Fast Hot Water Heater Repair in Longmont

Posted October 16, 2017 & filed under Hot Water Heater.

Few things are more annoying than suddenly running out of hot water during a shower. If you weren’t the last in line of several other showerers, than the problem is more than just exceeding the tank capacity. The team at Blue Valley Energy of Longmont has the experience and expertise to quickly diagnose and make …

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Save on a Furnace Tune Up this Fall

Posted September 30, 2017 & filed under Furnace.

It seems like cooler temperatures are here to stay in Colorado, and now is the best time to get a furnace tune up before the really cold weather hits! Blue Valley Energy in Longmont offers a fall special on furnace tune ups and this affordable maintenance pays off big time by prolonging the life of …

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Heating Load Calculation for the Right Size of Furnace

Posted September 14, 2017 & filed under Furnace.

The protocol for planning a building’s HVAC equipment used to be quite simple, but also resulted in quite oversized systems. The HVAC industry now recognizes the myriad of factors that come into play when determining the heating or cooling load of today’s energy-efficient homes. Blue Valley Energy in Longmont uses the industry’s most detailed protocols …

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Increase Your Comfort with a Whole House Humidifier

Posted August 24, 2017 & filed under Air Quality.

Did you know that “certain airborne pathogens, such as those that cause the flu, circulate easier in dry air than in moist air”? Reducing favorable conditions for the spread of viruses is just one reason to install a central humidifier, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Other benefits of adding humidity to …

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Designing a Duct System for Maximum Efficiency

Posted August 8, 2017 & filed under HVAC.

Martin Holladay with Green Building Advisor states “[t]he best way to design a duct system is to follow the Manual D method developed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America” but he cautions that many HVAC contractors do not, and if not, then homeowners should ask what standards they will follow. Some common regulations are …

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Air Filters to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted July 27, 2017 & filed under Air Quality.

Did you know that the EPA lists indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental health risks? According to the EPA, the best way to improve indoor air quality is to remove the source of contamination and bring in fresh outside air.  When these two suggestions are not possible due to bad weather …

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Geothermal Energy in Northern Colorado

Posted July 12, 2017 & filed under Geothermal Systems.

There are many reasons why we are lucky to live in the beautiful state of Colorado, one of which is that geothermal energy is an option for heating and cooling our homes and businesses. Blue Valley Energy of Longmont is a local industry leader in geothermal energy for residential and commercial properties all along the …

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Calculating Cooling Load for the Right-sized A/C

Posted June 23, 2017 & filed under Air Conditioning.

When is it necessary to perform a cooling-load calculation? Most building codes require load calculations for new homes, and should also be conducted when purchasing new equipment, in order to properly size heating and air conditioning systems. The HVAC technicians at Blue Valley Energy of Longmont are extensively trained in performing cooling load analysis to …

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Will You Need a New Air Conditioning System in 2 years?

Posted June 8, 2017 & filed under Air Conditioning.

The refrigerant used for decades in residential air conditioners has been HCFC-22, aka R-22. Did you know that according to the EPA, “after 2020, only recycled, reclaimed or previously produced HCFC-22 can be used to service existing equipment”? This mandate was created in response to the 1987 Montreal Protocol that required a worldwide phaseout of …

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