Posts Tagged ‘Oregon City’

Power Levels and Efficiency: The Most Important Things About a New AC

Monday, August 21st, 2017

air-conditioning-installationNo one likes to think about having to replace an air conditioner in the middle of summer, but it happens, especially late in the summer when your system has had to turn for months on end. An older air conditioner might finally decide to give up the ghost, leaving your scrambling to install a replacement.

Luckily, a good technician can do the job quickly and efficiently, preventing your home from turning into an oven. But just because you need to move fast to get the new system put in doesn’t mean you should rush through the selection process. There are two key factors you need to determine before you can properly choose a new air conditioner: power levels and efficiency. Your technician can help you with both. (more…)

IAQ Products Help Make Your Home a Better Place to Live

Monday, June 12th, 2017

indoor-air-qualityEveryone knows how important air conditioning systems are in the heat of summer, and the necessity of furnaces or other types of heating system in the cold of winter. But as important as temperature is in determining your household comfort levels, it’s not the only factor you need to consider. Dust and dirt can wreak havoc with your family’s comfort and health as well, as can germs and mold which may grow in the quiet corners of your home.

Humidity levels are always a factor in Oregon too, with muggy air dominating in the summer and dry air arriving in the winter. All of these factors contribute to your household comfort levels, and unfortunately, a heating and air conditioning system just isn’t set up to accommodate them. (more…)

Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency This Summer

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

You’re likely going to be using your air conditioner pretty soon and, as the weather continues to get warmer, you’ll be called upon to use it more and more until it becomes a daily exercise. You’re going to need to spend more on monthly cooling bills by default when running the system so often. But take care that the need for increased air conditioner use doesn’t make you pay more than you should for the privilege. By improving your air conditioner’s efficiency this summer, you can help lower those bills and get a handle on the wear-and-tear that hot weather inflicts on your system. (more…)

Fight Winter Colds with UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

“UV germicidal lights” sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. In point of fact, however, it’s very real and can provide a huge boon to your home, especially here in the winter. It works to cleanse the air of biological contaminants such as cold bugs, germs, dust mites and mold spores, and it does so cheaply and efficiently to boot. If you’re looking for a way to combat those pesky winter colds here in Oregon City, OR, it might just be the secret weapon you need. (more…)

How to Select the Best Heating Service

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Heating systems come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional forced-air furnaces to ductless systems and geothermal systems. But all of them need to function as advertised in order to keep your home warm during our Oregon City, OR winters, and all of them will eventually suffer a breakdown or require repairs. A heating system repair technician can be as important to your quality of life as a good doctor or mechanic. But how can you select the best one for your needs? Specifics vary, but there are a few pertinent traits you should look for. (more…)

Beware of Dry Air This Winter

Monday, November 14th, 2016

As temperatures fall here in Oregon City, OR, the air becomes drier, which most of us are accustomed to. What’s less apparent is how that dry air creates issues in your home, and what can be down to help stop those issues. Luckily, you can respond to low humidity levels by installing a whole-house humidifier in your home. But why does that work and what kinds of issues does it fix? We’ve got the breakdown right here. (more…)

How Does Indoor Air Quality Help Your Heater?

Monday, 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. (more…)

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

Monday, 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.  (more…)

Heat Pumps Perform Two Jobs in One

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Late summer is a good time to perform an assessment of your older air conditioner and determine if a replacement is in order once the summer turns to fall. It’s also a good time to evaluate your heating situation before the temperatures drop here in Oregon City, OR. In both cases, you would do well to consider a heat pump as a possible option. Though not right for every home, they offer a number of advantages, including combining the effects of a heater and an air conditioner into one single system, Here’s a quick breakdown about how they work. (more…)

What Kinds of Households Benefit from Ductless Air Conditioners?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Ductless air conditioners stand as a viable alternative to traditional centralized models, and offer some unique advantages that more traditional forms of air conditioning don’t. They eschew the single unit model in favor of installing multiple smaller units throughout the building. Each unit is tasked with cooling a single section of the house, usually just one room, but sometimes more depending on your layout. It costs more to install, but can often be less expensive to run, and provides additional benefits that offset the cost. But is your Oregon City, OR home the best fit for such a system, or would traditional central air be best? Here’s a quick breakdown of the kinds of households that benefit from ductless air conditioners. (more…)