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Furnace Rust Causes & Solutions

How to Prevent Furnace Rust | Causes & Solutions

by vscontent on November 24, 2017

A furnace is a reliable and energy-efficient way to provide heating for Pacific Northwest homes. Proper maintenance (annual fall furnace tune-ups) can help a furnace last a long time, but wear and tear eventually takes its toll. As your furnace ages, you may start to notice problems such as rust and corrosion. You may be […]

Learn how to relight pilot light on furnace

How to Relight a Furnace Pilot Light

by vscontent on November 10, 2017

Even if you do your duty and schedule professional furnace maintenance at the beginning of each heating season, furnace problems can still develop. We’ve already discussed some of the most common furnace problems and solutions, but until now, we’ve never provided instructions for relighting your pilot light when it goes out. If your furnace isn’t working, besides checking […]

7 Furnace Problems to Watch Out For

7 Common Furnace Problems to Watch Out For

by vscontent on October 13, 2017

A furnace is indispensable in most areas of the country, especially during winter months when the weather becomes unbearably cold. In order to keep your furnace efficient and effective, regular maintenance is required. In addition to preventing problems down the road, annual furnace maintenance also keeps your warranties in effect. But, while fall furnace maintenance […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

how to plant trees for energy savings - Earth Day HVAC strategies

Plant a Tree for Earth Day and Energy Savings

by vscontent on March 31, 2017

Trees are probably the most natural and beautiful way to lower your home energy consumption. Trees can drastically lower your energy bills year round. In the summer, tress provide energy-saving shade; in the winter, the trees create wind blockage to reduce air leaks and heating costs. Benefits of Planting Trees for Energy Savings Reduce heating […]

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 […]

money coming out of heating and cooling vent

3 Easy Ways to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs

by vscontent on February 24, 2017

Who doesn’t want to save money and energy? Here are 3 of the easiest (and cheapest) ways you can make your home more efficient and cut heating and cooling costs all year. If you go over these simple steps, you can easily cut your annual HVAC bill by up to 50%! That translates to hundreds of extra […]

squirrel on rooftop - critters in hvac system

What to Do About Critters in Your HVAC System

by vscontent on February 17, 2017

As you probably know, animals and HVAC systems don’t mix very well. While you may have been lucky so far, you’d be surprised to find out how many different kinds of critters our technicians have found in HVAC systems—everything from snakes and rats to birds and bats. If you think there’s a critter creeping around your ductwork […]