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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AC Service for Low Refrigerant

Posted May 10, 2017 & filed under Air Conditioning.

If your air conditioner is not cooling as well as it used to, you may wonder if it just needs more refrigerant and if you can just add it yourself? Refrigerant is an ozone-depleting chemical that can harm the environment and should only be handled by licensed technicians. A low level of refrigerant also points …

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How to Decide Between a New Air Conditioner or Repair

Posted April 28, 2017 & filed under Air Conditioning.

An AC replacement is not a fun way to spend your hard-earned money but at some point it will make more sense to install a new system rather than trying to prolong the life of a failing unit. The experienced and trusted technicians at Blue Valley Energy of Longmont will weigh several factors before recommending …

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Air Conditioning Service

Posted April 22, 2017 & filed under Air Conditioning.

When your air conditioning fails to operate smoothly, don’t wait to have it diagnosed and quickly fixed by the experts at Blue Valley Energy in Longmont. Outlining the general function of an air conditioning system will illustrate the various points at which a malfunction can occur. Two main components of the air conditioner, the compressor …

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Affordable and Thorough Air Conditioner Service in Longmont

Posted April 13, 2017 & filed under Air Conditioning.

Spring is the best time of year to schedule an AC check-up before the summer rush. Avoid waiting only to find out there is a problem with your system when the temperature soars and you really need it. Blue Valley Energy in Longmont is a reliable HVAC contractor that offers extensive and affordable air conditioner …

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