Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

Power Levels Matter in New Heating Systems

Monday, December 11th, 2017

heating-installation-servicesWith winter fast approaching, temperatures are dropping every day. Now is the time to install a new heating system in your home, especially if your older one isn’t up to the task of keeping your home warm for another winter. Getting a new system put in now means not having to worry about your old heater breaking down just when you need it the most, or snow or similar inclement weather making a replacement session more problematic. More importantly, replacing your system now gives you the time to make a proper estimate: allowing you to make proper estimates and find the best heater for your home. (more…)

3 Things to Look for with Central Air Conditioning Services

Monday, November 13th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairWe’re finally done with our air conditioners for the next few months, as cold weather settles in and homeowners start to use their heaters more and more often. Now actually makes the ideal time to schedule air conditioning service to correct any problems your AC may have experienced over the course of the summer, and ensure that it’s ready to go by the time next spring rolls around.  It’s also a good time to get your system maintained: ensuring that it functions at peak efficiency and catching little problems before they turn into big ones. And if you need to new system to replace an old failing one you have months to plan and prepare for it before contacting a technician and discussing your options.) (more…)

Air Conditioning Services Include Maintenance

Monday, October 30th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairWe’ve come to the end of another long, hot summer, and homeowners are easing back on their air conditioning use in favor of their heating systems. Barring an unexpected heat wave, your air conditioning system isn’t likely to see much use between now and next spring. That makes this time of the year perfect to schedule a maintenance session for your system. It will help your air conditioner a great deal not only in dealing with any issues that cropped up this summer, but in making sure it’s ready for next summer. Any air conditioning service worth its salt will offer a regular maintenance program as well as repairs and replacement. (more…)

Are Your Ducts Damaged?

Monday, August 7th, 2017

air-conditioning-ductsCentral air conditioners rely on a series of ducts to take cooled air through your home in the summer. The air is cooled in the AC itself and then blown into the ducts with a fan. That allows the system to circulate the cooled air evenly, ensuring that the entire house is cooled evenly. Ducts are usually protected by their location: behind the walls or in similar spots like the crawlspace in your attic. That can turn around and bite you, however, if your ducts suffer damage. (more…)

What Can Ductless Air Conditioning Do for You?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

ductless-splits-AC

Spring is the time of the year for replacing an old air conditioner with a new one. Doing so allows you to take advantage of the benefits of the new system – such as improved efficiency and the presence of new features – as well as ensuring that your old system doesn’t decide to give up the ghost during the hottest day of summer. (more…)

Get Your Air Conditioner Checked Today

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Spring has officially arrived, and with the change in season comes the expected rise in temperatures. Before you know it, you’ll be using your air conditioner every day to keep your home cool, and if there’s a problem, now is the time to deal with it. Few things are less welcome than a sudden breakdown in the middle of a scorching hot day, and in many cases. You can prevent such an occurrence simply by scheduling a maintenance session from a trained technician today. (more…)

Overpowered Heating Systems are a Problem

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Now is the time of year when people in the Portland, OR area start assessing their heating systems, and determining if they should replace it with a new one in the spring. Winter has been going for months now, and older furnaces can definitely feel the strain. In some unfortunate cases, you may not be able to wait until spring if a system on its last legs finally gives up the ghost. But whatever the circumstances, there’s a common fallacy that you need to be aware of: purchasing a heating system that’s too powerful for your space. (more…)

Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Winters in Portland, OR are cold and snowy, and you may be surprised to find that dry air is a persistent problem in your home.  We live in a very rainy part of the world, and in the summer our problem becomes removing moisture, not retaining it. But dry air can do more than just make you uncomfortable. Luckily, there’s a long-term solution available to fix the problem for good: whole-house humidifiers. (more…)

How to Watch for Duct Breaches

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Most homes in the Portland, OR area use a system of ducts to transfer air from the HVAC system to the four corners of the home. The ducts are typically hidden behind the walls, in the attic or similar out-of-the-way locales. That helps keep them protected from damage, but when damage does occur, it can be very hard to spot. Damage to your ducts can take place when animals crawl into your space, when work on other parts of the house goes awry, or sometimes when the bolts or connections between duct pieces wear out.  (more…)

Do You Need a New Air Handler?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

An air handler is an important part of your HVAC system, especially here in Portland, OR where both heating and air conditioning are priorities for most of the year. It’s what moves the air from the HVAC unit through the ducts in your home, providing filtration as well as fan power to ensure maximum efficiency. Most are designed to work without a problem for many years, but like any other component in your home, it will wear out eventually. When it does, you need a professional service to install a new one. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know. (more…)