When Should My Home Be Tested for Radon?

August 19th, 2019

Do you live on the fourth floor of a building? No? Then you might want to pay attention. Radon is the number-one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the EPA, which is reason enough to be up to date on your radon testing. But how your home is built and how the radon mitigation is installed is what really dictates how susceptible you and your family are to the harmful effects of radon. Whether you just moved, your living patterns have changed, or you haven’t had a radon test in recent memory, it is always good to be vigilant and schedule a test as soon as possible.

The EPA is exact about both the detriment radon can have on your health and the circumstances in which you should run a radon test. Not only that, but when these tests show results, it can be a little terrifying. That’s why it is so important for you to be informed about radon testing and mitigation in Portland, OR, so you can decide what’s safest for you and your family. Continue Reading

How You Know You’ve Found the Right HVAC Contractor

August 5th, 2019

You would never hire your best friend to fix your teeth for you (unless, of course, they were an educated and licensed dentist!). And you would never hire a dentist to come and fix your car (unless, of course, that dentist also happened to be a professionally trained mechanic!). See, what we are trying to say is that when it comes to your HVAC system, you don’t want anyone but a certified and licensed professional to perform your installation, repair, and maintenance services.

But how do you know if you’ve found the right contractor to take on the job?

Well, for one, you keep reading the post below! We have listed some of the qualities you should look for the next time you need to schedule your important HVAC services in Beaverton, OR.

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Wait, Do Geothermal Systems Work in the Summer Too?

July 22nd, 2019

Just because the word thermal is right in the middle of the word “geothermal” doesn’t mean that all these systems do is heat. That’s right–in addition to keeping your home warm and toasty in the winter, a geothermal system is able to keep your home cool and comfortable in the summer. Like all heat pumps, geothermal systems come equipped with a reversing valve, which allows for home heating and cooling. But how is a geothermal system different?

Many homeowners don’t really understand how geothermal systems work, so below, we’ve explained it all to you (well at the very least, what it is you should know about your geothermal system). All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more.  Continue Reading

Ready for a New AC? Why Not Consider a Heat Pump?

July 8th, 2019

If you are in the market for a new air conditioning system this year, why not consider a heat pump? These systems are extremely efficient, effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (oops, spoilers!) In fact, we can’t see many reasons why homeowners wouldn’t want this type of system in their homes!

Below, we have listed all of the benefits of making the switch to a heat pump (or at least as many as we could think of!) All you have to do is keep reading to find out more — and of course, remember to contact a professional for your AC installation in Portland, OR.

Okay, now where were we? Oh yeah, that’s right: heat pumps!

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4 Warning Signs of AC Troubles

June 24th, 2019

air-conditioner-surrounded-by-savingsOf course, the last thing you need during a hot summer day is a broken air conditioner. A broken-down air conditioner can spell all sorts of trouble for your comfort and your budget, so it’s probably in your best interest to have your AC repaired as soon as possible if you’ve got a problem on your hands. But, how can you tell if there even is a problem?

There are a number of signs that suggest your air conditioner is in need of repairs, and below, we have listed a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to learn more! And remember to call for professional AC repair in Oregon City, OR if you notice any of the following tell-tale signs.

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Uh-oh! No Cool Air? Here’s Why

June 10th, 2019

Summer is well on its way, which is certainly exciting! Before you know it, you’ll be going to barbecues, eating plenty of ice cream, and turning on your air conditioner for some cooling relief. But what happens if when you turn on your AC, you notice that it isn’t producing enough cool air?

Obviously, a cooling system that doesn’t actually cool is not much use to you. And of course, when temperatures begin to soar, this can be a big problem! Fortunately, a friendly HVAC technician will be able to determine the root cause of the issue, as there are a number of things that might be causing the issue. Below, we have listed some of the reasons why your AC isn’t producing cool air to give you a bit of a head start.  Continue Reading

These 5 AC Repair Problems Mean Trouble

May 27th, 2019

ac-repairsWith the start of a new cooling season, that means increased use of your air conditioner. Likewise, that means another year of service for your AC. We don’t mean to be pessimistic, but another year means another chance for repair problems to develop.

Below, we’ll go over some common AC repair problems to be on the lookout for. Allowing these problems to go on without resolution can lower your efficiency or even lead to worse issues down the line, so don’t hesitate to contact an air conditioning repair expert in Beaverton, OR if you notice them in your own system.

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Start the Season Right With These HVAC Services

May 13th, 2019

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Summer isn’t exactly around the corner, but when it comes to your HVAC system, it’ll be here before you know it. One month you’re weaning off of your heater, and a few months later, you’ll be gradually turning on that air conditioner more and more.

In between this time period is the perfect chance for some air conditioning services. They’ll keep your system running right, save you money, and even make your air better to breathe. Here are three HVAC services that you should schedule appointments for sooner rather than later if you want to get the most back on your investment:

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The Steps to a Successful AC Replacement

April 29th, 2019

ac-techniciansSpring has barely just begun, but before you know it, summer will be right around the corner.

Before that time comes, we urge you to check in on your air conditioner and to see if everything is still working alright. Half a year without activity can cause an AC to develop some issues that you won’t want to worsen by forcing it to operate. For that, you can get a quick tune-up from an AC expert.

While you’re inspecting your AC, you’ll also want to consider if this year is finally the year that you’ll replace your air conditioner. After all, that maintenance check won’t do much good if your AC is already in the decline.

We’ll give you the complete rundown on AC replacement, including when it’s needed, how to find a better system, and what to expect from installation.

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Don’t Skip Heat Pump Maintenance!

April 15th, 2019

heat-pumpThere’s a lot that differentiates a heat pump from a central air conditioner or furnace. When it comes to maintenance, however, there’s one key difference that is most important for homeowners to understand:

They technically need twice as much maintenance.

Now, maintenance twice a year isn’t anything unusual. Even your typical central AC and furnace setup requires a separate annual tune-up for each system. Rather, we want to talk about the fact that your heat pump is doing the work of two systems. These systems are rated to last up to 20 years, but only when they’re taken care of by an expert of cooling and heating repair in Portland, OR.

Getting heat pump maintenance before the season is essential for preventing problems caused by things like:

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