Save Money With a Ductless Heat Pump

July 23rd, 2018

ductless-heat-pump-floor-unitHeat pumps are all the rage, lately. However, you may have heard that they’re one of the more expensive units upfront. This can be a big turn off for many people with a budget. In actuality, budget-minded people should be more enthusiastic about a ductless heat pump. Why?

They’re actually far more efficient than central air conditioners, capable of saving more money in the long-run. In this post, we’ll show you a few of those reasons.

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Suffering From Allergies? Air Cleaning Can Help

July 9th, 2018

Sore twoman-allergieshroat, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sneezing—is it allergy season already?

Living with allergies is simply the worst. Throw asthma in the mix and you’re looking at double trouble.

If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or both, the world outside is full of your enemies: pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and more.

Unfortunately, allergens also collect inside the home. Bad indoor air quality will allow these allergens to stick around longer than they need to, making your own home an allergy trigger.

We can’t control what happens outside, but we can do more to control what happens inside. In this post, we’ll go over how air cleaning can help relieve your allergies.

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Portable Vs. Whole-House Dehumidifiers

June 25th, 2018

portable-dehumidifierA dehumidifier is an excellent supplement to your air conditioning in Beavercreek, OR. But when it comes down to it, many people ask the same question:

“Can’t I just get a portable dehumidifier instead of a whole-house one?”

Instead of trying to convince you one way or the other, we’ve listed several qualities of dehumidifiers and compared how each model performs.

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Here’s How to Tell Whether You Really Need a New AC

June 11th, 2018

air-conditioner-replacementYour AC unit is usually the most expensive mechanical system in your home. That’s why the thought of replacing it strikes fear into the hearts of most homeowners. Even in a moderate climate like Portland’s, however, the temperature will reach 100 degrees a few days every summer, and you don’t want to be without air conditioning. But how do you know you really do need a new AC? We’ll go over the three most important indicators below.   Continue Reading

What Is Radon and Why Is It Dangerous?

May 28th, 2018

radon-testingNo matter where you are, if you turn on a Geiger counter, you’re going to hear a steady but infrequent pattern of clicks. This is termed background radiation and is completely normal. It is what’s found in the environment and comes from natural sources like cosmic radiation and naturally occurring materials such as radium or radon.

Rocks such as limestone, granite, and shale degrade slowly over time, releasing naturally-occurring radiation such as radon. It’s when radon levels exceed norms that you have a problem that needs attention. Continue Reading

The Advantages of the Ductless Heat Pump

May 14th, 2018

ductless-blowerAre you on the market for a new HVAC system? Concerned about which make and model is right for you? You’ll want to make sure that you choose wisely, since that’s a 12-15 year investment and certainly not one that you should make lightly.

There are plenty of options on the market today, and chances are that you may be a bit confused about which type of system is right for your home. We can advise you. Read on to learn more about the advantages installing a ductless heat pump in your house. They make a great fit for homes in Portland.

Right now, you can take advantage of a special promotion: SAVE UP TO $800 OFF a new ductless heat pump! Continue Reading

Indoor Air Quality Improves with Duct Cleaning

April 30th, 2018

duct-cleaning-servicesSpring is here, and for a lot of homes in the area, that means spring cleaning to shake the dust and the dirt off of your furnishings. But while you focus on getting the bulk of your house clean, there’s often one key part that goes overlooked: your ducts, which carry conditioned air from the heater and the air conditioning system through the various rooms of your house.

Dust and dirt can build up inside your ducts quite readily, and getting rid of it takes more than just running the duster across the vents. How do you get at dust lodged inside your system? The answer is a duct cleaning service from trained professionals. They possess the tools, skills, and experience to clear the dust out of your ducts, and in the process keep your home cleaner and your indoor air quality high. Ideally, you should schedule a duct cleaning session for your home every 2-3 years for ideal results. Here’s a quick look at how the process works. Continue Reading

Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair

April 16th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairWith summer on the way, you’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often in the coming weeks until you’re running it all day every day. Air conditioning repair issues have a way of sneaking up on you if you let them.

The good news is that many air conditioners display signs of trouble before they break down. Here’s always the chance of something unexpected happening, of course, but if you can spot the symptoms of trouble early enough, you might be able to stop a big problem while it’s still small. Now is the perfect time of year to plan such an operation: when the weather is still relatively cool and you have time to schedule the repairs at your leisure. Continue Reading

Upgrade Your Air Conditioning System Before Summer Hits

April 2nd, 2018

air-conditioning-fansSpring is here, and summer will be along before you know it. Prudent homeowners will give their air conditioning systems a close look sometime this spring. It will help your unit function more effectively, and cut into those high summer bills.

If you have something more radical in mind, you might look into an upgrade or two to your system. These are options that can lower your energy bills, allow more precise cooling power and generally make your home more comfortable. If that sounds like something your home could use, now is the time to talk about an installation. Continue Reading

Lower the Chances of Heating Repair with Indoor Air Quality Products

March 19th, 2018

heating-repair-optionsWe’re coming to the end of heating season here in Oregon, as spring formally arrives and temperatures start to go up along with it. Ironically, heating repair calls are more common now than any other time of the year, as overworked furnaces start to give out. Even if you haven’t suffered a breakdown in your heating system, it’s usually a good idea to schedule a maintenance session as soon as winter ends: giving the technician a chance to look it over for any problems in need of repair. Continue Reading