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When it comes to residential HVAC services, our family owned and operated company has been an industry leader in Denver Metro area for more than 18 years, and we will keep innovating and investing resources in technology and capacitation to keep providing our loyal customers the service and quality that they deserve.

All of our HVAC technicians are trained and certified by some of the best training programs in the industry like NATE, EPA, NCI, and ACCA, which means that when you choose our HVAC system services, you are in the most capable hands.

When we are in the hiring process of our staff members, they need to pass background tests as well as drug testing. Once this process is done, they will also receive a rigorous customer service training to guarantee that you receive the quality service that you deserve at all times. Also, when it comes to quality, we are very serious about it. We will never use cheap equipment, tools or materials to lower costs. In a matter of fact, Total Comfort has been a member of Tom Martino Troubleshooter Network for many years and has received gold stars from the Better Business Bureau.  

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Choose Total Comfort for Your HVAC Needs in Colorado

When you need quality home Heating and Cooling services, we encourage you to contact us today and let our professional HVAC technicians come to your home and give you the best advice based on your budget and needs. Or, browse our website and learn more about our HVAC products and services. We are sure that with our experience, unparalleled customer service and our obsession with quality, your HVAC system is in the best hands.

 

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Tankless Water Heaters: Pros and Cons

If you’re in the market for a water heater, you’ve got quite a few decisions ahead of you. You’ll need to consider your budget and the particular needs of you and your family. There are two main types of water heaters you’ll find on the market: traditional and tankless. Tankless water heaters have many benefits but aren’t necessarily for everyone. Here’s what you need to know.

Energy

A traditional water heater is constantly at work to keep gallons of water heated and ready to use right away. Essentially, your unit is always running and eating up energy. A tankless system heat water as it passes through the system and will result in lower energy costs over the course of a year.

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Capacity

If you live alone or have a small home, a tankless water heater may be the most appropriate option. It takes up less space than a traditional heater, and most units are capable of heating water from only one source at a time. If two different showers were running simultaneously, for example, one would be without hot water. There are heaters of this style that can handle a larger capacity for a larger home, but they can be expensive.

Cost

For all of the benefits you get from having a tankless water heater, it’s typically a little more expensive than a traditional water heater. Even though you save money on overall energy costs, you may pay more up front. Also, if you want a heater that can process more than one faucet at a time, it will cost more.

Give us a call at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling when you need to have your water heater installed in your Aurora or Denver home. Also, our experienced technicians can handle and service and maintenance for your unit.

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Reasons to Use a Humidifier in Winter

Humidity is a major culprit for causing trouble in the summer, but a lack of humidity in the winter can come with its own problems. There are a lot of reasons why you should consider a humidifier in the winter that can benefit humans, pets, and even plants.

Skin

Any Colorado resident will tell you; winters are rough on the skin. Chapped lips, dry knuckles, and other symptoms start popping up, which can leave you feeling uncomfortable. Before you reach for the lotion, consider a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

Sinuses

When the air is too dry, your skin starts to dry out, and so does your respiratory system. Essentially, your nasal passages become dry and can’t protect as well against illnesses like colds and flu. Dry air makes you more susceptible to illness, and it can make it harder to fight off sickness once you contract it.

Plants

Research has shown that houseplants can help improve one’s mental state, as well as improve air quality. Not to mention, it offers a natural element of décor. Plants need sunlight and water to thrive, and part of how they get water is through the moisture in the air. Keep them happier and healthier with a humidifier.

Temperature

In the summer, too much humidity can make the temperature feel even hotter than it is. In the winter, let this principle work for you. More humidity raises the air temperature.

Protect the House

We’ve already mentioned how humidity is suitable for living things, but it’s also good for keeping a house stable. Wood, for example, can split and get damaged from a lack of moisture, and paint can potentially become brittle and crack. Essentially, everyone benefits from a home at a proper humidity.

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Contact the team at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling to get answers to all of your humidifier questions. We can help you find the right unit for your home and have your home feeling comfortable in no time.

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How Does a Furnace Work?

We all like being comfortable in our homes, and staying in a warm and cozy house in the winter is a feeling like no other. For those of you who are curious, or just like knowing how things work, we’ve got a quick guide to furnaces.

Fuel

Once upon a time, furnaces were fueled by coal or wood, but in the modern era, furnaces are fueled by either electricity, gas, or propane. Contemporary units are highly efficient and can convert most of the fuel into heat.

Forced Air

All furnaces operate on the same principle: forced air. Fuel produces heat, which then moves into the air. A fan pushes that warm air through a system of ducts, which then comes out as warm air through the vents in your home, thus heating the house. Air conditioners will typically use the same ductwork to push cool air, which is overall the most efficient layout for a house.

Gas and Propane Furnaces

Gas and propane furnaces are very similar. In a gas furnace, there is a pilot light (like on a stove) that ignites burners. The heat from the burners raises the air temperature to your thermostat setting; then fans push the air through the ducts.

Electric Furnaces

This type of furnace does not have a pilot light. Instead, the unit jump starts via electrical ignition. The actual heating element is a series of coils, and the warmer you want the air temperature, the more coils heat up. And like the other types of furnaces, the warm air is then distributed throughout the home.

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If you need to have your furnace inspected, or if you just need an annual check-up, give Total Comfort Heating & Cooling a call, and one of our technicians will come out to your home and take a look.

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Protect Your HVAC Unit From Snow and Ice

Denver residents know exactly what winter can bring—icy conditions, piles of snow, and of course, frigid temperatures. Your heater is working overtime to help keep you and your family warm, but snow and ice can potentially cause some problems to your system.

Heat Pump

If your HVAC system has a heat pump condenser, it needs proper ventilation to work efficiently. Just as you need to keep the unit free of leaves in the fall and tall grass in the summer, you need to clear the unit of snow and ice in the winter. It’s important to clear an area of about 18 inches around the unit and remove any snow or ice on top.

The unit has small fins, which is how it transfers heat, and you need to take special care not to damage these fins while you’re clearing away the snow. So no heavy hitting with your shovel.

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While we’re on the subject of protecting fins, icicles can also cause some serious damage. Make sure your gutters don’t have any damage that can cause icicles to form. If they do form over your outdoor unit, knock them away, so they don’t fall on the condenser.

Intake and Exhaust Pipes

If you notice that your furnace is constantly trying to start without turning on, the intake and exhaust pipe outside may be blocked. To find the pipe, look for a black or white pipe leading away from your furnace and see where it leads outside the house. If there is a pileup of snow, clear it away.

If you get snowed or iced in and you think your system needs assistance, out technicians at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling can take time for a home visit to help make sure your furnace is clear enough to keep working properly. Contact us today!