Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

No Ducts? No Problem! You Can Still Stay Cool

Monday, 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. (more…)

The Role of Your Refrigerant

Monday, 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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What to Do When You Need a New Air Conditioner

Monday, June 8th, 2020

air-conditioning-repairWhen your air conditioner is ready to retire, you should want to figure out the next step before you completely lose the ability to cool your house. While an air conditioner replacement in Portland isn’t going to be avoidable, there are two ways to go about handling this situation to deal with getting a new system in place.

We’ve described your options below so you can see how best to handle the situation so you can enjoy a comfortable, cool summer this year.

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How to Tell You Need AC Repairs

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Nothing makes getting cool during summer harder than having an air conditioning unit that isn’t operating right. We don’t want you to ignore your system and try to make up the difference, but we also want to warn against jumping straight to the conclusion that an AC on the fritz needs to be replaced. That sweet spot in between is when you contact us to get your system repaired so you can get comfortable again.

Sometimes it can be a little tough to figure out when you need to schedule a repair for your air conditioner in Portland. Thankfully, you aren’t without help. We have listed some of the indicators that you should watch and listen for that will let you know to reach out to our team for help.

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Choosing Between a Heat Pump and Central AC

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Spring is here and with how quickly time seems to pass summer is probably just around the corner. This means you are going to be starting to use your air conditioning system a lot more often. Of course, if you are going to be using your AC system, it means it is going to be important to have a working AC.

Think back to the end of last summer and ask yourself how well your system was operating. Was it doing well, or was it faltering a bit? Or was it barely functioning? If you are leaning on that third option, it means it is likely that you are going to be in the market for an AC replacement. If you are in need of a replacement system, it helps to know what your options are for your next AC.

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The Importance of AC Maintenance Services

Monday, April 13th, 2020

ac-technicianWe may not be seeing a whole lot of warmth right now, or at all, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be making sure that your air conditioner is ready for summer. Getting this done in spring is a great idea since it means you’ll avoid any interruptions in service when things do heat up.

If you haven’t scheduled your maintenance appointment for your air conditioner just yet, we encourage you to do so soon. While some people might not think it is worth their time, we can assure you that maintenance is going to make a huge impact on your comfort and your cash flow when it comes down to the wire this summer.

If your curious as to why, we can break it down for you.

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Choosing the Right Heater for You

Monday, March 16th, 2020

dog-under-blanket-cold-homeMaybe you’ve been struggling to keep warm this winter because you’ve been trying to keep warm with a space heater instead of using your regular heater, since using the central heater would cost far more. Those portable space heaters can be handy in specific circumstances, but they  aren’t a lasting or effective solution to heating your whole home. If you have had to subsidize the heat in your home lately with a small plug-in system, it may mean that you need to replace your overly expensive heating system.

The next question, of course, is which heating system to install in its place? We can help you decide on what system will meet your needs best.

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Handling Radon in Your Home

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

radon-testing-graphicYou know your ducts are clean and your HVAC system is working nicely. The house is comfortable and you have been enjoying relaxing as winter slowly gives way to spring. We don’t want to ruin the mood, but we do want you to keep safe, so we want to ask you a question: with everything you’ve done for your home’s indoor air quality, did you check for the presence of radon?

If this sounds like a somewhat scary question, it’s because the idea of radon in your house isn’t good. This is a gas that can sneak in through your foundation or your water supply and become trapped within your home, creating pretty bad results over time.

If you are concerned about the potential presence of radon in your home, we can help by providing radon testing in Portland and, if needed, mitigation services as well. Read on to learn more about this issue.

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Gas vs. Electric: Which Furnace Works for You?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

blue-question-markWe all know that furnaces are ideal systems for keeping a home warm and comfortable on even the cloudiest and coldest days in Portland. But did you also know that there is more than one type of furnace that can heat your house?

We want to focus on two key furnace types you may want to know about: those powered by natural gas and those powered by electricity only. The question that this creates for you is which one suits your needs better.

If you are trying to determine whether a gas furnace or an electric furnace would be better for your home, you can reach out to us for help. In the interest of providing you with some immediate guidance, we’ve collected some important information we think you should know about choosing furnaces in Portland, OR.

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Ready for a New AC? Why Not Consider a Heat Pump?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

If you are in the market for a new air conditioning system this year, why not consider a heat pump? These systems are extremely efficient, effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (oops, spoilers!) In fact, we can’t see many reasons why homeowners wouldn’t want this type of system in their homes!

Below, we have listed all of the benefits of making the switch to a heat pump (or at least as many as we could think of!) All you have to do is keep reading to find out more — and of course, remember to contact a professional for your AC installation in Portland, OR.

Okay, now where were we? Oh yeah, that’s right: heat pumps!

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