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How to Get Your Air Conditioning Unit Ready for Summer

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With the hot weather approaching quickly, the last thing you want is to find out that your air conditioner doesn’t work. If it’s something you can’t fix and you need AC repair Denver technicians to come out, be sure to get on their schedule as this is a busy time of year for their services.  Air conditioners are high-capacity appliances that can easily break down while sitting idly during the winter months, gathering dust, leaves, twigs and other debris, waiting for the next start, but with these easy maintenance operations you can make sure your unit will serve you well during the summer:Turn off the power to the unit before you do any inspection or cleaning – it is essential for your safety;Clean or replace filters – take out and clean permanent filters or replace disposable filters to make sure the flow of air through the unit is unobstructed. While you are at it, clean the filter casing and the filter grilles with some gentle detergent and water;Clean the condenser unit – the cond…

The Most Common Issues with Water Heaters

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Water heaters are high-capacity appliances that work silently, providing you and your family with the comfort that you are used to in an inconspicuous way. Most homeowners don’t pay too much attention to their water until the unit stops working or it no longer delivers the expected performance – here are the most common issues with water heaters that indicate a fault:Less hot water – a typical sign of aging that can be temporarily solved by turning up the thermostat a little, but that requires the attention of a repair technician as soon as possible;No hot water at all – if you have a gas-operated unit, the most likely cause for this issue is that the pilot light has gone out. If you re-light it, but you encounter the problem again, call a repair expert because you may have a faulty control valve;Unusual noises – the strange noises coming from the tank may be caused by sediments that have accumulated inside the tank and are affecting the operation of the heating element;Water that sme…

Things That Can Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

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The quality of the air inside your home affects not only your mood and your comfort, but your health as well – here are the most important factors that influence air quality:Chemicals used in the house – the substances that you use for cleaning, the air freshener, the chemicals used for neutralizing the smell of your pets all affect the quality of the air. If any of the chemicals that you use in the house cause nausea, headache or irritations to your eyes or to your throat, replace them with green, non-allergic products;Suspended dust particles and hair – the household dust and pet hair that floats in the air is known to be one of the most common causes of irritations and allergies;Humidity – air quality is influenced by the level of humidity as well. Air that is too dry can cause irritations to the throat, to the eyes as well as to the skin, while air that is too humid causes rot and mold, it favors the appearance of mites and can cause respiratory problems as well;Temperature – indo…

Uses for an Ice Machine in Your Business

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Most businesses that serve food need a way to produce ice, but other types of companies can also benefit from ice machines – here are some of the most important uses of these great, energy-efficient and economical appliances:Small cafes and bars that don’t need huge quantities of ice can use modular machines to supply their ice needs. The units come in sizes ranging from 22-48”;Countertop dispensers are compact units that are often used in offices or in health care facilities, even in pharmacies. Many of these small units come with a water dispenser function, so they can provide not only ice, but cool, tasty and clear water as well.Ice machines vary in terms of the size of the ice that is dispensed, too. The most common types of ice are cubes, nuggets and flakes – the first type is the largest and the most common, the second is smaller and easier to chew, therefore more frequently used in the healthcare industry, while the third type is the smallest, mostly used in bars for cocktails,…

What Is a Temperature Zoning System?

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Temperature zoning systems are systems that not only provide heating and cooling for building interiors, but are also able to create customized temperature in the different zones of the building to enhance indoor comfort. In a home where there are several people, there will be at least one person who is not happy with how hot or how cold rooms are – a problem that can be solved easily with the help of a technological solution that replaces one central thermostat with a unit that permits for different temperature settings throughout the house.  You can have a Denver heating and cooling contractor come out and do the revamping.Zoning systems allow for dividing the home into two or more temperature zones, thus eliminating the need to buy a separate furnace for each zone. This feature is beneficial not only if the people in the home have different temperature preferences, but also if the heat is not distributed evenly in the house. Multi-level homes, for example, are warmer on the higher …

All You Need to Know About Walk-In Coolers

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Walk-in coolers are enclosed storage units used for keeping the products deposited inside fresh that are so large that they can be walked into. If you are currently in the process of purchasing such a cooling unit, here are a few of the most important aspects to bear in mind when choosing your cooler:The desired temperature range – not all walk-in coolers provide the same temperature range, so make sure that the one that you buy offers the best temperature conditions for the products you want to keep inside.Usage – choose a walk in cooler that is easy to operate, with a door that is easy to use, with user-friendly temperature switches and with suitable illumination inside.Energy-efficiency – walk-in coolers are high-capacity units that work all the time to keep your products at the desired temperature, but the most modern coolers come with advanced features to reduce the unit’s energy needs and to make operation as energy-efficient as possible.Size – be very careful when you choose th…

Do My Air Ducts Need to Be Renovated?

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The air ducts are just like any other component in your home: they need maintenance and sometimes renovation. The air duct controls the amount of air that needs to be delivered to the room to ensure the air in the room is of the desired temperature – if the HVAC system fails to achieve the desired temperature conditions in the room, the problem can be caused not only by a malfunctioning HVAC unit, but also by ducts that are leaking, have not been installed properly or are not the right size. Renovating your air ducts professionally by a residential HVAC Denver area contractor can solve many issues related to improper operation of the HVAC system as well as issues of abnormal energy consumption, so here what the process will involve if you turn to professionals:Load calculations – the renovation technician will first of all inspect the system in your home and he will determine whether the HVAC system, including the air ducts, are properly sized for your home.Testing – the technician wi…