The final months of warmer weather are creeping along here and the front range is starting to see some relief. With lower temperatures, homeowners might be considering changing their cooling habits and needs. This can both be beneficial for the longevity of the home’s HVAC system and the consequential energy bill. Every household is different in how they approach their cooling needs whether that be running the air conditioning unit non-stop to having scheduled off-and-on times. But what is the most efficient way to run your ac? Should I turn off my air conditioner when I’m not home? Or Should I run the air conditioner all summer long without stopping?
Perhaps you are a DIY enthusiast or just a homeowner looking to do their next capital improvement project. If your home doesn’t already have an air conditioner for the brutal Colorado Summer heat, then it is almost certainly on the top of your list. Installing an ac is a large investment that provides ROI and immediate comfort to your home. But can you install an ac by yourself? How about a window ac or mini split? More importantly, are you even allowed to install ac, and do you need a permit? Let’s take a quick look at Denver and Arvada Guidelines, as well as, consult professional HVAC contractors like Fox Heating and Cooling for the answer!
Air conditioning systems are meant to last for a long time. With proper usage and maintenance, homeowners can expect their air conditioning system to last well beyond 15 years! In fact, some air conditioning units can last anywhere from 20 - 25 years. The longevity of this appliance is great because these systems are a sizable investment for any home. But with such a long lifespan, some technology and improvements for the unit are going to be needed. For example, your air conditioner thermostat.
Summer vacation is wrapping up and for many Denver families, it already has. But the hot days and Summer heat are far from over. Which begs the question, how should you check in on your HVAC service now that the kids are out of the house For most families, children won’t be around the house now that school is back in session, which means the daily schedules and routines are going to affect your home’s HVAC service needs. Your HVAC service will be working differently as a result, and this is a great time to put together a checklist to make sure everything is taken care of (just like one of those school supplies checklists).