Archive for January, 2016

New Baby? Help Make Your Home Clean and Healthy

Monday, January 25th, 2016

If you’re welcoming a new baby into your Portland, OR home, congratulations! You’ve embarked upon one of the most fulfilling, and challenging, chapters in your entire life. Naturally, you want everything to be perfect for your new baby, whether it’s your first child or your eighth. A good HVAC and indoor air quality service can be the best friend you have. Here’s a few ways we can help you make your home clean and healthy. (more…)

3 Ways to Lower Dust Levels in Your Home

Monday, January 18th, 2016

High dust and pollen content can affect a number of homes in the Portland, OR area, increasing irritation in your sinuses and the risk of colds or flus, as well as making cleaning that much harder. High dust levels are of especial concern to those with newborns in the family, or those with family members suffering from conditions like asthma. There are a number of ways to lower dust levels in your home; we’ve listed three of the most popular below. (more…)

Benefits of a Heat Pump

Monday, January 11th, 2016

A heat pump is a wrinkle on the traditional notion of air conditioning systems, which circulate refrigerant in a close loop. AC systems first vent hot air outside your home, then lower the temperature of air inside the system before blowing it into your home with a fan. Heat pumps similarly offer a “reversible” variation of that cycle: allowing you to heat the home as well as cool it with just the flick of a switch. Heat pumps are more expensive than traditional air conditioners, but provide a number of benefits that Portland, OR residents would do well to consider. Here’s a few of them laid out for you. (more…)

Low Air Flow is a Serious Problem

Monday, January 4th, 2016

If you fire up your heater on a cold winter’s day, you expect it to deliver hot air right on schedule. But if you have a forced-air furnace and the air flow is suddenly low, that hot air isn’t going to get there as fast as you might like. That may sound like a minor problem: something worth noting perhaps, but nothing compared to, say, cool air blowing out of your vents instead. In point of fact, however, low air flow often indicates a serious issue, and if you don’t take steps to address it promptly, it can cost you a lot of money. A good HVAC service here in Portland, OR, can help you, but you need to understand the severity of the issue before you can do that. (more…)