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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Top Benefits of a Heat Pump vs AC

May 6, 2021

Springtime in the Pacific Northwest is gorgeous. We get a little bit of sun and warmth, then a mix of rain and cold mornings. So, with this mix of weather, it’s good to be prepared. Your furnace gets good use on those cold days, but when the weather heats up, bulky window unit air conditioners are a pain to haul in and out. Here, we’ll go over how a heat pump can help you and the benefits of installing one instead of an air conditioning unit. The differences between a heat pump and an air conditioner:

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Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your HVAC System

April 6, 2021

Spring has officially arrived, and the sun is starting to shine! This is the perfect time to start on your spring cleaning projects that you’ve put off. Don’t forget about your heating and cooling system! Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re making your spring cleaning checklist for your HVAC system. 1. Pay attention to your air filters You might not see your air filters every day, but they play a big role in your heating and cooling system’s functioning. Dirty air filters contribute to dusty, dirty air. Make sure

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 6, 2021

Have you ever listened to your air conditioner to notice what sounds it makes? Hopefully, it does not make much noise, but if it does, your system may have run into a problem. If you pay close attention to the sound and its source, you may be able to determine what is wrong. You likely are not going to fix most problems yourself, but you can get a sense of the cost, and accelerate the diagnosis. Here are some of the noises you may want to listen for that could spell trouble. Screaming

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How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 8, 2021

A ductless mini-split system comes with an air conditioner and heater for comfort. The heating and cooling unit is wired to maintain even temperatures even when the weather is extreme. During the winter, you can warm your home effortlessly. When the season switches to summer, the system cools your indoor space as well. There are tons of benefits and perks that come with owning a ductless mini-split system. Let us walk you through how the unit operates. What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System? As the name implies, a mini-split system features a heat pump and an

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Why You Should Get Your System Tuned-Up In Time For Spring Weather

March 2, 2021

Spring is right around the corner. Is your HVAC system ready for the change of season? Spring weather means more sun, blooming flowers, and hopefully less heat usage! Here are some reasons why you should get your system tuned up and ready for spring. #1: It helps prolong the life of the system. Did you know that if you neglect the preventative maintenance on your machine, you may be shortening its lifespan? Let the team at Climate Control check out your system to make sure it’s functioning at its peak. Regular maintenance will ensure that

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The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

February 5, 2021

We know you have a lot of things on your to-do list. But changing your air filter is one of those easy, quick to-dos that will reap big rewards. The air filter in your heating system plays a really big role in its overall operation. Here’s why it’s important to change it regularly. Your air filters capture dust, debris, and other particles that try to wiggle their way into the various rooms of your home. If this stuff gets into your actual system, it could cause big problems. The filter prevents this debris from getting inside and ensures

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How To Make An Old Home More Energy Efficient

February 4, 2021

Saving energy in an old home can be quite challenging, particularly if you’ve just purchased a residential property with no recent upgrades. These homes’ attractive designs usually go hand in hand with high utility bills because they are not constructed in an energy-efficient way. However, there are numerous, easy ways that you can use to make your old house more energy efficient without any major renovations. Here are some simple improvements you can use to reduce utility bills and make your house warmer. 1. Seal the Attic and Add Insulation Many old homes lack sufficient insulation,

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