Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog


We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

We want to take this opportunity to give a hearty “Thank You” to everyone that voted for us in this year’s NOCO Style Magazine Best of 2020 poll.

2020 marks the fifth consecutive win for us in the Best Heating and Air Services category.

We’re proud of the title, and we’re proud of the hot streak. What we’re most proud of, though, is your support. Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is the local company that puts our community first. Seeing all of your support, year after year, is one of our proudest achievements.

And don’t worry—we won’t let it get to our heads. 5 wins in a row or 50, we’ll always be big enough to serve, small enough to care!

Thanks Again from Everyone at the Fort Collins Family.


We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus.

We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property.

If you have an appointment scheduled with Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time, and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority.

Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

Here is what we are doing:

  1. Tech makes no physical contact with the customer, maintaining a 3 – 6 foot barrier
  2. No shaking hands
  3. Techs wear shoe covers
  4. Wipe iPad after each use
  5. For your protection, we are using hand sanitizer, gloves, and disinfectant wipes
  6. Face coverings are worn
  7. Any employee displaying any symptoms of the Corona Virus or experiencing a temperature of 100 or more will not be in your home.

Call Us Today @ 970-484-4552


Energy Savings Agreement

There is never a bad time of year to sign up for our Energy Savings Agreement. However, as we transition into the summer heat, it is important to be well-prepared and know that breakdowns do occur (often at the worst times). June and July are the busiest months in the HVAC industry. In July 2018, during one single day, our customer service representatives handled over 5,000 incoming calls! Although it’s a rarity to get so many calls in one day, you can imagine what the demand for HVAC service was during that time period.

What is an Energy Savings Agreement? It is regularly scheduled maintenance on your most frequently used, and maybe the most critical, appliances in your home. By being one of our Energy Savings Agreement customers, in addition to many other benefits, you receive Ultimate Tune-Ups on your heating and cooling equipment from our background and drug screened technicians that will show up to your home in a well-marked company vehicle and uniform. When you are one of our agreement customers, you are working with a locally-owned company that is “Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care.”

There are multiple benefits to our Energy Savings Agreement, but we want to focus on a few that are most beneficial for customers as we head into summer. We aim to provide the best service and offer the best value to all customers year round, but especially to our Energy Savings Agreement customers.

  1. During the heat of the summer, sometimes we are scheduled a week or more out—and when your AC is broken, you want us to fix it as soon as possibleOur Energy Savings Agreement customers are a priority and get front-of-the-line service. There will be no waiting for a week or more for us to service your AC. We will do everything we can to get out to you same day.
  2. Unfortunately, breakdowns tend to occur at inconvenient times, and never when you’re ready for it. Our Energy Savings Agreement customers never pay overtime, so don’t worry if you wake up in the middle of the night to a broken AC. You’ll pay the same rate as if it was a Tuesday afternoon.
  3. Additionally, our Energy Savings Agreement customers never pay a dispatch fee – a savings of $69. When your system isn’t operating properly, we’ll come out to your home at no cost (no matter what time of day or night). Our technicians will diagnose the problem and get your approval before performing any repairs.
  4. Speaking of repairs, our Energy Savings Agreement customers save 15% on all repairs.
  5. If you sign up for an Energy Savings Agreement this spring, you will have an AC Ultimate Tune-Up before it’s time to turn on your AC. An Ultimate Tune-Up is a full check and service of your system to ensure proper operation and maintain peak performance of the unit.

Ensure home comfort for you and your family all year long with an Energy Savings Agreement. To get a quote, contact our Service team today at 970-533-8570.


Special Tune

For just a few more days, Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is offering a special $49 tune-up for your air conditioning system (or your furnace, if you want to have it tuned up at the close of the season).  This offer is going away come 3.31.19, so act now! Routine AC maintenance is, without exception, the best way in which to keep your system in the best working condition possible. Keep your eyes out for a full post on the subject this coming Monday—it may be the first, but it’s no joke!

ContactFort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today to take advantage of this offer. Big enough to serve, small enough to care.


Magazine publishes

Every year, Inc. Magazine publishes its ranking of the most successful independent small and midsized businesses in America. Previously, companies including Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s, Pandora, and many other juggernauts in their industries gained exposure in these rankings. This year, Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is honored to be among the honorees. We ranked in at #2317, with a three-year sales growth of 157%!

CEO and President of Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Glenn Frank is “honored that my company has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list.,” adding that he’d “like to thank all my employees and customers for making it possible.”

Glenn Frank founded Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning in 1996, put the business and HVAC knowledge gained from his father and grandfather into a business plan. Glenn’s grandfather began Fort Collins Sheet Metal Company in 1934. With over 80 years of experience, our family-owned and operated business is growing at an all-time high. We are excited to see what the coming years bring to the company, and want to once again thank our loyal customers for making these dreams a reality.

At Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, we are big enough to serve, but small enough to care.


Join Our Team and Enjoy

What did you want to be when you were young? A rock star? An astronaut? A professional baseball player? We all had these long-shot dreams at some point,  but the fact of the matter is that the longshot would not be a long-shot if everyone succeeded in those pursuits. Plus, where would we be as a society if every one of us was a famous actor or athlete? Well, we’d all be a lot less comfortable in our homes, probably!

At some point, we started drilling into our children the idea that white collar jobs, where you’re stuck in an office all day, are the ones that you want. Or that you can only contribute to your community as a physician. This simply is not true. We as a society need the motivated, hard-working, knowledgeable technicians that keep our comfort systems up and running. We need great HVAC technicians.

Nobody “Settles” for a Great Job!

We used the example of the rich and famous in our introduction, and noted that these are definitely the dreams of the majority of our population. That you follow a different career path than your dream job, however, does not mean that you are settling. That you aren’t sitting in an air-conditioned office all day staring at a computer doesn’t mean that the work you do is somehow “lesser,” either. In fact, many people stuck behind those desks are worried about their products failing, or they simply look out the window wishing they were doing something else.

If you are serious about getting into a career that that offers long-term sustainability, great job security, and great pay, then you should consider getting into the trades. Living in comfort is not a fad–it is a way of life that homeowners throughout the country expect to enjoy. As an HVAC technician,  you can contribute to your community in a direct way. You have the opportunity to ensure that residents throughout the Fort Collins, CO area enjoy the great heating and air conditioning that they deserve.

Choose Job Security in a Thriving and Necessary Field

There are a lot of different types of people in the world. Everyone has to prioritize what’s important to them and determine what it is that they want out of their careers. Some individuals have a true calling in the medical field, for instance. Others get into tech because they’re hoping to strike it rich, even if that means not enjoying their work on a day-to-day basis. A lot of people are looking for a career that is simply fulfilling and pays well–one that they can take pride in while knowing that it will provide for them and their families. This is what the HVAC industry has done for us and our team, and it can do the same for you. Consider the benefits, and let us know if you’d like to join our team!

  • Industry that is secure and sustainable long-term
  • Company that is committed to excellence and has a long history in the community
  • Great pay with virtually unlimited potential
  • Company that is backed with decades of industry experience and knowledge
  • Amazing benefits, from insurance and retirement savings program to health club membership discounts & employee appreciation events

Come work with Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, the company you can trust.


There are certain “problems” that one cannot really complain about, and that is precisely the sort of problem that we here at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning have run into. Simply put, people have caught wind of how exceptional our technicians are and the high quality of our services. As a result, we’re having some trouble keeping up with the demand for those services! Like we said, we certainly cannot complain about our popularity. Still, we could use some help in handling the workload. That is why we are hiring qualified technicians ready to work hard and live up to the high bar of excellence that our team has established. Contact us today to learn more about our career opportunities in the Fort Collins, CO area.

Retail Lead HVAC Installer

An exciting opportunity for technicians with five or more years of experience as an HVAC installation, maintenance, or service technician, or for those holding a comparable education, the retail lead HVAC installer plays a vital role on our team. The candidate that we are looking for will be EPA certified, able to follow/perform installation procedures for HVAC/R equipment, follow controls/wiring schematics, braze/solder/weld, and perform minor field fabrication. Candidates should have a clean, well-groomed appearance, free of visible tattoos or piercings. NATE certification is a plus. To learn more about this position, visit the posting here.

HVAC Installer

Are you looking t0 join a truly exceptional team of HVAC professionals? Do ongoing paid training, accrued paid time off, health insurance compensation, disability insurance, and dental/vision coverage sound like the types of benefits you are after? Then consider joining our team as an HVAC installer. In addition to our lead installer position above, we are also hiring installers and entry level installers. Put your education to work with a company you can be proud to be a part of. Our top priorities are the comfort and complete satisfaction of our customers, and we know that we can only fulfill those priorities with an exceptional team in place.

To learn more about all available positions, or to apply for employment with our company today, visit our careers page. We look forward to hearing from you.


Valentine’s Day is a time to spend with the people who mean the most to you, but these people don’t always live as close by as you’d wish. So for many long-distance friends, family members, or sweethearts, receiving a handmade card in the mail is the next best thing, a thoughtful gift that makes the recipient feel a little bit closer to the sender. In this day and age, when email, texting, and social media are often our first form of communication, it’s nice to know that a loved one has taken the time to craft something unique and thoughtful.

And when you send your valentines through the city of Loveland, you and your loved ones become part of a decades-long local tradition that helps draw attention to our community and our local businesses. Each year, over 100,000 people direct their valentines through the Loveland Re-Mailing Program. Dozens of volunteers gather to stamp each card sent through the program with a special Valentine’s Day verse and then forward the card to the intended recipient.

You can forward your own card through the program, or you can purchase the official Loveland Valentine’s Day card, with an official design from one of our own residents. Each year, a contest is held to determine the winning verse and design for that year’s cards. This year’s verse captures the tone of Loveland:

Touching your heart

In a special way

With a card from Loveland

On St. Valentine’s Day.

If you want to address a valentine from Loveland, often referred to as the Sweetheart City, in the coming years, simply send a pre-addressed, pre-stamped envelope to the Loveland Re-Mailing Program, care of the postmaster. You’ll become a part of our local culture and a worldwide tradition; last year, the program sent out cards from all 50 states and 120 different countries.

At Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, we care about the community and this program, which draws attention to local shops and businesses. We provide quality heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality, and commercial HVAC services to Northern Colorado, and our company has served the community since 1934. Call us today for superb service from local technicians you can count on.


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