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Window & Shading Strategies for Keeping Cool

Window & Shading Strategies for Keeping Cool

by vscontent on April 6, 2018

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 […]

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

by vscontent on March 16, 2018

You may be planning what you’ll be doing for Spring Break, and thinking more about going on vacation then home care. However, we’re an HVAC company, so we think about the care of your home’s heating and cooling system all year round. Especially in the spring, because spring is the perfect time to schedule air […]

Heating & Cooling Systems That Don’t Require Any Ductwork

Heating & Cooling Systems That Don’t Require Any Ductwork

by vscontent on March 9, 2018

  If you don’t have an existing duct system or are renovating your home, you may want to consider going duct-free. There are several ductless options available to you, some better than others. Let’s start with the most common and effective ductless option: ductless mini-split heat pumps. Ductless Mini-Splits Ductless HVAC systems, also known as […]

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

by vscontent on February 23, 2018

Spring is associated with all sorts of pleasant things — flowers blooming, birds chirping, warm weather. But with all of that comes an increase in pollen, allergens, and pests. Spring cleaning isn’t just about finally taking the time to dust and declutter, it’s also about preventing airborne contaminants that pollute your home’s indoor air and warding […]

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 […]

8 Reasons to Hire Professional Technicians for HVAC Help

8 Reasons to Hire Professional Technicians for HVAC Help

by vscontent on October 20, 2017

Efficient heating and air conditioning is a key part of your Pacific Northwest home. In order to bring you comfort, furnaces and air conditioners contain complicated components that must work in concert. The best way to keep your HVAC appliances working safely and efficiently is to set up a regular maintenance schedule to have your furnace […]

Difference Between Single-Stage, Two-Stage & Variable-Speed HVAC

Difference Between Single-Stage, Two-Stage & Variable-Speed HVAC

by vscontent on September 8, 2017

HVAC technology is constantly improving to use less energy and deliver better performance. One of the best technologies available today is a Variable Speed. When you start researching central air conditioning systems, you’ve undoubtedly come across variable-speed options, along with terms such as single-stage and two-stage compressors. These normally refer to variable-speed compressors and matching […]

Should I repair or replace my air conditioning system?

Repair or Replace Air Conditioning System?

by vscontent on August 18, 2017

How do you know whether it is time to repair or replace your current air conditioning system? Repair or Replace Air Conditioning System One useful trick is to determine if the A/C repair is 30% or more of the cost required to replace the entire system. Some repairs, such as compressor and evaporator work can […]

How Does an Air Conditioner Work? Heating & Cooling Science

Modern Marvel: How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

by vscontent on August 11, 2017

There are many things that are a mystery to us. Are there aliens? Why did the chicken cross the road? How does an air conditioner work? Well, you may not have been pondering the answer to that last one, but now that we’ve got your attention — do you know how an air conditioner works? […]

Is It Time to Buy a Central Air Conditioning System?

by vscontent on August 4, 2017

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 […]