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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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Happy Thanksgiving from Poudre Valley Air

November 21, 2018
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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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What Is A Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

October 23, 2018

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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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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What To do If You Have No Hot Water

September 26, 2018

There are few things more annoying than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. But don’t panic. It’s more than likely something with your hot water heater. Typically it may be something simple that you can take care of yourself. However, some things do need the assistance of a professional plumber.…

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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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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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