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Posted in HVAC Contractors Denver on January 30, 2018
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You're a homeowner and determined your home's air conditioning needs fixing or needs to be replaced with a newer, more efficient system. You're all set to get moving. What's the optimal way to get a high quality HVAC contractor who will do a good job for a fair price? What could you look for in an air conditioning contractor to obtain this work? DTC 

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When homeowners choose to repair an air conditioning system or replace the unit with a newer one, they're often plagued by worries that their family will swelter while the job is completed.  These concerns are perfectly normal and common among many homeowners looking for HVAC fixes or air conditioner repair specialists.

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AC Furnace Repair When you have allergies, you feel miserable throughout the day. It is one of the worst feelings in the world, and you dread the upcoming "allergy season". What's worse is that while you may have allergies to the irritants outside (i.e. pollen), you're typically only outside for a short period of time throughout your day. Instead, like most people, you spend all your time indoors. Well, did you know that the quality of the air indoors is usually at least 5 times more detrimental to your health as the quality of the air outdoors? That means you're literally basking your allergies in more polluted air than if you were to go outside. Doesn't seem right, does it?Why is your indoor quality so bad? Often it has to do with your HVAC system. There are many different facets of your HVAC system, and each can contribute to indoor air pollution in their own way. This, of course, will exacerbate your allergy symptoms. An HVAC expert would be able to come into your home and troubleshoot why you are experiencing allergy symptoms within your home, but you should also know what can be causing them so you can prevent an irritation in the future. AIR FILTERSAir filters are designed to filter out the elements you don't want to "get in" to your living environment. Those elements can be dander, pollen, dust, dirt, mites, etc. If your filters become dirty and/or non-functional, those elements can sneak in, and build up large amounts. That air that sneaks in with the nasty elements is then circulated throughout your house via your HVAC system, and now you have a pervasive problem for your allergies. It is important to switch out your filters, or clean them if they are reusable, frequently. The frequency with which you change out your filters will depend on the type of filter that you have and how quick the unwanted elements build-up on it. Cheap filters can also let a lot of the "nasty" elements into your living space because they do not have the technological design to do so. If you suffer from allergies, it is wise to upgrade from cheap filters to something like a HEPA filter which can trap up to 99% of unwanted elements. DUCT SYSTEMDirty, poorly designed, or incorrectly installed duct work can also let in pollutants that can aggravate your allergies. Leaky ductwork, in particular, can contribute to the production of mold, as well as let in dust and other particles.HVAC SYSTEMHVAC systems should be routinely cleaned at least once a year to ensure that the build-up of unwanted pollutants is not present within the system. During the inspection, it should also be verified that there are no inherent flaws within the system that is contributing to more build-up.

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Heating Repair Contractor A common complaint about heating and cooling systems is wide temperature differences between rooms and between stories in homes. Heating and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors often refer to correcting temperature differences between areas as balancing the system. An HVAC system that is properly sized and properly installed should require only minor adjustment to achieve a reasonable temperature balance. In practice, HVAC system sizing and installation errors are common and can make balancing difficult.There are several heating and cooling performance standards for HVAC systems. The International Residential Code (IRC) heating performance standard requires that the system maintain a temperature in the home of at least 68Ës F. The IRC has no performance standard for cooling. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) heating performance standard is 70Ës F. and the cooling standard is 78Ës F. or 15Ës F. below an outside air temperature of 95Ës F. The performance standard temperature is often measured near the center of the room and about five feet above the floor. States or cities may have different performance standards. The Arizona cooling performance standard is 78Ës F. or 30 degrees below the outside air temperature. These national and local standards usually apply to every room in the home. In cooling mode, for example, if the thermostat temperature is 78Ës F., the temperature in every room controlled by that thermostat should be at least 78Ës F. A one or two degree variance from the thermostat temperature is usually allowed.Balancing is affected by numerous factors that can change based on the time of day and the season of the year. Some factors that affect balancing include: room location (south and west facing rooms can be more difficult to cool), size, quality and location of windows and doors, room size and ceiling height, size and location of supply and return registers, thermostat location, and location of the air handler relative to the room (the air handler must push air further through ducts in unconditioned space).Because a balancing problem can have multiple causes, solving the problem can require multiple solutions. Here are some simple potential solutions for balancing problems. Confirm that all supply and return registers are open and unobstructed. Confirm that filters have been cleaned or changed per manufacturer's instructions. Confirm that ducts are sized and installed according to recommended standards. Confirm that insulation is installed properly and in the required amount. Install sun screens on south and west facing windows in high heat areas. Plant deciduous trees on the south and west sides (sun in winter, shade in summer). Improve air flow in rooms with doors by providing a return air path if none exists. If these simple solutions do not produce satisfactory results, other solutions may be required. These solutions may include changing the supply and/or return duct configuration and adding zones that are separately controlled by their own thermostats. Furnace Boiler Repair

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