Energy Savings Tips for Earth Day 2024

April 3, 2024

At Climate Control, we believe it is important to steward the Earth well – and that goes beyond just being mindful of how we care for the environment around us. It requires action, too. Did you know that this year, Earth Day falls on April 22? As Earth Day approaches, we’ve listed a couple of simple ways you can save energy and do your part to reduce negative impacts on the Earth. Where should you start? Look no further than your heating and cooling system! #1. Schedule a professional

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How Often Should I Clean My Air Vents?

March 12, 2024

At Climate Control, we are committed to providing high-quality HVAC services. Maintaining the air vent cleaning is essential. It is part of keeping the indoor environment healthy and comfortable. The cleanliness of your air vents affects the air you breathe. It also affects your HVAC system. The Importance of Frequent Cleaning Keeping your air vents clean is more than just about appearance. It provides several benefits that improve your living space. These benefits include the following. Improving Indoor Air Quality Your air vents can collect dust, allergies, and other particles. Turning on an

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Why Spring is the Best Time for An HVAC Tune-up

March 5, 2024

It has been a cold and gray winter and the longer and warmer days of spring are coming. Is your heating and cooling system ready for the new season? Springtime is the ideal time to get your system professionally tuned up. That way, you can rest knowing everything is running efficiently, no matter what type of weather comes our way. Here are some additional reasons to schedule your maintenance appointment this spring. #1: Tune-Ups Help Your System Last Longer Neglecting preventative maintenance on your machine can cause problems. Not only do you increase the risk

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How to Choose the Right Gas Furnace For Your Home

February 14, 2024

Selecting the right gas furnace for your home is a decision that goes beyond providing comfort to your living space. It ensures that energy bills are pocket friendly and the environment is not harmed. A gas furnace is a long-term purchase, and choosing the right model involves considering many factors. Luckily, our experts at Climate Control are here to help you navigate through understanding the various types of gas furnaces and important factors to note when choosing one. Understanding the Types of Gas Furnaces Gas furnaces come in three main types: single-stage, two-stage and modulating. All types

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Benefits of Commercial Heating Maintenance

February 7, 2024

Temperatures this winter have been cold and with winter not over yet, it’s important to make sure your commercial furnace can keep up. Have you had the system professional tuned up recently? Keep reading to see the benefits of regular commercial maintenance. #1: It reduces your risk of the furnace breaking. It can be stressful to have your furnace fail unexpectedly – especially if you have employees, customers, or products in the building. Because we know that Oregon winters can get chilly, it’s important to make sure your commercial building keeps warm, no matter how

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How Smart Thermostats Can Reduce Your Energy Bills

January 9, 2024

Upgrading your windows, investing in high-functioning HVAC equipment, and adding more insulation to your Portland, OR home are all effective ways to lower your energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. However, you can also recognize significant savings by investing in a smart thermostat. Rich with cutting-edge features and functions, these devices can help you prevent energy waste in multiple ways. Smart Thermostats Eliminate Human Error According to the United States Department of Energy (DOE), homeowners can reduce their heating and cooling costs by up to 10% by simply lowering or raising their thermostat settings

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How to Avoid Winter Heating System Emergencies

December 17, 2023

We’ve just turned our calendar to a new year which means a fresh start for the coming days. Saving money might be on your list of goals for 2024. That’s why it’s important to avoid expensive emergency repairs on your heating system this winter. This can be stressful! Here are some simple ways to avoid a potential heating system disaster. #1: Schedule your professional tune-up
 Just like an oil change in your car or a checkup at the doctor, your heating system needs to be taken care of as well. Annual tune-ups are the best way to

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How to Winterize Your Home’s Air Conditioning System

December 12, 2023

Many homeowners start thinking about how to get their heating systems ready for the winter as soon as fall arrives. But don’t forget about your air conditioning (AC) system while you’re getting ready for winter. If you want your air conditioner to work like new when the weather warms up again, winterizing it correctly is a must. Here we will go over the fundamentals of winterizing your house’s AC system. Clean the Outdoor Unit Make sure to clean the external condenser unit of your air conditioner before winter arrives. Debris like grass clippings, twigs and leaves

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Your 2023 Winter Furnace Checklist

December 5, 2023

It’s getting colder outside and that means one thing: winter is almost here. Is your furnace up for the task of keeping you warm and comfortable all season long? Follow these checklist items to ensure your furnace is ready to go. ✔️ Don’t block vents: The vents around your home or commercial space should always be unobstructed. If the vents are blocked, warm air can’t make it inside, and it also causes the furnace to work harder than necessary. Not to mention, if warm air isn’t making it into

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Understanding Air Purifiers and Pet Allergies

November 14, 2023

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that between 15% and 30% of the population has an allergy to common household pets. Cat allergies are almost twice as frequent as dog allergies, while dog allergies tend to cause more severe symptoms. Fortunately, just because a person has allergies doesn’t mean they can’t have pets. Air purifiers play a large role in helping people with pet allergies reside in the same home with their furry friends. What Are Pet Allergies? Allergies to pets usually develop when the immune system inappropriately responds to proteins in the skin

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