Schedule A Service

Author Archive

Reason Why High Efficiency HVAC Systems are a Better Choice

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 by roxheating No Comments

Thinking of getting a new HVAC system? Now is the time to think about replacing the old unit with a new, high efficiency HVAC System. There are many good reasons to choose such a unit. The air conditioning and heating units in your home use about half of the normal energy usage in an average household in any given month. That means that if you are not using a high efficiency unit, you are more or less throwing your money out the window. Over the lifetime of your air conditioning and heating unit, you can save thousands of dollars by upgrading to the high efficiency system.

A high efficiency HVAC system saves a lot of money in the long run. They are designed to use maximum efficiency using programmable thermostats and they put out a much more even heating and cooling method to maintain the perfect temperature in your home. They also last a lot longer than the older model HVAC systems ever did and they are also much less noisy. Using the high efficiency system will not only lower you monthly electric payments, but it will also be a bonus to a new buyer if you decide in the future to move from your current home. What new homeowner wouldn’t be pleased that the home they are about to purchase had been updated with a high efficiency air conditioning and heating unit?

In today’s environment all of us need to think about the usage of our energy. During these days we must conserve energy for our future generations. Think of it this way…because high efficiency units use about one third less fuel in comparison to older models, there is much less waste and much better fuel efficiency. All that adds up to better conservation of the earths natural resources, less waste and better for future generations.

Yes, you will pay more up front for this new high efficiency HVAC system you are thinking of purchasing, but think of it this way – this new unit will be an investment. It will pay for itself over time, eventually even saving you money. When researching your new unit, be sure to ask questions and make sure the answers given are trustworthy. Deal with a reliable company that has a good reputation so you know you will be getting great service even after the installation. One question not to ignore is “What is the SEER rating for this unit?”. Do your homework, and then sit back, relax, and enjoy the comfort of your new high efficiency HVAC system, knowing while it is keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, it is also saving you money every month.

Call, text or email us for a free estimate on a new High Efficiency HVAC System. Our prices are great and our customer service even better.

5 Benefits of Gas Furnace Maintenance

Posted on: November 10th, 2017 by roxheating No Comments

A very common fixture in many homes in the United States, and around the world, is the gas furnace that is used to heat the interior of building. Anyone familiar with dwelling maintenance and have dealt with the matter personally will know that regular maintenance of any appliance is key in ensuring that the unit will continue to function well and as it was intended. Outside of the purely utilitarian aspect of proper maintenance, there are many additional benefits that make this practice an activity that will be viewed in the immediate future as time well spent.

The first benefit that you will notice will be the impact that the maintenance will have on the cost of your utilities, especially during the colder months. As is the rule with most things, living or inanimate, they will universally run much more efficiently if they are cared for. In the case of a gas furnace, repeated lubrication of moving parts and tightening of the electrical connections will allow for continued functionality at the highest level.

This consistency of peak performance due to regular maintenance will greatly lower electric bills because the furnace does not have to strain itself to perform the designated task. You can also expect your furnace to have a much longer functional life when regular maintenance is performed upon it. Having a technician or specialist inspect the equipment regularly will allow them, or you, to find potential problems that may occur and then they can be mitigated or dismissed before they become a serious issue. It is important to test the unit on a seasonal basis to evaluate the performance of the unit and clean any, and all, parts to see if they have deteriorated or will deteriorate soon in the future. Cleaning areas that may potentially develop a buildup of a foreign substance, such as condensate drains, will also serve to extend the life of your gas furnace and keep it in peak functionality.

These inspections will also greatly lessen the need for emergency or urgent repairs because the issue will be addressed before it can become a potentially serious issue.Probably the greatest benefit to regular maintenance of your furnace unit is that it will improve the overall safety of your home. One of the last appliances that you want to have any issue with is one that has the potential to cause a fire or explode, which anything with gas definitely does. Saving money aside, there is no feeling quite like knowing that your home and loved ones are safe. Also the well maintained furnace will be able to meet any heating need that you may have with maximum efficiency and capacity.

The Advantages of Signing Up for an HVAC Service Plan

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by roxheating No Comments

A lot of individual’s question whether or not its beneficial to sign up for a HVAC service plan, although these plans can be pricey the benefits do out way the costs. Let’s say your system decides to not work one day and its 98 degrees outside, you don’t have that much money left after paying bills to call a repair man so instead you go out and waste money on a $400.00 window unit that will maybe only cool off one room. This is where a service plan will come in handy for you and your family. Please look at the HVAC plans your state has to offer.

Most HVAC service plans offer winter and summer maintenance. This means that if your air goes out in the summer the company will fix it as soon as possible for little cost. If your heat goes out in the winter time there should be no need to get a space heater that could possibly lead to a house fire when you can call and have it fixed for cheaper. HVAC plan prices do vary by state, but it is inherently worth it.

Most companies also offer ongoing services, which means annual tune ups, and regular yearly check ups. These check ups can also provide a longer life to your HVAC system which is a huge plus. Most HVAC systems last 15- 20 years if there are regular checkups, and tune ups, this means no need to spend thousands of dollars every five to seven years. If your system goes out in the middle of the summer and you have no plan to cover costs, you will have to come up with thousands of dollars to replace it. Are the benefits starting to out way the costs for you?

Lets talk about savings! Who doesn’t love discounts? Having a HVAC plan can lead to great discounts when having work done. If regular chekups happen this can also cause your HVAC system to work more efficiently, which will help reduce your monthly power bill. Lastly, with an HVAC Service plan you will receive priority in scheduling which can come in handy during summer months. If this sounds good it is definitely a good idea to look into getting an HVAC Service plan as soon as possible. Yes, HVAC Service plans can be expensive over the year, but one repair can cover this cost of the yearly membership.

ROX Heating and Air offers the most comprehensive and competitively priced HVAC Service Plans in Colorado. Our Priority Comfort Club is the premiere HVAC Service Plan available in Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Parker, Castle Rock, Roxborough, Morrison, Lakewood, Westminster, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills, Sheridan, Green Mountain, and the surrounding Denver Metro Area.

Benefits of a 2 Stage Gas Furnaces

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 by roxheating No Comments

So let’s first begin by defining what a two-stage furnace is. When you see the term “stage”, what they are really referring to is the burner mechanism within your furnace. More specifically, the reference is to the valve that controls the flow of fuel to the burner itself. On old fashioned, one-stage furnaces, this value had two positions: opened or closed. With newer two-stage furnaces, this valve now has three distinct positions: fully opened, partially opened, and closed. Having this third position allows the furnace to either operate at full-blast capacity (just like other furnaces) or at a reduced output where it uses less fuel and provides about 60-65% of the heating of the full blast mode. If after a few minutes the furnace has not met the heating demands of the thermostat, the furnace will kick into full blast mode at that time and complete the job.

There are three primary benefits to utilizing a two-stage furnace. The most obvious and tangible benefit is that it should result in a reduction in your monthly energy costs. On days when it is only moderately cold outside, instead of running in full blast mode and wasting energy, the furnace will instead automatically run in partially open mode. This will minimize the amount of energy expended by the furnace and ultimately will reduce your monthly energy bill.

The second benefit is less obvious. The two-stage furnace will do a better job of evenly heating your house and removing cold spots. A one stage furnace will quickly heat your house and then turn off quicker, making temperature fluctuations more pronounced and allowing cold spots to re-emerge. Because the two-stage furnace produces less overall heat in partially open mode, it will run more consistently, allowing the heat to circulate more evenly in your house.

The final benefit is also less obvious, in that the two-stage furnace will provide better filtering for the air in your house. This is because, by its nature, the two-stage furnace will run more often. And because it is running more often, that means it is pushing more air through your house’s duct work, and more circulating air leads to better air filtration. Keep in mind that a two-stage furnace will cost you more money up front, but should pay for itself in the long run with savings it gathers from your energy bill. Ultimately the decision as to whether a two-stage furnace is a worthwhile investment will come down to your personal needs.

Professional Colorado Air Conditioner Repair

Posted on: August 19th, 2017 by roxheating No Comments

Spring has officially sprung, and with it comes the blooming of flowers, the greening of grass, and of course, firing up your AC as the temperature starts to climb. After a long cold winter sitting idle, HVAC systems (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) may need a bit of a tune up or overhaul to get working 100% again, and the best way to do this is by calling a professional.

Our certified HVAC technicians specialize in the heating and cooling systems that make modern houses comfortable and livable. These systems are complex, with a ton of interconnected working and moving parts, electrical and technical aspects, and yards and yards of ductwork and wiring. Making sure its all in place and working properly is well within the realm of our skilled technicians. Air conditioning systems contain complex compressors and blower motors, pressurized refrigerant lines, and high voltage connections, putting their repair and maintenance out of the realm of the average homeowner.

30% OFF SERVICE CALL

We appreciate you taking the time to learn about our company. As a thank you, we would like to offer you 30% off your next service call. We absolutely have the lowest service call rate compared to other professional, licensed and insured HVAC companies. Our current service call rate is $78.00, contact us through this page and you will only be charged $54.00 for the HVAC service call.

Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Humidifier, Water Heater, Boiler and all other HVAC related service

Littleton – Roxborough – Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree – Centennial – Parker – Castle Rock – Lakewood – Arvada – Thornton – Westminster – Denver Metro Area.

Schedule Now

ROX Heating & Air, certified air conditioning repair professionals have the skills and training to quickly and easily diagnose and fix problems related to a homes HVAC system. We carry specialized tools and have extensive knowledge of the working conditions and functions of these systems. Although it may seem expensive to hire a technician to come out once a year to clean and overhaul the system the cost of these visits is much less then a bill would to fully replace or significantly repair a failed HVAC system.

To keep your house and all its components in tip top shape and to make sure you stay nice and cool as the heat of summer kicks in give ROX Heating & Air, a call and make an appointment for an air conditioner tune up to come out and make sure your system is functioning at 100%. We can also prepare systems to be turned on the spring or make sure they are winterized and are ready to make it through the long cold months. Take the worry out of heating and cooling needs and schedule an appointment to make sure there won’t be any surprises during the coming year.

Easy Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Posted on: August 18th, 2017 by roxheating No Comments

Want to lower your energy bills? Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Whether you are motivated by money or by the environment, you probably want to use less energy than you do now. The question then becomes — how?

First, sometimes we are using energy for absolutely no reason. A plugged up charger connected to a device that is already on full battery, for example, is continually emitting unneeded energy. That means that perhaps it isn’t the best use of energy to charge devices while you are asleep; the device will probably hit 100% long before you are awake. On the same note, a charger plugged in but not connected to anything is using energy for no reason too. Anything that has a standby mode, such as a cable box or an internet modem, is continually using energy when not in full activation too. Sometimes it might be prudent to unplug such devices, especially when they won’t be used for a few hours as when you’re going to bed or heading to work.

30% OFF SERVICE CALL

We appreciate you taking the time to learn about our company. As a thank you, we would like to offer you 30% off your next service call. We absolutely have the lowest service call rate compared to other professional, licensed and insured HVAC companies. Our current service call rate is $78.00, contact us through this page and you will only be charged $54.00 for the HVAC service call.

Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Humidifier, Water Heater, Boiler and all other HVAC related service

Littleton – Roxborough – Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree – Centennial – Parker – Castle Rock – Lakewood – Arvada – Thornton – Westminster – Denver Metro Area.

Schedule Now

On a larger scale, heating and cooling our homes drains lots of energy and is an aspect to consider when lowering energy use. When would it be possible to turn off the heating/cooling system entirely? Use those perfect spring and fall days to your benefit. Open the windows and enjoy the cool breeze to avoid turning on the air conditioner, or leave the windows closed but turn the heat off once it has knocked off the morning chill. Even when the air conditioner or heating system is necessary, turning it down or up a few degrees can make a difference too. If it’s sweltering outside, dress lightly inside and turn the air conditioner to a lower setting. Set it to come on when it reaches 74 degrees inside rather than 70 degrees, for example. Cold outside? While you don’t need to don a parka inside, put on a sweatshirt and socks so that you can keep it a bit cooler inside, perhaps 67 degrees instead of 70. Whether you are heating or cooling your house, it’s not doing you any good when you’re not there. So, turn it down or up as appropriate when you are leaving for more than a few hours.

Finally, conserve the heat or cool in your house. When you open the door, heat or cool will billow out and make your system work harder. So, avoid propping the door open. Also, try to minimize how many times the door will open. Think of ways you can make your trips outside double duty. Walking the dog? Pick up the mail while you’re at it. Bringing in groceries? Carry four bags rather than two. Better yet, invest in a rolling carrier to bring in everything at once. Kids keep going in and out? Have them plan what they want to do and bring everything out at once — balls, bubbles, drinks, etc. Sometimes energy is wasted even when the door is closed, escaping through cracks. Check around doors and windows to make sure this isn’t happening in your home. These are just a few ways you can decrease your energy use. Enjoy your lower energy bills and the peace of mind that you’re doing your part for the environment!

5 DIY Air Conditioning Repair Tips

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by roxheating No Comments

Spring is here and things are starting to heat up in the US. So what do you do if your air conditioning is on the fritz? Your first thought may be to call a repair service, but before you pick up that phone you should probably know that the average cost of AC repair is anywhere from $150 to $500. Yikes, think of how many snow cones you could get for that kind of money! No way do you want to miss out on that action, so let’s consider some alternative options.

To be clear: without a doubt, there are times when calling a professional repair service is the only reasonable course of action. HVAC school exists for a reason, after all. But you’d be surprised how many times people think their AC is broken when all it needs is a little TLC. You don’t have to be an engineer to give a little TLC, do you? Nope, you sure don’t. So roll up those sleeves and try 5 little TLC treatments before you start spending your snow cone money. You’ll be glad you did.

  • Check the Breaker It could be that you’ve simply overloaded the circuits. A surefire way to test this is to check the power. Does the unit turn on at all? If not, your fix may be as simple as replacing a fuse, or even flipping a switch or two.
  • Change the Filter When it comes to AC you want to get out of repair mode and into maintenance mode. That means doing the little things that make a big difference as often as needed to keep things humming along. When airflow is reduced by a gunky filter, cooling efficiency can drop dramatically. Even worse, it can cause the whole unit to ice up. So make a habit of checking (and replacing, if needed) twice a year.
  • Mind Meld With the Thermostat Did you know that the thermostat is the brain of your air conditioner? It is! It’s responsible for gauging ambient temperature and kicking the unit on or off based on that reading. A pretty huge job, right? And it’s powered by batteries. Yep, you read that correctly. So do yourself a favor and make sure that your AC’s brain hasn’t simply run out of juice.
  • Melt the Ice Remember that ice problem we discussed in number 2? While it seems like ice would be an air conditioner’s best friend, it actually keeps the unit from doing what it’s meant to do. So if you see ice just turn the unit off for a few hours and let the ice melt. That’s it, that’s all.
  • Clean That Sucker Just like a gunky filter will reduce the power of your AC, dust and debris collecting on the inside of the unit affects everything from the fan blades to the condenser fins. So turn it off (<–that first step is VERY important), crack it open, and gently clear out the inside of the unit with a duster or soft cloth. The blades and fins are surprisingly delicate, so be gentle and mind the sharp edges.

If after all of these steps you’re still way too hot for comfort then a call to your repair service might be in order. But there’s a good chance you’ll find the unit runs like a dream once you’ve taken some care. And if that’s the case grab a snow cone and chill out, you’ve totally earned it.

How to Perform Spring Air Conditioner Maintenance

Posted on: August 16th, 2017 by roxheating No Comments

Now that spring is officially here its time for all the other joys that come with a new season – including spring cleaning and home maintenance. Among these the proper functioning of the HVAC system is crucial, you don’t want to hit those hot summer days without a working air conditioner. Air conditioning maintenance can be performed at the start and end of every warm season to insure that the system is fully functioning and running at 100% efficiency. The air conditioning and heating system can be one of the most costly components of a home, and staying up to date on maintenance can avoid problems and expensive repairs.

Basic air condition maintenance can be easily performed by a homeowner, but If you find yourself uncomfortable or unfamiliar with a task or part our trained HVAC professionals can come and make short work of it. Be sure to apply basic common sense principles when working on the HVAC system.

30% OFF SERVICE CALL

We appreciate you taking the time to learn about our company. As a thank you, we would like to offer you 30% off your next service call. We absolutely have the lowest service call rate compared to other professional, licensed and insured HVAC companies. Our current service call rate is $78.00, contact us through this page and you will only be charged $54.00 for the HVAC service call.

Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Humidifier, Water Heater, Boiler and all other HVAC related service

Littleton – Roxborough – Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree – Centennial – Parker – Castle Rock – Lakewood – Arvada – Thornton – Westminster – Denver Metro Area.

Schedule Now

  • Make sure the power to the unit is off and that it cannot become re-energized.
  • Remove the cover and clean the unit, making sure to remove all debris and foreign objects that may impede operation.
  • Clean and straiten the fins to make sure the unit can operate at maximum cooling power.
  • Check moving parts for tears, cracks, and play, lube and grease fittings as necessary.
  • Double check that the AC unit is sitting on a level pad and that the area around the unit is clean.
  • Make sure the lines are clear and are not bent or pinched.
  • If the system needs more refrigerant or a recharge this is best left to our HVAC professionals who will come in and inject new coolant into the system.
  • Change out the pads and filters in the HVAC system,
  • Double check motors for correct and quiet operation
  • Turn the system back on for a test run.

Although it seems extensive performing these basic procedures only needs to happen twice a year, in the spring when first running the HVAC and in the fall when shutting down the AC for the winter. Taking just an hour or two twice a year can make for trouble free heating and air conditioning all summer and winter long.

How to Install a Window Air Conditioning Unit

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 by roxheating No Comments

To install a window air conditioning unit one must first have the proper tools and prepare the unit for installation. Commonly this means a screwdriver, basic pliers and duct tape (optional). Remove the unit from the supplier’s box and remove any packing materials. Remove the front with the filter from the unit and make sure there aren’t any obstructions to the air flow. Leave the front piece containing the filter off and the power cord tied.

Select a window in a central part of the home that has a suitable power outlet nearby. Determine if the unit is 120 or 240 volts. Most are 120v, or a common household outlet. If the unit requires 240v, make sure one is available. If not, additional wiring may be required. Having selected the window, remove and screens, curtains, blinds or other obstructions such that a clear opening is available. There should only be an open window sufficient in height and width for the unit’s dimensions.

30% OFF SERVICE CALL

We appreciate you taking the time to learn about our company. As a thank you, we would like to offer you 30% off your next service call. We absolutely have the lowest service call rate compared to other professional, licensed and insured HVAC companies. Our current service call rate is $78.00, contact us through this page and you will only be charged $54.00 for the HVAC service call.

Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Humidifier, Water Heater, Boiler and all other HVAC related service

Littleton – Roxborough – Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree – Centennial – Parker – Castle Rock – Lakewood – Arvada – Thornton – Westminster – Denver Metro Area.

Schedule Now

Place the unit in the window so that the flange on the front and back of the unit is flush against the bottom of the window. Close the window such that the top flange on the unit is facing towards the room and against the top of the unit. It should be a tight fit and secure. Consult the installation manual to see what angle the unit should be at. It should gradual angle down to the ground so that the condensation can drain rearward outside. If it is angling forward the condensation can build up and leak into the room. If it is angled too much it can cause harm to the compressor. If it is not secure or at the right angle, additional screws or braces may be required.

After it is secure and at the right angle, replace the front screen and filter. Make sure the filter is secure against the front coil and not folded or off-center. Using the screw driver, loosen the screws on the sides to let the sliding side doors cover the areas not covered by the unit. They should fit tightly against the sides of the window such that not open air spaces are present. After the unit’s sliding doors are flush with the sides of the window, tighten the screws to make the doors secure. If one can see daylight, duct tape or weather stripping can be used to make a tight seal. Loosen the power cable and plug it in the power outlet. It should be ready to turn on. Test it at first to make sure it is cooling properly.

Benefits of Gas Furnace Maintenance

Posted on: August 14th, 2017 by roxheating No Comments

A very common fixture in many homes in the United States, and around the world, is the gas furnace that is used to heat the interior of building. Anyone familiar with dwelling maintenance and have dealt with the matter personally will know that regular maintenance of any appliance is key in ensuring that the unit will continue to function well and as it was intended. Outside of the purely utilitarian aspect of proper maintenance, there are many additional benefits that make this practice an activity that will be viewed in the immediate future as time well spent.

The first benefit that you will notice will be the impact that the maintenance will have on the cost of your utilities, especially during the colder months. As is the rule with most things, living or inanimate, they will universally run much more efficiently if they are cared for. In the case of a gas furnace, repeated lubrication of moving parts and tightening of the electrical connections will allow for continued functionality at the highest level. This consistency of peak performance due to regular maintenance will greatly lower electric bills because the furnace does not have to strain itself to perform the designated task.

30% OFF SERVICE CALL

We appreciate you taking the time to learn about our company. As a thank you, we would like to offer you 30% off your next service call. We absolutely have the lowest service call rate compared to other professional, licensed and insured HVAC companies. Our current service call rate is $78.00, contact us through this page and you will only be charged $54.00 for the HVAC service call.

Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Humidifier, Water Heater, Boiler and all other HVAC related service

Littleton – Roxborough – Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree – Centennial – Parker – Castle Rock – Lakewood – Arvada – Thornton – Westminster – Denver Metro Area.

Schedule Now

You can also expect your furnace to have a much longer functional life when regular maintenance is performed upon it. Having a technician or specialist inspect the equipment regularly will allow them, or you, to find potential problems that may occur and then they can be mitigated or dismissed before they become a serious issue. It is important to test the unit on a seasonal basis to evaluate the performance of the unit and clean any, and all, parts to see if they have deteriorated or will deteriorate soon in the future. Cleaning areas that may potentially develop a buildup of a foreign substance, such as condensate drains, will also serve to extend the life of your gas furnace and keep it in peak functionality. These inspections will also greatly lessen the need for emergency or urgent repairs because the issue will be addressed before it can become a potentially serious issue.

Probably the greatest benefit to regular maintenance of your furnace unit is that it will improve the overall safety of your home. One of the last appliances that you want to have any issue with is one that has the potential to cause a fire or explode, which anything with gas definitely does. Saving money aside, there is no feeling quite like knowing that your home and loved ones are safe. Also the well maintained furnace will be able to meet any heating need that you may have with maximum efficiency and capacity.