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

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

by Daniel Estevao 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 Daniel Estevao 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 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 […]

Why Is My AC Blowing Warm Air?

Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

by Daniel Estevao on July 21, 2017

We’re in the middle of summer, folks! Although outdoor BBQs and pool parties are all well and good, the inside of our homes are there to provide much needed comfort and cooling. Unfortunately, without a working air conditioning system, it’s nearly impossible to be comfortable inside your own home. Nobody wants to receive warm air […]

Reducing air conditioning noises sounds in the home

4 Proven Ways to Reduce Air Conditioning Noise

by Daniel Estevao 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 […]

7 Must-Dos Before Leaving on Vacation

by Daniel Estevao 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why You Should Clean Heat Pump Condenser Coils

by Daniel Estevao on April 14, 2017

If you’re going to pick one home improvement project this spring, it should be cleaning your heat pump condenser coils. The best way to maintain your HVAC unit is to ensure that it isn’t dirty. A good coil cleaning will increase energy efficiency, indoor comfort, and utility bill savings. Regular maintenance of your heating and […]