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Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

by vscontent 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 […]

7 Must-Dos Before Leaving on Vacation

by vscontent on June 9, 2017

Heading off for your annual family vacation? Whether you’re leaving for a couple days or a few weeks, it’s important to take some precautions in order to protect your property and possessions while you are away. To help you plan and organize for the upcoming vacation, we’ve put together a list of essentials before you […]

What goes into professional HVAC design?

The Four Main Areas of Whole-Home HVAC Design

by vscontent 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 […]

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

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

by vscontent 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 […]

how to prevent hot and cold spots at home

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

by vscontent 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” […]

new year's resolutions for the home - cleaning and energy-saving tips

New Year’s Resolutions for the Home | Cleaning & Energy-Saving Hacks

by vscontent on December 30, 2016

It’s the beginning of a new year—a time when many of us resolve to keep a cleaner home, lose weight, save money, and spend more time with family. To help you save energy, money, and time this year, we’re sharing some of our favorite cleaning and energy-saving hacks. Cleaning Hacks Resolution #1: Daily Cleaning Everybody enjoys […]

home cooling tips and tricks

10 Home Cooling Hacks | How to Keep Cool Without Air Conditioning

by vscontent on August 12, 2016

If you are looking for ways to save money and stay cool in the Tacoma/Puget Sound area, you’ve come to the right place. While people in hotter areas of the country might balk at our balk at our claims of high temperatures, it does get pretty hot in Washington. And air conditioning costs can get […]

Common Air Conditioning Problems – and the Easy Fixes!

by vscontent on April 22, 2016

The typical lifespan for an air conditioning unit or HVAC is around 12 years. If you have a system that is any older, yet still functioning properly, it’s probably a testament to the annual maintenance – or even the brand. But even if your unit is around that age and has started to malfunction, that […]

What is Wrong with My Thermostat?

by vscontent on March 17, 2016

If you are having issues with your heating or cooling unit, there might be a problem with your thermostat. Whether it’s an electronic, mechanical or programmable design, a thermostat is a temperature sensitive device that controls your HVAC operation. Before you call an HVAC professional to check out your system, try these thermostat trouble-shooting tips. […]