Archive for December, 2015

Now is the Time to Schedule Repair and Maintenance Sessions

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The new year is upon us, and residents of Portland, OR will join the rest of the nation in watching the ball drop in Times Square and perhaps making a New Year’s resolution or two. But the new year also makes a great time to schedule maintenance and repair sessions for the various components in your home. It’s less exciting than champagne and a kiss from your significant other, but it takes a lot of the hassle out of keeping your home in peak condition, and in the long run it could save you a great deal of money. (more…)

Common Problems with Your Geothermal Heater

Monday, December 21st, 2015

“Common” is actually a misnomer when talking about geothermal systems. Part of the attraction of the system is its reliability: using coils full of liquid to pull heat from the unchanging temperatures beneath the ground (or to release heat from your home and cool the air in the summer). Here in Portland, OR, the system matches our environment quite well and with proper maintenance you shouldn’t expect many problems from your geothermal system. Having said that, no system is perfect, and issues with your heater may crop up from time to time. Here are a few of them for you to consider. (more…)

3 Thermostat Upgrades to Consider

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Thermostats are eminently reliable devices. When properly installed and powered, they can last for decades without any trouble at all. But there’s a downside to such longevity: it leaves you bereft of some of the exciting advances made in the field in the years since yours was installed. If you’ve have your existing thermostat for ten years or more, you may want to consider an upgrade to a more modern model. There’s a quality company here in Portland, OR that can perform installation and repairs for you, but before you contact them, you should think about some of the upgrades available and how they may impact your life. (more…)

Benefits of High Velocity Heating

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Your heating system goes through its paces every winter, as our blustery, chilly Portland, OR days demand reliably warm temperatures when you get home every night. If your current system isn’t doing the job, you might want to consider the addition of a high velocity heating system instead of an alternative model. High velocity heating utilizes smaller ducts sending air through them much more rapidly than traditional heating systems: the same principle as forced-air furnaces delivered at a much faster pace. The installation costs may be more than other systems, but not as much as you’d think. And the benefits that come with it far outweigh any of the drawbacks. (more…)