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3 Easy Ways to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs

by Daniel Estevao 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 […]

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What to Do About Critters in Your HVAC System

by Daniel Estevao 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 […]

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10 Ways to Stay Warm and Comfortable While Saving Money

by Daniel Estevao on November 4, 2016

Staying warm and cozy during the winter season can be easy and cost effective if you know the right tricks. Instead of hiking up heating costs, find energy efficient alternatives to heat your home. Here are 10 winter hacks to help you stay warm and cozy without breaking the bank: 1. Insulate Doors and Windows […]

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Pros and Cons of Different Types of Weatherstripping | Insulation Advice

by Daniel Estevao on September 9, 2016

Weatherstripping your doors and windows can provide huge energy savings all year—about 10-15% off your energy bill. They can make you feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter by reducing drafts. This also reduces the demand on your HVAC system, allowing it to operate more efficiently. Although installing weatherstripping is fairly easy […]

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

by Daniel Estevao 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 […]

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Whole-House Humidification Solutions for Tacoma Homeowners

by Daniel Estevao on July 15, 2016

Excessive humidity can cause many problems for Tacoma-area homeowners. While you may not feel much personal discomfort from high moisture levels, your home could suffer building damage and develop serious health problems for its inhabitants if moisture levels are ignored. Mold and mildew are just some of the problems that high humidity can cause. Other […]

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Winterize Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

by Daniel Estevao on January 10, 2016

As a homeowner, you probably know that there are certain things you need to do to winterize your home. It’s important that you get these tasks completed before the onset of ice and snow. Still, it doesn’t really matter when you complete these winterization chores, as long as you actually do them. Even in the […]

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Winterization Tips to Stay Warm and Save Money

by Daniel Estevao on November 21, 2015

We’ll be seeing some overnight freezing next week in the Lakewood/Tacoma area, with some possible snow soon. And as we know already, winter in the Pacific Northwest is long, dark, and cold. This calls for a game plan. If you want to learn how to stay warm and save money on your heating bills at […]

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Sealing Air Leaks at Home for Year-Round Savings

by Daniel Estevao on November 3, 2015

Before you think about replacing your HVAC system, conduct a thorough inspection of your home’s insulation and air leaks. Even if you need a new heating and cooling unit due to old age and disrepair, improving insulation and finding and sealing the holes in its shell may allow you to lessen the need for a […]