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Grading and Drainage: How Is It Important for Your Home?

The exterior of a home is a very important thing. It provides the armor that protects its inhabitants from the unpredictable elements of the world. The foundation, siding, windows and roof work together to (hopefully) keep you safe and sound in your humble abode. But as important as all those elements are, they would [...]

By |2023-02-06T12:39:31-07:00February 6th, 2023|Back to Basics|0 Comments

What Is A TPR Valve and Why Do I Need It?

A TPR Valve, or Temperature & Pressure Release Valve, is a safety device located on a water heater or boiler. As indicated in its name, this apparatus is designed to release water if the temperature or pressure in a water tank exceeds safe levels. They are critical components of hot water systems and play [...]

By |2023-01-20T10:51:22-07:00January 20th, 2023|Back to Basics, Plumbing|0 Comments

Manual J, Manual S, and Manual D: What’s The Difference?

In this day and age, energy efficiency protocol is an integral part of the construction process. When it comes to newly built homes, everything from the building envelope to the HVAC must adhere to regulations established by the IECC. As an energy services company we are well-versed in all the aspects related to energy [...]

By |2023-01-12T16:35:44-07:00January 12th, 2023|Back to Basics, HVAC, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Should A Buyer Do During A Home Inspection?

Purchasing a home is a whirlwind of a process with lots of moving parts. Sometimes it's hard to know what to do and when to do it, especially if you are a first time home buyer. One of the most crucial stages of the home buying process is the home inspection. As a home inspection company, [...]

Residential Rental License Programs: Boulder Vs Denver

If you are a property manager or landlord in the Boulder or Denver area, you are certainly aware of residential rental licenses. As a refresher, rental homes in the city of Boulder and city of Denver must meet a list of criteria in order to be deemed safe and habitable. The properties must be [...]

By |2022-12-15T14:13:16-07:00December 15th, 2022|Boulder Rental License, Denver Rental License|0 Comments

HRV and ERV Systems: What You Should Know

If you own a newer home, it is likely equipped with an HRV or an ERV system. That is because these systems are crucial in maintaining in-home air quality. Nowadays, homes are built to meet high energy efficiency standards. They are constructed in an airtight manner, in order to keep conditioned air from leaking [...]

By |2022-12-08T09:17:40-07:00December 8th, 2022|Back to Basics, HVAC|0 Comments

Why Should I Get A One Year Warranty Inspection?

So you bought a brand new house, and it is seemingly flawless! However, after living in it for a few months, you start to notice some defects here and there. This is a very common occurrence. The fact is that, with something as complex and multi-faceted as a house, mistakes can happen - even [...]

By |2022-12-01T08:25:26-07:00December 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Air Barrier Inspections in Larimer County, Colorado

If you are a contractor, builder or architect in Larimer County, CO, you are probably aware that the area has adopted the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC). This is a series of rules established by the International Code Council (ICC) to which all new residential building projects must adhere. As of March 2022, several [...]

Damaged Thermal Seals: Why Your Windows Are Cloudy

We've all been there. Your window looks a little cloudy, so you grab a cloth and give it a wipe down. But despite the wiping, the cloudiness remains. So you open the window and give it a wipe on the other side - still no luck. What's going on? The fact is that this [...]

By |2022-11-09T14:28:25-07:00November 9th, 2022|Back to Basics|Comments Off on Damaged Thermal Seals: Why Your Windows Are Cloudy

Combustion Closet Rules for Rental License Inspections

Furnaces and water heaters are key elements in any Colorado home. However, being that they are combustion appliances, they can pose safety and health hazards if not configured properly. One of the most common practices in the residential setting is to have these appliances installed in a combustion closet. When it comes to Denver [...]

By |2022-10-27T10:01:17-06:00October 27th, 2022|Back to Basics, Boulder Rental License, Denver Rental License, HVAC, Rental Property Inspection|Comments Off on Combustion Closet Rules for Rental License Inspections