How To Light The Pilot Light on Your Hot Water Heater

February 11, 2020

All water heaters have a pilot light that remains lit and standing at the ready to ignite a larger burner that will ultimately heat the water in your tank. The pilot light must remain lit, otherwise, you’re not going to have any warm water. Properly functioning water heaters don’t generally have a problem with keeping a pilot light lit; however, there are some cases in which the pilot light can go out. Whether it is attributed to a faulty thermocouple or poor insulation that’s allowed a gusty draft to extinguish your flame, it’s important that you re-light it immediately. Lighting...

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Why You Should Invest in a Smart Thermostat

January 3, 2020

An old-time thermostat might do its job, but the efficiency is not likely anywhere near close to what a smart thermostat can do. Installing a smart thermostat might be a wise investment since these modern thermostats do a lot more than raise or lower temperatures. Once you review the many benefits, you may rush to have one installed. Here are some reasons why: Access Programmable Features The main benefit of these thermostats is they are programmable. That is, you can set them to raise and lower the temperatures at a specific time. Set the temperatures in advance, as well. By...

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How To Keep Warm When Your Furnace Breaks

December 17, 2019

The winter months can be bitterly cold, and your home may not be much of a refuge from the wind and snow if the furnace isn’t working. The good news is that there are many ways that you can stay warm until someone can come to your house and get your furnace running properly again. Start a Fire If your home has a fireplace, you can generate warmth by starting a fire. However, be sure that your chimney is in good condition and free of creosote before you do so. If your house doesn’t have a fireplace, it may be...

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5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

November 6, 2019

When you live in Cheyenne, WY, a reliable furnace is a must. Even in the dead of summer, temperatures can drop to frigid levels during the overnight hours. Timely repairs and regularly scheduled maintenance is a must to keep a furnace not only in operation but operating efficiently. These inspections of your furnace also give certified HVAC technicians, like those on staff at , a chance to gauge how much life your furnace has left in it. The life of a furnace can vary. The typical furnace lasts from 15 to 30 years, while some can last even longer than...

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3 Common Furnace Problems

October 7, 2019

Furnace issues can cause you a lot of frustration. When you notice that there is a problem with your system, you need to call in a professional. Here is a brief look at the causes behind three common furnace issues. 1. Some Rooms Have Different Temperatures Are you noticing that some rooms are colder or warmer than others? There are usually a few reasons for this type of temperature problem. In most cases, it can be tied to an airflow issue. You will want to check all the vents and ducts in your home for any obstructions. Double-check that you...

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5 Helpful Indoor Air Quality Tips

September 3, 2019

It can be easy to forget about the air quality in your home. However, it’s necessary to ensure your family can breathe easy and avoid allergens each season. Unfortunately, pollutants and allergens are often present, and these can circulate in each room. Here are a few ways to improve your indoor air quality in Cheyenne, WY. 1. Clean Each Week Make it a point to clean the interior setting each week by dusting and wiping down the countertops, which will prevent dirt and grime from circulating. Vacuuming the floors will also pick up particles to avoid breathing them in each...

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Thermostat Reading the Wrong Temperature?

August 13, 2019

When it’s summertime, and the outside temperatures are soaring in Cheyenne, WY, you look forward to cooling off with the air conditioning inside your home. Sometimes, though, your home is sweltering even though your thermostat is registering a low temperature. Is your air conditioning system broken or is your thermostat reading the wrong temperature? What Makes Thermostats Malfunction? Your thermostat is the device that measures the temperature inside your home and then relays those temperature readings to other pieces of equipment in your cooling and heating systems. Mechanical thermostats contain a bimetallic strip that expands and contracts as the temperature...

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Signs of a Failing Water Heater

July 16, 2019

A well-maintained water heater can last a long time. But like everything else, there comes the day when it needs to be replaced. How will you be able to tell when this happens? Even more importantly, how can you tell the water heater needs to be replaced before it dies completely and leaves you with no hot water? Here are some telltale signs: 1. A Spike in Utility Bills You may notice that both your water bill and energy bill spike for what seems like no reason. This is a sign that the heater has sprung a leak. Leaks are...

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Detect Home Air Leaks with These 3 Easy Steps

June 23, 2019

An airtight home is one that benefits from comfort, energy efficiency, and lower heating and cooling bills. However, air leaks are common and will force your heating and cooling systems to work harder, straining the systems and increasing your energy bills. Luckily, finding air leaks in your house in Cheyenne is simple. Take a look at these three easy methods for detecting air leaks. 1. Find Leaks with Your Hand The “hand method” is by far the simplest and most straightforward method on the list. All you need to do is run your hand near areas susceptible to air leaks,...

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The HVAC Repair Process

May 21, 2019

When you need HVAC repair, it can be a frustrating process, but there is no need to stress out about a service call when you use a professional. A professional technician will inspect your system and find the cause of the problem. Here are a few things to expect when you schedule an HVAC service repair. The Start of the Visit When the technician arrives at your home, they’ll be ready to inspect your HVAC system. The first place the technician will check out is the thermostat area. Many problems with an HVAC unit can be traced to the thermostat....

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