Energy Researchers Reveal “Optimal” Home Temperatures for Efficiency and Comfort

Here in Colorado, we get the “best” of both worlds—hot summers and cold winters! When our homes heat up or get too chilly, what’s the first thing most people do? That’s right: reach for the thermostat and turn it up or down. While we always expect that our energy bills will go up during weather extremes, what most homeowners don’t …

Do This, Not That: Air Conditioning Cost Saving Myths vs. Reality

Do This, Not That: Air Conditioning Cost Saving Myths vs. Reality With summer more or less in full swing now here in Northern Colorado, we’ve been hearing more and more commonly-repeated air conditioning tips intended to save home and business owners money—but do they really work? Some do, some don’t, and some sound like a reasonable idea… until you examine …

7 Spring Maintenance Tips to Improve HVAC Performance

Springtime is finally here! There’s no better time than now to make sure your HVAC system—and particularly your air conditioning unit—is ready to handle the rigors of another hot summer. While it doesn’t tend to get too blazing hot here in Windsor, Colorado and the surrounding areas, we’re certainly no stranger to the occasional scorcher. In today’s post on the …

Gas Furnaces vs. Electric Furnaces: Why Gas Wins Every Time

Energy efficiency is a big topic these days. As you’d suspect, we’ve discussed it plenty here on the Best Buy Heating and Air blog, like our guide to energy efficient air conditioning for the Northern Colorado area, or our frequent posts about DIY maintenance tips for your HVAC system, many of which are concerning ways to increase your energy efficiency. …

Greeley, Colorado Energy Efficiency Rebates Through Atmos Energy Explained

Did you know that in Greeley, Colorado, a number of energy efficiency rebates are offered through Atmos Energy? In today’s post, we’ll talk about some of those rebates you may be eligible for, talk about the importance of the programmable thermostats that we offer here at Best Buy Heating & Air (which in many cases are covered by those rebates), …

Home Additions & Remodels: Extending Existing HVAC Ducts vs. Installing a Separate System

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Are you a homeowner in Northern Colorado considering doing a home remodel or addition? If so, congratulations! Remodels and additions are great ways to breathe new life into your living space. However, we have a bit of advice about something important that many homeowners don’t initially consider: your HVAC system and the demands that a home addition can place on …

Why Geothermal HVAC Systems Hardly Need Any Maintenance for Up to 55 Years

Geothermal HVAC systems are a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution to your heating and cooling needs—it’s a common misconception that geothermal HVAC is only for heating. These systems actually provide both heating and cooling year-round. These systems can also heat water in addition to providing reliable temperature control. The misconception probably comes from the name. We hear “geothermal” and …

What is an Air Conditioning Condenser, and How Do I Maintain it?

The condenser of your air conditioning system is the large bulky unit that stays outside. It contains a number of important parts, such as a compressor, a fan, tubing, and cooling fins. If any of these parts are damaged, blocked by debris, or are otherwise malfunctioning, your air conditioning might stop working—and worse, a broken or malfunctioning part could lead …

Can a Power Outage Damage My HVAC System?

While it’s unlikely, yes, it is possible that a power outage—or a power surge, which is different—can damage your HVAC system. In today’s post on the Best Buy Heating and Air blog, we’ll be discussing the differences between a power outage and a power surge, why the latter usually has more potential to damage your system, and what you can …