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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 […]

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The Four Main Areas of Whole-Home HVAC Design

by Daniel Estevao 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 […]

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How to Prevent Hot & Cold Spots | Alternatives to Closing Vents

by Daniel Estevao on March 3, 2017

Do you have hot and cold spots in your home? If so, you may have tried blocking some vents in order to direct airflow to more needed areas. We’ve been over the reasons why it is a bad idea to block your vents and registers at home. While you may think you are creating “HVAC zones” […]

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What to Do About Critters in Your HVAC System

by Daniel Estevao on February 17, 2017

As you probably know, animals and HVAC systems don’t mix very well. While you may have been lucky so far, you’d be surprised to find out how many different kinds of critters our technicians have found in HVAC systems—everything from snakes and rats to birds and bats. If you think there’s a critter creeping around your ductwork […]

read this before buying a new air conditioning system

What to Know Before Buying a New Air Conditioner

by Daniel Estevao on July 22, 2016

Buying an affordable, dependable, and efficient air conditioner is no easy task. When you are searching for a new air conditioner, there are many different aspects of each company that you should examine before you choose one. In fact, choosing a new air conditioning system is the easy part. The hard part is finding a […]

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Whole-House Humidification Solutions for Tacoma Homeowners

by Daniel Estevao on July 15, 2016

Excessive humidity can cause many problems for Tacoma-area homeowners. While you may not feel much personal discomfort from high moisture levels, your home could suffer building damage and develop serious health problems for its inhabitants if moisture levels are ignored. Mold and mildew are just some of the problems that high humidity can cause. Other […]

Dealing with Noisy Air Vents (in your Tacoma home)

by Daniel Estevao on May 12, 2016

Do you have air vents (including supply registers, floor vents, return grilles and ceiling diffusers) in your Tacoma home that make noise every time you turn on your HVAC? It’s normal for a vent to make some kind of noise, but a particularly loud and consistent sound might indicate a problem with your HVAC system. […]

Leaks in Your Ductwork?

by Daniel Estevao on April 27, 2016

When you started your HVAC for the first time this spring, did you notice that it wasn’t running as efficiently? Is it taking longer to cool your home than in the past? Are there rooms or areas that don’t seem to cool at all? The problem may not be your HVAC. You might be dealing […]