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Are HVAC Service Contracts Worth It?

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

by Daniel Estevao 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 […]

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month | Family Evacuation and Communication Plan

by Daniel Estevao 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:  […]

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 […]

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

Home Safety Checklist for Building Safety Month

by Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 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 […]

what is passive heating and cooling - Pacific Heating & Cooling

What is Passive Heating and Cooling?

by Daniel Estevao on April 7, 2017

Last week, we published a blog on how to landscape your home for energy savings. In the same spirit of Earth friendliness and home comfort, we’re sharing some of the best passive heating and cooling tips for an energy-efficient house. What is passive heating and cooling? While homes today are a lot more energy efficient than […]

heating and cooling HVAC myths and facts - April Fools' Day

HVAC Myth vs Fact | Don’t Be Played for a Fool

by Daniel Estevao on March 24, 2017

April Fools’ Day is best known for its hoaxes and practical jokes. But myths, misconceptions, and outright falsehoods get spread every day of the year. As a homeowner, you probably get bombarded with lots of tips and tricks for the home. With this flood of information, sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. But […]

change your smoke and co batteries for daylight saving time

Replace CO & Smoke Alarm Batteries for Daylight Saving Time

by Daniel Estevao on March 10, 2017

It’s Daylight Saving Time again and this Sunday (every second Sunday of March), we’ll be losing an hour of sleep and asking each other, “What time is it?!” You’re already aware that you’ll need to walk through the house to change all of the clocks (set them forward 1 hour), but did you know that Daylight […]

how to prevent hot and cold spots at home

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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