The Time for Heating Maintenance Is Now

October 26th, 2020

The fall season is here and many of us are excitedly decorating and preparing our homes for Halloween and the holidays that are soon to follow. We are also getting ready for chillier temperatures and the opportunities it brings to settle in with a good TV show, a hot cup of tea, and a cozy blanket. However you are preparing for this season, there is one thing that you shouldn’t forget to take care of: heating system maintenance.

Maintenance that is performed by an HVAC contractor in Milwaukie, OR can often be what makes or breaks your comfort this season and beyond. That is why now is the best time to get this service taken care of. After all, who doesn’t appreciate the great benefits that a tune-up provides?

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Get You Ducts Cleaned Before Switching On Your Heater

October 12th, 2020

duct-cleaningIt is finally the fall, which means that we are getting ready for cooler weather and fun activities like Halloween decorating. While you are getting your house ready and dusting off your cold-weather clothing, don’t forget to take your home comfort into account. The factors that provided great comfort to you this last summer may not be in such great condition this season. For example, your ductwork may have become much dirtier than it was in spring, to the point where it can hinder your comfort this season.

You want to keep your home comfortable and clean this season. To do that, you may want to include duct cleaning in Portland, OR as part of your maintenance services this year. Here is why maintenance and duct cleaning serves as a great preparatory combination for your home comfort.

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Why You Need Professional AC Installation

September 28th, 2020

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As we’ve seen over the past week or two, our weather can be pretty wild at times. Having a reliable air conditioner in your home is going to be a great help in ensuring that you stay comfortable during any surprise heatwaves that might come our way even as the summer ends. If you need a new system in your home, it will make things a lot easier to schedule a professional air conditioning installation in Milwaukie, OR.

We want to make sure that you know how important it is that you have a professional be the one to perform your system installation. A pro will know exactly how to install your system so that it can start out on the right foot.

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Answering Your Questions: Do You Need AC Repairs?

September 14th, 2020

It may not seem like there will be a break in the high heat we’ve been experiencing around here, but the end is coming. And with the end of the heat, the fall season is going to kick off with more reasonable temperatures … and possibly some pumpkin-flavored goodies. We might even be able to enjoy some days without the air conditioner on!

Speaking of your air conditioner, we want to make sure that your system is still in good shape. While cooler temperatures may be on their way, it doesn’t mean that you should let your AC struggle. If you need an AC repair in Portland, OR, we can help you get the job done. All you have to do is reach out to us.

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How to Tell You Need an Air Purifier

August 31st, 2020

There are plenty of modern, well-built homes here in Portland. Many of these houses come with a great selling point: they are well-sealed, which means they operate far more efficiently than other homes might. This is great news for your monthly bills but not always the best for your indoor air quality.

Well-sealed homes don’t exchange much indoor and outdoor air, and while that makes it easier to control the internal temperature of the home, it also, unfortunately, means that a large variety of airborne particles are in your home to stay once they find a way in. Thankfully, we have solutions that can help you enjoy both the air quality and temperatures you need. In this case, we would recommend an air purifier in Portland, OR.

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Dusty Ductwork Isn’t Good For Your Comfort

August 17th, 2020

ductcleaning-before-afterKeeping our houses clean is a task that we all have to work to do. Dusting countertops and furniture, sweeping, vacuuming, and other activities tackle the dirt and debris that we don’t want in our homes. This is going to be a much tougher challenge if you have to choose between having a comfortable house and a clean one.

If the air in your home seems too dusty to properly deal with, it may mean that your ductwork is working against you. Dirty ducts are going to hinder your indoor air quality and your home comfort unless you address them with our Portland duct cleaning.

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What is Wrong With a Dirty Evaporator Coil?

August 11th, 2020

“A little dirt never hurt anyone.” We’ve all heard this phrase (usually applied to kids trying to get as dirty as possible while playing) but this idea doesn’t apply to your evaporator coil. An air conditioner’s evaporator coil actually needs to stay as clean as possible in order to provide reliable and effective cooling. If this coil gets dirty on the other hand it can cause a variety of problems that require air conditioner repairs in Portland.

If you have a moment and you’re curious as to why this is such a big problem for your home comfort, we’ve provided more information below. Our hope is that this information leaves you better equipped to prevent a dirty evaporator coil issue or, when one pops up, to be able to handle it more quickly.

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What Can I Do to Care For My AC System?

July 20th, 2020

blue-question-markYour air conditioner is important for keeping your home comfortable. Without it, things would be just as bad indoors as they are outdoors. Knowing how important your AC is to your home comfort, you may be wondering what you can do to keep it in great condition.

The first thing you can do is make sure you schedule timely professional air conditioning services with our team of technicians. Professional maintenance and repairs are your best defense against early breakdowns and discomfort. With that said, there are a few small things you can do to help reduce the stress your AC might encounter.

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No Ducts? No Problem! You Can Still Stay Cool

July 6th, 2020

woman-operating-ductless-systemIf your home is on the older side, it may not have ductwork installed in it. Likewise, if your home is a little small, it may not have room for ducts. This can make it tough to get a reliable air conditioning system that can cool the entire house. Portable AC units can only go so far, after all. So when summer temperatures roll around, you may start wondering how you are going to make it until things cool off in fall.

What if we told you that you didn’t have to just make do with those portable AC systems or window units? Believe it or not, you do have an option to help keep you cool without the use of ducts—a ductless mini split air conditioning system. Continue Reading

The Role of Your Refrigerant

June 22nd, 2020

Air conditioners are great inventions that keep our homes cool and comfortable. Modern homeowners usually don’t need to know much about the how and why behind what makes their air conditioners cool their homes. If we asked a random person on the street how an air conditioner worked, we wouldn’t be surprised if the answer was, “Not sure. Maybe, magic?”

That’s okay! It’s our job to know what makes your AC system tick, but we also enjoy sharing that information with you. That is why we want to tell you about one of the key components in your air conditioning system that is responsible for keeping you cool: the refrigerant.

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