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Replace Your Air Filter

Replace Your Air Filter

February 27, 2020

Change your HVAC filters regularly, as recommended, which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see, and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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Furnace Filters 101

February 11, 2020

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Poudre Valley Air think you should know to help it do its job. Its…

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Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Cost-Effective?

January 21, 2020

Why are you heating and cooling your home when you are not there? Being able to control your thermostat when you are away is one of the most cost effective energy improvements you can make in your home. Contact us today to learn more!

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

November 4, 2019

In many places, evidence of fall’s presence is obvious by way of beautiful fall colors. But many only experience fall with its subtlety through lower humidity levels. No matter which way you experience it, one thing is evident in them all––fall brings drier air. The cooler air simply can’t hold as much moisture as warm…

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Happy Holidays From Poudre Valley Air

December 21, 2018

Poudre Valley Air wants to wish all of our heating and air conditioning customers in Fort Collins and the surrounding cities, communities and neighborhoods a very happy holiday this year.

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Thermostat Troubleshooting

December 17, 2018

A thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has an internal temperature sensor that causes a switch to open or close. This switch completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating and cooling system. It gauges the temperature and depending on the season will turn your HVAC on or off to heat or cool…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

November 26, 2018

Gas furnaces create heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other carbon based gasses. The Ignitor The process starts with the ignitor. The ignition source for older furnaces is a pilot light, newer furnaces use an electronic starter. With a pilot light, the regulator supplies a very small bit of…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

November 13, 2018

Heat pumps can cause your circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. If your heat pump were to keep running without being tripped, it may cause an electrical fire! For this reason, don’t reset your circuit breaker more than…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

October 12, 2018

With fall now upon us in Fort Collins, CO, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your IAQ directly affects your comfort in your home. In cooler weather, people tend to spend more time indoors at home, so it’s…

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4 Ways to Change Your Home’s Air Quality for the Better

September 21, 2018

When you think of air pollution, what pops into your mind? A giant smoke stack? Cars spewing exhaust? A trash incinerator? Chances are, you may not have considered that your own home is full of air pollution. According to the EPA, you may be exposed to 2-5 times more airborne pollutants by staying indoors than…

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