Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

The Importance of Professional Duct Installation

Monday, June 6th, 2016

If your heating or cooling system begins to perform poorly, your natural assumption may be that the system itself needs repair, or even replacement. However, the reason your systems are running so inefficiently could actually be due to the air ducts.

Poor duct sealing is actually a fairly common issue in the HVAC industry. This is due partly because individuals who lack HVAC experience install their own air ducts during home construction, or hire an unlicensed professional to do so. Air pressure in the ducts over time can also cause ductwork to develop cracks and holes, but professional duct installation will reduce this risk.

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How a New Thermostat Can Help You Save

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

When you want a way to save money on your monthly heating bills, a new thermostat might be one of the easiest ways to do it. Getting a new thermostat from a trained technician gives you a whole lot of options, some of which have helped homeowners to save hundreds of dollars a year on heating and cooling costs. Take a look at how new digital, programmable thermostats help homeowners to save, or how you can save with a smart thermostat with even more features.

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Valentine’s Day: Pagan Revelry, Clandestine Marriage, and 14th Century Poetry

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day? Perhaps rushing off to the stationary store after work to choose the perfect card with which to express your feelings towards a loved one? Dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant? Roses, dark chocolates, and other gifts and confections? Whatever Valentine’s Day may look like to you, chances are that it is a far cry from the history surrounding this holiday – or at least we hope so. Here are a few interesting facts about this most romantic of holidays, from your friends here at APC Plumbing & Heating.

The fact of the matter is that there is no definitive history as to how Valentine’s Day came to be. There are a few different saints with variations of the name Valentine, for example. One of the most prevalent legends, and one certainly in keeping with the romantic nature of the holiday as we know it today, pertains to a priest serving during the 3rd century in Rome. Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II, who believed that young men made for better soldiers if unfettered by marriage, it was illegal for young men to marry. A true believer in love, Valentine would marry young couples in secret. Until, at least, he was found out, and met a very unpleasant end for his crimes.

Like many of our modern holidays, Valentine’s Day can also be traced back to pagan ritual. Lupercalia, as the pagan festival is known, was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, a god of agriculture. As is often the case with Roman celebrations, the details of this celebration are unfit to detail here. Suffice to say that, while there is certainly a touch of the amorous in the proceedings, the festival was a far cry from what we associate with Valentine’s Day today.

How, then, did our modern version of Valentine’s Day come to be? The answer may lie in, of all places, 14th century poetry; particularly, in the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer. Famed for his Canterbury Tales, Chaucer may well be the very first writer to associate Valentine’s Day with romantic love, in the manner of which we are familiar with it today. His The Parliament of Fowls details the dream-vision of a narrator consumed with the idea of romantic love and the natural order of finding a mate. Valentine’s Day is mentioned by name a number of times, as the narrator witnesses a parliament of eagles vying for the hand – or, perhaps more aptly, the wing – of a mate.

Whatever you may think of the holiday’s sordid and convoluted history, we here at APC Plumbing & Heating hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with the special someone in your life.

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How Does Maintenance Help Prevent Repairs?

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Your air conditioner plays an important part in helping you relax after a long day. So if you’re ever without air conditioning because your system needs repair, it may not only affect your budget but also your comfort.

One way to prevent the need for future repairs is by scheduling AC maintenance today. Air conditioning maintenance is a service that can help improve the efficiency of a system, extend its lifespan, and prevent the need for repairs. To prevent the need for AC repair, you should schedule maintenance at least once a year. During maintenance, a technician visits your home to inspect the entire system, make any adjustments necessary, and clean dirty components. In this guide, we’ll take a look at how each of these steps helps prevent repairs.

Cleaning

The evaporator and condenser coil are two parts that are commonly cleaned with air conditioning maintenance. These two coils help with the heat exchange process that provides cool air to your home. Inside, the evaporator coil allows refrigerant to absorb heat from the air in your home. Outside, the condenser coil helps heat to dissipate into the air. If either coil is blocked by dirt or debris, it may not be able to complete this process. The air conditioner may run for longer, causing wear and tear to your system that may lead to damages.

Adjusting

A technician may be unable to perform major repairs at the time of a maintenance visit. However, some parts may need a slight adjustment or minor repair that can be taken care of during maintenance. For example, the outdoor coil has metal fins that help heat to dissipate. These occasionally become bent and must be straightened out for optimum performance. Alternatively, the motor may need lubrication to prevent the need for replacement.

Inspection

The technician will also inspect your entire system and check for any components that may need repair. It’s better to schedule AC repair now to prevent a broken part from damaging other components.

APC Plumbing & Heating can help prevent AC repairs when you schedule maintenance once or twice a year. If you need AC Repair service in Denver, call APC Plumbing & Heating today!

 

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Be sure to bookmark the APC Plumbing & Heating blog for updates on the latest advances in plumbing or HVAC technology.

We’ll feature money saving promotions here as well.

Call APC Plumbing & Heating for all your plumbing, drain & sewer, water heater, heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality, and commercial service needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

iMarket Solutions has launched APC Plumbing & Heating a new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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