Infrared Space Heaters Address a Number of Problems

October 24th, 2016

Winters are cold enough in Beaverton, OR to devote some serious thought to your home’s heating system. You need a system that can meet your specific needs, not just one that does a generic “okay” job. The more efficient your heater is and the more tailored to the specifics of your household, the less it tends to cost you in wasted energy. Continue Reading

How Does Indoor Air Quality Help Your Heater?

October 17th, 2016

We concern ourselves with keeping warm every winter in Oregon City, OR. Falling temperature and copious snow means we need to rely on a good heating system to maintain comfortable temperatures at home. But indoor air quality factors in as well, not only ensuring a cleaner household environment, but easing some of the burden on your heating system in the bargain. Now is the time to install an IAQ product in your home, when fall temperatures are still comparatively warm and you can begin to enjoy the benefits before winter begins. What kind of benefits are we talking about? Let’s take a look. Continue Reading

Conduct Heating Repairs Now

October 10th, 2016

With fall colors appearing in Tigard, OR, we only have a few weeks left to go before the snow start to fall. That gives you a window to conduct any heating repairs that may be needed. We all hope for the best when it comes to heating, but with the weather still warm enough to allow for some flexibility, it’s easy enough to take some sensible precautions. Doing so can pay big dividends in the future. Continue Reading

Need a New Heater? Consider a Heat Pump

October 3rd, 2016

Fall has officially arrived in the Portland, OR area, and that means you’ll soon have need of a heating system to keep your home warm during the cold winter nights. If you have an older heater, replacing it may be a good idea, lest it break down on you in the middle of a cold front, and if your air conditioner’s warranty has expired, you may need to consider a new AC as well. Either way, it pays to make a heat pump a possible replacement from both. They provide a number of benefits over other kinds of heating and cooling, and they make a particularly good fit for homes in our part of the country. Continue Reading

Time to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

September 26th, 2016

Fall has arrived in Beaverton, OR, and soon your air conditioner will no longer be needed until next spring. But that doesn’t mean you can simply ignore it until you need it again. The snow will fall soon enough, and months of non-use can add up to a lot of wear and tear if you aren’t careful. Winterizing your air conditioner when the time comes will help keep it safe from damage or wear until you have need of it again. It’s easy to do and won’t take more than a few hours, though you should wait until you’re sure there won’t be any unexpected heat waves until next spring to begin to do so. Continue Reading

Install UV Germicidal Lights in Your Home

September 19th, 2016

With the coming of fall this week, now makes an excellent time to assess the quality of your indoor air and look for ways to improve it. Changing the filters on your HVAC system and placing weather stripping under cracks around doors and windows are good do-it-yourself steps, but if you’re looking for something more comprehensive, you might want to install UV germicidal lights in your duct system. They’re placed at the apex of your ducts and “scrub” the air clean of germs as they pass through your HVAC system. How does that work and what are the specific benefits? Read on for the answers. Continue Reading

Consider a Humidifier This Fall

September 12th, 2016

With Labor Day come and gone here in Tigard, OR, it’s time to slowly turn away from your air conditioning system and look to the needs of the fall and winter. Now is an excellent time to plan for repairs or upgrades to your home, before the snows fall when you still have an opportunity to plan any changes at leisure. If dry air is a problem in your home, you might want to think about adding a whole-house humidifier. It’s simple and easy to operate, and with professional installation, it can provide you with many years of reliable service. Continue Reading

Labor Day Is a Great Time for Heating Maintenance!

September 5th, 2016

We usually mark Labor Day on our calendars as the last unofficial day of summer. After that, kids tend to head back to school and the fall season slowly settles in, though hot weather may persist for a few more weeks here in Wilsonville, OR. We like to use this holiday to remind our customers that cooler weather is right around the corner, and that they may wish to schedule a heating maintenance session sometime in the next few weeks. It makes sense in a lot of ways and could end up saving you a lot of money. Continue Reading

How Does Dust Hurt Your AC?

August 29th, 2016

Dust is a part of life here in Portland, OR, brought in whenever you open a door or window and circulating throughout your home thanks to your HVAC system. We often advocate diligently replacing the filters in your system, or buying a formal filtration system to help cut down on the dust. Nothing is more important than your family’s health, and if you have someone in your home particularly vulnerable to dust (infants, the elderly, or anyone with sensitive lungs), then it behooves you to look into the best air filter you can afford. Continue Reading

Now is the Time to Decide if You Need a New Air Conditioner

August 22nd, 2016

August is the ideal time to perform a long, hard assessment of your older air conditioner and make a decision about its future. Summer has been running at a high clip for the last few months here in Oregon City, OR and while Labor Day is right around the corner, there’re still a few more weeks of hot weather to endure before things start to cool down. Your air conditioner has likely had to handle the heat on a daily basis, and if its warranty has expired, it may be showing signs of strain. An assessment now lets you determine if your system can go another few summer as-is, or whether it should be replaced before next summer rolls around. That gives you the entirety of the fall and winter to find the best replacement system for you home and schedule an installation according to your timetable, instead of rushing around when the system finally gives up the ghost unexpectedly.  Continue Reading