6 Ways You Can Prepare Your Home for Winter

November 17, 2021

As the cold season approaches, it’s time to begin preparations to ensure that the season is spent in comfort and safety. By taking some time to prepare in advance, you’ll be more comfortable, less stressed, and possibly save money on your winter heating costs. In this article, we discuss six ways you can get your home ready for a long, cold winter. 1. Change Furnace Filters The filter on your furnace catches airborne particles of dirt, dander, mildew and more. These are eliminated from the air in your home, creating pure air that’s safer to

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Two Ways to Create a Healthy Home Environment

November 9, 2021

With the cooler weather here to stay for a while, you will likely be indoors more often. This is a good time to start thinking about ways to keep the climate in your home as healthy as possible – especially considering the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the common cold, and the flu. Here are some tips on how to create a healthy home environment in your home all year long. #1: Clean the air. Mold, bacteria, allergens, and viruses float through the air you breathe. The good news: you can create a defense against those

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What You Need to Know About Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers This Winter

October 13, 2021

In normal instances, it’s rare to think about how moist or dry the air is until it’s at the extreme of either side. Humidity levels can affect your body in several ways; for example, drying up and cracking of the skin could indicate dry air while excess moisture on the skin signifies a high humidity level in the house. Luckily, there are solutions to correct a problem with too much or too little humidity: humidifiers and dehumidifiers. Read on to find out more about each. Humidifiers Humidifiers add or increase the amount of

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Reasons for Furnace Preventative Maintenance

October 1, 2021

Autumn weather is here. With rain, wind, and cooler weather, you’ll be turning on the furnace in no time. Now is the perfect time to make sure your commercial or residential furnace is working properly. A professional tune-up is key. Here’s why. #1: Preventative maintenance reduces your chances of a furnace breakdown. Fall weather in Oregon gets chilly. Your home or commercial space needs to stay warm, no matter how cold it gets outside! Annual maintenance with our experienced team of licensed professionals at Climate Control ensures your system is working well and won’t break down

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What Should Your Furnace Maintenance Include?

September 16, 2021

Furnace maintenance is extremely important to keeping your home comfortable and safe over the winter. However, there is some variation from one company to the next regarding what’s included in routine maintenance. Here’s what your furnace maintenance should include and why each part of it is important. What Makes Maintenance Worth the Investment? Before jumping into the specifics of what should be included in your maintenance, let’s start with why it’s worth the investment. Maintenance is similar to teeth cleaning in the sense that some people put it off until there’s a major problem.

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How to Get Your System Ready for Fall Weather

September 7, 2021

School is back in session and the summer weather is winding down. Autumn is right around the corner. Now is the time to plan for the seasonal changes that are coming and get your HVAC system ready. Here are some tips. #1: Check your air filters Your system works hard to filter outdoor air and rid it of dust, pollen, dust, and other particles that try to get into your home. Over time, this type of debris builds up and clogs the filter. If this happens, the system works hard to get your home to

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How to Keep Your AC Functioning in Extreme Heat

August 6, 2021

Extreme heat usually feels unbearable. Hot weather keeps your air conditioning running a lot during the summer, so making sure you can reduce your risk for having it break down is important. Here are some ways to keep your air conditioning functioning well – even when the weather gets extremely hot. #1: Use your windows to your advantage. During the day, sunlight will stream into your windows and heat it up. If your AC is running at the same time, it must work harder to cool the air that is warming from the sunlight. So, consider

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How to Maximize Your AC Efficiency This Summer

July 7, 2021

With temperatures steadily in the 80s and 90s this summer, homeowners around Oregon rely heavily on their air conditioners to provide comfort. But using your systems means using energy, and that can lead to high energy bills. Here are some ways to maximize your AC efficiency this summer. #1: Make sure you change or replace your air filter regularly Changing your air filter is easy and makes a huge difference in how efficient the system runs. A clogged filter causes your AC to work harder to reach the temperature you want. This leads to inefficiency,

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How To Prepare Your AC System for the Summer

June 7, 2021

With temperatures starting to really heat up, it’s a good time to make sure your air conditioning unit is ready to tackle the rest of the summer weather. It is uncomfortable to have a home or office that is hot and muggy! Here are some tips on how to prepare your air conditioning system for summer. #1: Clean the unit To get the indoor portion of your unit ready, make sure all air filters are cleaned or replaced. These have debris and dust built up over time, which can cause the system to run less

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 15, 2021

Most homeowners depend on the effectiveness of their air conditioning system in the oppressive summer heat. It’s what makes your home comfortable for your whole family and allows them to enjoy spending time together there. Unfortunately, when high humidity comes to Portland, it can make your air conditioner work much harder. It All Starts With How Humidity Affects the Body The human body naturally sweats when it gets overheated. This process helps us to cool our body temperature back down to a normal range. Unfortunately, when the humidity level is high in the environment, a large

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