Workplace studies show that many factors contribute to the satisfaction and productivity of your employees. A climate-controlled work environment is certainly near the top of the list.
By working with a professional heating and cooling company such as Controlling Systems that specializes in applications, you’ll be ensuring a comfortable and pleasant work environment for your staff, customers, and business stakeholders.
In 1993, only 68 percent of homes in the United States had air conditioning. By 2017 that number had jumped to 90 percent. Today, an air conditioner is a standard appliance in Colorado and as essential to most families as a car, a microwave, or a refrigerator.
Air conditioning units have made incredible leaps in technology and efficiency in the last few years, making installing and operating a Boulder home or small office air conditioning unit incredibly affordable.
In 2010, the most common refrigerant used in small air conditioning units, R-22, was banned in the European Union (EU) and the United States as part of a phaseout of ozone-depleting chemicals. In preparation for the ban, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry moved toward R-410A as the replacement for R-22.
The adoption of R-410A in home and small office air conditioners began a new era in high-efficiency air conditioning systems. Air conditioning units are more efficient, have a smaller footprint, and quieter than ever before.
Controlling Systems has been replacing older R-22 units with new R-410A equipment for years. Call our team at (303) 963-9530 and we will help you find the right unit for your home. Request air conditioning service online today.
Providing reliable, consistent, and comfortable heat can be challenging. In some cases, buildings are large and winding. You may have a combination of small offices along with a large production facility.
Hiring a professional heating provider is critical in finding the solution that will meet your particular building requirements. Our trained technicians may suggest furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps as a heating solution.
Just like a properly scaled heating system is important in the winter, you’ll want a cooling system in the summer that fits your unique needs. If cooling systems are inconsistent, you might end up with an imbalance in your home. If you are operating temperature-sensitive equipment, this can result in downtime or machine malfunctions.
Choose a professional heating and cooling company that has experience with air conditioners, heat pumps, cooling towers, and chillers to ensure you select the best solution for your Colorado cooling needs. Call Controlling Systems at (303) 963-9530 today.
Regular maintenance inspections and cleaning are important to keep any heating and cooling equipment in tiptop condition. Consider investing in a maintenance plan to automatically schedule service and take advantage of special pricing. Request service online today.
Clank! Clank! Clank! After banging on the pipes for hours, Dad emerges from the basement, face covered in soot, and announces the boiler is dead. It is a scene from the movies we have all seen. But a lot of families in Colorado go through that every winter. If it happens to you, our boiler professionals at Controlling Systems are ready to help.
We do not want you to have a middle-of-winter emergency. Our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team wants you to be confident your boiler will not only get through this winter, but work efficiently for many Boulder winters to come.
With a boiler maintenance agreement plan, we will tune your boiler each winter, perform routine preventative maintenance, and help shut it down when the season ends.
Properly maintained boilers can last as long as 20 years. Call us at (303) 963-9530, as we are here to see you through the full life of your boiler and help you replace it when the time comes. Request boiler service online today.
The era of ultra-high efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units is here. Ductless systems are small, wall-mounted, single-zone heating and air units with cooling Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings near 30 compared to standard units with a typical SEER around 18. It is not uncommon in Colorado for homeowners to see substantial savings in their energy bills the first month after installation of a mini split system.
Mini split units solve multiple problems at once. High efficiency makes a ductless system an outstanding replacement for an older HVAC unit. The ability to connect multiple ductless units to one condensing unit creates a zone control system, bringing high efficiency to multiple rooms. These systems offer extra benefits for your Boulder home and can save you money overall.
Is your home right for a new ductless system? One call to Controlling Systems at (303) 963-9530 and we can survey your home to see which ductless system will serve you best. Request ductless system service online today.
The last 10 years have seen incredible advancements in home-heating technology. The standard efficiency home furnace installed in most houses in Colorado is becoming obsolete. In its place is an impressive lineup of gas furnaces that do everything from make instant hot water, warm radiant floors, and feed radiator systems.
This new supply of gas heater is more compact and more efficient than ever. In addition to our fast furnace repair, replacing an older gas furnace with a new, 95 percent efficient condensing furnace is one of Controlling Systems' most common heating equipment calls.
A condensing furnace achieves high efficiency by using the hot combustion gasses, or flue gas, to add an additional stage of heating to the water. Extracting more heat from the flue gas causes the gas to condense in the furnace, creating cooler flue gases that can be vented with PVC pipe instead of expensive double wall flue pipes. Boulder homeowners realize immediate savings on their gas bills with a condensing furnace.
Gas fireplaces have come a long way in the past couple decades. There are many options available with something for every taste. A gas fireplace could be a great option for you if you are looking for that type of ambience in your Boulder home.
These fireplaces are easy for our professionals to install and look amazing. The newest models are much different than the models of even five years ago. When you add a wide variety of styles, the easy on and off switch, and the sheer coziness of a fireplace to your Colorado home, a residential gas fireplace becomes a much more appealing option.
It is worth noting that while these may seem easy to install and a tempting do-it-yourself (DIY) project, these fireplaces need to connect to a gas line. Anytime you are working with gas, you can’t take chances—installing a gas fireplace is best left to the professionals.
The most common service we at Controlling Systems provide to our customers in Colorado is the repair and maintenance of residential and light heat pumps. We are known throughout the Boulder area as the company to call when customers need heat pump and mini split heat pump maintenance. In addition to making quick and affordable repairs, we provide residential and light maintenance maintenance agreement plans and full unit replacements.
There is a dizzying array of choices when it comes to replacing and installing heat pump systems. What manufacturer is best? Should you buy a high-efficiency or standard-efficiency heat pump? What about all the different kinds of thermostats?
Homeowners should not make these decisions on their own. We love to help our customers make informed choices regarding their new unit—choices that fit their needs and their budgets.
Indoor Air Quality
Do you find yourself feeling tired all the time? Are you suffering from allergies, asthma, or constant respiratory distress? Although these things can originate from many different sources, poor indoor air quality is a possibility.
Our team at Controlling Systems here in Boulder wants to help you ensure a healthy home. We will come out and test the air quality in your Colorado home. If they find any issues, they can provide remediation services to help you improve it.
Everyone has dust and dust mites in their home as well as some level of chemicals released from carpeting, cleaning supplies, and other household substances. In addition, if you have pets, you will generate more hair and dander. Smoking also adds particulates to the air. All of these things can contribute to an indoor air quality problem.
Testing of indoor air quality is something we do every day. If we find issues, our experienced professionals might recommend remediation such as air duct cleaning or replacing your air filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A wide variety of air filtration and air purification systems are available on the market today as well, which can help improve your indoor air quality.
Everything has its season, and your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is no different. Your furnace puts in overtime during the chilly winters while taking a rest in the summer, and your air conditioning unit works on the opposite schedule in Colorado. Our team at Controlling Systems recommends that right before your furnace or air conditioner goes into high gear you schedule an HVAC maintenance service call.
Our trained professionals will conduct a complete inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system. Talk with us about our multipoint inspection. It includes a filter change, lubrication, pressure and safety check, and much more. You will also have a trained eye on your system so any potential problems can be caught quickly and repaired before your HVAC system stops working.
In the long run, investing in HVAC maintenance can save you a great deal of stress and money in your Boulder home. A well-maintained system will not only function better, but it will consume less energy every day. In addition, it can help increase the working life of your whole system, making it less likely you will have to invest in a new furnace or air conditioning unit prematurely.
When you are ready to schedule your HVAC maintenance visit, contact Controlling Systems at (303) 963-9530. We would be happy to answer questions or share more details. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
If you are tired of hot and cold spots in your home, you may want to consider investing in radiant floor heating. Since this heating system is installed under your flooring, it tends to provide very even heat throughout your Colorado home.
Radiant floor heating tends to be associated with high-end luxurious homes, but this system can be added to most Boulder homes and works with any type of flooring. Although installation costs can be high and you are likely to experience some disruption during a lengthy installation process, radiant floor heating can be a great way to save energy in the long run.
Our professionals at Controlling Systems can tell you the electrical- or water-based radiant flooring system only needs to be heated to 84 degrees. When you compare that to the 150 degrees that an old-fashioned furnace must reach, you can see why you save energy and money.
In addition to greater energy efficiency, radiant floor heating eliminates things like vents, air ducts, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. That lends itself to more creative interior design possibilities. Once installed, radiant floor heating is easy to care for, safe, and simple to operate.
When you are ready to learn more, contact Controlling Systems at (303) 963-9530. Our trained team has a great deal of information about different offerings, pros and cons, installation, and costs. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
Zone Control Systems
As an energy-conscious Colorado homeowner, you may have relied on diligence and basic technology to try to reduce your energy consumption at home. You may have responsibly programmed your thermostat to reduce consumption while you are at work or asleep. You may even police your Boulder home regularly, closing and opening room vents as needed. And you may take on extra inconveniences to reduce your overall carbon footprint each day.
Our team at Controlling Systems can now provide you with an easier way: zone control systems. These systems are designed to connect to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Each zone has its own thermostat, and the system can be programmed to automatically open and shut zone dampers as the system receives temperature adjustments.
Zone control systems allow you to boost or lower the temperature of your bedrooms, for example, to achieve comfortable sleeping conditions. If you are entertaining in your main living areas, you can adjust that particular zone to manage the temperature for a greater number of people. Or, you can keep your home office zone comfortable while the rest of your home stays in energy-conservation mode during business hours.
Zone control systems, when installed properly and professionally, can help you reduce your energy consumption throughout the year while increasing your family’s comfort levels.
“Bailey and Controlling Systems were a pleasure to work with. Even with the cold weather approaching, they were able to get out to my house early the next day, had great communication, and fixed my older furnace in a quick and timely manner.”Matt A.
“After I understood what to look for and obtain, I wanted a mini ductless system for one room, that is not connected to the rest of the ducted house.”Mark M.
“So far, I am quite pleased. They were quite personable and answered questions.”Shizuko H.
“Very efficient and polite.”Shelly M.
“Controlling Systems installed a new furnace for us years ago, and everything went as smoothly as could be, so we hired them again to install a new air conditioner this week.”Christen S.