Decoding Common HVAC Terminology

September 19, 2020

When you’re new to hiring an HVAC company, you may experience a lot of confusion while researching your options because of the HVAC terms you’ll come across. If you’re buying a new heating or cooling system, you will come across different types of ratings, such as AFUE, EER, HSPF and SEER. Once you know what these HVAC terms mean, you’ll be ready to make a choice on companies or systems. AFUE Furnace efficiency rating is expressed as AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). The higher a furnace’s AFUE rating, the more energy efficient it is. If a

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Do Air Filters Help With Smoke?

September 16, 2020

Wildfires are raging around Oregon. The smoke from our area is so strong that it’s reached across the United States. And now, the Pacific Northwest is seeing air quality that is so poor that it’s off the charts. Smoke inhalation can be very damaging to your lungs. This last week we’ve heard from many customers asking what kind of filters work well to promote better indoor air quality. Air filter basics: Air filters are small, but they play a big part in how your heating and cooling system functions. The concept is simple: air that

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How to Get Your System Ready for Fall

September 1, 2020

It’s back to school time for many students around the Pacific Northwest this week. And while the weather is still hot, autumn will be here before you know it. That means your heating system needs to be ready! Here’s how to get your system ready for the upcoming change of season. #1: Change your air filters. Did you know your HVAC filters need to be cleaned or replaced every 1 to 2 months. Or, depending on the use and type of filter you have you might be able to go longer? These

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Summertime HVAC: Common Seasonal Problems

August 8, 2020

The demand for AC service during the summertime is high because systems have to work extra hard to keep homes cool. When temperatures spike, having a working air conditioning unit is a must-have. If AC maintenance service wasn’t a high priority for you in the early spring, there’s no need to panic. Let us discuss the most common summertime AC problems you might encounter and what you can do to address them. Insufficient Air Flow An efficient AC system should supply a steady flow of cool air even during hot weather. If you’ve neglected to change

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How to Help Your AC Keep Up With Hot Weather

August 3, 2020

The weather is heating up and it looks like it will stay warm for the foreseeable future. If you’ve noticed your air conditioning is struggling to keep up on the days that hit 90 degrees or higher, you’re not alone. We have received many customer inquiries as to why their AC system isn’t able to keep things as cool as they want. Here are some tips that can help you keep your home comfortable, even on the hottest of days. #1: Understand your AC system’s capacity. When the temperatures are into the 90s, your

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Why Does My AC Unit Need an Air Filter

July 12, 2020

Your heating and air conditioning system can run without an air filter, but its a very bad idea! Without a filter, you leave your unit exposed to all kinds of dust and debris that will impair the AC system and lead to costly repairs. During summer, if the dust particles block your cooling unit’s indoor coil, your system will most likely run incorrectly or insufficiently. The coil itself is moist, so anything that passes through, like dust, gets trapped onto the coil. It goes without saying, a filter is an ideal preventative measure

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Top 3 Reasons to Keep Your AC Maintained

July 7, 2020

Summer is here! Warm weather will be here to stay for a while and that means you will be relying on your air conditioner in the coming months. Will your system be ready to keep up with the heat? Scheduling a professional air conditioning tune-up with our team will help ensure that it will work energy efficiency and reliability. Here are some reasons why you should get your AC serviced. #1: Increases the lifespan of the unit. Regular preventative maintenance will help prolong the life of your system. If it’s not examined annually, you could be

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How To Stay Cool If Your AC Breaks

June 7, 2020

The summer months are notorious for heat and humidity that can be annoying or even dangerous to contend with. However, if you have air conditioning in your home, you can create dry and cool conditions indoors with the flip of a switch. While it may be challenging to stay comfortable if your cooling system is not working properly, there are several tactics that you can use to stay safe until it can be fixed. Block the Light Keeping your home at a reasonable temperature can be as easy as making sure that your home

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Reasons to Go Ductless This Summer

June 5, 2020

Has your air conditioner seen better days? Maybe you’re on the fence about getting a new cooling system installed this year. Summer starts on June 20th and that means warm weather will be here to stay for a while. You need to have a cooling system that is reliable all season long. Ductless systems are a great option! These efficient systems providing heating and cooling, all year long – in one machine! No ductwork? No problem. Ductless systems are the answer. These are affordable and installed in just one to two days. They are easily installed

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What Does An AC Compressor Do?

May 11, 2020

Your air conditioner works hard in the summer to keep you cool. You might wonder about some of those moving parts. One of the most critical components is the compressor. This part is the workhorse of the system that operates basically in the same way as a heart. It uses its power to move air and keep all the components running within your system. Let’s take a deeper look at your air conditioning compressor. Different Types of AC Systems In your home, you might have a packaged system for your air conditioning, or you could

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