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Why is my Air Conditioner Making Noise?

August 30, 2018

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Poudre Valley Air, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the health…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

August 7, 2018

What happens when you turn on your AC unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening, but we know it is not acceptable here in Fort Collins. We want to keep you cool at Poudre Valley Air, so here are a few simple things that you can…

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SEER – What Does it Mean?

July 24, 2018

SEER is a term that gets thrown around a lot in reference to air conditioning (AC) products. As a homeowner, it’s helpful to know what it means. SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Essentially, it’s a rating system that allows you to quickly determine an air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Its rating is…

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How Does AC Work?

June 12, 2018

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that 87% of homes have an AC unit and they account for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Poudre Valley Air, we believe that knowledge is power – the more you know about the appliances you…

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How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Energy Bill this Summer.

June 1, 2018

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your utility bill. At Poudre Valley Air, we take energy efficiency seriously. Here in Poudre Valley we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months and our advice may help you save money on your…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

May 30, 2018

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool…

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