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Consider Upgrading Your Heater This Fall

October 15th, 2018

Technician servicing the gas boiler for hot water and heatingThe temperatures are cooling down here in Littleton, if you’ve turned on your heater this season and noticed any heating problems, you might want to consider an upgrade this year. Fall is the perfect time for a heating upgrade.

Replacing your heating system now will have you fully prepared for winter with an ample amount of time to choose and install the perfect system for your home. When you need the best HVAC services in Littleton, CO, contact our team here at Southwest Heating and Cooling.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Furnace?

October 1st, 2018

Furnace-TechAfter a long, hot summer here in Colorado, you’re probably glad we’re experiencing mild weather now and you don’t have to depend on your air conditioning as much. Although this break between extreme weather conditions is nice, it’s a good idea to look ahead and prepare for the upcoming cold temperatures. Fall is a great time to consider upgrading your heating system. If you have an older furnace or a furnace that’s given you recent issues, now is the right time to shop around for a new system. If you’re looking to upgrade your furnace in Littleton, CO, have our team help you through the process.

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Make Sure You Schedule Water Heater Maintenance This Year

September 17th, 2018

tank-water-heaterThe average lifespan of a water heater is anywhere from 8 to 12 years but if you could potentially prolong this lifespan, wouldn’t you? Routine maintenance is the best way to ensure that your system lasts. If you haven’t given your water heater the attention it requires recently, make sure you schedule a service this year.

Our team at Southwest Heating and Cooling are prepared to handle any water heater issues you may have. Call us this year to have your Littleton, CO water heater flushed, inspected, and maintained so you stay comfortable all year round, and read on to learn the benefits of such a service:

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Why Indoor Air Quality Matters, Especially During Summer

September 3rd, 2018

Summer is a season that often prompts you to retreat indoors from sweltering outdoor temperatures. The vast majority of homeowners keep their windows and doors closed to get the maximum amount of efficiency from their HVAC system. This practice undoubtedly helps your pocket, but it can negatively affect your respiratory system.

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Boosting your energy efficiency by keeping your home sealed up all summer traps air pollutants indoors. If you have allergies, asthma, or a cold, heavily relying on just your air conditioning all summer can worsen these issues. At Southwest Heating and Cooling, we understand that comfort is important to you during this season. You can breathe clean this summer too with our systems for air purification in Littleton, CO.

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Which Air Conditioning System Should I Install?

August 20th, 2018

Air-ConditionersIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, we have both good news and bad news. The good news is that you have a ton of different options to choose from. The bad news is, well, you have a ton of different options to choose from. There are a lot of different air conditioning systems available on the market, but not all of them are going to serve your specific needs equally well. You need to consult with a professional if you want to determine the best one for your home. To get you started, though, we’ve outlined some of the more popular options below.

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When to Call for Water Heater Repairs

August 6th, 2018

PlumberWater heater issues can be subtle, and difficult to detect outside of professional maintenance. That’s part of the reason why we recommend scheduling maintenance for your water heater at least once a year.

Even so, maintenance is not a guarantee against problems ever occurring. You should still keep an eye out for issues that may crop up between maintenance appointments. The following are just a few of the signs that you should call for a professional to check out your water heater as soon as possible.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Frozen Over?

July 23rd, 2018

Frozen-ACWith record setting heatwaves being felt across the country already this summer, it may seem like a good sign to see ice forming on your air conditioner while you’re using it. That means it’s working well, right? Well, unfortunately not so much.

It’s actually a sign that the system is dealing with a serious issue that is preventing it from operating properly. If it’s not repaired in time, the whole air conditioner could shut down. Have a look below at what might be causing your air conditioner to freeze over, and what you can do about it.

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Some Common Causes of Low Air Conditioning Output

July 9th, 2018

Frozen-ACSummer is just about the worst time for your air conditioner to start developing issues. It’s also one of the most common times for problems of various kinds to crop up. Preventive maintenance is a great way to keep issues from developing in your air conditioner during the summer, but it’s not a perfect solution. Nothing is, unfortunately. Between maintenance appointments, you’re still going to need to keep an eye out for warning signs that your system needs repairs. One common sign that your air conditioner isn’t functioning properly is if it’s not putting out as much cool air as it should be. The following are a few of the more common causes of low air conditioner output.

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Signs You Need a New Water Heater

June 25th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters don’t last forever, no matter how well you take care of them. If you’ve had your water heater for a while, you might be wondering when exactly you should replace it. You obviously don’t want to replace it too early and waste money, but you also don’t want to be without hot water for a number of days when the system dies on you.

The best way to tell whether or not your water heater is in need of replacement is to consult with a professional technician, since they’ll be able to accurately assess what condition your water heater is in. Before you call your technician, though, take a look at these signs that your system is ready to be replaced.

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How to Save Money on Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

June 11th, 2018

air-conditioner-tech Staying cool is a top priority during the summer. However, cranking your air conditioner up and leaving it running all day, every day is going to cost you some serious cash. Fortunately, there are still ways to ensure that you can use your air conditioner effectively without breaking the bank. Follow the tips below to make sure that you use your air conditioner as efficiently as possible.

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