The Best HVAC Company in Brighton, CO
Ultimate Heating & Cooling has been serving
Brighton for over 40 years.

We’ve been in the HVAC business for 40+ years, installing and maintaining all types of heating and cooling appliances in Brighton homes and businesses. Whatever the size of your property or budget, we tailor our services to your needs.

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PROUDLY SERVING THE DENVER METRO AREA SINCE 1999

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No matter the make or model, we can fix it. Call now if you need help with repairs!

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We only install the best systems, guaranteed to be cost-effective and energy efficient.

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We provide thorough equipment checks and maintenance to make your system last longer.

HVAC repair is one of the most needed services for homeowners, according to a study by the Home Improvement Research Institute. Requests for new installations are growing too, encouraged partly by the Department of Energy’s announcement to raise the minimum energy efficiency standards in 2023 for all new central AC and air-source heat pump units.

While many homeowners are well aware of the importance of maintaining their heating and cooling appliances and saving energy, not all realize the value of carefully choosing which HVAC repair and maintenance company to hire. Unlike some of our competitors, our technicians have a high level of technical skill and professionalism as they’re trained and certified by NATE (North American Technician Excellence), which is the most nationally recognized organization for HVAC professionals. Working with a NATE-certified technician has a multitude of benefits: 

  • Fewer warranty returns and call-backs. They know how to do the job right the first time.
  • Adept at maintenance, fault diagnosis, and repair because of rigorous and regular in-house training. This ensures their skills are maintained consistently in line with NATE’s stringent requirements.
  • Maximum value for your money, as you’re guaranteed that the work is completed to the highest standard and as time efficiently as possible.
  • Competency in working with new HVAC products and emerging technologies, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Whichever HVAC company you choose, make sure their technicians are reliable and qualified. Wherever you are in the country, our free guide outlining questions to ask your HVAC company is a handy resource for finding the right company for you.

Brighton Heating and Cooling

Average annual temperatures in Brighton vary from 20°F to 90°F. If you want to guarantee comfort year-round and limit the possibility of an unexpected HVAC breakdown, make sure your setup is in good working order. An optimally running HVAC system reduces the risk of:

  • Expensive damage to internal components caused by overheating, which can crack the heat exchanger, as well as short circuits in electrical wiring.
  • Troublesome respiratory conditions and allergies triggered by damp, mold, and allergen build-up in filters and ductwork.
  • Wasting money using low energy-efficient appliances, like space heaters, to combat cold spots caused by poorly maintained HVAC.
  • Heat loss caused by leaks. The average American home loses $300 per year to leaks, outdated equipment, and drafts.

Considering natural gas heating bills increased by over 25% from 2021 to 2022, optimizing and repairing your HVAC existing setup is a wise way to save money and mitigate against future increases in the cost of energy.

Brighton HVAC Services

From large-scale duct installations in businesses to replacing minor parts on an old home furnace, we take on all HVAC jobs.

Read below to learn more about what we do:

Home Heating in Brighton

An HVAC breakdown on a chilly winter day is one of the most frustrating home maintenance issues. However, it’s easily avoided by regularly maintaining and servicing your heating appliances before the season begins. We know it’s tempting to skip doing it, but it isn’t worth the risk as you increase your chances of needing an expensive emergency callout caused by a serious fault. Also, not every company has an HVAC technician on call, so you might need to wait longer than you want to.

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Fortunately, our team is available every day of the year and at whatever time of day. If you need emergency water heater repair in Denver at 4am or a last-minute furnace installation in Brighton before Christmas, we’re ready to assist. We deal with modern home heating technology as well, such as IoT thermostats and SAHPs (solar-assisted heat pumps).

If you have problems with your home heating equipment and aren’t sure what to expect next, try our HVAC repair or replace quiz as it’ll give you an indicator of whether installing new equipment is totally necessary. Considering new heating equipment and ductwork typically costs $5,000+, our quiz could save you a lot of money.

Even if your HVAC equipment is in poor condition, you can still improve your home’s energy efficiency and warmth.

Here’s how:

  • Prevent your system from ‘short cycling’ by cleaning your air filters frequently. Short cycling is when your heating equipment is trapped in an overheat-shutdown-restart loop. It wears out parts prematurely and decreases your HVAC’s energy efficiency.
  • Reverse your ceiling fan. Not all fans have this feature, however it’s handy to have as it pulls warm air trapped at ceiling height down to floor level.
  • Prevent drafts by blocking your chimney with a chimney balloon or plug.
  • Draw your curtains after sunset to reduce heat loss. Thermal curtains are even more effective and are easily retrofitted to your existing curtain. They reduce noise by absorbing sound waves, too.
  • Fill gaps and cracks with insulation, caulk, and weather-stripping to stop drafts.
  • Circulate unused warm air around your home, such as opening your shower or kitchen door when in use.
  • Limit indoor heat loss using carpets or rugs. Insulated or heated rug pads are another option.
  • Ensure your furnace is off when you’re out by using the customized heating-cooling schedule function on your smart thermostat, if you have one.
  • Open south-facing curtains on sunny days and close north-facing ones. This ensures the maximum amount of solar heat penetrates indoors.

Air Conditioning in Brighton

Brighton homes typically use one or more of the following home cooling systems:

  • Floor-, window-, or wall-mounted ACs
  • Central ACs
  • Evaporative cooling systems
  • Ductless mini-splits

We provide repair and maintenance services, as well as air conditioning installation in Brighton. Our NATE-certified technicians are experienced with all models and makes of ACs and other types of home cooling equipment. So, you can count on us to look after your setup safely and fine-tune its functioning to a high standard. We’re an authorized dealer for Carrier too, which is one of the most widely used HVAC brands in the country.

Aside from traditional ACs, we install and maintain all four types of heat pumps. Despite their name, they’re highly effective at cooling. They also consume 50% less power than a traditional electric furnace.

Whether you have a heat pump or air conditioner, read our tips to keep your Brighton home cool if you want to maximize your comfort in the summer.

Home Air Quality in Brighton

Indoor air quality isn’t just about setting the perfect indoor temperature. Indoor relative humidity (RH) levels play a big part too. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the ideal indoor RH is 30 to 50%. Less than 30% RH can affect your health and wellbeing, causing the following symptoms:

  • Nosebleeds
  • Sinusitis
  • Dry throat and skin
  • Eczema
  • Triggering of pre-existing medical conditions, like bronchitis or asthma, as well as allergies
  • Chapped lips

Dry air also causes unsightly (and costly) damage to indoor surfaces, such as paint and wallpaper failure, chipped plaster, and flaking wood.

You can easily protect yourself against the effects of dry indoor air with regular HVAC maintenance. Humidifiers are another way to boost air quality, and our guide to fixing dry indoor air explains their benefits, as well as other easy tips for boosting indoor RH.

Without a doubt, carbon monoxide (CO) levels are the most important air quality issue for homeowners. Per year, CO poisoning causes roughly 50,000 emergency department visits and 400 deaths, with a third of fatalities occurring between December and February. This is because homeowners close ventilation sources, like windows and vents, to cut down on drafts and keep the warmth in. Our post outlining the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning is worth reading if you, your family, or friends are unfamiliar with the dangers.

Apart from RH and CO, radon, asbestos, VOCs, and combustive elements also impact indoor air quality, as does the type and amount of allergens, mold, and bacteria. If you’re concerned about your home’s safety, we conduct whole-home tests for these substances, provide free advice for improving air quality, and install humidifier units and CO detectors.

Brighton Ductless Heating and Cooling

Are you looking to extend your HVAC system into your garage or attic? If so, spaces like these, especially in older homes, rarely have enough space for traditional ductwork. However, with ductless HVAC, it’s possible. It costs as little as $5,000 to install, and it’s easy to recoup the costs as it adds an average of $10,000 to your home’s resale value, according to HomeLight’s 2020 study.

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As the name suggests, ductless setups use no ductwork. Instead, the outdoor compressor and indoor air handling unit are linked with a three-inch diameter conduit. Inside is a refrigerant pipe, cables for control and power, and a drain line. For a typical home, it takes less than two days to install a ductless setup.

A decades-old property has much higher maintenance costs compared to a new build, so they’re well-suited to the lower running costs offered by ductless HVAC. Compared to a home electric radiator, ductless setups use 60% less energy, so you could save hundreds of dollars annually.

Wondering if your home is suitable for a duct-free setup? Read our guide: Is Your Home Right for Ductless? For further advice, or to book a ductless repair or installation, contact us today.

Ductwork Repair in Brighton

From duct seals and fittings to round and flexible ducts, we repair all models and types of air transmission and ventilation parts. Our techniques for ductwork repair include:

  • Adding insulation to unconditioned spaces, such as garages, to improve HVAC energy efficiency
  • Sealing ductwork with aluminum foil tape or sealant to prevent leaks
  • Checking for ductwork leaks and conducting airflow tests
  • Installing jumper ducts or transfer grilles to balance airflow
  • Duct cleaning to improve airflow, reduce odors and eliminate airborne contaminants, like allergens and VOCs

Wondering if your ductwork requires maintenance? Here are some signs your ducts need cleaning or repair:

  • Higher than normal energy bills
  • Poor air flow
  • Hot or cold spots on dry wall
  • Excessive indoor dust
  • Peeling or degraded seals
  • Odors or fumes wafting from the basement or ground floor into other rooms
  • Damaged or rusted ductwork
  • Strange ductwork noises
  • Uneven room temperatures

Brighton Home HVAC Inspections

HVAC gets used most frequently in winter and summer. Avoid troublesome equipment breakdowns by hiring a technician to inspect your heating and cooling equipment before the season starts. Our inspections cover:

  • Testing smoke and CO detectors for safe functioning
  • Checking furnace parts are free of dirt, dust, and contaminants, such as the interior casing and heat exchanger
  • Using a multi-meter to test the electrical resistance of the ignitor switch
  • Ensure ducts, flues, vents, and filters are free of obstructions and in good working order

Whenever possible, we replace or repair any broken parts on the day of inspection. Plus, we’ll spot any other issues–like roof leaks and damp–that could affect your home’s comfort, indoor air quality, or temperature regulation.

We provide full pre-purchase HVAC inspections, too. For an average-sized home, it takes one to three hours to complete and usually costs less than $500. Whether you’re a potential buyer or seller we highly recommend an inspection, as it highlights any costly HVAC faults. For further details on the benefits, read our post outlining why you need an HVAC inspection.

To schedule an inspection, contact us today.

Top HVAC Company in Brighton

We have a reputation as one of the most capable and professional HVAC companies in Brighton, Denver, and the surrounding areas. Our average ratings on Google, Angi, and Yelp range from 4.5 to 4.8 stars. Here’s what some of our customers have to say about Ultimate Heating and Cooling:

  • “From Kyle who sold me the unit, to Kelly and Eleazar who installed it, everyone was very professional. Everything was explained, with no surprises. I would highly recommend this company.” — Karen
  • “The technician was nice, polite and knowledgeable, and the price to inspect and perform repairs was fair. I will use them again.” — Martha
  • “They have always been really responsive, friendly, and thorough, even on weekends. Their pricing has been competitive and reasonable. We will continue to use them for our heating and A/C needs!” — Rebecca
  • “Kelly and Ricardo were awesome, very professional, polite, and thorough. They took the time to explain everything. They were efficient and completed the installation quicker than they estimated. They also made sure I understood how to use the system before they left. I am very happy with the service we received and the equipment is top-notch.” — Joshua

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HVAC Experience and Quality

We’re a fully licensed and insured company with a certification from the Building Performance Institute Inc., a Better Business Bureau (BBB) A+ rating accreditation, and have won several Carrier’s Presidents Awards. All our technicians are certified by NATE too, which ensures they’re regularly trained in operating, maintaining and installing all types and makes of heat and cooling equipment.

Check out our short promo video below to learn more about our company’s customer service aims and values.

 

We Know The Brighton Metro Area

We’ve serviced homes and business in the Brighton area for decades, so we have a good understanding of what local residents need and the common HVAC problems they face. In total, we serve five counties: Adams, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Denver, and Douglas. Whether you need an HVAC system installed in a new construction in Brighton or have questions about the best HVAC options for older homes, our team is ready to help.

Read our quick guides for further advice on HVAC in Brighton:

  • How to Choose HVAC Systems for Your New Home Construction in Brighton (no link)
  • HVAC Basics Every Brighton Homeowner Should Know (no link)
  • Most Popular Home HVAC Systems in Brighton (no link)

To book an appointment or to discuss your HVAC requirements, contact us.

Brighton HVAC Customer Support

If you have an HVAC emergency in Brighton, we’re on call 24/7/365. Simply call us on (303) 289-2070, explain the issue, and we’ll offer a free solution in less than 5 minutes. If we can’t resolve it over the phone, we’ll dispatch one of our technicians. It’s $69 for the first 30 minutes and we offer free estimates on replacing equipment.

Our technicians follow the Manual JSD process when suggesting equipment upgrades, which ensures that only the most appropriately sized and optimal equipment is installed in any home. An overview of the protocol, which was developed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), is outlined on our Manual JSD Services page.

To learn more about the skills and services offered by our in-house technicians, read our blog: How an HVAC Engineer Can Help Your Brighton Home (no link).

For discounts and special offers, visit our promotions page where we have offers on repair services, rebates, and more.

Financing is available too, as well as annual maintenance plans, which start at $125 per year and include a comprehensive set of component safety checks and cleaning. To sign up, send us a message or call us on (720) 772-4291.

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