Posts Tagged ‘Beaverton’

Suffering From Allergies? Air Cleaning Can Help

Monday, 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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Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, 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. (more…)

Upgrade Your Air Conditioning System Before Summer Hits

Monday, 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. (more…)

Lower the Chances of Heating Repair with Indoor Air Quality Products

Monday, 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. (more…)

UV Lights Make Your Home Healthier

Monday, June 26th, 2017

UV-air-purifiersSummers in Oregon mean stifling humidity, allergens, and spreading bacteria, as well as high temperatures. That can cause significant problems in your household, from germs spreading to illnesses in sensitive family members. Luckily, there are solutions to such issues, and with the right team on your side, you can get them implemented now, before we get too much further into summer(more…)

Frost on The Coils Spells Trouble for your AC

Monday, April 17th, 2017

ice-on-acYou may have spotted frost on the coils of your air conditioner before while giving the system a look. Most people don’t think much of it. It seems quite logical, after all, since air conditioners are supposed to cool the air. Unfortunately, the presence of frost or ice on the coils is the symptom of a much larger problem that could come back to bite you if you let it. With summer on its way and your air conditioning system called upon increasingly often, now is the time to address this significant problem with your AC. (more…)

Does Your Home Need Duct Repair?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_31113411Most homes in the Beaverton, OR area use centralized furnaces to keep their homes warm in the winter and air conditioners to keep them cool in the summer. Those systems rely upon a series of ducts branching out from the central system itself to the various rooms in your home. Conditioned air (either hot or cold) moves through the ducts, which keeps the temperature steady and ensures that the whole house is heated evenly. Ducts are usually placed in the crawlspace of the walls, the attic, or similar hidden locations. This has the benefit of keeping them safe from harm, but leaks do spring up, and even breaches can affect you from time to time. The good news is that a trained service can usually repair the damage quickly. But before that happens, you need to be able to spot the signs that something is amiss. (more…)

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 Adjust Your HVAC System for Holiday Gatherings

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Thanksgiving is upon us, and you may be hosting friends and family for a holiday gathering this week (or perhaps later in the holidays). That can have a subtle yet undeniable impact on your HVAC system — rarely an emergency, but certainly something that you can mitigate to lower costs and help your home be as comfortable as possible for your guests. Here in Beaverton, OR, temperatures are falling by the day, and it’s likely to be fairly cold once Turkey Day arrives. Here are a few tips to help make your home the perfect environment for your get-together. (more…)

Infrared Space Heaters Address a Number of Problems

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Winters are cold enough in Beaverton, OR to devote some serious thought to your home’s heating system. You need a system that can meet your specific needs, not just one that does a generic “okay” job. The more efficient your heater is and the more tailored to the specifics of your household, the less it tends to cost you in wasted energy. (more…)