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How to prepare outdoor AC unit for winter

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

by vscontent on November 17, 2017

When the temperatures drop and you are enjoying the cozy heating, don’t forget about your air conditioning system. Spring and summer will be here before you know it—don’t let your expensive AC system falter. While these winter air conditioning maintenance tips will help protect your unit and extend its lifespan, there is no replacement for […]

Difference Between Single-Stage, Two-Stage & Variable-Speed HVAC

Difference Between Single-Stage, Two-Stage & Variable-Speed HVAC

by vscontent on September 8, 2017

HVAC technology is constantly improving to use less energy and deliver better performance. One of the best technologies available today is a Variable Speed. When you start researching central air conditioning systems, you’ve undoubtedly come across variable-speed options, along with terms such as single-stage and two-stage compressors. These normally refer to variable-speed compressors and matching […]

Should I repair or replace my air conditioning system?

Repair or Replace Air Conditioning System?

by vscontent on August 18, 2017

How do you know whether it is time to repair or replace your current air conditioning system? Repair or Replace Air Conditioning System One useful trick is to determine if the A/C repair is 30% or more of the cost required to replace the entire system. Some repairs, such as compressor and evaporator work can […]

How Does an Air Conditioner Work? Heating & Cooling Science

Modern Marvel: How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

by vscontent 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 vscontent 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 […]

Reducing air conditioning noises sounds in the home

4 Proven Ways to Reduce Air Conditioning Noise

by vscontent 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 […]

EPa R22 refrigerant phaseout

EPA’s R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout and What It Means for Homeowners

by vscontent on October 7, 2016

The refrigerant in your air conditioning or heat pump system is responsible for absorbing and releasing heat to and from your indoor and outdoor units. The type of refrigerant you use depends on how your HVAC system was installed. Most air conditioning and heat pump systems use R-22 refrigerant (known by the brand name Freon®). […]

read this before buying a new air conditioning system

What to Know Before Buying a New Air Conditioner

by vscontent 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 […]