What Is the Ideal AC Temperature for Sleeping?

November 20, 2022

Everyone occasionally has the experience of trying to sleep when it is too hot and humid and feeling uncomfortable and restless because of it. We all understand, at least intuitively, that temperature is essential to sleep, but recent scientific research has revealed just how significant it is. It dictates how fast you fall asleep and shapes the overall sleeping experience throughout the night. How Temperature Affects Sleep Your body cools down as a natural process of preparing to sleep. This is a process that you can accelerate by taking a warm shower or bath

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Tips to Prepare Your Furnace for the Cold Months

November 8, 2022

November is here and temperatures are already dropping. With even colder temperatures on the horizon in the next few months, it’s critical to make sure your furnace is ready. Here are some things you should do to prepare your furnace. Make sure outside debris is cleared around the unit. Summer weeding and mowing may have ended for a bit, but autumn means falling leaves. Leaves, fallen tree branches, or other debris that accumulates around your outdoor unit after a stormy day could cause a problem. Not only could this damage the system, but

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A Guide to the New Electric Heat Pump Tax Credits

October 19, 2022

Electric heat pumps have long been a fantastic option for both cooling and heating your home. However, they are about to become an even better choice thanks to new tax credits and rebates. Here is everything you need to know about the new heat pump tax credits and also why heat pumps are such a great choice. Heat Pump Tax Credits and Rebates The recent Inflation Reduction Act was partly designed to invest in technology that can help fight against climate change. As part of this legislation, the U.S. federal government has announced a variety of

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Tips on Preparing Your System for Cold Weather

October 13, 2022

Autumn is here, and slowly but surely, temperatures will start dropping. Here are some tips on preparing your HVAC system for the cooler weather. Tip #1: Ensure your thermostat is working optimally. How old is your thermostat? Maybe you’ve never thought about the importance it plays in your home’s overall comfort. Now is a great time to replace your current thermostat with a programmable thermostat. These regulate the temperature in your home day and night – even if you’re not there. All you need to do is set your desired temperature based on your

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A Guide to the New Electric Heat Pump Tax Credits

October 5, 2022

Electric heat pumps have long been a fantastic option for both cooling and heating your home. However, they are about to become an even better choice thanks to new tax credits and rebates. Here is everything you need to know about the new heat pump tax credits and also why heat pumps are such a great choice. Heat Pump Tax Credits and Rebates The recent Inflation Reduction Act was partly designed to invest in technology that can help fight against climate change. As part of this legislation, the U.S. federal government has announced a variety of

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How to Safely Adjust the Speed of Your AC Fan

September 20, 2022

Adjusting the speed of your air conditioner’s fan is a great way to improve its efficiency and lower your energy costs. But before you make any changes, it’s important to understand the potential risks involved. Reasons Why You May Need to Adjust Your AC Fan’s Speed If your AC unit is not cooling your home as effectively as it should be, one solution is to increase the fan speed. This will help circulate more cool air throughout your home and make it more comfortable. You may also want to consider adjusting the

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

September 9, 2022

School is back in session and the change to autumn will be here soon. Now is the time to start preparing for the change in weather. It’s also a great time to get your heating and cooling system tuned up and ready to go. By ensuring its maintained, you won’t need to worry about unexpected breakdowns or mechanical issues. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind. #1: Clean or replace your air filters. Air filters play a big role in your system’s overall operation. They not only help capture harmful particles that make

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Mini-splits vs. Central Air: Which Is More Efficient?

August 18, 2022

For years, homeowners only had two main cooling options. They could opt for window units or install a whole-house central air conditioning system. And in most cases, the latter would be the more efficient choice. But it also came with a much higher up-front cost. Now, homeowners have another great cooling option. Mini-split air conditioning systems combine the efficiency of central AC with the flexibility of window units. But are they more efficient than central AC? We know the answer, so let’s dive in. The Basics of SEER Ratings Energy efficiency is a big deal these

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Extreme Heat and Your AC

August 4, 2022

The heat this summer has been intense! People all over Oregon are keeping their air conditioning running at all hours of the day to make sure they stay cool. Relying on your cooling system that much means that you need a system that is functioning at its peak. Here’s how to make sure that it stays that way – even when the heat becomes extreme. #1: Don’t forget about the windows. It’s nice to open the blinds in your home to see the beautiful summer sky. However, if the windows are open all day while

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8 Tips on What to When Your AC Unit Freezes

July 15, 2022

Freezing up can be a sign that the AC system needs some maintenance. This can be as simple as replacing the air filter or taking apart some components to check for clogs in lines. If you are experiencing a problem with the system that is hard to solve, it might be time to call a professional. Knowing the symptoms of an AC problem may make it easier to find a quick fix. Keep in mind that a simple cleaning can’t fix some issues. You may hear a hissing sound coming from the vents, often caused by

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