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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 […]

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:  […]

5 Things to Do Before a Remodel or Renovation

by vscontent 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 […]

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

Home Safety Checklist for Building Safety Month

by vscontent 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 vscontent 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 […]

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Replace CO & Smoke Alarm Batteries for Daylight Saving Time

by vscontent 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 […]

Cold Weather Dressing Guide

by vscontent on February 3, 2017

We dress differently based on the weather, keeping our closets packed with a variety of items, from swimsuits to parkas. During the winter season, some days are bearable, demanding only a sweater and a windbreaker. But other days are unbearable, demanding intense layering and all the socks and scarves you can throw on. Like with […]

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How to Host a Winning Super Bowl Party | Party Planning Tips

by vscontent on January 27, 2017

The Super Bowl is right around the corner and over 150 million will be tuned in. Whether your team wins or not, savor the sweet taste of victory by learning how to throw a winning Super Bowl party. The best offense is a good defense! If you are throwing a viewing party, we trust that you have […]

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How to Detect Radon in Your Home | Radon Action Month

by vscontent on January 20, 2017

When it comes to gases in the home, this isn’t something you can see to believe. The most dangerous gases lurking in people’s homes are invisible, such as carbon monoxide and natural gas. Radon is no exception. Colorless and odorless, radon is a big threat with simple solutions. There are precautions that can be taken […]