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What Is a Zone Control System and How Does It Work?

December 1, 2023

Living in a large house can be tricky when it comes to regulating temperatures. You know the scene – the upstairs is stifling while the basement is freezing. No matter how you fiddle with the thermostat, it’s impossible to make everyone happy. Sound familiar? If so, a zone control system is the answer to your…

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Heater Not Keeping House Warm: Here Are 11 Possible Reasons Why

November 3, 2023

Hello again, Colorado neighbors! As the chill of the season sets in, there’s nothing more frustrating than a heater not keeping the house warm. If you’ve ever found yourself wrapped in blankets, wondering, “Why isn’t my house heating up?”, you’re not alone. Let’s explore some possible reasons why your house might not be heating up…

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Why Is My Water Heater Connected to My Furnace?

October 30, 2023

Hello, neighbors of Denver, CO! Here at Southwest Heating and Cooling, we often get questions that make us smile, knowing that folks are genuinely interested in understanding their home systems. A recurring one we’ve heard is, “why is my water heater connected to my furnace?” We get it – heating and cooling systems can seem…

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Why Does My Humidifier Smell: A Simple Guide

September 29, 2023

Humidifiers are designed to help us maintain comfortable humidity levels inside our homes. This keeps our skin supple and can reduce symptoms like dry throat and runny nose during the winter months. But what should you do if your humidifier starts to smell? Keeping your humidifier clean is the easiest way to avoid harsh smells…

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My Hot Water Heater Has a Rusted Bottom – Should I Be Concerned?

September 15, 2023

A hot water heater with a rusted bottom is definitely a cause for concern. Your water heater is an important component of your home, providing the hot water you need for showers, dishes, cooking, and cleaning. Notice corrosion on your water heater? Understanding why it’s there and what you can do about it can help…

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

July 21, 2023

If you believe your furnace is leaking water, it is essential to determine if it is definitely leaking right away. Addressing the leak early, before it becomes an issue, can help you avoid higher repair costs, bio growth, and health risks. Your furnace can leak at any time of the year for multiple reasons. Whether…

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Can Humidifiers Cause Mold? Your Questions Answered!

July 18, 2023

Humidifiers are a useful device designed to add moisture to the air in your home. Many people choose to use them to improve their comfort and decrease dryness in the air. One problem that frequently occurs though is humidifier mold. It’s unclear to many homeowners whether or not this is an issue. But, can humidifiers…

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The Top 6 Best HVAC Tips for Summer

July 14, 2023

To prepare your HVAC unit for the summer, you can follow many HVAC tips to ensure your HVAC unit is running appropriately and maximizing energy efficiency. Once the summer approaches, you don’t want any issues with your HVAC system. Whether having a barbeque with friends or relaxing in your home, following these summer HVAC tips…

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Why Your HVAC Is Freezing up in Summer

July 14, 2023

As summer rolls in, so does the heat. The last thing you want to worry about is your HVAC freezing up. Even though it’s hot outside, it’s common to see HVACs freezing up in summer for a variety of reasons. In this guide, we’ll help you discover five of the most common reasons why this…

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What You Should Look For In a Professional HVAC Contractor

March 31, 2023

If you’re looking to hire an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) contractor, choosing the right one is important. Your HVAC system is a significant investment, and it’s essential to ensure that it’s installed and maintained correctly. Here are some things to look for when hiring an HVAC contractor: Licensing and Certification: Check if the…

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