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Should I Replace or Repair My AC?

To maintain a cool and comfortable home throughout the Denver, CO summers, you’ll need to keep up with your home’s air conditioning system. Like most appliances, however, there comes a time when your AC unit is going to be beyond basic repair services and require professional replacement. So when the time comes to repair or…

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From the Field: Never-Before-Seen 1934 American Standard Steam Boiler

Our technicians run into a variety of interesting and surprising things when on the job. When servicing or replacing very old heating equipment we often see furnaces and boilers that are a piece of history. See another post about a 1934 American Standard boiler that was part of Littleton’s history. We encountered a historic relic…

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Why Air Duct Cleaning is an Indoor Air Quality Solution

While indoor air quality has always been important to some, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the concern to the forefront of many homeowner’s minds. With the virus spreading mainly through the air via airborne particles and droplets, homeowners and business owners alike began looking for indoor air quality solutions for health reasons. Additionally, when we…

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What is High Velocity HVAC and When is it Used?

If it seems like you’re hearing the term “high velocity HVAC” more often, it’s not your imagination. It’s coming up in the HVAC world more and more for a few reasons: the benefits it offers homeowners, the ease of installation, and the energy efficiency it provides. What Is a High Velocity HVAC System? Unlike traditional…

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10 Tasks Included in a Furnace Tune-up and Why They Are Important

Colorado’s weather is known for being somewhat of a seesaw, especially during the shoulder seasons. Even though we may have 70+ degree fall days, we know the cold and snow could happen any day that follows. When it’s time to fire up your furnace and heat your home, you want it to be ready to…

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From the Field: 1972 Commercial Boiler Replacement Reduces Energy Use by 25%

We recently replaced an American Standard boiler from 1972 in a Lakewood, Colorado apartment building and it was quite the job! Old, hydronic boilers are big, heavy, and require a lot of effort to remove. Read on to see how we brought this 32-unit apartment building up to modern safety standards and installed a new, more…

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What to Budget for a New Central Air Conditioning System in Your Home

If you’re ready to look at replacing your old air conditioner or adding air conditioning to a home that has not previously had it, the first thing you are likely thinking about is the cost. Beyond the cost of a new air conditioning unit, your unique situation and home will determine additional costs involved. Our…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Basic Air Conditioning Maintenance Tasks

Your air conditioner is like many things in your home: you don’t think a thing about it until it stops working and causes inconvenience. To ensure your air conditioner keeps running smoothly there are some basic and easy things you can do to prolong its life. We’ll start with what you should do, and end…

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From the Field: Old Air Conditioner Loses its Cool

Sometimes, our technicians go on an air conditioning repair visit and find an unexpected issue. In this case, it was a 30+ year-old air conditioner that had most definitely lost its cool–in more ways than one. The homeowners had experienced the breaker tripping on their electrical box several times and after a brief inspection, our…

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Home Temperature Hack: How to Even Out the Air Conditioning in Your Home

In the late 1980s and into the early 2000s, our technicians would often be laughed at if they said a Denver home needed air conditioning! Many people living in the Denver area didn’t used to have air conditioning in their homes. How things have since changed! If you have lived in Colorado for a while you…

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The 9 Steps of an Air Conditioning Service Visit

Your air conditioner becomes very important to you during the middle of the Colorado summer. The last thing you want is for it to fail when you need it most. The best way to ensure your air conditioner won’t give you a bad surprise is by scheduling an annual service visit in the spring or…

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The Most Important Feature of an Energy Efficient Air Conditioner

As a Colorado homeowner you most likely want two things from your air conditioner: high performance during the summer, and energy efficiency. You expect your air conditioner to work well and keep you comfortable during the hot months, but you don’t want that to come at the price of a high energy bill. There are…

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Top 5 Issues Fixed with Air Conditioning Service

Even though Colorado doesn’t have a very hot climate, the summertime is the busiest season for Simply Mechanical. That’s because it’s much easier to pile on clothes and blankets in the winter if you’re cold, than it is to cool down in your house when the weather is hot. We all want to be comfortable…

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From the Field: Old American Standard Steam Boiler Represents a Piece of Littleton, CO History

When our technicians pulled out the old, 1934 boiler from the basement of a Littleton house, they found a newspaper stuck underneath it from 1923. After speaking with the owner of the house, we learned the rich history of what occurred in the building, and how the boiler played into that history. Out with the…

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Do You Need Boiler Service, or Furnace Repair? How to Know What’s in Your Utility Room

At some point in your life, you may find yourself standing in a utility room and wondering, “Just what am I looking at?” You might be touring a house or commercial building you’re interested in buying, or you might think it’s time for furnace repair or boiler service, but you aren’t sure what kind of…

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From the Field: Replacing a 1914 ARCO Boiler

When it comes to replacing a very outdated boiler, you want a professional who can recommend the best replacement boiler and install it correctly. The technicians at Simply Mechanical are boiler specialists and understand boilers inside and out. Below is an example of a much-needed boiler replacement, the original was from 1914! Model of Old…

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Repair or Replace? That is the Question. How to Know Which is Needed for Your Boiler

Boilers are more often seen in residences than commercial settings today, as they are good choice for keeping a home comfortably heated. However, they are still used in some commercial buildings such as restaurants, swimming pools, car washes, and multi-family units. It’s important for homeowners to be able to identify the signs their boiler needs…

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