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!
24/7 emergency service. Don’t be cold at night. We offer quick response!
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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