It When You’re Planning a Renovation

If you’re starting a home renovation project this year, be sure to include an effective ductwork design in your plans. Even though they are largely out of sight and out of mind, your ducts play a critical role in the efficiency and effectiveness of your forced air heating and cooling systems. Badly …

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7 Common Boiler Problems and What Can Be Done About Them

If you experience boiler problems in your Western Colorado home, you’ll want to deal with them as soon as possible. Problem is, many homeowners aren’t exactly sure what to be looking for. Let’s take a look at seven common boiler issues that might occur and how you can deal with them:

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