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Furnace replacement and repair

1)Replacing a furnace is a major expense.  Know the details about the furnace…. such as the quality of the product.  What the blower tonnage is.  Is it sized right for my home.  All these things are important to make your home more comfortable when it is heating or cooling your home .

Did you know that if your duct work is under sized you should really have at least a two speed furnace installed or a variable speed.  The blower will run at a lower speed on a warm day and make the house more comfortable .  Instead of turning on and off at one speed to blast heat into the home.

I have received some calls from homeowners who have installed their own furnaces.  Purchased them off the internet.  I would question if there was ever a problem with the furnace(fire) if insurance would pay a claim . This is something you should discuss with your agent and see if it is covered.  Sometimes it pays to have a licensed professional to change out your furnace or air conditioner due to  liability  .  Permits are required in alot of cities if you change out a furnace.  It also helps with selling the home .  Buyers like to have that guarantee that nothing is wrong with the installation.


Fire can catch anyone off guard .  Home fires are unexpected and move through the home fast.  Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor near every bedroom are a great idea.  Safety first. One exposed wire or improper installation of any gas fired appliance could become a huge mistake .

Guessing or practicing on your own furnace is probably not a good idea.

Hiring a licensed professional who has done the training is a better idea.  It may cost you some money….but isn’t it worth it for your peace of mind and your families safety?


Fall is here and with that brings cooler weather. Is your furnace ready? When talking about furnace maintenance, standards and procedures vary from company to company. When having your furnace inspected annually by a certified technician, the checklist may include:

  • Vent system to be checked for blockage and/or leakage.
  • Combustion gases to be analyzed.
  • Blower access door to be checked to confirm a tight seal at the furnace.
  • Fresh air intake to be checked for blockage.
  • Heat exchanger to be inspected for corrosion or rust.
  • Burners to be checked for proper ignition.
  • Drainage system to be checked for blockage and/or leakage.
  • Blower wheel to be checked for debris and cleaned if needed.
  • Amp-draw test to be performed.
  • Wiring to be checked for corrosion and/or damage.
  • Static air pressure checks, gas pressure testing, and temperature rise checks to be performed.
  • Filters to be changed.  (This should be done by the homeowner more frequently than annually).

Not all HVAC companies or technicians perform all of the above services. When receiving a quote for the maintenance, ask what all the service includes. Furnace manufacturers all recommend annual inspections and maintenance by a qualified technician.  They also state in their warranties that damage to the units caused by improper maintenance is not covered under warranty.  This does not mean that an annual furnace check-up is required, but it is recommended to avoid the chance of voiding the warranty.

Air Conditioning Systems

There are a lot of air conditioning systems available for installation in your home.

You need to speak with a qualified professional at Ace Hi Plumbing, Heating and Air to ensure that you choose the right one for your home cooling needs.

Everything from the type of air conditioner  to the sizing of the system will inform the efficiency with which your ac operates.  Contact Ace Hi Plumbing,Heating and Air to learn more about the air conditioners,mini splits(ductless),heat pumps and furnaces that will keep your home cool and warm during the Colorado seasons!

How a Heat Pump Works – ACE HI PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR

How a Heat Pump Works


  • Using electricity as its energy source, heat pumps are used for either the heating or cooling of your home by transferring heat between two reservoirs.
  • In the warmer months, the heat pump acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from the air inside your home and transferring it outside
  • During colder months, heat from outdoor air is extracted and transferred to the interior of you home. Believe it or not, even a 32° Fahrenheit day produces enough heat to warm a home via a heat pump.


  • Year-round, energy-efficient indoor comfort for moderate climates – A central heat pump helps maintain comfortable temperatures inside your home and reduces humidity levels year-round. Homes located in regions with severely cold temperatures may either require supplemental heating or be better served with an air conditioner/furnace combination.
  • Cleaner air – As your heat pump system draws air out of various rooms in the house through the return air ducts, the air is pulled through an air filter, which removes airborne particles such as dust and lint. Sophisticated filters may remove microscopic pollutants as well. The filtered air is then routed to air supply duct work that carries it back to rooms. Whenever the air conditioner is running, this cycle repeats continually, constantly filtering and cleaning the air in your home.
  • Quieter operation – Because the compressor bearing unit of the typical central heat pump system is located outside the home, the indoor noise level from its operation is much lower that that of a free-standing air conditioning unit.

Goodman Heating and Cooling 101

Goodman Air Conditioners – ACE HI PLUMBING, HEATING, & AIR

There are seven different types of air conditioners, with different ranges of energy efficiencies, that Goodman makes. Efficiency is measured by a standard call SEER, or seasonal energy efficiency ratio. Goodman’s air conditioners can be stratified by this measurement.

13 AND 14 SEER

These come in two models each and are the simplest and least expensive that are made by Goodman.

The GSC13 uses R-22 refrigerant and the GSX13 uses R-410A Chlorine-Free Refrigerant. The latter substance is considered more environmentally friendly because it does not give off hydrochloro-fluorocarbon.

Both of these models feature sound-dampening elements: a particularly quiet fan and a specially designed top. They make noises of between 71 and 76 decibels.

The GSX14 and SSX14 have some of the same features as the GSX13, such as R410a refrigerant and they both come with a ten-year warranty.  They have high efficiency condenser coils, and faster motors to increase the speed and efficiency with which they cool a space. They also have an 850 RPM condenser fan motor.


The SSX16 is easier to service and has all of the same features and includes a sound-dampening foam condenser on top that allows it to operate more quietly. The DSXC16 has other additional features and is compatible with the ComforNet Communications System, which is easy to install and allows sophisticated monitoring of the heat flow in the device and the area.

There are also high- and low-pressure switches, a filter drier, and extra features for quiet operation on this model. To preserve its appearance over the years, even when exposed to air continually, there is a protective finish on top of its paint.


The top-of-the-line model is the DSXC18. This is Goodman’s most sophisticated and most efficient model. It uses a two-stage compressor, meaning it can run at a lower level when there is less cooling to be done and is quieter and requires less energy. This compressor is a high-performing Copeland Scroll UltraTech.

The air conditioner has temperature sensors for its coil and the surrounding area. It also includes indicator lights that alert the operator to errors, and simple-coded installation capability and only two (low-voltage) wires need to be run to the outdoor component.

The DSXC18 has a sound control top manufactured by Goodman and operates between 71 and 74 decibels. This is about the same as the simplest model.


There are eleven types of furnaces that Goodman produces, The company separates these into a ‘standard-efficiency’ class and a ‘high-efficiency’ class. Efficiency is measured in AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency), which reflects the percentage of heating energy that reflects the percentage of heating energy that gets converted to thermal energy for a house.

Most Goodman’s furnaces use heated aluminum coils. Some of theses have secondary heat exchanges made from stainless steel. All of the Goodman’s furnaces are gray and have highly durable finishes to protect their exterior.


All of Goodman’s standard furnace models list AFUE of up to 80% and the standard efficiency models include GHS8,GME8, GMH8, GMS8, and GMVC8. There are several features distributed among these models, in various combinations.

MULTI-SPEED heaters can save on energy because they can operate at various different levels. This depends on the amount of work that needs to be done.  Goodman’s multi-speed heaters have four different operations.

VARIABLE SPEED furnaces operate according to a similar principle. Instead of providing discrete options, they have the capacity to vary their speed across a continuous range.

MULTI-POSITION furnaces can be installed in different positions that may be useful to homeowners who need to fit a furnace into an unconventional location.

SILICON NITRIDE IGNITERS are electric igniters that can increase energy efficiency because they don’t require gas.


Some of the furnaces are compatible with Goodman’s ComfortNet, which is a system that monitors temperatures in order to create rapid and efficient responses from the heating system. This includes a thermostat display and can be connected with four wires to the main unit.

Goodman’s High Efficiency models include GMVC95, GCV95/9, GMH95, GCH95/9, and GKS9. These range in efficiency from 92% AFUE to 95% AFUE. Some efficiency is due to more sensitive control over the heating function and some is due to better insulation. Many have the same combinations of features as above are available.

There are two stages that some of the efficient furnaces have, meaning that in addition to operating at multiple or variable speeds, they engage a separate component for heavy-duty heating. This process is relatively energy efficient. Two of these models, GCV95 and GCH95 are downflow furnaces, meaning that cool air enters at the top and is heated by rising warmth from the bottom. Since the heat is going to rise anyway, this makes for an efficient model.

The “top model” of these furnaces is the GMV95, which has a 95% AFUE, variable speed, and two stages. It has an electronic control board that allows individualized control over its various elements.


Goodman recommends that homeowners work with a professional contractor for maintenance purposes and that they schedule tune-ups for their central air system annually.


Most models come with a ten-year limited warranty for their parts. Top models also come with lifetime warranties on their heat exchangers. Through the GoodCare program, you can purchase additional maintenance.


Combustion creates Carbon Monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly. CO produced by the combustion in your furnace is exhausted up to the chimney and out of your home. However, a furnace that is out of adjustment can leave CO in your home. You should install a Carbon Monoxide detector in your furnace room to help protect yourself and others from CO poisoning. It is also recommended to install detectors on every level of your home, especially in sleeping areas. If the detector indicates any build up of Carbon Monoxide at any time, immediately have your furnace professionally inspected.

A professional tune up every few years is a good investment and will help to keep your furnace running efficiently. Consider having annual tune ups and maintenance done on any oil-fired furnace, since they can quickly generate dangerous soot deposits and CO if not properly cleaned and adjusted. The professionals are the people who have the skills and equipment to ensure that any parts that may degrade over time are still functioning properly in your furnace.




When selecting a gas furnace for your home, you are often searching to find the best combination for an ideal level of home comfort. You want to find a gas furnace that offers exceptional, dependable and stable performance for many, many years. most importantly, you want the best value possible. Faced with the decision to find a trustworthy and reliable furnace that delivers quiet, energy-saving operation and outstanding long-term value, and the Goodman brand GMVM96 modulating gas furnace may be your best option. Whether it’s the coldest day of the year or any day of the year, with the Goodman GMVM96 gas furnace you’ll be saying “Thank goodness for Goodman.”


Goodman’s GMVM96 high-efficiency gas furnace with modulating gas valve and variable speed circulating blower provides efficient and economical performance. Unlike single-stage gas furnaces that operate ‘all on’ or ‘all off’, a Goodman brand modulating gas furnace typically runs at the lowest possible speed and precisely maintain a constant , steady temperature in your home. A modulating gas furnace optimizes its heating output to maximize indoor comfort and lower energy costs.

When operating at low-speed levels, your Goodman gas furnace consumes less energy to keep your home comfortable. In addition, the 96% AFUE rating on this gas furnace means that 96 cents of every $1.00 of heating expense warms your home. Some older heating systems are rated at 60% AFUE. The Department of Energy (DOE) established the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) system to calculate the annual operating cost of residential gas furnaces.

When properly installed, your Goodman GMVM96 gas furnace meets the higher standard of Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Program.


The award-winning design of the primary heat exchanger in the Goodman GMVM96 modulating gas furnace is unique. It’s constructed from tubular aluminized-steel and formed into a dual-diameter configuration. Furthermore, the use of winkle-bend technology results in an extremely durable heat exchanger. A heat exchanger is often considered the essential component of any gas furnace. Additionally, this gas furnace has a stainless-steel secondary heat exchanger. This combination offers one of the best levels of reliability, durability, and efficiency you’ll find within the Goodman brand.


The Goodman brand GMVM96 gas furnace is ComfortNet compatible. Homeowner benefits of this system include advanced diagnostics, automatic maintenance alerts, and continuous monitoring of the system’s performance.



Goodman brand air conditioning and heating equipment have been doing business since 1982. Given their decades of experience in the heating and cooling business, our customers can be assured that Goodman brand air conditioning and heating systems meet the highest industry standards. Their manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 certified ( an independent standard accepted worldwide as the benchmark for quality manufacturing and management processes). They are also ISO 14001 certified which is an international environmental certification. They are installed by some of the best and most experienced professionals in the industry.

When you choose the Goodman brand, you can rest assured that you’ll receive a refreshingly affordable product that’s covered by what many consider to be the best product warranties in the heating and cooling industry.

We encourage you to explore our site to learn first-hand about our quality products, our industry-leading warranties, and the vision of our founder: to provide high-quality heating and air conditioning to consumers at a refreshingly affordable price.