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Improve Indoor Air Quality for Winter

Winter Indoor Air Quality, Why It Matters, and How to Improve It

by vscontent on January 5, 2018

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is most evident during the winter months. Due to the drier air, our nasal passages dry out and are more susceptible to the airborne contaminants in our home. This results in increased rates of sickness and respiratory problems. The EPA has deemed indoor air quality “among the top environmental problems […]

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 […]

Furnace Rust Causes & Solutions

How to Prevent Furnace Rust | Causes & Solutions

by vscontent on November 24, 2017

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Is There a Burning Smell Coming From My HVAC Vents?

How to Diagnose Burning Smells Coming from HVAC Vents

by vscontent on September 29, 2017

Smell something burning? If it’s not your oven, stove, hair straightener, or iron, it may be coming from your HVAC vents. There is a big difference, however, if the smell comes from your heating or cooling system. Cooling System Burning Smell If the burning smell is coming from your air conditioner: A burning smell coming from the air […]

Are HVAC Service Contracts Worth It?

Are HVAC Maintenance Plans Worth It? | Residential Energy Savings Club

by vscontent on September 15, 2017

With everybody leading busy lives, including yourself, you know how hard it is to remember to set up important appointments. From dentist appointments to car and HVAC tune-ups, neglecting regular maintenance almost always leads to more expensive costs down the road. Are HVAC Maintenance Plan Worth It? The short answer is yes! Just like your car […]

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