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How do HVAC UV light systems work?

How Do HVAC UV Lights Work?

by vscontent on June 30, 2017

Each new season brings with it a new set of challenges. Summer is synonymous with allergies and related health problems associated with bioaerosols (airborne contaminants composed of living organisms), dust, and other particles floating around the air. If you want to maintain your indoor air quality this spring, one of the best ways to protect […]

Reducing air conditioning noises sounds in the home

4 Proven Ways to Reduce Air Conditioning Noise

by vscontent on June 23, 2017

In the summertime, air conditioners are running nearly non-stop. This can create loud humming and whirring sounds that measure around 70-80 dB. If your air conditioner is any louder than that, you could be violating local noise laws (and personal comfort laws). Here are 4 proven ways to reduce air conditioning noise: 1. LOCATION Install […]

How to Prevent Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Exposure

by vscontent on June 16, 2017

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are found in everything from household cleaning products to plywood and other building materials. They are carbon-containing compounds that are emitted as gases from a variety of products and building materials. According to the EPA, levels of VOCs are 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. Buildings with poor indoor […]

7 Must-Dos Before Leaving on Vacation

by vscontent on June 9, 2017

Heading off for your annual family vacation? Whether you’re leaving for a couple days or a few weeks, it’s important to take some precautions in order to protect your property and possessions while you are away. To help you plan and organize for the upcoming vacation, we’ve put together a list of essentials before you […]

How to Get Home and Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

How to Get Home and Air Conditioning Ready for Summer

by vscontent on June 2, 2017

In order to keep your air conditioning system running smoothly all summer, you’ll want to follow our 6 summer air conditioning maintenance tips. 1. Change the Air Filter Depending on many factors, such as the size and cleanliness of your home, you will want to replace your HVAC air filter every 30-90 days. Never wait more […]

How to Control High Humidity - Benefits of Dehumdification

5 Benefits of Dehumidification | How to Control High Humidity

by vscontent on May 26, 2017

When summer rolls around, the complaints about humidity increase. This is because the warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold. Also, the warmer the temperature of the water, the higher the rate of evaporation. Too much moisture can damage your home and its possessions, never mind the havoc it can wreak on your […]

how to choose best insulation for your home

Best Insulation Types for Your Home

by vscontent on May 19, 2017

If you are adding or replacing insulation in your home, it’s probably best to go with the same insulation type that is already being used. Replace fiberglass batts with fiberglass batts and so on. Still, it won’t do you any harm if you add loose fill insulation to fiberglass batts and vice versa. If you […]

Have you gone over your home safety checklist? - Safe Home - Building Safety Month

Home Safety Checklist for Building Safety Month

by vscontent on May 12, 2017

May is National Building Safety Month. As we transition into the warmer months, it’s important to be aware of some of the main hazards in and around the home, including your air conditioning and HVAC system. Home safety is our #1 priority at Pacific Heating & Cooling. Here is a home safety checklist you can […]

HVAC electrical safety - ESFI Electrical Safety Month

How to Prevent HVAC Electrical Problems | Electrical Safety Month

by vscontent on May 5, 2017

May is National Electrical Month! Each year the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a non-profit organization committed to promoting electrical safety in our homes, schools, and businesses, puts together a national campaign to save lives and educate citizens. The theme for 2017 is “Decoding the NEC to Prevent Shock and Electrocution.” This annual campaign offers […]

What goes into professional HVAC design?

The Four Main Areas of Whole-Home HVAC Design

by vscontent on April 28, 2017

If you have a central HVAC system, which you probably do, it’s important to know basic HVAC design principles. Choosing the right size unit to fit your home’s needs is just as important as choosing the right HVAC contractor to install it. Learning how to adjust the thermostat and getting your air ducts sealed and […]