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Duct Sealing 101

Ducts
In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
How do you know that your home has poorly performing ducts? Continue below to learn from the heating system repair experts serving Aurora, CO, and beyond, here at Blue Sky!

you have high summer and winter utility bills;

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Flushing Your Tankless Water Heater

is Essential
Plumbing
Like all home appliances, tankless water heaters require annual maintenance to retain their efficiency and performance. A key step of this routine care is flushing out the system. Flushing a tankless water heater entails cleaning the appliance of any mineral deposits, which can cause damage. If you require any plumbing services, such as water heater maintenance or boiler replacement in Boulder, CO, or another nearby area, contact Blue Sky Plumbing today.
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How Insulation Works

Ducts
Insulation in your home provides resistance to heat flow.
The more heat flow resistance your insulation provides, the lower your heating and cooling costs. Properly insulating your home not only reduces heating and cooling costs, but also improves comfort — take it from your local Denver, CO, AC repair experts here at Blue Sky!
To understand how insulation works it helps to understand heat flow, which involves three basic mechanisms -- conduction, convection, and radiation. Conduction is the way heat moves through materials, such as when a spoon placed in a hot cup of coffee conducts heat through its handle to your hand. Convection is the way heat circulates through liquids and gases, and is why lighter, warmer air rises, and cooler, denser air sinks in your home. Radiant heat travels in a straight line and heats anything solid in its path that absorbs its energy.
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Do-It-Yourself Drain Maintenance

Sewer & Drain
Preventative maintenance is essential to avoid damaging clogs and hazardous backups in your drains and pipes, especially in an older plumbing system. By moderating what goes down your drains, you will have a better chance of preventing clogs and keeping your drains free to do their jobs efficiently. One way to effectively counteract drain clogs is to regularly clean out your drain strainers and stoppers, removing natural debris, including hair, sediment, food, grime, and other clinging build-up that inhibit draining. Learn more from the premier drain cleaning company serving Wheat Ridge, CO, and beyond, Blue Sky Plumbing.
Common Drain Blockers
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Duct Insulation

Ducts
Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home, and if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated they are likely contributing to higher energy bills. Learn more about ducts below, courtesy of Denver's favorite heating repair company, Blue Sky!
Your home's duct system is a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors, and ceilings; it carries the air from your home's furnace and central air conditioner to each room. Ducts are made of sheet metal, fiberglass, or other materials.
Ducts that leak heated air into unheated spaces can add hundreds of dollars a year to your heating and cooling bills. Insulating ducts in unconditioned spaces is usually very cost-effective. If you are installing a new duct system, make sure it comes with insulation.
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The Truth About High-Efficiency Toilets

Plumbing
Not your father's low-flow...
Problems with first-generation “low flow” toilets were infamous in the early 1990s. Some consumers complained that the toilets clogged too often, needed several flushes to clear the bowl, or caused problems with their home plumbing. Although later generations of water-saving toilets have resolved such issues, misconceptions have persisted and kept many consumers from saving both water and money. With new designs and technological advancements, today's high-efficiency toi­lets use less than 1.3 gallons per flush and perform as well as—or better than—conventional, less efficient models.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense program is making it easy for consumers to identify high-efficiency toilets in the marketplace. Toilets that are certified by independent, third-party testing to meet EPA's rigorous criteria for both efficiency and performance can earn the WaterSense label. Look for WaterSense-labeled toilets and don't let these myths keep you from saving water and saving money! Continue below to learn fact from fiction, courtesy of Denver's leading plumbing installation team here at Blue Sky.
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A Brief Guide to Mold,

Moisture and Your Home
Health & Safety Issues
Why is mold growing in my home?
Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. Continue below to learn more from the Denver heating system installation team here at Blue Sky !
Can mold cause health problems?
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3 Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Plumbing
For most folks here in Colorado, summer is the time to head outdoors and get the most out of the gorgeous weather while it lasts. However, you still have to be mindful of some of the plumbing issues that are particularly likely to arise during the warmer seasons, so that you can be prepared to dial your local plumbing crew.
Courtesy of your team at Blue Sky Plumbing, your source for top-notch HVAC and plumbing services throughout Golden, CO, and the rest of the Denver Metro Area, have a look at these common summer plumbing issues to be on the watch for.
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Biological Pollutants in Your Home

Health & Safety Issues
Outdoor air pollution in cities is a major health problem. Much effort and money continues to be spent cleaning up pollution in the outdoor air. But air pollution can be a problem where you least expect it, in the place you may have thought was safest -- your home. Many ordinary activities such as cooking, heating, cooling, cleaning, and redecorating can cause the release and spread of indoor pollutants at home. Studies have shown that the air in our homes can be even more polluted than outdoor air.
Many Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, often at home. Therefore, breathing clean indoor air can have an important impact on health. People who are inside a great deal may be at greater risk of developing health problems, or having problems made worse by indoor air pollutants. These people include infants, young children the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.
Keep reading to learn more from your heating and air conditioning repair experts in Denver here at Blue Sky.
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