Air Conditioning and Heating repair Loveland,Greeley and Fort Collins

A warm or cool home is important after spending your day working hard. You want to be comfortable when relaxing.  We have technicians that understand the importance of keeping repair costs  at an affordable rate ,because everyone lives on a budget.

Our technicians are all back ground checked and  drug tested.  Trust us to be there when you need us!

Ace Hi Plumbing ,Heating and Air 970-667-0300  Call us for any plumbing ,heating or air conditioning need!

Boilers

Boilers are a natural gas ,oil ,propane or solid fuel burning appliance that produces hot water or steam.  This water is circulated through pipes to heat radiating tubes through out the home.  Most homes are heated with a furnace or a boiler.

Boilers provide either hot water or steam.  Steam is distributed through pipes to steam radiators.  Hot water can be disbursed through a baseboard system or through pipes for in floor heating.

Steam boilers operate at a higher temperature than hot water boilers and are less efficient.

High efficiency boilers are offered for homeowners today and may qualify for energy rebates.

Boilers that are old and inefficient should be replaced.  They are costing you money.  Replacement boilers will save you energy and costs on repair bills.

Old boilers may be over or under sized which can cost you money.

Call Ace Hi Plumbing,Heating and air to schedule your inspection today.

Preparing Your Home For Winter

Preparing your home for winter can be a challenge.  Make sure you check your windows and doors for air leaks.

Apply caulk around leaks to help seal out the cold.  Remove your hose from the outside faucet when temperatures drop down around freezing.

Furnace should be inspected by a licensed contractor.  A carbon monoxide check should be completed at the time of inspection.

Boilers should be inspected yearly.  They should be cleaned and serviced.

If you have an evaporative cooler it should be covered for the winter season.

Ace Hi Plumbing,Heating and Air can help you with all of these services.  We have trained technicians who are ready to serve you.

Ace Hi Plumbing Heating and Air Services

Ace Hi offers many services that you could use as a homeowner throughout the year.

We offer ac and furnace inspections.  These are important for you to save time and money and hopefully avoid major repair expenses.  We also offer plumbing repairs and water heater flushes.

Water heaters should be cleaned yearly and flushed.  They build up sediment in the tanks and they collect a lot of dirt inside the combustion chamber.  Servicing the water heater will make it last longer and use less energy.

Call today for your inspection

970-667-0300

Combustion Air

Effects of Insufficient Combustion Air on Draft and Heating Systems

Might sound like rocket science but no worries. For the correct operations and venting of gas and oil heating appliances, a good amount of outside fresh clean air must be supplied to the structure to make up for the air loss from venting heating appliances, fireplaces, dryers, fans and other air losses. Insufficient combustion air can cause major or even catastrophic problems for proper draft and operation of both gas and oil heating systems. For years it has been assumed that when a heating appliance was located in an unconfined area, there was sufficient air for both ventilation and combustion. Today, in most cases that is not at all true! With new construction, standards for building insulation and energy efficient windows and doors have reduced the amount of air changes per hour. The combustion and make up air requirements in the codes are based on 1/2 air changes per hour. For newer homes and conversion of electrically heated homes, the air changes could be reduced to 1/3 or less on the coldest days when heat loss is the greatest and there is a chance that windows or doors are closed for an extended period of time. When installing new equipment or troubleshooting problem equipment, the first determination that needs to be made is whether the equipment is located in a confined or unconfined space. According to the NFPA 31 and NFPA 54, an unconfined space is any space whose volume is equal to or greater than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 BTU.

This is calculated on the sum of the total input ratings of all fuel burning appliances installed in that space. Only areas connected to the space that have no doors or with fully louvered doors can be considered part of the unconfined space. If the actual free are of the louvers is not known, wood louvers are assumed to have a 20% to 25% free opening. Metal louvers or grills are assumed to have 60% to 70% free opening. According to NFPA 31 and NFPA 54, an Engineered system such as a CAS-3, 4, 4Jr., 6 or 7 may be used to overcome a confined space.

Main Line Sewer Back Ups

Do you suspect a main line back up? A main line sewer stoppage, or a sewer drain clog as it is also called, is a serious issue. It is considered a plumbing emergency! A main line stoppage occurs in the main sewer line that connects your home plumbing to either a septic tank or your city’s sewer system. If this line does become clogged, gray, or used water from your home drain system begins to back up and will eventually start to seep back through your drains in any way possible, and yes, this often quite gross site to see.

First thing to note: If you suspect a sewer drain clog, stop any usage of your plumbing until the clog is removed! This can make the problem much worse.

Confirming a main line:

  •  The most common sign of a sewer line clog is the back up of multiple fixtures in your home at the same time. Normally you will notice it first with your toilets, since they have a direct path your the sewer, but also the shower or tub since they sit lower than any sinks and other fixtures in your home.
  • Another sign of a main line are a strange reactions when you use certain fixtures in your home. For example, if you flush the toilet and your tub or shower back ups; If you turn on the bathroom sink and you see bubbles in the toilet or the toilet starts to fill; Or if you run your washing machine and when it begins to drain, nearby toilets start to overflow or if your floor drain starts to back up.

 Main causes of main line sewer back ups

There are many causes of a main line back up, but the following are some of the most common:

  •  Years of built up sludge, grease or grime
  • Foreign objects that easily become obstructions
  • Growing tree roots spreading through the pipes
  • Broken or dislocated pipes
  • Or, if your home has a septic tank, an over filled tank

Solutions for clearing a main line

Often the best thing to do is call a plumber and he will be able to clear the line or to do a camera of the line to figure out what the main cause is. So next time your suspect a main line back up, don’t wait until it’s too late 

Furnace Inspections

Summer is coming to an end, before the cold weather hits, we would like to recommend having your furnace inspected. You want to make sure your furnace is in good running order and prevent it from conking out when you need it the most.

It’s a lot like a car, you need to have check ups once in awhile. If you have this inspected once a year, it can save you money in the long run. It will also help the life span on your furnace by having annual inspections.

Experts say up to 75 percent of no-heat calls in the winter are related to a lack of maintenance. A furnace can stop working suddenly, leaving you and your family in the cold.
It could also be a health hazard. An annual inspection can reveal a carbon monoxide leaks, which are hard to detect because gas is colorless and odorless. Carbon monoxide can lead to head aches, dizziness, nausea, and even death. An estimated 500 people die each year, and 15,000 people are taken to the emergency rooms, because of exposure.

Not maintaining your furnace-whether it’s gas or electric-can cause it to run less efficiently, making it work harder, therefore increasing your monthly energy bills.

HVAC systems are one of the most complex systems that run through your home, so do yourself a favor and schedule an appointment.

Furnace Replacement & Air Ease Models

Replacing the old furnace in your central heating system with a new, more efficient furnace can offset your energy prices. Money aside, today’s furnaces’ pollute less and can boost more comfort by producing more heat though out your home than older furnaces’.

How do most people know when to go about buying a new furnace?   Well in this case size really does matter, it matters a lot. The furnace’s speculations should fit your needs. A furnace that is too small won’t heat your house comfortable during extremely-cold weather.

Efficiency also matters. Gas is currently the most common heating fuel and most new central-heating systems use gas. How efficiently a furnace converts gas into heating energy is reflected in it’s annual fuel-utilization-efficiency rating, which is measured by the percentage. The higher the number, the more heat the furnace can wring from each therm of gas. Since furnaces few emissions, environmental consideration might also influence your decision.

Here is a Couple of Energy Star Most efficient furnaces of 2014:

Air Ease A97DSmV Series Comfort Sync Control

 Features:

  • Modulating Heat-Provides superior comfort over traditional single-stage and two stage products, further reducing temperature sings in your home.
  • Variable speed fan motor-By changing the speed of it’s over flow during start up, your furnace can adjust humidity levels and create more even temperatures though out your home, while enhancing efficiency and reducing  operating noise.
  • Quiet combustion technology – uses a smaller Btu input burner for quieter start-up and operation while providing more even heat distribution.
  • EHX technology- Armstrong Air’s propriety heat exchange design is made for stainless steel for corrosion resistance and maximum strength against thermal fatigue caused by repeated heating and cooling. Advanced air flow properties eliminate hot spots and distribute heat more evenly than conventional designs. All of these combine to extend the life of the heat exchanger.

Air Ease A97USMV Series Comfort Sync Control

Features:

  • Modulating Heat-Provides superior comfort over traditional single-stage and two stage products, further reducing temperature sings in your home.
  • Variable speed fan motor-By changing the speed of it’s over flow during start up, your furnace can adjust humidity levels and create more even temperatures though out your home, while enhancing efficiency and reducing  operating noise.
  • Quiet combustion technology – uses a smaller Btu input burner for quieter start-up and operation while providing more even heat distribution.
  • EHX technology- Armstrong Air’s propriety heat exchange design is made for stainless steel for corrosion resistance and maximum strength against thermal fatigue caused by repeated heating and cooling. Advanced air flow properties eliminate hot spots and distribute heat more evenly than conventional designs. All of these combine to extend the life of the heat exchanger.

Please go to energystar.gov to see more furnaces and to read more about the features.

You can make your home energy efficient in several ways. Turn down the thermostat in winter; just two degrees cooler will save you money. Draw the curtains at night to block the chill from a cold window. Keep the windows covered on a sunny days during the summer, and uncover them on sunny days in the winter to benefit from some free solar heating. Reduce heat loss from ducts by sealing leaks and, if needed installing ducts.