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Zone Your Way to Comfort

December 6, 2023
Zone Your Way to Comfort - Woman Doing Yoga in Her Room.

Do some rooms feel a tad too warm or a bit too breezy? It might be your Erie home telling you something: you need a zone control system. 

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Colorado Inflation Reduction Act Information

February 6, 2023
Inflation reduction act.

Signed into law in August 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act provides tax credits and rebates to encourage Colorado homeowners to swap out their old fuel-burning appliances for high-efficiency equipment that does a better job at a lower operating cost.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

August 19, 2022
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It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Erie homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. 

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2020 Oldest Furnace Content Winner

January 20, 2021

Carbon Valley Heating and Air would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time and entered our annual Oldest Furnace Contest! The 2020 winner is Ben & Rachel Lafferty of Longmont, CO. We were delighted to bring our expert installation services to Ben & Rachel’s home. With our guaranteed installations,…

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Choosing the Right Air Filter for Your Home

May 22, 2018

Colorado mountain air is fresh and invigorating, but if you ever find the inside of your home feeling stuffy, or your allergies flare up even when you’re not outside, it might be time to replace the air filter in your home. While it is easy to forget and not change your filters until you start…

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4 Things to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System

December 12, 2017

Is your HVAC system inefficient, old, and in need of repair? This could very well mean it is time for a replacement. Why spend a large sum of money on costly repairs? When you replace your HVAC system it can lower your energy bills and will help reduce energy costs the long run. Buying a…

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Benefits of a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System

October 31, 2017

HVAC systems are considered as one of the biggest investments in your home or office. A lot of home and business owners want a system that doesn’t require expensive maintenance, can keep their space cool in summer and warm in winter. Most importantly, they want something that doesn’t cost much to operate. If this is…

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Common HVAC Myths You Need to Stop Believing

August 8, 2017

During the summer, most people would keep their cooling system running all day, every day. Because of this, a lot of people are looking for ways to reduce their energy bills while staying comfortable inside their homes. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths circulating around that it’s hard to separate facts from misconceptions. Here…

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Old Thermostat

August 1, 2017

Programmable thermostats have become standard in homes across the country. Whether you are at home or on the other side of town, it is now possible to keep your home just the way you want. Not only does upgrading your thermostat to a Carrier programmable thermostat allow you to reduce costs and save energy, you…

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Potential Problems from Clogged & Dirty Air Filters

July 18, 2017

The effect of a dirty air filter can be serious and depending on your air filter, it is recommended to change it every 1 to 3 months. Put it on your calendar or set a reminder before problems arise. Here are 4 things that can happen when you have dirty or clogged air filters. AC…

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4 Ways to Control Humidity Levels in Your Home

June 27, 2017

It is possible for a home to have too much humidity. This is dangerous as it will encourage mold growth and bring on a whole bunch of respiratory problems. Plus, it makes you makes you more susceptible to allergies and asthma attack. Low humidity levels, on the other hand, can allow germs and viruses to…

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Reasons to Upgrade Your HVAC System

May 9, 2017

Most home and business owners may choose to wait on upgrading their HVAC system until it stops working completely. Some even spend a few hundred dollars here and there in the hopes of salvaging their units. But there comes a time when an update becomes a sensible, convenient and cost effective option. Here are a…

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Are Annual Furnace Tune-Ups Really Necessary?

September 20, 2016

An ounce of prevention is a worth a pound of cure, they say. This does not only apply to your health, but to the efficiency of your Erie furnace as well. As the temperature starts to drop, many of you are probably preparing to turn on your heating system. Unfortunately, most homeowners think about their…

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Things to Consider When Buying an Air Conditioner

August 9, 2016

As the weather heats up, thousands and thousands of people rush into stores to get an air conditioner to help them get through the sweltering days of summer. Considering how much a unit would cost, you want to get the most out of it. There are several factors to consider when buying a Ft. Lupton…

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How to Prepare Your HVAC System Before You Leave for Vacation

July 19, 2016

Whether you’re planning to spend a few weeks touring out of the country or just spending the weekend at the beach, summer vacations are undoubtedly fun. But with all that has to be done in preparing for the trip, most people tend to forget about their Frederick Colorado HVAC system. A little preparation before you…

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Signs It’s Time to Call an AC Technician

July 12, 2016

As the Ft. Lupton Colorado temperatures rise outside, there’s a good chance that your Ft. Lupton AC is running round-the-clock. No matter how well you take care of it, your AC can suffer from wear and tear and will require repair at one point or another. Some people prefer to fix the problems themselves in…

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Air Conditioning Problems You May Face This Summer

April 5, 2016

The summer heat is almost impossible to bear without an air conditioning unit. While maintenance is important to prevent problems during the hottest months of the year, sometimes, problems may still occur, especially true if you use your air conditioning unit round-the-clock. Here are some of the most common air conditioning problems you may face…

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Dirty Air Filters Affect Your Home and Your HVAC System

March 8, 2016

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, homeowners tend to forget about little things such as HVAC maintenance and replacing air filters. Many people would put off this task because they are not aware about the effects of dirty air filters. If it has been a while since you last replaced your air filters,…

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Common Issues Affecting HVAC Systems

February 23, 2016

While today’s HVAC systems are designed to deliver years of dependable service, there are so many things that could go wrong in your HVAC system. Here are some of the most common HVAC issues homeowners encounter. Malfunctioning thermostat If the air conditioning isn’t cooling your house even though it’s running, it’s easy to assume that…

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4 Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

February 9, 2016

Your air ducts are an important part of your HVAC system. They supply all of the rooms in your home with cooled or warmed air. But the problem is that your air ducts can be filled with contaminants over time, which can affect the quality of air we breathe. Cleaning your air duct is an…

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Tips to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

January 20, 2016

HVAC systems are designed to last for several years. But without proper care and maintenance, you may find that you need to replace it sooner rather than later. Furnaces and air conditioning units can be costly to replace. You certainly don’t want to do that every few years. There are certain things you can do…

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4 Ways to Save Money on Your Winter Heating Bills

December 29, 2015

Cold weather can mean a spike in energy costs. According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling accounts for 56% of energy use in a typical American home. Of course, we want you to spend your money wisely, which is why we came up with tips on how to save money on your winter…

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How Often Should You Replace Your Furnace Filters

December 15, 2015

Regular maintenance of your HVAC system is important to keep your furnace running as efficiently as possible. Changing your air filter is one of the quickest and most effective ways to maximize the efficiency of your heating system.  A clean air filter ensures proper and efficient operation. Plus, it helps improve indoor air quality. Different…

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HVAC System Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear

October 27, 2015

Your HVAC system contains electronic and mechanical components that make different noises. You expect to hear normal sounds when your HVAC unit is operating normally. However, loud and rumbling noises can be indicative of a bigger problem. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your local HVAC professional to prevent further damage to your system.…

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Why Your Furnace Needs an Annual Tune Up

September 30, 2015

Imagine you wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, only to realize that your home is freezing. The worst part is, you have to wait till the morning to contact a HVAC professional. With autumn in full swing and the cold weather quickly approaching, now is the best time…

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How to Properly Maintain Your Air Conditioning System

September 1, 2015

An air conditioning unit requires regular maintenance to ensure the efficiency of the equipment. Neglecting necessary maintenance increases energy consumption and ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance. In fact, every year it goes without maintenance, it losses 5% of its efficiency. If you follow our tips, you’ll be staying cool and save money…

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Are Your Dirty Air Ducts Making You Sick?

August 25, 2015

The air you breathe has a substantial effect on your family’s health. It may sound surprising, but your house can actually be making you sick. Are you or any member of the family experiencing nasal congestion, sneezing or wheezing? Most people associate these symptoms with a cold or flu, but the truth is your dirt…

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Clever Ways to Hide an Ugly AC Unit

August 18, 2015

Nothing ruins your garden or lawn faster than an ugly AC unit. That same boxy piece of machinery that keeps your home cool can also become a major party crasher in the middle of your summer barbecue. Don’t get us wrong, we love our AC units. It is our favorite major appliance, especially during the…

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How to Prepare for Air Conditioning Installation

August 11, 2015

An air conditioner is a big investment that you and your home need to be ready for. Preparing your home for the air conditioning installation can make the process go a lot smoother. Think you’re ready to move forward with the air conditioning installation process? Here are some steps you should take before installing an…

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The Importance of Attic Ventilation and Insulation

August 4, 2015

Let’s face it. Attics are kind of creepy. They are often stuffy, dark and cramped. It is often one of the most forgotten parts of the home. The idea of doing any home improvement jobs on the attic is often dreaded. As a homeowner, you have to keep in mind that the condition of the…

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Do You Really Need to Clean Your Air Ducts in Frederick, CO?

July 29, 2015

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association an average home collects as much as 40 pounds of dust, dirt and allergens in a year. This can be alarming given that those little dust bunnies contain about 40,000 dust mites and a host of unhealthy bacteria, mold and fungi. Many of us spend most our…

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Home Maintenance and Safety

July 26, 2015

As a home owner, it is important to maintain your home and keep your family safe. Often times, however, it is easy to overlook important steps for home maintenance that can save you thousands down the road in repairs. Below is a checklist for each season to help you stay on top of your home maintenance…

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Energy Saving Tips for This Hot Summer

July 21, 2015

Keeping cool in the summer and watching your electrical consumption can be a challenge. Most of you are probably using more electricity to run fans, using more water to take showers or running the air conditioners more often. With these activities, higher energy bills are to be expected. Stay cool in the warmer months while…

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How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

July 15, 2015

Summer is back, and so are many people’s allergies. Most of you may think that allergies are only common in spring. That’s not surprising since pollen is one of the most common causes of allergy. Aside from that, animal dander, dust mites and dust also causes allergy. These allergens are not necessarily brought about by…

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Should You Buy a Portable or Window Air Conditioner?

June 24, 2015

During the summer months, many of us rely on our air conditioners to keep our home and office at a comfortable temperature. If you are on the market for a new air conditioning unit, it is important to consider the type of cooling system that will suit your needs. The size of the room, along…

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Reasons to Change Your Air Filters Every Month

June 22, 2015

The HVAC system keeps your home cool in the sweltering summer and heats your home during the cold winter months. Keeping your HVAC unit in shape will help you stay cool during the summer months. Now that you’re using your air conditioning unit more often, the air filters should be changed every 3 months. But…

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Why Get a Tune-Up?

May 11, 2015

Is your a/c ready to keep you cool? This is the best time to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool during the summer. Just like your heater, your a/c is more efficient with proper maintenance. Why Do I Need A Tune-Up? Be prepared – Getting a tune-up before the…

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Added Protection to Make Your House Kid Friendly

May 11, 2015

  >This month is Electrical Safety Month! Protect what you hold most dear with some nifty gadgets that are easily available to childproof your plugs and outlets. Anyone who has been around a young child for any length of time knows that they are good at getting into EVERY thing. While an inquisitive mind is a…

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Plant a Tree!

April 10, 2015

April 22nd is Earth Day and the last Friday in April (this year, the 24th) is Arbor Day. Could there be a better time to liven up your yard with a new tree or two? What are some easy trees to plant? Not all of us have a yard that would support huge shady trees.…

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April 10, 2015

It’s an age-old saying that reminds us that we must deal with a bit of discomfort before we can enjoy the fresh blooms that follow. It also has a ring of truth since April is traditionally a rainy period. And with a lot of rain, comes a lot of room for floods, leaks and soggy…

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Natural Bug Repellents

March 9, 2015

Spring is in the air, finally! That means it’s time to start moving into the outdoors and soak up the fresh air after being cooped up all winter. However, that brings us face-to-face with outdoor fun’s enemy: BUGS. So it’s time to stock up on bug spray, right? Wrong! There are so many natural bug…

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Spring TLC For Your Home

March 9, 2015

Finally, there is an end in sight to this long, bleak winter! March 20th is the first day of Spring and, though it may not feel like it just yet, the warmth is on its way. While everyone is dusting off their warm weather clothing and packing up their sweaters and thick overcoats, our houses…

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February 9, 2015

It is a constant battle trying to get the climate in your house just right. You’ve invested in new air purifiers, cleaned your ducts and always properly maintain your HVAC systems but there’s one thing that you may not have accounted for – the humidity level. The amount of moisture in the air can affect…

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Get out of the winter funk

February 9, 2015

Did you know that there is an actual type of depression that occurs with certain seasons? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is usually most prevalent during the winter and it’s not difficult to see why. If you find it hard to shake off the winter blues, maybe it’s time to be proactive! Here are some ways…

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O Tannenbaum – What Should You Do With Your Old Tree?

December 9, 2014

Right now your Christmas Tree is festive and glowing. It’s one of the best parts about holiday décor, after all. However, after Christmas has passed and the time has come to reluctantly pack up all of your lights and ornaments, your tree becomes a little inconvenient. It obviously won’t fit in the trash can and…

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How to Deal with Holiday Stress

November 10, 2014

How to Deal with Holiday Stress The holiday season has arrived. For some it’s a time to shine with party planning abilities and whipping up dinners that would feed an army. For the rest of us, it means the stress of forgetting that Great Aunt Hilda can’t eat sweet potatoes or that cousin Jimmy is…

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How to Deal with the Horror of Halloween Messes

October 8, 2014

How to Deal with the Horror of Halloween Messes Halloween is a time for spooky fun and the one time a year eating too much candy is expected. What’s not expected is the mess that decorations and cute trick-or-treaters leave behind. Before you die of fright, consider using these simple tricks for cleaning up treats…

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Carbon Valley Heating and Air Appoints New Service Manager

August 18, 2014

Fast Growing Industry Company Strengthens Resources   Firestone, CO – Carbon Valley Heating and Air announced today that Mike Parker has joined the Firestone, Colorado HVAC repair company to further develop their growing accounts. Mike Parker comes with a wealth of experience within the HVAC industry having spent the last ten years working for a…

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The Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

May 15, 2014

  Programmable thermostats have become hugely popular due to their energy saving benefits, improved comfort, convenience and cost – effective savings. These thermostats save energy and money on utility bills by allowing residents to set home temperatures according to various factors. Programmable thermostats supply personal comfort through pre-set temperature levels and are generally more convenient and…

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