Demystifying How Your Furnace Works

January 3, 2022

Despite depending on your furnace to keep your family safe and comfortable over the winter, you may not know how it actually works. While it may seem like a bit of magic at first, understanding the general process helps you get the most from your unit. Pull back the curtain, and see what makes your furnace work and how you can help it perform better. It Stars at the Thermostat Your thermostat is the brain of your heating system, signaling when to start a heating cycle. This is why keeping your thermostat in good working order

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How to Know if Your Furnace Is Up to Code

December 16, 2021

Did you know that your home furnace is subject to local building codes and regulations? A lot of do-it-yourself home builders forget this, and after installing a furnace or other home system themselves, they may run into code compliance issues. And, even if you did not install your furnace yourself, it may be too old to be in compliance with current codes. So, how do you know if your furnace is up to code? What Building Codes Are Building codes are the rules that regulate what can and cannot be done when a home

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Follow These Tips for Conserving Energy This Winter

November 20, 2021

With energy costs increasing across the country and severe weather becoming more common than ever, conserving energy is essential. We have compiled a list of suggestions to help you do just that. Keep your energy bills down as much as possible this winter by following these tips. Let the Sun In When the sun is out and shining, it is giving us free heat. Open your blinds during the day to take advantage of this. You will be surprised by just how much the sun can warm up your home when it is shining in through

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Learn More About the Thermostatic Expansion Valve

October 13, 2021

Your air conditioning system is made up of various components, and each element plays a crucial role in ensuring your system is running efficiently. Your air conditioning system is highly dependent on refrigerants when it comes to cooling your home. The refrigerant works to absorb the heat in your home hence allowing for the distribution of cool air around your home. A thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) or thermal expansion valve is responsible for controlling the amount of refrigerant released into your system based on the temperature set on your thermostat. The TXV, therefore, ensures only the necessary amount of refrigerant

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Cut Your Heating Bills This Winter With a Few Tips

September 20, 2021

If you’re trying to cut costs this winter, your heating bills are a good place to start. You could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the total amount that you spend on heating costs, and you’ll still be able to keep your home toasty warm. You’ll need to take an inventory to determine which tips will help the most, but this list is a good place to start. Insulate Everything Insulation can be pretty expensive, but you can cut your costs for heating significantly if you can figure out where you’re losing the most

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HVAC Maintenance to Wrap Up Your Summer

August 17, 2021

It always seems that summer is too short, and the end of summer brings preparation for the winter. As you wind down your summer, don’t forget to wrap up your air conditioner’s use with these important maintenance tips. Clean Up Debris Around Your Compressor You’ll likely find yourself working around your yard to wind down the summer. As you do, be sure to clear out any debris from around your condensing unit. It’s common for grass and weeds to grow up along the unit or for grass clippings to get caught in the housing.

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Getting the Best Performance From Your AC

July 26, 2021

At Coffman & Company, we help Aurora families stay comfortable throughout the year. Our technicians are always ready to keep your home cool during the summer months. However, you do not need to call on an expert for every aspect of your cooling system. If you want to get the most from your air conditioner, there are several steps you can take to increase its efficiency and reliability. Protect It in the Off-Season You may not think about your air conditioner during the cold Colorado winters, but caring for it in the off-season will give you better performance

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 15, 2021

As a responsible homeowner, it’s necessary to clean your air conditioner at least once per year. This cleaning process involves both the indoor and outdoor units of your cooling system. By understanding the tips that we present below, you’ll be able to ensure that your system gets cleaned properly. Start With Your Venting Before you get started with cleaning your actual air conditioning units, you should begin with your venting. Each main room throughout your house should have at least two vents. You’ll want to remove these vents and give them a thorough cleaning. It’s very

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

May 10, 2021

Your air conditioner should be the right size for your home. If it’s too big or too small, it will not provide the comfort you are wanting for your home. Fortunately, identifying what you need for your home is not a matter of guessing, but simple math. Why People Think Bigger Is Better Many people simply think a bigger system will either make their home cooler or will cool their home more quickly. This makes sense given the size of the system is measured in how much it can cool in an hour. However, this shows

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 14, 2021

Air quality has come sharply into focus over the years, especially for indoor spaces. The increase in asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses makes the effort for better air quality worth it. There are many products on the market that promise an improvement, but there is always the question of their effectiveness. UV light products are a technology growing in popularity and availability. Take a few minutes to understand how these products work and how they compare to other purification options. Understanding UV Light Products Ultraviolet light occurs naturally from the sun and

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