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Take Control of Your Allergies With Bauer Mechanical

Your allergies can be triggered by a number of factors. Uncomfortable, itchy allergies can make life unpleasant to say the least. Itchy eyes and a constant cold can kill your energy and drain your overall quality of life. For this reason, it is wise to understand how your environment can influence your allergies. In this blog, Bauer Mechanical  will explore how humidity impacts your allergies.

Low Humidity

Dry air is a quick way to irritate your sinuses and throat. In fact, many people may think they’re suffering from allergies, but it’s actually non-allergic rhinitis. People who are suffering from allergies may find a dry climate makes them prone to worse allergies and viruses.

High Humidity

Moist air is the perfect environment for allergens like dust mites, mold, mildew, and bacteria to thrive. A home with high humidity can quickly the perfect place for allergens to thrive. Dust mites do especially well in humid areas. Most allergists recommend keeping indoor humidity below 50% to kill bacteria and allergens.

Humidity Solutions

Low and high humidity environments can have a significant impact on the severity of your allergies, and overall health. If you are prone to respiratory problems, allergies, asthma, or a weak immune system, you ought to consider humidity solutions for your home. Invest in a humidifier to eliminate an overly dry or humid home. The experts, at Bauer Mechanical, are more than happy to help you find a humidifier that its your home’s unique needs.

At Bauer Mechanical, we will do everything we can to make your home comfortable. Take control of your allergies by ensuring you live in a humidity balanced environment. Our team of professional, certified technician, will diagnose your furnace, and resolve whatever problem you are experiencing. You can reach us at: (970) 690-1021. Our customer service team looks forward to speaking with you.

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Maintaining Your Boiler: with Bauer Mechanical

Cleaning your boiler does not exactly set the tone for an ideal weekend, or interesting conversation. Still, property owners must maintain their home or business’s appliances if they want them to last, perform properly, and maintain a safe, clean home. Boilers must be cleaned and maintained regularly or their performance will quickly deteriorate. In today’s blog, Bauer Mechanical will discuss the importance of easy inspections, fuel failures, and investing in a chemical clean.

Easy Inspections

Not every boiler inspection or cleaning job has to be an ordeal. Performing regular, easy visual inspections are a great way to ensure your boiler is performing properly. Take time once a month to visually inspect your boiler tubes — check for scale buildup and corrosion. Monitor the flue gas temperature for potential problems; as a general rule, if the temperature rises when there is an overabundance of air, there is likely a problem that needs a service call.

Fuel Failures

Failing to maintain or clean your boiler can create a number of problems. One problem we experience frequently at Bauer Mechanical are boilers with fuel failures. Fuel failures result in unstable flames which can lead to dangerous and damaging boiler explosions. You should never operate your furnace if it is experiencing fuel failures or a faulty flame. However, you can prevent fuel failures by maintaining your boiler and investing in regular HVAC inspections.

Chemical Clean

Chemical cleans are an annoying, costly chore that require you to turn off your boiler for at least a day. While

chemical cleanings are expensive and inopportune, they may be exactly what your boiler needs after a fuel failure. Chemical cleans can dramatically extend your boiler’s life, and end fuel failures. HVAC appliances are expensive, especially in commercial appliances — chemical cleans can help you get moe out of your HVAC system and prevent expensive fuel failures. We recommend a chemical clean to commercial properties and to anyone who has experienced a fuel failures.

Maintain your boiler to prevent fuel failures and chemical cleans. The technicians at Bauer Mechanical are always happy to help. If your boiler has experienced a fuel failure, we can help you find a repair solution. At Bauer Mechanical, we will do everything we can to keep your home cozy, warm, and within budget. We hope you find this blog beneficial. Thank you for reading our blog at Bauer Mechanical. For more information, give us a call at: (970) 690-1021. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Summer With Bauer Mechanical

Clean air is important to our health. It is especially important that our living and working environments maintain a healthy indoor air quality. There are many things that can impact the air quality we receive: human pollution, natural disaster, and potentially, temperature. In this article, Bauer Mechanical will discuss how summer heat may impact your indoor air quality.

Scientists and environmentalists believe air quality worsens during the summer months, because heat essentially cooks airborne toxins. Considering recent climate trends, it can be estimated that poor air quality due to a hot climate is only likely to increase in the common years. Logically,  urban environments are more likely to be impacted by poor summer air quality. Urban environments are prone to more human activity which produces more toxins.

While environmentalists, politicians, and scientists are working to find solutions to global warming and climate control, many people want air quality solutions now. Besides choosing a location with a greater air quality and actively reducing our carbon footprint, it is difficult for a single individual to control their outdoor air quality, but there are steps we can take to live in a more easy-breathing home.  Below are two appliances that will improve your home’s air quality, even during the summer months:

Humidifiers

For an airy, breathable home invest in a humidifier and air filters. Humidifiers while add moisture to your home, keeping your home’s climate moist, and refreshing. Humidifiers have been known to reduce asthma attacks, sinusitis, and other respiratory problems. It’s an excellent appliance for people who want to improve their health, especially if they suffer from any of the above problems. Work with our team of specialist to find the humidifier that will work best your your home.

Air Filters

Humidifiers are a fantastic purchase if you’re looking to improve your home’s air quality, and it pairs well with an air filter. Air filters will remove toxins, dust, and debris that enter your home. Work with the professionals at Bauer Mechanical to install a humidifier and air filters in your home or business this spring. Invest in these HVAC accessories before the hot summer heat hits.

Bauer Mechanical has worked hard to establish a positive relationship with the Denver, colorado community. All of our HVAC technicians and engineers are certified, allowing us to maintain an A+ rating. You can reach our team of professionals at: (970) 690-1021. We look forward to working with you!

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Discover Why Your Gas Furnace is Leaking With Bauer Mechanical

A leaky furnace is an indication of a number of different problems. If your furnace is leaking, and it is not quickly resolved, it may quickly reduce the life of your furnace. You are also at risk of higher utility bills, mold, and other maintenance problems. In order to fix your leaky furnace, you must first know why your gas furnace is leaking. In this blog, Bauer Mechanical, will discuss three reasons your gas furnace may be leaking water.

Clogged Condensate Drain

If water is surrounding your  furnace, there is a good chance the condensate drain is clogged with slime. You can fix this problem with chemical tablets and a larger drain hose, or give

Bauer Mechanical a call. Prevent your drain from becoming clogged by fitting the drain tube with an AC condensate pan. Also, regularly maintain your system with slime preventing tablets. Ask the professionals at Bauer Mechanical about these products, we will be happy to help.

High Efficiency Furnace

High efficiency furnaces are more likely to experience leakage, because they regularly depend on condensation to function properly. Condensation occurs  when warm, moist air comes in contact with cold air. This is normally not a problem, unless the hose is blocked or damaged or the drain is clogged. We always recommend maintaining your furnace and investing in annual maintenance checks, but this is especially important if you own a high efficiency furnace.

Issues with the Condensate Pump

Finally, a leaking furnace may be a sign of a broken or malfunctioning condensate pump. A condensate pump is used to pump water in your furnace. Its job is to pump water out to the drain. If you suspect there is an issue with your furnace’s condensate pump, we strongly encourage you to contact Bauer Mechanical. A broken condensate pump can quickly becoming a more expensive, more damaging problem. Work with a team of professionals who are known in the greater Denver, Colorado area for superior workmanship and customers service.

At Bauer Mechanical, we are dedicated to our customers. We are passionate about providing fantastic HVAC services that will keep you and your home comfortable. We have been working in the HVAC community for over seven years. We are dedicated to providing quality service at an affordable price. Please, feel free to give us a call at: (970) 690-1021. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Prevent Mold Growth with your HVAC System

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Homes are susceptible to mold growth, especially if they are located in a naturally wet and dark environment. There are typically several areas in most homes that have a higher chance of growing mold: bathrooms and basements. Mold is obviously unsightly, and can quickly destroy a beautiful home. Depending on the type of mold, it can also cause a number of health problems, particularly for people with weak immune systems and respiratory problems. For this reason, it is important to prevent mold growth. One of the best ways you can prevent mold growth is with your HVAC System. In this blog, Bauer Mechanical will share three ways to keep your home mold free.

Ventilation

Proper ventilation is important in preventing mold growth. This means your HVAC system’s filters should be changed regularly, every three months. Replacing your HVAC filters will help eliminate dust, dirty, allergens, and mold spores present in your home’s air. Also, ensure none of your HVAC vents are blocked, your vents must be able to breathe freely. The professionals at Bauer Mechanical can easily change your system’s filters or teach you how to do it yourself. We encourage all of our customers to learn how to do this simple task. Keep your home properly bential;ited for clean, breathable air.

Air Out Your Home

Ventilation is clearly an important part of keeping your home clean and comfortable, but airing out your home is equally as important. Use warm, temperate days as an opportunity to allow clean, fresh air into your home. This will allow for better air quality and prevent mold. Keep your home fresh, and open your windows. Invest in screen-in windows and doors to keep fresh air in and pests out.

Inspection

Semi-annual HVAC inspections is on the best ways to prevent mold growth. During a routine inspection, our  experts at, Bauer Mechanical, will pinpoint the areas of your home that are susceptible to mold. We will happily inspect your HVAC system and help you resolve any problems you may have. Invest in semi-annual HVAC inspections for a safe, well maintained home. A inspection with, Bauer Mechanical, will provide the security of knowing your home is mold free.

In conclusion, it’s important to take steps to protect your home from mold. Keep your home clean and comfortable by working with the professionals at Bauer Mechanical.At Bauer Mechanical we have over 10 years of experience in our field. We have earned a reputation for superior work and customer service. Bauer Mechanical is committed to outstanding customer service and job performance. We dedicate our blog to our customers.

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The Importance of Restroom Exhaust Fans

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Until you buy a piece of property there are many things you likely won’t think about, restroom exhaust fans are likely one of these things. While we cannot see this handy toold they are an important aspect of every restroom and establishment. It is important your restrooms exhaust fans are always functioning properly. Luckily, Bauer Mechanical’s experts can help you ensure your exhaust fans are always working well. In this blog, we will discuss three reasons restroom exhaust fans are important, and why they should always be well maintained.

Mold Prevention

Nearly every home’s restrooms are at risk of attracting mold if their exhaust fan is not functioning well. Exhaust fans remove hot, humid air and replace it with  cool, dry air. This simple function will significantly reduce your home’s mold risk. Mold is obviously unsightly, and can quickly destroy a beautiful home. Depending on the type of mold, it can also cause a number of health problems, particularly for people with weak immune systems and respiratory problems. For this reason, it is important to prevent mold growth.

Ventilation

Ventilation and mold prevention go hand and hand. Ventilation performs another important task, it will keep your restroom fresh. Considering the purpose of restrooms, ventilation is especially important. A strong exhaust fan will keep your bathroom fresh and pleasant. Ensure your restroom is a room that you can feel (or at least become) clean in.

Health

For many people, mold is more than just a gross nuisance, it is a health hazard. Depending on the type of mold, it can have dramatic health consequences. For this reason, we encourage people to ensure there exhaust fan is working well. Work with the professionals at Bauer Mechanical.

Protect your home from mold, unpleasant smells, and potential health problems. Ensure your bathroom exhaust fans are working well. Give Bauer Mechanical a call: (970) 690-1021

At Bauer Mechanical we have over 10 years of experience in our field. We have earned a reputation for superior work and customer service. Bauer Mechanical is committed to outstanding customer service and job performance. We dedicate our blog to our customers.

Ensure Your HVAC System Does Not Attract Pests

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Your HVAC system is what makes your home temperature, comfortable throughout the entire year. During the bone chilling winter months and sweltering summer days we are certainly thankful for our HVAC system. While are heating and cooling systems come with many modern comforts, they can attract pests. Luckily, there are measures you and your HVAC technicians can take to ensure your HVAC system does not attract pests.

Moisture Control

Unchecked moisture is a quick way to attracts pests. Pests gravitate towards moist, wet areas. All creatures need water to survive. You can control moisture by using dehumidifiers in bathrooms and other wet areas. It is especially important to ensure the area near your outdoor air conditioning stays dry. If this area becomes wet it can quickly become an attractive home to many different pests.

Seal It

One of the best ways to prevent pests, from your entering your home, is by sealing off pests’ points of entry. You will likely need to contact a  pest control professional to ensure your home is properly sealed. However, our professionals at, Bauer Mechanical, can fit vents with protective screens. These protective HVAC screens will prevent vermin from entering your home. Further, we can pinpoint which drafts may be vulnerable to intrusion.

It is also important to seal your ductwork. Oer time, your duct work will degrade, fail. Gaps in your air ducts can waste energy and create pathways for pests. Consult with our technicians to ensure ductwork is sealed.

Prevention and Maintenance

Perhaps the best way to prevent vermin is through prevention and regular maintenance. Semi-annual professional inspections and tune-ups are the best way to check for signs of pests in your HVAC system. Our team of certified technicians can ensure your home is protected. We recommend having your HVAC system inspected at least once a year. Bauer Mechanical is happy to inspect your HVAC system and provide guidance when it comes to pest maintenance. However, we recommend working with a professional team of exterminators to eliminate vermin.

Ensure your HVAC system does not attract pests by keeping moisture in check, sealing  HVAC cracks, and annual maintenance. Bauer Mechanical will help you keep your home and HVAC system pest free. Responsive, personal customer service is at the heart of our Bauer Mechanical. We specialize in new and renovation projects for commercial and institutional facilities. We look forward to working with you. You can reach us at: (970) 690-1021. Our customer service team looks forward to hearing from you.

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Was this Winter your Furnace’s Last?

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Buying a water heater for your home is an expensive purchase. At Bauer Mechanical, we understand you want to extend the life of your furnace for as long as possible, but at some point it will need to be replaced. It can be tricky to determine when your furnace needs to be replaced, but there are a few things to consider.

So, what dо уоu lооk for when deciding when to replace your furnace? To аnѕwеr thіѕ quеѕtіоn, we must investigate four factors: age, home heating needs, maintenance habits, and home insulation.

Age

Most furnaces last between 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is younger than 15 and experiencing problems, it is wise to speak to a technician at Bauer Mechanical. Our team of professionals can resolve nearly any HVAC problem. Younger furnaces are often insured, or under a manufacturer warranty. For this reason, we recommend consulting with your furnace’s manufacturer before contacting us. There is a high likelihood your furnace replacement or repairs will be free.

However, if your furnace is 15 years or older, and it’s experiencing continuous difficulties, it may be time to invest in a new furnace. Replacing an old furnace can often be cheaper than continually paying for repairs, especially if you are only extending your furnace’s life by a couple of years.

Home Heating Needs

The amount of heat you demand from your furnace will impact its life expectancy. If you rely heavily on your heating system it will wear out faster. Individuals who are are more conservative with their heating needs can expect their system to last slightly longer. One way to extend the life of your furnace, and reduce your energy bill, is by investing in insulation.

Home Insulation

Well insulated homes can expect to have lower energy bills and a furnace that lasts. Insulation allows your home to conserve heat and cool air naturally. Ask Bauer Mechanical about your home’s insulation options. Insulating your home is virtually always less expensive than a new furnace and it saves energy. Home insulation is a viable solution for people who want their furnace’s life to last, reduce their utility bill, and help the planet.

Maintenance Habits

Your HVAC maintenance habits will greatly impact the amount of energy you use each month, and overall, the lifespan of your furnace. Regularly changing your furnace’s filters and investing in an annual maintenance evaluation with Bauer Mechanical, has the potential of adding years to your furnace’s life. For best results, we recommend careful care from the beginning. It easier and less expensive to prevent damage than it is to repair it

Work with our technicians, at Bauer Mechanical, for a furnace that will last. If your furnace is experiencing problems or you would like a evaluation, give us a call: (970) 690-1021. Our customer service team looks forward to hearing from you!

At Bauer Mechanical we have over 10 years of experience in our field. We have earned a reputation for superior work and customer service. Bauer Mechanical is committed to outstanding customer service and job performance. We dedicate our blog to our customers.

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Get to Know the Basics about Ductwork

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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are all systems that keep your home or business comfortable. In all HVAC systems ducts are a necessary component. Ducts are the passaged used in HVAC systems to deliver and remove air. For this reason, it is critical your air ducts are working well. Air ducts are also commonly referred to as “ductwork”. At Bauer Mechanical, our professional, certified technicians will ensure your ductwork is performing well, but we want to ensure our customers know the basics about ductwork. In this blog, we will discuss duct sizing, common duct problems, duct insulation, and duct maintenance.

Duct Sizing

It is important your heating ducts are properly sized or your home will not stay properly heated. Your ducts will overwork to heat your home if they are too small. In contrast, large ducts will result in a more expensive utility bill and waser energy. For these reasons, it’s important your heating ducts are properly sized. You can count on our team at Bauer Mechanical.

Duct Problems

There are a number of problems your ducts may experience. If your ducts are not functioning well it may be because they are loose, poorly sealed, potentially twisted, or leaking. For this reason, it is important to hire an HVAC professional.  Luckily, our team at Bauer Mechanical are qualified to repair all of these problems.

Duct Insulation

It is vital ducts are insulated properly or your HVAC system will not function well. Properly insulating your ducts is one of the best ways to improve the overall efficiency of your heating or cooling system. It is especially important you insure your ducts are properly installed during the winter and summer months when you are most likely to  use your HVAC system. Rely on Bauer Mechanica for quality and reliable duct insulation.

Duct Maintenance

Like most appliances, ducts require maintenance. Regularly cleaning your ducts is a great way to ensure they work well. Dirty air ducts will not only make your HVAC system function poorly, but they will impact the air quality of your home or business. Improve your indoor air quality by having Bauer Mechanical clean and maintain your ducts. We are happy to help.

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Four Ways to Chill Out and Lower Air-Conditioning Costs

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Summer is gorgeous in colorado, but it can also mean sweltering heat. Luckily, air conditioning makes it easy to stay cool. A reliable air conditioner will keep your home comfortable and free from the heat. While air conditioners are great they can quickly become a hefty expense. At Bauer Mechanical, we strive to help our customers save money. We want you to stay cool and comfortable this summer without breaking the bank. Consequently, in this article, Bauer Mechanical will share four way to lower your air-conditioning costs.

Plant a Tree

Planting trees and plants around your home is a great way to save energy and reduce your air-conditioning bill. Trees are a great way to prevent the sun from shining inside your home. Most professionals recommend purchasing a tree between 15- to 20-feet-tall. Obviously, taller trees will provide more shade. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, trees can improve your AC’s efficiency by up to 10%.

Program Your AC

Program your AC so you no longer waste unnecessary energy. You can easily reduce your AC utility bills by 5% to 15% by raising the temperature when you’re not home. It’s pointless to leave the air conditioner running in an empty home.  Ask Bauer Mechanical about our programmable air conditioners. We can even recommend hitech air conditioners that allow you to program your AC from your phone or laptop.

Fan It

A fan is a great way to cool down your home without lowering your AC. During the summer months be sure you have a few reliable fans around your home or office. Circulating air throughout your home or business will quickly reduce your AC bill. We also recommend using your fans upstairs and opening windows downstairs. This will optimize the airflow in your home.

Maintain Your AC

Maintaining your AC is possibly the best thing you can do to reduce your AC bill. It is important you regularly clean your AC and have it looked at by professionals. We recommend having your AC inspected at least once a year. Proper maintenance is easy with Bauer Mechanical, we will happily maintain and repair your AC. Follow our blog for more information about AC maintenance or give us a call at: (970) 690-1021.

In conclusion, reducing your energy use will cut the cost of utilities, and it is environmentally conscious. Stay cool during the sweltering summer month. At Bauer Mechanical we will help you find a system that works well for your or repair your current system. You can count on Bauer Mechanical.

At Bauer Mechanical we have over 10 years of experience in our field. We have earned a reputation for superior work and customer service. Bauer Mechanical is committed to outstanding customer service and job performance. We dedicate our blog to our customers.

How do you keep your home or business cool during the summer months? Let us know in the comments below!

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