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How to prepare outdoor AC unit for winter

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

by vscontent on November 17, 2017

When the temperatures drop and you are enjoying the cozy heating, don’t forget about your air conditioning system. Spring and summer will be here before you know it—don’t let your expensive AC system falter. While these winter air conditioning maintenance tips will help protect your unit and extend its lifespan, there is no replacement for […]

Learn how to relight pilot light on furnace

How to Relight a Furnace Pilot Light

by vscontent on November 10, 2017

Even if you do your duty and schedule professional furnace maintenance at the beginning of each heating season, furnace problems can still develop. We’ve already discussed some of the most common furnace problems and solutions, but until now, we’ve never provided instructions for relighting your pilot light when it goes out. If your furnace isn’t working, besides checking […]

New HVAC Home Inspection

Why You Should Hire an HVAC Specialist for New Home Inspection

by vscontent on November 3, 2017

While a home inspection is standard and crucial before closing the deal on a new home, we highly recommend scheduling a separate HVAC inspection from a 3rd party that is completely independent from the buying process. HVAC systems are probably the most under-inspected part of the home inspection. Why is a Separate HVAC Inspection Important? […]

8 Reasons to Hire Professional Technicians for HVAC Help

8 Reasons to Hire Professional Technicians for HVAC Help

by vscontent on October 20, 2017

Efficient heating and air conditioning is a key part of your Pacific Northwest home. In order to bring you comfort, furnaces and air conditioners contain complicated components that must work in concert. The best way to keep your HVAC appliances working safely and efficiently is to set up a regular maintenance schedule to have your furnace […]

Halloween and Fall Safety for Home and Family

Halloween and Fall Safety Tips for Home and Family

by vscontent on October 6, 2017

There are many real and imagined dangers around Halloween and the in-between period between summer and winter. To help homeowners and their families stay safe for Halloween and the fall season, we’re sharing some tips to prevent fires, carbon monoxide leaks, decorating accidents, and other dangerous scenarios. Additionally, October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention Week, […]

Is There a Burning Smell Coming From My HVAC Vents?

How to Diagnose Burning Smells Coming from HVAC Vents

by vscontent on September 29, 2017

Smell something burning? If it’s not your oven, stove, hair straightener, or iron, it may be coming from your HVAC vents. There is a big difference, however, if the smell comes from your heating or cooling system. Cooling System Burning Smell If the burning smell is coming from your air conditioner: A burning smell coming from the air […]

How to Reduce Air Duct Popping, Banging, and Knocking Noises

Knock It Off: How to Reduce Air Duct Popping and Knocking Noise

by vscontent on September 22, 2017

  Haunted house or noisy air ducts? Imagine trying to go to sleep, reading a ghost story, or watching a horror movie and all of a sudden you hear a rush of air and loud knocking, banging, and popping. It’s enough to put anyone on edge. Whether loud ductwork scares you or not, nobody wants […]

Are HVAC Service Contracts Worth It?

Are HVAC Maintenance Plans Worth It? | Residential Energy Savings Club

by vscontent on September 15, 2017

With everybody leading busy lives, including yourself, you know how hard it is to remember to set up important appointments. From dentist appointments to car and HVAC tune-ups, neglecting regular maintenance almost always leads to more expensive costs down the road. Are HVAC Maintenance Plan Worth It? The short answer is yes! Just like your car […]

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:  […]

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