Making Your Home Healthier

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With consumer awareness being the highest it has ever been these days, more and more people are being proactive about every little thing that goes into their body. From food to medicine, and now even air, there are no limitations on what you investigate and do to improve your health. Just like you can get a water filter for better tasting and healthier water, you can also get a whole home air filtration system for healthier and cleaner air to breathe in. These systems install right into your central air and heating units to provide filtered air to the entire home. Call the HVAC technicians at Green Tech Heating & Cooling at (720) 276-1403 to learn more about home air quality in Brighton, CO. Does Home Air Filter Quality Matter? Using Cleaning Products That Don’t Have VOCs Help To Remove Airborne Contaminants Home air quality is very important. You want to be able to breathe comfortably while at home, but if your sinuses are constantly irritated, then you cannot get the relaxation you need. Bad home air quality can result …

3 EPA Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

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Do you find yourself sneezing and coughing when you walk into your home? Are you suffering from allergies or chronic sinus or lung inflammation? It might be time to clean up the air in your home! The Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA) is an authority on air quality and how to improve it. Here are some of their recommendations for making your air easier to breathe: Source Control What’s polluting your indoor air? It could be anything from per dander and cigarette smoke, to more hazardous substances like asbestos or mold spores. The best thing to do is schedule an indoor air quality test to identify the problem and how to solve it. Ventilation The ventilation ducts in your home could be the culprit behind the wheezing and sneezing. They gather dust and other particles over time, so be sure to have your ducts inspected to see if they need cleaning or repair. Air Cleaners You can use anything from houseplants, to tabletop units, to High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to trap particles. The type of air cleaner you …

How A/C Efficiency Can Save You Money This Summer

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Making a few changes around the house is all you need to make your air conditioner run more efficiently. This will reduce the amount of energy being used and save you money on your utility bills. These steps can be used for any air conditioning system to help improve your air conditioning and air quality. Professional Servicing Hire an air conditioning technician to service your A/C unit annually. Having your cooling system professionally maintained ensures there are no leaks or damage causing your A/C to run slower. A technician can also clean the air ducts and replace the A/C filters. This will help the air conditioner operate more smoothly while improving the air quality in your home at the same time. Window Improvements Seal gaps or cracks around the windows using a weatherizing tape or caulk. This keep the cool air from seeping out of the house which causes the air conditioner to run longer. Using high efficiency windows can reduce your bills up to 50%. Consider adding UV coating or window films to prevent heat and UV rays from …

The Most Common Sources of a Water Leak

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A Ceiling Water Leak Can Appear Due to Your Roof or HVAC. By the time a water leak floods your basement or destroys your ceiling, you will need expensive restoration service, in addition to your leak repair. Early detection represents the only way to avoid catastrophic damage from a leak. Always remember to pay attention to the signs of a leak, which can include higher water bills, unexplained puddles or water stains, peeling paint, or a water meter that never stops running. Once you notice the indicators, however, you may feel uncertain about whether you need a plumber, roofer, or HVAC specialist. To know who to call, you’ll need to understand the most common sources of a water leak. Typical Sources of a Residential Water Leak In most homes, there exist many appliances and home components that can spring a leak. The next time you notice any leak indicators, you’ll want to try and associate the problem with one of these standard sources. Toilets: One of the most common sources of a leak, toilets can lose water from their tank …

Is It Time For Water Heater Replacement?

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Repair and Maintenance Can Help Keep Your Water Heater At Its Best. Your home needs hot water in order to complete its daily routines, such as cleaning, cooking, and more. However, your hot water heater can fail at any time. Many homeowners dread the day that their system will stop working properly and lead to expensive replacement. What can be done to prevent this? Having regular maintenance and repair can keep your system at its best and even extend its life. However, replacement may become inevitable for one reason or another. Keeping your eye out for very specific clues and signs can ensure you can plan ahead and get the service you need when you are ready. Signs You Need A New Water Heater It Has Been In Your Home For Many Years: Keeping note of the age of your water heater can make the difference in preventing a crisis. These systems can last eight to twelve years. The Water Heater Groans And Rumbles: If your system is moaning, groaning, and rumbling when it kicks on, it requires inspection. Usually, this …

How to Minimize Your A/C Bill With Green Roofing

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Green Roofs Can Effectively Optimize Your Air Conditioner’s Performance. Green roofing has been used for decades in European countries and is now making a huge impact in America as a uniquely beneficial way to be green. This roofing idea implements the use of plants and greenery on your rooftop which, in turn, provides cooler, less contaminated air for your home’s use. These rooftop gardens not only deliver unparalleled beauty but can also help save on energy bills and help your air conditioning system minimize its workload. Get the most from your air conditioning unit with an easy to install a rooftop garden. Creates an Insulated Barrier Green roofing naturally creates an insulated barrier that reflects UV rays in the Summer for less heat absorption as well as keeping in heat in the Winter to minimize the work of your heating system. With this natural form of insulation, your A/C and heating units use less energy and power, leading to a longer life and lower energy bills. Minimizes Urban Heat Island Effects In the city, buildings and homes battle more heat. …

What Air Duct Cleaning Can Do For You

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Reduce Allergens And Issues In Your Home HVAC System With Air Duct Cleaning. When homeowners complete home air conditioner maintenance, most think they are done once they change their air conditioning. This leaves your system not completely ready for use as it still has some areas that require service. One such need may be air duct cleaning, which ensures there are no obstructions or clogs in your ducting. Duct cleaning may sound like an unneeded service to many, however, it can benefit your home greatly.  Pros of Air Duct Cleaning Reduces The Growth of Mold – Mold can lie in dark, moist places, growing uninterrupted and leading to health issues and damage in your home. When you have air duct cleaning, not only can it remove existing mold but a wet vac can remove excess moisture in the system to reduce the return of this issue. Improves The Efficiency of Your System – When your air duct system collects particulates, these can build up, creating clogs and a restriction of airflow in your system. Air duct cleaning removes these from …

Easy Ways to Improve Home Efficiency

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Trying to save money on your home heating and cooling bills? While energy efficient air conditioners and heaters play a large role in your home’s efficiency, there are several other ways to cut costs. Here are a few tips on easy ways to improve home efficiency. Check Those Air Filters! Do you remember the last time you checked or changed your air filter? Keeping your air filters clean and functional is an easy and cheap way to make sure your home isn’t losing efficiency. The more dust clogging up your filter means the harder your central air system has to work. Not only can this reduce efficiency, but it can shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system. Keep the House Clean Do you know where all that dust in your air filters comes from? Many homeowners are surprised to learn how dirty their indoor air actually is! All kinds of dander, bacteria, dust mites, viruses, and other nasty pollutants get pumped through your home on a regular basis. While air purification technology can help reduce this, the easiest way is …

Furnace Replacement: When Is It Time?

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There is nothing worse in the winter time than your heating system going out on your and your family. When you first switch on your system, you may not notice any problems and a furnace may start normally. It is important however, to keep an eye or ear out for anything abnormal from your heating system. Furnaces have specific signs prior to failure, and noticing these may help you prevent your family from having to deal with extreme cold weather while you wait on your new heating system. Signs of Furnace Failure Any indicators that furnaces about to fail will usually be noticeable. It is always important to keep up with the age of furnaces in your home. The average lifespan for these heating systems is about 15 to 20 years. That being said, if repairs are becoming more and more necessary to keep furnaces working, there may be a need for replacement. Furnaces may start kicking on and off more often, heating rooms unevenly. When this happens, your energy bill will spike and continuously raise. If you notice any raises in …

Improve Your Indoor Air This Winter

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Along with beautiful snow and festive holidays, the winter season often brings dry skin, sickness, and other problems. To help prevent some of these common problems, you can use your home as your first line of defense. Here are some tips to improve your indoor air this winter! Use a Humidifier If you tend to suffer from cracked lips, dry skin, or inflamed sinuses during the winter months, try using a humidifier in your home. Adding some moisture to your indoor air can ease dryness and keep you healthier. It can also reduce your heating bill, and more humid air feels warmer than dry air. Check The Air Filters In the winter, most people tend to spend more time indoors. While cuddling on the couch with Fido and Netflix is great, you may be breathing in more allergens and pollutants than you realize! Keep your indoor air as clean and fresh as possible by checking air filters regularly. Don’t wait to change them until they are clogged with dust! Don’t forget about the furnace filter as well. To help reduce …