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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 […]

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 […]

How to Get Home and Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

How to Get Home and Air Conditioning Ready for Summer

by Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 […]

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 […]

finding and choosing the right HVAC contractor - Lakewood/Tacoma WA

How to Choose a Reputable HVAC Contractor

by Daniel Estevao on April 21, 2017

It can be frustrating and exhausting trying to find a reputable HVAC contractor who will get the job done right the first time. To make it easy on you, we’re sharing the best ways to check for quality when it comes to choosing your next heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor. Remember, anyone can […]