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Should I repair or replace my air conditioning system?

Repair or Replace Air Conditioning System?

by Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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, […]

How do HVAC UV light systems work?

How Do HVAC UV Lights Work?

by Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 […]

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