Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Denver’

Beware of this Dangerous Furnace Malfunction

Monday, December 10th, 2018

furnace-gas-burnersDon’t panic just yet. Furnaces are not inherently dangerous, and often you have nothing to fret about. However, it is important to be aware that systems combusting natural gas have the potential to create health hazards if improperly maintained and repaired. That being said, the best way to avoid a dangerous situation is to schedule regular maintenance.

The dangerous furnace malfunction we are referring to is a cracked heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is the part of a natural gas furnace where the heat from the combustion gas transfers to the air from the blower fan that moves into the ventilation system. To put it simply, the heat exchanger is the part that actually heats the air. Once the heating process is finished, the combustion byproducts in the heat exchanger are vented out of the system through a flue to release the gas harmlessly into the air.

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Prevent Furnace Problems This Winter with Maintenance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

technician-inspecting-furnaceIf you’ve ever had HVAC service done by our team before, then you’ve probably already heard our recommendation that you have maintenance done twice a year—once for your air conditioning system and once for your heater. We understand this can be an easy suggestion to dismiss—after all, why spend money that you don’t necessarily want to? Well, because not doing so could leave you spending a lot more in surprise emergency repairs, instead, in addition to other potential problems.

As HVAC specialists, we believe it’s a huge part of our duty to tell you why routine preventive maintenance is so important, particularly during this time of the year, when the temperatures are cooling and you’re preparing to turn on your heater for the first time. And especially if that heater is a gas-powered furnace. Keep reading to learn more about how HVAC maintenance can not only prevent furnace repair in Denver, CO, but also make your heating system safer and longer lasting overall.

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As the Season Ends, Don’t Neglect Your Cooling System

Monday, September 17th, 2018

writing-in-appointment-bookWith temperatures still soaring in recent weeks, it may be hard to imagine that the official end of summer is just a few short days away. Soon enough, the weather will cool and we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as we turn off our air conditioners for the season and direct our attention to heating our homes instead.

But wait, not so fast!

Do you have any AC repair needs? Perhaps you heard a clanging coming from your air conditioner, or a hissing noise accompanied by low cooling power. These signs and more indicated that something is wrong with your cooling system—and the need for Denver HVAC services should never be ignored, no matter how close to the end of the season we may be. So, what problems should you look out for?

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What You Should Know About Refrigerant

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

white-question-mark-on-a-blue-backgroundYou may have heard the term Freon before. This is actually a brand name given to a very important component within your air conditioner, and that’s chemical refrigerant. Without this refrigerant, your cooling system is nothing more than a large house fan. Fans can certainly help out a bit in hot weather, however if you really want to achieve comfort during the summer, then you need a highly effective and efficient air conditioner. And for that, you need refrigerant.

What many homeowners don’t understand is just how refrigerant works in their air conditioner. As such, a common question we get from homeowners is, “how often do I need to refill Freon?” The short answer to how often you should have to replace—what we call recharge—refrigerant is, “hopefully never!” We’ll explain below.

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Could Your Plumbing System Use a Few Upgrades?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

professional-plumber-doing-reparation-in-kitchen-homeSummertime is a great time to make adjustments and renovations to your home. The weather is nice and warm, and if you have kids, you don’t have to worry about coordinating school schedules with them. You can finally have Denver plumbing service professionals come over to do whatever work you may need. If you’re considering a home remodel of some kind, like perhaps a bathroom remodel or kitchen remodel, we encourage you to think about your plumbing system.

How old are your plumbing fixtures? Could they be hurting the efficiency in which you use your water? If your water bills are unreasonably high or you’d just like a way to save more on your utilities overall, there are a few plumbing upgrades you might want to consider, which we’ve highlighted below.

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Common AC Myths for You to Forget This Spring

Monday, March 19th, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundIf you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t understand the technical details of how your air conditioner works. That’s okay, we don’t expect you to—especially considering the complexity of modern AC systems and the years of training and education required to even become a licensed HVAC technician!

Unfortunately, though, there are some things you should know about your air conditioning in Denver, CO that many people do not. Due to this, you might be using your air conditioner inefficiently and even could be doing more harm than good to the system.

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Is Your AC Prepared for Spring?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

top view of an outdoor AC unitIt’s that time of year again. While we are still certainly experiencing cooler temperatures, spring is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before we begin to use our air conditioners. So what time of the year is it? Time to schedule your next Denver, CO AC maintenance appointment!

Getting this on your calendar every year (or every 6 months if you’re utilizing a year-round heat pump system) is the only fool-proof way to get your AC system ready for its heaviest months of use. Maintenance enables our technicians to thoroughly inspect and clean your cooling system, while making any needed adjustments, and checking for potential repair needs. Managing these repairs early on reduces your risk of running into much later cooling system emergencies later on—when you need the system the most.

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Heed These Signs of a Furnace in Disrepair

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

man looking cold standing in front of thermostatCold weather is here, in case you weren’t already very aware of the chillier temperatures. Sure, our snow levels have been down, but that will be changing very soon and when it does, you’ll be very grateful for an effective and efficient heating system. We hope that you scheduled routine maintenance before the heating season began, to ensure that your furnace is in good shape to get you through this winter.

If not, however, it’s never too late. Now is also the perfect time—whether you’ve had maintenance or not—to keep your eyes and ears out for potential Denver, CO furnace repair needs. True, it’s already winter, but spotting problems now allows you to schedule repairs quickly before we reach the dead of winter.

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Common HVAC Myths to Forget

Monday, December 25th, 2017

white question mark on blue backgroundThe internet: a place that gives you unlimited access to a plethora of information. While this is an amazingly useful advancement in technology, it can also create chaos at times. We’re talking about when false information is shared online, leading people astray.

Sure, you can type in any question about any appliance in your home and receive a barrage of helpful tips and tricks, but that doesn’t always mean those tips and tricks are helpful, or even safe for that manner! If a service technician is trying to convince you that the following myths are true, then they are—sorry to say—not reputable Denver, CO HVAC professionals.

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Who Do I Hire to Install Gas Piping?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

white question mark on a blue backgroundWhen you think of the services that professional plumbers provide, it’s likely that your gas piping doesn’t come to mind right away. Plumbers, after all, are people who work with pipes that carry water and sewage, and do installation and repair jobs for faucets, sinks, garbage disposals, and sewer lines, right? These are all of the plumbing parts of the freshwater and wastewater system of  your home, after all.

But actually, your Denver, CO gas lines are an important part of your home that our plumbers are also trained to handle–and therefore when you need gas line services, your plumber is the pro to call! We are a team of full-service plumbers and can handle any gas piping jobs that come our way, from installation and replacement to repairs and maintenance.

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