Dust is a sign… don’t ignore it.

Don’t let putting off a simple service call – end up being a need for a major investment. We rarely think about our furnace and HVAC system. It quietly sits in the background keeping us cool or warm, depending on the season. It’s usually out of sight and out of mind… until it’s not. At…

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Addressing Common AC Cooling Problems

Spring is here and that means sunny skies and warm temperatures. While some days can be hotter than others, we find ourselves relying on our AC units to keep temperatures in our home cool and comfortable. Keeping your AC unit in good condition is key to ensuring it provides the right amount of cooling in…

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SEER Ratings…what you need to know about Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios.

What is SEER? Wondering what a SEER rating is, and how you can enjoy an energy-efficient summer? If you have been affected by the heatwaves in Washington, your air conditioning units should be at the top of your electricity usage concerns. The purpose of Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER) is to determine how efficient your…

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Tips for the best home indoor air quality

Did you know that 90% of our lives are spent indoors? While the past few years have moved us in a strong direction of working from home, everyone who shares your space- whether at home or work- can benefit in a big way by having cleaner air. Fortunately, there are several ways to combat common…

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The importance of Winterizing your HVAC system

Your HVAC system is the one that has the most maintenance needs and it’s important to winterize it before the cold weather hits. WHY: Save on energy bills According to the Department of Energy, taking good care of your HVAC system can reduce energy usage by up to 25 percent.  Prevents rust and other damage…

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Wildfire Season HVAC Tips

Wildfires have been rampant across the Pacific Northwest in recent years, including 2021. Even if you don’t live near a wildfire, the effects can be felt for hundreds of miles in the form of itchy, watery eyes, a persistent sore throat, headaches, and other symptoms.  Wildfire smoke is dangerous to breathe because it contains gases…

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How to Keep Your Home Cool without AC

You meant to fix, upgrade, or install air conditioning before the start of summer, and the impending heat waves, but it didn’t happen. Or you don’t have AC at all and won’t be able to install a unit in time. Or perhaps you’re just tired of being sweaty and uncomfortable inside your house. Whatever the…

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How to Prepare Your AC Unit for Summer

While you’re planning your spring-cleaning duties, don’t forget to add your air conditioning unit to the list. Performing annual preventative maintenance allows your AC unit to run better and last longer, and helps you avoid expensive and inconvenient repairs just when you need your AC most. To prepare your AC unit for summer, we recommend…

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The Truth About Ceiling Fans: They’re Lots More Than Décor

Depending on the size of ceiling fan you have (or may decide would look awesome in your home once your read the information below), you can create a “wind chill” with your air conditioning system AND help the warm air that rises when you are using your furnace or heat pump in the winter! Here’s…

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Why Is it Always Allergy Season INSIDE My Home?

Face masks have become a fashion statement in the last year or so, and we are all getting used to having one on when we leave home. However, wearing a face mask might be more valuable while you’re inside your house, especially if you are prone to allergies and other respiratory conditions. The Environmental Protection…

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HVAC Maintenance…Do I Need That?

Maintenance (noun): the process of maintaining or preserving someone or something, or the state of being maintained. Synonyms: preservation, continuation, keeping up, prolongation. Antonyms: breakdown Let’s examine the definition of maintenance. In order to maintain or preserve something, a process happens. For furnaces, air conditioners, and other HVAC systems, that process needs to occur on…

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Hey! That’s Cold Air Coming from my Furnace!

You walk past your heating vent and feel a blast of cold air. That’s not normal. Here are some areas to check out if you are experiencing a chilly breeze from your heating source. 1. Whether your furnace is gas, electric, or oil, check the thermostat before you call for service. Is the temperature set…

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Brrr: It’s Cold in Here

One advantage of living in the Pacific Northwest is the climate. December is the coldest month of the year, and the average temperature is 35 degrees. That’s not too bad when you are outside with a coat and other gear to protect you from the elements. However, if you don’t like wearing mittens in your…

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