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How to Winterize Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

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 professional

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How to Get Home & Air Conditioning Ready for Summer

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 than 90 days to

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Is it Time to Buy a Central Air Conditioning System?

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 adding

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Window & Shading Strategies for Keeping Cool

It can quickly get expensive to run the air conditioner day in and day out during the warmer months. But by utilizing intelligent window and shading strategies and techniques, you can keep cool without the full cost. COOL SHADING STRATEGIES FOR SPRING Air conditioning bill too high? Want to cut back on energy use and adopt

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How to Achieve Balanced Ventilation

We’ve written about the importance of ventilation for your home before, but it’s important to know the differences between ventilation systems and why you should consider “balanced ventilation.” NEGATIVE AIR PRESSURE Many times, mechanical ventilation systems are exhaust-only, meaning they expel air out of the house but aren’t designed to bring any air in. When air is

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Holiday Safety Tips – Christmas Tree, Candle & Heating Safety

We all have fond memories of the holiday season watching football, gorging ourselves, and laughing with friends and family. Many of us also have memories of a holiday disaster, whether from a home fire, a fallen tree, a burst pipe, or worse. In order to spend more time doing the things you enjoy and less

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Common Electrical Problems with Heat Pumps

A heat pump is a great alternative to other HVAC systems such as gas furnaces and boilers, providing cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. They are basically air conditioners that can reverse themselves to provide heating as well. While they are great alternatives to furnaces, boilers, and other heating systems, helping you save money and energy,

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How to Prevent Furnace Rust – Causes & Solutions

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

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Best Ways to Heat Your Garage – Garage Heating Tips

Even if you don’t plan to spend a lot of time in the garage this winter, it’s important to make sure it is well insulated to save money and energy. Any equipment that is in the garage, such as cars, washers, water heaters, and HVAC equipment can get damaged due to cold weather. Plumbing pipes are also

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