It’s bad to use an extension cord with a space heater
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It’s bad to use an extension cord with a space heater

HVAC is an acronym for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Aside from fixing things, HVAC contractors also provide other services related to the air quality and airflow in a home. If you have a question about the air in your house, you can contact an experienced HVAC contractor like Fox Heating and Cooling.

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What does HVAC stand for?
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What does HVAC stand for?

HVAC is an acronym for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Aside from fixing things, HVAC contractors also provide other services related to the air quality and airflow in a home. If you have a question about the air in your house, you can contact an experienced HVAC contractor like Fox Heating and Cooling.

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Wheat Ridge Furnace Tune-Up
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Wheat Ridge Furnace Tune-Up

Wheat Ridge’s latest weather has been teasing cooler temperatures all week and last. The swings of hot days and cold nights can put a lot of stress on a Wheat Ridge Home HVAC system. Especially so, if your home has a furnace that has been off for an extended period of time. Suddenly requiring a dormant appliance to repeatedly turn on and off without a proper warm-up can be risky. If your home in Wheat Ridge has not had its annual furnace tune-up scheduled, now is the time to do so. Furnace tune-ups are more than replacing air filters and flipping some switches. It is a necessary service that guarantees the functionality of your unit and the integrity of your home’s HVAC system as a whole. Read a little more about this essential service.

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Denver Furnace Tune-Up
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Denver Furnace Tune-Up

Regularly scheduled tune-ups for your HVAC system can reduce the chances of system failures or expensive breakdowns by up to 95%. Finding and resolving smaller issues with the HVAC system quickly will help ensure that the system does not degrade faster. In fact, forgetting to schedule your yearly furnace tune-up can cut the life expectancy of your furnace in half!

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Starting Your Furnace After Summer
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Starting Your Furnace After Summer

The temperature is swinging here in Colorado as warm days quickly turn brisk cold nights. It's no surprise here, as Colorado is higher in altitude, which translates to wilder temperature fluctuations. Your Denver home might be having some troubles now with the cooler weather as the daytime warmth doesn't seem to carry on very long into the night. Thus, prompts you to start your furnace after Summer finally. But before you reach for the thermostat and flip the switch, Fox heating and cooling would like to make sure you are aware of some tips about starting your furnace after summer.

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Do I need HVAC Maintenance in the Fall?
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Do I need HVAC Maintenance in the Fall?

Fall is officially here. September 22 is the day Autumn starts here in Denver, Colorado and the weather couldn’t agree more. Temperatures are dropping along with precipitation signaling that Summertime has come and gone this year. While the cooler temps are a welcome addition to the blazing heat we received, now is the time to inspect your home’s HVAC and schedule much-needed HVAC maintenance. You may have had your air conditioning unit taken care of sometime in the last couple of months but that does not mean the rest of your HVAC system is up to date. HVAC maintenance includes inspecting your heating equipment as well, ensuring it will run efficiently when frost becomes a bit too uncomfortable. Investing time and money in seasonal HVAC maintenance will help in the long run so that you may avoid costly HVAC repairs and replacements later on.

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Should I turn off my air conditioner when I’m not home?
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Should I turn off my air conditioner when I’m not home?

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?

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Do I need a permit for installing an ac?
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Do I need a permit for installing an ac?

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!

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Upgrading Your Air Conditioner Thermostat
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Upgrading Your Air Conditioner Thermostat

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.

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Back To School HVAC Service Checklist
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Back To School HVAC Service Checklist

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).

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