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5 Things to Do Before a Remodel or Renovation

by Daniel Estevao on July 14, 2017

Whenever remodeling the home, it’s important to consider indoor air quality, ventilation, and other common indoor air problems. Some of the most common places to remodel are: Basement Attic Bathrooms Kitchen When remodeling these areas, it’s important to anticipate and prepare for mold, moisture, and ventilation problems. Here are 5 things you want to do before […]

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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 […]

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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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How to Detect Radon in Your Home | Radon Action Month

by Daniel Estevao on January 20, 2017

When it comes to gases in the home, this isn’t something you can see to believe. The most dangerous gases lurking in people’s homes are invisible, such as carbon monoxide and natural gas. Radon is no exception. Colorless and odorless, radon is a big threat with simple solutions. There are precautions that can be taken […]

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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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Mold Prevention Tips: How to Manage Mold and Mildew

by Daniel Estevao on June 24, 2016

Hot and humid conditions create the perfect environment for mold and mildew to thrive. Although it is recommended that you seal up your home for energy efficiency, sometimes a too airtight home can create high indoor humidity. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially when it comes to mold and mildew. Symptoms […]

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Duct Hunt: Ductwork Problems and How to Fix Them

by Daniel Estevao on October 23, 2015

It’s duct season! How are the ducts in your home? Most homeowners never even think about the ductwork problems they may have. How would you even know anyway? The majority of your ducts aren’t even reachable, located mostly behind walls, and in your attic and crawl spaces. Although duct inspections aren’t needed all that often, […]

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How Air Source Heat Pumps Work & Their Benefits

by Daniel Estevao on October 4, 2015

Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm one, making the cool space cooler and the warm space … you guessed it, warmer! How Air Source Heat Pumps Work During the heating season, heat pumps transfer heat from the […]