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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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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Carbon Monoxide Hauntings – CO & Furnace Safety

Many apparent ghost and haunted house stories can be traced back to a carbon monoxide leak. Before the many dangers of CO poisoning were known, the effects of CO poisoning were often attributed to ghosts and supernatural spirits. In fact, a Halloween episode of This American Life from 2006 recounted a haunted house story that turned out to be

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Common Compressor Problems & Solutions

  WHAT IS A CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR? Your HVAC compressor is located inside the large outdoor metal cabinet and helps to circulate the refrigerant throughout your entire system. Your outdoor HVAC unit also contains the condenser. (In some A/C units, however, the evaporator, condenser, and compressor are all housed within the same metal container, usually located on the

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