Archive for December, 2016

The Benefits of Heat Pumps

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Beaverton, OR has its share of cold and rainy Christmas days, and yet our weather here isn’t quite so cold as it might be in the Midwest or East Coast. You need every advantage you can to trim bills and keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If a new heater or HVAC system is on the agenda in the next few months, you might want to consider a heat pump, which combines the functions of heating and air conditioning into one. The system isn’t dissimilar to an air conditioner, but a few key differences combines some considerable benefits. (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…)

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…)

The Benefits of Ductless Heating

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Most of us are used to traditional centralized heating and air conditioning systems in our Tigard, OR homes. They generate heated or cooled air in a single spot, then use a system of ducts to blow the air through the rooms of your home. It’s an effective system, but it’s not the only option out there.

More specifically, you could use ductless heating and air conditioning systems, which adopt a more decentralized approach. Instead of one single unit, it uses multiple units placed throughout your home. Each one functions for a single room or section, distributing the load for the entire home. Ductless systems cost more to install, and they’re not for every household. But if you find that centralized models just aren’t doing the job, you might want to think about the benefits that a ductless system can provide. (more…)