Posts Tagged ‘Beaverton’

Lower the Chances of Heating Repair with Indoor Air Quality Products

Monday, March 19th, 2018

heating-repair-optionsWe’re coming to the end of heating season here in Oregon, as spring formally arrives and temperatures start to go up along with it. Ironically, heating repair calls are more common now than any other time of the year, as overworked furnaces start to give out. Even if you haven’t suffered a breakdown in your heating system, it’s usually a good idea to schedule a maintenance session as soon as winter ends: giving the technician a chance to look it over for any problems in need of repair. (more…)

UV Lights Make Your Home Healthier

Monday, June 26th, 2017

UV-air-purifiersSummers in Oregon mean stifling humidity, allergens, and spreading bacteria, as well as high temperatures. That can cause significant problems in your household, from germs spreading to illnesses in sensitive family members. Luckily, there are solutions to such issues, and with the right team on your side, you can get them implemented now, before we get too much further into summer(more…)

Frost on The Coils Spells Trouble for your AC

Monday, April 17th, 2017

ice-on-acYou may have spotted frost on the coils of your air conditioner before while giving the system a look. Most people don’t think much of it. It seems quite logical, after all, since air conditioners are supposed to cool the air. Unfortunately, the presence of frost or ice on the coils is the symptom of a much larger problem that could come back to bite you if you let it. With summer on its way and your air conditioning system called upon increasingly often, now is the time to address this significant problem with your AC. (more…)

Does Your Home Need Duct Repair?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_31113411Most homes in the Beaverton, OR area use centralized furnaces to keep their homes warm in the winter and air conditioners to keep them cool in the summer. Those systems rely upon a series of ducts branching out from the central system itself to the various rooms in your home. Conditioned air (either hot or cold) moves through the ducts, which keeps the temperature steady and ensures that the whole house is heated evenly. Ducts are usually placed in the crawlspace of the walls, the attic, or similar hidden locations. This has the benefit of keeping them safe from harm, but leaks do spring up, and even breaches can affect you from time to time. The good news is that a trained service can usually repair the damage quickly. But before that happens, you need to be able to spot the signs that something is amiss. (more…)

The Benefits of Heat Pumps

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Beaverton, OR has its share of cold and rainy Christmas days, and yet our weather here isn’t quite so cold as it might be in the Midwest or East Coast. You need every advantage you can to trim bills and keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If a new heater or HVAC system is on the agenda in the next few months, you might want to consider a heat pump, which combines the functions of heating and air conditioning into one. The system isn’t dissimilar to an air conditioner, but a few key differences combines some considerable benefits. (more…)

How to Adjust Your HVAC System for Holiday Gatherings

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Thanksgiving is upon us, and you may be hosting friends and family for a holiday gathering this week (or perhaps later in the holidays). That can have a subtle yet undeniable impact on your HVAC system — rarely an emergency, but certainly something that you can mitigate to lower costs and help your home be as comfortable as possible for your guests. Here in Beaverton, OR, temperatures are falling by the day, and it’s likely to be fairly cold once Turkey Day arrives. Here are a few tips to help make your home the perfect environment for your get-together. (more…)

Infrared Space Heaters Address a Number of Problems

Monday, 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. (more…)

Time to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

Monday, 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. (more…)

Use Your Air Conditioner Wisely

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Your air conditioner is one of the most important appliances in your household, especially with summer on the way here in Beaverton, OR. And just like any appliance, you need to use it wisely in order to keep it efficient and functional. You wouldn’t put laundry detergent in your dishwasher, for example, or leave your TV on all day when there’s no one home. So it is with your air conditioner. The more wisely you can use it, the more money you’ll save, and the less chance of a breakdown or similar problem afflicting it. Here’s a few easy tips to help you use your air conditioner wisely. (more…)

Protect Your Home Against Allergens

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Allergens are as common a problem in Beaverton, OR as high temperatures, and if you or a member of your family suffers from allergies, you know how miserable it can be. Your home should be a haven against pollen, pet dander and other types of allergens, but the simple act of opening the door can let more in and there’s only so many hours in the day you can devote to cleaning. What’s to be done? (more…)