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Difference Between Single-Stage, Two-Stage & Variable-Speed HVAC

Difference Between Single-Stage, Two-Stage & Variable-Speed HVAC

by vscontent on September 8, 2017

HVAC technology is constantly improving to use less energy and deliver better performance. One of the best technologies available today is a Variable Speed. When you start researching central air conditioning systems, you’ve undoubtedly come across variable-speed options, along with terms such as single-stage and two-stage compressors. These normally refer to variable-speed compressors and matching […]

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month | Family Evacuation and Communication Plan

by vscontent on September 1, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security. The goal of National Preparedness is to get as many Americans as possible to take steps for emergency preparation, such as creating and practicing evacuation plans. 2017 National Preparedness Month Weekly Themes: Week 1:  […]

Central Air Conditioning vs. Window A/C Units

Central Air Conditioning vs. Window A/C Units | Pros & Cons

by vscontent on August 25, 2017

We all want a little cooling now and again. As to whether it makes more sense to use window A/C units versus central air conditioning, it depends. Window Units and Portable Air Conditioners If you are a renter or only need to keep one or two small rooms cool at a time, portable air conditioners […]

Should I repair or replace my air conditioning system?

Repair or Replace Air Conditioning System?

by vscontent on August 18, 2017

How do you know whether it is time to repair or replace your current air conditioning system? Repair or Replace Air Conditioning System One useful trick is to determine if the A/C repair is 30% or more of the cost required to replace the entire system. Some repairs, such as compressor and evaporator work can […]

How Does an Air Conditioner Work? Heating & Cooling Science

Modern Marvel: How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

by vscontent on August 11, 2017

There are many things that are a mystery to us. Are there aliens? Why did the chicken cross the road? How does an air conditioner work? Well, you may not have been pondering the answer to that last one, but now that we’ve got your attention — do you know how an air conditioner works? […]

Is It Time to Buy a Central Air Conditioning System?

by vscontent on August 4, 2017

In the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with mild weather. For this reason, many homeowners choose not to have a central air conditioning system. If you don’t have a central HVAC system, however, you may be relying on inefficient window units to stay cool during the warm months of the year. Learn about the benefits of […]

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

by vscontent on July 28, 2017

You may have heard of smart homes and home automation before. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a prime example of that. Instead of using overly complicated programmable thermostats that promise savings but rarely deliver them, the Nest Thermostat set out to do something different: to learn. Not only are these thermostats intelligent, they’re also environmentally conscious. Billions […]

Why Is My AC Blowing Warm Air?

Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

by vscontent on July 21, 2017

We’re in the middle of summer, folks! Although outdoor BBQs and pool parties are all well and good, the inside of our homes are there to provide much needed comfort and cooling. Unfortunately, without a working air conditioning system, it’s nearly impossible to be comfortable inside your own home. Nobody wants to receive warm air […]

5 Things to Do Before a Remodel or Renovation

by vscontent on July 14, 2017

Whenever remodeling the home, it’s important to consider indoor air quality, ventilation, and other common indoor air problems. Some of the most common places to remodel are: Basement Attic Bathrooms Kitchen When remodeling these areas, it’s important to anticipate and prepare for mold, moisture, and ventilation problems. Here are 5 things you want to do before […]

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Water Heater Buyer’s Guide | Water Heater Pros & Cons

by vscontent on July 7, 2017

Don’t wait until your water heater springs a leak and floods your basement. If your water heater is over 10 years old, seriously consider replacement options. New models are much more energy efficient, saving your household hundreds of dollars per year in energy bills. In addition to reducing your environmental footprint and saving you money, […]