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Questions to Ask on First Date with New HVAC Technician

by vscontent on February 9, 2018

You may or may not want a romantic date with one of our professional HVAC technicians, but you definitely want them to be experienced, clean, honest, and articulate. If you want to know more about your new Valentine, you may want to ask some questions like: What’s your favorite food? Where do you want to […]

What to Know Before Basement Remodel

What to Know Before Remodeling Your Basement

by vscontent on January 26, 2018

From man caves and in-law suites to studios and Airbnbs, a basement remodel is a useful, beautiful, and cost-effective choice. In fact, the 2017 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report ranks a basement remodel as one of the top ten home improvement projects that give you a return on your investment. According to national averages, you […]

How to Reset Tripped Breaker Replace Blown FUse

How to Reset Power If Your Furnace Won’t Turn On

by vscontent on January 19, 2018

If your furnace won’t turn on, check the power first. Your HVAC system is hooked up to the electric system. Check the main fuse box or circuit breaker and make sure the furnace master switch is on. Electrical Panels: Circuit Breaker vs Fuse Box  Although you probably have an electrical panel and not a fuse […]

Building Envelope Shell

What Is a Building Shell/Envelope and Why Is It Important?

by vscontent on January 12, 2018

Your house may be stationary, but it’s not stationery. So what does an envelope have to do with your home? What is a building envelope (aka shell)? Much like an actual shell or envelope, your building’s “shell” is everything that separates the inside from the outside. The building shell/envelope comprises: Floors Walls Doors/Windows (Fenestrations) Roof […]

Gas Furnace Lifespans Compared to Other Heating Systems

Furnace Lifespans Compared to Other Heating Systems

by vscontent on December 29, 2017

When your furnace starts aging and developing strange tics and idiosyncrasies, you may start wondering how long it will be before you need to find a replacement. Your furnace works hard every winter and then sits idle for the rest of the year. It’s quite remarkable that it lasts for as long as it does. […]

Home Heating Systems Introduction

Introduction to Different Types of Heating Systems

by vscontent on December 22, 2017

Having a lot of options can lead to stress on the part of the consumer. A person can wonder, am I making the right choice? What brand or company should I trust? Did I pay too much? Will I be happy with my purchase in the long term? When making an important and costly decision […]

Electrical Problems with Heat Pumps - Pacific Heating Cooling

Common Electrical Problems with Heat Pumps

by vscontent on December 8, 2017

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 […]

How to prepare outdoor AC unit for winter

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

by vscontent on November 17, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

New HVAC Home Inspection

Why You Should Hire an HVAC Specialist for New Home Inspection

by vscontent on November 3, 2017

While a home inspection is standard and crucial before closing the deal on a new home, we highly recommend scheduling a separate HVAC inspection from a 3rd party that is completely independent from the buying process. HVAC systems are probably the most under-inspected part of the home inspection. Why is a Separate HVAC Inspection Important? […]

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