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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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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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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5 HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

Our pets are part of our families. We want to do everything we can to keep them healthy. Similarly, we want to keep our homes healthy as well. Due to fur, dander, and the tracking in of outdoor contaminants, pets can have a pretty serious impact on your indoor air quality and HVAC efficiency. But

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3 Easy Furnace Fixes – Common Furnace Problems & Solutions

As residents of the Greater Tacoma Area, we all know how cold Washington winters can get. Throughout the year, but especially during the winter, you find that you and your family need to rely on your furnace much more often. As temperatures drop, you can’t have your furnace go down too! If it does happen

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The Proper Humidty Level in the Home and How to Control It

This winter, we’ve been hearing one word a lot from our customers: humidity. Homeowners want to know how to keep their home comfortable, at the healthiest level of humidity, in order to prevent the build-up of mold and moisture problems on one end and static electricity, dryness, and damage on the other. You may think

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