Essential 2023 HVAC Maintenance Checklist

January 10, 2023

Freezing temperatures have already made their way into the Pacific Northwest, and as we continue into the winter of 2023, it’s important to have your furnace operating at peak efficiency. Keep this checklist in mind. Ensure vents are clear: Make sure the vents around your home are not covered by furniture, rugs, or other items. This obstructs airflow and keeps warm air from circulating through the home. It also puts additional strain on your system, causing it to work harder than necessary. Check air filters: When was the last time you cleaned or

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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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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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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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Tips for Keeping Your AC Running Smoothly This Summer

July 6, 2022

Summer heat is here and that means your air conditioner is working hard to keep you cool and comfortable. That’s why it is important to make sure you do your part to keep things running smoothly, so you don’t have any unexpected system breakdowns to pay for. Here are some tips on how to do that. #1. Don’t forget your air filters. The air filters in your home are unseen, so they can easily become neglected. However, they play a critical part in how your air conditioner functions. Be sure you check your air filters

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Your Comprehensive Guide to Smart Thermostat Installation.

April 12, 2022

Your Comprehensive Guide to Smart Thermostat Installation At Climate Control, we are Portland’s choice for the care and maintenance of heating and cooling equipment. Years of experience have taught us how thermostats are essential components of a home comfort system. These small units send the signal that tells your furnace or air conditioner to fire up. The latest generation of smart thermostats can perform this task while lowering your operating costs. However, before you turn on your new unit, you should consider the best strategy for installation. The Benefits of Smart Thermostats With traditional thermostats, you

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Tips to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Spring

March 14, 2022

It’s finally time to welcome the warmer weather in the Portland Metro area. If you are searching for ways to prepare your home for the upcoming spring months, start by preparing your HVAC system. Keeping your home comfortable and energy usage efficient can be challenging with the temperature changes in spring. Here are critical steps to improve the efficiency of your HVAC unit throughout the spring months. Replace Your Air Filters When springtime comes, it’s a great idea to stay on top of changing your air filters. Cleaning or changing your air filters is an effective

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Tips for Winter HVAC Maintenance

December 6, 2021

Winter officially begins in just a few short weeks. Is your furnace ready to handle the colder weather? Here are some helpful tips that will help you enjoy a cozy, warm home all winter long. #1: Clean or replace air filters. When was the last time you looked at your air filters? If it’s been a while, it’s probably really dirty. Dirty filters that are clogged with dust, debris, and dirt make your furnace run harder than necessary. This will drive up your energy bills for no reason! Clean or replace your filters every one

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