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Top 4 Ways Your HVAC System Can Help Alleviate Allergies

When most people think of allergy relief, their minds drift to the antihistamine aisle of their friendly neighborhood pharmacy. It’s probably to say that more than 90 percent of homeowners have no idea that their HVAC system can lend a helping hand.

How can it help, you ask?

We’ll tell you.

A well-maintained HVAC system can help reduce indoor allergens

If you suffer from allergies, you probably know that things like mold, pollen and pet dander can really set things off.  It’s also worth noting that your HVAC’s air filter is specifically designed to help reduce these types of allergens from circulating throughout your home.

Since your air filter provides a critical line of defense, you’ll want to invest in a good one. A high-efficiency filter with a MERV rating that’s between 14 and 16 (the higher the MERV value, the better level of filtration it will provide) is ideal for most HVAC systems.

HEPA filters, which have a MERV rating that span between 17 and 20, are generally not recommended for central HVAC systems because they tend to put additional stress on the system.

Inspect your vents and registers

Now that you have your air filter squared away, you’ll want to make sure your vents and registers are free from dust and debris. The best way to clean these is with a damp cloth, some water and a mild cleaning solution.

Clean your duct work

Most experts recommend having your ducts cleaned twice a year, because this will 1) help keep your system running effectively and 2) it will help improve airflow.  If you’re uncomfortable tackling this type of job on your own, the experts at Bauer Mechanical HVAC can help

Consider a whole-home air purifier

If you’re wanting to take things to the next level, you may want to consider purchasing a whole-home air purifier.  These are great for those who suffer from severe allergies or asthma, because their job is to improve the air quality within your home. They can also help everyone who lives in the home, to breathe easier.

Have questions? Call Bauer Mechanical HVAC today

When you call our company, you can rest easy in knowing you’re working with a service provider that has been helping Denver homeowners with all of their HVAC maintenance, repair and replacement needs for more than a decade.

We’re locally owned and operated, and we treat all of our customers as if they’re our neighbors (because, well, they are!)

Our company prides itself on providing all of our clients with friendly, honest service and we understand the importance of completing every job with professionalism and integrity.

If you have additional questions about how your HVAC system can help alleviate allergies, or you’re interested in having us come out to help you with springtime maintenance and/or duct cleaning, call our office today at 970-690-1021.  Call today to learn why we’re the most word-of-mouth recommended HVAC service provider Colorado.

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4 Tips to Prepare Your HVAC System for Spring

Now that the cold, blistery Denver winter has come to an end, you probably have your sights set on spring. In addition to dusting off the BBQ, readying your pool for summer and diving into spring cleaning projects, you’ll also want to remember to give your HVAC system a little TLC.

This is why the experts at Bauer Mechanical HVAC decided to put together our top 4 tips to help prepare your system for the spring.

Start with the air filters

As the weather begins to warm, it’s unlikely you’ll need to turn on your furnace or heater, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t swap out the filters.  Why? Because the dust and dirt that has collected on your current air filters can make their way into your home’s ducts and vents.

Suffice to say, if your AC system uses filters, you’ll want to replace those, as well.  In fact, you should do this before you turn it on for the first time. When you swap out old, dirty filters for new ones, you’ll be able to ensure that clean (not dusty) air will flow throughout your home.

Inspect duct sealing and insulation

The second thing you’ll want to do to prepare your HVAC system for spring involves inspecting the duct sealing and insulation. If your ducts have leaks, your system will have to work harder to deliver cool air throughout your home. Not only can this place additional strain on your system, it can also have a negative impact on your electricity bill.  The same goes for your insulation; if it’s worn or old, it won’t do a very good job of keeping the cool air indoors.

Get to spring cleaning

If your AC has an outdoor unit, you’ll want to clean up any and all debris that may have collected throughout the winter. And, after you’ve cleared away the twigs, dirt and leaves, you’ll want to use a cloth, some water and a mild detergent to wipe the system down.

Ready your programmable thermostat

Ok, so your filters have been swapped out and your duct sealing and insulation look good. At this point, you’ll want to turn your attention to your thermostat.  Not only will a programmable thermostat help save money, it can help ensure your home is kept at an optimal temperature throughout the day.

But, much like other components of your HVAC system, you’ll want to ensure it’s working properly. If it’s not working efficiently, now would be the time to replace it. You may even want to consider upgrading to a smart thermostat, which you’d be able to control from your smartphone.

If you feel you need help readying your HVAC or AC system for spring, the experts at Bauer Mechanical can help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our office today at 970-690-1021. Or, if you’d prefer to contact us by email, you can reach us at Matthew.siemens@yahoo.com.  Call today to learn why we’re the most trusted HVAC service company the region.

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Best Time to Repair Air Conditioner Unit, Fort Collins Colorado

If your Fort Collins, Colorado home has a central air conditioning unit, you probably understand the importance of scheduling regular maintenance.

However, if your AC unit isn’t working properly, you may have questions about the best time to repair it.

At Bauer Mechanical Services we have years of experience in helping our customers with all of their central AC repair and replacement questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 970-635-0266 today to learn how we can help.

When is the best time to repair an air conditioner unit in Fort Collins?

As a general rule of thumb, the best time to schedule air conditioner repair will be during the offseason, aka, the spring or fall.  Most HVAC professionals will have their hands full in the summer and winter because those are the peak time for customers’ heating and cooling needs.

When you schedule AC repair in Fort Collins, and you do so in the spring or fall, you’ll likely have more flexibility when it comes to obtaining an appointment time that works best for your schedule.

If you wait until the summer, there is a very high likelihood that it will take much, much longer to get a licensed repair technician to come to your home!

When you turn your AC unit on for the first time after several months of downtime, if you suspect there are problems that need to be addressed, it’s always best to have these issues handled right away.

The second benefit to scheduling air conditioner repair in Fort Collins during the spring or fall, is that it will allow you to take your time in hiring an HVAC repair company. This means you’ll have more time to research service providers, receive quotes and check references, if necessary.

This can help ensure you receive the highest quality Fort Collins air conditioner repair services possible.

AC repair experts in Fort Collins

If you haven’t had professional air conditioner maintenance services performed in the past 12 months, the springtime is the time to do it. When you contact Bauer Mechanical Services we’ll help schedule an appointment that works with your schedule.

From there, one our technicians will be able to look over your system and check for damage; they’ll inspect your system for worn bolts (worn bolts can cause rattling) and they’ll also inspect your air filters. If necessary, our technician can help you clean and/or replace them.

If we determine your AC unit has parts that need to be repaired or replaced, we’ll provide you with an honest, up-front estimate.

At Bauer Mechanical Services we have years of experience in Fort Collins AC repair and we are experienced in working with a wide range of HVAC systems.

For more information on our services, or if you have further questions about the best time to schedule air conditioner repair in Fort Collins, Colorado, call our office now at 970-635-0266. If you prefer to contact us electronically, we can be reached at Matthew.siemens@yahoo.com.

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Springtime Air Conditioner Repair, Fort Collins, Colorado

Now that the winter months have come to an end, you may be wondering how to get your air conditioning system ready for summer.

When the weather gets warm, you’ll want to make sure that your AC unit is running properly, and this means replacing the air filters, cleaning your AC unit and making sure your air conditioning unit’s condenser coils and fan blades are running properly.

Whether you need help with basic maintenance or you’ve discovered you need to schedule springtime air conditioner repair for the AC unit in your Fort Collins, Colorado home, we can help.

At Bauer Mechanical Services we have more than a decade of experience in helping Fort Collins homeowners with all of their air conditioner repair and maintenance needs.  For more information or to receive a free quote, call our office now at 970-635-0266.

Reasons to schedule springtime air conditioner repair in Fort Collins

There are many reasons you’ll want to consider contacting Bauer Mechanical Services to assist with springtime air conditioner repair.

First, if your AC unit isn’t functioning properly, this could increase your energy bills. If your AC unit is running smoothly, it will be more reliable when it comes to circulating cool air throughout your home. It will also help your energy bills to be more manageable.

Second, if you suspect your unit may have problems, it’s always best to address what could be a small problem before it turns into a big one. When you contact our office, we’ll be able to help you understand what parts, if any, need to be repaired or replaced. In most cases, if issues are caught early on, springtime air conditioner repair can help prevent a major malfunction during the summer.

Third, when AC units are dormant for several months, there is a chance that certain components will not run as well as they need to.  This can also lead to unnecessary and unwanted upticks in your monthly cooling bill.

If you suspect you may have a springtime air conditioner repair issue, contact Bauer Mechanical Services today to learn how we can help.

Regardless as to whether your unit needs some simple maintenance, a tune-up or if it’s determined parts need to be replaced entirely, our experienced, reliable technicians will be able to get your AC unit running smoothly in time for summer.

Trusted springtime air conditioner repair experts in Fort Collins

Central AC unit problems can arise due to a wide range of issues. Some of these issues can be simple, while others can be far more complex.

At Bauer Mechanical Services we have years of experience in helping Fort Collins Colorado homeowners make sure their central AC units are ready for the warmer months.

We have experience with all types of HVAC systems and our technicians have the ability to diagnose a wide variety of problems.

For more information or to schedule a free, no-cost estimate, call our office today at 970-635-0622 to speak with a Fort Collins, Colorado springtime air conditioner repair customer service agent.

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Should I Install A Ductless Mini-Split in my Denver Home?

If you’re having challenges heating or cooling a particular room in your home, but you’re wary about the costs of running a space heater (or window AC unit), you might want to consider a mini-split.

A mini-split is a ductless heating and cooling unit that can be used to control the temperature in a particular room or space. They’re easy to use, they can be installed in just a few hours and they’re energy efficient, which makes them a great alternative to conventional heating and cooling systems.

What does a mini-split look like?

Mini-splits come with two components—one which is installed outside of your home and a second, which is installed in your home.

The outdoor unit is a condenser/compressor, and the indoor unit (which is affixed to the wall, close to the ceiling) is the heating/ cooling unit.  A growing number of mini-split models are energy-star compliant (which means they are more cost-efficient to run than a space heater or wall-based AC unit) and they frequently come with a remote, which will allow you to program, or custom set, your heating, and cooling preferences.

Cleaner air

Another benefit of a mini-split system is that they don’t require the installation of complicated and expensive ductwork, and, because they don’t rely on ducts, they can help maintain higher air quality.

When it comes to standard HVAC systems, the ducts should be cleaned (by a professional) on a regular basis, to clean out all the build-up.

Since mini-split systems don’t have traditional ducts, all the pollen, dust and bacteria that can build up in (and be recirculated into your home by) traditional HVAC systems, the redistribution of these types of allergens isn’t an issue.

As such, many Denver homeowners find them to provide better quality air.

Lower carbon footprint

Since mini-split systems are generally Energy Star compliant, they are energy efficient. Not only do Energy Star appliances allow for greater energy efficiency, which will help save you money on your heating and cooling expenses, mini-split systems allow you to reduce your carbon footprint.

These systems are customizable, they allow Denver homeowners the ability to heat and cool certain, specific areas of their home to the desired temperature.

Denver homeowners, call Bauer HVAC today

At Bauer HVAC we have more than a decade of helping homeowners in Denver with all of their HVAC needs.

Our company provides Denver furnace repair, Denver furnace replacement, air conditioning repair, air conditioning replacement along with a full range of HVAC services,

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and we’re able to handle any size residential or commercial job. When you contact Bauer HVAC, you can rest assured that you’re working with some of the most highly trained experts in the industry, and that you’re working with a company that is honest, dependable and reliable.

Call us today at 970-690-1021 to learn why we are the number one choice for Denver HVAC services.

Things to Consider Before Installing a Smart Thermostat in Your Denver, CO Home

Things to Consider Before Installing a Smart Thermostat in Your Denver, CO Home

What makes a smart thermostat smart?

We here at Bauer HVAC feel that it’s fairly safe to assume you know what a smartphone is, but you may still have a few questions when it comes to smart thermostats. Some of the more common questions include:

  • What exactly is a smart thermostat?
  • What are the pros and cons of installing one?
  • Are they really worth the money and hassle?
  • How much do they cost?
  • Are they hard to install?

For this blog, we thought we’d take some time to break all of that down.

A thermostat that’s installed in a Denver home is in charge of regulating the temperature in that home—and, depending on the model you have, you may be able to program it to turn on, or off, at certain intervals. (ie: the heat settings will be lower at night when everyone is sleeping, but the temperature will start to warm in the morning before you wake up.)

A smart thermostat in Denver, CO does the exact same thing—but it starts to learn from your behavior patterns. You can also modify the heat and cool settings remotely, from your smartphone.

It’s pretty cool stuff!

For example; if you typically get home at 6 pm, not only can you program your thermostat to kick the heat up a little bit before you get there, you can delay the warm-up cycle if you’re going to be a few hours late.

Many smart thermostat models also come with fairly impressive smartphone apps, which will also allow you to monitor how much energy you’re using and how much you’re spending on your heating bill.

You can also see what will happen if you make some tweaks to the programming—and how those tweaks could impact your utility bills.

Saving cash

Nest Labs published a white paper on their findings on a study about how smart thermostats lead to financial savings.  During that study, they found the average homeowner saves between 10 and 12 percent on their heating costs and up to 15 percent on their cooling costs.

The average homeowner, they found, can generally save between $130 and $145 per year if they decide to go smart.

Considering the average smart thermostat system runs about $250, manufacturers note that the system will essentially pay for itself within two years.

What’s more, is that these types of systems are much easier to install than people assume.

Call Bauer HVAC today

If you’re considering installing a smart thermostat in your Denver, CO home, call Bauer HVAC today.

We can help you understand the pros and cons of different systems and we’ll be happy to answer any and all questions about how a smart thermostat could impact your heating and cooling bill.

Our company has been serving Denver, Colorado homeowners for more than 10 years. For more information on our company, the services we offer and why we’re the number one choice for Denver, CO homeowners for all of their HVAC needs, call us today at 970-690-1021.

Fort Collins Air Conditioner Maintenance, Repair and Replacement

Fort Collins Air Conditioner Maintenance, Repair and Replacement

We understand that a functioning air conditioner is a vital component when it comes to the comfort of your family.  If you’re a business owner, a functioning air conditioning unit can be vital to your bottom line.

If you have found yourself in a position where your air condition unit isn’t working, or it isn’t working as well as you feel it should be, contact Bauer HVAC now at 970-635-0266 and we will dispatch one of our highly trained technicians to help pinpoint the problem. Once the diagnosis is made, we’ll provide you with a no-nonsense, honest quote.  If your air conditioning system is more than 10 to 15 years old, we can also help you understand the pros and cons of Ft. Collins air conditioner repair versus Ft. Collins air conditioner replacement.

This type of honest, reputable service is why Fort Collins Colorado residents have trusted Bauer HVAC with all of their air conditioning replacement and repair needs for more than a decade.

Is Your AC Broken? Don’t Sweat It. Bauer HVAC Can Help

At Bauer HVAC we understand that Colorado summers can be as warm as the winters are cold.  No one wants to be feeling hot and sticky on a warm and humid day. If you’re AC unit has failed, or you think it’s on the verge of failing, call Bauer HVAC now at 970-635-0266.

Our technicians are trained to service AC equipment from all of the major AC manufacturers and we’ll take as much time as needed to diagnose the root of your system’s problem.

We will also examine your system’s refrigerant levels, air filters and evaporators.

If you need basic system maintenance, we can help you with that in a timely and efficient manner. If we learn that one or more parts needs to be replaced, we’ll work to have that handled as quickly as possible. On the other hand, if we feel you’d be better served by replacing the system you have, our technicians will help you understand your options and we’ll explain why we feel that a full replacement is necessary.

We understand that the cost to replace an air conditioning system can be expensive, which is why Bauer HVAC offers a full-range of products and solutions that are designed to work within every budget.

If you have questions about Fort Collins air conditioner repair and/or Ft. Collins air conditioner replacement options, call Bauer HVAC now at 970-635-0266 to speak with a customer service specialist in your area.

No Job is Too Big, No Job is too Small

At Bauer HVAC we have more than a decade of experience in assisting Fort Collins homeowners and business owners with all of their air conditioning maintenance, replacement and repair needs. We are able to service a wide variety of makes and models and we can even assist you with picking out a new system if you feel it’s time for an upgrade.

For more information on replacing or repairing an AC system in Ft. Collins, call Bauer HVAC now at 970-635-0266.

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Reliable HVAC Repair Replacement in Ft. Collins Colorado

If you or someone you know is having problems with their furnace or HVAC system, look no further. When you contact Bauer HVAC you can rest assured that you will never need to sacrifice comfort for savings.

Our company has been serving the Northern Colorado region for more than a decade. We are locally owned and operated, which allows us to have an in-depth understanding of the needs of Fort Collins homeowners and business owners. If you need help with Fort Collins HVAC repair and replacement, you’ll want to work with the best.

Call Bauer HVAC now at 970-690-1021 to speak with a local customer service agent in your area.

Integrity, Honesty and Friendly Service

When you contact a Bauer HVAC customer care representative you can rest assured that you’ll be investing in high quality HVAC repair and replacement services that last for years. Our company provides new construction HVAC instillation services, furnace replacement, furnace repair, air conditioner replacement, air conditioner instillation, air conditioner repair and we can even assist you with your ductwork.

If you have questions about how Bauer HVAC can assist with your heating and cooling needs, call us now at 970-960-1021. Or, you can always email the owner, Matt Siemens, directly at Matthew.siemens@yahoo.com.

Quality Equipment, Quality Repairs

At Bauer HVAC we are very selective when it comes to the types of heating and cooling systems we use.

If you are considering purchasing a new HVAC system for your home or office, we can help. When you contact our office, you’ll be able to speak with a highly-trained professional who will take as much time as necessary to fully understand your heating and cooling needs. From there, our technician will be able to make an informed recommendation about the type of system that will be best suited for your home or office.

We understand that the purchase of a new HVAC system is a significant investment, which is why we’re committed to helping you make the best choice possible.

If you have questions about your HVAC system or you’re considering replacing what you have, call Bauer HVAC today to speak with one of our professional trained staff members.  We have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the different HVAC manufacturing companies and we’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you might have.

HVAC Solutions for Every Budget

At Bauer HVAC we understand that high-quality doesn’t always mean high-priced. Our company offers a full range of air conditioners, humidifiers and furnaces that are designed to fit within any budget.

If you need help with a heating or cooling system and you’re not sure if we can help, contact us today at 970-635-0266 to learn more about our full range of heating and cooling sales and service options.

Top-Ranked Ft Collins HVAC Service Provider

If you have questions about Fort Collins HVAC service, For Collins HVAC repair or you have questions about the repair or replacement of your humidifier or air conditioner, call Bauer HVAC today at 970-635-0266 to speak with a Ft. Collins-based heating and cooling specialist.

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HVAC Talk: All You Need To Know About Heat Recovery Ventilators

At Bauer Mechanical Services HVAC, we never hide important information from our customers about their home’s HVAC system. After all, the key to keeping a system running efficiently for years on end is to put responsibility and knowledge in the hands of the homeowner, since they’re the ones benefiting most from the added comfort and savings of a well-maintained system. So, in this post, we’re breaking down a common vocabulary term in the HVAC expert’s dictionary: heat recovery ventilator.

If you boil down a home’s HVAC system to its basic function, you’re essentially looking at a system that constantly heats, cools, and recycles air throughout a home. For homes that lack insulation, that air often escapes or is mixed with external drafts that make their way inside. An HVAC system will also pull in new air from the outside to be sure air indoors is fresh, but doing this to a greater extent often causes lower efficiency levels and higher energy bills. On the other hand, a perfectly insulated home may save a homeowner money, but it can also trap in recycled air that may be carrying excess moisture or bacteria (especially during flu season).

To put it simply, a heat recovery ventilator that works to take in new flows of air while saving energy lost through efficiency issues like poor insulation. It generally creates higher quality air and keeps your system clean in the process. It also regulates air temperature to an extent.

Depending on the size of your house, your family’s needs when it comes to a ventilator can vary on a wide scale. If your home already features heat pipes, plate exchangers, or thermal wheels, then a ventilator’s job may already be done without adding another piece of equipment to your system. This is why consulting with a local expert is best when considering ways to increase your home system’s efficiency and function. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about your HVAC system with a quick walk-through and inspection, while recommending a maintenance schedule and to-do items to avoid potential repairs in the process.

If you have questions about heat recovery ventilators or your home system, contact us at Bauer Mechanical Services HVAC today.

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Find the Perfect Furnace with Bauer Mechanical Services HVAC

A top priority for many Front Range families this time of year is staying warm, comfortable, and healthy through the holidays and into the new year. But, another hidden factor in keeping your home comfortable is the factor of spending extra cash on heating and electric bills through the winter months. If you’re in the market for a new furnace unit, let our guide from Bauer Mechanical HVAC point you in the right direction toward the most energy-efficient models on the market that are not only high-performance, but also built to save you cash.

Technology is keeping up with demand, in that energy efficient furnace units and HVAC systems are no longer hard to come by or difficult to afford. Homeowners can now factor in their desire to be efficient and friendly to the environment with the need to save money in the months when many American families struggle to make ends meet. Plus, modern systems are regulated by federal and local standards (mandated and voted on by your elected officials) that demand a base level of efficiency. For example the Federal Trade Commission requires a base AFUE level (that stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) for new models and are often obvious signs as to whether a unit will perform efficiently for a long time or not.

When you’re shopping for a furnace unit, keep an eye out for the following features:

First, contact an HVAC expert like the ones that make up our team at Bauer Mechanical Services HVAC to make sure your home’s insulation is properly installed and maintained. If you invest in more energy efficient HVAC units and have problems with insulation, that efficiency could immediately could go out the window (literally). This is especially important when it comes to older or historic homes such as those in downtown or rural areas. Talk to your local HVAC technicians about energy efficient units in homes like this, as many must be retrofitted to accommodate an updated unit model.

Then, look into units with timing systems and weight the pros and cons of this feature. This can also be achieved through programmable thermostats, which are a part of all of Bauer Mechanical’s originally-installed HVAC systems. You can set user preferences to dictate the cycles and temperatures you unit will work to achieve based on the time of day, and this can be programmed to mirror your day to day life and routine. (Hint: it also saves you money)

When you install a new furnace unit, it’s important to be informed about it’s maintenance schedule and what will need to be done to keep your system in working order for years to come. This is where Bauer Mechanical Services HVAC technicians come in, as we know everything there is to know about the products we offer and the systems we install. We’re happy to stick with homeowners throughout the life of their furnace units, maintaining comfort and efficiency in homes across our services areas on the Front Range.